50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow

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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. It’s important to approach social media with a multifaceted strategy for spreading your message and getting the attention of your audience.

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. Of course, raising money via Twitter is nothing new – companies like TweetDonate and tinygive have built entire software platforms designed to help nonprofits raise money using the social network.

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How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

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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. How to find a balance between the organization’s Twitter account and an ED’s account. NOTE: This webinar is NOT an “Introductory to Twitter” course.

Afraid of Twitter? 5 Quick Tips

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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? In it, I walk you through how to get started on Twitter from setting up an account, to getting more followers, to building up a community and establishing thought leadership in your industry. More resources: 4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout.

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. By the way, the tool I used for the visuals once I downloaded the Twitter dataset was Netlytic.

6 Advanced Twitter Features for Nonprofits

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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 unveiled a fresh new mobile feature for Android and iOS this month called Night Mode. Twitter (@twitter) July 26, 2016. Let’s face it, sometimes you have to just block people on Twitter. 5) Twitter Alerts.

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? In our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we found that c ommunications directors have a much stronger preference for Twitter over executive directors and development directors. Are you one of those communications directors who loves Twitter?

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

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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! twitterThat'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. Check out these examples + learn how to pump up your organization's IRL impact one tweet at a time.

SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

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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. Here’s the help section on creating and using Twitter lists. In other words, you can’t use a Twitter list to send tweets TO a specific group. Here are 8 Twitter list ideas for nonprofits to try: 1.

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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?

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

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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). Use this tool to quickly visualize a network based on a Twitter username. Probably the best way to get a quick contextual idea of how a particular account engages on Twitter.

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My Five Favorite Twitter Tools

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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.

All We Are Saying, Is Give Twitter a Chance

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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.

Might a Rotating Twitter Account Work for You?

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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. This particular example aside, I think the idea of a curated Twitter account with rotating voices is an interesting one. Content Curation Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications nptech Social Networking twitter

Navigating a Twitter Name Change

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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. You must upload an avatar – gone is the unhatched egg of Twitter’s old days, and now if you don’t upload an avatar it looks like a person’s silhouette. With the new feature Pinned Tweet, you can pin one tweet that you would like to feature to the top of your Twitter profile.

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? A few months (or years) ago, you signed up for a Twitter account. You have now realized that keeping up with the never-ending stream of news and content on Twitter can be overwhelming and stressful.

Twitter Promotes Social Good

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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. If you click on that little link, you are directed to “ hope140.org &# with a personal note from @ev and @biz, the founders of Twitter. For those wanting to be featured, Twitter refers you to its case studies to learn best practices.

Tweet, tweet.Do You Twitter?

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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

#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. Nonprofits should not only be using Twitter to broadcast their own pertinent information about their current successes and their upcoming events but also to share similar information about the efforts of their peers. 5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter.

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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. Here are 11 things the @NYTimes staff can teach nonprofits about using Twitter: 1) Have a goal. Twitter is an up-to-the-second social network. 6) Use Twitter to establish authority.

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

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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. If you’re struggling to “get” Twitter, Twitter chats just may give you that “aha” moment that turns you into a fan of the platform. OTHER TWITTER CHAT LISTS.

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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. Nonprofits should not only be using Twitter to broadcast their own pertinent information about their current successes and their upcoming events but also to share similar information about the efforts of their peers. 5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter.

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“Locked Out of Twitter” Blues

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As you ponder that, check out this great (and short) video about Suzanne Falter-Barnes who recently lost her Twitter account. Video is the rage these days. It’s fairly easy to produce and distribute (through YouTube). With a Flip camera or an iPhone you can capture video quickly and have it available on your website or blog in no time. Think about the implications! We’ve known a picture is worth a thousand words. So, what is a video worth?

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

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Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Twitter Policy

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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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Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

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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. Sure, you can do it that way, directly using only the apps or the.com sites, but you’ll be much more effective if you use other software with them. I’m talking about names you’ve heard of, like. Hootsuite. Buffer.

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

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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. Find this Twitter feature in Discover> Find friends. TWITTER TECHNIQUE: Group Your People with Twitter Lists. Once you find people, you want to keep tabs on them, and there is no better way on Twitter than Lists.

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.

How to quickly geofilter a Twitter search query

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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 tutorialA few years ago, I created a series of short 1-minute video tutorials explaining how to use specific features of various social tools out there. This was partly out of experimentation and partly because I kept getting asked similar questions over and over again via email.

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

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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 . Doesn’t Twitter have bigger worries with rampant abuse, harassment and Russian bots? Twitter says hold on a minute. The post WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count? I’ll be honest.

Twitter Fundraising: Operation Smile's 140 Smiles Campaign

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For a while, most questions one would hear about Twitter would be "what is it?" Most webinars I've sat in about Twitter fundraising have included basics of the Twitter world, like how to post, reTweet, and, in some cases, redirect people to your fundraising page. Most of us, at this point, are using Twitter to tell folks about what we are doing, post interesting stories and accomplishments, maybe ask them to our website to give thru that channel.

#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. Even more than the Facebook logo that we discussed a couple of weeks ago, the icon for the social-media site Twitter comes in all shapes, sizes, and numbers ? For example, on promoting one’s Twitter account: Do: Use one of the Twitter buttons as a link to your account online. And no. Birds of a feather?

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.

Hugh Jackman offers $100,000 on Twitter

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I saw this late last night on Twitter: Hugh Jackman is offering $100,000 to a nonprofit that can passionately explain their cause in 140 characters or less. . Get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one www.twitter.com. Tags: Twitter Website/Internet link]. I think this is a great exercise in being laser-focused, concise and compelling.

Twitter Bios: Experts Versus Beer

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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. ‘ Now that might make ya go hmm…and in case you’re wondering who they are, I was hoping you’d ask: 1,000+ Recruiters on Twitter. Some Twitter Bio Tips: 1. More Resources: 5 Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Profile. Why Your Twitter Bio is Important.

Tips for Writing Facebook and Twitter Updates

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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?&# Or more specifically, what do you want the reaction to be when your tweet or update is read? I think this boils down to three basic choices in nonprofit social media. You want people to. DO Something. You are calling them to some kind of action. THINK Something.

#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. Twitter could be described as a social networking platform that punches above its weight class. Twitter turned six this past March, and by its own accounts has some 140 million users sending some 340 million tweets a day.

Top nonprofit bloggers to follow on Twitter

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VolunteerSpot named it’s top 29 nonprofit bloggers to follow on Twitter this week and guess who made the list? And if you’re not following me on Twitter, you can find me at www.Twitter.com/SandyRees. After all, on Twitter, it’s only 140 characters long! Tags: Internet Resources social media blogging Twitter You’ll find me in the #8 spot! Woohoo! I’m so flattered that folks find my blog ramblings helpful and worthwhile.

Twitter Fundraising: Holy Grail or Fail Whale?

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Everybody's talking about Twitter (a social network quickly gaining popularity) and its potential for online fundraising, but is anyone actually raising money with it? What are the key success factors shared by non-profits who have used Twitter successfully? Where do non-profits start on Twitter? These questions and more will be covered in what is expected to be one of the most attended 911 Calls of the year.

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?

Telling Your Story Over Time on Twitter and Facebook

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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.