Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Learning by Teaching at Social Media Surgerys

Posted on 11th April 2013 by

Keith came along to a few of the Social Media Surgery sessions at Blakenhall Healthy Living Centre in Wolverhampton to receive some help with communications for 2 charities he supports. After receiving help from our surgeons he returned a 3rd time to offer support himself.

Here he tells us why:

Just “social” Giving – Adding your Just Giving app to Facebook

Posted on 24th November 2011 by

One of the charities we work with, The Birmingham Conservation Trust, wanted to make better use of their Facebook page to drive donations for their cause. So, with 27% of all donations via the Just Giving website coming from Facebook in the last 12 months, an increase of 130% on the previous year we decided that one way to look at doing this would be to help integrate the new look Just Giving app into their Facebook page.

The Just Giving app allows charities to invite people to donate (more…)

Report: April's Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery

Posted on 15th April 2010 by

Jon Law (left) and James Robertson at Apri's Central Birmingham SMS

Last night was a really interesting surgery  at thestudio – not least because it saw the first introduction of the Social Media Surgery Plus website.

We were blessed, quite surprisingly, with a large number of people happy to help others, which was great to see. Nick Booth helped the Civic Centre Residents’ group with their efforts to use Scribd with their residents’ blog, which they set up a few surgeries ago.
Karen Caine was helped by Andy Mabbett and learned about using data sets in conjunction with her long-established site,, for Birmingham City Centre Neighbourhood Forum.
John Newson was helped with his blog by Danny Smith.

Another busy Social Media Surgery

Heidi Blanton very kindly came down to help as a surgeon for the first time and helped Nancy Langfeldt with the blog for the South Birmingham Food Cooperative, which she had set up at a previous surgery. Jon Law of the Balsall Heath Housing Co-operative was helped by James Robertson with his site.

As I indicated earlier a great number of other people came along. And we had more people ready to help than those needing help, including Mary Horesh of Birmingham Friends of the Earth.