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If you’re running a project there are loads of great reasons for establishing an online community - generating enthusiasm and a sense of community among volunteers and project-participants, keeping your stakeholders informed, even sharing your successes with the wider world and showing your impact to funders.

But creating your own web community from scratch can end up being time-consuming and possibly expensive... so what can you do if you’ve got minimal budget and resource?

Twitter for communities

Twitter is a great digital tool for anyone involved in a community project, and used in the right way, could provide you and your work a real boost, whether that’s through publicity, garnering advice or even just as a celebration of your achievements.

Creating a Storify for your event

So you’re running the event of the year - you’ve got all the event management covered and now you want everyone to know how fantastic the day went. Social media channels like Twitter and Instagram are great for getting attendees to share their own personal experiences of the day but what you really need is one place you can bring it all together.

Enter Storify.

Community How To manage events
Are you hosting a community event this Summer? These digital tools can help take the heat out of managing your events, from the early planning stages right through to your monitoring and evaluation.
creative commons
If you look after a website or e-newsletter then you know how difficult it can be to constantly source fresh, high-quality images to add visual interest to your pages. So what can you do?

One of the most important things you can do to get your community group or third sector organisation seen online is to build a website. It may seem like a massive project but BT have come up with a free resource to help you build a website quickly and easily.

Don’t worry if you don’t think you’ve got the skills – anyone can get going using the free templates provided no matter how much (or little) experience you’ve got!

A new practical guide from Unity Trust Bank and Social Misfits Media aimed at how charities and social enterprises can make more use of social media.
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