Although many people may not think of Twitter as a “search engine” this has been an extraordinarily helpful Twitter feature for Earth Links’ need to share information with small organizations in other countries doing work such as native forest protection. We have found these groups are often lost in google searches because of their small web presence but using the Twitter features that suggest other groups, “Who to Follow” or “Search Twitter”, has allowed us to find tens, if not hundreds, of such groups and individuals in a very short amount of time.

If Twitter works for you here are tools that allow you to do things that you may find yourself wishing you could do such as setting a time for your tweet to go out in the future.

10 Insanely Useful Free Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have only used twitter in a very simple ways but in the future we hope to use it more fully.  For ideas on how to use Twitter creatively we have been looking at these very popular nonprofit Twitter users.

Top Nonprofits on Twitter – Nonprofits With the Most Twitter Followers