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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

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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What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are many adhoc Twitter hashtags where nonprofits, foundations, social entrepeneurs, and others are sharing resources or having conversations. 

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Policy makers, another target audience, were also using Twitter as a communications channel. Encourage setting up Twitter Lists and Hashtags.

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 !

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Seth writes “Take a look at the top 100 twitter users in terms of followers. Author: Jordan Viator. None of them are non-profits.

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

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

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

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.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tags: Blogging Twitter

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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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.

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.

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.

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Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter

AFP Blog

Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter: "Yesterday, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google's Blogger were targeted yesterday by a person or persons unknown in a denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which attempted to silence the voice of one individual.

How to automate DMs on Twitter and still have The Force be with you

John Haydon

For the past few months I have been using an auto-DM on Twitter despite the popular opinion that they are evil, and that if you use one, you are a self-centered marketing moron. also found a survey on the topic: The Social Media Club found that 295 of 365 Twitter users “ Hate it, wish it would go away.&#. How to be useful.

More From #P2P15 | The Most Tweetable Peer to Peer Moments

Connection Cafe

Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cycle for Survival and St Jude’s Give Thanks Walk both started modestly in 2009, but are now raising millions of dollars.

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

This is a story of a blog. In a matter of a few hours, most of Cancún’s resort beach had been sucked away and dumped on the sea bed. Cue sunset.

Twitter Lists

NCE Social Media

Twitter unleashed its lists to the general public last week. You can also see who has placed your Twitter feed into a list. John Haydon , a social media nonprofit expert thinks that Twitter lists will positively impact your nonprofit. Twitter lists will give users additional ways to create value for their followers.

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? often tell clients and readers on Frogloop, that it’s important to be where your audiences are which includes social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Since you don’t own the data, you wouldn’t be able to salvage it.

Twitter Blog

AFP Blog

Twitter Blog: "Now that we know more about how Twitter is being used, we've made changes to our Terms of Service—these are the basic rules that go along with using Twitter. The revisions more appropriately reflect the nature of Twitter and convey key issues such as ownership.

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.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/17

NTEN

We're sending you Second Life for Dummies , by Sarah Robbins and Mark Bell, courtesy of Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishers.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

Frogloop

Twitter Twitter, oh such a trendsetter these days between Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN. The entire world seems to be fixated on Twitter and for good reason. Twitter is a great way to spread your message and brand your campaign, while building a community. The Twitter community likes to be engaged. Agreed! 2.

The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter? Twitter’s most Suggested Users (Comprised of Famous People and News Networks) are Less ReTweetable. You should follow Frogloop on Twitter here. Dan Zarrella says yes and has been studying the " Science of ReTweeting " for the past nine months. Calls to Action Work.

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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.

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!

2009 DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org.   The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again!  All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country. 

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.

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.

Twitter 101 for Nonprofits

NetWits

Twitter is one of the fastest growing social networks in the world ( Mashable ). We’ve talked about Why Twitter Matters a bit, but there’s so much more that we can learn from what nonprofits are doing.

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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Social Learning Isn't Just for Kids: Learning in Public at Conferences and Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter Training Notes and Audio File. Agenda with Twitter IDs. Photo by Justin Benttinen. My reflections are here. Deployment Packet.

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

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Twitter. Websites: First and foremost: Your Website is You, Online! For many friends, your website is your organization. Some website tools: 1.

How to get Started on Twitter

NCE Social Media

Here’s a nice story with detailed instructions on how to get started on Twitter. Tags: Education and Training Microblog Tools CIO mcdonell twitter Hat tip to Steve McDonell.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Details: Date: May 12, 2009. You can also join us on Facebook , Twitter , Delicious , LinkedIn. You get Women Who Tech. Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. Location: global (telephone and web). WWT in UK!