…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:
- Read the other posts I’ve written on Twitter for nonprofits
- Check out the Twitter webinar coming up on January 30.
- Sign up for a free Twitter account
- Start following people! You can follow me at twitter.com/marcapitman.
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!
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?
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.