So now you've got the tools to make your life easier, but how do you use them to the get the best results? These resources are designed to help you get the most out of your projects - whether you want to use social media to recruit volunteers or write the best e-newsletter ever!

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As part of Get Online Week 2015, Matt Powell, editor of Broadband Genie, has written some advice for you about the simple and fun ways to connect with people over the internet.
On Friday 31 July 2015, we visited Mayer Hall in Wirral, Merseyside to speak to Big Lunch Extras participants about how they can use digital tools to make planning, organising and promoting community events easier. This is our presentation and free handout from the day, both available for you to download.

The funny t-shirts are out and the red noses are on - it’s the BBC’s annual fundraising event, Red Nose Day! It takes place on Friday 13 March this year and the theme is Make your face funny for money.

Staying in touch with your community can be a very tricky business with traditional methods like phone calls and texts being quite time-consuming and costly. 


Every organisation could do with a few more pennies in the bank. While online fundraising for a small, local organisation probably isn’t going to see you rolling in cash, it could provide a supplement to your other income.

Are you hosting a community event this Summer? We can help you find digital tools that can help take the heat out of managing your events, from the early planning stages right through to your monitoring and evaluation.  All of these tools have been rated by Community How To members.

Facebook is by far the most popular social network in the UK, and in fact the world! There are almost 1 billion Facebook users, all over the world, and more than 30 million of those are in the UK.

Twitter is a great tool for any organisation wanting to reach out and connect with stakeholders and partners.

If you’re having any kind of conversation online - from a Facebook page to a blog or a community forum - moderation is important. You need to keep an eye on what people are saying about you, and keep conversations going with your key audiences. This can be resource-intensive, and can often put small community organisations off social media altogether. Follow our top tips for moderation, and make sure it doesn’t hold you back.
Blogging can be a great way to give your organisation a human face, and a clear voice on issues important to your sector. But it can be difficult to know where to start! Here’s some top questions to ask before you start yours.
Before you set up your Facebook business page or post your first Tweet, there’s some key questions you should be asking.

MailChimp makes it easy for nonprofits to grow their email-newsletter list and stay connected with their members, staff, volunteers and board. This guide explains how to use MailChimp's features and integrations, from PayPal to social sharing options, and how they can benefit nonprofits.

Twitter is a great tool for any organisation wanting to reach out and connect with stakeholders and partners.
How to do it in five easy steps