It’s not easy to Be Fearless, but it is necessary if we are going to develop breakthrough approaches to social change. Indeed, the need for transformative solutions grows more pressing every day—whether it is battling inequality, changing policy on climate change, eradicating disease or forging solutions to one of the many other chronic challenges we are currently facing.

Through our work at the Case Foundation, we have collaborated with some of today’s most fearless organizations and individuals in the social sector… those who are taking risks, being bold and failing forward. We have curated a list featuring 50 of these changemakers that are on Twitter so that we can inspire, encourage and learn from one another in our efforts to create impact.

We recognize that there are thousands of others who are actively participating in this conversation on Twitter… so if you want to shine a spotlight on others supporting this network, please let us know on Twitter using @CaseFoundation and the hashtag #BeFearless.

And don’t forget to keep in touch with the Case Foundation and our own fearless team! @CaseFoundation   @JeanCase   @SteveCase   Full Team List


Be Fearless Influencers*:

(In no particular order… And remember, you can access every Twitter handle on this list with one easy click through our Be Fearless Twitter List.)

Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength’s #NoKidHungrycampaign aims to end child hunger in the US. 
Global Health Corps
Building the #nextgen of #globalhealthleaders & mobilizing the movement for#healthequity.
Ben Jealous
Partner, Kapor Capital. Former President & CEO, NAACP.
Abigail V Noble
CEO, @theImPact (…b4: Head, Impact Investing @WEF @davos; b4: Head, Africa & LatAm @schwabfound) Love#impactinvesting #globetrotting
City Year DC
Our @AmeriCorpsmembers are working hard to #makebetterhappen serving students to keep them in school and on track to graduation in our nation’s capital
Patty Stonesifer
Martha’s Table chief volunteer, ex- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, world’s best grandmother
Darren Walker
President of @FordFoundation. Change happens by putting people at the center.#socialchange #philanthropy
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) is a venture philanthropy organization that drives cutting-edge research and treatments for brain cancer.
Inner City Advisors
ICA selects, manages and prepares high-impact entrepreneurs to create good jobs for people with high barriers to employment.
Sue Desmond-Hellmann
CEO of @GatesFoundation, MD, MPH
B Corporation
The Official Twitter Feed of B Corporations, companies using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems #BtheChange
The official Twitter for @USAID’s Global Development Lab; using science, tech, innov. & partnership to #endpoverty
Sheel Tyle
VC & activist | board @andela @learnup@bcnanyc | investor @snapdeal @mark43@robinhoodapp @casper | ‘What matters is courage & commitment, not might or wealth’
Levi Strauss Foundation
Driving pioneering social change by funding community programs that advance justice and provide opportunities for disadvantaged people around the globe.
Krochet Kids intl.
We are a lifestyle brand & an innovative non-profit. Our mission is to empower people to rise above poverty. #knowwhomadeit #worldsgreatestbeanie
Kapor Center
The Kapor Center is relentlessly pursuing creative strategies to leverage tech for positive, progressive change.
Supply chain software for the developing world: |
Consumer Health Foundation
The Consumer Health Foundation envisions a region and nation in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live a healthy and dignified life.
Global Press Institute
GPI uses journalism as a development tool to educate and employ women in developing media markets to produce quality news that catalyzes social change.
Barbara Van Dahlen
Founder of @GiveanHour. Coordinating communities to meet the MH needs of military service personnel, veterans & their families. Named to 2012 #TIME100.
Jonny Dorsey
I mostly praise great people and RT about social justice, policy, politics, and good beer. I’m obsessed with engaging my generation tackling big problems.
SalesForce Foundation
Connect to your customers in a whole new way. Stay up-to-date on news, announcements, and innovation
YouthBuild USA
Rebuilding Our Communities and Our Lives | 110,000+ young leaders
Kresge Foundation
We’re working to expand opportunities through grantmaking and social investing. #socinv #impinv
Lisa Sherman
CEO of @AdCouncil….believe in using super powers for good…
Richard Branson
Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes at @virgin!
Water for People
4 Million People | 9 Countries | Access to safe water and sanitation for generations to come.Jess Knox
Steven Olikara
Founder/President, Millennial Action Project @MActionProject creating post-partisan next-gen leadership. #FutureCaucus @TrumanScholars@UdallAlumni @UWMadison.
Mary Grove
Director of @GoogleforEntrep. Co-founder @siliconnstars. Passionate about building community. Love travel, technology, sunshine.
Baltimore Corps
Building Baltimore’s next generation leadership.
Open Road Alliance
Open Road Alliance partners with high achieving non-profit organizations to turn unforeseen circumstances into positive impact.
Fail Forward
Innovation involves risk, which involves failure.
Pattie Sellers
Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune, Executive Director of Live Content at Time Inc. Co-founder of Fortune MPW. Connector of people who spread the global good
Ross Baird
Executive Director of @villagecapital; also teach at @UVA. Enable entrepreneurs to solve major global problems. Big fan of @UVa basketball, @braves.
Derrick Feldmann
President of Achieve (@achieve_consult) | Researcher for The Millennial Impact ( ) | Author of Social Movements for Good
Heron Foundation
Investing in enterprise as if people matter, challenging the rules of philanthropy, and tweeting for a whole economy. Retweets do not equal endorsements
Michael Smith
Special Assistant to @POTUS & Sr. Director of @Cabinet Affairs for#MyBrothersKeeper.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
‪President & CEO, @newamerica. Former Princeton Prof & Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Dept. Mother. Mentor. Foodie. Author. Foreign policy curator.
Melinda Gates
Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, businesswoman, and mother. Dedicated to helping all people lead healthy, productive lives.
Earl Robinson
CEO, New Orleans Startup Fund & PowerMoves.NOLA: Providing underrepresented, early-stage treps with access to capital, guidance and a national ecosystem.
Surdna Foundation
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States
Neil Blumenthal
Loves helping people see – co-founder & co-ceo of @WarbyParker, former director of @VisionSpring, husband of @CricketsCircle
Alexandra P. Cart
Cofounder @MadeiraGlobal. Adventure Enthusiast. Animal lover. #AdoptDontShop #Impact #ESG
George Stone
Editor in Chief, National Geographic Travel ( )
Joelle Emerson
Founder & ceo at @prdgm, using data & social science to drive diversity. former women’s rights lawyer. lover of innovative ideas, snacks, and oxford commas.
Kesha Cash
Partner & Director of Investments @ Impact America Fund.
YWCA of Northwest Georgia
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Jeff Bezos
Amazon, Blue Origin, Washington Post
Charisse Lillie
Dedicated to empowering diverse communities as VP of @ComcastImpact+ President of the @ComcastFoundation. Proud #Wesleyan,#TempleLaw + #YaleLaw Alum.
The West Foundation
A private grantmaking foundation supporting grassroots international development.



*This list is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not include endorsement by the Foundation.

Photo Credit: Miguel Nuñez