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4 Reasons to Quit a Social Network

Posted on January 22, 2016
By Megan Wanless

With all the buzz around technology and community engagement, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the array of tools and networks at your disposal. When it comes to social media, this is especially true.While new tools and apps continue to develop around us, the effort we put into managing these networks may not always amount to the return on investment that we're looking for.


So, how do you know what works for you? Based on your organization's capacity, how do you assess and prioritize the streams that are most beneficial? In NonProfit Tech for Good's article, 4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network, these questions are explored against the backdrop of ten years of social media growth - from a MySpace page to using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Storify, Flipboard, Periscope and Snapchat.

What is overwhelmingly clear, is that in the not-for-profit world, where time is precious, the key is quality over quantity. It is better to manage a few social networks really well than to manage multiple networks poorly

Find out what works for you and your audience. Start by reading 4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network.

Next. Set up a social media calendar to help save time and allocate your resources wisely. Learn how here.

Community Engagement, Megan Wanless

Megan Wanless

By Megan Wanless

Megan is a Senior Community Animator at the Tamarack Institute and works across the organization to improve and deepen the learning experience for over 27,000 members within Tamarack’s learning communities and online platforms. Having worked with Tamarack for over 5 years, Megan oversees key strategic areas for the organization including strategic learning, content production and events. Prior to Tamarack, Megan worked in the field of international development, earning a Master of Social Science degree from the University of Edinburgh and worked in Malawi to engage with communities around sexual and reproductive rights using applied theatre. With a Bachelor Arts Degree in Theatre, Megan has been leveraging theatre as a tool for community change for many years and has had the pleasure of practicing it in communities within Canada as well as South Africa, Uganda and Malawi.

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