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The Year's Best Nonprofit on Twitter

Nonprofit Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

21st

kidsneedtoread

kidsneedtoread

Providing inspiring books to under-funded schools, libraries, and literacy programs, especially those serving disadvantaged children
Dawn Russo
Dawn Russo I nominate @kidsneedtoread for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... they open young minds through books
kestra
kestra I nominate @kidsneedtoread for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they provide children with books
Laurel Dorn
Laurel Dorn I nominate @kidsneedtoread for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because reading opens kids minds to all kinds of worlds
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60 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in education
1 vote in 1

22nd

Voices of Survivors

Voices of Survivors

Lynn Lane: Founder/ED of Voices of Survivors Foundation, an organization devoted to exploring 'survivorship' and what that means to the individual 'survivor'.
Sam Iatesta
Sam Iatesta RT: @survivors: I nominate @survivors for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit cause Voices of Survivors helps everyday!
Mark Porter
Mark Porter RT @survivors: RT @shortyvotes: @survivors, you were nominated by @marksporter (and 69 others) for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit http://bit.l
Voices of Survivors
Voices of Survivors I nominate @survivors for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because Voices of Survivors helps Survivors everyday!!!!
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62 votes in nonprofit
3 votes in health
2 votes in egocentric
2 votes in design
1 vote in apps

23rd

LIVESTRONG
Libby Hickson
Libby Hickson I nominate @LIVESTRONG for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... they encourage people to be strong fight!
jpoppy
jpoppy I nominate @LIVESTRONG for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...
Debra L
Debra L I nominate @LIVESTRONG for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they are leaders in the fight against cancer.
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54 votes in nonprofit
6 votes in health
2 votes in sports
1 vote in celebrity
1 vote in brand

24th

Immunize CO Kids

Immunize CO Kids

We are the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition - a nonprofit ensuring that Colorado kids get the vaccines they need to keep them healthy!
Dawn A Crawford
Dawn A Crawford Please nominate @immunizecokids for a Shorty Award in #nonprofits - they do great work!!! http://ow.ly/10DUM
Dawn A Crawford
Dawn A Crawford Please nominate @immunizecokids for a Shorty Award in #nonprofits - they do great work!!! http://ow.ly/10DUN
Bandon Decker
Bandon Decker I nominate @ImmunizeCOKids for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they save lives by promoting vaccination.
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49 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in health

25th

AllianceDefenseFund

AllianceDefenseFund

Alliance Defense Fund - a legal alliance defending the right to hear & speak the Truth. Religious Freedom, Sanctity of Human Life, & Traditional Family Values
Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams I vote for @AllianceDefense for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because I believe in what the truths, values, and morals t
ThirstyJon
ThirstyJon I nominate @AllianceDefense for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because we need them for America to remain free.
Anton Kim
Anton Kim I nominate @AllianceDefense for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...
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48 votes in nonprofit

26th

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Bruce Reyes-Chow

3g fil-am, husband, daddy, pastor, hack and seeker of the ideal term for a social media using smug san franciscan urbanite . . . besides jerk.
ihadanidea
ihadanidea I nominate @breyeschow for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit 'cuz he's the first #pcusa mod to use Twitter!
Bruce Reyes-Chow
Bruce Reyes-Chow RT @megoverstreet: I nominate @breyeschow for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit 'cause he makes me wanna lift my hands & shout "Amen, brother ...
Erin Moore
Erin Moore I nominate @breyeschow for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because he challenges us to relevancy.
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40 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in lgbt

27th

Amazon CARES

Amazon CARES

Animal, Human health, safety in poorest areas of Peru´s Amazon. Since 2004. Doris Day Animal League Honoree, Brigitte Bardot Fnd. Grantee
Marcy G
Marcy G I nominate @AmazonCares for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...They help animal charities
sara
sara @AmazonCares PLEASE vote for @frugaldougal in the shorty awards in #nonprofit! He has raised lots of $$ for animal rescues!
Ratbone Rescues
Ratbone Rescues RT @BoneheadMom I nominate @AmazonCares for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they support animal interests.
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41 votes in nonprofit
4 votes in anipals
1 vote in egocentric

28th

SmallCanBeBig.org

SmallCanBeBig.org

Keeping families from falling into homelessness
SmallCanBeBig.org
SmallCanBeBig.org RT @IsJonas: I vote for @SmallCanBeBig for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they make a difference.
jenny
jenny I vote for @SmallCanBeBig for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they make a difference.
Catherine Yamaguchi
Catherine Yamaguchi I nominate @SmallCanBeBig for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...many are a check or 2 away from homelessness.
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39 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric

29th

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

The official World Food Programme Twitter page - fighting hunger worldwide. If you're reading this... you can help! Go to http://www.wfp.org/1billion
Anisah Khan
Anisah Khan I recommend @fighthunger in the Shorty Award category #nonprofit b/c no1 should go hungry; we're making a difference
Rachel Swartzlander
Rachel Swartzlander I nominate @fighthunger for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because of their worldwide efforts to stop hunger.
Noah Finn
Noah Finn I nominate @fighthunger for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because feeding the world is important
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41 votes in nonprofit
4 votes in food
1 vote in health

