An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

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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. Dear Museums on Twitter, Thanks for experimenting in a new and largely uncharted online environment.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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ASAE 2008 Here I come!

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Follow the Twitter backchannel , and join the TextMob. The Twitter channel will give you the scoop on behind the scenes stuff, but you can't really converse with it or with everyone on it as a group (you can of course talk to any individual from the group that you choose to follow).

Wild Apricot Blog : An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags

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Twitter is the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland

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" I keep thinking the community on twitter or the village is like that too. Photo by Bob Z. At the last "follow the leader" session, John Smith from CpSquared said, "Communities of Practice are like a Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland."

For ASAE members: Countdown to ASAE 2008

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MADDIE'S TOP TEN THINGS TO PLAN TO DO AT ASAE 2008 (sort of in date order): - Ummmm. Make sure you follow @asaecenter08 for the Twitter backchannel for all the gossip and meetups - Bring a camera and upload your pics during the meeting to ASAE's flickr channel !

2008's most popular posts

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I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. Just want to get crackin' part 2 Just get crackin' part 3 Just get crackin' part 4 - guerrilla social media warfare in large organizations Free is the Future Generosity as a business model "Free is the future" - more on generosity as a business model More on Free is the Future - the six kinds of "free" Free is the Future redux On Twitter Don't get Twitter?

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11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

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In the same way that Twitter forced me to rethink online messaging in 2008 and onward, Pinterest has made it abundantly clear that expecting our online supporters and donors to read even only 140-characters can sometimes be too much to ask. Tweeted on Twitter by Rock the Vote.

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Check the nonprofit pulse.

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Potentially awesome Twitter-based mashup is here. Created by Eduardo Bejar @edobejar , it tracks what non-profit twitterers are talking about and what links they are sharing. This is a mashup that tracks messages shared at Twitter ("tweets") by people working or related to the nonprofit area, worldwide. It was created to provide an instant glimpse of what is being discussed, shared or mentioned on Twitter, today by these users.

Twitter Demographics.

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I've been looking for Twitter demographic profiles and just discovered this post from Compete analyzing some recent Twitter data. Here's another survey of how people are using Twitter.

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

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How Twitter can help nonprofits spread their message and inform their supporters. From what I’m finding there are a lot of nonprofits that know about Twitter , but have no idea what to do with it. Twitter is an incredible tool that let’s you do two major things. Which means you might be missing what the tool can do for you! To show you how it can be useful let’s look at a few real life examples

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Using Twitter for the First Time

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My first few weeks on Twitter Let's begin by saying everyone should at least give Twitter a shot - It can be a valuable tool in your social networking tool belt. Now on to my humble beginnings – When I first heard about Twitter I was quick to get an account at twitter.com. Once my account was set up I began ‘tweeting’ for the first time! The first few months were relatively uneventful and purposeless.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

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Set up Twitter searches and see if people are "tweeting" about your organization or industry. Bonus Tip: Rather than email alerts, you can use a feed reader like Google Reader to collect all of your listening alerts and searches from Google, blog search engines and Twitter into one place. Maybe folks are discussing your industry on Twitter and you're ready to add your two cents. Your audience may not be ready to create content on social networks, blogs, or Twitter.

Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Twitter Voter Report Wiki

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It’s called Twitter Voter Report and it brings together a team of techies, Twitter users and a Wiki to aggregate information on voting day. From their website: On November 4th 2008, millions of Americans will go to over 200,000 distinct voting locations and using different systems and machinery to vote. You can follow the project on Twitter: @voterreport.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

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For example, you can use Twitter as both a listening tool and for participation. You can listen with google alerts, technorati, twitter, and RSS readers. Tools to help you participate are Twitter and Co-Comment. Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it?

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

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Observe is his photos in flickr , read his blog , follow him on Twitter , join his Ning community , and learn why you should care about poverty. Use Twitter to share a good article on poverty (and reducing it). Use Twitter to share one important fact about poverty.

