Social Media

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Table of Contents

  1. General Social Media Information
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. YouTube
  6. Computer Access

GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA INFO

Social Media for Your Nonprofit: Take Charge!: A free eBook from Ventureer (a site filled with free resources), this is a good place to start for those with little to no social media experience. It covers why social media is important, how to implement it into your nonprofit culture and best practices for the Big Four (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube). The book is also filled with links to sites with supplemental information

Nonprofit Tech 2.0: This is an excellent blog maintained by author Heather Mansfield (Social Media for Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits). Updating regularly, she posts about changes in social media as well as best practices.

10 Common Mistakes Made By Nonprofits on Social Media: This is a must-read Nonprofit Tech 2.0 post. While many of these mistakes seem small, they can have a large impact on social media. Learning to avoid them will help in the long run.

Social Media Strategy Worksheet: This is a valuable source for those who want a successful social media campaign. Going through this worksheet and answering the questions will help frame one’s social media campaign, helping it gain shape. An example of a filled-out version is provided by the Illinois Arts Alliance.


FACEBOOK

Facebook: This is a link to the official Facebook page. You must create a personal profile (if you don’t already have one) before you can create a Nonprofit Page.

Creating a Facebook Fan Page: For those who have never created a personal Facebook profile, nonprofit page or both, this is a quick guide that explains how to create them.

Facebook Help Center: If you run into any problems, this is the site to go to first. It answers all basic questions as well as most of the more complicated one.

Facebook Best Practices: This is a guide of Facebook best practices specifically for nonprofits. It was create by DIOSA Communications, a social media and webianr company create by Mansfield. While some of the tips are outdated, most still apply.

Five Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit: This is another Nonprofit Tech 2.0 post. If you are unsure of how to get people to find your page, these are easy tips that can help.

The Nonprofit Facebook Guy: This regularly updated blog is specifically for nonprofits using Facebook.

Examples


TWITTER

Twitter: This is the official Twitter page. You do not need to create a personal account to create one for your nonprofit.

Twitter Help Center: If you run into any problems, this is the site to go to first. It answers all basic questions as well as most of the more complicated one.

Twitter Best Practices for Nonprofits: This is another guide created by DIOSA Communications. This will be especially helpful for those who have never used Twitter before.

Examples


LINKEDIN

LinkedIn: This is the official LinkedIn page. You will need to create a personal account to be able to create both a group page and a company page.

LinkedIn Help Center: If you run into any problems, this is the site to go to first. It answers all basic questions as well as most of the more complicated one.

LinkedIn Learning Center for Nonprofits: If you’re unsure of how to use LinkedIn for your nonprofit, reading this will help you feel more informed.

Creating a LinkedIn Company Page; These are the directions for setting up a LinkedIn company page. This page lists your company info and who has worked or is working for your nonprofit.

Creating a LinkedIn Group: These are the directions for setting up a LinkedIn group. A group allows people to join and then interact with each within LinkedIn.

Three Simple But Powerful Ways Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn: This is another blog post from Nonprofit Tech 2.0. It does a good job of explaining what nonprofits can do with LinkedIn.

Examples


YOUTUBE

YouTube: The Official YouTube page.You will want to create a channel for your organization.

YouTube Help Center: If you run into any problems, this is the site to go to first. It answers all basic questions as well as most of the more complicated one

YouTube Nonprofit Program: Joining this program is free and can help your organization gain more visibility by listing it on the Nonprofit channel.

YouTube Best Practices for Nonprofits: This is yet another great article from DIOSA Communications.

Examples

COMPUTER ACCESS

If you do not have Internet access at your nonprofit, there are libraries available that give free access to computers with Internet if you have a library card.

In Clark County, all libraries have computers with Internet access. There are also seven computers centers where people can reserve workstations. The seven computer centers are listed below:

All seven libraries have the same hours.
M-Th, 10 AM – 6:45 PM.    F-Sun, 10 AM. – 5:45 PM.

Centennial Hills
6711 N. Buffalo Dr. • 702-507-6120

Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road • 702-507-3431

Las Vegas Library
833 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-507-3518

Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Ave. • 702-507-3632

Spring Valley Library
4280 South Jones Blvd. • 702-507-3827

West Las Vegas Library
951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. • 702-507-3984

Windmill Library
7060 W. Windmill Lane • 702-507-6050

For more information on the services provided and on how to reserve a computer, visit the Las Vegas Clark County Library District site.

The Henderson Libraries also have computer labs in several of their branches. Listed below are the four with computers along with their addresses, phone numbers and hours.

Paseo Verde Library

280 S. Green Valley Parkway • 702-492-7252

M-Th,  9:30 AM – 8 PM. F-Sat, 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sun, Closed.

James I. Gibson Library

100 W. Lake Mead Parkway • 702-565-8402

M-Th, 9:30 AM – 8 PM. F-Sat, 8:30 AM – 5 PM. Sun, Closed.

Lydia Malcolm Library

2960 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Ste. 100 • 702-263-7522

M-Th, 10 AM – 6 PM. F, 1 PM – 5 PM. Sat-Sun, Closed.

Green Valley Library

2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy • 702-207-4260

M-Th, 9:30 AM – 8 PM. F-Sat, 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sun, Closed

To reserve a computer, go to the Henderson Libraries website and click on the library of your choice in the top left sidebar.

The libraries in North Las Vegas also have computers available for use.

All North Las Vegas libraries have the following hours available for computer use:

M-Th, 10:30 AM – 7:45 PM. Fri-Sat, 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM. Sun, Closed.

All computer will shut down 15 minutes before closing.

There are three libraries in North Las Vegas:

North Las Vegas Library

2300 Civic Center Drive • 702-633-1070

Aliante Library

2400 W. Deer Springs Way • 702-839-2980

Alexander Library

1755 W. Alexander Road • 702-633-2880

Boulder City has 13 computers with Internet (10 unfiltered, three filtered) available for use. To use the computers there you must have a library card as well as a computer sticker, which is earned by reading and signing their Computer Responsibility Statement at the Reference Desk.

Boulder City Library

701 Adams Boulevard • 702-293-1281

M-Th, 9 AM – 8:30 PM. Fri, 9 AM – 5PM. Sat, 11 AM – 4 PM. Sun, Closed during the summer.

All computers will shut down 15 minutes before closing. The wireless Internet will shut off 10 minutes before closing.

The Nellis Air Force Base also has a library with computers that is open to the public.

Nellis AFB Library

4311 N. Washington Blvd, Ste. 101 • 702-652-4484

M-Th, 10 AM – 8 PM. Fri – Sun, 12 PM – 5 PM.

This library closes for ALL federal holidays.

All computers shut off 15 minutes before close.

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