SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CHARITIES UNTIL EVERY RESCUE FINDS A HOME BY ALI BULLOCK
ABOUT ME & MY WORK FOR AAF:- Started in 1995 building sites on the internet- Got paid for doing something around 1999- Sold out / made $1m HKD in 2000, age 21- Age 34,- Global Online Marketing Manager: Cathay pacific Airways (CX)- Globally responsible for mobile, web & social media- Has 4 rescue dogs, 1 wife (wonderful) and is the lead photographer foranimals in photos- AAF Rescue Photographer-Honored to have photographed the 2011 AAF calendar- I lead the team behind animals in photos
SOCIAL NETWORKSA social network is my group of trusted friends, respected peers oreven brands that I want to keep up to date with. But my socialnetwork is closed to some degree.SOCIAL MEDIAIn a nutshell social media is everything around me. From blogs, totwitter and FaceBook updates as well as the newspaper I readonline – This is social media. Social media is open, it is my life andmy friends and influencers life online.
1. The more you interact with people on your page the more people will see your posts.2. FACT: Only 10% of people will see your posts on their newsfeed. SPCA Hong Kong Dogs Trust UK
2. Be active and responsive:• This is a two way conversation between you and your audience• The more you post and participate the better your interaction and views will be seen / heard• If you don’t like a comment on your page – Take a moment, don’t delete posts or get angry, post back to people (where appropriate of course) and see if you can engage• Post often but ensure your posts are relevant• Encourage supporters to post and interact
• The Good:• Written by Jill and I mean, written by Jill…• The above, matters.• Clearly laid out• Nice photo (… hint)• Improvements:• Auto-update to all the AAF fan pages around the word• Auto-update to Twitter• Have links on this page to all AAF assets and links to other organizations
4. Encourage sharing:• Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But you want as many people to know about your event / cause / fundraiser as possible – And social media is a great platform to do this• The more people share your stories and photos the more new people you bring to your organisation and the higher the rate of retention of your existing audience• To do this:• (1) Consistently put out quality content from your own organisation• (2) Lead by example but also include guest content - For example stories or guest posts from people in the same or related field
5. Make Social Media an organization-wide activity
5. Make social media an organizational wide activity:• Everyone in your organization should be encouraged to blog, post, tweet and share the cause• Train your people on social media and train them to listen to your supporters• Find people and stories to promote and ensure your organisation pushes this out to as many people as possible.• Do not leave social media to the “intern.”
Strong imagery matters:- For impact- Fundraising and story telling- Getting people involved- For increasing interaction and user engagement- People on social media are attracted by mages and videos far more than they are by text- A blog article without images is x10 less engaging than a blog with images- Your web site & social media properties are your organizations window to the world so make it look as good as you can.
7. Use Social Media to raise funds as well as awareness
RASIE MONEY AS WELL AS AWARENESSGoogle’s initiative for non-profits croudwise.com paypal.com / notforprofits justgiving.com Ammando.com
… And a bonus tip, you love what you do so say it AND SAY IT LOUD! – This will shine through your social media and your social interactions.
But please remember Social Media is not a silver bullet.Its not a miracle, its not salvation and its not a solution.
You will only get out of social media what you put in. You will only get what you stand for.
Me, I stand for never letting this happen again..
“Until Every Rescue Finds A Home”* *Hey, I never said he would enjoy social media.
That is the power of social media. Thank You For Your Time.
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