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Communications, Social Media, and Campaigns

  • Raising Social Media profile for the Circuit
  • Offering support in "ways of doing church" e.g. online
  • Supporting task groups and local churches in campaigns, advertising, promotion of events

Digital Evangelism

Evangelism in a digital world by the Methodist Church
Doing Online Differently — by the United Reform Church

Useful Links

The Methodist Church of Britain website has a lot of useful guides. Including;
Make the most of your church website
Using social media
Social media guidelines
Using Zoom safely

CofE Digital Labs

This is a handy website checklist from the Yorkshire North & East District. It handles question like "What should I put on the church website?" in an easy to use document.

The Charity Digital Code.

Courses

AbilityNet supports people of any age, living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world. To view their webinars, click here.

All social media sites provide online tutorials on how to use their services including Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, etc. YouTube is also a good resource for 'How To' videos.

Stockport Council have set up Digiknow to help get people online or improve their skills. visit https://www.stockport.gov.uk/get-online/digiknow-getting-started to see what they have to offer.

Sector3 is the Council's community and voluntary hub. There are several resources available to charities and churches including funding, digital courses and much more. Visit https://www.sector3sk.org/

Facebook Fundamentals eLearning Pathway

Facebook Blueprint offers free online training for individuals, businesses and non-profits to move their organisation forward using the power of digital. We've hand-picked a selection of Blueprint modules which we believe will be the most impactful and relevant to charities.

We've curated a Core Pathway of eight key modules which will equip you with the essential knowledge to make the most of Facebook and Instagram. If you already have an advanced knowledge or are looking for guidance on something more specific, you'll also find a General Pathway containing a wide range of modules covering everything from Facebook Ads to Audience Targeting which you can dip into at a time that suits you.

Please note you'll need to log into Facebook in order to access the eLearning Pathway.

Visit https://mediatrust.org/resource-hub/facebookfundamentals/

CofE Labs Learning webinars

Keeping a church connected during a time of social distancing

In this series of webinars, we look at different ways your church can use digital communications to keep connected with those who attend your services and events, as well as reaching out and caring for those in your local community.

These regular webinars are free to attend and have both morning, afternoon and evening sessions available throughout the month.

Visit https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/digital-labs/labs-learning-webinars

Webinar on Digital Fundraising for Small Charities

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on how charities raise money with activities such as fundraising events being cancelled. We organised this webinar to respond to the urgent need of charities to adopt new ways of raising money through digital fundraising.

Matt Haworth, Co-Founder & Director of Reason Digital hosted the webinar. Reason Digital specialise in digital transformation and for over a decade they've been partnering with charities to combat some of society's biggest issues with award winning digital innovation.

Matt shared an overview of the techniques and strategies charities can use to raise money online and gave some tips on immediate action you can take.

The webinar covered:

The types of fundraising charities can focus on during this time e.g. virtual fundraising events
How charities will need to adapt their strategies and tools due to the COVID-19 crisis
Which methods could provide the biggest short-term result for charities
How charities can continue to reach out to their current supporter base
Some useful tips and tricks when it comes to fundraising digitally
The immediate actions charities can take and a check list of what these are.
Get more information by clicking the link below.

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/our-impact/news-and-blogs/watch-webinar-on-digital-fundraising-for-small-charities

Charity Digital Webinars

Charity Digital have published a list of events (past and present) you can access on many topics including charities and Covid-19, digital storytelling and fundraising in isolation.

The following link will take you to the page on Charity Digital — https://charitydigital.org.uk/events/events

Webinars for charities from CAF

CAF have several webinars on various topics from social media to fundraising.

Visit CAF for more information.

JustGiving — free webinars

COVID-19 UPDATE: We've created free webinars to support charities during the Coronavirus crisis covering virtual fundraising, our new Strava integration and how to launch a quick online appeal (see below). You can also visit our COVID-19 and Virtual Fundraising hubs for helpful eBooks and articles.
Visit JustGiving for a list of webinars you can access at any time.

Calendar

Circuit Stockport
Circuit Prayer
Sunday 1st August @ 11:00am
Circuit Stockport
Circuit Service
Sunday 1st August @ 3:00pm

News stories

A Lunn
God in Love Unites Us
Webteam: Mon 05 Jul 11:24am
Storytelling
Pastoral Storytelling July-Aug
Webteam: Tue 29 Jun 2:38pm

Publications

Circuit Stockport
Outcome letter July 2021
PDF file
Circuit Stockport
Advert
PDF file