How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit leaders should be using Twitter! And the best social media network to use for that is Twitter. How Nonprofit CEOs Use Twitter to Lead and Inspire. During this 60-minute webinar , you’ll learn: Why nonprofit leaders should dedicate time to Twitter.

The JianGate Twitter Universe Visualized

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The high level visual of the entire Twitter network surrounding this keyword group is displayed at the top of this post, were you can clearly see that most of the discussion right now revolves around 10-15 key players, whose content is being shared or referenced throughout the rest of the network.

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.

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.

Feeling the Love for Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Twitter. Pick whatever metaphor you like, but Twitter is always coming in as the runner-up to big bad Facebook. But guess who’s there for Twitter, wanting to take it to the prom and even maybe marry it someday? The second fiddle. Always the bridesmaid. The step-child.

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API. Use this tool to quickly visualize a network based on a Twitter hashtag (now available in widget form as shown below using the Canadian Politics hashtag as an example).

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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? More resources: 4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout.

50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow

EveryAction

nonprofit twitter 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.

Afraid of Twitter? 5 Quick Tips

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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? 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 marketingHow can I find people to follow? What’s a hashtag, and how can I use it?

How to quickly geofilter a Twitter search query

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The post How to quickly geofilter a Twitter search query appeared first on Navigating Digital Disruption. Tutorial Videos advanced search geofilter location based twitter twitter search video tutorial

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SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every time I teach a Twitter class, I’m surprised at how many seasoned Twitter users DON’T use lists. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. It is an incredibly useful feature that makes Twitter much more manageable.

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Top Twitter Tools & Applications

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

During one of my last presentations , I noticed some of my participants frantically scribbling notes whenever I would open up my “Twitter Tools&# bookmark folder in my browser as if they were some secret collection. It’s really nothing more than various Twitter database leveraging tools and applications, each with specific purposes. I also have most of these on my public Twitter links page via Delicious , for those of you not into static lists.

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.

WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My first reaction to Twitter doubling its character count – from 140 to 280 – made me all: via GIPHY. I’m not alone: Twitter users herald new character limits with 280-character howls of despair . Twitter says hold on a minute. I’ll be honest.

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.

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. Here's a brand new list of some of the best nonprofit Twitter accounts in the Twitterverse! twitter

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.

Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

#HOWTO: Customize & Brand Your Twitter Account

Non Profit Marketing 360

Don't simply accept Twitter's defaults. Twitter is perhaps the go-to social-networking site for anyone looking to share interesting information, tawdry gossip, breaking news, or knee-jerk reactions. Let’s see how to brand your Twitter account with your colors and logo.

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#HOWTO: Customize & Brand Your Twitter Account

Non Profit Marketing 360

Don't simply accept Twitter's defaults. Twitter is perhaps the go-to social-networking site for anyone looking to share interesting information, tawdry gossip, breaking news, or knee-jerk reactions. Let’s see how to brand your Twitter account with your colors and logo.

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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.

Tweet, tweet.Do You Twitter?

GenerationYGive

So it was with a big "here we go again" sigh that I signed up for a Twitter account about 6 months ago. I first heard about Twitter probably over a year ago-as is with most things Web, I can't pinpoint exactly where I heard about it, but my first reaction was: "Why would I want everyone to know what I am doing at any given moment? Beth Kanter, author of "Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media" has some great posts about using Twitter. (I

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

Can’t Keep Up? 6 Ways to Get More Out of Twitter In Less Time

J Campbell Social Marketing

Twitter remains the second most important social media tool for nonprofits. I don’t get Twitter. If you are actively using Twitter, do you feel like you are “tweeting in the dark”, spending more and more time on the network but getting less and less out of it?

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. That being said, there is much that smaller nonprofits can learn from the news organization about using Twitter effectively. With over 10.6

All We Are Saying, Is Give Twitter a Chance

Social Media Bird Brain

Twitter (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It''s been a long time since I heard the kind of criticism of Twitter that I used to hear, say circa January 2008, when I joined. Now everyone just seems to accept that Twitter is a thing, though for a lot of them it seems to mean Twitter is a thing for newscasters or comedians to reference when someone in the public eye screws up big-time.

#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Twitter

Non Profit Marketing 360

Not for that poor Twitter bird : perhaps no other icon in modern business is both better known and abused well beyond the company’s style guide. For example, on promoting one’s Twitter account: Do: Use one of the Twitter buttons as a link to your account online.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Twitter Continues To Expand Through Mobile Devices

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has brought us valuable statistics and reported notable trends in internet use over the years, and a recent report focused on the growing use of Twitter as a means of social networking.

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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A Look Back: My First Twitter 10

SocialButterfly

Friend and colleague Jeffrey Levy , in conversation the other day, said he went back to the beginning… of his days on Twitter that is, to see who he first started following. It caused me to reflect on my own Twitter activity. Evaluate your own use of Twitter.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Twitter Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Earlier this summer, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada posted up their Twitter Policy. While a few other departments were already on it (such as the Get Prepared – PSC – Twitter Policy ), this is the first one that is publicly posted in full detail rather than just in summary form.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 6 techniques and tools for finding these friends and influencers on Facebook and Twitter. TWITTER TECHNIQUE: Upload Your Email File. Twitter also lets you import an email file to show you who you already know on Twitter. 5 Suggestion For Twitter Lists.

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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! Update your Reader Now.

Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Recently, I published a post based on my observations about recent “Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise&# initiatives and offered “7 Tips&# to successfully recruit and retain followers. Alex: How did @ChildFund go about promoting its Twitter-follow initiative?

My Five Favorite Twitter Tools

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve received several questions about the Twitter tools I use, so here are my five favorites. Yes, to use Twitter as efficiently as possible, you actually need to do more than what Twitter.com offers! So this post here will automatically appear in my Twitter stream shortly after I publish it as “kivilm blogged on My Five Favorite Twitter Tools&# with a shortened link to this post. Selective Twitter for Facebook.

For Twitter Success, Just Add Meaning.

SocialButterfly

With Dr. Mark Drapeau’s ReadWriteWeb Goverati article yesterday, it seems that the beast is awakening and out of this slumber is arising more Twitter accounts, and thus more friends to meet and conversations to maintain. “What is Twitter?&#. Twitter Support.

#Communications: Fine Tune Twitter Use To Enrich Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

The idea of using Twitter can overwhelm some, and how to use it as a smart tool for strategic engagement seems downright contradictory to many. Zappos doesn’t necessarily market on Twitter; instead, it “unmarkets” via conversations and engagement.

Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Say that title 7-times fast…Recently, I published a post based on my observations about recent “Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise&# initiatives and offered “7 Tips&# to successfully recruit and retain followers. Alex: Twitter is Twitter.

Navigating a Twitter Name Change

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog