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. There’s actually a right and wrong way to use Twitter. Most Twitter faux pas are easy to fix. Lauren Bejot is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Four Reasons Why Blog Post Titles Matter

John Haydon

You’re reading this because on some level you’re interested in writing better blog post tiles. No matter how you got here, you arrived because “Five Reasons Blog Post Titles Matter” made you click. Twitter Killed Your Poem.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter. Tag, you’re it. This series of blog posts will focus on methods that allow you to. 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. Most of us have grown up through a. technical career ladder that values technical brilliance over these.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You’re IT! Tag, you’re it… This blog will focus on methods that will allow you to quickly begin to. Tag, you’re IT! Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. series. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality soft skills. in managing people.

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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. Dear Museums on Twitter, Thanks for experimenting in a new and largely uncharted online environment. Tags: web2.0

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

This is a story of a blog. As I later wrote on the blog… We discussed the challenges ahead. So I encouraged them to start a blog. No blog was forthcoming; just a megaphone. This way, search engines will already have picked up the blog before any crisis kicks off.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 But within a few months it was clear that blogging was the missing piece in my online communications strategy. Use your blog to publish distribute an urgent fundraising appeal.

The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

I’m currently working with a number of nonprofits who want to start a blog. They’ve all gone through a process on deciding whether of not a blog is right for them (Also see tomorrow’s free webinar with Charityhowto ). The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.

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Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

While it is a feature of many social sharing sites, often times those very sites do not provide beginner-friendly instructions on how to use tags effectively. To understand why tagging is found on so many social sharing sites it helps to understand why tags exist in the first place.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

Rachel Beer invited me to share a post prior to the 8th NFPtweetup on September 15th, so here goes… Many scoff at those of us who love Twitter, and frankly I couldn’t care less. – with some suggestions on how to convince colleagues of the value of Twitter.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's The People Behind The Tags! The two top posts of the week were about Twitter and MySpace, both Web2.0 The post on Twitter was Kurt Voelker's twitter@nten? Opinions about Twitter are divided. There are Twitter critics in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Technology Blog: An Underused Fundraising Resource

Tech Soup Blog

I’m now a fan of Reed Stockman’s AFP technology blog. What I’d expect from an online blog from such an established institution is a weighty selection of content from equally businesslike sources. Much of their blog contact is tagged (e.g. ?NPtech

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.

Snack Meme: I Got Tagged

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jane Quigley , who I met at Podcamp, tagged me for the Media Snack Meme. I summarize the NPTECH tag stream -- and that really exercises your synthesis muscle. Also, I suppose people can also just dip into what they want from this blog. Photo by KellyK.

Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, my reaction is to dive into my blog reader. When I saw that I had been tagged on Nancy White's blog, I left a crabby comment. I've been using twitter off and one since November. I listen to music on my IPOD while I blog. Now who to tag. leave a comment and you're tagged A new form of work advoidance. So, a few days when I was particularly crazy, I went rolling through my reader.

A Twitter-Like Twitter Policy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our Twitter policy: Be professional, kind, discreet, authentic. via Gruntled Employees Blog. Tags: policy Represent us well. Remember that you can’t control it once you hit “update.”

NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: information socialmedia ). Social Media tools such as wikis, social networking sites like Twitter, FriendFeed, using Tagging and RSS feeds can enable organisations of all sizes to best use and build on its existing collective wisdom and innovation. . tags: km laurawhitehead ).

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Back Channels, Workflow, Data, Twitter, and me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Back Channels, Workflow, Data, Twitter, and me March 13, 2007 I read Beth’s recent blog entry on Twitter , and of course, the neo-luddite in me said “waste of time!&# What is it about Twitter that seems so, well, besides the point? Why aren’t I Twittering away , like so many of my nptech colleagues?

How to Follow the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTEN

Here’s how: On the NTEN Blog We’ll be streamlining coverage of 2012 NTC on the NTEN blog. Insider tip: Don’t miss the hilarious cartoon blogging sponsored by our friends at Rally. On Twitter The NTC conversation on Twitter is already picking up speed.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There's a good round up of links to blog posts and articles by other nonprofit techies and SEO mavens. For more NpTech Talk, see this roundup over at the NTEN blog. Nate Ritter gives a brilliant example of how Twitter could help save the lives of missing children.

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

AFP Blog

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. Tags: NPWeb2.0 Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

Deals with Twitter, Facebook and Search Engines

NCE Social Media

This week there has been quite a flurry of news for Twitter and Facebook. 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. 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.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You may be wondering if that means that your executive director and CEO needs to write a blog or have their own Twitter account to share their wisdom. She uses Twitter to share what's going on at NTEN, announce new initiatives, and have conversations with NTEN members.

