Slides delivered during workshop at 501cometogether: The Illinois Nonprofit Conference, sponsored by Donors Forum, on October 16, 2012.
Social media is everywhere. Your donors are connecting with you on LinkedIn, your advocates are sharing links about your nonprofit on Twitter, your program participants are commenting on your Facebook page, and your staff is posting videos on YouTube--what's an executive director to do? How much should she do personally on behalf of the organization and how much should she manage it? As nonprofits explore new ways of fundraising, advocating, and conducting outreach online, it can be hard to know where to focus and invest your energies. In this workshop, I will share some strategies you can use to evaluate and manage your organization's approach to social media. We'll also discuss topics such as staff capacity, social media guidelines, and your personal/professional brand.