Social media has become a powerful tool for both non-profit and charitable organizations. This article examines how social media can impact your non-profit organization if managed effectively.
Promote your non-profit in a quickly and affordably
Social media allows you to send real-time messages to a large audience at once. You can also send the message to a selected group. This is particularly important when you have to spread news related to your organization’s mission, e.g. you can post instantly and you can so at no cost.
Creating positive word-of-mouth about your organization can be difficult. However, by using social media, you can boost the spreading of good word-of-mouth.
By creating engaging, meaningful, and useful posts, your followers will be more likely to share this information with their followers.
Build a community
The community social media builds around your non-profit can have a positive impact on your organization. This community can share information about your organization, regardless of the time of the day or location. To make it even more engaging, you can create private groups.
The key here is to make sure that you engage in the conversation. In podcast episode 007, David discusses 6 tips on how to promote your non-profit on Facebook. Give it a listen, and you’ll get some great tips on community building.
Reach your target audiences
Social media can help you reach your target audiences. For example, if your target is to help people dealing with addiction, you can reach them through social media and keep in touch by sharing success stories, motivational and other positive posts to keep your target group motivated.
In podcast episode 007, David talks about types of images you can use to help spread your message. Some such images mentioned are motivational quotes.
Social media can help you establish connections with individuals who are interested in your mission. Content that engages and demonstrates impact can expand your followers and, hopefully, persuade them to become volunteers, donors, ambassadors, etc. These supporters can share your mission with their connections and, as a result, your audience will grow.
Social media is one important way to communicate about your organization. To make the best use of social media, you must do so in a professional manner. One way to do that is to hire a social media expert – someone who knows the ins and outs (and don’ts). This kind of service will be a sustainable investment for the growth of your organization.
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