My week started with the Social Media Exchange. It was a packed day of inspiring stories and practical tips. If you missed the event, do check out the storify.
Other things I have read this week:
- Why charities need to burst that 9-5 social bubble – post by @LondonKirsty looking at out-of-hours coverage for social media. She includes examples of homelessness charities live tweeting a BBC3 show on at 9pm this week. How does your organisation manage out-of-hours cover? This CharityComms post by Chris Cox of Mind shares some good tips.
- 140 CHANGE: Twitter may change but who cares? You still need to embrace chaos – Dan Slee reminds us that Twitter is not the be all and end all of digital comms.
- Twitter’s out-of-order timeline prompts TfL to narrow travel updates.
- Thank you letters – the good, the ok and the ugly.
- 5 things the public needs to know about fundraising by Professor Stephen Lee of Cass CCE.
- Why some charities have business partnerships (and that’s ok) by KarlWilding.
And examples of creative content:
- Scope launched #EndTheAwkward Mills&Boon book covers for Valentine’s Day
- Water Aid’s gallery of maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world is beautiful storytelling. It was also featured in Stylist magazine.
And finally to counter-act their negative coverage, Age UK decided to launch #ProudtobeAgeUK.
Feels like it has been a full-on week, especially with charities so much in the news. If you spotted other good reads or creative content, please share via the comments box.
Have a good weekend.