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30 Twitter Tips for the NonProfit Worker

30 Twitter Tips for the NonProfit Worker


11. Be diverse

It is definitely okay to tweet about yourself and whatever you are promoting but you should also try to take an interest in other people and happenings.

12. Create a classroom account

There is no rule saying that you can’t have more than one Twitter account. You can have your own as well as a classroom account specifically for students and parents.

13. Use Twitter in the classroom

There are many different ways to use Twitter in the classroom. You can post updates for students and parents. You can also encourage students to collaborate through Twitter while they are in the classroom.

14. Create a collaborative story

Many writing teachers have begun using Twitter as a platform for collaborative stories. The teacher starts and then asks each student to continue the story through 140 character tweets.

15. Beware of posting too much info

It is acceptable to tweet about your students or things that are happening in your classroom but it may be best to maintain some anonymity–especially when it comes to young students.

16. Ask questions

Twitter is a great place to get opinions and ideas from fellow teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and learn as much as you can.

17. Answer questions

If you have knowledge to share, by all means share it. You can do this through Twitter or though crowdsourcing services like TweetBrain.

18. Retweet

Retweeting valuable info is a great way to share with the community and build your network. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due.

19. Feed your blog to Twitter

If you have an org blog, you can feed your posts to your Twitter account. There are several free services that will help you do this. One of the most popular is Twitterfeed.

20. Track links you share on Twitter

You can find out if your followers are clicking through on links by using a tracker like TweetBurner.

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