Posted by: alexswallow | December 19, 2013

Some new and nifty social media features

Another great post by my great Trustee Kirsty Marrins! Particularly interesting about Facebook…

Kirsty Marrins

I don’t know about you but I’ve spotted new features on a number of platforms recently. Have you? If not, never fear… here they are:

1. Pinterest Place boards – now you can pin places (buildings, restaurants, landmarks etc) on to a map board. It’s really easy to use and looks great. Here’s an example.

2. Instagram DMs –  you can now send a photo or video directly (and privately) to a friend on Instagram. Could this be a nifty way to build donor relations? Imagine getting a personalised Christmas card or fundraising ‘thank you’ from a charity you support?

3. Facebook donate button – you can donate to charities on Facebook now (US only for the moment but expect to see it here mid 2014). This could have huge implications for charities but of course a Facebook Ads grant would have been much better… Read this article for…

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  1. “Facebook donate button”- UK charities do not have to wait till – mid 2014 (US only for the moment but expect to see it here mid 2014). Have a look at our donate button on we have had this up and running for over 6 months now by using

    But we haven’t had any donations via the Facebook page yet? So not sure how useful it is?

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