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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

Again, I admit that I am usually the first to criticize others for jumping to conclusions way too early on social media (before any facts are known), and yet here I was, doing just that, fervently defending the “innocent until proven guilty” principle.

Is A Donate Button Coming To Twitter?

J Campbell Social Marketing

The ability to donate directly inside Twitter may be coming to a nonprofit near you! Last week, Twitter announced that it will start testing a Buy button embedded into individual tweets. Thankfully Twitter did not completely overlook nonprofits.

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.

11 Things Nonprofits Can Learn About Using Twitter from the @NYTimes

J Campbell Social Marketing

million (yes, million) Twitter followers, The New York Times is one of the most respected and reputable Twitter accounts out there. Granted, The New York Times has a full social media desk with a team devoted to reader engagement and news journalism. With over 10.6

50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow

EveryAction

A frequent assumption is that social media runs itself, but the “build it and they will come” model won’t yield the engagement or impact that you’re looking for. nonprofit twitter

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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4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout

J Campbell Social Marketing

Twitter is changing its look , and like it or not, your nonprofit better be ready. Here are 4 ways you can set yourself apart using the new Twitter layout. With the new feature Pinned Tweet, you can pin one tweet that you would like to feature to the top of your Twitter profile.

Afraid of Twitter? 5 Quick Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Take Trump’s Track to Twitter Triumph

Getting Attention

There’s no better Twitter-er to learn from than Donald Trump , whose technique “allows millions of supporters to make his case for him,” reports The New York Times. Put Trump’s Twitter tactics to work today for your organization.

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Find Your Audience on Social Networks. Let’s face it – not all followers on social networks are the same. Some are more influential than others, on social and in real life. Most (not all) nonprofits have a bigger email file than social media following.

Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently shared some advice in a Chronicle of Philanthropy article on Tools to Schedule and Plan Your Social Media Outreach. Using Facebook and Twitter alone, without an additional management tool, isn’t the smartest approach to your social media.

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications nptech Publication Management Social Networking Writing for the Web We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved!

Twitter for Newbies – A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you a newbie to Twitter? Do you often ask the questions: What is the best way to set up my Twitter profile? What tools are available to help me save time on Twitter? Social Media Series: Tweet for Success 2017 from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing. The post Twitter for Newbies – A Step-by-Step Guide to Success appeared first on JCSM. Marketing Social Media Speaking Twitter Newbies presentation Twitter 101 Twitter marketing

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How To Start Using Twitter for Marketing and Connection

J Campbell Social Marketing

With 316 million monthly active users (34% of which log in multiple times per day), Twitter is a marketing powerhouse for businesses large and small. But where and how to start using Twitter? Social media time-saving and management tools are also covered.

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently I was chatting with long time BBF, Paul Chaney , about the changes in social media from the days when we began in what was then called The Blogosphere. Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool. Twitter Search or Instagram Search?

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

I think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts. This brings me to my big, fat problem with the majority of social media measurement tools, spreadsheets and efforts. So, what is the goal of your social media efforts?

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few suggestions for starting something good for your social media practice in 2017. Get Your Twitter Account in Shape. Clean your Twitter account. 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists ). I apologize for the headline (and the macarons).

Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tapping into Visual Storytelling

SocialButterfly

How can visual media bring healthcare social media to life? This edition of the Healthcare Social Media (HCSM) Review explores visual storytelling. Christine Russel and Rebecca Stern recently co-hosted the Health Care Leadership (#HCLDR) Twitter chat with a focus on visual media.

