Nonprofits and social media: Starting the conversation

Written by: Melissa Noyes, Cofounder/Web Coordinator

One of the best ways to start gathering followers to your social media presence is to really engage your followers–through conversations, the sharing of relevent information, and (gasp!) even through entertainment.  

Your fans have started following you for various reasons–some might like your mission or feel somehow connected to certain aspects of your work; others may be in similar nonprofits and are looking to make a connection and network with you (and let’s be honest–they might already be your friends in the real world).  

These first contacts can be some of your most important and influential in spreading the word about your nonprofit.  Therefore,  it is imperative that you take steps to fully engage them on your chosen social media outlets in order to keep them interested, informed, and exited about your work.

Here’s a great blog by Jay Dolan about how to start the conversation:

http://theantisocialmedia.com/anti-social-media/three-simple-ways-to-start-engaging-online/

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About catalystxchange

Catalyst X-Change, Inc. is a 501c3 serving the greater Indianapolis area. Catalyst was founded by two Millennials (Kristin Clements-Effner and Melissa Noyes) with a passion and a vision for world change. We believe that significant and positive change can happen when individuals come together and match their passions with tangible actions. Our mission is to advance community through meaningful action.
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One Response to Nonprofits and social media: Starting the conversation

  1. I truly like your blog, the way you write and subject you covered are simply fantastic. I understand how tough it is to get the site visitors involved. I have decided to add your blog to my blog list.

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