New York, NY (Vocus) September 16, 2010
Until now, no data on what works and what doesn’t has been available to nonprofits who want to tap the power of social media for fundraising, advocacy or outreach. But that’s changed. Ventureneer is developing best-practices guidelines, based on a survey in which nonprofits shared their experience in using popular social media options.
The great response to its survey has given Ventureneer the data needed to develop best practices to guide nonprofits in the use of social media. The free guidelines will help nonprofits decide what social media will be best for their cause and their purpose.
To get the word out about the results and share the first guidelines gleaned from the survey, Ventureneer will hold a free webinar, 4 Steps To Effective Use of Use of Social Media by Nonprofits on Tuesday, September 21, 12n - 1pm ET.
The survey will be taught by Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer and an oft-cited social media guru.
“For the first time, we can provide best-practice guidelines to nonprofits who want to unleash the power of social media for specific purposes,” said Stengel.
In the class, she’ll emphasize how to focus time on the factors that matter:
*knowing the organization’s target market
*what the organization wants to accomplish
*which social media do this best
*how to measure effectiveness
During this free one-hour webinar, participants will find out what it will take for their nonprofits to make social media an integral and effective part of their marketing and development plans. This isn’t theory. Stengel will have real-life case studies and practical solutions to problems nonprofits deal with.
The online seminar will be useful to all levels of the marketing and development staff who may be involved in planning or implementation of social media strategy.
For more information, visit [Ventureneer’s website.
About Geri Stengel
A "graduate" of the corporate world, Geri is also a mentor and teacher, who is up to date on the latest and best marketing practices, including technology and social media.
At Ventureneer, Geri uses Web 2.0 technology to make networking and learning affordable, convenient, and effective, and to market Ventureneer's services. Yes, she tweets, blogs, networks on LinkedIn and Facebook, and tracks the results of each.
Bottom line: Geri knows teaching, she knows business, and she knows social media so she can help you bring your marketing, development or fundraising plan into the 21st century without numbing your mind with jargon or "computerese."
Ventureneer connects values-driven small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to make the world a better place and to thrive as businesses. At Ventureneer, entrepreneurial and nonprofit training and advice are practical, accessible, and affordable. Ventureneer has a new approach to learning, one built on Web 2.0 technology, that blends traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning. You can learn new skills, collaborate with peers, develop solutions to your real-world problems, get one-on-one help from experts, and access the information you need to make better decisions for your organizations.
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