In advance of the techMAP Not For Profit conference here are some great links to sites talking about social media and charity-work:
- Be good be social by Steve Bridger (Techmap speaker) You can also follow the continuing Twitter conversation.
- Charity Comms 2020 by Ben Matthews (see more about Charity Comms)
- Charity begins on Twitter: tips for charities and supporters from Econsultancy
- What do your supporters spend their time online doing? by Jonathan Waddingham from JustGiving (more of his fantastic content here)
- Charity Bloggers– What do those who donate think?
- Tales for sale at Oxfam charity shop in Manchester from the BBC
- iHobo: No 1 on the street from The Guardian
- 5 essential tips for promoting your charity using social media by Josh Catone of Mashable
- How charities are using virtual gifts on Facebook to raise money by Matt Rhodes for fresh networks
- Social Media and Charities on GreenField
- Media Trust’s Community Newswire
I’m really looking forward to the conference. I’ve always be inspired by the charity work of other people, despite being lazy myself (though I did get iHobo and did a 5k Santa fun run once). It’ll be really interesting to hear people talk who use social networks in a different way to most, and who are genuinely passionate about their cause.
Throughout the conference I’ll be looking for ways I can apply the lessons I’ve learnt about non-profit to profitable communities. I feel that charity is a strong and vital part of my companies social media strategy, it really highlights the fact that we’re human. We’re currently looking at ways to integrate the Just Giving apps with our site and Facebook pages. Just difficult to add our branding.
Leave a link to your favourite charity blog articles below.