Maggie Kerr-Southin

Maggie Kerr-Southin

Communications and Planning Specialist
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Social Media and Non-Profits:
Should not-for-profits engage in social media? If so, why, when, who and how? Join experts who will address the issue from three points of view:

  • Utilize staff and volunteers (Beth, Volunteer Victoria)
  • Make it part of your communications plan (Maggie, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness)
  • Don’t forget the money (Kari, Fund Development Consultant)

Using the panelist expertise and crowdsourcing YOU, we’ll present some information, answer your questions, and explore the territory together.

We invite you to Twitter the discussion live using #socialnpo.

Biography:
Maggie Kerr-Southin recently joined the Secretariat of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness as Communications and Planning Specialist. In her new role, Maggie is responsible for helping the Coalition achieve its business plan targets and goals, initiate dialogue and facilitate working groups – all with the goal of ending homelessness by 2018.

To support that goal, Maggie assists the Coalition’s partner organizations and community leaders to develop communications and public education about homelessness and its root causes. In addition to personal contact, she also initiates discussion using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Maggie has been a writer and communications consultant for over 20 years. In her other life, she is a co-founder and blogger at www.NewJane.com, a blog-zine for women, and an occasional blogger for www.lifeasahuman.com. As an accredited public relations professional (APR), Maggie’s core belief is in two-way public communications; she has embraced social media as an excellent tool in a full communications program.

Website:
solvehomelessness.ca

Facebook:
homeforhope

Twitter:
@homeforhope