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… 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.