Join the Twitter Chat on #GivingTuesday and Social Media!

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It’s best to start planning for #GivingTuesday early.

#GivingTuesday started in 2012 to balance the rampant commercialism of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. It’s an opportunity for consumers and businesses alike to remember the less fortunate in the world and to join together to give back in meaningful ways. This year, #GivingTuesday is on December 1st. It’s best start planning early and that’s why you should join us for the Twitter chat about it on August 28th at 1 pm EST. After the chat, at 2 pm, will be a social hour wherein everyone can talk amongst themselves. Join the community at #SM4NP, our biweekly Twitter chat.

We’ve invited our partners and experts to share resources, advise and more with our community. We are excited to have the following featured guests:

Kait Sheridan, Director of Partnerships & Programs, 92Y (#GivingTuesday)

David Gunn, Political Accounts Manager, Salsa

Rob Wu, CEO, CauseVox

The questions

Q1: What should you be doing right now for #GivingTuesday?

Q2: How can you stand out amongst nonprofits during #GivingTuesday?

Q3: How is #GivingTuesday changing the face of philanthropy?

Q4: What do you do after #GivingTuesday is over?

Q5: What are your top resources and social media tips for #GivingTuesday?


Click to Tweet: Start planning for #GivingTuesday early- join me at #SM4NP on 8/28 to do just that w/ @SM4Nonprofits. #tweetchat



Help amplify the chat beforehand on Twitter by RTing or tweeting about the chat. Follow @SM4Nonprofits on Twitter to stay connected.

Find the chat by searching on Twitter for #SM4NP or #M4NP (or an alternative site for tweetchats like

During the chat, we will start with welcomes and icebreakers, and then lead the discussion with 5  thoughtful questions through our handle @SM4Nonprofits.

You’ll answer Q1 with A1, and Q2 with A2. Always include the hashtag  #SM4NP. Feel free to talk to others in the chat, ask questions, get sidetracked, be thoughtful, and be social.

After the chat will be a social hour, wherein people can talk amongst themselves, so bring your questions to that!

Reading List:

Past Chats

Why Should Your Nonprofit be Mobile Ready? During our first #M4NP in March, we strategized about the importance of mobile strategy. Storify Recap | Blog Post

How to Incorporate SMS in Nonprofit Messaging We teamed up with Mobile Commons to provide an in-depth look into the possibilities inherent in SMS- a powerful organizing tool for nonprofits. Storify Recap | Blog Post

After Mobilegeddon: The Mobile-Responsive Nonprofit Website The mobile internet shift is nothing to fear, we agreed. Lots of well-informed people shared their insights, including our partners Cornershop Creative, who’s been working with us on our own mobile website! Storify Recap | Blog Post

Measuring What Matters in Social Media We didn’t take it easy for our first Twitter chat- we delved deep into data. We talked about the insights and strategy behind social media analytics. Storify Recap |Blog Post

Telling the Story of Nonprofits via Blogging We talked about how nonprofits can tackle hurdles within blogging and use it as an effective way to tell your nonprofit’s story, connect with supporters, and gain exposure with new audiences. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Activating Volunteers through Social Media There are some very compelling ways to recruit and retain volunteers through social. For this chat, we partnered with Catchafire, Sensei Project, and VolunteerMatch- all of whom provided incredible insights. Storify Recap | Blog Post | Guest Post | Recap post

Gaining Influence: Power Tips for Power Users of Social Media It’s pretty incredible the reach and impact that can be achieved through social. We talked Guy Kawasaki’s #ArtofSocial and other thoughts on power tips for power users. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Storytelling through Social Media  In their communications, nonprofits focus too much on how they do things and their theory of change  but far less about how they’ve made a change or accomplished an outcome. We talked about how nonprofits can lift the causes and constituents they serve through effective storytelling. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Mobile Email for Nonprofits Because mobile makes the web more immediate, nonprofits can harness support more quickly. We explored best practices for nonprofit emails in a mobile web, including how nonprofits can harness that immediacy for change. Storify Recap | Blog Post

A Twitter Chat on Twitter Chats This very-meta twitter chat tackled how nonprofits can use this tool most effectively to drive fundraising, advocacy, and community building. Storify Recap | Blog Post

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