6 Advanced Twitter Features for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As of August 2016, Twitter has 313 million monthly active users. If you or your nonprofit are one of them, explore these little known Twitter features that might make the social network more useful for you and your followers. Twitter (@twitter) July 26, 2016.

The JianGate Twitter Universe Visualized

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ok I’ll admit it, while I’m usually very careful before jumping in with personal opinions during breaking news, I, like many others this week , let my emotions dictate what I typed regarding the Jian Ghomeshi fiasco.

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Top 10 Twitter To Do’s for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Despite having 600 million active Twitter users with over 135,000 more joining the party every day, nonprofits have been slow to get on the Twitter train. If they are using Twitter, it’s often in fits and starts, with no clear strategy and very little consistency.

BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yearning for company, learning, or meaningful connections on Twitter? Try a Twitter chat! TWITTER CHAT A conversation that happens on Twitter that’s focused within a certain time (usually an hour) on a specific topic and by a specific person or organization.

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7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few weeks ago, I asked you to describe your nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of you emailed me privately to say that you really didn’t think your nonprofit had much of a personality at all.

Corporate vs Professional Individual Twitter Accounts

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Our consulting organization CEPSM has a Twitter account ( @cepsm ); and so do nearly all of the consultants that work here. That being said, we all primarily use our individual Twitter accounts (e.g. my bungee jump this weekend ), then I can send it through my personal channel only. One problem with this is that filtering @cepsm tweets to “corporate only/non-personal&# tweets turns the @cepsm tweet stream into a dry business-only channel.

Are you curious about Twitter? Here’s a sneak peek at my Twitter strategy

Wild Woman Fundraising

When my friend Amy Sample Ward told me to get on Twitter in 2007, I did so, reluctantly. Twitter has helped me build friendships, new partnerships, and it has helped me get thousands of dollars of sales in webinars and books. Twitter also helps me get lots of website traffic every week.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The common sense advice that is frequently given about social media is to keep your personal and professional identities completely separate. I've generally followed this advice, with separate blogs and distinct Twitter identities for the personal and professional. I'm not a recent college graduate with pictures of wild parties filling my personal social media streams. personal liberal Nonprofit activism social media barack obama presidential election privacy politic

[Question Marc] When to you ask a person on Twitter to follow you?

Fundraising Coach

I just received this question: When is there an appropriate time to ask someone on twitter to follow you? ” Asking people to follow you on Twitter makes you sound a bit whiny and desperate. Following is a personal thing. Twitter 101: Finding Interesting People to Follow.

Is Your Personal Brand Attracting the Right Audience?

Diva Marketing Blog

With each network you participate in from tier one e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkin, YouTube, Pinterest to tier two e.g. Instagram, SnapChat, Jelly, dating sites, etc, . is your personal brand attracting the right audience?

Should You "Personal Brand" A Small Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Or do you build the reputation based on your personal brand ? The exciting news is you have an opportunty, that my dad did not, to ensure that your personal brand, and by extention, your new biz is success ready. You can go personal branding route or not.

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit's Personality

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I once asked my readers to describe their nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of my readers emailed me privately to say that they really didn’t think their nonprofit had much of a personality at all.

Twitter Etiquette For Agencies/Freelancers

Diva Marketing Blog

Social media moves so quickly that no one person holds all the answers, knowledge or even the questions. Two national brands, Chrysler and Aflec , were involved in twitter controversies. It is today that we must create the world of the future. Eleanor Roosevelt .

Getting started on Twitter

Fundraising Coach

In my college class on internet marketing, students are required to use Twitter. I just wrote instructions on how to set up a Twitter account since most of them don’t have one. If you’re already using Twitter, what would you add? How to use Twitter lists.

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An introduction to the DISC personality assessment

Fundraising Coach

personality assessment. 5 Twitter Tips for Fundraisers. Love (Stewardship) new zealand personality social skillsI love assessments and tests. I love taking the MBTI and the Highlands Ability Battery.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Fundraising 123

Newsweek said it best: "Suddenly, all the world is a-Twitter." " Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. I created and manage a portal to nonprofits on Twitter @nonprofitorgs and based on my experience using site, I have crafted ten of my favorite Twitter Tips for beginners: 1. Have personality. is much more about having personality, inspiring conversation, and building online community. Twitter is a news source.

5 Twitter Tips for Fundraisers

Fundraising Coach

It’s no secret that I love Twitter. Here are five tips to help you make better use of Twitter. One of the worst things you can do as a fundraiser on Twitter is broadcast about your cause all day long. One of the easiest ways to be “human&# on Twitter is to upload a picture of yourself in your Twitter settings. Make sure to have strong keywords, both professional and personal. Try participating in twitter chats. Visitors from Twitter.

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tweeting for your cause or company? Are you posting on facebook for your cause? Are you updating a website or blog for your nonprofit, charity, or corporation? Then you’re a community manager. Which would you rather be? This guy? Or her?

Tips for Writing Facebook and Twitter Updates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But what else makes a good nonprofit Twitter or Facebook update? This is where your organizational personality can shine through and you can build up that rapport that makes people love your cause. A Few Special Notes on Twitter. You know they have to be short.

Managing Your Brand & Personal Social Media "Friends"

Diva Marketing Blog

Facebook, Twitter and even Google+ began life helping people connect to family and friends. But what about the personal side? Small business owners understand the merging of business and personal all too well.

