Posted in Resources, Video, Web
on Jul 7th, 2016 | 0 comments
BUDGET TIP: Don’t Pay for What You Can Get Free!
Let’s face it, most churches have tight budgets, and I would dare say marketing and web resources are not at the top of the list, so it is crucial that you review the six resources below. Tapping into any of these will save your church money.
These Are Game Changers!
It is hard to find freebies, especially ‘Christian’ freebies, but these six resources are amazing and will prove very valuable for enhancing the image and ministry of your church:
1. Church Online Platform – http://churchonlineplatform.com
Posted in Social, Training, Video
on May 31st, 2016 | 0 comments
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series!
Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites.
Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube]
Already available for viewing:
Posted in Resources, Social, Video, Web
on Apr 5th, 2016 | 2 comments
WOW Your Web and Print Worlds with FREE Photos, Videos, Graphics & Fonts!
Everyone knows how important visuals are for marketing on print, web and social media. Visuals are the attention grabbers. We also know that premium quality visuals can come with a premium price tag! Well, not today! Last year, my 2015 list was read and shared by thousands. I’m back this year with the best list yet of my absolute favorite go-to web sites…
My Personal FAVORITES List that I Love and Use Daily:
Last year I gave my MEGA LIST, but this year I am giving you the SHORT LIST to my favorite sites!
Posted in Resources, Web
on Mar 9th, 2016 | 0 comments
How to Narrow Down the Countless Offers and Options for Building A Web Site
If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, starting with absolutely free and going up to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you cut through all the clutter of choices by offering you a short list of what I consider the top options on the market today.
There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site
Most platforms and options fall...
Posted in Social
on Feb 2nd, 2016 | 0 comments
Conflict. It doesn’t matter what the disagreement is about, it gives me the heebee-jeebees. I am a people pleaser and if someone has an issue, I want to make them happy. So, what do you do when you can’t make them happy? What do you do when you can’t come to an understanding? What do you do when they don’t stop?
I wish I had a good answer.
In my position as social media manager, we are periodically hit with people who vocally (sometimes intensely) oppose our stances. While this in-itself is fine (freedom of speech, right?), it can be very difficult to address each comment and...
Posted in Resources, Web
on Jan 12th, 2016 | 2 comments
In recent weeks I have received multiple requests like the following…
“Do you have an Electronic/E-Mail/Internet policy that could be used by churches.
I am on the newly formed Personnel Committee and have been given the task of coming up with a policy. We have computers in various locations as well as laptops and tablets that are used by staff and church members at times. We have no problem, just want to protect our staff and the church.”
Unfortunately, there is not a boiler plate policy template that would do much good because every church, ministry, non-profit or business has...
Posted in Resources, Social
on Dec 8th, 2015 | 0 comments
SHARE THE CHRISTMAS JOY!
Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the spirit of giving I want to offer you some gifts to share. The following list of Christmas gifts are definitely worth sharing and FREE to share on all your social networks!
I first learned of them when I worked at BellSouth and found them one year in our December company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I am having fun sharing then on all my social networks and I decided to create a series of images...
Posted in Social, Web
on Nov 27th, 2015 | 0 comments
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas!
TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters:
Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
Posted in Training, Web
on Nov 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments
Recently I got call from a Vietnamese pastor who was concerned that his church could not be found in Google search results. He ask me to review his site and offer any advice I could. By the way, I am more than happy to review any web site belonging to a church or non-profit and offer advice to improve your web presence. If you would like a review all you have to do is complete this request form > Free Web Score.
Turns out that the entire site was written in the Vietnamese language. In this case you could not expect the site to show up in any English language search engine because search engines like...
Posted in Resources, Social, Video, Web
on Oct 1st, 2015 | 0 comments
Recently, I had a local church contact me asking for advice on photo policies and release forms for children. This would relate to using children’s photos from events on social networks, printed pieces, web sites, etc. If you have not considered this before, please do so now because it is an important protection to put in place. At a recent youth camp, a mom was concerned about having pictures of here daughters published due to a situation with an estranged dad. She felt it was important to not publicize what here daughters were involved in and asked that we not publish their photos on our social...