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11 Must-Follow Nonprofits on Instagram

August 5, 2012

For the mobile social media manager, Instagram is a must-download photo-sharing smartphone app – and with more than 80 million users who to date have shared over four billion photos – its quickly becoming a community that early adopter nonprofits have added to their regular list of must-do’s. The social networking component of Instagram is smartphone-based and most of the interactions you have will occur in the palm of your hand as you share your nonprofit’s story on the go, but numerous third-party apps, such as Webstagram and Followgram (the latter being my first choice… less obtrusive ads, but it was down when I was writing this blog ), have used the Instagram API to bring to enable easy Web viewing.

All that said, the 11 nonprofits featured below are pioneering the use of Instagram. To see more nonprofits utilizing Instagram, follow me at where I only follow nonprofits.  Finally, to learn more about Instagram and other photo-sharing tools, please see the upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Pinterest and Utilize Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling.

1. Brooklyn Museum ::

2. Greenpeace Australia ::

3. Heal the Bay ::

4. Keep A Breast Foundation ::

5. National Association for the Advanced of Colored People (NAACP) ::

6. Nashville Symphony ::

7. National Geographic ::

8. National Public Radio (NPR) ::

9. San Diego Zoo ::

10. Surfrider Foundation ::

11. ::

Related Link:
Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Pinterest and Utilize Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

21 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    August 5, 2012 12:12 pm

    Film Society of Lincoln Center (@filmlinc) has a good instagram.

  2. August 6, 2012 11:56 am

    Thanks for shout out! Stoked to be in such good company.

  3. August 7, 2012 9:03 am

    Thank you for the support! Social good FTW!

  4. August 7, 2012 11:25 am

    Thanks for the shout-out guys, much appreciated.

  5. August 8, 2012 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the props! Keep up the great work everyone

  6. September 17, 2012 6:07 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! Our Instagram strategy is just getting stated!

  7. November 29, 2012 12:17 am

    Hi, thanks for sharing such useful post. I love to share photos using Instagram. Now I got to know about sharing for non-profitable one.

  8. December 2, 2012 12:10 pm

    Don’t forget @LincolnCenter (


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