Tag Archives: social media

From IMPACT – Free Workshop – Embrace Social Media’s Business Potential

We had a great workshop at our IMPACT Forum last week on the importance of utilizing social media applications to thrive and survive in business marketing. You can watch the workshop for free, and view the workshop presentation, at the following link:

FREE PRESENTATION – Embrace Social Media’s Business Potential

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Nonprofits & Social Media

Many local nonprofits, including ourselves with YPN, utilize social media to spread their message, communicate with members and supporters, and promote events.

For suggestions on how you can best tweet or post to Facebook to enhance your nonprofit’s image, take a look at this recent article (h/t @OneStarFdn):

Tips for Writing Facebook and Twitter Updates

What’s next for #StartCamp?

This past Saturday, eight businesses and charity efforts in the Rocky Mount Area took another step in their development by establishing presences on Facebook and Twitter through the first #StartCamp for Social Media. This would not have been possible without the support and generosity of the following:

  • Fred Brooks & Nash Community College Small Business Center
  • Clint Williams
  • Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation, especially staff members Julie Watson, Andre Jenkins, Jean Andrews and Cameron Fenderson, who volunteered their time
  • Brad Proctor
  • WHIG-TV & Rocky Mount Telegram for helping market this event

100% of the registration fees will be going to Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program. We are very happy to have the opportunity help this worthy cause out while providing a valuable service to local businesses and nonprofits.

Overall, the event was a big success. We learned a great deal about how to improve this event in the future, and we look forward to offering it again this fall.  In the meantime, we want to foster ongoing support for local business use of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media Internet applications and sites.  This blog, along with #StartCamp on Facebook & Twitter, will help facilitate this, as we share articles, tips, and observations on best utilizing these new resources.

If you have questions or comments, please share them. We look forward to hearing from you. We’d also like for you to become a Fan of #StartCamp on Facebook, as well as YPN Rocky Mount.