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:
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More about nonprofits using Twitter and Facebook in an article in The Times yesterday.
Tips for brands starting out on Twitter - great tips from econsultancy.
What advice would you add to this?
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) - http://www.navcaboodle.org.uk/profiles/blogs/navca-members-using-twitter, 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 http://twitter.com/#/list/watfordgap/localsupportorgs
Hope these help
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.
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.
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!
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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