Twitter hashtags for non-profits

14 Jun
Use Twitter as a listening tool to discover great ideas from others

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How do you get the word out about your charity, non-profit or fund-raising effort? Use Twitter as a listening tool to discover great ideas from others, and use Twitter as a talking tool to share your message efficiently.

Use popular Twitter non-profit hashtags, create your own hashtags (just lead with the pound symbol – #), double-up on hashtags (#nonprofits and #nptech), and localize (tell ‘em where your located – #toledo).

  • Replace the word non-profit in a tweet with #nonprofit.
  • Build your tribe with #FollowFriday. Highlight other nonprofit organizations and show appreciation to contributors.
  • Follow #fundraising trends including #nptech
  • Ready for an event? Set your hashtags (#[event] and [campaign] ). Make your group aware of the hashtags and consistently use them. Make sure that you produce a few tweets that explain what your hashtag means. Toledo’s #exclaim is a yearly music festival – join us #nonprofit.
  • Don’t forget to localize your event: #exclaim2011 set for #toledo
  • #volunteer[s] follow the call – call them with the hashtag.

Find a Twitter chat

Build innovation and creativity by joining a Twitter chat with other non-profit teams. Look for others sharing ideas by attending a Twitter chat (all times Eastern).

  • #npcons – nonprofit consultants (third Tuesday of the month, 4-5 p.m.)
  • #smNPchat – small nonprofits (Host is Pamela Grow; every other Friday, 12-1 p.m.)
  • #nptalk – nonprofit talk (Host is Nicole Harrison; every Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.)
  • #ynpchat – young nonprofit professionals (Host is Rosetta Thurman; first Wednesday of month, 4-5 p.m.)
  • #socentchant – social entrepreneurs (first Wednesday of month, 4-6 p.m.)

Best finds



5 Responses to “Twitter hashtags for non-profits”

  1. Joe Michaels July 13, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    I must be THE slowest person, in terms of comprehension. I STILL don’t understand the hashtag. (Perhaps, too many hash BAGS when I was younger!)

  2. Zombie Spirituality July 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Whats a Twitter?

  3. klcesarz July 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    The hashtag is the ‘password’ to grant you access to the conversation. Try #contentstrategy sometime.

  4. Joe Michaels July 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    To WHAT conversation? Something within Twitter? To where do I “post” it? Like I said, I must be the slowest. #idiot.

  5. klcesarz July 16, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    I marvel at the tags in Twitter Trends (right-hand rail). Click on one for a better understanding of a ‘curated conversation.’ Today’s favorites – #wafflehouse and #fatbands. Try #guitar for a normal conversation.

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