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. Most of these mistakes can be avoided by simply spending 10 minutes setting up your Twitter Profile or by getting some Twitter training. Twitter

Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

NetWits

Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day. While their efforts are focused on encouraging local participation in the physical sense they’ve also made it possible for people to participate online through social media using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. 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.

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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

It is also a Twitter term that describes a keyword, prefixed by that symbol, that helps people track conversations on Twitter. It still continues to be used on Twitter as well as other places. EDF has put together a Twitter Guide to the Climate Bill Discussion.

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. Create a Twitter List of your favorite nonprofits to tell Twitterverse what issues you think are most important and deserve attention. Example Tweets: Good use of Twitter Lists by @ NationalNOW to organize NOW chapters @ NationalNOW/nowchapters !

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When policymakers are not paying attention, Human Rights Watch shines a light on the situation through the media, both mainstream and social channels. In 2009, they embraced Twitter because journalists were active on Twitter and it was an efficient way to reach them.

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. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Twitter Search. If you want to stay on top of all the conversations on Twitter about your organization or the topic of your work, using a feed from Twitter Search is really useful. To get a feed of the Twitter conversations, visit: [link].

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. Here’s my list of the best websites and online campaigns from 2009. In 2009, Charity:Water raised over $650K via social media, said Scott Harrison back in late September.

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. The problem is same as the twitter resistance: The internet represents a change. Is the number of Twitter followers of any given nonprofit the measure of their success? Author: Jordan Viator.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social: This is your social media strategy and includes time spent listening, establishing a presence and building a relationship with your targeted audience on social media outposts like Twitter or Facebook, and tracking and adapting your efforts.

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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. There is something about Twitter Lists, the new feature recently launched by Twitter , that allows Twitter users to create their own lists of followers that reminds of the gopher. Tags: twitter

Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. Twitter lists. 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. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. News organizations that continue to use social media even though there isn’t revenue in it. People are still trying to figure out how to raise money through social media. Realtime search.

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. The rest of the guide is a great basic primer on getting started with Twitter. Tags: twitter

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.

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 ).

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

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" The Twitter community likes to be engaged.

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

I can only imagine how this would have been amplified many times over had Twitter existed in October 2005, Hello, is anyone out there? This is a story of a blog.

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. Lists will completely change how we use Twitter: * Users can follow a list without having to follow all the users on that list. 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? I 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. “It's frankly terrifying that we're handing over almost all of our microblogging content and networking interactions to a single company (Twitter), said Sean Larkin of ThinkShout.com.

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. For example, your tweets belong to you, not to Twitter.

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. The 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , authored by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN , surveyed 32 nonprofit organizations and found an average gift size of $71. Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud.

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

NTEN

With all the buzz about Twitter and Facebook Causes over the last year, I feel like the focus on Second Life for nonprofit organizations and causes has diminished a bit.

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. This week, they presented "Technology Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore."

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. You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Tags: community strategy campaigns lists twitter If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! They have only been rolled out to around half of the users so far.

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. You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Tags: community strategy campaigns lists twitter If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! They have only been rolled out to around half of the users so far.

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! During last year’s challenge , more than 165 bloggers participated, including Fred Wilson , TechCrunch , Kara Swisher , Ars Technica , and Julia Allison. All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country.

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.

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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.

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. P2P Take-away: Make it a point to attend #P2P16 – and join the conversation on Twitter!

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? Last night as I was preparing my presentation, I did a couple of deep diving analyzing a couple of twitters to look at the nuances of good practice for engagement. .

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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. Over the past year nonprofit organizations have begun to see the potential in using Twitter for fundraising, outbound communication, community building, marketing, sales, and more.

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. I 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.&#. Before I answer that, take a look at my auto-DM: Note: I use Tweetlater to rotate the message to recommend 37 different Twitter friends I know, respect and love.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I find myself doing this on Twitter more and more. We are also learning in public when we engage in in-depth conversation whether it is offline or online, for example in the comments of a blog post or asking questions on Twitter. Twitter Training Notes and Audio File.

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. In my line of work (nonprofit consulting) it’s important for me to stay up on industry news, trends, technology and people. It’s also important for me to connect with peers in the industry that can challenge my thinking and provide a sounding board to bounce off ideas.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In its first iteration, Vote Report India leveraged Co-creation by creating a platform for collectively tracking irregularities in the 2009 Indian elections. The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework.

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Deals with Twitter, Facebook and Search Engines

NCE Social Media

This week there has been quite a flurry of news for Twitter and Facebook. Bing, Facebook and Twitter now together. Tags: Tools bing facebook google twitter Bing , Microsoft’s search engine, announced a deal with the two social media tools to include their feeds in search results. That means in the future if you blog or post or tweet about your agency, those blog posts and tweets will appear in Bing’s results.

America’s Giving Challenge 2009 Assessment and Reflection Paper

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have completed the assessment and reflection paper for 2009 America’s Giving Challenge for the Case Foundation.