Social media is now the biggest source of internet traffic worldwide – it has already transformed the way society communicates, and how charities of all sizes raise their profiles, inspire supporters and reach the communities they serve. Yet for those brand new to using social media, it can feel very overwhelming knowing how to use and understand these tools!

This workshop is designed for those exploring setting up social media for their organisation, or whose organisations have it but are completely new to using it themselves.

Please note that this is a beginner level course. If you already have some familiarity with using social media then a more advanced course would be more suitable for you.

What will I learn?

This workshop is an opportunity to:

  • Find out what opportunities social media can offer your organisation
  • Learn how similarly resourced charities have used it effectively
  • Learn how to practically use each of the main platforms
  • Lots of opportunities for your own questions and trying things out

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with new knowledge, skills and confidence to set up and use social media to benefit your organisation.

Who should attend? 

This workshop is a beginners course and is ideal for people who have not used social media or are not familiar with how to use social media within your organisation.


Ab Brightman is an independent trainer, consultant and coach supporting nonprofits and impactful people to develop better digital communications, volunteer organisation and to work confidently with new ideas to improve their great work. Ab has is based in Oxford and currently works with a mixture of local and national organisations. Previous to this she worked for several small charities managing communications and volunteers, and trained youth activists across Europe. Clients have said that Ab’s workshops are ‘energetic, engaging and informative.’


Tuesday 26th November 2019.


Arrival 10.00 am for tea coffee and networking for a 10.15 am start, the workshop will close by 1.00 pm.


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£55 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£70 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available at the venue, although we can provide parking for disabled delegates by arrangement. Please call in advance if required. Our venue is serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, for more information click here or contact ‘Traveline’ on 0870 608 2 608 or visit: http://www.traveline.info/

if you are driving, you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Westgate, Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street. More details: Oxford Car Parks

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk 

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

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