Social Media in the Rescue World
Social media has revolutionized how we interact with the public and if you are good at it, you can keep your volunteers and donors engaged daily with funny and or informative posts. From adoptions and fundraising to lobbying and education, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and the like, social media can be a very effective tool for rescue and sanctuary operations.
The more you post on social media and the more you tag others in your posts, the broader your reach, tags are an easy and zero cost way to boost visibility. Find a great picture that captures your message, facebook, tweet or pin it, ad the text message and tag as many people as you can in the post. The tag places your post on every person you tags home page expanding visibility.
Social Media Sites:
Formal version Facebook. Less commercial
Video uploads can link to facebook/twitter
Great way to chat with cyber face to face
Less fun, more information
Blog and website space