Social media help for nonprofit organizations

Our Social Media Institute at VCU is looking for nonprofit clients this summer. Our students will design social media campaigns based on the needs of the clients. Please follow the link below for more information and please share with nonprofits you know! The deadline to apply is June 1.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vcusocialmedia2016

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Download presentation from Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

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Below you can download my presentation from the Foundations Course at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference on May 4 in Richmond. It includes starter tips for nonprofits as well as links to pro-bono opportunities.

“Social Media for Nonprofits” (Foundation Course)

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Distinguished Teaching Award from VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences

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I am feeling very grateful for all of the support I have received from my colleagues at VCU and in our field over the years that has allowed me to win the Distinguished Teaching Award of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences this year. Special thanks to Dr. Hong Cheng of the Robertson School, who nominated me and who has supported so many of my teaching initatives.  Continue reading

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Workshop for nonprofits at social media conference

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On May 4, I’ll be offering a foundations workshop at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference of ConnectVA. The conference targets nonprofits, government and community-based organizations in Virginia. The foundations workshop will give an overview on social media channels and strategies as well as some dos and don’ts of each platform.   Continue reading

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Fall classes at VCU: Make a difference in the presidential election

uncle ram goldI am offering two award-winning classes this fall semester that will focus on the presidential election. If you’re following the current primary election races, you probably have an idea how exciting the fall campaign is going to be. So, get involved and consider taking these classes!

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Social media classes this summer

Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. The Robertson School is offering its Social Media Institute again this summer, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate majors. In July, Vivian Medina-Messner and I will work with students on social media projects during the four-week intensive summerclasses Social Media Campaigns” (MASC 491) and Social Media Leadership” (MASC 691).

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Twitter struggles with stalling growth

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After being one of the leading and most popular social media platforms for years, Twitter is losing ground to newer platforms like Instagram and Snapchat and is seeing its own growth stall. I was interviewed by the Associated Press on Twitter’s future. The following is an excerpt from the article “Disappearing Act: Twitter Reports Flatlining User Growth” that was published on Feb. 10: Continue reading

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How can teenagers safely use social media and mobile apps?

Over the last few weeks, I have been interviewed several times by CBS 6 and 8NEWS in Richmond on the safe and responsible use of social media and mobile apps by teenagers. You can view the news reports below.

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ICFJ Workshop on Social Media Journalism

 

The following are additional resources for participants in the social media journalism workshop by the International Center for Journalists in India in August 2015.

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Social Media Institute looking for nonprofit clients

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Our Social Media Institute at VCU is looking for nonprofit clients this summer. Our students will design social media campaigns based on the needs of the clients. Please follow the link below for more information and please share with nonprofits you know! The deadline to apply is June 5.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vcusocialmedia2015

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