Kicking off a new series of feature articles, we invited SVP Partner, Mark Weber, to talk a little bit about why social media is so important for nonprofits.
We asked, is social media a total waste of time best left to the millennials?
His answer, “Absolutely not – – especially if you have an interest in supporting nonprofits who drive social change”
For more than 10 years, Pew Research Center (the nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world) has documented the wide variety of ways in which Americans use social media to seek out information and interact with others. As of this year, a majority of Americans now say they get news via social media, and a record number of online Americans (eight-in-ten) now use Facebook. While young adults continue to use social media at high rates, older online adults are participating at a record pace.
Research suggests that social media is a powerful communication tool that is here to stay. As partners with SVP Charlotte, we encourage you to take an active role in harnessing the power of social media to build support for our organization…and for the social entrepreneurs that we so passionately serve.
Take action today to “like” SVP Charlotte on Facebook and to “follow” us on both Twitter and LinkedIn.
Do the same for SEED20 on both Facebook and Twitter…and be sure to connect with our Investees on their social media channels as well. By doing your part in the social media movement, you’ll truly be helping us in our mission to passionately attack the issue of social and economic inequality in Charlotte.
Make sure you are connected with SVP Charlotte!