Question

Does anyone know of some great uses of social media amongst not-for-profits?

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paul.meade's picture

Well, increasing amounts of

Well, increasing amounts of charities are obviously harnessing the power of such social media forums as Facebook and, to a lesser extent, Myspace etc. And of course Youtube remains a powerful platform to enable charities to get their message out clearly and effectively to as many people as possible.

I also have seen how Twitter has been used a lot by charities to keep supporters up to speed on the latest news and issues. A good example would be Seamus McAleavey, CEO of NICVA, who is apparently quite the Twitter enthusiast: http://twitter.com/seamusmcaleavey

You can read more useful and innovative examples of charities using social media in the following article: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/04/how-charities-harness-social-media-to-raise-awareness-money118.html

And don't forget of course that you are using social media right now, by engaging with The Wheel's new Sector Connector - an online space for ongoing interaction for the Irish community and voluntary sector!

Conor Byrne's picture

 You should really check out

 You should really check out Beth Kanter's Blog, she has heaps of examples and knows more about this than anyone else (she has written a new book too). In Ireland Irish Autism Action are doing some good stuff too. I sometimes show examples on my blog

deirdreg's picture

You could also check out

You could also check out http://www.socialanimalsireland.com/ for a good space for nonprofits to talk amongst eachother about social media stuff. Deirdre

Conor Byrne's picture

 Hadnt heard of that

 Hadnt heard of that one...thanks Deirdre, just signing up

Conor Byrne's picture

 Have you seen the iHobo

 Have you seen the iHobo app? www.conorbyrne.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/2163/

deirdreg's picture

Wow... now THAT'S an

Wow... now THAT'S an interesting concept Conor. Thanks for posting it!

Deirdre