COTS Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTA to Expand New Media Strategies

Posted On August 7, 2012 By | No Comments on COTS Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTA to Expand New Media Strategies

COTS is made up of the stories of the people we help and the solutions we implement.  Using social media is another way we can share those stories and successes.  Where do you rank as a Twitter/Facebook/Blog user? Perhaps you prefer the more image-based platforms.  Maybe you “pin” your favorite DYI projects and recipes on Pinterest.  Or it could be Instagram, the mobile tool, that you enjoy most.  After all, why use words when you can repin or share a picture?

Hopefully you’ve noticed that lately COTS has been sharing more robust content across these feeds.  If you explore our presence on any of these sites, you’ll see that we are consistently uploading fresh images and video about the services we provide and our work in the community.  These are all new ways to show you COTS’ story.

COTS now connects with supporters through a variety of social networking sites

I’m the AmeriCorps VISTA, Gillian Taylor, who has been tasked with building up COTS’ presence on the social media scene.  I hail all the way from California, and my relocation to Vermont has actually been a long-awaited opportunity to reconnect with my East Coast family.  I’ve been working hard to connect you, a COTS supporter, with content that is meaningful to your interests.

It’s involved a lot of practice and experimentation, but we have no doubt that the rewards and benefits of social media tools are significant.  The devastating July 4th storm that hit our Daystation caused a huge outpouring of support on Facebook and Twitter.  Donations and volunteer efforts directly followed.  Social media’s power as a mobilizing and news sharing site was immediately evident.

Rain or shine, we want to keep COTS a relevant and expert resource for you on issues of homelessness and housing in our community.   Stay tuned for more COTS community updates right here on the COTSvt blog.

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