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.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Twitter's newsfeed style makes it the perfect cornerstone for your Event Day Social Media Strategy because you can post short, quick, and frequent snippets of information without turning off your audience. Quick Tips for Crafting an Event Day Twitter Strategy. Author: Robyn Mendez.

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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.

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. It’s discouraging to see organizations missing out on the benefits because they aren’t using Twitter effectively. Solicit Twitter followers.

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. Most of us have grown up through a. technical career ladder that values technical brilliance over these. desired soft skills.

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

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


My very first step is to check that the Twitter account has the correct branding. Note: Twitter does have a follow limit , currently set at 2,000 people, at which point the limit resets per an unpublished algorithm based on how many followers your account has.

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 !

Twitter Is A Network Weaver's Best Friend

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was reflecting on that and how Twitter can really facilitate network weaving. Another master at social network analysis and network weaving, gave me some network weaving coaching from Twitter as well - saying that it was important to let everyone know the value of closing the triangle. Tags: network weaving This past week, June Holley did a brown bag lunch at the Packard Foundation on network weaving and I was lucky enough to learn from her for a few hours!

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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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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. Also here is a link a video of Twitter’s co-founder, Ev Williams, at the Chirp conference discussing Twitter. Tags: Microblog Tools chirp ev twitter Video

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. These are ideas, tools, and techniques you can implement via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, and other social media platforms.

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&#. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc.

Twitter Lists

NCE Social Media

Back in November, I wrote about the introduction of Twitter lists. I 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? Also here is a story by Cindy King on the value of Twitter lists for marketing. Tags: Education and Training Microblog Tools lists twitter Video

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.

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

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.

Four Reasons Why Blog Post Titles Matter

John Haydon

Twitter Killed Your Poem. Your Website Blog Post Titles blogging tips Title Tags wordpressYou’re reading this because on some level you’re interested in writing better blog post tiles.

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.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Social networking Non-profit Communications Twitter crowdsourcing chat social media non-profit nonprofit If your nonprofit is a small "one-person shop" - you're doing it all, alone - then social media can be your best friend.

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. But rather than making this an extensive essay on the glories of social media, I just want to give some examples from my UK trip, just from Twitter.

5 Rules for Your Social Voice During A Crisis


There are a huge number of nonprofits that are active on both Twitter and Facebook. Many nonprofits take to Twitter and use hash tags like #PrayForNewtown to show their support, or go to Facebook and post a picture to show their assistance. This is largely used with Twitter.

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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 ).

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

Three months without Twitter

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As you know, I left twitter 3 months ago today. I never was very disciplined about turning twitter off, so I was constantly distracted. Need to share: I’m happy to leave the somewhat narcissistic impulse that Twitter feeds behind. Banter : Twitter is way better for banter than any other medium besides being in person. Tags: Technology Zen twitter

Spachen sie Twitter?

NCE Social Media

A new report from Semiocast came out stating that half of all messages on Twitter are not in English. Tags: Education and Training Tools language rosetta twitter This is a drop from 69 percent during the same period in 2009. Are you speaking in your audience’s languages? I believe this proves the increase in global use of social media. What language is your audience using?

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.

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. Photo by KellyK.

Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Now who to tag. leave a comment and you're tagged Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, my reaction is to dive into my blog reader. A new form of work advoidance. So, a few days when I was particularly crazy, I went rolling through my reader. Heck, it's the weekend, so I thought I'd respond. This meme is on media consumption.

Supercharge your content


When you adjust your settings to include sharing on Twitter, Facebook page or Facebook profile (which you can click or unclick for each post you “scoop&# ) – it creates a tweet with a link that takes the reader to that article on your

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 ).

A Twitter-Like Twitter Policy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter's CEO has learned that short is sweet, flexibility is essential, and applications shoudl work so that people don't have to be at their computer all day long. Nate Ritter gives a brilliant example of how Twitter could help save the lives of missing children.

Twitter Search in Plain English


Tags: Twitter The latest awesomeness from Common Craft. --.

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Superlist of Twitter Tools for your Agency

NCE Social Media

He has one of the best websites I’ve seen that gives a step by step of tools, tips, and suggestions that you can use to dramatically improve your Twitter knowledge, and thus your Twitter presence. And if you want to follow John on Twitter, his Twitter name is @johnhaydon. Tags: Education and Training Microblog Tools @johnhaydon tips twitter John Haydon is a Boston-area social media marketing guru.

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.

How to Follow the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference


On Twitter The NTC conversation on Twitter is already picking up speed. You can follow along with this handy hashtag guide: #12NTC: The main tag for the conference. We’ll show the Twitter stream as we play the music in the Grand Ballroom before plenaries and lunches.

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How to Launch your Presence on Twitter

NCE Social Media

Here is a great story from that details how to launch your presence on Twitter. Tags: Marketing and Awareness Tools twitter CIO twitip business It includes a definitive reading list, examples of how others have done it. Also, read the reader feedback about launching your presence for smaller organizations and companies. They refer you to TwiTip which provides a bevy of information you can harness for your own agency.