10 Tips for Twitter during #GiveChoose

10 Tips for Twitter during #GiveChoose

May 5, 2015  GiveChoose.Org A Day of Giving Benefitting Community Charities  Twitter Tip Sheet Twitter is an amazing way to quickly engage and transmit information, and can be a great tool for your online fundraising and building community around your charity. Here are some quick tips. First, follow the Community Foundation Twitter. Our “handle” is @LoudounFauquier. We’ll be reposting tips and ideas for the #GiveChoose event. “Follow” people and organizations that are important to your cause, community and your organization’s mission. You can search for them by name and organization and choose to “follow” them. “Listen” to conversations going on, just like at a party, and then begin talking as you would face-to-face. “Retweet” conversations of those you’re following. In fact, one suggested rule of thumb is to “retweet” 80% of the time, and post fresh tweets 20% of the time. This is how you build community around your organization. Include pictures. Pictures and videos are the most popularly retweeted posts out there. Include “hashtags”—that quintessential element of Twitter. Using a hashtag symbol #before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in a Tweet helps to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search. Hashtags help to create or identify trending topics. Don’t use more than two hashtags per Tweet, and some experts suggest the hashtag should appear toward the end of your message. When you click on a hashtag, you see all other Tweets marked with that keyword. On May 5th, 2015, create a hashtag unique to you, like #ChooseArtSqure during #GiveChoose! Track and research. You can do searches on hashtags to identify conversations...
100 WomenStrong Social Impact Institute

100 WomenStrong Social Impact Institute

The Social Impact Institute in its Leadership Development Program will enroll six executive directors in a six-month executive coaching program focusing on each participant’s goals—and, equally important—how achieving their goal will positively affect the nonprofit that employs them. The six participants will benefit from three one-on-one sessions with Executive Coach Leigh Shields, plus three cohort meetings with the full group between March and September 2015. Full application information is on our website under For...