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Building Your Tweet Cred: Part 2

A How-To Guide For Nonprofits For Part I of this two-part series, click here Part 2: Develop Your Twitter Strategy You’ve created a profile with a robust bio and stirring visuals, and now you know the lingo. It’s time to think about what you want to accomplish. Step 1: Identify…

Building Your Tweet Cred: Part 1

A How-To Guide For Nonprofits To download the full guide, click here. With over 300 million monthly users, Twitter has quickly become the platform of choice for many nonprofits seeking to reach their followers. By creating a well-designed Twitter account, organizations can tell their story, engage communities, enlarge their volunteer…

Your place for the perfect pattern

Just like a fashion designer needs a good fabric store, web designers need a solid selection of high quality patterns and textures. You can try making your own designs or scouring the web for hi-res Public Domain pics, or you can choose from the 400+ professionally designed patterns at SubtlePatterns.com.…

How to resize images for social media

There’s nothing more disappointing than a perfect graphic severed by social media. From cover photos to Twitter pictures, Facebook posts to Pinterest thumbnails, every outlet has different places for images with slightly different dimensions. The last thing you want is your main message cut in half because your picture doesn’t…

Is it fair to call “brand journalism” journalism?

How much does a source matter? Do we care if we get our daily dose of Internet memes and animals pictures from the Post or Purina? The clicks say no. A cover story in a past issue of the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) delves into the modern and mysterious beast…

Facebook Communities: 4 Ways to Engage

While newer tools like SnapChat and Periscope may get all the buzz, Facebook is still the most popular social network by miles. According to Pew Research Center, 71% of online adults use Facebook. And many of them go there in search of community (whether that means keeping in touch with far-flung…

Building Community with Facebook

When I moved to Seattle in 2008, the first thing I tried to do was make some like-minded friends. A new city can feel pretty isolating without human connections. Growing up in Canada meant that I was lucky to receive lots of practice being friendly and outgoing with people who…

#IAmAScientistBecause: Scientists tell us why they do what they do

Hashtags on Twitter were originally designed to help users sort, filter and follow niche or trending issues. Twitter users are coming up with new and creative ways to use hashtags, including launching social memes that capture our imagination, move us or simply make us smile. We want to shout out…

New Technology for New Power Movements

According to Pew Research Center, two thirds of American adults now own smartphones, and about the same percentage use Facebook. Our supporters are walking around every day with computers in their pockets. They have the technology to shoot and share high quality photos and video, and many have online networks…

How is nonprofit work like a mission to Pluto? (Report from #NN15)

Do you ever feel like you are on a never-ending mission towards a target you can't see, hurtling 30,000 miles-per-hour into a great dark void that's full of unknown obstacles, with a computer as your only lifeline to humanity? Is that just me? In our work, it often feels like…