Today we held social media training for Noorie and Mark from The Fostering Foundation.
The main emphasis of the training was to show them how Facebook and LinkedIn could be used to communicate their need for new foster carers to a wider audience.
LinkedIn had established itself almost as a business Facebook. Although a lot of people will say “I’m on LinkedIn but I am not sure why”, others have realised that you can refer to a lot more business elements on LinkedIn and also you can find and even target specific people who you can work with and for.
One of the other main tenets of the training was to discuss how Faecbook groups can help share information to a much wider audience and sometimes help things to go viral. With Noorie based in Somerset and Mark promoting the Exeter area for the Fostering Foundation, regional based groups could be an excellent way to help find potential foster carers.