Friday, November 16, 2012

Times they are a changing....

As a manager of a non-profit, I remember hoping to find a volunteer who could help us create a website or knew how to create an Access database to store our statistics for grants. Free of charge of course. Now, instead of saving our money for another grant writer or fundraiser, non-profits are needing social media managers. A few years ago I would have questioned the sanity of this position. The current state of technology allows creative methods to fundraising leading to help non-profits during difficult financial times. This position should have an understanding of non-profits, but most importantly not be a social service provider. A social media position is a specialty, just as social work. Investing in the right person may make or break funding for years in your organizations future.

Link to Article:

11 Qualities of a social media manager