Seminar to help nonprofits with social media

By: For the Daily Journal

LAURINBURG — From connecting with donors to event planning to branding, nonprofits have traditionally faced similar issues when it comes to building funds and raising capital to sustain their organizations.

With the new millennium ushering in dramatic changes in how we communicate, social media has led the way to recreate how nonprofits address these issues. In 2016, it is estimated there will be about 2.13 billion social network users around the globe, up from 1.4 billion in 2012.

To assist those not familiar with using social media as a fundraising tool, Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center will host a free workshop titled “Using Social Media to Fundraise for Your Nonprofit.” The seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Honeycutt Center, 600 McLean St., Laurinburg.

Nicole Echols, a 14-year veteran in the nonprofit world, will lead Thursday’s seminar. In her presentation, Echols will review the tools available for connecting with your donors, including email, Facebook and Twitter.

Echols brings many years of experience in human services, board development and community development experience. She has been responsible for developing and implementing programs and events for individuals, churches and businesses to give.

Registration for the seminar may be completed online at or by contacting Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison at or 910-410-1687.

Registration for the free workshop is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


For the Daily Journal