Covering social media for a non-profit
October 9, 2012 7:51 AM Subscribe
My organization has allowed me to hire a social media/digital communications coordinator. It's been going well, but now I need to ask for some equipment and I'm not 100% sure what to ask for.
posted by jdl to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've worked at this non-profit for 12 years as the sole web person. I've gotten quite used to making do and using my personal tech, but am trying to move away from that.
I have someone covering events for us for our website and social media. So far, he's been using his personal phone for taking photos, tweeting and facebooking and we're reimbursing him for data. This doesn't feel ideal to me.
He also has an older desktop and I'm about to ask for a new laptop for him, but I'm wondering... do I ask for a netbook for him to take to these events? Do I say he needs a work-only smart phone? Would a tablet with a data subscription work well for this?
He's also been asked to record and edit video -- he has a work-owned flip cam and occasionally gets to borrow super high-end cameras from another dept and then needs to edit the footage--so a netbook couldn't be his only computer.
Are there any best practices folks can share around what equipment they use tweeting/facebooking/live blogging events? Or just any ideas of what makes the most sense in this situation, keeping in mind we're a non-profit so don't have loads of money to spend.