Jay’s Top Tweets on Philanthropy and Fundraising: 11/20 – 11/27/2009

  1. Ways for NPOs to build a Twitter Following! http://ow.ly/FBJ3 Via @SmartNonprofits @Philanthropy411@Twitter_Tips
  2. See this movie. Pass it on. http://ow.ly/FijW A great reminder of the power of kindness as we enter the holiday season!
  3. Seth Goldman of @HonestTea riffs on corporate philanthropy vs. corporate social responsibility: http://ow.ly/ECm7 What do you think?
  4. A must-read for fundraisers & researchers: The Weekly Major Gift Summary http://ow.ly/FA35 $574 million in gifts this week alone!
  5. Indiana University Receives $10 Million for Breast Cancer Research http://ow.ly/Fd0s Via @BethanyDeines@pndblog
  6. Get 15k people to each give $50 online! @huffingtonpostprofiles @RobinHoodNYC web 2.0 fundraising effort!http://ow.ly/FCpJ
  7. Abe Pollin, Washington Wizards owner and philanthropist, dies at 85 http://ow.ly/FxQI
  8. The Asian perspective on the current financial crisis and what’s ahead for fundraising. Great piece by @usha_ http://ow.ly/EHvT
  9. RT @askdebra: Do you know all the great ways you can search Twitter? 13 examples for Nonprofits by @franswaahttp://ow.ly/EZWd
  10. “Saving Philanthropy” – Moving from Charity to Social Investing, an interesting new documentary in progress http://ow.ly/F01G

Other less popular but perhaps equally important items tweeted this week included a gift of $5 million from Jenny and John Paulson to Southampton Hospital (http://ow.ly/FyfP), a donation of $1 million from actor/director Tyler Perry to the NAACP (http://ow.ly/Fy8b), a gift of $1 million from Mary Cohen to  the Nerman Museum (http://ow.ly/Fzwm), a list of the top 100 US Foundations from the Foundation Center (http://ow.ly/EWVF), a list of the 200 largest US charities from Forbes (http://ow.ly/Fy1b), Eli Broad’s choices for the top seven US philanthropists in Forbes (http://ow.ly/Fhi0), and lots of fundraising and research jobs everywhere.   Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/gordonjayfrost) to see all the individual tweets during the week and to explore my new Twitter lists of top people on Twitter!