Social Networking and Non-profits

Part of being a nonprofit is networking and reaching out to the community to ask for help.  Today that means more that just having a bake sale or a spaghetti dinner or raffling off a prize.  Those things are still important, it gives the charity an opportunity to directly interact with their supporters; however, today the use of social media is just as important.  The Internet has given nonprofits an endless stream of supporter and partners.

Today I decided that I would do some general upkeep on our Twitter account (@TCCOC) and I thought it would be a good idea to find and follow some like minded organizations.  It really is impressive‚Ķ the number/diversity of the nonprofit organizations that you can interact with is really astonishing. From clean water projects (@charitywater, @TheWaterProject), AIDS (@GreaterThanAIDS, @AIDSgov), environmental causes(@nature_org, @RainforestUS) , to disaster relief (@SalvationArmyUS, @RedCross) sites like Twitter have really helped nonprofits connect with supporters and partners.

While all these causes are more than worthy of your time and donations, the TCCOC would like to highlight the following organizations.  These are, for the most part, based in the Washington, D.C. area, or they are the national partners of charity organizations that work in D.C.

Fair Chance DC


Fair Chance provides capacity building services to community based nonprofits in Wards 5-8 to give every child in DC the Fair Chance to Succeed.

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DC FoodForAll


Eaters and advocates, growers and wonks, working to bring healthy, sustainable and affordable food to all.


So Others Might Eat


SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital


DC Central Kitchen


DC Nonprofit that uses food as a tool for community empowerment


Capital Area Food Bank


We feed people at risk of hunger


Feeding America


Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity helping more than 37 million Americans each year.


Fredericksburg Area Food Bank


More than 7,000 people are receiving food assistance each month through our network of non-profit, faith-based, and community food assistance organizations.

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