If you’re not on Twitter…

...you should at least be learning about using Twitter for your nonprofit.

Check out the volume of tweets during the Inauguration:

The green line is last week at the same time. The blue line is this week. Twitter reports up to 5 times as many tweets per SECOND during the peak time. Yes, they measure tweets per second!

All too often, we expect people to come to us to hear our stories. But I've found Twitter to be a terrific way to engage in conversations where people are already having them. And the number of people using Twitter grows every day!

To learn more:

Twitter probably won't totally revolutionize your nonprofit fundraising, the basics still apply. But in an economy like ours, we all need to be learning more about social media tools like Twitter!

About Marc Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear!, director of The Nonprofit Academy, and founder of FundraisingCoach.com. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

Follow him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the pointers, Marc. I am a new fundraising professional. Are there any knowledgeable fundraising pros out there you would recommend me following on Twitter?

  2. Hi Christie,

    Yes! Check out the people that list “fundraising” in their Twitter bio:
    http://www.twellow.com/search.php?q=fundraising. These are great folks doing fabulous work.

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