End-of-year budget-friendly social media training vouchers

It’s coming to that time of year when budgets need to be spent. Now I’m not for a second suggesting you fritter away your budget on something you don’t need but if 2013 is the year your charity, social enterprise, community group or local authority project needs to get serious about social media then we can help.

Third Sector Lab have worked with a wide range of clients including Oxfam, Voluntary Action Fund, CEiS, Youth Link Scotland, Relationships Scotland, Action in Mind and more.

We can offer wallet-friendly vouchers redeemable for a wide range of services depending on your needs. These can be purchased in the current financial year and used any time within the next 12-months. Up to 15 people can attend our workshops.

Here’s what we can offer:

– Social media basics training workshop.

– Writing for the web training workshop.

– Twitter and Facebook training workshop.

– Google Analytics & SEO training workshop.

– Video for the web training workshop.

– Social media support for your conference or event.

– Website design & development.

– Ongoing social media support.

– Social media strategy & policy development.

Drop us an email – ross{@}thirdsectorlab.co.uk – or call 07515162686 to discuss your needs and purchase a voucher this financial year.

FREE full-day social media basics training in Stirling – 11th Dec

 

Keep Scotland Beautiful is offering a FREE Social Media workshop at their offices in Stirling on 11th December for any community group members who have an interest in tackling climate change.  

  

‘Social media has changed the way people communicate – giving organisations an amazing opportunity to truly engage supporters, reach new audiences, influence key decision makers, build new partnerships and to promote their services. Hosted by Ross McCulloch, Founder of Third Sector Lab & Be Good Be Social, our social media workshop cuts through all the hype and jargon, helping you think strategically about Twitter & Facebook, blogging, video for the web and more. We’ll show you how to develop a simple social media strategy, how you can measure your success and how you can protect your staff with a robust policy & guidelines. You’ll come away from the workshop with everything you need to get started with social media work for your organisation.’

 

For more information or to book a place contact the CCF Team today at ccfenquiries@ksbscotland.org.uk

 

Places are limited and fill up quickly so email now to avoid disappointment.

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.

Scotland’s first third sector social media conference

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Bookings can now be made for Scotland’s first full-day third sector social media conference – Social Media for Social Good – via the GCVS website. Full programme below.

When: 9am – 4.30pm Thursday 26th April 2012

Where: The Albany Learning and Conference Centre, 44 Ashley St, Glasgow, G3 6DS

Price: £99 for one delegate. £185 for two. Further 20% discount for GCVS members. Prices exc VAT.

We’ve teamed up with Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector to bring you an amazing line-up of speakers and interactive workshops to help you get the most out of digital media for your charity, community group or social enterprise. 

Social media has transformed the way the third sector campaigns, raises funds, sells, recruits volunteers and raises awareness. The online world has truly transformed the way we engage with our beneficiaries, the public & key influencers.

Social media is no longer a ‘nice to have’ element of your marketing, PR, campaigning and fundraising mix – it’s an essential tool which can transform the way your organisation connects with the world.

Our one day conference will be anything but dull, we’ll be exploring key case studies, the latest digital media trends and providing you with the skills you need to make a mark with social media.

As well as being an amazing learning experience, ‘Social media for social good’ is a great networking opportunity. Our event is suitable for charities, community groups, social enterprises and other third sector organisations as well as public or private orgs looking to connect with the sector.

 

Programme

9.00am Registration & Tea/Coffee

 

9.30am Speaker: 

Ross McCulloch – Third Sector Lab & Be Good Be Social

Third sector social media – A look at why we cannot ignore digital & what 2012 has in store

 

9.45am Workshop Slot One – choice of 4 workshops:

 

– Conrad Rossouw – Digital Manager, Shelter Scotland 

Measuring success – Social media monitoring and analysis

 

– Anna Cook – Content strategist and web copywriter

Better blogging – Making your blog work for your organisation

 

– Martin Keane – Social Media Strategist, Third Sector Lab & Online Marketing Officer, SCIAF

Facebook tactics – Getting the most out of the world’s biggest social network

 

– Kate Henderson and June MacLeod – GCVS 

Inbox heaven – Creating email newsletters that people actually want to read

 

11.00am Tea & Coffee break

 

11.15am Workshop Slot Two – choice of 4 workshops:

 

– Conrad Rossouw – Digital Manager, Shelter Scotland 

Measuring success – Social media monitoring and analysis

 

– Anna Cook – Content strategist and web copywriter

Better blogging – Making your blog work for your organisation

 

– Martin Keane – Social Media Strategist, Third Sector Lab & Online Marketing Officer, SCIAF

Twitter tactics – How your organisation can make 140 characters work for you

 

– Kate Henderson and June MacLeod – GCVS 

Inbox heaven – Creating email newsletters that people actually want to read

 

12.30pm Lunch in the Albany Cafe

 

1.20pm Speaker:

Jamie Livingstone – Communications and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam Scotland

Digital influencer – How social media can play a key role when working with journalists, politicians and beyond. (15mins talk and 5 mins Q&A)

 

1.40pm Workshop slot Three – choice of 4 workshops:

– Sara Thomas – Fundraiser, MND Scotland 

Money talks – Online fundraising & social media

 

– Martin Dewar – Digital Director, Young Scot

Young people – Engaging with 11 to 26 yr olds online

 

– Ross McCulloch – Founder, Third Sector Lab & Be Good Be Social

Back to basics – Creating the world’s quickest social media strategy

 

– Alison Hutcheson – Founder, Woods Noble Media

Storytelling with video – Making online videos that people connect with 

 

2.55pm Workshop slot Four – choice of 4 workshops:

 

– Sara Thomas – Fundraiser, MND Scotland 

Money talks – Online fundraising & social media

 

– Martin Dewar – Digital Director, Young Scot

Young people – Engaging with 11 to 26 yr olds online

 

– Workshop Host TBC – Blackbaud Europe

Fundraising on the move – Getting the most out of mobile technology

 

– Alison Hutcheson – Founder, Woods Noble Media

Storytelling with video – Making online videos that people connect with

 

4.10pm Speaker:

Ed Henderson – Jack Draws Anything

The little boy with the big art – How six year old Jack Henderson raised over £31,000 for charity with a little help from social media. (15 mins talk and 5 mins Q&A)

 

4.30pm Closing comments

 

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Video for the Web – Glasgow training workshop, 22nd March 2012

CC image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/richiec

The cost of shooting high quality video is at an all-time low and watching videos online has never been more popular – Cisco predict that 90% of web traffic will be video by 2013. Video can be a powerful way for third sector organisations to bring their work to life.

Part of the GCVS social media training programme, our hands-on workshop will teach you how to plan, shoot, edit and upload video for the web using software and equipment that won’t break the bank. You’ll come away from the workshop with working knowledge of storyboarding, planning a shoot, using audio and video equipment, interview techniques, editing your content, how to upload your videos to the major platforms, such as YouTube and Vimeo, and simple ways to attract more viewers. 

The workshop is hosted by Be Good Be Social video wonder woman Erin Maguire – if you’ve ever been to one of our events she’s the one behind the camera and if you’ve ever watched our talks online it’s thanks to her. Erin has 15 years experience as a sound/video/lighting technician, 6 years as a filmmaker and 4 as a web media producer. She knows her stuff. I’ll also be on hand during the workshop to help Erin out.

Hope you can join us on 22nd March 9.30am-4.30pm, bookings can be made now via the GCVS website.