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Social media is not optional for non-profits, ministries, companies
The HooteSuite video below, though it is primarily discussing businesses, clearly explains the importance of social media connectedness at every level in any organization – charity, non-profit, ministry – and emphasizes that in the end, it is just people and relationships. Particularly highlighted in this video: social media needs to permeate through the entire organization, and is not something that is just 'done' by the marketing department. Richard Branson is cited as an example of a CEO who is constantly tweeting.
Knowing How Long You'll Live - #6793
God's got work for you to do. The fact that you woke up this morning means that God has a destiny for you for this day. He's delivered you from every lion in your life so you could finish what He's put you on earth to do. What a way to live: fearlessly, confident, significantly! The Lord will rescue you from every attack except one. And that will be when He takes you safely to His heavenly kingdom.
Evangelistic opportunities online that no one is using
New initiatives don’t happen if we don'[t start them. There are huge numbers of potential digital evangelism strategies no one is doing. Yet. Outsider-friendly stuff that is contextualized for demographics and interest groups with zero interest in the good news. Ways to use popular culture as starting points in conversation. Engaging compassionately with felt needs and worries, or with other worldviews and faith communities. Maybe this infographic will encourage you! (And yes, there's a typo on it!)
Delivering Someone Else's Packages - #6765
I can row into this storm right now because God's power will be the difference, not mine. So, relax. Even if you're in the middle of mission impossible right now, God is getting the solution ready. All you have to do is be available to deliver someone else's package.
Positioned to Make a Difference - #6715
Wherever God has positioned you, you can be sure it is to accomplish His divine purposes. God has a mission for you where you are. Be the best you can be, so you'll have people's respect, and know that you're where God wants you to assist Him at this place, at this time.
We can't let the spinning gerbil wheel of an overstuffed life ever make us forget who we are - we're on assignment from Heaven. To help people go there.
The best guide book to using social media: PLATFORM by M Hyatt
On the strength of other people's experience, I've already blogged twice about Michael Hyatt's new book Platform. Now I've read it, I can tell you everything they said is true. This really is the best book available on using social media to communicate your message.
Make your church, ministry or nonprofit site mobile friendly
There really aren't any exceptions to this. Your site needs to completely usable on a smartphone or tablet. If your site runs on WordPress (a great way to go for any sort of site, not just a blog), there plugins such as WordPress Mobile Pack or WP Touch which will set this up for you in seconds. For other sites, there are various ways...
The 'person of peace' concept and online evangelism
The 'man of peace' concept from Luke 10 is something that many people use, consciously or unconsciously. That is, in an evangelistic situation, an individual who is open and welcoming may be a gateway to others in the community. How does this work in online evangelism?
Interview with Michael Hyatt, author of new Platform book
A chance to listen to author Michael Hyatt, inteviewed by Michael Stelzner, writer of the valuable Social Media Examiner blog. Hyatt's new book 'Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World' is a practical step-by-step masterclass which is getting glowing reviews. We give it the very highest recommendation. Any non-profit, mission, charity, or church will benefit hugely from Hyatt’s insights.