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Is it better to Retweet old-school style, or use Twitter’s Retweet function?

Whether it is better and more productive to Retweet old-school style or with just one-click using Twitter’s Retweet function is a question I have been asking myself for months now, and the truth is I just don’t know the answer yet. Both methods have their pros and

10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits

An online database of Twitter Apps called oneforty currently lists almost 2,900 third-party Twitter Apps. While some nonprofits have been early adopters of Twitter Apps, the vast majority are not. They may not even know the tools exist. Once you start browsing around and experimenting, you’ll quickly

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. The majority have moved on to Facebook and Twitter. That said, MySpace is not dead. Traffic has definitely sloooowed, but the site still has 57 million monthly visitors in the

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009 For those 79% of

Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

Recent studies have revealed that the vast majority of nonprofits do not know how to measure ROI (Return on Investment) from utilizing social media. Below are 5 simple, low-cost ways nonprofits can measure ROI with a minimal time investment of only a couple of hours a month.

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Here’s how: 1) Create a “Favorite Nonprofits” List

10 Popular #Hashtags for Nonprofits

If used correctly, #hashtags can be very useful to nonprofits on Twitter. Hashtags allow your organization to participate and inspire conversations (and in the process get new followers) and organize the Twitterverse around campaigns (#climatechange) and events (#openwebawards). The problem is that there so many hashtags floating