How to fundraise for your charity using Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms, with links to lots of resources and free training and support
Here's how to use social media for fundraising, turn your likes into donations, the best social media platforms for fundraising, how to create content for digital fundraising and 7 tips on how to leverage social media for charity fundraising.
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Growing your following does take time, but will pay you back. Here are a couple of ideas, on how to to do that more quickly:
Making the time is one of the biggest barriers to volunteering. Micro-volunteering offers volunteers the opportunity to under-take bite size activities, often from home, or online, in a way that also works for the cause they support. It can be an excellent opportunity to recruit and manage volunteers, particularly for social media. This Charity Excellence resource explains what it is and how to do it well.
There are a number of organisations who will advertise your volunteering roles for free. Scroll down to the bottom of the Free Goods & Services page for links to these.
For digital skills, from basic to advanced, try these free, online digital skills courses from Accenture. Or, Google offer a range of free online courses, from data tech, to digital marketing and career development, some with certification, or there's their Analytics Academy. Or the Hub Spot Academy. These courses are all free.
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