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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

It's very easy to expand on your posts to Twitter to populate content for other social media like Facebook. Author: Robyn Mendez.

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11 Ways Your Museum Should be using Twitter

Connection Cafe

” In it the authors discussed how you should use social media at a nonprofit and it made me curious about how museums are using Twitter.

Five Twitter Mistakes You Might Be Making

NonProfit Hub

There’s no doubt that Twitter can be an effective way to engage with your constituents and spread the word about your cause. No need to worry.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter. Tag, you’re it. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions. business, based in Austin, Texas. Introduction. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality. "soft skills" in managing people. desired soft skills. Be There.

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An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Note: this is a geeky post that assumes familiarity with Twitter. If you are new to Twitter, please check out this post for more context.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! Interestingly enough, the entry has the following tags and sums up our global confusion about what mentoring is. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Mentoring Is.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


Many relevant follows will follow back, thus building up your Twitter audience. It could be every 2 or 3 years. Define your mission and goals.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. That's, of course, if the tag used is unique enough. Photo by Mansikka.

10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An online database of Twitter Apps called oneforty currently lists almost 2,900 third-party Twitter Apps. Tags: Twitter

Fundraising and Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

That's why Pamela Grow has organized #smNPchat, a weekly Twitter chat designed to help small nonprofits with fundraising and marketing questions.( If your nonprofit is a small "one-person shop" - you're doing it all, alone - then social media can be your best friend. read more ).

New Twitter Tool Mailana Helps Me Visualize Strong Ties In My Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

to learn more about the methodology) of your twitter friends with search. Here's a mosaic: Get your twitter mosaic here. Jonathon D.

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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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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 !

Four reasons your Executive Director should be on Twitter

John Haydon

Four reasons EDs should be on Twitter. Tags: Twitter Tips listening Twitter They need to get their hands dirty. Too busy?

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29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tags: Blogging Twitter Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. Please follow: 1.

Four Reasons Why Blog Post Titles Matter

John Haydon

Twitter Killed Your Poem. Your Website Blog Post Titles blogging tips Title Tags wordpressObvious, right? But why?

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.

Geoff Livingston on Twitter’s new nonprofit program (video)

John Haydon

Tags: Twitter Tips fundraising hope140 Twitter

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. 

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are your best Twitter moderation techniques? Has your nonprofit done an online Twitter chat?  Tags: Engagement

Serendipity and Twitter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As a tech guy who also plays a social entrepreneur, I often get asked by my SE buddies about what are the practical use of a tool like Twitter.

How Twitter Makes Vegetarians Happy at the #10NTC


Since we first used Twitter at the 2007 NTC in Washington DC, it has exploded into the public consciousness. Here's where the story gets good.

How to use Hootsuite to manage Twitter and Facebook (Video 1 of 3)

John Haydon

Tags: Twitter Tips facebook tips hootsuite Twitter This is the first of three videos I’ll be publishing over the next week.

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Twitter Is A Network Weaver's Best Friend

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the ideas that she covered is the practice of making introductions or " closing the triangle."  I was reflecting on that and how Twitter can really facilitate network weaving.  Tags: network weaving How would I describe June Holley? She's the guru of network weaving and walks on water. So, decided to write this post!

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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.

Social bookmarking: keeping me organized one tag at a time


It was fairly intuitive to tag resources based on their topic. But, the more I dived in, learned more, and began to prioritize different things, my tagging scheme shifted throughout the whole process (for example, to start I had twitter also tagged with microblog, but in the end I decided to put it in with socialnetworking).

Twitter on Twitter

NCE Social Media

Twitter just had a conference, for people who develop applications for Twitter, called Chirp. from the music group Black Eyed Peas discussing how Twitter allows him to engage with his constituents through social media. Tags: Microblog Tools chirp ev twitter Video’s almost 45 minutes in length.

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? Tags: LBSN What's a location-based social network? 

A Twitter follower is worth $0.24

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All communications were strictly limited to my blog, Twitter and Facebook. Two donors were former colleagues who also have Twitter accounts.

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 ).

20,000 Nonprofit Organizations on Twitter!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I just followed my 20,000th nonprofit organization on Twitter at @ NonprofitOrgs ! started the profile 18 months ago with the primary mission to only “Follow&# nonprofits in order to serve as a portal to nonprofit organizations on Twitter. Twitter Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. Tags: Twitter

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. 

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits


While it’s easy setup a Twitter account and start tweeting, it’s much more difficult to tie that activity back to outcomes.

Twitter Chats As Pre-Survey For A Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

list of active Twitter users who do summer learning programs and their members. Tags: Training Design chat summer learning twitterchat

Twitter Lists

NCE Social Media

Back in November, I wrote about the introduction of Twitter lists. wanted to share this helpful video on Twitter lists. Now that Twitter lists have matured over 3+ months, people are finally figuring out their true impact. Are you on any Twitter lists? Do you use them?


Meeting @hardlynormal: Homeless Activist on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tags: freeagent Photo with Mark Horvath, @hardlynormal We did three things while we were in Santa Monica - visited the Getty, road the Ferris Wheel on the Pier, and had coffee with Mark Horvath, an advocate for homeless who uses social media.

Twitter Tip for Networked Nonprofits: Follow the Few To Get To the Many

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

know I am finding good people to follow on Twitter by the number of great exchanges that emerge on many topics. Source: Valdis Krebs.

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.

Guest Post by Tom Dawkins: Ashoka’s use of Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth:   Ashoka's Twitter account was placed on the Twitter Suggested List about the same time as my account.    Tom Dawkins, who is responsible for Ashoka Tweets, offered to write a guest post reflecting on some best practices for using Twitter. We wanted to continue to play this role on Twitter.