Question Preview: Using Social Media Ethically with Dave Tinker

Are You Using Social Media Ethically in Your Fundraising? 

You finally got your organization to start using social media on a regular basis. However, this openness of sharing online may have given you too much information and now puts you and your nonprofit in an ethical conundrum. What do you do?

To tackle this topic and lead the dialog on GrantChat on 12/01 we are delighted to have Dave Tinker, CFRE as our guest. Dave Tinker, CFRE, is the Vice President of Advancement at ACHIEVA. He is an adjunct professor of Informatics at Muskingum University’s Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology program. An AFP Master Trainer, he has spoken internationally on technology and fundraising.


Question Preview

Q1: What types of social media do you use in fundraising? #grantchat

Q2: Have you used social media in your grants research? #grantchat

Q3: What other types of grants/FR information have you found using social media? #grantchat

Q4: What’s a gossipy tidbit you found on social media (don’t name names)? #grantchat

Q5: What are some of the caveats of social media when it comes to fundraising?  #grantchat

Q6: Have you seen any examples of unethical behavior on social media?  #grantchat

Q7: If you see good information about a new grant on social media do you keep it to yourself or share it?  #grantchat

Q8: What are some good resources on social media ethics that you have liked? #grantchat

Q9:  Do you/your org have a social media policy that you follow? #grantchat

Q10: How does your SM policy address ethical issues.?  #grantchat

After the Chat- More with Dave Tinker

After GrantChat, join Dave Tinker and Jo Miller, GPC on SmartEGrants live interactive video chat All Things Grants on Blab where you can ask you questions, share your stories and get more resources to further the ethical use of social media in fundraising.

More opportunities:

December 6. 2015: Dave Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE are presenting the AFP December Webinar: Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising

Do you have a blog post or related article you would like to share? Share it with us in the comments below or on social media by using the #grantchat hashtag.


We are looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat  each week with host: Jo (@jm_grants) and moderator: Michelle (@mlloftis) with sponsor @smartegrants



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