Hello all -
We have a growing number of staff who are using social media in their job roles. For example, staff may use a twitter account for work purposes to promote events, connect with volunteers and partner organizations, etc. Some staff have social media accounts just for work purposes, others use their social media accounts for both personal and work purposes.
I'm in the midst of creating a media policy document to provide guidance to our staff for any interactions with reporters or other media. As I'm writing it, the two issues (media policy and social media policy) are starting to blur. For instance, reporters follow our staff on social media.
I'm curious if any of you have a social media policy, media policy, or combined policy or any best practices that you would be willing to share to help me think through what to include (or not include). I'm happy to share whatever I come up with back to the group if it is helpful!
If it helps for background, we are a growing organization with about 25 current permanent staff, with a handful of seasonal intern positions. Our staff are spread out around the Great Lakes region.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Hi Jennifer,Here's an extensive database of social media governance policies compiled by Chris Boudreaux.
Here's a policy workbook from Idealware.
Here's a template for a social media policy (in MS Word) from Kivi Leroux Miller.
Here's a social media policy generator from PolicyTool.
And here are some social media policy tips from a lawyer.
WOW - thank you so much Robert and Megan! These are incredibly helpful resources. I can't say thank you enough.