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Having a facebook page seems to be a very fast growing trend in the business world. What used to be "just something those young wippersnappers do to talk to their friends" is now a very important tool for businesses...from nonprofits to Fortune 500's.

In fact, this article shows that 71% of Fortune 500's have a Facebook page, and 59% have Twitter accounts. wowza! But it isn't just for profit businesses that are making a go at social media. Lots of Humane Society's and Food Banks are using it very successfully. It's a great way to keep in touch with anyone and everyone interested in your mission.

Just off the top of my furry head, a few ways these platforms can work for you:
- a call for volunteers
- promote events
- event reminders
- share stats specific to your community or nation wide

- promote/thank sponsors
- press releases
- media mentions
- goals reached
- jobs offered
- promote your blog
- run contests/games
- start a conversation
- Q & A sessions
- fun stories or quotes...oh! the list could go on!


If you are already on Facebook and Twitter...good for you! If you haven't taken the step yet, don't fret. Just take a deep breath, let out a good ol howl, and dive in! It's a learning process, and contrary to the saying, old dogs like me love learning new tricks!






P.S. What's your social media outlet of choice?
P.S.S. Have Facebook? Like us! and we'll like you!
P.S.S.S. Have Twitter?
Follow us and we'll follow you!

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