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Introduction to Social Media for Charities

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

Trainer profile

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.’

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.

Friday 21st September 2018

1.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 2.00pm start. The workshop will finish by 5.00pm.


  • £70 per person for OCVA Members
  • £80 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £95 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Course Venue 
OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.


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

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:


Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 55.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 70.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: 21st September 2018
Time: 1.45pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £70 – £95

Course venue

OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Enquiries contact

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

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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