Posted in Social Media on 9:50 am
Would you love a user manual that showed you how to use social media for social good? Well it turns out that the big tools, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and now Twitter, have sites dedicated to teaching you how to maximize them for your nonprofit. If you are using these social media tools then it’s well worth your time to peruse these guides and see how you can be more effective.
Facebook’s nonprofit user manual gives you advice on everything from setting up your page to connecting with and growing your community. It includes relevant examples from other nonprofits who are being successful with Facebook. In addition to this nonprofit specific resource I’d recommend you take a look at Facebook for Business which covers all of Facebook’s marketing tools in depth.
Your nonprofit can look really cool and professional by setting up a YouTube branded video channel. The YouTube how-to guide leads you through all the steps to get your channel going, develop compelling content and make sure your videos gets seen and hopefully shared.
Did you know that YouTube is owned by Google? Of course you did. But do you know about all the cool things Google offers nonprofits? Check our Google for nonprofits here.
Have you looked at LinkedIn lately as part of your social media strategy? It’s really having a resurgence. LinkedIn’s site for nonprofits is full of ideas of how to use this professional social networking tool as both an individual and an organization.
Twitter has just launched (and I would stay are still building) their site dedicated to helping nonprofits use their service better. It’s aptly named Hope140 and features case studies on how nonprofits are utilizing Twitter to create social change. While you are there you can apply for sponsored tweets .
What guides do you count on for using Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter? Post them in the comments please.
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