Throughout my time spent volunteering with Beith Community Development Trust, helping out with marketing, I have used several different websites which are all very helpful when sharing information and different opinions within the social enterprise industry.
Social Media is now arguably the best way of monitoring the latest developments and information within the industry and gives a platform for discussions and networking.
The benefits presented by social media mean that we put a great deal of emphasis on the monitoring and sharing of information through various social media sites and therefore use several websites which allow us to do this effectively.
Hootsuite is a brilliant website which allows us to follow lots of activity on various social media websites at the same time as well as plan and schedule outgoing posts allowing the users to plan their messages and information to reach the target audience. Using Feedly along with Hootsuite means that we can keep up to date with what’s happening in the third sector by following blogs and news sites which we can then pass on to our followers.
Huddle is another good website that we use. This allows the team to communicate as well as share assignments and documents in the one forum.
The use of these websites makes it possible for us to communicate, inform and provide a valuable service within the community.