9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

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For example, create a group of supporters with Klout over 40 or people with more than 500 followers. Ask Ambassadors to Live Stream on Facebook and Twitter. million viewers watched the inauguration on Twitter’s live stream, signaling the growth of live streaming video.

10 Twitter Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s impossible to apply Twitter best practices across all segments of the nonprofit sector because of the wide variety of causes and follower counts, but scientific analysis of Twitter clearly indicate that there is right way and a wrong way to use Twitter. Social Media Twitte

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Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I’m seeking out examples of how nonprofits use cute dogs, cats, or babies in their social media to feel good, but also extract a social media best practice or two so it doesn’t feel like a “waste of time.”

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. I love Twitter for media relations.

10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter


Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow. However, many are confused about how Twitter can help advance their organization’s goals. Consider how you can use Twitter to network with other professionals in your line of work.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

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Sarah supports other staff members who tweet to support their communications objectives. She provides training and encourages staff members to get into a regular Twitter habit. One techniques she uses for new users that join the team is to create a “Twitter Scavenger Hunt.”

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How to generate Twitter leads using automation


Enter Twitter. That said, Twitter is a huge place, so how are you supposed to find all these opportunities flying around you? That answer is twofold; Twitter search operators and IFTTT ( Zapier will work too) are the key. First, Twitter Queries. can someone help”.

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform


Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Allowing gifs to play in feed, Twitter Video, full sized images that take up less space and still allow you to type in characters… these are improvements we can all appreciate.

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I celebrated my 5th birthday of joining Twitter! As far as I can tell, the first arrivals on Twitter from the NpTech sector were Ruby Sinreich and Brian Reich who signed up two weeks before me. So, in honor our collective Twitter birthdays in October and Halloween, I thought I’d share a few Twitter tools for tracking and learning that are real treats and a few that make your work flow on Twitter efficient for documenting events.

How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method


Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar. Twitter Leapfrog Pre-Work. Create a Twitter account to promote the article with. The Twitter Leapfrog Process.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter: twitter.com/witnessorg. WITNESS currently utilizes the following social media tools: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and “Video for Change” (blog). This helps to amplify discussions and messaging. Currently WITNESS’ e-newsletter helps raise the most online dollars.

Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Twitter has had a very interesting year. Many of them are targeted toward making the platform even more accessible for new users, an area where Twitter is struggling. Let's take a look at the gifts Twitter gave us this year. Polls are another exciting addition to Twitter.

Is social media helping you meet your mission? It can!

Amy Sample Ward

I was presenting on the way we can identify metrics in social media that help us reach our mission and how to use those metrics strategically. No “make money on social media” or “top 5 Twitter tips” I was so thrilled, then, to see a couple hundred registered!

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping. Help!

What is Slacktivism and is it Even Helping?

NonProfit Hub

The prime example of slacktivism gone right is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign. If your friend Sue shares an article on Twitter about helping kids in your community who are on reduced lunches, your inclination might be to ask Sue how she got connected and what you can do to help.

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The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As I listened to her speak about their experience, I knew this would be a terrific case study to share in Beirut as an example of working in a networked way. Annie was kind enough to give me her notes so I could write this case study and hopefully, I’ve captured it correctly.

Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Donors need to know they are helping the organization make a difference,” Green said. Prospective donors, for example, will want to know your nonprofit’s financial strategy and its impact on the community. The post Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Zawadi had just discovered Twitter, but had not started to use it regularly. The #1MilliForJadudi campaign was launched on August 4 th , 2015, with the goal to mobilize Kenyans to raise 1 million Kenya Shillings (approx USD 10,000) to help finance Jadudi’s fourth surgery in India.

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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.

Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

NonProfit Hub

Use this tool for straightforward audience growth on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a nonprofit that helps animals, for example, this will help put you in front of people that follow other animal nonprofits. Buffer helps you schedule your Twitter content in advance.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Follow More on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How nonprofits choose to follow on Twitter varies widely. Some nonprofits only follow a small of amount of Twitterers, others follow hundreds or thousands, and a few follow more (sometimes a lot more) than they are being followed themselves. However, from browsing more than 80,000 nonprofits on Twitter over the last three years, the vast majority of nonprofits follow a lot less than they are being followed. Twitter

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


You: Dude, isn’t this post supposed to be about how to automate Twitter? In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Here’s an example of when this happened to @chicagobadgers with this exact type of Instagram recipe.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. TechSoup and the NetSquared meetups are here to help. See How Tech Can Help You Do More Good.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Our goal was to help you understand the conversation, to learn who was leading the conversation, and most importantly: to find your voice in what can often be a noisy field. TD Bank Invests in Google+ To Boost Search Results - example of a great Google+ campaign.

30 Super Useful Nonprofit Hashtags – Twitter Chats, Too!


Twitter really shines as a communications tool when you use it with hashtags. Hashtags are words or phrases prefixed with the hash symbol (#), #justinbeiber for example. Hashtags have two major benefits – they help your tweets get found (by people who are searching for your subject), and they help you find good content. You often see it paired with 1-2 other hashtags to expand the reach of the tweet – #nptech and #fundraising for example.

My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston. SocialRank is a tool that helps you understand your followers on your Twitter and now Instagram. I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week.

Social Media 101 TweetChat: Twitter

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup continued its Social Media Mondays in May with a discussion on Twitter to expand on the resources offered in its Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki. One participant said, "A good tweet is something that elicits action offline, for example, a laugh or a conversation.

One Small Step: What’s Your Twitter Elevator Speech?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s one for Twitter. It’s really important to fill out the information in your Twitter profile especially the “Bio&# field where you sum up in a few words who you are and make it sound interesting. It’s like an elevator speech. DELIVER ON TWITTER FEED].

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7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction? Are there tips not on the mind map? Have you read a helpful article or blog recently that helped get more focused? Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let’s look at the ones that allow you to see the current relationships and potential ways to weave them on social media and social networks like Twitter. There are many tools to visualize your Twitter network. E-Mediat Twitter Network.

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What a passionate, amazing group of people who are running these small and mid-sized nonprofits, many in remote and rural wilderness locations in the US. I learned of two terrific examples of small nonprofit leveraging social media and user created content for their campaigns.

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How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

It’s not uncommon to hear a friend say that they are going to take a “detox break” from Twitter or Facebook, or that they are going to declare email bankruptcy. It can also help you avoid burning out your entire list of supporters with asks that aren’t quite right for them.

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

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to learn more about the methodology) of your twitter friends with search. Marshall's post will shows the top five people I'm having conversations with on Twitter and who respond to me: 1. Here's a mosaic: Get your twitter mosaic here.

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You Can Stand Up for Health Care on Twitter and Facebook, What About On Google +?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter App Looks Up Zip Code to Tweet Your Legislator. They are integrating social media tactics to their online advocacy tool box with this Twitter tool. In this example of using grassroots organizing to influence grass tops debates, how do we measure it?

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

5 Examples of Organizations Who Were Tactful or Tacky on 9/11


Yesterday many organizations chose to post images and messages about 9/11 to their website, social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

3 Ways Purpose Helps You Build a Better, Strategic Brand

Tech Soup Blog

If you find it hard to answer this question, clarifying your purpose can help. From climate change to inequality, the problems that changemakers aim to help solve are complex. Building a strong brand is about more than a logo.

How Tweet It Is: Twitter is Becoming a Better Way to Offer Customer Service


Trending companies like Hootsuite, a social media management system company, are using Twitter to field questions and complaints from consumers. Soda giant Mountain Dew is also joining the Twitter train.

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10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some subscribers to your email list will visit your nonprofit’s Twitter Profile or Facebook Page to retweet or share a story or call-to-action that is featured in your e-newsletter or fundraising appeal. For example, bsr16.org , bsr17.org , and bsr18.org.

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. Another example, although not totally nonprofit focused is #blogchat.