Plan Your Event with Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter

by ticketprinting on April 21, 2014

When planning your next big fundraiser, there’s no need to completely start from scratch. Of course, we want to be creative and original, but there are so many ideas out there that we might not think of. They could go great with your next event!

While social media can be a big time waster for some, if you plan strategically, it can really help in the brainstorming process. Here are a few tips to get started.

  • Know what you’re looking for. Starting with a plan in place for general ideas can help you stay focused. Write down a few keywords that have to do with your topic, then #hashtag your words and search Twitter and Instagram.

  • Set a timer. Since it’s easy to get lost in social media world, set a time limit for yourself (maybe 30 minutes to an hour). That way, if you get some good ideas, it didn’t take too long, and if you don’t find anything, you didn’t waste too much time.

  • Stay organized. Have a plan in place to keep all of these great ideas. Start a folder in your web browser or your own board on Pinterest.

So now we need to explore  the various social media outlets. We’ll focus on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Pinterest: Wedding planners love Pinterest for its countless ideas. Event planning is the same. Use your search terms to find pictures, links, and ideas used by other event planners. Pinterest is great because you can organize your ideas the same way you would if you were putting together a scrapbook. Pin ideas to one board or multiple boards to reference yourself and share with others.

Instagram:  Instagram is a ton of fun when it comes to posting cool pictures from your life. More and more, businesses and non-profits are getting in on the fun. A quick search will involve hashtags to point you in the right direction.

#Raffle resulted in pictures of items people have won, tickets, and posters from raffle events. #Raffleticket resulted in pictures of both tickets and items, which can be a great way to promote your event and your organization.

Twitter: Use the same #hashtags on Twitter that worked on Instagram. You won’t find as many pictures here, but you might find links to useful articles.

 Have fun, be open to new ideas, and share the ones that worked for you!

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