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Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Tags: community strategy campaigns lists twitter Media. Volunteers.

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Tags: community strategy campaigns lists twitter Media. Volunteers.

Eight Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make When They First Join Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

@NonprofitOrgs only follows nonprofit organizations, nonprofit staff, nonprofit service providers, and activists on Twitter. Twitter

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, TweetsGiving , raised $11,000 to build a classroom in Tanzania using Twitter to spread messages of thanks and opportunities to donate.  

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HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Example Tweets: Good use of Twitter Lists by @ NationalNOW to organize NOW chapters @ NationalNOW/nowchapters !

Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

NetWits

Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day. As part of the LIVESTRONG Action campaign the LIVE STRONG day is focused on unifying people from all around the world through local events and activities that celebrate cancer survivorship. It’s also designed to generate awareness and foster support so the world can be freed from cancer.

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Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation. Using Twitter search or other tools, you can watch news and updates about the election in Iran by using #IranElection; or, find interesting people to follow and connect with using #FollowFriday to peruse the recommendations that pile up on Fridays.

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t break the news on Twitter or if you’re 4 hours behind on the Next Big Thing. Blogger.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tags: Blogging Twitter

Social Media Strategy: United Methodist Church and 10THOUSANDDOORS

NetWits

Their new site goes far beyond a Facebook page or Twitter account. What they’ve done is create a “social media mashup” – Google Friend Connect, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iLike and more. The United Methodist Church recently launched a site with social media at its heart! Why’d they take this approach you ask

Ways To Use Twitter Lists for Your Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter Lists: A Natural Evolution of Internet List Culture. This gives us a number of ways to look at Twitter lists and their potential.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Twitter Search. To get a feed of the Twitter conversations, visit: [link].  Getting Started. Finding Feeds. Blogs. Add Feeds to Netvibes.

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of their  newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign? dm4V4. Housekeeping

This Twitter Fundraisers, Next Year FourSquare Fundraisers.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, Pete Cashmore had a piece on CNN " Next Year's Twitter? Foursquare " predicting that FourSquare will be the darling of 2010.

13 Twitter Search Examples for Nonprofits

NetWits

Twitter search is a pretty amazing resource that most have yet to tap into. Twitter search isn’t searching web pages and it doesn’t take days/weeks for your tweets to show up in the results. Why do I think it’s amazing you ask? Well, because it’s nearly real time and driven completely by humans.

Why Twitter Matters

NetWits

The Social Networking tool Twitter has become a mainstay in my daily routine. Twitter helps me do this. Twitter gives me access to these people. I’ll admit, it took me a while to “get it”, but once I made a decision to figure out the tool and the space it all started to make sense

Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts for Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are no official rules, although there is some great advice in the O'Reilly Twitter Book on this topic for corporate examples.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Avi Kaplan and Stacey Monk - Examples of Metrics for Twitter Campaign ( 1 2 3 ) Rachel Happe, Collecting All Social Media Metrics. Resources.

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Twitteracy (Twitter Literacy)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Twitter Book - A Sneak Preview View more presentations from oreillymedia. Howard Rheingold has an interesting post titled "Twitter Literacy ( I refuse to Make Up a Twittery Name for It ). Rheingold points to some research data from Nielsen that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month. 

Successful organizations on Twitter: Wellstone Action

Frogloop

Deanna Zandt (DZ): How long have you been on Twitter? DZ: Was there any organizational resistance to Twitter (or other social media)?

Hugh Jackman Makes $100,00 Donation Using Twitter

Have Fun - Do Good

What are you favorite ways that people are doing good with Twitter? Hugh Jackman donation Twitter Ryan Seacrest

The Twitter Book: Must-Read Book for Simple, Practical Advice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Anyway, this small book about Twitter is packed with simple, practical advice for getting you up to speed quickly.   It is one of better designed how-to tech books I've ever seen. Twitter for Business. But, the book also inspired me to improve my Twitter use.  Tags: twitter It's a quick read, I read it in an hour. 

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  One example recently was I post I wrote about a Twitter tool.  Photo by RedRaspus.

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10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Twitter Twitter, oh such a trendsetter these days between Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN. The Twitter community likes to be engaged. 4.

Is Someone Else Using Your Twitter Hashtag?

Wild Apricot Blog

An interesting question on Twitter hashtags came from one of our readers last week — "Our organization has been using a certain hashtag on Twitter. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Twitter social media Now another organization has started to use the same hashtag. How can we handle that?".( read more ).

Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. 9. Twitter lists. 3. Tags: Tools facebook top10 twitter Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. All of the games on Facebook. 8. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. 7. Realtime search. 4.

Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The "is Twitter a strategy or tool debate" was fueled as Twitter got lots of attention (and  hype ) as part of the coverage of last week's protests in Moldova.    Ivan Boothe points out in his post " The Fire and Food: Why There's No Such Thing As A Twitter Revolution ," the real-time use of Twitter as an organizing tool is a not revolution.

TweetsGiving 2009: What Nonprofit Tech Are You Thankful For?

Tech Soup Blog

Tweetsgiving is using micro-blogging tool Twitter to raise money for a classroom in Tanzania. What, pray tell is that, you might be asking?

Can Small Nonprofits Reap Success With Social Media? (Giving away a copy of Twitter for Dummies)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you could win a copy of " Twitter for Dummies " that the good folks from Wiley just sent me. Tags: twitter With the big holiday charitable giving season just around the corner, there's a host of cause-related giving campaigns waiting in software launch and nonprofits gearing up for their end-of-the-year efforts. 

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Tech Soup Blog

This could happen to any nonprofit or company storing data this way. As we've seen over and over, it's amazingly easy to guess or steal passwords.

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Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Deanna Zandt (DZ): How long have you been on Twitter? DZ: Was there any organizational resistance to Twitter (or other social media)?

Things To Do In Twitter

Connection Cafe

I like Twitter , personally. Twitter has had a banner 2008. Twitter can be overwhelming. In fact, I know I’m not alone.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

" They probably said the same thing about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. 38 nonprofits in the analysis had at least one online gift of $20,000 of more so far in 2009.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About

NTEN

And now there's VOIP, SMS, Twitter, and more. Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics. Make Al Gore proud!

Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework. have found that first-timer find social media confusing because of two reasons. The First C: Content.

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Twestival: Here Comes Everyone To Raise Money On Twitter for Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Back in November, I wrote a post " Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With Twitter." 

23 Years Ago Today and How Not To Pitch A Blogger Redux (And Twitter pitches too)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of this applies to twitter as well.   Saying thank you Twitter is easy with a retweet. Kevin Bondelli has more advice. 3. 

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are the best strategies for engaging people on Twitter/Facebook? They did a lot of listening and searching for local Twitter users. 

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Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TweetsGiving 2009. This transition began a year ago as Twitter came into its own as a charitable gift spreader. twitter