I’m doing something for charity this week, and would like your help.
On Tuesday I’m speaking in Southend, to a group of charities involved in the Colourthon, an annual fundraising walk (well, series of walks) that helps participants raise funds for scores of charities every year.
You may be surprised to learn that many of the charities attending don’t have a Twitter account, and aren’t on Facebook. My job is to help them understand why social media can help them fundraise, and give them some ideas to get started.
No matter how small a charity is, they all rely on the kindness of others to help them do their work. What ideal candidates for the supportive environment that we know social media can be!
How you can Help
Now, I thought, I know lots of people who use Twitter and Facebook, who blog and, who take part in charity fundraising. I could just use some examples that I know already, but in the tradition of this blog, maybe I should ask them what they like to do most?
So here are my questions.
- Why do you get involved in charities that use Social Media?
- What types of things do you like doing?
- Tell me a story about how Social Media helped you fundraise
- What advice would you give to a charity getting started?
I’ll curate the twitter advice and share the links with the audience so they can get the most out of anything you share.
My talk is on Tuesday evening at 7pm and if all goes well, I’d like to share some of your ideas with the audience live, so do join us on the hashtag.
Thanks in advance for your help and ideas.