The official word from Twitter on how to harness the power of the platform for any cause.
As recent events in Japan, the Middle East, and Haiti have shown, Twitter offers a unique platform to connect individuals and influence change in ways that were unthinkable only a short time ago. In Twitter for Good, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Twitter’s head of corporate social innovation and philanthropy, shares the same strategies she offers to organizations launching cause-based campaigns. Filled with dynamic examples from initiatives around the world, this groundbreaking book offers practical guidelines for harnessing individual activism via Twitter as a force for social change.
- Reveals why every organization needs a dedicated Twitter strategy and explains how to set one
- Introduces the five-step model taught at trainings around the world: T.W.E.E.T. (Target, Write, Engage, Explore, Track)
- Author @claired is the head of corporate social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, collaborating with organizations like Nike, Pepsi, MTV, the American Red Cross, charity:water, Room to Read, the Gates Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, the Case Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Kiva, the United Nations, Free the Children, Committee to Protect Journalists, Partners in Health, FEMA, Ushahidi, The Acumen Fund
With more than 200 million users worldwide, Twitter has established itself as a dynamic force, one that every business and nonprofit must understand how to use effectively.
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Table of ContentsForeword ix by Biz Stone
Chapter 1 Be a Force for Good 3
Chapter 2 T (Target): Why Tweet? 13
Chapter 3 W(Write): Why You Should Tweet like Kanye 43
Chapter 4 E (Engage): Tools to Win 75
Chapter 5 E (Explore): Finding Everybody, and Bringing Everybody to You 117
Chapter 6 T (Track): Making Sure You’ve Hit Your Mark 139
Chapter 7 Applying the T.W.E.E.T. Framework 161
Top Questions Reference List 193
About the Author 200