For those of you that are active on Twitter, following hashtags (#) can be a great source of information and an easy way to add your content to the conversation. You have access to a vast community on Twitter of smart, innovative, and engaging individuals looking to share what they know. Take a moment to get to know them and see how you can add your voice (and value) to the conversation. Here are 6 Twitter hashtags to follow:
1. #nonprofit – This is a pretty broad and fast paced tweet stream that gives tweeters a general understand of what is going on in today’s nonprofit world.
2. #fundraising – This hashtag includes anything from traditional, political, and online fundraising to social media fundraising best practices. This is also a great place for industry news and trends.
3. #nptech – This hashtag stands for “nonprofit technology”. From new online fundraising platforms, nonprofit social media, digital marketing, to microcredit loans, this hashtag helps bring together conversation around the way technology impacts how we give back.
4. #sm4np – This hashtag stands for “social media for nonprofits”. From new sites like Pinterest to optimizing Facebook posts, this hashtag helps leverage the wisdom of the crowds in regards to nonprofit social media.
5. #philanthropy – Though a little different from the previous hashtags, #philanthropy gives us a look at the other side of charity. From corporations to wealthy individuals to political enthusiasts, understanding where large, charitable contributions are going is a great way to review giving trends.
6. #donors – This hashtag is generally specific to donations. This means content surrounding the giving and receiving of donations. These are interesting perspectives that help give an individual a fuller perspective on the world of giving. Though we personally would like to see more fundraisers than donors, we can’t afford to overlook these important contributors.
Armed with all this information, see what wisdom you can leverage from, and contribute to, the nonprofit crowd.