Live streaming has been thrust into the limelight recently with the release of Periscope --- a free mobile app that allows any user to live stream from wherever they are. The whole concept of Periscope is to virtually place you somewhere in the world you would never be if it weren't for the app. Even as a nonprofit techie, I tend to look at new apps and platforms with a bit … [Read more...] about Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review
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 your tweets … [Read more...] about 25 Nonprofit Twitter tips from the pros
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 many of my Facebook friends … [Read more...] about How social media platforms are responding to the Nepal earthquake, and how you can help
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 frenzied indulgence … [Read more...] about Initial reports for #GivingTuesday indicate astounding success!
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 … [Read more...] about 9 tips for using Twitter to tap into #globaldev community