Monday Web Favorites: #MakeItHappen, Twitter for Nonprofits, and Thanksgivukkah
Happy Monday! We thought we’d take a moment to look back on the week that’s passed and share some of our favorite things that may come in handy for the week ahead. Take a look…
Schusterman #MakeItHappen Campaign:
Got a great idea to make change in your community? The good folks over at the Schusterman Foundation want to help you make it happen! Check out the video below, explore the website, and follow the conversation on Twitter to find out what’s already been submitted and accepted – and to share your idea. The campaign is accepting submissions for all kinds of projects through the end of December.
Twitter for Nonprofits
Twitter, like Facebook, went public last week. Twitter's short messages and frenetic pace can feel overwhelming, but we've found it's a great place for organization to connect with press outlets, develop personal learning networks, and find/curate great content. Have you been struggling with Twitter and not sure where to go from here, or ready to give the 140-character limit a try? Here are some great resources shared this week to help cut through the buzz and tweet like a pro.
Don't pass up reading 24 Best Practices for Nonprofits Using Twitter from the smart crew at SocialBrite. Here are a couple of their suggestions that we really like:
- Don't overcomplicate Twitter
- Use calls to action
- Rephrase it, then go again
- Be gracious
And finally, read through the Top Ten Twitter Dos for Nonprofits. This is a simple, clear article, with some great examples of nonprofits rocking the Twitterverse. Our favorite nugget from this one? "Use Twitter advanced search." Twitter is a great listening tool – use the advanced search to find your people and hear what they have to say!
By now we all know that many of us are soon to take part in a, quite literally, once-in-a-lifetime event merging Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah: Thanksgivukkah! Much delightful kitsch has been shared in honor of this special occasion…here are a few of our favorites:
JewishBoston.com's impressive collection of 101 Thanksgivukkah-themed pins on this Pinterest board.
The Thanksgivukkah Food Face-off, brought to you by The Jew and the Carrot. Which would YOU rather taste?
And finally, here's a YouTube playlist of some soon-to-be simultaneously classic and defunct Thanksgivukkah tunes, compiled by our friends over at The Jewish Education Project.
AND one bonus favorite thing from the interwebs we couldn’t resist sharing…
This picture and simple story about letting another man sleep on his shoulder on the subway, was dragged from obscurity to virality due, in great part, to the work of Elad Nehorai of PopChassid and Charidy. It’s a beautiful example of kindness, empathy, and the power of the social web.
What have been your favorite things on the Web this week? Share them with Miriam via email or in the comments, and they may be featured next time!