@b33god @timebank @junction49. Social Media: Inspiring and informing new volunteers. Making volunteering part of the fabric of everyday life. Volunteer for twestival.com.
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What *are* the top social sites ?
mainly facebook and twitter
Twitter and Facebook
Sector and Industry Peers
...where your target community
Take time to listen
Don't spread yourself too thin
Find out what your volunteers want
Links to useful information / support / tips
Stories / Pictures / Video
Ask what they want from you
Allow community to lead
Get others to tell their story
Try different things – see what works
Support others – they will give back
Employees and volunteers greatest asset
The psychological kind
Recognising feedback and participation
Be prepared to fail
That is how you learn
But be open and honest if you do
Making it easy for our supporters to spread the word
We use lots of free tools
Checking social spaces
Spend 15mins in morning, lunchtime and end of day :
Join a free meetup for non-profits
Free sharing of ideas and advice between peers on Twitter!
Social media guidelines to support and empower
Not for everyone - identify champions or those already using
Keep it simple Screen grab messages of support
URL Shorteners will measure clickthroughs
Measuring "reach", RTs, Mentions, influence
Large pinch of salt!
pie chart of our social visits (excluding organic search)