October 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

I think it says something that the YMCA, in spite of being largely inactive on Facebook, still managed to get 24k fans.

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Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and CraigConnects, published some interesting statistics pertaining to how non-profits use social media to further their goals. In this study, Newmark focused on which non-profits are using Facebook the most and who is using social media most effectively. It is also interesting to see if there is a correlation between the highest earning charities and their activity on these web related resources.

Here are some interesting findings from this study posted on Marketwatch.com:

  • 92 percent of the top 50 nonprofits have at least one social media presence on their website homepage.
  • PBS is the nonprofit organization with the most followers on Twitter – 840,653.
  • The nonprofit following the most people on Twitter is the American Cancer Society – 200,522.
  • The American Red Cross was the first organization on the list to create a Twitter account.
  • Food for the Poor is the most talkative nonprofit…

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