The In Trust Center recently presented a webinar on social media to an audience of theological seminaries across the United States and Canada.
The Center's vice president for communication, Jay Blossom, shared the webinar hosting duties with Leanne Van Dyk, president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Together they provided guidance on cultivating an authentic, trusted voice on social media platforms in “normal” times -- and then employing this voice to communicate during crises. Van Dyk relayed her experiences in developing a social media strategy during her first year at Columbia Seminary.
Social Media Resources
Facebook and Twitter accounts have almost a daily presence, with a wide variety of posts. A video campaign called “Student Spotlight” is usually liked and shared frequently. They also post videos on other sites like Vimeo and Ustream.
A daily presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with a wide variety of posts and consistency among the three platforms. They also spotlight their president, Dale Meyer, whose “Meyer Minutes” discusses current topics.
A daily presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with a wide variety of topics and campaigns like Throw Back Thursdays and Wisdom Wednesdays. Also a strong presence on YouTube, with new videos every couple of months.
A daily presence on Facebook and Twitter, with a wide variety of topics. They are also one of the only schools to have their LinkedIn page present on their website’s homepage.
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The In Trust Center hosts learning community spaces throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events below.
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Presenter Donna Alexander, President & CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, offers best practices for navigating conflict and crisis. She examines the crucial elements of defining conflict and crisis, identifying, and prioritizing affected stakeholders, utilizing effective communication strategies, and ultimately, executing a plan of action. Click here to register.
FEBRUARY 22, 2024, 1 PM (ET)
An In Trust Center Resource Grant offers member schools a chance to explore innovation at their institutions through a matching grant opportunity of up to $15,000. Join us for this 30-minute information session, including Q&A, as we provide details on eligibility requirements, funding priorities, application process. Previous grantees are eligible to apply as long as they are not within our current funding cycle. Click to register.
Presenter Donna Alexander, President & CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, offers best practices for navigating conflict and crisis. She examines the crucial elements of defining conflict and crisis, identifying, and prioritizing affected stakeholders, utilizing effective communication strategies, and ultimately, executing a plan of action.
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