How social organisations can begin on social media
- 19 Nov
If you're social organisation is yet to embrace the world of social media, let us give you a helping hand as we divulge our best tips for getting started on social media.
Social media is a great and powerful tool, which could soon become integral to your social organisation. Starting social media can be a scary process that's why we're here to help. Here are our some of our top tips for getting your social organisation started on social media.
- Start small: Before you go setting up an account on every platform available, stop and think first where the majority of your audience is. For most this will be Facebook and Twitter. Begin on these platforms, get used to them, get interacting, then once you feel like you've got a comfortable grasp of them, begin implementing more platforms.
- Talk to people: We've said it before and without a doubt will say it again; you need to be social on social media. Find the people you work with, look for other organisations who you work with, talk to people you'd like to work with. Begin chats, share others content, the more social you are, the more rewarding the experience will be.
- Listen to feedback: Many now turn to social media to express concerns and give feedback. Listen to what they're saying and take it on board. Acknowledge that you've received the feedback and highlight how you're going to resolve the problem.
- Find interesting people to follow: The more interesting the person you follow, the more you'll get out of following them. It's important that you follow and engage with relevant people. Just because someone may promise a follow back or has lots of followers does not mean they'll be relevant or interesting. Find the people that will make a difference to your organisation.
- Don't expect to be a success overnight: Social media takes time and patience. You're not going to get millions of followers over night or reach thousands of people daily. Take it step by step and gradually build upon your platforms each day. It can be time consuming, but it's very rewarding.
If you'd like more tips on getting started on social media, or would like us to visit you to help you set up your social media, we'd be more than happy to help.
What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions
This blog post has been written by our sister company The Media Bubble who specialise in social media for the social sector.
- 19 May
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The online survey posed questions to 1,479 people between ages 14 to 24 to rate which social media platform (of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter) negatively impact their users.The...
- 25 Jul
SOCIAL MEDIA APPS FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS
INSTAGRAMGOOGLE TRANSLATEHOMESWAPPER MATCHESFACEBOOK LIVEWHATSAPPTAWKYou can download these apps online and via Android or IOS devices as well. Enjoy!What do you think? Please tweet...
- 17 Jun
FREE DEVICES AND APPS FOR BETTER HEALTH
Some of such devices and apps which will be available in April 2017 are:AliveCor- A mobile heart monitor (strapped to the back of a smartphone) which will also save NHS money, reducing need for...
- 08 Jun
The #UKHousingFast is a social media campaign which is led by people living and working in social housing to support the activities of Trussell Trust.This fast is in its third year and will take...
- 26 Jan
Twitter leads national campaign for compassionate care
#HelloMyNameIs is a social media based campaign created by one doctor, Kate Granger, in order to encourage healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients.The campaign is now being...
- 23 Jan
Social media for housing associations
Online engagement between many commercial and charitable organisations and their clients and users has become very popular. However, many housing organisations have not succeeded as well as they...
- 22 Jan
An effective social media strategy for your social organisation
It is important to reach a position on social media where the community feels comfortable in sharing the content that you post.Your content should reflect the trust and integrity your users have for...
- 15 Jan
The Social Media Presence of Social Organisations
However, there are still many organisations who are not taking full advantage of social media platforms by not regularly updating their users and followers with content, nor sharing links that their...
- 15 Jan
Charity urges homelessness to be put to an end
Homeless Link, in its manifesto to end homelessness, has urged the next Government to end rough sleeping, ensure employment and welfare support, provide more homes and protect the rights of tenants,...
- 13 Jan
Instagram for your Social Organisation
It has beat Twitter in terms of number of users, but it is currently outperforming in terms of engagement as well.Instagram's engagement is 50 times higher than Twitter. The difference is a large...
The Welfare Reform Act: Universal Credit, Sheltered and Supported Housing The content was concise and to the point. The content was relevant to our service, and gave us a better us a better indication of were stand with upcoming changes. Rosie Kaur - Panahghar