Social Media Data To Learn From

Social Media Data To Learn From

The annual M+R Benchmarks Study is out and there’s plenty of great nonprofit data to dive into. Over the past few weeks I’ve looked at online fundraising, email and text data. Today I’m going to take a look at social media marketing and fundraising and your nonprofit....
Lessons Learned From Twitter Jail

Lessons Learned From Twitter Jail

I spent most of last week in Twitter jail. The reason? Sarcasm and a robot’s inability to detect it. I’m not kidding. But after 3 long, tweetless days, I was let out. Well, not exactly. Appeal Denied I had appealed Twitter’s decision to flag my tweet and was willing...
An Appeal To Humanity

An Appeal To Humanity

This month I am celebrating a decade on Twitter, my favorite social media platform. I have somehow tweeted almost 137,000 times. My feed is a mix of nonprofit related content, marketing, some sports (especially Boston teams), 80s music and pop culture, humor and yes,...
What I Learned From A 24 Hour Zoomathon

What I Learned From A 24 Hour Zoomathon

Yes, you read that title right. I spent 24 straight hours on Zoom. I assume your first question is: Why? Happy Birthday Last week Wednesday night and Thursday was my Hebrew birthday. I’m not a big birthday celebrator, though in the past 4 years I’ve been in the U.S....
The Best Time

The Best Time

I woke up this morning at 3:04am. Not on purpose. Once I was up I couldn’t fall back asleep. So I did what any normal person would: Turned on my phone and headed to Twitter. Checked my notifications, DM’s, what’s trending and the latest in my feed. At 3:24am, I...