Free social media advice at BBC Birmingham for local community and voluntary groups
The Birmingham based Social Media Surgery movement has teamed up with the BBC to run their long standing Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery from the BBC Mailbox.
It means you can now get free, practical help in how to make the best use of social media for your cause or group from BBC staffers and local bloggers. All are volunteering their time for free to give you free help.
The first surgery to be run with the BBC will be on September 17th at 5.30 to 7pm at the Mailbox - you can sign up here:
What to expect?
If you’ve never been before, surgeries are aimed at local community and voluntary groups and charities. They are deliberately relaxed. No lectures or presentations.
They will introduce you to someone who’s experienced in using social media and they’ll talk to you about what you’re trying to achieve - then start showing you things that might be able to help. You’ll be free to ask as many questions as you like and apply it to helping you achieve what you want to do. If you want to set things up there and then, you can do that too.
If you already have experience of using social media come along for extra help - or (if the surgery is busy) they might even ask you to share your skills with someone else. If you want to help a local charity sign up as a “surgeon”.