Blog Redesign: Focused on Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

I announced last week that I’ve partnered with Matt Chevy to do a redesign of this blog. Options to comment via other methods (Twitter, etc.). How would you like to be able to find conversations or follow them either on the blog or using other platforms tools?

Blog Redesign: Adding the Extras

Amy Sample Ward

I announced last week that I’ve partnered with Matt Chevy to do a redesign of this blog. Twitoaster – this fuels the “tweet this&# button on posts and replies via twitter in the comments.

Managing Twitter, One Account at a Time

Amy Sample Ward

There are so may stats, reports, assumptions and speculations every day about who is using Twitter, let alone how and why. I recently read a reflection on Twitter called How To Use Twitter When You Follow Several Thousand People. I’m not the only one that is follow lots of interesting, valuable, fun people on Twitter - so are many of you! My Twitter account is @AmyRSWard and I have, currently, over 3,000 followers.

Plotting my return to Twitter

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In April of this year, I left twitter. I had good reason to leave twitter. I figured it was worth writing on this blog about. I joined Twitter in the beginning, because my colleagues were. I didn’t have a reason, or a goal, except to find out what everyone one else was, well, all a-twitter about (sorry, I couldn’t help it.) Twitter will be useful. nptech twitter Tags: Technology Zen Web2.0

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few months, we have seen Twitter serve the global community by playing an important role in communications - whether it’s finding new friends (#FollowFriday), or telling the world about your government/election/political state (#IranElection), whether it’s having a conversation together (#4Change), or non-linearly replacing your RSS feed. That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. To learn more about Twitter scaling issues read this interview by Jesse Stay. And for expert level knowledge, read these blog posts about FriendFeed that Louis Gray has bookmarked.). As she says, it combines social bookmarking, feed reading, and the casual interactions of Twitter into something that works somewhat like mailing list, but doesn't add to your email overload.

Blog shout outs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Blog shout outs April 15, 2009 On the right is my blogroll, that needs updating, but I thought I’d do some shout outs to blogs I’ve lately been loving and really learning a lot from, who are probably not on that list (yet).

Does my perfect Twitter client exist?

Judi Sohn

That’s the way I am with Twitter clients right now. In no particular order, here’s what would make a perfect desktop Twitter client for me. Similar to the Twitter home page. Tags: Blogging Internet & Technology AIR twitter Every time I find a laptop bag I say I love, Eric rolls his eyes. “You say that now, but in 6 months you’ll be complaining about it like all the rest.&#

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

    A few days ago, I asked " What are the best metrics to track your blog's ROI and make improvements? "   The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

Twitter tools (advanced)

SocialFish

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.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Post, Post It Passion Exercise from Youth Noise, Youth Summit Blogging and New (to me) Blogs Blogging 101 Community Blogging describes how to avoid the slow hard agonizing death of a blog: Make it a team effort. and color schemes for your blog.

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Blog Redesign: Recap and Reflections

Amy Sample Ward

Categories and Tags : Using content categories like (presentation, case study, opinion and so on) can help people find the type of content they are after, as well as categories and tags that indicate topics, conferences and tools. The RSS Connection : A comment from Emily got me thinking about the different experience readers have when they follow the blog via RSS opposed to visiting the site itself.

Next #4Change Twitter Chat: Social Media & the Climate Change Movement

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted by Joe Solomon on the #4Change blog. 4Change Chats are hosted on Twitter – Read “ Join the Conversation ” below for ways to jump into the discussion. Where: Twitter (search for #4Change. Image from Blog Action Day - their topic this year is also climate change!). If you want to contribute to the conversation, you’ll need to have a twitter account (it’s free). Tags: events 4change chat climatechange twitter

SSIR: Nonprofit Advantage for Future of Twitter and Search

Amy Sample Ward

My newest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review Opinion blog. Because of search, it no longer matters how many blog posts I write, because search can find the relevant ones for me or my readers. Because of search, it no longer matters how many photos we post online or where we post them, because search can filter out our tags and codes. Enter Twitter. Twitter has created the most up-to-the minute archive of conversations around the world.

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. Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam. How is your organization tuning its Twitter network?

Spread Actions On Twitter for @MLKDay - Tag with #TakeAction and #MLKDay (And Follow @MLKActions!)

Social Actions

Using Twitter, all you have to do is tag your favorite MLKDay-related actions with #MLKDay and #takeaction -- and they'll pop out @ MLKactions for all to see. Looking for actions to share on Twitter?