5 Things Every Rotary Club Facebook Page Should Have


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Learn five elements your Rotary Facebook page should
have that will help you reach club goals, such as attracting
new members, finding more project resources, and letting
the community know about your club.

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  • [Susan Fisher’s speakers’ notes]

    If you really want to get buy-in, you need people to use Facebook – at least – give it a try. Be very specific in your asks. If you don’t ask members to do something, they won’t do it. If you do ask, some will do it.
    Tell them to
    Sign up for Facebook
    Visit the page – preferably every week at least once a month
    “Like” at least one posts at lest month
    Click links on the posts at least once month
    Comment on the posts at least once month
    Share the posts at least once month

    To MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM: Champion the champions. – For example, one members displayed a number of photos on his Rotary trip to Guatemala to help build a health clinic on his personal Facebook page, and I reposted in on our club Facebook pages. We’ll call it out when he speaks on his trip.

    Also tell success stories, send reminders
    For example, I told my club that we reach hundreds of people through our club post after “Feed the Hungry Children” event because a number of members shared the post and distributed a flyer illustrating how to share posts
    Keep the momentum
    Set up a regular time to post, e.g.
    Preview meeting
    At the meeting
    Follow up to meeting
    Recruiting post at first of the month
    Use scheduling tools, i.e. HootSuite (hootsuite.com)
    Designate multiple page roles: administrator and editors
    Teach others in your club to use the tools to post

  • [Susan Fisher’s speaking notes from PUT A FACE ON ROTARY: Show ‘em who’s coming to dinner…or breakfast ]

  • 5 Things Every Rotary Club Facebook Page Should Have

    1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Five Things Every Rotary Club Facebook Page Should Have #ricon14
    2. 2. • 20 years communications experience • 6 years social media experience • Manages facebook.com/rotary, @rotary, LinkedIN Antoinette Tuscano, Communications senior supervisor at Rotary
    3. 3. 1. Determine your audience and create a strategy 2. Use images that make your club look great 3. Make your About and other Facebook tabs work for you 4. Post content that is relevant to your audience 5. Get club buy-in The Facebook Five
    4. 4. Audience #ricon14
    5. 5. Who would you like to read your social media posts? And why?
    6. 6. Who is best reached by Facebook? Club members that you see every week and you have email addresses and phone numbers for? Or an external audience looking to learn more and might want to join or donate to your club? Audience
    7. 7. What Rotary does can provide the content Facebook audiences look for
    8. 8. Strategy TAKE ACTION #ricon14
    9. 9. 80 percent of your Facebook posts should be about what’s most relevant to your audience. Strategy – How do you reach your audience?
    10. 10. How do you want someone to feel after reading your post? What action would you like someone to take after reading your post? They read your post, and now so what?
    11. 11. Simone Collins •Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455, Western Australia •RICON14 Organizing Committee & Promotions Committee Member •ROSNF Charter Chair & former ROSNF Training Chair •14 years professional experience in online communities / social media •Facebook.com/rtnsimone •Facebook.com/ricon14 •Facebook.com/freshwaterbayrotary •Facebook.com/rosnf •Facebook.com/membershiptips
    12. 12. • Professional look – close up, in focus, good lighting • Colour! • Action • Happy people…and lots of them! • Tell a story • Showcase your members and achievements Photos – What attracts people?
    13. 13. Photos with an air of mystery
    14. 14. Photos that introduce your happy members
    15. 15. Photos of your fun, exciting events!
    16. 16. Photos of your club making a difference!
    17. 17. Photos that recognise success
    18. 18. • Profile picture needs to look good as a small square • Nothing too busy Easily identifiable, e.g. Rotary emblem Not likely to change regularly • Cover photos can showcase your club Photos are easy (only see 850 x 315 px) but choose wisely More professional mashup with appropriate text (e.g. website URL) even better Profile Pics and Cover Photos
    19. 19. Profile Pics and Cover Photos
    20. 20. Profile Pics and Cover Photos
    21. 21. About Section -- Overview • Set the scene succinctly in the “About” overview, just under your profile pic – don't overrun the space provided! • In particular, mention where precisely you are! It can be impossible to work out where a club is from its name alone, especially since many places share the same town name. • If you have room, include your web address.
    22. 22. About Section -- Details • Fields provided depend on page category chosen. • Fill in as much detail as possible – especially your contact details! • Be sure to include your web address so visitors can explore further.
    23. 23. About Section – Life Events • Use Life Events/ Milestones to record key occasions: club presidents, awards and etc…
    24. 24. Connect with other organizations Like the pages of other organizations you work with, including Rotaract and Interact clubs, and interact with them!
    25. 25. Events • Events are a great way to increase attendance • Very quick to set up • Guests can buy tickets online • Map of location • Easily update attendees and those considering going • Automatic reminders through Facebook
    26. 26. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Susan E. Fisher Susan’s Rotary Social Media Sites Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor Facebook page Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor LinkedIn group Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor Twitter account President Elect & Communications Chair Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, Wilmette, Illinois, USA Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar in Journalism Related credentials: M.Ed. & interactive marketing certificate Meet me on LinkedIn
    27. 27. Content EXCHANGE IDEAS #ricon14
    28. 28. PUT A FACE ON ROTARY: Tell your club’s story Reflect your brand Set call to action Remember: A picture says … Encourage “likes” Promote events
    29. 29. PUT A FACE ON ROTARY: Show who you are & what you do This iconic club photo attracted 768 unique users: Why? • Many people tagged • Many people “liked” • Several people commented • One person shared
    30. 30. • Use a conversational voice • Target audience with relevant messages • Strike an emotional chord • Try questions to engage • Make clear calls to action ENGAGE THE VISITOR: Be simple, relevant, and direct
    31. 31. ENGAGE THE VISITOR: Help people find you with “like”, @, “tag” & “#” Help people find you and learn your story through • Likes • Tags • Hashtags (#)
    32. 32. KEEP IT FRESH: Check your results, adjust accordingly
    34. 34. SELL YOUR CLUB: Be clear about benefits • Encourage dialogue • Tell them: FB is too big to ignore • Be clear about objectives: awareness • Contrast with other media • Explain benefits: • Puts a “face” on Rotary • Strengthens club ties • Builds support • Supports recruiting
    35. 35. ADDRESS FEARS: Be frank and keep it simple •Simplify concepts •Discuss privacy Define terms: FB, pages, groups, friend, like, messages, news feed, notifications, poke, profile, ticker, timeline, wall
    36. 36. GET STARTED: Ask your members to take specific action • Sign up • Visit • Like • Visit • Click • Comment • Share • Keep the momentum – champion the champions, send reminders, set a regular cadence of posts, use scheduling tools, designate a page roles
    37. 37. Questions? #ricon14
    39. 39. PUT A FACE ON ROTARY: Show ‘em who’s coming to dinner…or breakfast
    40. 40. PUT A FACE ON ROTARY: Show how to get involved