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

November 1, 2009
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 Lists can say a lot about your character and what’s important to...

10 Popular #Hashtags for Nonprofits

October 29, 2009
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 around on Twitter, that’s it tough to keep track of which hashtags...

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

October 19, 2009
Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out”. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector. This time around I limited the list...

10,000 Nonprofits On Twitter!

October 17, 2009
This morning I followed my 10,000th nonprofit on Twitter! A young nonprofit dedicated to building schools for girls in developing countries named Circle of Women. That they are number 10,000 is completely random, but I am pleased that it is an organization with a mission dear to my heart. I worked for a number of years in international development...

Three Strategies for Using the “Favorite” Function on Twitter

October 9, 2009
This morning I randomly selected 10 nonprofits on Twitter and viewed their “Favorites”. Eight of those had never Favorited a Tweet, and the other two had Favorited a couple of Tweets, but more than three months ago. At @NonprofitOrgs, I started using “Favorites” regularly a few months ago and it is has made managing the chaos of Twitter (which...

Five [More] Fun and Fabulous Twitter Tools for Nonprofit Organizations and Activists

September 16, 2009
A continuation of the original Five Fun and Fabulous Twitter Tools for Nonprofit Organizations and Activists, here are five more fun and fabulous tools that nonprofits can use to spruce up their Twitter campaigns: 1) Trottr: Trottr allows you to record brief audio messages with your cell phone that are then hosted on the Trottr Web site. After you...

10 Insights Gained from Spending 7,280 Hours on Social Media Websites

September 1, 2009
This week marks my 3 and half year anniversary of launching the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace. That decision changed the course of my life and my career. Today, I now also run “Nonprofit Organizations” profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn, and my business has done well enough that I can from home full-time. I spend an average...