Social Media September

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Note: this guide is a work-in-progress. We’re still filling in the gaps!

When: September 2013, with a focus on September 23 – 27 (Social Media Week).

What: A series of events held across the NetSquared global network with a focus on the theme Social Media for Social Good.
NetSquared will provide user-friendly event templates and activities to encourage Net2 organizers to hold events, deepen their relationship with their members and connect organizers with TechSoup Global’s free social media resources.

Social Media September is made up of four events. All you need to do to participate is let use know that you’re interested.

1. Social Media Presentation or Panel

NetSquared organizer holds a social media-themed presentation or panel.

We will provide a guide that assists Net2 organizers with ideas and formats for holding a Social Media September workshop or panel events. The guide will also help Net2 organizers record and document their events. However, this sort of event is the core competency of Net2 organizers, so don’t wait on us!

Learn more in the Social Media Presentation or Panel section.

What is social media september?

2. Social Media Surgery

NetSquared organizer holds a Social Media Surgery.

We will provide a guide that helps Net2 organizers hold a Social Media Surgery, which is an informal, one-on-one face-to-face help session connecting local social media and online tech experts with people who need help.

Learn more in the Social Media Surgery section.

Social Media Surgery Costume Kits will be mailed on August 15, 2013.

3. Global Tweet Chat

NetSquared organizer hosts a one hour tweet chat.

When: September, 18, 2013.

The global tweet chat is a series of one-hour tweet chats on the theme of social media for social good. The goal is to hold the tweet chat in all time zones with Net2 local organizers, and each host will facilitate a tweet chat on a different topic. The tweet chat will be summarized in a storify at the end of the day.

Learn more in the Global Tweet Chat section.

4. Virtual Social Media Surgery

NetSquared organizer contributes to TechSoup’s “The Doctor is In” videos.

We will record short dialogues between Michael Delong (as the host) and a different “resident surgeon” in each video. The resident surgeons will wear the doctor costume, obviously, and will be culled initially from those in the NetSquared spreadsheet who’ve self-selected as interested in the virtual surgery.

Learn more in the Virtual Social Media Surgery section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to participate in all events?
A: No. Think of the activities as a “menu”. You can choose to participate in all or just some of the events. Pick what looks most decicious!

Q: Do I have to hold my event(s) in September?
A: You can hold your events whenever you’d like. There will be more support available during September from TechSoup staff, but this guide will be available on an ongoing basis and we encourage you to hold a Social Media for Social Good events during any month! 🙂

Q: What is the hashtag for Social Media September?
A: #SocMedSep

Q: How do I find out more about Social Media September?
You can email us at net2@techsoup.org or give the NetSquared Community Manager Eli a shout on Skype at elijah.vandergiessen

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