These beginner sessions are an excellent opportunity for nonprofits that are just getting started using social media. The following post has been cross-posted from the TechSoup Forums:
May is global Social Media Month, when people come together to exchange information, create and build relationships and celebrate the newest form of communication, social media.
Social media has definitely changed our nonprofit world - the way we recruit volunteers, fundraise, and tell our story. As you know, it is TechSoup's mission to empower you (nonprofits, libraries, social benefit organizations, and so on) with technology, both education and products, to fulfill your mission.
We are especially excited to participate in Social Media Month this year with the recent launch of our Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki; a starting place and hub of curated content from our nonprofit partners and social media experts. It is designed for beginners, as a curriculum, to walk you through the six of the biggest social media platforms (that we use), Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Delicious.
This May, we will featuring content and hosting four live Twitter chats, discussing various topics covered in the curriculum. A TweetChat is a guided conversation around a particular topic, organized by a hashtag (for example, #npsocialmedia101). More explanation and how they work, read How to Participate in a Twitter Chat.
Join us Mondays in May at 9 a.m. Pacific time, as we discuss: