Social Media Policies

More than 97% of nonprofits are on social media but I once read that only about 12% have social RiskStratgeyGraph_Cmedia policies. This means that in most cases, staff is operating without formal guidance. In many cases, the executive director is not technologically savvy and feels ill equipped to provide guidance – or so she thinks.

The risks posed to nonprofits as the result of social media can be substantial.  Major risks include labor relations issues, privacy/confidentiality issues, HR issues (everything from discrimination allegations in hiring/firing to non-exempt time logs), brand image concerns, and more. These apply to all nonprofits but are more concerning for those doing direct client outreach online.

I’ve created this page to help nonprofits learn about social media policies and other relavent topics. Please enjoy the information on the site. Share it with others, and, of course, contact me if I can be of any assistance. I’d love to talk with you.

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