30th

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Helping children after trauma through / art / story / games / play / song / dance / film / love / hope / people who care.
Sâmia Qumri
Sâmia Qumri I nominate @operationSAFE for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because of his perseverence in helping #children in trauma
Anne Fulmer
Anne Fulmer I nominate @operationSAFE for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...he works with traumatized children!
Carmen L. M. Pereira
Carmen L. M. Pereira I nominate @operationSAFE for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they do a wonderful job with trauma kids
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42 votes in nonprofit
2 votes in traumachildren
1 vote in smiling

31st

twitteruser
Sara Bechor
Sara Bechor I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #nonprofit because...
Nisrina Ulayya
Nisrina Ulayya I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #nonprofit because...
ann lee
ann lee I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #nonprofit because...
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49 votes in nonprofit
107 votes in music
57 votes in celebrity
55 votes in customerservice
40 votes in health

32nd

p/hop for MSF

p/hop for MSF

Knitting for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders. Opinions are mine, not necessarily MSFs.
Karen M
Karen M I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...of the great knitting patterns 4 a great cause.
Cora Shaw
Cora Shaw I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because the #MSF knitters are amazing!
Claire Smith
Claire Smith I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... it's a great way to make a difference!
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31 votes in nonprofit
12 votes in msf
1 vote in egocentric

33rd

NMF- EMasciale
stephanie parkinson
stephanie parkinson I nominate @NMF_Marfan for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they advocate for Marfan Sydrome families @stefpark RT
havenlilianna
havenlilianna I nominate @NMF_Marfan for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... they help people with marfan lead full lives!
Maya Z.
Maya Z. I nominate @NMF_Marfan for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they make life better for Marfs.
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31 votes in nonprofit

34th

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman

working on my first art show plus hoping to share some pieces with you soon
angie
angie I nominate @nalamommy for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because......she raises money for great causes that need help
Shelley
Shelley I nominate @nalamommy for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...she raises money for great causes!
Claudia S.
Claudia S. I nominate @nalamommy for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because she raises money for great causes!Thanks so much.
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28 votes in nonprofit
148 votes in celebrity
66 votes in art
38 votes in humanitarianism
26 votes in sexiness

34th
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JustGiving

JustGiving

UK's largest online fundraising platform. All we do is help *amazing* people raise huge amounts for charity. Tweets by @heather_bird, @jon_bedford & @sophdea
Elizabeth Kessick
Elizabeth Kessick I nominate @JustGiving for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because we've given our all to raise huge amounts for charity
kuntze
kuntze I nominate @JustGiving for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they help raise extraordinary amounts for charity
The Ragabonds
The Ragabonds RT @elaineharris I nominate @JustGiving for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they have helped so much with our #rag jailbreak #jb4k
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34 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in customerservice
1 vote in finance
1 vote in health
1 vote in egocentric

35th

Kiva.org

Kiva.org

Loans that Change Lives
sangre
sangre I nominate @kiva for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they help lots of people help tons of people
Stian H
Stian H I nominate @Kiva for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit AND #finance because they help lots of people help tons of people
Jocelyn Nicole
Jocelyn Nicole I nominate @Kiva for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because everyone can make a difference. Even I have $25 to lend!
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30 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in tech
1 vote in music

36th

Open Our Eyes

Open Our Eyes

4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs. Maybe it's time for us to open our eyes.
Jillian
Jillian I nominate @openoureyes for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they're a great cause
Peita Richards
Peita Richards I nominate @openoureyes for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because grassroots projects work and should be funded better!
Amanda Guitard
Amanda Guitard I nominate @openoureyes for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...
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32 votes in nonprofit
2 votes in egocentric

37th

AAUW

AAUW

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Katie B.
Katie B. I helped @AAUW with the "Shorty Interview" to provide insight abt their tweets in light of the #nonprofit award nom: http://ow.ly/10Zmv #fb
AAUW Ohio
AAUW Ohio I nominate @aauw for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because it helps women fight for equity in the workplace.
Paula Maggio
Paula Maggio I nominate @aauw for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because it helps teach young women how to negotiate their salaries.
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27 votes in nonprofit
2 votes in feminism
1 vote in aauw
1 vote in egocentric

38th

British Red Cross

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
Maeve O'Reilly
Maeve O'Reilly I nominate @britishredcross for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... ALL RC work should be acknowledged+appreciated
elizabeth kirkby
elizabeth kirkby I nominate @BritishRedCross for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...they do such fantastic work abroad & in the UK
Jonathan Dodds
Jonathan Dodds I nominate @BritishRedCross for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they're proper nice.
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27 votes in nonprofit

39th

Living Water Int'l

Living Water Int'l

LWI exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Zach Burnham
Zach Burnham I nominate @livingwater for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because... I'm thankful for clean water
Jameelah Okunrinboye
Jameelah Okunrinboye I nominate @livingwater for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...
Fort Collins ProLife
Fort Collins ProLife I nominate @livingwater for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...this is God's work!
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28 votes in nonprofit