Social media is increasingly ubiquitous, but it can be hard to know what impact your efforts are having on your followers. With survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with one of 34 foundations, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) set out to address a very basic question: Are grantees using their foundation funders' social media?
The Results: Only 16% of grantees surveyed report using social media created by funders or their staff.
CEP is hosting a webinar, Thursday, August 9, that will feature findings from their latest report, Grantees' Limited Engagement with Foundations' Social Media. Panelists include Ellie Buteau, vice president -research and co-author of the report; Andrea Brock, research manager and co-author of the report; Elizabeth Williams, Communications Associate at the Knight Foundation, and Bruce Trachtenberg, executive director of the Communications Network.
Participants are encouraged to pose questions to panelists, which will be answered following the formal presentation. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the CEP website.