Making the Most of Social Networking Sites

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
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How do social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn work?  And how do you make the most of the medium?  We’ll talk through what these sites are, why they might be useful for your organization, what’s worth doing, and how other organizations are using social networking sites.

The agenda includes:
•    What is Social Networking?
•    Why Social Networking Sites?
•    The Tools:
–    Twitter
–    Facebook
–    Linked In
–    Other Sites
•    Using Social Networking Sites Effectively

By the end of the seminar, you will understand:
•    What social networking sites are, and how they work
•    How these sites can help with typical nonprofit goals
•    At a high level, how you might use Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
•    What’s required – in terms of time, effort, and skill – to succeed with social networking sites
•    Best practices that can help you make the most of the sites
•    Whether or not these sites are likely to make sense for you

Conducted by Andrea Berry

Andrea Berry, Idealware's Director of Partnerships and Learning, oversees Idealware's fundraising and training activities including the Field Guide to Nonprofit Software, sponsorship, corporate and individual giving, grants management and online seminars. Prior to joining Idealware, Andrea held fundraising positions in education, health research and museums and has taught math, performing arts and history in traditional and non-traditional educational settings. She brings a breadth of experience with fundraising and communications, particularly as it relates to small nonprofits, and has worked as a consultant with nonprofits across New England to help identify appropriate donor management software. Additionally, as a former teacher, Andrea brings front-line tested expertise in curriculum development and training.

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