Free Social Media Training for Charities! – Status Social Charity of the Year 2018

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Free Social Media Training for Charities! – Status Social Charity of the Year 2018

Do you work for a Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire or East Staffordshire charity or know someone who does?

You could receive £5000+ worth of social media training and support for free!

We’re on the hunt to find the Status Social 2018 Charity of the Year. We love helping charities use social media to make an impact, so once again we’re giving away a year’s free social media help.

Download the Charity of the Year application form.

Throughout 2017 we’ve been working with Derbyshire’s refugee support charity Upbeat Communities.

Upbeat Communities

“Being Status Social’s charity of the year has meant a huge amount for Upbeat Communities. It has provided us with the support and expertise to improve the ways we communicate what we’re doing, utilising tips and tricks known so well to Status Social. The workshops have been informative and myth-busting, and having someone on the end of the line to run things by has been invaluable.”

In 2016 we supported Derbyshire’s eating disorder charity First Steps.

Free Social Media Training

“We were delighted to be chosen as Status Social’s Charity of the Year for 2016. The team at Status Social devised a social media strategy for First Steps and provided training workshops for our staff members. This has helped us to develop skills to enable us to raise further awareness of eating disorders and has allowed us to reach out and help more people within Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and the wider community.

Throughout the year the team have been so helpful, knowledgeable and professional, and have always been on hand to offer support on all social media queries. Thanks to the help of Status Social, we have seen our Facebook reach and Twitter impressions double. This has benefited First Steps as a charity massively, and we now have a social media strategy to take us forward in the future as we continue to grow.

I would therefore strongly recommend Status Social for any businesses looking for any Social Media training, and I would also like to wish the next charity that Status Social choose as much success as we have had.”

In 2015, we worked with cancer support charity Annabel’s Angels. We ran social media strategy workshops and delivered training in Facebook, Twitter and blogging. As a result of our input, the number of people who saw their Facebook posts increased from 189 in January 2015 to an impressive 12,000 by October.

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“We feel a lot more confident with our social media presence since working with Status Social. We felt the training delivery worked really well in terms of content and pacing. You gave us patience, tangible case study examples to get our heads around, humour, and plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits.

“It’s of no surprise that our new media team consists of a dedicated social media officer role with backup from additional members. We’re all still volunteers but it’s important for our stakeholders to understand that we take the role of social media very seriously. After all, we’re only ever as good as our last blog, status update or retweet, right?” Simon Hancox, founder of Annabel’s Angels.


If you work for or run a charity in the region and would like to make a difference with social media, we’d love to hear from you. We know how powerful social media can be and we have proved that with the right training, charities can see impressive results.

Here’s how we’ll help you:

Developing a Social Media Strategy

We’ll explore:

– The difference between traditional marketing and social media marketing, and the benefits of each.

– What your charity is currently doing on social media.

– What your charity would really like to achieve through social media.

– What social networks your key audience is using at the moment and has potential to use in the future based on research.

– Your charity’s tone of voice and how you engage with your followers.

– Your objectives and how you can measure your impact on social media.

Having reviewed all this, we’ll work with you to create a social media strategy that your charity can stick to. We’ll also make it easy for you to explain your strategy to new staff and volunteers in the future.

Things move quickly in the world of social media, and we make a point of staying on top of all the latest developments. So even if you feel your charity’s already got a robust social media strategy, you could still benefit from our expert insights.

Free Social Media Training

Once we have worked out the best social media strategy for your charity, we will train your staff on up to three of the social networks you need to use to attract your key audience.

The social media training you receive will be uniquely tailored to your charity, your team, and your goals. But it could involve any of the following:

– How your charity can increase brand awareness on Facebook.

– How to use Twitter to increase the amount of people you reach out to.

– How to write great blogs that will get your charity found on Google.

– How to use Pinterest to get more donations.

– How to generate interest from decision makers over LinkedIn.

– How to raise your profile with young people on Instagram.

Businesses usually pay quite a premium for our social media training. But become our charity of the year, and you’ll get it all for free. Don’t miss out!

Ongoing Social Media Support

There’s no point going through a social media strategy process and training if what you learn isn’t put into practice.

So if you’ve got any social media-related questions, we’ll always be just a phone call or email away.

We want your charity to achieve results! So we’ll also be in contact at least once a month to see how you are getting on, and to give ongoing advice.


“In January 2014, Status Social chose Treetops Hospice as their first ever charity of the year. We were thrilled as we already knew of the company’s work and were keen to learn as much as possible from them. They haven’t disappointed.” Lizzie, Marketing and Communications Executive, Treetops Hospice

Interested in Being the Status Social Charity of the Year?

If you work for a charity, we’d love you to get in touch and let us know how we could help you reach more people through social media.

If you don’t work for a charity but know of one you think would benefit from our help, why not encourage them to apply?

We would welcome entries from previous applicants to be our Charity of the Year.

To put your charity forward for a year’s free social media support, you need to:

Download and fill in our Charity of the Year application form and email it to

– Come in to see us at our Friar Gate Studios HQ if you are successful in being shortlisted.

Don’t delay! The deadline for entries is midnight on December 3, 2017.

Good luck!


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  1. Angela Szczepankiewicz

    I work 1 day per week cooking for a lunch club in Nottingham. It caters for the elderly that have dementia, live alone or wouldn’t be able to get out themselves. We are struggling to get funding and rely on our own fund raising.

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