Inviting Your Friends to a Facebook Event

You have received an invitation to an event that someone setup on Facebook and you have clicked on the JOIN or MAYBE.   You can now invite your own friends to attend the event as long as the Event Administrator has allowed this.

It is a great networking opportunity to do this and the friends you select will receive an invitation to the event.  This is a good social media practice.

In this example note on the left it says “public” and you have selected “going” and then you see the “invite friends” button just below the header image.

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When you click on the “invite friends” you can type in a friends name, browse all of your friends, or select a LIST e.g. by geographic area or interest if you have setup your lists.  Then click the small check box next to the friends that you think would be interested in the event.

FB Event invite friends 02That’s all that is to it – you have invited some of your friends to the event.  This is a quick and easy way to SHARE and INVITE specific Facebook Friends to an event.

Social media provides many ways to network virtually with the friends you meet in the real world.

How does a nonprofit benefit from using LinkedIn

LinkedIN is a professional social network. The core of it is your own professional page. However if you are a manager of a nonprofit, you may be wondering how this can be useful to you and to your nonprofit.

LinkedIN is a professional online social network.  The core of it is your own professional page. However if you are a manager of a nonprofit, you may be wondering how this can be useful to you and to your nonprofit.  The following are some of the benefits that LinkedIN will give you and your nonprofit or NGO.

Once you have your own profile setup you can advance to these activities:

  • GROUPS – click on the groups link, and then do a SEARCH for your area of interest. Once you identify an interesting group take a look at the overview, number of members, discussion forums and Q&A.  If the group looks interesting click on the JOIN THIS GROUP link.  You will have to be then reviewed by the group administrator and you will receive an email that you are accepted and have access to the group activities.
    • On your main page you will start seeing a summary of group activites
    • Participate in the discussion forums
    • Answer questions that are in your area of expertise. Note that people often look at your profile so be sure to have it with a good amount of information about you and your organization.
    • Post questions – this is an excellent way to get feedback and suggestions from members of the group.
    • Send a request to individual members of the group to establish a LinkedIN contact with them.
    • After you have used groups for a while – you may even decide to start a group of your own.
  • Jobs – postings and finding job applicants
  • Event listings and RSVPs (through the APPS)

Anyone in a nonprofit that is an ED, DOD, Board member, Department Head, Programs head should seriously consider LinkeIN to build the network and Internet profile of your organization.

See a previous posting about starting out on LinkedIN

Send a request to put me on your LinkedIN contact list 

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Webinars and Teleseminars: Benefits to Nonprofits

Teleseminars and webinars open the doors to expanding your network, providing education and training to clients and prospects, creating information products that you can distribute, meet and interact with people around the globe, and at the same time save money.  This article will use Instant Teleseminar as an example of one of the systems that is available for starting your own teleseminars.

Teleseminars - networking and education
Teleseminars - networking and education

Teleseminars use the telephone and the internet. You and one or more co-hosts can present your topic using the phone and your attendees listen by phone.  It is similar to a conference call but there are more facilities and control on the interaction.

A webinar has a visual component – and you may be using a powerpoint or other documents that the audience can view and you can control.

There are several different ways you can use a teleseminar.  You may be educating your audience on a topic, introducing them to one of your products or services, or you may find it works for you as a way of meeting with colleagues and work groups that may be scattered geographically.  You can consider using it for board meetings for your organization if the board members have to come from a distance.  A teleseminar is also an excellent way to interview and present experts and resources as a benefit to your target groups.

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