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Our extensive collection of website and social media guides for nonprofits is currently being updated. We are adding new sections and articles each day and expect the updates to be all online by 20 March 2015. In the meantime, download our free e-books below!

The Nonprofit Network is a resource centre for nonprofit organisations, particularly those based in South Africa, in using social media, websites and e-newsletters.

I am passionate about helping nonprofits learn to properly engage with social media, a critical communications channel. With a good strategy in place, social media means you can reach a much wider audience and engage with them: teach them about your cause, ask them to support you by volunteering, contributing funds, or promoting your work to their networks. Used well, social media means maximum impact for minimal effort.

I hope this collection of guides will help you achieve social media success.

Many of the guides are based on responses to questions I have been asked frequently. These resources have been collected from books, research reports and the web (sources are indicated when this is the case) as well as from my experience working with e-communications for nonprofits in South Africa over the past 15 years. 

I have aimed to keep the guides simple and easy-to-follow, though more advanced guides for those already using social media will be available soon. 

The site has been made possible by the Open Society Foundation's Public Health Programme: Health Media Initiative to assist their grantees with their web and social media work. 

I would love to include a wider variety of resources on this site, and encourage you to send us your comments, questions, or articles that you would like to contribute. 

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Developing, implementing and evaluating an online media Strategy.

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Storytelling Guides

Storytelling Guides
Writing for the web, developing content, and photography basics.

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Blogging Guides

Blogging Guides
Develop and maintain an effective blog.

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Website Guides

Website Guides
Evaluate and optimise your nonprofit's website presence.

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Facebook Guides

Facebook Guides
Guides to help you make the most of your nonprofit's Facebook page.

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Twitter Guides

Twitter Guides
Tips and tricks to grow your nonprofit organisation's Twitter profile.

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e-Newsletter Guides

e-Newsletter Guides
Developing, writing and evaluating your organisation's e-newsletters.

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General social media

General social media
Strategy and planning, social media policies, and exploring other networks.

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