OGF Members Try Out Social Media

September 7, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

OGF members are venturing into social media. A recent scan of our members’ use of social media turned up some interesting data:

75 percent have websites:

These days, all except the smallest family foundations are using the web to post grant guidelines, tell the story of their foundation and even raise money.

11 percent are on Facebook:

The 23 foundations with Facebook pages include community and private foundations as well as public charities and corporate funders.

7 percent tweet on a regular basis,

publicizing events and news from their organizations. Those using Twitter include medium to large community and private foundations and a few large public charities.

5 percent are posting video online,

usually through YouTube, and use video to highlight their mission and history.

4 percent have created a blog for their organization,

where staff members (including CEOs and program officers) write on a wide variety of topics related to their activities and missions.

What social media tools might you use to further your mission?
Let’s talk.


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