umojawa Encourages Social Media for Social Good

Offers not-for-profits and small business owners “Don’t Just Sit There, Get Social!” workshop series

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Maplewood, NJ (PRWEB) July 27, 2012

True to its core mission, umojawa, a new online community encouraging social media for social good, is offering not-for-profit support teams and small business owners a series of workshops entitled, “Don’t Just Sit There, Get Social!” Specifically designed for those who are new to social networking or are finding it difficult to reach their target audience, the workshops will provide valuable insight about social media optimization, best practices for engagement, and digital marketing to steer website traffic.

Workshops will be held from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm on Wednesdays, September 5-26th at umojawa’s office at 515 Valley Street, Suite 2, Maplewood, NJ. Segments of the series will be available on umojawa’s YouTube Channel. The cost for the workshop is $99 and registration is required as seating is limited. Additional guided assistance will be available during open workshops Thursday September 13th from 1-4 pm.

Led by Stephanie Jelley, founder and CEO of umojawa and social media enthusiast with more than 10 years of communication experience with Contour Marketing & Media, workshop topics include:

  • September 5- “Introduction to Social Media” will cover basic information about how social media tools such as blogs, wikis, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are being used. You will also gain tips about using social media in your business/organization’s communications. In addition, you will review how social media tools have changed, and continue to change, the landscape of communications.
  • September 12 – “Facebook and LinkedIn for Beginners” will focus on setting up a Facebook account and pages for your small business as well as the importance of creating a LinkedIn profile and network to enhance your reach.
  • September 19 – ”Twitter Know-How” will cover setting up an account, creating a custom background, tweetiquette, tweeting and getting targeted followers to compliment your business services.
  • September 26 – (An alternate date will be made available to honor the Jewish holiday) ”Building your Business through Better Blogging–An Introduction to WordPress” There are many uses for blogs. Blogging is one of the most sought after techniques for driving traffic, increasing revenue, network marketing, advertising, personal uses, branding and much more.

For further information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 973.762.4488 or email hello(at)umojawa(dot)com.

About Stephanie Jelley
As the chief executive officer of umojawa, Stephanie Jelley leads a company dedicated to promoting and celebrating the successes of non-profit and volunteer work. Using new age media and innovative social media approaches, umojawa provides a platform for non-profit organizations to effectively promote their initiatives and to collaborate on fundraising methodologies.

Stephanie’s path leading to umojawa, both professionally and personally, served as the perfect preparation for what would become the umojawa “hybrid community for social change.” As chief operating officer for Contour Marketing & Media, a New York based marketing firm, Stephanie worked with clients in both traditional and emerging marketing applications and technology to help them reach their target markets and objectives. As social media became an increasingly effective way to engage target audiences, Stephanie’s own brand of finesse and enthusiasm yielded significant results for Contour’s client companies.

A stream of personal “passion projects” have always complemented Stephanie’s work in the corporate world. She demonstrates strong commitment to building confidence and leadership skills in youth. As a volunteer facilitator at the HK Foundations Center, Stephanie is dedicated to empowering students by encouraging creative self-expression through the illustration of the practical importance of literacy and math, while writing and producing digital media projects. She has also developed and delivered programs to help promote mindfulness and social-emotional learning in projects for teens, and has just launched Girls in White to support girls’ education and leadership initiatives.

About umojawa
Based in Maplewood, New Jersey, umojawa is a leading information provider for the not-for-profit sector to help more effectively manage their organizations and to help maximize the efficiency of their external communications and fundraising efforts via new age mixed media and social media platforms. Utilizing today’s best practices in social media as well as traditional B2B marketing communications, umojawa helps ensure the not-for-profit sector reaches its target audience while creating general awareness to their mission.


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