Might a Rotating Twitter Account Work for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I managed to stay awake long enough last night to catch the Colbert Report, where Stephen talked about a very interesting marketing concept: a curated Twitter account with a rotating voice each week. Content Curation Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications nptech Social Networking twitter

50 More of the Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow Right Now

EveryAction

A while back, we shared a collection of awesome nonprofits that are doing Twitter right and the response was overwhelming. That's why, just in time to revamp your timeline for the fall, we thought you could use 50 more social-savvy organizations to follow, fav, and RT. twitter

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Social Media Housekeeping

Fundraising 123

Think about social media as a way to open the doors of your organization to new guests and friends. But unlike hosting guests at you home for an hour or two, social media is open to guests 24/7. Because of the constant accessibility of social media, keeping profiles tidy all the time is a must. Always include a short description about your organization and a link back to your website in your social media profiles’ “about” section. Social Networking Quick Tips

No Nonprofits – You Aren’t Posting Enough On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

A common question that I receive from nonprofits on social media: How often should we post on Facebook/tweet on Twitter/post on Instagram/share on LinkedIn, etc.? . To truly understand why, you need to understand how social media (especially Facebook) work.

Make Social Media Matter More: Part 1

Getting Attention

The pressure to generate social media miracles. And whether the source (that you’re keeping up, have a billion Facebook likes or Twitter followers, or your Instagram strategy is driving action) is your boss, board chair and/or your colleague in programs, it’s a problem. Social Media

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More recently, these ideas came through my Twitter feed, a conversation on LinkedIn or a message on Facebook. 25 percent of journalists report that they use social media to make new contacts and 12 percent report that they have published stories based on information found on social media.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled “ Separate Social Media From Marketing :” …we need to break out social media and talk about more than marketing and technology. There, I said it.

How to use Twitter lists

Fundraising Coach

Yesterday, I showed you how to How to build a Twitter list. people with hobbies that interest you: social media is better when you’re actually interested. You can see my lists here on Twitter. On Twitter, I’m @marcapitman. (c) 5 Twitter Tips for Fundraisers.

How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

It seems that all too often, uninformed nonprofit Boards and well-meaning but not-tech-savvy Executive Directors simply tack on the words “social media” to the development or marketing person’s job description. Social media is free. No one is born a social media expert.

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. Also, let's assume that we all understand and follow the basic rules of social media engagement , i.e. things like ethics, conflict of interest and common sense.]. have to do with strategic marketing, digital engagement, social media, etc…).

Are You Totally Missing the Point of Social Media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Both groups want to know the most surefire and fastest way to grow their fans and followers on social media channels. (I To illustrate: Here are 3 common questions I receive every day in my inbox and in my Twitter feed: “How can I get 10,000 fans on my Facebook Page?”. “My

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled “ Separate Social Media From Marketing :” …we need to break out social media and talk about more than marketing and technology. There, I said it.

5 Tips to Maximize Twitter chats

Fundraising Coach

I last posted on Twitter chats back in April in the post 5 Twitter Tips for Fundraisers. Since then, I’ve really stepped up my participation in Twitter chats, particularly. Here are 5 tips I’ve learned to maximize your Twitter chat experience: Get to know the system.

2 morning tasks to super charge your nonprofit social media strategies #bbcon

Fundraising Coach

He said two things that are super simple and super powerful for making sure your social media really connects with people. One of the "secrets" to effective social media is joining conversations instead of inflicting your message on others. How to make a big impact on Twitter.

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.

The 3 Keys to Social Media Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits often ask me – What is the one piece of advice you can give to help us achieve social media success? Not to mention that “social media success” looks different for every organization. Slow and steady wins the social media race.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. When my friend Amy Sample Ward told me to get on Twitter in 2007, I did so, reluctantly. Twitter also helps me get lots of website traffic every week.

Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

For a social media manager at a nonprofit organization, those phrases may seem incredibly elusive. Since 2010, I have helped nonprofits with their digital marketing strategy, focusing on social media. Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Still doubting the power of social media? The post Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media? appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. Infographics Social Media Infographic social media Social Media 2014 Statistics Check out this neat interactive infographic from Digital Insights.

5 Ways to Tackle Your Nonprofit’s Fear of Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Starting out on social media can be a scary proposition for many nonprofits. With all the fear mongering and bad news being reported on the destructive use of social media and other online tools, it is no wonder that some nonprofits are wary of jumping into the social media pool.

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. Social media is social. One of the easiest ways to be “human&# on Twitter is to upload a picture of yourself in your Twitter settings. Try participating in twitter chats. A common twitter chat happens every Sunday evening.