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Interview with Ed Garsten: Chrysler's Twitter Storm Back-story

Diva Marketing Blog

One : An agency employee (Chrysler's Marketing Department contacted with a PR firm to be their voice on Twitter) was fired for an inappropriate tweet that ran on Chrysler’s @ChryslerAutos Twitter account.

How personal should your social media be?

Fundraising Coach

A few weeks ago, a Twitter hashtag, #lessambitiousmovies, caught my attention. Twitter is so fluid that people are coming and going all the time. It amazes me that this one person thought I’d notice his unfollowing me. Social media needs to be personal.

Social Media Can "Help" Build & Promote Your Personal Brand - Part 2

Diva Marketing Blog

Your Personal Brand. What I was curious to explore was what women who work in a corporate world think of personal branding and how they use it to build their reputations inside of their job and outside as well. . Facebook Linkedin Twitter Foursquare. Blog Linkedin Twitter.

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Nonprofit fundraising for the one person shop

Fundraising Coach

A few months ago, my colleague Pamela Grow released a new book specifically for nonprofits with a “one person” fundraising shop. This isn’t just theory for her, she actually has been successful as a one person shop. Be personable, be genuine.

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The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My personal beliefs are very clear and public. Within minutes, both Facebook and Twitter were swamped with pro-Planned Parenthood, anti-Komen comments. At one point last night, I did a quick count and found the ratio of anti-Komen’s decision to pro-Komen’s decision to be about 80 to 1 on Twitter. As one person on Twitter put it, just crickets. Komen didn’t post on its Twitter or Facebook feeds last night, or first thing this morning.

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My Twitter Policy: How You Can Join “The 200?

Selfish Giving

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I know this should be expected on Twitter, but I’m always amazed how many people happily spend their days tweeting away but don’t even try to talk to most of their followers–even when they’re asked a question.

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Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

to develop rules to prohibit online services from amassing personal details about users who had opted out of such tracking. Some of the ad networks set up a place where you can opt out, but personally I don’t feel they go far enough.

Network Weaving Personalities

A. Fine Blog

My friend, Lisa Colton , wrote fascinating post on the personality of network weavers. Sharing resources, links, and information without expectation of a direct return from that person. Meyer-Briggs for network weavers, she called it.

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality

Fundraising 123

Recently, I asked my readers to describe their nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of my readers emailed me privately to say that they really didn’t think their nonprofit had much of a personality at all. If you are in that boat, here are 7 ways to show more personality. Write in the first and second person as much as possible. Humor is a fabulous way to let your personality shine through.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you are a one person shop with 3 people’s jobs, and you have to prioritize and just do 1 or 2 channels, I would recommend Twitter and blogging. Do you have a Twitter account? I will be available to answer ALL of your questions, personally.

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Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tapping into Visual Storytelling

SocialButterfly

Christine Russel and Rebecca Stern recently co-hosted the Health Care Leadership (#HCLDR) Twitter chat with a focus on visual media. Reveal something personal, take patients on a transformational journey from beginning to end and tap into emotion.

Social Media Can "Help" Build & Promote Your Personal Brand - Part 3

Diva Marketing Blog

As digital continues to integrate into how business is conducted, your personal online "bread crumb trail" takes on a more important role of how people perceive you. Remember your personal brand will evolve over time. Facebook Linkedin Twitter Foursquare.

Ep176: Personal Branding for Causepreneurs with Katrina McGhee

Selfish Giving

On the show, Megan, Katrina and I discuss personal branding for causepreneurs. What is personal branding? Why causepreneurs have a difficult time focusing on personal branding. How personal branding is critical to career success. How to do a "personal audit" on yourself.

Twitter Bios: Experts Versus Beer

SocialButterfly

What you say in your Twitter bio makes a difference. Through some fancy Google search queries, the folks at Twitter Truth were able to discover that: “Twitter” is 14,300. ‘ Some Twitter Bio Tips: 1. More Resources: 5 Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Profile.

Twitter Promotes Social Good

SocialButterfly

There’s been a development with Twitter (surprise). A little link found itself on the Twitter homepage, and with it, Twitter has entered a more formal “Twitter for Social Good&# status. What are your thoughts–how should Twitter use its leverage for good?

[Guest Post] The Most Important Story Fundraisers Can Tell – and it’s probably not one you’ve thought about

Fundraising Coach

Vanessa will be giving a training for The Nonprofit Academy called " The Story of You – How to create and share your personal story to raise money ," so I asked her to share a bit of her story here. And you can find her on Twitter @vanessachase. That’s their personal story.

Seven Ways Social Media Improves Accountability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But have you considered how social media like blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can be used to increase your organization’s accountability to and transparency with those same people? Twitter and Facebook are perfect ways to tell attendees about an alternate route.

CASE STUDY: How MomsRising Uses Hashtags to Help Meet Its Mission

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I asked MomsRising Director of Social Media Strategy and Blogging Anita Jackson ( @anita_sarah ) to tell me more about MomsRising’s use of hashtags for its two regular weekly Twitter chats. Advocacy Nonprofit Communications Social Networking hashtags twitter

What Sponsors Should Measure in Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

A well-imagined and executed cause marketing campaign can help give a company real personality. Social Bookmarking Facebook Children's Miracle Network Telethon Evaluating a cause-related marketing campaign Twitter Digg Delicious

Nonprofit Storyteller of the Week – Women for Women International

J Campbell Social Marketing

Through their website , blog , email newsletter and a variety of social media channels they share the personal, heart-wrenching stories of the women they serve and other women who inspire them in their mission.