Social media seminar planned March 17

By: For the Daily Journal

HAMLET — 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 around 2.13 billion social network users around the globe, up from 1.4 billion in 2012.

Nicole Echols, a 14-year veteran in the nonprofit world, is coming to Richmond Community College to show nonprofit managers how to tap into that audience.

Echols will be presenting a free seminar, “Using Social Media to Fundraise for Your Nonprofit,” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Cole Auditorium. During her presentation, Echols will review the tools available for connecting with donors, including email, Facebook and Twitter. Learn how to build relationships and rapports by building a solid e-strategy.

Pre-registration for the seminar may be completed online at; or via email or phone by contacting Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison at or 910-410-1687.

Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


For the Daily Journal