How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know
Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets. Like how only a select few nonprofits had access to Facebook’s early launch of their Facebook Fundraising Tools, only a select few nonprofits currently have access to Twitter Donations. It is unclear if Twitter has plans to provide access to more nonprofits in the near future, but doing so would be a smart move. It’s becoming increasingly clear that digital payments will be central to the social network experience in 2017 and thereafter.
For Twitter to expand the service to all nonprofits in the U.S., it would have to partner with a database like GuideStar (to easily verify a nonprofit’s legal status) and a donation processing service, such as Network for Good.