Digital Evangelist: Twitter for Your NAACP Unit

Last July when I was charged with training NAACP members in digital media, I thought—here is a great opportunity for me to share my love for digital media with the NAACP family.  With that challenge in mind, I aim to teach folks about mobile, social media and everything in between.  My weekly blog will update you on my trainings; and give you info about how to sign up and equip yourself with the tools you need to disseminate your message well for your NAACP branch or chapter.

This week’s webinar is Twitter 101—the topic will be “How to Use Twitter Effectively for Your Unit.” The webinar will highlight best practices for organizers using Twitter.

Have you been curious about using Twitter for your NAACP branch or chapter but aren’t sure where to start? Register and join me for the webinar this Thursday at 9:15pm.

Here are a few ways to use Twitter:

Reaching out to press about upcoming events and actions

Many reporters are on Twitter and use it to find new story ideas. Twitter is great for reaching out to media and following up to thank them for covering the work of your unit in their media outlet.

Publicizing events and meetings

Twitter is a great way to get even more people talking about and attending events and meetings in your community. You can reach a broader audience that cultivates new NAACP membership growth.

Taking part of conversations about issues you care about

No matter what issues matter to your branch, someone on Twitter is talking about it. Hashtags (word and/or words with # in front that allows one to search and identify the subject of a Tweet and/or other social media content) allow you to search for particular topics and be a part of the conversations already taking place.
Want to learn more? Register for this week’s webinar today.

Last week, the webinar was on the basics for blogging. If you need help with starting a blog for your branch, contact me at lwilson@naacpnet.org and I’ll be happy to assist you.

And please make sure to join me on our future webinars! Topics and dates are below:

Facebook 101 – August 22nd

Email for Organizing -- August 29th

MailChimp 101 -- September 5th

Mobile Messaging for Organizing -- September 12th

After you finish the webinar, please take a moment to fill out the Weekly Webinar Survey. Is there a topic you are interested in that is not being covered? Let me know! Our primary goal is to equip you with all the digital tools you need for your local NAACP unit. Look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Lauren Wilson aka “NAACP Digital Evangelist” spreads the gospel of digital media throughout the NAACP.  Every week, she explores a different digital media topic teaching units how to use digital media tools to better organize and amplify their branches or chapters work. The weekly webinar occurs every Thursday evening at 9:15pm Eastern Standard Time (unless otherwise stated).