A Roundup of New Year's Predictions, Resolutions, and Best Of 2008

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Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. 1. Best of Social Media, Nonprofits, and Social Actions for 2008: You'll find a couple of " best of social media 2008 " lists around from social media gurus. Flickr Photo from Bearman 2007.

So Easy, a Chicken Could Do It: frogloop 2008 Reader Survey - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Working Wikily: Establishing A Giving or Gifting Culture in Wiki Community

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So, I asked Dave via Twitter " Wow do you build a giving culture on a wiki?" If you have kids, you probably also read bedtime stories to them. In our house, we've read everything from Horton Hears a Who to Good Night Moon.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With Twitter

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Great material re Twitter fundraising From Beth KanterBeth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With Twitter: "Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With TwitterLast August, I saw the impact of Twitter's velocity first-hand with a fundraising experiment

Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

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Micro-blogging website Twitter has seen an upsurge in traffic from Hispanic and African-American audiences. Then late in 2007 and throughout 2008, the spam on Myspace started to become overwhelming, while at the same time the naysayers and fearmongers were growing larger and louder.

Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter - Philanthropy.com

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Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter - Philanthropy.com: "Fund Raising at the Speed of TwitterTwitter — mini-blogs updated via text message — can raise money fast from the technologically savvy.Beth Kanter and 250 bloggers, podcasters, and other technology enthusiasts at a Seattle conference raised $2,657 to pay for Leng Sopharath, an orphan in Cambodia, to go to college this year, using the new

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

Twitter tools (advanced)

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Looking for a list of Twitter tools? You can also subscribe to the Twitter blog for updates from Ev himself, or for a ridiculous number of twitter tools, try Twitterholics. Tags: cool tools Twitter Look no further. Thanks Brian! These will give you some sense of the unlimited potential of this tool, though, by the mere fact that there are so many things people can experiment with around it.

Twitter Under The Microscope: The Trusted Circle

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Source: HP Labs: Twitter Under the Microscope Jeremiah Owyang has a post that summarizes the key learnings from the HP Lab Research report. This caught my eye because I've been thinking about the definition of a "flash cause" or "flash fundraiser" on Twitter and definitions.

How To Reduce Twitter Stress

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Search Tweetscan for your twitter name

Twitter Redux

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 at 12:06 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. 3 Comments Luigi Montanez | Wednesday, 27 August 2008 at 5:07 pm Indispensable wisdom as always.

Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

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Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company: "Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network| posted by Saabira ChaudhuriWhat she's done: A social media consultant, Beth Kanter teaches non-profits and individuals how to use social media tools like Twitter, blogs and widgets to raise funds and awareness.

Twitter at PBS

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She also mentioned how they were beginning to experiment with Twitter. They are setting up twitter accounts linked to programmatic areas and affinity groups. I'm sure we'll see more particularly as Kevin Dando urged stations to get a twitter account with their name.

TwitterBeat: Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?

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Last week we asked our friends on Twitter, " What do you have more of - Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or LinkedIn contacts? Based on the responses we received, it looks like Facebook wins, followed closely by Twitter and LinkedIn. Just reply @See3 on Twitter

Twitter for Marketing 101

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Attended a fab webinar on Twitter today, presented by Hubspot. stylee, we followed the conversation and posted questions via Twitter search , and they have kindly shared the presentation which I am reposting below. This was a good 101 introduction to Twitter, so many of us were left really wanting some more advanced 201 learning. Tags: Twitter In true 2.0

Arts Summit 2008: The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations - Reflections

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Similar to what I've done here - except adding a live Twitter demo) One of the most important things you need to do as a trainer - is to listen and adjust on the spot.

Twitter-fabulous!

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While I'm on the subject, you can also get a twitter badge for your blog, which lists the last few tweets on your sidebar (or wherever you want to put it). There's also loads of cool stuff to be found on the Twitter Fan Wiki , a collection of third party apps by (you guessed it) Twitter fans. Twitter-fabulous A few people have asked me about this thing I just set up.

Twitter tip: TweetScan

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Use Tweetscan to run a search on Twitter for any keyword. social media cool tools Twitter Need to cut through the noise?

Socialfish Interview on Twitter

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