Learning from Others: Where to find inspirations and advice

I had a good teacher friend tell me once, “The best teachers are the best thieves”.  He didn’t recommend formally “stealing” ideas without credit or attribution – but he did realize that sometimes the best practitioners of any craft have learned to learn from others.  I am no “techie” by trade – but I spend…

Facebook posts: suggestions for content

Congratulations – your Meeting has a Facebook page!  Now what should you post? Reminder:  Facebook is social media.  Be prepared to post 2-3 times a day, sharing various content, asking questions and engaging with people that comment on your page.  An unmoderated, neglected page is worse than no page at all – it shows you…

Setting up your Meeting’s Facebook page

Congratulations!  Your Meeting for Business has discerned a Facebook page would be a helpful addition to your toolkit of Outreach materials.  You have create a basic set of posting guidelines.  You have named multiple administrators to shepherd the page.  It is now time to actually set up a Meeting Facebook page.  It may be help…

Creating a Facebook Event

So your meeting has a Facebook page.  Congratulations!  There are a number of basic things you can do to help the page help you.  One wonderful aspect of Facebook pages is their ability to share Facebook “Events”.  Here’s a bit about the why and the how. Why? A Facebook “Event” is a notice of a…

Creating a Social Media Policy for your Meeting

So your meeting has decided to have a presence on social media.  Now what? In developing our own policies for both the New England Yearly Meeting, and my own monthly meeting, a few key concerns rose around this.  How we thought about handling these concerns became our social media policy (in this case, for Facebook)….

Should my Quaker Meeting/Church have a Facebook presence?

The short answer: yes! I hear from meetings grappling with this question a lot.  Here’s a few things to consider when discerning a social media presence (primarily Facebook). Please note this is about a public Facebook PAGE, not a Facebook group (a different thing). For many people, the first introduction to your meeting is an…