Increase donations to your nonprofit through Twitter

Cartoon of Twitter blue birds on wire

In only its second year of existence, #GivingTuesday brought together more than 10,000 nonprofit participants and garnered more than 269,000 tweets to kick off the giving season on Dec. 3, 2013.

#GivingTuesday is a national movement for the creation of a dedicated day of giving on the Tuesday following the shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Nonprofits use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter to link their holiday fundraising campaign to the national giving conversation.

If your nonprofit didn’t participate in this year’s event, you might consider brushing up on your Twitter skills to prepare yourself for the December 2014 campaign. Here are some online guides to help you craft the best tweets for your cause:

Top 10 Giving Tuesday Tweets – SalsaLabs.com
Good examples of effective tweets.

Twitter for Nonprofits – SalsaLabs.com & Media Cause
Free 44-page in-depth primer for getting started with Twitter.

Twitter for Organizations and Nonprofits – Twitter.com
Tips and best practices straight from the source.

Twitter for Nonprofits – Minnesota Council for Nonprofits
Basic primer for getting your nonprofit’s Twitter account started.

Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Tweeple – About.com
Reasons to use Twitter and tips for best practices.

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