Social Media Platforms

We've all heard of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and here a few more compiled by Charity Digital News to consider......


Looking to make the world a better place? Look no further than the ‘do good’ social platform, Care2. The platform aims to unite its members with non-profits and socially responsible brands to fuel progress on causes around the world. It is made up of topical articles, success stories, causes and petitions. With over 53,000 members and 2,750 non-profits onboard it’s potentially valuable for small non-profits with limited marketing resources or for businesses who are targeting an audience that are dedicated to building a better world.


The best way to describe Reddit, for the uninitiative, is a community made up of communities or ‘subreddits’. These communities span from general interest to as niche as you can imagine, with over 36 million registered users. Whatever your area of interest, services or geographical reach, there is an active and enthusiastic community of people out there in a subreddit somewhere.


Question and answer platform Quora is an online space to get and give expert advice. Organisations and individuals can establish themselves as a thought-leader in your niche by answering questions on Quora, which come up in Google searches by people asking the same question.


Social network connects people in real life by allowing people to sign up to events and community groups through its digital and app-based platform. There are groups on anything, from hiking and the outdoors, to sports, languages, tech, crafts, the arts, movements and activism – pretty much any interest, hobby or profession you can think of.


A real gem for local charities, on people can set up their own online communities to discuss local issues, buy and sell products and get to know what’s happening in their local areas. Users must be verified as living in the postcode, so communications remain private. Nextdoor is particularily useful for finding out local information and urgent warnings (like severe weather warnings). It can also be a great platform for local charities to showcase their work and to organise fundraising events, and for volunteers to talk about their efforts and recruit.


Are your service users parents or children? Then it’s very much worth your time getting to know Mumsnet, the number ome platform for everything parenting-related in the UK. It hosts discussion forums where users share advice and information on parenting and many other topics. Mumsnet has an ‘influencers’ network with over 10,000 bloggers, vloggers and social media influencers. There’s also a huge Mumsnet community on Facebook.

source charity digital news