10 Speedy Ways to Increase your Following

Numbers aren’t everything. Where the Third Sector is concerned we want quality, not quantity. Still, we need to get connected with people, and there are some pretty straight forward steps we can take to do that. These top ten ways to increase the following for your charity are easy to do and highly effective. Share more ideas in the comments or on Twitter @BeGoodBeSocial. Post great content People won’t read low-quality content. Shape your posts... Read More

Matt Collins from Beatbullying – The Big March 2012

  On the 1st March 2012, anti-bullying charity Beatbullying led the first ever global virtual march for children’s rights.  Today Matt Collins from Beatbullying kindly explains more about this innovative digital campaign.   Be Good Be Social will be running a Twitter Q&A with Matt on Friday 9th March between 1-2pm – more details on how to participate below. To mark Anti-Bullying Week, Beatbullying led the first digital demonstration... Read More

Social Media for Social Good: all-day event – Glasgow – 26th April 2012

Be Good Be Social as you know it returns on 17th May 2012 6-9pm at Big Lottery Scotland HQ in Glasgow. We’ve got three great speakers lined up and, for the first time, a panel Q&A session. We’ve always taken on board feedback from Be Good Be Social attendees – we crowdsource all the speakers and we ask your opinions on how we should structure the evening.  We had tons of feedback asking for more practical hands-on social media... Read More

Looking to the future

It feels like yesterday that I sat down with Ross to discuss speaking at the very first Be Good Be Social, now as we approach (only) the second event it truly feels like it has been a mainstay of the calendar for a long time. I reckon that has much to do with the people involved. All the individuals involved do good things every single day, but it helps that we have such a talented bunch of good people moving forward together. I truly believe that... Read More

Communicating in a big society – Rob Dyson guest post

Being a charity is tough right now. If the effects of stautory cuts weren’t enough, we’re criticised by some quarters for being over-reliant on a Government spoon in the first place; you deserve it, you’re a hidden tax, you’re a pawn and a fraud they say. We sometimes hear that charity workers shouldn’t take a decent salary home, and that volunteers should (and, erm, can) perform all of the specialist roles that non-profits... Read More

my thoughts on the first #begoodbesocial

Who thought being good and being social would be so tiring. I’m knackered after Wednesday night but also incredibly excited about what #BeGoodBeSocial can become. I had feared that having 50 people at the first event would mean it would become just another social media event  – pack ’em in, lecture to them and send them home. Instead, and these are Stuart Glen’s words not mine, ‘this felt different’. While we still... Read More

5 things you need to know about tonight’s #begoodbesocial

1. It starts  at 6pm. Knowing when to turn up is always important. If you’re coming from Glasgow you’ll need to grab the 5pm train from Queen St. Here’s the full programme for the night.   2. It’s at The Melting Pot. If you’re not sure how to get there don’t fret, we’ve got a map and directions for you.   3. You can have a nosey at who’s coming along. Just mosey on over to our tickets page for a full... Read More

the official #begoodbesocial photographer

Social media is great at giving people a voice. It doesn’t matter who you are, there are amazing tools on the world wide web that let you share your views, promote your work, get on your soapbox, or just have a natter. The Media no longer talks at the public, the public is now a very real part of the conversation. I spent years running a TV show’s blog and message board, and learned how important it is to listen to and engage with your... Read More