Charities using social media

The Charity Commission advises that if your charity uses social media, you are responsible for:

  • agreeing and putting in place a social media policy so that you have internal controls that are appropriate and proportionate for your charity’s needs and which are clear to everyone at the charity using social media
  • ensuring your social media policy is regularly reviewed to check it is working effectively and fits your charity’s needs
  • ensuring your charity’s social media use helps you achieve your charity’s purpose (what your charity was set up to do) and in a way that is in your charity’s best interests
  • complying with relevant laws
  • ensuring any campaigning or political activity that your charity does on social media complies with the rules on political activity and campaigning
  • ensuring your processes help you keep people safe online including any extra considerations when dealing with vulnerable users. Read the “Operating online” section of our guidance on safeguarding

See https://t.co/E8EzsxiMoW for the full guidance.

We can assist in preparing a social media policy if required.

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