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Event type: Social Media Network

This networking group is for CharityComms members working as social media leads in UK charities and not-for-profits.

This networking group looks to address a gap for strategic and professional development of social media leads working in charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Each meeting will offer a safe space for members to chat about working in charity social media, with the focus of discussions on strategy-led topics. This is a space to learn together and share best practice, challenges, successes and inspiration with your peers.

Who can attend?
Attending the Social Media Network events is free and exclusive to CharityComms organisational and individual members (charities only).

These events are for professionals who have strategic social media as the core function of their role (at least 50%) working in charities.

About the events
The group will meet four times a year to discuss working in charity social media, with the focus of discussions on strategy-led topics.

The events will be focused on discussions and peer-to-peer sharing. There will also be plenty of time for networking.

Social Media Network steering group

  • Athar Abidi, social media manager, British Heart Foundation
  • Joe Downie, social media manager, Friends of the Earth
  • Marie Faulkner, senior social media manager, Marie Curie
  • Rich Ward, social media manager, RNLI
  • Catriona Wightman, digital content editor, BookTrust

  • Rachel Elson, social media producer, The Children’s Society

If you’re interested in joining the steering group please email Vanessa to find out more.

Mailing list
To be added to the Social Media Network mailing list please email Lauren.

Social Media Network – Flexing positively while the world is in flux

Social Media Network – Flexing positively while the world is in flux

30 September 2020

Our world has been in flux since the pandemic began, and social media teams have been flexing all the while with it. But it’s not all doom and gloom as social media teams have found positive new ways of flexing their work. In this session, we’ll hear how teams are now planning for the short-term, long term (what does long-term even mean now?) and making space for things that pop up out of nowhere. We’ll also hear how social media teams are keeping the creative brainstorming process going while working remotely, and we’ll do a bit of brainstorming together.