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Sample Social Media Posts

Twitter

  • Are you ready to be a part of #VTGives? It’s a day to celebrate all the good going on in our communities!
  • Mark your calendars for May 17th. It will be a day for everyone to support our campaign at [link to profile page]. #VTGives
  • It’s time to show that Vermont is full of generosity! On May 17th, help us celebrate #VTGives!
  • We’re getting pumped for #VTGives! Join the conversation by following @CommonGoodVT and liking the #VTGives page on FB!
  • Get ready to get up and give for #VTGives on May 17th! Follow @CommonGoodVT to stay updated on the giving movement!
  • A little can go a long way when we get together and give together on May 17th for #VTGives! Join the movement!
  • “I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process.” – Oprah Winfrey. Let’s keep the giving going for #VTGives!
  • “My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” – Jim Henson. What will you give to make the world better? #VTGives

Facebook

  • Save the date: #VTGives is May 17th! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit (which we know is us!). Visit https://www.vermontgives.org to find out more.
  • The real success of #VTGives will not be how much money we raise but the tremendous impact those dollars will have when nonprofits across Vermont put them to work! Join the giving on May 17th at https://www.vermontgives.org.
  • May 17th will be a historic day for everyone in Vermont to GIVE BIG! You can learn more about Vermont Gives and support our campaign at [link to your profile page]. #VTGives
  • Let’s show everyone that Vermont is full of generosity! On May 17th, help us celebrate #VTGives and continue [explanation of mission/work]
  • We’re so excited to be a part of #VTGives! You can support our campaign by visiting https://www.vermontgives.org and donating on May 17th. #VTGives
  • On May 17th, you will have 24 hours (one day!) to give where your heart is! To support our campaign, go [link to profile page]. #VTGives

Facebook Tips

Looking to get the word out with Facebook? This guide will help you get started and on the road to creating a successful strategy. If you’re new to Facebook, start by creating a Facebook Page for your organization.

Below is a list of ways you can begin engaging your community for #VTGives!

Get started by liking the Vermont Gives page. This will allow you to get updates, important information and tips for Vermont Gives. Also link to other participating organizations from your organization’s page.

Promote your Facebook page. Include a link to your Facebook page on your website’s homepage, newsletters, emails...basically everywhere and anywhere. Ask your staff members, board members, volunteers, and donors to like the page and help you promote it.

In your personal account, tag the page and ask your Facebook friends to check it out. Ask employees and board members to do the same.

Talk it up! Post interesting information about your organization and share success stories and photos. Ask your followers questions to engage them in dialogue. Remember to keep posts brief! You don’t want to lose your audience by presenting lengthy updates.

Tell everyone that your organization is participating in Vermont Gives. Be sure to tell people what it is all about by using some of the suggested messaging above. Let them know how they can donate and ask them to spread the word.

Create a Facebook event. Invite your constituents to be part of Vermont Gives so that they can be reminded as the day gets closer AND see who else is participating. Also, tell people to invite others. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are hosting an event onsite; the whole day is worth celebration!

Do all of the above and repeat...again and again and again.


Twitter Tips

Want to quickly engage donors and share information about your fundraising efforts? Twitter is instant and efficient! If you’re new to Twitter, they offer a getting started guide for newbies.

Below you will find a few tips to help you have success.

Follow @CommonGoodVT’s Twitter account. Go to www.twitter.com/CommonGoodVT and click the Follow button. Now you can begin receiving and sharing information about Vermont Gives.

Follow other organizations and people. The organizations you follow should be those that you work with or who inspire you and your constituents. You may also consider following past donors, board members, volunteers and other community leaders.

Tell your followers that you are participating in #VTGives. Tell your followers about your campaign and begin to build a story around the initiatives you’d like to support. Let them know about any incentive prizes you are trying to win and how they can help you do so. Use some of the suggested tweets provided.

Use Hashtags and Handles. Whenever you share information include the @CommonGoodVT handle and #VTGives to further spread your organization’s words. Show that you are a part of Vermont Gives by using the hashtag in all of your tweets. People who are interested in a particular event, person or business will follow the hashtag to stay up-to-date on any conversations around their topic of interest.

Don’t just follow! Become a part of the conversation. Let people know that you are out there and engaged. Respond to tweets like you are holding a conversation. You never know where this may lead.

Share pictures, videos and interesting content. Twitter is not just about your ‘words’. Pictures and videos draw people in, and sharing interesting articles about what you and others are doing shows that you are part of a community.

More Tips

Tweet, retweet and tweet again! (Especially on the day of Vermont Gives)