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Report from UK's first nfptweetup

Report from UK's first nfptweetup

Around 30 people from the charity sector or with an interest in it gathered above a Soho bar in London for the UK’s first tweetup for the charity sector.

A tweetup is a meeting of people to discuss , the micro-blogging tool, or perhaps also one that has been initiated by using .

Organised by charity new media expert Rachel Beer and sponsored by Justgiving, the four-hour event enabled a wide variety of people to meet, share ideas and inspiration, and find out more about how charities and voluntary organisations are using Twitter and could make even better use of it.

In the spirit of sharing, some of the participants put together a joint Powerpoint so that they could share a tip, an idea, or an example of Twitter in action by charities.

(Incidentally, this slideshow was named a slideshow of the day at Slideshare).

The event was organised by The Charity Place, a new online forum for charity sector staff or those who work with charities “to provide opportunities to connect, collaborate, learn and share”.

You can see some photos of the event:

There are plenty of videos of the event, such as this one:and here are some I took:

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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