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RAINN hit a milestone this month, adding its 10,000th Twitter follower. Tweeting under the username @RAINN, RAINN utilizes this social media platform to engage, empower, and educate Twitter users about sexual violence awareness and prevention. Over the past year, RAINN's Twitter feed has been instrumental in several of RAINN's most successful initiatives, receiving national media attention from such outlets as ABCNews and CNN. Most notably, these Twitter campaigns have included Mick Foley's (@realmickfoley) #10forRAINN donation campaign in April of 2011, and the #ProudPSUforRAINN campaign launched in the wake of the Penn State sexual abuse allegations.

Recently, RAINN's twitter feed was nominated for a Shorty Award for producing the best content in the charity category on Twitter. RAINN received an outpouring of support from Twitter followers, who shared with their online networks why voting for RAINN is so important; said one: "I nominate @RAINN for a Shorty Award in #charity because they continually serve, inform, and empower those in need."

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