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Twitter Thursday: Here’s Who We’re Following

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s Twitter Thursday again! Which means not only are we one day closer to the weekend than we were yesterday, but it’s also time for our weekly Twitter shout out here on our blog.

And you can always follow NCG on twitter at

Here’s Who We’re Following on Twitter

NCG member California Council for the Humanities‘s mission is to “connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future.”

And in this day and age, Twitter is the perfect way to quickly connect people online. Cal_Humanities uses their Twitter account to share information about their grantmaking and support causes that align with their mission.

Here’s their most recent activity on Twitter:

Applying for one of our grants this fall? Sign up now for a FREE Doc. Project workshop 9/28 or Story Fund webinar 9/29.

Want to know how artists were commissioned for SF’s Valencia Street Posts or Art on Market St poster series? Ask @SFAC:

Story time TODAY! Hear fantastic banned books read aloud by state leaders in honor of banned bk week at CA State Library.


CHCFNews, a.k.a. NCG member California HealthCare Foundation works to promote better health care for all Californians by focusing on 4 areas through their work:

  • Improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for Californians with chronic disease.
  • Reducing barriers to efficient, affordable health care for the underserved.
  • Promoting greater transparency and accountability in California’s health care system.
  • Supporting the implementation of health reform and advancing the effectiveness of California’s public coverage programs.

To that end, California HealthCare Foundation uses Twitter to share information on a variety of healthcare issues. Here’s a sampling of their tweets:

Kids exhibit the mental health effects of family financial strife. New from CHCF Center for Health Reporting.

Last month Governor Schwarzenegger joined other state leaders to launch the California Telehealth Network, which u… –

CHCF President Mark Smith outlines how the Foundation is both fine-tuning its strategy and adapting to support the… –


While doing research on social media for nonprofits and foundations, I came across Nonprofit Geekery, a blog that features “social media strategy, content management, widget-y goodness. For geeks. In nonprofits.”

After developing a bit of a cyber crush on Nonprofit Geekrey–which is a fantastic name (in my humble opinion) for a blog–I decided to go ahead and follow Matt’s Twitter feed. Here are some of his most recent tweets:

5 iPhone apps to help fight poverty (via @mashable): #nptech

An interesting case study from Apple featuring @charitywater as an innovative nonprofit using iPad: #nptech


The #philanthropy Daily
Now those of you using Twitter may already be following the #philanthropy conversation thread. But did you know that you can view that conversation thread in an easy to read newspaper format?

At our social media workshop yesterday I was demonstrating the website. “organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag.”

With Suki’s encouragement I went ahead and created a daily #philanthropy newspaper. And I have to say, I do like viewing the tweets in this faux newspaper fashion. So take a gander.


Have any Twitter recommendations for us? Let us know who you think we should be following.


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