Posting a story on Do Some Good can make an impact by inspiring someone to contribute or simply by celebrating good in your community!
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- About your Newsfeed
- How do I Post?
- Mention/tag others using @
- Edit / Delete Posts
- Sharing to Social Media
- Re-sharing Posts on Do Some Good
Unsure of WHAT to post? Click here to view examples of different types of stories you can share! (e.g. recognizing others, sharing impact, raising awareness, celebrating acts of kindness, promoting an event, etc...
About Your Newsfeed
Your main newsfeed includes stories from businesses or organizations that you are connected to or have favourited, as well as any stories that Do Some Good has chosen to share as a 'community post', which will be seen by all users.
Your post is more likely to be shared as a 'community post' if it focuses on recognizing community goodness (volunteers, organizations and/or businesses) or if the post is focused on impact.
How Do I Post?
Click in the compact story post box at the top of the news feed, and once you do it will expand with more options for you to choose from.
- There are post boxes on the main 'News' page, as well as on business and organization profiles
- You can add text as well as any link, including links to social media stories, GoFundMe campaigns or many other types of online content.
- A picture is worth a thousand words and it always improves the story. You can add up to 8 images; you can select from your photo library, or, if you are using the mobile app you can take a photo right in the moment.
- Always try and remember to tag any businesses, organizations or people connected to your story using the @mention feature.
Tip: Select the 'Pin' icon (beside the camera icon) to choose to embed videos, GIFs or social media posts that can be played and interacted with right within Do Some Good! This includes YouTube videos, Facebook videos, and much more!
Mention Others Using @
Mentions can be used to recognize business users of Do Some Good, organizations, volunteers and co-workers. They create a link that can be clicked to view the user/organization profile and also sends the user/organization a notification.
- You can recognize multiple entities within your posts, whether you have a connection with them or not
- Anywhere within your post, use @ and begin to type the beginning of the name of an organization or business. A popup will show you a list of all users, organizations and businesses that match what you are typing. Simply select from the list and they will be linked to your story
- If you are a volunteer for an organization, you can also choose to mention other volunteers for that organization
- If you are an employee for a business using Do Some Good, you can mention your fellow co-workers or employer
Edit or Delete Posts
Don't worry about making a mistake, as you will be able to edit or delete your post. Once you have posted, simply use the drop-down menu (shown in the picture below) and you can choose "edit" or "delete". Do Some Good's powerful editing features allow you to change the text and replace or remove images and @ mentions if you need to.
What's great about Do Some Good is that your story is being seen by a large number of local, active & engaged citizens, organizations and businesses that care about your community. Your story is seen by a powerful, local niche group of those who care about volunteerism, giving and overall goodness.
Once you've posted on Do Some Good, we also make it easy for you to share to other social networks.
If you're the curious type and would like to know a bit more, here's some additional info. for you:
- If you mention an organization or business, you will see your post on their profile page with the label "waiting for approval" until they decide to add your post to their page
- If you are posting from an organization or business page (rather than from the 'News' page), we automatically pre-fill the mention for you, so all you have to do is share your inspiring story
- All posts will have the opportunity to be shared by Do Some Good as a 'community post' to be seen by all users, but are much more likely to be shared if they focus on recognition or impact
- In areas where we have digital media partners, stories with good pictures that highlight community impact and needs will be promoted to those media partners.