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NonProfits on Twitter

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NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by W Editor at May 11, 2009 03:40 PM

More and more people / organisations seem to be on Twitter (including us at KnowHowNonProf) but is it just another shiny thing or a great tool that you can really use to communicate your message?

There are the obvious cons (updating and following others can eat your time, getting your head round the etiquette, format and add-ons takes a while) but there are pros too (its easy to keep up-to-date with what other like-minded people / organisations are doing, you can instantly tell all your followers your news).

Here are some useful Twitter links:

Have your say

  • If you are using Twitter, what advice would you give to others thinking of getting started?
  • What is Twitter good / bad for?
  • Do you have to be a certain type of person to tweet?

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by W Editor at May 12, 2009 10:45 AM

More about nonprofits using Twitter and Facebook in an article in The Times yesterday.

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by W Editor at May 20, 2009 03:55 PM

Tips for brands starting out on Twitter - great tips from econsultancy.

What advice would you add to this?

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by Matthew Moss at Jan 07, 2010 10:38 AM

There are a lot of resources and guides out there, but a few I have enjoyed are:

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by Paul Webster at Apr 08, 2010 01:19 PM

I'm keeping a list of local support provider organisations that are using Twitter, for example local CVS' or Voluntary Action type organisations.

The list is on the navcaboodle website (login required) -, the page also has other links to Twitter guides and a presentation.

If you already use Twitter i've grouped these organisations in a 'Twitter List' so you can see what they are saying in a single place. The link is

Hope these help



Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by Damien Clarkson at Apr 08, 2010 02:07 PM


Thanks for these Paul all really useful. Another new list is the Because its good Twitter list which is made up digitally engaged charities and individuals.



Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by member4326 at May 24, 2010 11:50 AM

this is really useful, thanks

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by W Editor at Sep 22, 2010 12:42 PM

There are some great Twitter tips from Rachel Beer via Media Trust here. There are some really insightful tips about making the most of your Twitter voice.

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by John Oliver at Nov 05, 2010 01:54 PM

Another useful guide I've stumbled across has everything for small nonprofits wanting to get started with Twitter including how to use it for fundraising. 

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by Rachel Beer at Nov 13, 2010 01:00 PM

Thanks for sharing my tips, Madeleine.

There are also some presentations on my Slideshare account that might be useful - one of which, 'an introduction to Twitter for charities', for a Media Trust seminar, includes a range of tips collected from charities through NFPTweetup events.  There's another, produced for CharityComms, which is quite a bit more indepth.

The NFPtweetup slideshare account also has a range of presentations from charities on their use of Twitter, where you can gain some useful insights, ideas and learnings.

You may also find it useful to come along to NFPtweetup events - many charities do - and they're absolutely free for anyone working at a nonprofit organisation, to make it easy to attend.

Oh, and you can follow me on Twitter, of course!

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by Anne Nicholls at Mar 29, 2011 05:24 PM

I am doing some consultancy work for a small Indian charity with an even smaller UK base. They only have about 150 Twitter followers. How can I increase this? 

Re: NonProfits on Twitter

Posted by W Editor at Mar 31, 2011 11:38 AM

Hi Anne,

I've just started a 'how to get more followers on Twitter' guide which has some tips. Can you tell us what your Twitter address is and we can see if we can offer any specific ideas?


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