I just wanted to give a brief update on my group’s work with LPCAP!
We’ve met with Ken from LPCAP three times now–the first time for an informational meeting, the second time to present a draft of our plan, and a third time to present additions/revisions to the plan and to show him the beginning stages our our implementation.
We were very busy between the 2nd and 3rd meetings. We revised the plan itself based on specific requests and thoughts from Ken and on advice and ideas from Dr. Brooks and various others who have given us some feedback on our blogs. The things Ken asked us to add or change were primarily in regards to some specific how-to information or just a bit of clarification on some points. He also asked us to make a flowchart of how the social media platforms connect, which you can see on Jess’s blog here. In addition to those, we also provided a list of resources for him in regards to both general social media practices and specific platforms. We talked about many of the things in our plan, but felt that it would be helpful to provide the extra resources. We also worked to integrate some sources throughout the plan, which was a great suggestion from Dr. Brooks. When we showed these additions to Ken he was very pleased with what we’d included in the updated document.
Even though we were still tweaking the assessment/plan, Ken had given us approval to move forward with the first implementation steps we proposed. So while we were adding info to the plan, we also worked on setting up some foundational inside elements on LPCAP’s actual social media sites. These are just a few of the things we did:
- Unified headers and backgrounds to give the LPCAP a much more professional and unified look
- Filled out “about us” information on all platforms
- Added a twitter feed to the blog
- Created a QR code to LPCAP’s main website
- Set up a LinkedIn company page for LPCAP
- Applied for Google for Non-Profits
- Set up a Gmail account for LPCAP (to be used for the YouTube account, which we’ll be setting up soon)
Ken LOVED what he saw when we showed him what we’ve done. So that was exciting In the next week we’ll be working on just a bit more of the “internal” setup, and then moving towards actually getting some posts up on Facebook and Twitter especially.
The other thing that is going to be a big focus this week is preparing for a presentation that we will be giving to representatives from the various different programs within LPCAP. While much of this presentation will go over what we’ve already put into the plan, it will be more broad in many ways because it will focus more on how the people in the different programs acknowledge/support LPCAP as their umbrella organization through the use of social media. And it will address ways that these representatives can kind of work together on building up LPCAP’s use of social media.
So we still have a lot of work ahead of us! But it’s exciting too–and it’s especially encouraging to hear Ken say how much he appreciates what we’re doing. It was also kinda cool because at our meeting he mentioned how he’d met with a guy from a marketing firm in town and told him a bit about what we are doing–apparently this guy was super impressed and said that we’re basically doing what he does for a living! Ken said he let the guy glance at our plan, but pulled it away and set it out of reach when the guy asked if he could have a copy
Here are links to the various LPCAP sites if you’d like to check them out! Hopefully there will be some more action happening on them soon!
Main website: http://www.lakesandprairies.net/