How your nonprofit can get the most out of Twitter

ASHLEY HALSEY | February 13, 2020

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Interested in using Twitter on behalf of your nonprofit, social enterprise or cause? Great, that willingness to take the plunge is a big step all by itself. Before you forge ahead, make sure you do the necessary prep work. How do you promote your mission or cause and engage with your followers while maintaining a healthy and respectful relationship with them? Every organization’s approach will vary somewhat, but here are several steps you need to take to have the largest impact and effect real-world change.

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Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC has workers or financial commitments in more than 60 countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada. Together, MCC U.S. and MCC Canada administer this work. MCC is concrete and hands-on. MCC addresses basic human needs such as water, food and shelter and works alongside churches and communities in a variety of efforts to build peace. You can take part in the work of MCC, whether by serving in your home country or abroad, by donating time or money or by canning meat, sewing blankets, assembling kits for humanitarian aid, volunteering in thrift shops or for relief sales or participating in advocacy campaigns.

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Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC has workers or financial commitments in more than 60 countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada. Together, MCC U.S. and MCC Canada administer this work. MCC is concrete and hands-on. MCC addresses basic human needs such as water, food and shelter and works alongside churches and communities in a variety of efforts to build peace. You can take part in the work of MCC, whether by serving in your home country or abroad, by donating time or money or by canning meat, sewing blankets, assembling kits for humanitarian aid, volunteering in thrift shops or for relief sales or participating in advocacy campaigns.

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