The Twitter Chat on Twitter Chats!

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This month’s topic

 

This week’s #SM4NP twitter chat is meta; it’s a twitter chat on twitter chats! Specifically, how can nonprofits use this tool most effectively to drive fundraising, advocacy, and community building? Join us on Friday, August 14th at 1-2 pm EST with co-host Jo Miller @jm_grants from #Grantchat and featured guests @SaludToday, @fundchat, @livegoode, @genchat, @OurParents & @womenofteal & @btrfly12 of @gyncsm. A large group of people to share their insights on hosting these things so that YOUR nonprofit can go ahead and start one today! They are incredibly fun avenues that nonprofits can use to drive meaningful engagement. 

The questions

 

  • Q1: What should nonprofits realize before they start their own Twitter chats? #SM4NP
  • Q2: How can Twitter chat organizers ask questions that people want to answer? #SM4NP
  • Q3: What are the best ways to recruit attendants? #SM4NP
  • Q4: What are your tips to keep people engaged for the whole length of the chat? #SM4NP
  • Q5: How can Twitter chats help nonprofits?

 


Click to Tweet: What should nonprofits realize before they start their own Twitter chats? Let’s learn together at #SM4NP Fri Aug 14 at 1pm EST!


 

How-To

 

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

 

Past #SM4NP chats

 

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 The reach and impact that can be achieved through social is pretty incredible. We talked about 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

 

Click to Tweet: What should nonprofits realize before they start their own Twitter chats? Let’s learn together at #SM4NP Fri Aug 14 at 1pm EST!

 

 

 

 

 

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