Social Media for Social Good – Glasgow 3rd Dec 2013

SPECIAL EARLYBIRD £99 BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE TICKETS

OFFER EXPIRES 5PM FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2013

Take a colleague or a friend for free. Simply submit two booking forms, clearly stating ‘free place’ under your colleague/friend’s name on the second form. Forms should be sent to john.robertson@gcvs.org.uk before 5pm Fri 14th Nov to qualify. You will be invoiced after the event.

Huge thanks to GCVS for this generous offer!

 

Scotland’s third sector social media conference returns to Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December 2013. I’ve worked with GCVS to programme the line-up of speakers and workshops – which is pretty damn impressive if I don’t say so myself. The focus is very much on learning, debate and making connections. We’ve kept ticket prices low so it’s accessible to all budgets. You’re welcome along whether you work in the charity, public or private sector.

Highlights include:

Special Q&A session – Social media and the press
Kenny Farquharson – Deputy Editor, Scotland on Sunday

Lifeboat stories: how and why RNLI work with volunteer press officers in Scotland
Henry Weaver – Press Officer for Scotland, RNLI and Richard Smith PR Manager for Scotland, RNLI

Why on earth are we all using social media anyway?
Sarah Drummond – Co-Founder and Director of Design, Snook

Son, carer and campaigner: raising awareness of dementia carers using digital tools
Thomas Whitelaw – Campaigner, Tommy on Tour and The ALLIANCE

How to avoid the classic social media pitfalls
Craig McGill – Digital Strategist, Weber Shandwick

Full programme and booking form below. Tweet me or leave a comment if you have any questions.

Social Media for Social Good Dec 2013 – Programme

Social Media for Social Good Dec 2013 – Booking Form

Social Media for Social Good | Glasgow | 17th May 2013

Tickets are now available for Social Media for Social Good on 17th May 2013 at the Albany Learning and Conference Centre, Glasgow. The full-day conference is jam packed full of inspirational speakers and practical workshops for charities, social enterprises, community groups and other third sector organisations.

Highlights include Tom French speaking about the success of the #EqualMarriage campaign, Stephen Naysmith exploring social media as a tool for getting your stories in the press and workshops on Facebook, workplace culture, engaging young people, social media for sports groups and more.

Full programme PDF and booking form below. For further info email john.robertson@gcvs.org.uk or call 0141 332 2444

 

 

 

10 free tools to make your charity more productive

Below are the slides from my GCVS talk highlighting ten free tools which nonprofit professionals can use to make their organisation more productive. 

Most of the tools listed are ‘freemium’, giving you great functionality for nothing and when you want to scale up you pay a small fee for the privilege. Those which are totally free…well if you’re not paying for it; you’re the product

Here’s the 10 tools in no particular order…

1. Mailchimp

2. Wisestamp

3. Doodle

4. Evernote

5. Prezi

6. Hootsuite

7. IFTTT

8. Eventbrite

9. Kickstarter UK

10. Google (Drive, Docs, Apps, Analytics, Gchat, Gcalendar and Grants)


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FREE workshops on Prezi, Google Docs & Evernote in Glasgow on 10th Dec

As part of the GCVS AGM we’re programming a few workshops on Prezi, Google Docs & Evernote – along with a talk from me on 10 free tools to make you more productive online.

If you’d like to join us on the morning of Mon 10th Dec at The Albany Centre, Glasgow then download and fill out the booking form below then return it to john.robertson@gcvs.org.uk

It’s open to all, totally free and there’s even breakfast!

Social Media for Social Good – 22nd Nov 2012 – Glasgow

Bookings can now be made for Scotland’s third sector social media conference via the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) website.

Taking place on 22nd Nov at The Albany Learning & Conference Centre in Glasgow, Social Media for Social Good is a day long event packed with expert talks and workshops to help charities, community groups and social enterprises get the most out of social media.

£99 + VAT for 1 delegate, £185 + VAT for 2 delegates

Lunch included

There is a 20% discount available for GCVS members

Measuring your online success – 25th Oct – Glasgow

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS)

Training workshop

25th October 2012 9.30am to 12.30pm

£70 GCVS Members | £95 Non-members

Book your space today

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Delivered by Conrad Rossouw, Shelter Scotland, for Third Sector Lab this half-day workshop will show you how you can use key tools to measure the impact of your online presence – your website and your social media channels. Google Analytics has become the preferred tool for measuring the impact of online marketing buts it’s rarely used to its full potential. We’ll show you how you can make the most of Google Analytics, helping you to measure your success online.

The workshop will also cover key social media monitoring and measurement tools, helping you get the most out of your campaigns across various channels, including Twitter and Facebook. You’ll come away from the workshop with increased confidence in how to configure and use Google Analytics and social media measurement tool for reporting on your online marketing and website performance.

Hopefully you can join me and Conrad on 25th Oct at The Albany Learning & Conference Centre!

Using Twitter & Facebook for Your Organisation – Glasgow 12th Sept

Training workshop – 12th Sept 2012 9.30am to 4.30pm

£125 GCVS Members | £180 Non-members

Lunch included

Booking via GCVS

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Put together by Sara Thomas and my good self, this hands-on workshop covers everything you need to know about using the two key social media channels – Twitter & Facebook. The workshop is aimed at charities, social enterpries and community groups but is open to everyone.

During the first half of the day we’ll help you understand what Twitter is all about and why your organisation should be using it. We’ll help you set-up and optimise your Twitter profile, show you how to find and follow key influencers, cut through the Twitter jargon, reveal some of the key tools to make using Twitter easy-peasy and show you how to measure your impact online.

In the second half of the workshop we’ll give you the skills and knowledge needed to utilise Facebook as a key marketing and user-engagement tool for your organisation. We’ll show you how to set-up and optimise your organisation’s Facebook page, find and follow other organisations in your sector, ways to truly engage your fans and more.

You’ll come away from the workshop with all the know-how and hands-on skills needed to make your organisation’s presence on Twitter and Facebook a success.

Social Media Basics Training – Glasgow – 6th Sept 2012

I’m once again running a Social Media Basics training workshop as part of the GCVS Learning & Development programme. With a focus on the third sector this full day course is for those of you new to social media or looking to start using digital tools strategically. 

Full course info below. To book a place contact stacey.anderson@gcvs.org.uk or use the GCVS website.

Social media has changed the way people communicate – giving third sector organisations an amazing opportunity to truly engage supporters, reach new audiences, influence key decision makers, build new partnerships and even raise some money in the process.

Our one-day social media basics workshop cuts through all the hype and jargon, giving you hands-on experience in areas including using Twitter & Facebook, blogging, video for the web, podcasts and more. We’ll show you how to develop a simple social media strategy, making it part of your fundraising and communications mix, and how you can measure your success.

You’ll come away from the workshop with everything you need to make social media work for your organisation.

6th Sept 2012 9.30am-4.30pm

GCVS Members £125 Non-members £180

Social Media Basics Workshop – 21st June, Glasgow

There’s still a few places available on our one-day social media basics workshop at GCVS this week. You can book now by emailing Stacey.Anderson@gcvs.org.uk or calling Stacey on 0141 354 6511.

The full-day workshop cuts through all the hype and jargon, giving you hands-on experience in areas including using Twitter & Facebook, blogging, video for the web, social media policies and more. We’ll show you how to develop a simple social media strategy, making it part of your fundraising and communications mix, and how you can measure your success. You’ll come away from the workshop with everything you need to make social media work for your organisation.