A guide to using Hootsuite for charities

It can be a struggle maintaining your charity’s social media presence at the best of times, but sometimes finding a quiet moment during the day to check-in on twitter and update your followers about what is going on. If you’re stuck in a meeting, out on a visit or are just snowed under with work, the last thing that you want to be doing is using energy on crafting finely tuned 140 character tweets for your followers.

What most people don’t realise is that there is a way to effectively spend the free time you do have on increasing your social media presence without necessarily having to bombard your followers in short bursts. Hootsuite is a website that allows you to time tweets and make sure that the people who are interested in your organisation on Twitter (as well as other social networks) get a steady flow of updates.

Watch our tutorial below to find out more, and understand how your charity can benefit from signing up

What will I learn from this Hootsuite tutorial?

  • How to sign up for Hootsuite and set up an account
  • How to best use the website, including setting up different streams and feeds to allow you to quickly get the information that you need from Twitter and other social media sites.
  • How to schedule tweets to make sure that you are getting your message out at the right times in the day

Need to set up a Hootsuite account?

You can sign up to Hootsuite simply through your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ profile. Sign up today, schedule your tweets and make the most of your online presence.