Advocates from all over the state learn how to put the power of social media to work for them at a free training session every year right before Housing & Homelessness Advocacy Day, "Social Media 101 for Housing Advocates."
The session is a Webcast that's available via Google+ Hangout to anyone with a desktop or laptop computer, a smartphone or other device.
Our tradition at Seattle University is to host an in-person session along with the Hangout, led by a social media expert.
See what you missed! You can watch the Firesteel video from the very first Social Media 101 session on Feb. 6, 2013, and see some fantastic examples of using Facebook and Twitter to advocate for safe, healthy, affordable homes for all.
The training featured the Firesteel video via Google+ Hangout, and an optional in-person training session beforehand at Seattle U, led by social media consultant Emily Thousand. Emily handles social media for the Ballard Community Task Force on Homelessness & Hunger. Follow Emily on Twitter @emilythousand and the BCTFHH at @BallardHomeless.
Another useful tool from the One Night County in King County, hosted by the Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness.