If you’re reading this, you’re likely part of an organisation or community group, or thinking about it.
You’ve spent time developing your delivery plan, applying for funding and grants, networking and raising awareness of your project, but have you covered the following>
A great place for connecting with other organisations within the voluntary and statutory sector. You’re challenged to write meaningful tweets using only 200 words, but it can be done! Connect with others by sharing details of your project, images of activities and joining conversations.
We’ve noticed that Facebook is home to a slightly different audience: members of the community. If you have an event to share, a job vacancy to promote or would just like to engage with the locals, Facebook is the place to do it.
Whether you construct an email similar to the One Walsall Ebulletin, or type a simple update, connect with your audience regularly via email. It’s a great way to reach people quickly, inform them of event updates and share information about activities that might interest them. We find it particularly useful when sharing information about funding and job opportunities. What can you share with your audience?
4. Phone call
Before social media arrived, we were reliant upon other forms of making connections – and these can still be used today. So, rather than tweet another organisation, perhaps call them directly and introduce them to your project. Initiate a positive working relationship with a personal approach such as a phone call, and follow it up with an email.
5. Be present
It seems pretty simple and straightforward, but sometimes the best way to represent your organisation is to be present. This means attending local forums, community events and launches, anywhere that you are likely to interact with sector peers or members of the community. So, browse social media, look on Eventbrite, check the newsletters you are subscribed to and make note of what you can attend.
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