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Should Volunteers Groups Have Separate Social Media Accounts?

Member volunteers are incredibly valuable - so is the association’s brand

There are a multitude of online discussions that occur, but one last week on Collaborate [ASAE member login required] caught my eye because it received a lot of response and made me think it might be an issue that crops up a decent amount at associations.

The premise of the discussion: Social media is generally thought of as the domain of the association, so what happens when its volunteer groups say they’d like to set up a Twitter account with the association and group name?

While member volunteers are incredibly valuable, so is the association’s brand, which means allowing a group to set up a branded social media account may raise concerns. I spoke with a couple of communications experts about what associations need to consider when member groups want to take on social media under the association’s umbrella.

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