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Introduction to using social media effectively

During the Covid-19 pandemic, social media has become and even more vital channel for communicating for charities of all sizes, helping raise their profiles, inspire supporters and reach the communities they serve.

Yet for those who are new to social media in a professional setting, you can find making effective use of your social media channels challenging.

What will I learn?

The course will cover:

  • The different social media channels and how they can be used to listen to and communicate with communities and stakeholders.
  • Top tips for social media
  • Good practice examples
  • Introduction to planning your social media
  • Using social media to broadcast and signpost
  • Using social media to engage

Trainer profile

Malcolm Powers
Malcolm is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and mentor, specialising in strategy, communications, and stakeholder engagement. He has over fifteen years of experience designing and delivering training for local government and with volunteers.

Benefits to you

  • Understand how social media can benefit your organisation
  • Learn more about social media channels
  • Become more confident in using social media

Who should attend?

This seminar is ideal for people who have not used social media or are not familiar with how to use social media within your organisation.

Tuesday 8th February 2022 

The course will be run online using Zoom.

10.00 am to 12.00 pm


  • £45 per person for OCVA Members
  • £60 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £75 per person from a non-charitable organisatio


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). If you do not use Paypal, please email for an invoice. 

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 75.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Tuesday 8th February 2022
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Cost: £45 – £75

Enquiries contact

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

Email or call us on 01865 251946

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