Net Tueday Philly: Nonprofits and Twitter

From: Seth H.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:38 PM
The next Net Tuesday will be next Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 ? 9:00 PM at Buffalo Billiards at 118 Chestnut Street.

Come learn about how nonprofit and social change organizations are using the micro-blogging service Twitter.

The popularity and creative use of Twitter by organizations has been growing exponentially.

  • How are nonprofit and social change organizations using Twitter to engage with their audiences?
  • What strategies are useful, and what pitfalls should you avoid?
  • Can you really say anything in 140 characters?
  • And how can you tell if your efforts in the ?Twittersphere? are effective?

Join an interactive discussion about lessons learned and future plans of local nonprofit and social change organizations for using Twitter. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will be discussing its recent use of Twitter to engage its members in online advocacy efforts and "live reporting" from events like Philadelphia City Council meetings. Take a look at their Twitter stream here:

We?re also inviting other local groups -- if you work with or know of a local organization using Twitter, let us know!

Philadelphia Net Tuesday organizers will be Tweeting in advance of our gathering as well as at the event. We encourage you to Tweet about it as well -- just use the hashtag #phlnet2 -- and if you're not on Twitter, you can follow along here:

We have a special sponsor this week: bg Theory, an Internet marketing training company. In support of Net Tuesday, bg Theory is offering a discount off of their upcoming Google Adwords seminars in Philly May 20 and 21. We'll send out details for obtaining the discount in a followup email.

RSVP's via the Meetup page are helpful, but not required. Feel free to show up, and bring a friend. See you next Tuesday!

-- Seth (Twitter: @sethhorwitz) and Ivan (Twitter: @rootwork)

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