Free online tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube offer a huge opportunity to community groups to get the word out about what they’re doing – and also to listen and engage with the veiws of their stakeholders.
But, if you’re trying to run a community group, it can also be pretty bewildering if your’re new to it and you’ve got no cash to pay someone to help you work out where to get started.
But fear not – a bunch of local social media enthusiasts are volunteering to give free one-to-one help to local groups at the first of a new series of Social Media Surgeries at MacDonald Road Library on Monday the 21st January at 5.30pm.
It’s absolutely guaranteed that you will not have to sit through any boring power point presentations. And no-one will try to sell you anything!
So far around 20 people have already signed up – either as a social media surgeon – or as a patient. If you want to volunteer to help, or if you want to book a place as a ‘patient’ then you need to register on this webpage here.
Also, because we’re going to be launching our neighbourhood news mobile apps soon too – we’re sponsoring this event with our project partners the Broughton Spurtle – which means that independent Broughton and Leith traders are also welcome to attend.