We'd like to formally welcome George Kastanos to the Hadassah Web Department. Many of you are already familiar with George, he's been helping you out from the IT department sice 2007.
George is here to offer a direct line of support for Hadassah web administrators and intranet users. He spent 2007-2013 working with the Hadassah IT department's Support Team training, as well as assisting staff and volunteers how to communicate effectively through technology.
In 2006, George received his MBA from Baruch College. Prior to working with Hadassah George's career was centered around facilitating organizations to develop more efficient network infrastructures.
OUR Second Century on Social Media
Many chapters are getting members involved in their Facebook pages and following along with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. We encourage chapters to create Facebook Groups or Pages, depending on your size. If you have a lot of crafters or chefs in your ranks a Pinterest page can be a great way to connect everybody and a LinkedIn group is a great idea if your chapter is aiming to find young professionals.
Social media is a great way to connect with other chapters to share ideas, see old friends and/or collaborate; so jump in and have fun.
On Facebook, you can create a group or an organization page:
- A Group: allows you to upload documents such as PDFs and photos, post updates, share news stories and to schedule events. You can create the group as a secret, closed or open group.
- A secret group allows only group members to see the group when it's searched for and its posts will only be visible by members.
- A closed group allows anyone to see the group, but only members will see the posts.
- An open group allows anyone to see the group and all of the posts. The group page is best for small chapters wanting greater inter-chapter communication.
- An Organization Page: If the Group page were a talking stick, the Organization page would be a megaphone. You can post updates, photos, events and information on an Organization page; it is a better pick for Regions and Big Chapters. Updates will appear in the public newsfeed, and members will have to find the page and "LIKE" it in order to get its updates.
How to Grow Your Facebook Fanbase
The National Hadassah facebook is maintained on a daily basis and includes wonderful stories and initiatives from around the country, at the Hospital, and throughout our projects and Israel. Sharing those stories to your members is a great way to bring the entire Hadassah community closer.
Visit the National Hadassah Facebook page to get great information to share with your members >>
LinkedIn is a great place for your chapter to establish an online presence in an effort to reach out to young professionals. You can create a group page and start "Discussions," as well as share information from the National company page, where staff and volunteers are connected.
Visit Hadassah's LinkedIn Page >>
Members can help Hadassah spread news about our organization, relations between the United States and Israel, and activisim in the United States—as well as help mesh the relationship between National and local chapters, by sharing content with us. You can help Hadassah achieve this by getting your chapter's members involved on the following social media sites, especially whichever are interesting to them.
Orlando Chapter eNewsletters
Take a look:
The Orlando Chapter's web administrator uses the template created by the Communications Department at National effectively: emails are short and concise, the title of the chapter is clearly displayed and subheads are used to specify what the message is about.
|Contact George Kastanos for help with managing your website to make it user-friendly, clean and concise, as well as easier for you to manage.
(212) 303- 8021
REQUEST AN EVENT REGISTRATION FORM FOR YOUR WEBSITE >>
Your members will have the ability to register for your local events directly from your website, and easily pay by credit card. If you don't have your own web site, that's not a problem, we can still create the form and put it on the internet for you.
The donate button at the top of your site will direct your donor to the National donation form, your chapter will automatically
receive chapter credit.