This post originally appeared on TechSoup.org's blog and was written by Jim Lynch, Co-Director of TechSoup's GreenTech program.
Community & Social Media
A good social media policy provides clear guidelines on what staff should do when posting and interacting with others
November 8, 2012
Crowdsourcing can be done at an organizational or individual level, and nonprofits have used it for everything from marketing and fundraising to volunteerism and activism. It’s a great way to enlist help from a wider community knowledge base and to engage people in your work.
So you have a Facebook page, a Twitter profile, a blog, an Instagram stream, and a Pinterest pinboard - but have you ever wondered if all of your fans, followers and re-pinners are actually connecting to your cause? Measuring success in social media is a hotly debated topic within the non-profit technology world and big questions persist:
- Why measure social media?
- What are my goals?
- How do I measure?
- What tools should I use?
These questions, and others, were explored during July’s Net Tuesday event, Social Media Measurement, presented by Tierney Smith, Community Manager for TechSoup Canada.
These days, most participants expect to be able to register for events online. Luckily, there are lots of tools to help with that, ranging from simple to sophisticated and all the way to multi-functional. In this update of an article first published in 2007, we asked a number of nonprofit technology professionals what online registration tools have worked for them.
50 Twitter curious people attended last night's TechSoup Canada - Toronto Net Tuesday, "TwitterTalk"; at the Centre for Social Innovation. A panel of Toronto Twitter leaders presented about their successes and challenges of using Twitter to connect, build community, encourage involvement, and to fundraise.
Advice on revamping the social culture and social media policy at your organization
June 15, 2010