June 1, 2015

25 Nonprofit Twitter tips from the pros

by John Haydon

Try to include an image in your tweets. Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train. If you insert insert a “billboard” (photo or graphic image) tweet, people will notice it.-  Noland Hoshino Always, always check your links!–  Jenn Johnson For every self serving post you tweet…engage with one of your constituents. Michael Dougherty Don’t let … Continue reading

April 28, 2015

How social media platforms are responding to the Nepal earthquake, and how you can help

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian / Photo above courtesy of Facebook It was just a few hours after I found out about the devastating Nepal earthquake that I noticed an alert on my Facebook feed that I hadn’t seen before. My colleague who works in Nepal had been marked “Safe” in Facebook’s new “Safety Check” feature, that instantly let me know how … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

Initial reports for #GivingTuesday indicate astounding success!

by Guest

Black Friday sales were down 11% while #GivingTuesday had a banner year! By Ritu Sharma The final numbers are rolling in, and by all accounts the three-year-old day dedicated to giving known as #GivingTuesday, is proving once again that Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only spending days top of mind in our communities. That the long weekend of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

9 tips for using Twitter to tap into #globaldev community

by Guest

Post by Gemma McNeil-Walsh Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises If you were to ask me what my most useful resource during a three-year undergraduate development studies degree has been, I think the answer might surprise you: Twitter. Although I initially joined Twitter so that I could join in on my housemates’ banter about cupcakes and Ryan Gosling … Continue reading

March 3, 2014

How to entice your board into the social media waters

by Caroline Avakian

Find inducements & show them the payoff This is the second part of a two-part series on making the case for your social media plan and initiatives. Also see: • Getting your board on board with social media Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, social media managers. Getting your board engaged and on board with social media can … Continue reading

September 17, 2013

Twtrland: Find your nonprofit’s top influencers

by JD Lasica

Today digital marketing is less about blasting out your message and more about convening a conversation about your product, service or cause. Here’s a look at Twtrland, a new startup that helps businesses and organizations connect with the top influencers in your sector. Continue reading