Social Media for Non-profits
| Ebenezer Davidraj | - @ebedavidraj
Principles for using social media in a nonprofit organization
- Set Goals
- Plan your voice
- Create Good Content
- Respond to your audience
- Listen to your audience
- Maximize your efforts
Importance of feedback and responding
- Create a policy for interaction with any and all feedback and stick to it.
- Feedback is also engagement with audience.
- If a lot of people are liking the content, but not sharing it, what’s missing?
- What can you do to encourage more sharing? Listen to what your audience is saying and what they are not saying
Response Policy: Always respond; always respond kindly.
- Paid Ads
Creating your social media strategy
- Set a Goal
- What is the message and voice you want to portray?
- Do you want to give them an inside scoop-bringing them in as insiders?
- Who else is participating?
- All offline assets should support the online strategy and include links to all social media.
1 - Campaign project description
2 - Project deadlines
3 - Timeline
4 - Deliverables
5 - Assets
6 - Evaluate Free Distribution Channels
Do you have access (meaning passwords) to all the channels that your organization owns? If not, how can you get access?
Evaluate your paid strategy
What is the social marketing budget?
Which paid channels will you use that are already available?
Do you need more? If so, which ones and who will build them?
Is there already a credit card available for organizational transactions online?
7 - Content Alignment
- Core Content contains the main message every time.
- Filler content is meant to entertain and inform.
8 - Protocol
Social Media Reference guide to follow every single time we post.
1 - Proofread
2 - Test
3 - Promote offline
4 - User relevant searches
5 - Always hashtag search
6 - Avoid shortcuts
Ebe is Associate Media Engineer at Influx. He’s our video-whiz and handles motion graphics and video works for internal and our clients’ digital requirements. He has a B.Tech in Electronics and Media Technology and has worked as a software developer before following his passion for video. He currently supports multiple NGO’s with their social media campaigns and digital presence in his free time.