In This Issue…People use a broad range of social media channels every day in both their personal and professional lives. Organisations are embracing the power of social media and seeing an exponential increase in the reach of advocacy work, event attendance or the success of a fundraising campaign. We've put together some helpful articles about social media strategy, tips and tricks along with some great ways nonprofits are using social media. Don't forget to get your organisation's senior management to join our webinar "What Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Understand About Social Media" at the end of the month, so they can understand and support these communications channels. Register by clicking on the link below.
Social Media Theories and AdviceHow is social media ‘reconfiguring’ our daily lives and the way we behave? How do youth perceive social media and its uses? What are some of the statistics on social media use? And what are the theories most relevant for nonprofits in this area? Read on for the answers.
Microsoft Research: Social Media Collective Research Project
Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices and Strategies
12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising and Cause Awareness
Networked Nonprofit: An Interview with Beth KanterTips, Tricks and AppsNothing is more helpful than step-by-step advice about specific social media tools, campaign ideas or new apps that make your time spent with social media much more effective.
5 Experts Share Top Social Media Advice for Nonprofits
9 Killer Social Media Apps for Windows 8
Social Media Tips from TechSoup Global Network
Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries
Microsoft Yammer: Social Media for Internal CommunicationsWho's Doing It WellThe web is full of inspiring ideas about how nonprofits use social media. Whether it's the integration of social media channels into a website, creating a compelling avatar or running an effective campaign on social media, there are many nonprofits doing a great job of embracing and effectively using social media.
3 Non-Profits Who Shine on Social Media
Get Noticed: The Importance of Visually Compelling Avatars
How CanTeen Are Using Social Media to Show Cancer Who’s Boss
How to Integrate Social Media into Your Nonprofit’s Online Contests
Ideas for Nonprofits and CommunitiesInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopsDate: 19 & 21 Nov 2013Location: Auckland & Wellington, New ZealandContact: Belinda GormanConnecting CommunitiesDate: 27 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopDate: 28 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinWebinar SeriesWhat Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social MediaDate: 25 Nov 2013Time: 12pm Singapore TimeRegister nowClick here to check the time in your regionFor more information contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org