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Social Networking for Rotarians


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An overview of social networking, and its benefit to Rotary Clubs.

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Social Networking for Rotarians

  1. 1. Social Networking for Rotarians Simone Carot Collins Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship Chair
  2. 2. What is social networking? <ul><li>The use of dedicated websites & applications to interact with people you know, or to find people with similar interests.
  3. 3. Another avenue for building relationships </li></ul>
  4. 4. Are social networks new? <ul><li>Social networking sites have been around for 10+ years
  5. 5. Launched in Feb 2004 </li><ul><li>More than 500 million active users </li></ul><li>Launched in Feb 2005
  6. 6. Launched in July 2006 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who uses social networks? <ul><li>37% of Facebook users are 45 years or older
  8. 8. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is the relevance to Rotary? <ul><li>Share what you do in a non-invasive manner </li><ul><li>Source of potential members
  10. 10. Source people for Rotary programs / projects </li></ul><li>Easily connect with other Rotarians </li><ul><li>Get to know your club members better
  11. 11. Meet Rotarians around the world </li></ul><li>Stay in touch with alumni easily </li><ul><li>Better chance of recruiting them into Rotary </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How? <ul><li>Personal profiles: share information about Rotary in day-to-day status updates / tweets
  13. 13. Create a “page” on Facebook for your club </li><ul><li>Create Events for your club's activities </li></ul><li>Use “groups” to keep in touch with specific audiences, e.g. alumni
  14. 14. Upload your bulletin to SlideShare
  15. 15. … and more! </li></ul>
  16. 16. What about privacy? <ul><li>Make use of “friend lists” to control who can see what
  17. 17. Check your privacy settings regularly </li><ul><li>Facebook gives very fine grained control </li></ul><li>If you are concerned about certain data becoming public, don't enter it! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Where can you get help? <ul><li>Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship (ROSNF): </li><ul><li>“Expert” members are willing to provide help with specific sites
  19. 19. Articles and tips are regularly posted on
  20. 20. A variety of groups and forums so you can meet and hold discussions with Rotarians & Rotaractors around the world </li></ul></ul>