Increase social media presence on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are an important part of having your cause reach a larger audience. Below are a few steps in helping fundraisers and charities get the most out of social media.
The first step is to ensure you keep your facebook and twitter accounts active with new content, and engage with fundraisers
Regular updates with relevant event hashtags will help with tracking activity. Here's an example from Cancer Research UK.
BBQing this weekend? You could be a #BBQChamp by signing up to #BBQ4CRUK. More info: http://t.co/TpZE4LSTU2— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) July 24, 2015
Users like to see that you've noticed their activity, you should be following notifications for your charity's @Username, along with following hashtags related to your events.
You can browse currently trending Hashtags on the Hashtags Rankings page.
When promoting events, try to use unique hashtags so they are easier to track. For further hashtag analytics, you can filter by Event or Charity for any specific Hashtag, for example #JustSponsored.
To assist in increasing reach, ask followers to share tweets specific interesting events and activities. Don't retweet all activity that mentions your @username, as this may flood your followers with too much content.
Sharing content on Twitter and Facebook relies on meta tags being correctly setup in your web application to ensure you have the best preview available on both Twitter and Facebook. Both sites automatically embed images and summaries where available, you can define specifically want content should be shared, or the services will make a best guess at what to display.