Social Media Delivers for Nonprofits

An effective social media strategy enhancesnonprofit’ organisation’s visibility, credibility, and ability to achieve objectives.  Nonprofits should use social media because the platforms have a  Massive Reach; one can target communications, it is cost-effective,  content is interactive, and one receives real-time feedback.  However, crafting thoughtful, engaging, and authentic content is essential while staying true to the organisation’s values and objectives. 


Here are 10 functions of how social media as a communication platform delivers cost-effective communication.

Community Building

Nonprofits can build a solid and engaged community on social media platforms.  These communities allow supporters to interact, share experiences, and participate actively in the organisation’s initiatives.


Social media is a powerful tool for advocating social causes and rallying supporters around critical issues.  Nonprofits can launch campaigns to promote policy changes, organise rallies, and encourage people to act.  Using social media’s massive reach, it amplifies the message that can garner more support for the cause.


Social media provides a powerful and accessible platform to create awareness about important issues.  It drives positive change and mobilise communities toward a common cause.  They attract new supporters by sharing compelling stories, images, and videos.

Crisis Communication  

Social media can be vital for nonprofits in emergencies or disasters to provide real-time updates and emergency relief information and coordinate response efforts.


Nonprofits can use social media to educate their audience about the issues they address and propose solutions.  They can share informative content, infographics, and videos to raise awareness about complex problems and potential solutions.

Event Marketing

Event marketing on social media refers to using social media platforms to promote, advertise, and engage with an audience before, during, and after an event.  


Platforms like Facebook and Instagram offer features specifically designed for fundraising, enabling organisations to collect donations directly from their followers.

News and Stories.  Nonprofits use social media to showcase their achievements, share success stories, and communicate the impact of their programs.  This helps donors and stakeholders understand the tangible outcomes of their contributions.


Social media facilitates networking and collaboration between nonprofits, donours, and other organisations.  

Volunteer Recruitment  

Social media platforms allow nonprofits to find and recruit volunteers more efficiently.

A Last Word

However, it’s important to note that while social media offers numerous benefits, it also requires careful planning, consistent effort, and a thoughtful strategy to effectively leverage its potential for non-profit organisations.