This week, #grantchat -ters continued to talk about how they are using social media for grants specifically LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.
What is so fun about sharing via #grantchat is that with social media and grants, the personal stories and examples that the community share with each other give everyone ideas on how they use social media for grants and ways we can each tweak our own individual story. A great example was the conversation that happened about YouTube for nonprofits. @NonprofitBecky shared a great link to the Nonprofit section of YouTube:
Immediately, she had helped at least two of her #grantchat colleagues that hadn’t been aware of the resource:
Isn’t community sharing such a powerful thing?!
So, why do #grantchat -ters choose specific social networks for grant seeking strategy, outreach, and relationship building? Here are some reasons our community might pick one network over another:
Here are some of the other “secret” best practices and reasons that they prefer using one network over another in their grant seeking efforts:
What other ways, specific or general usage, do you currently use LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram in your grant seeking efforts? Here is some additional reading for you to consider about LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram from SmartEGrants as you think about choosing social networks for grant seeking: Lions, Tigers, and Bears…I Mean LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest
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