Social Media for  Social Good By Alicia Rascon Latinitas Co-Founder
www.TeenLatinitas.com   Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
www.MyLatinitas.com Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
Latinitas – nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth through media, art, culture & technology.  We offer workshops &...
Use Social Media for Social Good With things like Blogs, Facebook & Twitter, you can be your own media platform & make a d...
Discover, Explore, Connect & Create <ul><li>Discover:  your passion </li></ul><ul><li>Explore:  local & national resources...
Key Social Platforms
Blog About it & Submit Your Story <ul><li>Create a blog about an issue that you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Write a blog ...
Use Facebook  <ul><li>Post events & links in your status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Create Facebook events </li></ul><ul><l...
Use Twitter  <ul><li>Post tweets about events and causes you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-Blog on twitter </li></ul>...
Use Digital Story Telling  <ul><li>Make short videos or video slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Include a call to action “Donat...
Photo Sharing <ul><li>Tell a story through pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Submit photos </li></ul><ul><li>Join photo contests ...
Help a Nonprofit as a Social Media Guru <ul><li>Write blogs for them  </li></ul><ul><li>Help update their facebook account...
Become a Virtual Volunteer <ul><li>Virtual volunteering means volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Inte...
Find Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>Volunteermatch.org </li></ul><ul><li>Idealist.org </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Solutio...
Social Media Do-Gooders: <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.PostSecret.com   Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www....
Make the Connections <ul><li>Embed videos on your site & Post on facebook & twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Add your photos to y...
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  1. 1. Social Media for Social Good By Alicia Rascon Latinitas Co-Founder
  2. 2. www.TeenLatinitas.com Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
  3. 3. www.MyLatinitas.com Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
  4. 4. Latinitas – nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth through media, art, culture & technology. We offer workshops & training to help girls build confidence and express themselves creatively through multimedia.
  5. 5. Use Social Media for Social Good With things like Blogs, Facebook & Twitter, you can be your own media platform & make a difference
  6. 6. Discover, Explore, Connect & Create <ul><li>Discover: your passion </li></ul><ul><li>Explore: local & national resources </li></ul><ul><li>Connect: follow, join, like, link, friend </li></ul><ul><li>Create: your own social media content </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Social Platforms
  8. 8. Blog About it & Submit Your Story <ul><li>Create a blog about an issue that you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Write a blog post for a nonprofit group </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your story to websites </li></ul><ul><li>Add similar blogs to your blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>Embed videos you care about in your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Add links you care about to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Add photos you care about to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: Blogger.com, Wordpress.com, Tumblr.com, Typepad.com, MoveableType.com, Posterous.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Use Facebook <ul><li>Post events & links in your status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Create Facebook events </li></ul><ul><li>Connect links on your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Like the group, like their comments </li></ul><ul><li>Join a cause, group or become a fan </li></ul><ul><li>Donate to a cause on facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit your friends to join a cause or group </li></ul><ul><li>Write on their wall </li></ul>
  10. 10. Use Twitter <ul><li>Post tweets about events and causes you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-Blog on twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet relevant tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Add links from similar groups </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet about relevant articles </li></ul>
  11. 11. Use Digital Story Telling <ul><li>Make short videos or video slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Include a call to action “Donate Now” or “Volunteer” </li></ul><ul><li>Links: http://www.squidoo.com/videotools http://www.squidoo.com/phototools#module13508935 http://www.squidoo.com/free-recording-software </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshows: Animoto, slide.com, picnik, photoperfect, photoshop express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Editing: youtube, vimeo, imovie, movie maker, javacut, Stupeflix, videothang, pixorial, videospin, flixtime, videopad, flip, motionbox, openshot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio: Audacity </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Photo Sharing <ul><li>Tell a story through pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Submit photos </li></ul><ul><li>Join photo contests </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photobucket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shutterfly.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapfish </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Help a Nonprofit as a Social Media Guru <ul><li>Write blogs for them </li></ul><ul><li>Help update their facebook account </li></ul><ul><li>Manage their myspace account </li></ul><ul><li>Microblog for them on twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos & post on their flickr page </li></ul><ul><li>Post their events, links & info on your personal networks </li></ul>
  14. 14. Become a Virtual Volunteer <ul><li>Virtual volunteering means volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet and a home or work computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish a newsletter for a group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translate a document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become an e-mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help manage a website </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Find Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>Volunteermatch.org </li></ul><ul><li>Idealist.org </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteerelpaso.org (United Way) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Social Media Do-Gooders: <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.PostSecret.com Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.GetUrGoodOn.org Social Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.DreamActivist.org Blog/ Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.LoveYourFlawz.com Photo Essay/ Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.t-driver.com Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stayteen.org Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dosomething.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.genv.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=120411627976674 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Make the Connections <ul><li>Embed videos on your site & Post on facebook & twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Add your photos to your site & post links to facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Link your facebook & twitter account for auto updates </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with Latinitas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/latinitas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/#!/latinitasmagazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/latinitasmagazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.latinitasmagazine.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mylatinitas.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latinitaselpaso [at] yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>

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