The latest charity social media guide

A Charity Social Media Toolkit has been produced by Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications. It features case studies and insights from Breast Cancer Care, Fawcett Society, NCVO, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and others.

Civil Society News coverage says:

It aims to “provide a grounding not just in fundamentals and tactics but also to share inspirational case studies from across the not for profit sector – without mentioning the Ice Bucket Challenge…”

There are eight chapters covering topics such as strategy, implanting social campaigns, growing networks, analytics and guidance encouraging employees to get behind campaigns.

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Using social media in the workplace

Employment relations experts Acas feature under ‘Resources’ rather than ‘Admin’ for a change.

The news release ‘New Acas research reveals that employers have fears around social media use in the workplace‘ is based on a new research paper ‘Going Digital? Harnessing Social Media for Employee Voice’ (download it via their news items).

They find that many employers are keen to exploit social media to promote their business but far fewer use it to engage with their staff. » Continue reading news item ... “Using social media in the workplace”

Sector networks, animated facts, social media

Some research items on voluntary sector networks, social media use and animated sector stats.

Learning from regional network G:Up

New from Third Sector Research Centre is ‘The Story of G:Up; a regional third sector network’. The working paper provides a critical reflection on the story of G:Up, a regional infrastructure network which aimed to support voluntary organisations working with children and young people in the West Midlands, which was funded from 2003 to 2012. » Continue reading news item ... “Sector networks, animated facts, social media”

Fundamentals of charity social media

Three short linked guides on the fundamentals of a social media strategy have been published by the Scottish charity regulator OSCR, aimed at staff, volunteers and trustees of charities taking their first steps.

Researched and written by Ross McCulloch and Rosie McIntosh of Third Sector Lab and Be Good Be Social, the ‘Ready, set, go!’ guides are available for download as one pdf (167KB) from the OSCR website. » Continue reading news item ... “Fundamentals of charity social media”

Social media guide for charities

An “insiders’ guide to social media” has been published by sector group CharityComms.

It is based on input from top social media practitioners at a range of charities, covering the work they’re most proud of, other people’s work they admire and top tips. There is information on strategy, audiences, content, channels and tools, raising money, integration, dealing with crisis and more.

Available from CharityComms (registration required, pdf, 2.7MB).