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10,000 Nonprofits On Twitter!

October 17, 2009

This morning I followed my 10,000th nonprofit on Twitter! A young nonprofit dedicated to building schools for girls in developing countries named Circle of Women. That they are number 10,000 is completely random, but I am pleased that it is an organization with a mission dear to my heart. I worked for a number of years in international development and it’s true when they say “Empower Women – Change the World.”

Their first project is a secondary school for 1,200 girls in Afghanistan where the female literacy rate is only 12%. Also known as Project Wonkhai, the school opened it’s doors in March 2009. Let’s help them get started on Twitter by following them at @CoWReachnTeach. If you are feeling generous, please join me in making a small donation. Since they use Google Checkout to process their donations, you can give as little as $1. I gave $25 [which will provide 1 student with textbooks and other supplies for 1 year]. If you do make a donation, please let me know by posting a comment below. I’ll return the favor by sending a Tweet to the 76,000+ followers [Wow!] of @NonprofitOrgs letting them know you did so – no matter how small your donation. Just be sure to list the Twitter username you want me to Tweet and you don’t need to say publicly how much you gave.

In an effort to serve as portal to nonprofits on Twitter, @NonprofitOrgs only follows nonprofit organizations [now 10,000!]. If you are nonprofit on Twitter, and I am not yet following your organization, please Tweet:

@Follow Request @NonprofitOrgs

Thank you. Also, Circle of Women… for being number 10,000, you win a free pass for all your staff.🙂

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2009 8:53 am

    Wow, that’s a great source to find other nonprofits, adding you to my Twitter list of lists of nonprofits!

  2. October 19, 2009 8:59 am

    Here’s the list of lists btw
    http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/Beth+Kanter+Twitter+Landing+Page

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      October 19, 2009 9:13 am

      Thanks Beth. I appreciate the link!

  3. October 19, 2009 11:34 am

    Hi Heather,

    You’ve been doing such a fabulous job of navigating and writing about social media for nonprofits we just had to to match your donation to support a student for a year. And Google Checkout made it smooth as silk🙂 Keep up the great work! Thanks!

    @George_Williams
    Planned Legacy

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      October 19, 2009 11:44 am

      Thanks George. Got to love people that take action and put their money where Tweets are.🙂 Just Tweeted you as promised.

  4. October 20, 2009 6:36 am

    Congratulations! That is fabulous!!

  5. February 17, 2010 2:45 am

    Do you want to volunteer and help save a life in Ghana? Then please log on to http://www.varas.org.
    Thanks.

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