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

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.

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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.

50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow


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.

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.

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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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.

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


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

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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.

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.

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.

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

Diva Marketing Blog

Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool. Connect with Paul Chaney on Twitter | LinkedIn . Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business? - Twitter Search or Instagram Search? Twitter Search.

Nationwide Cause Marketing with Twitter

Cause Related Marketing

Mash up a telethon, the nationwide live showing of an earnest documentary film about three women fighting poverty in their respective countries, CARE, ONE, Fathom, and Twitter, and what do you get? From Tuesday, March 3 to Thursday March 5 when you Twitter with the phrase “.

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 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.

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

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. One of the most effective uses of the Twitter channel from a business perspective is to bring back the “human&# element and foster non-linear conversation. I’m having a challenge.

Twitter Etiquette For Agencies/Freelancers

Diva Marketing Blog

Two national brands, Chrysler and Aflec , were involved in twitter controversies. In the case of Chrysler, the agency employee forgot to switch off from the brand Twitter page to his personal account. It is today that we must create the world of the future. Eleanor Roosevelt .

How to use Twitter lists

Fundraising Coach

Yesterday, I showed you how to How to build a Twitter list. You can see my lists here on Twitter. Here are some of mine: My all501mp list was my failed attempt at tracking the Twitter presence of people involved with 501 Mission Place. On Twitter, I’m @marcapitman. (c)

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.

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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10 Cause Marketers You Should Follow on Twitter (Plus 20 More)

Selfish Giving

I love Twitter. There’s a certain magic to Twitter. I’ve learned a lot about cause marketing on Twitter, and now I want to my fantastic teachers with you! For me, Twitter is all about talking to people, not logos or brands or billboards.

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.

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10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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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. Nowhere is this more true than on Twitter. Twitter functions much like Karma. Twitter is about conversation.

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. Try participating in twitter chats. Twitter chats can be a fun way to meet people with similar interests. Visitors from Twitter.

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.

Tips for Writing Facebook and Twitter Updates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But what else makes a good nonprofit Twitter or Facebook update? A Few Special Notes on Twitter. You know they have to be short. As with everything we say and do, we need to start by asking, “What’s the goal?&#

Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


That’s why, in our third installment of the best-of-Twitter blog series , we’re excited to highlight some of the nonprofit champions working tirelessly this election cycle to advocate for global and grassroots issues that directly impact us each day. Check out some of the best advocacy tweets below, follow their campaigns on Twitter, and make your voice heard on Election Day ! Let us know on Twitter , and be sure to follow these organizations before Nov 8 and beyond!

Why I Don’t Follow Your Nonprofit or You on Twitter

Selfish Giving

I have a lover affair with Twitter. So sorry, Twitter. Of course, Twitter isn’t the real problem. I’ve learned a ton on Twitter, and I get most of my blog post ideas from Twitter too. In short, I think I’m using Twitter the wrong way.

3 Twitter habits that irritate me

Fundraising Coach

With all the blog posts I’ve done on Twitter for nonprofits , you know I’m having a blast with Twitter. I even used Twitter to rewrite a fundraising appeal! Twitter isn’t a popularity contest. Twitter isn’t about how many followers you have. So here’s a simple Twitter secret: be interesting. You can use Twitter Search or Twellow to find people. Engage twitter

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.

Telling Your Story Over Time on Twitter and Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m teaching our “ Writing for Facebook and Twitter &# webinar on July 19, 2011. Roy Peter Clark at Poynter has written about how journalists use Twitter and Facebook to tell “ mini serial narratives.&# You could use a hashtag on Twitter to accomplish the same thing. We’ve also seen plenty of examples of “ serialized micro-fiction &# where writers share a story one line at a time on Twitter or Facebook.

What Your Small Nonprofit Can Learn From the Sharknado Twitter Storm

Social Media Bird Brain

This wacky movie about sharks falling from the sky got so much Twitter press I heard even one U.S. buzz small nonprofits cable tv social media sharknado publicity nonprofit Twitter brand rebelmouse Did I jump on a meme bandwagon? Please - if that were the case, I''d be doing a post on the royal baby. Nope; what we got here is a kind of failure to communicate. Congressman hoped a vote wouldn''t delay his being able to watch it. So what was the end result of all this hype?

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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.

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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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.