The following is a regularly updated list of the top nonprofits on social media.

Note: Colleges, universities, and churches were not evaluated for this list. For a legend explaining how the rankings are computed, scroll down past the list.

Last updated Spring 2016

Social Media Rank (Spring 2016)

RankOrganizationFacebookTwitter
1.00National Geographic Society40.6M Likes11.5M Followers
2.00Ted Talks9M Likes7.3M Followers
3.00United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)6M Likes5.4M Followers
4.00National Public Radio - NPR4.8M Likes5.9M Followers
5.00WikiLeaks3.1M Likes3M Followers
6.00Public Broadcasting Service2.6M Likes2.2M Followers
7.00Human Rights Watch (HRW)2.1M Likes2.8M Followers
8.00Museum of Modern Art1.9M Likes2.5M Followers
9.00People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)4M Likes642K Followers
10.00World Bank PNGO Project1.9M Likes1.7M Followers
11.00Do Something2.2M Likes797K Followers
12.00Metropolitan Museum of Art1.6M Likes1.1M Followers
13.00Save the Children1.5M Likes1.4M Followers
14.00Human Rights Campaign2.3M Likes589K Followers
15.00Livestrong1.6M Likes1M Followers
16.00World Wildlife Fund1.9M Likes689K Followers
17.00UN Commission on Human Rights/UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)1.4M Likes1.4M Followers
18.00Gates Foundation1.2M Likes1.7M Followers
19.00United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees1.1M Likes2M Followers
20.00Humane Society of the United States2.5M Likes370K Followers
21.00ONE1.1M Likes909K Followers
22.00Cleveland Clinic Foundation1.5M Likes556K Followers
23.00Amnesty International1.1M Likes744K Followers
24.00St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital1.9M Likes399K Followers
25.00Operation Blessing International Relief2M Likes346K Followers
26.00Invisible Children3M Likes248K Followers
27.00Amnesty International USA793K Likes1.8M Followers
28.00American Red Cross725K Likes2.6M Followers
29.00Mayo Foundation833K Likes1.3M Followers
30.00Doctors Without Borders1.2M Likes534K Followers
31.00American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)1.5M Likes310K Followers
32.00American Cancer Society1.1M Likes635K Followers
33.00World Food Program USA750K Likes1.2M Followers
34.00World Vision USA1.1M Likes569K Followers
35.00Stand Up To Cancer (Entertainment Industry Foundation)1.3M Likes275K Followers
36.00Nature Conservancy850K Likes513K Followers
37.00National Wildlife Federation1.1M Likes401K Followers
38.00Smithsonian Institute452K Likes2.3M Followers
39.00Green Peace475K Likes1.5M Followers
40.00American Museum of Natural History903K Likes282K Followers
41.00Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation2M Likes118K Followers
42.00Samaritan's Purse1.2M Likes163K Followers
43.00Focus on the Family2.6M Likes84.3K Followers
44.00In Touch Ministries1.2M Likes160K Followers
45.00Oceana752K Likes241K Followers
46.00Our Daily Bread Ministries (RBC Ministries)2.5M Likes75.7K Followers
47.00Make-A-Wish811K Likes202K Followers
48.00AARP1.4M Likes99.9K Followers
49.00Billy Graham Evangelistic Association2.2M Likes77.7K Followers
50.00American Heart Association813K Likes201K Followers
51.00ACLU668K Likes257K Followers
52.00CARE406K Likes657K Followers
53.00Charity: Water331K Likes1.5M Followers
54.00USO845K Likes129K Followers
55.00Rotary Foundation of Rotary International452K Likes303K Followers
56.00Natural Resources Defense Council564K Likes195K Followers
57.00New York Public Library244K Likes1.4M Followers
58.00Sierra Club521K Likes190K Followers
59.00Feeding America569K Likes168K Followers
60.00National Audubon Society778K Likes96.1K Followers
61.00American Diabetes Association657K Likes105K Followers
62.00Kiva281K Likes571K Followers
63.00Planned Parenthood Federation of America406K Likes205K Followers
64.00Sea Shepherd Conservatory Society385K Likes238K Followers
65.00Safe Kids Worldwide1.1M Likes60.2K Followers
66.00Compassion International383K Likes217K Followers
67.00Special Olympics749K Likes82.1K Followers
68.00Alzheimer's Association697K Likes81.1K Followers
69.00Habitat for Humanity491K Likes111K Followers
70.00Council on Foreign Relations317K Likes277K Followers
71.00Creative Commons228K Likes602K Followers
72.00Art Institute of Chicago408K Likes141K Followers
73.00Friends of the National Zoo427K Likes125K Followers
74.00Metropolitan Opera362K Likes184K Followers
75.00National Parks Conservation Association382K Likes148K Followers
76.00The Center for Strategic and International Studies343K Likes175K Followers
77.00The Trevor Project315K Likes220K Followers
78.00Monterey Bay Aquarium575K Likes78.6K Followers
79.00Defenders of Wildlife629K Likes67.7K Followers
80.00LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)395K Likes106K Followers
81.00Zoological Society of San Diego552K Likes77.9K Followers
82.00Disabled American Veterans1.3M Likes41.1K Followers
83.00Girl Effect330K Likes172K Followers
84.00Farm Sanctuary466K Likes80.9K Followers
85.00March of Dimes619K Likes58.1K Followers
86.00The Zakat Foundation of America691K Likes52.3K Followers
87.00Oxfam International152K Likes750K Followers
88.00Columbus Zoo and Aquarium346K Likes92.1K Followers
89.00Walk Free6.2M Likes24.8K Followers
90.00Girl Scouts of the USA406K Likes61.7K Followers
91.00International Fund for Animal Welfare535K Likes53.8K Followers
92.00Women for Women International318K Likes88.9K Followers
93.00Children's Hospital (Boston)744K Likes40.7K Followers
94.00Conservation International Foundation256K Likes108K Followers
95.00Museum of Fine Arts, Boston272K Likes98.5K Followers
96.00Teach for America234K Likes137K Followers
97.00North Shore Animal League America653K Likes41.6K Followers
98.00Boy Scouts of America374K Likes59.4K Followers
99.00International Rescue Committee261K Likes92.6K Followers
100.00National FFA Foundation337K Likes62K Followers

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

  • Thousands of nonprofit organizations are reviewed in a preliminary screening to determine if their statistics are competitive enough to be ranked.
  • 500 organizations are then selected to be ranked.
  • Data is collected for each nonprofit for Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers.
  • For each of the 6 measured criteria, each organization is ranked in comparison to all other nonprofit organizations being evaluated.
  • A composite rank for each nonprofit is determined by giving by 50% weight to Facebook Likes and 50% to Twitter Followers
  • The top 50 organizations are published.