Nothing can beat being out in your communities and growing relationships with community members face to face. However, the internet is a phenomenal way to help organize as well as share your powerful stories with the greater global community. Here’s a quick run down of some great ways to get started.
Nowadays people look to social media outlets to follow along directly with groups and organizations they like. You can use this as a powerful tool to invite people to events, rallies, share news about your cause, and connect with other communities doing similar work. The possibilities of this online community are pretty limitless.
Check out a quick guide to setting up your Facebook page.
Hot Tips for Facebook
- Embrace photos! Make your page visually fun and engaging. Stray away from text only updates.
- Delete your links if that is all you’re posting. Once you paste in a link to post Facebook creates the thumbnail below your status. Fill in a quick blurb as to why the link is relevant, and make sure to delete the url out of the status update.
- Network, network, network. Create online allies and communities the same as in real life. This helps everyone grow and share their message.
We #know it’s a bit more #complicated @TheFuture. Twitter can be an intimidating beast to start. However, it is a great tool for sharing breaking news, giving live updates of events, and much more. It’s one of the most popular up and coming social media platforms of the day. Again, hit The Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever for a full rundown on the best twitter practices.
Hot Tips for Twitter
- Short and sweet. The shorter your tweet, the better.
- Use link shorteners so your links don’t take up valuable tweet space. We use bitly.
- Don’t overdo the hashtag. Hashtags are a great way to categorize post, but engagement drops after 2 hashtags. Use what is most relevant.