Non-profits and charities have something in common that relates to humanity: their mission revolves around helping people. Collectively, they are, arguably, the sector with the most potential to drive social change from providing care to homeless youth to funding breast cancer research.
In the face of massive government funding cuts and impending closures, non-profits are struggling to cut costs. Due to all these challenges, non-profits need assistance to continue providing their services to their communities. Law firms already know this. That’s why some offer their services to non-profits free of charge or at highly discounted rates. Similarly, social media consultants can harness their skills and talents for a good cause by offering their services to non-profits.
Alright, that’s clear, but how can social media consultants benefit from helping non-profits?
- Opportunity to do something worthwhile when experiencing lulls in your work schedule.
- Feel proud and feeling connected to the world around you.
- Competitive edge that contributes to your professional growth and opportunities for promotions.
- Gain valuable experience to fine-tune your existing skill sets, which is especially useful to social media professionals started out in their career.
- Expand your appreciation for broad issues that effect society.
- Become well regarded as a good corporate citizen.
- Get positive testimonials that communicated your competence to prospective clients.
Social media professionals know the difference customized and targeted consulting services can have on businesses. Be that skipping rock that creates ripples of change for an ever increasing interdependent world!
My personal commitment to non-profits and charities is to set aside time in my day to offer affordable social media consulting on a sliding scale, so that they can pay what they can afford. I’m extending my blog review service that normally cost $99 to those in the non-profit sector. The organization can contact me with a brief explanation of why their charity needs help. It’s that simple and that accessible.
I encourage other social media professionals who can benefit from offering affordable social media services to non-profits and charities to step up to the plate and blog about their commitment to improving our global community.
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How do you believe non-profits can benefit from having access to affordable social media services?