Hurray! I’m excited to say that the Top 30 Charity CEOs on Social Media Awards is back for 2014. Here’s my blog about it on The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network.
As you may know, Matt Collins and I co-founded the awards last year, and the top 30 in 2013 included some amazing CEOs such as Peter Wanless of the NSPCC, Julia Unwin of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Julie Bentley of Girlguiding.
Our goal behind the awards has always been to help charities engage more effectively with digital. What better way to do that than get your CEO tweeting or blogging? As last year’s top 30 showed, having a strong social media presence as a leader can help your charity build valuable relationships, reach more people and generate income. We also see the awards as a great way for charity leaders to share best practice about social media, so once again we’ll be producing some content to help leaders create awesome social presences. This will be published to coincide with the announcement of the awards on (drumroll) 6 November 2014.
It’s free to nominate and the leaders of any organisation who are a registered charity can enter. This includes charities of any size, social enterprises and professional bodies.
This year’s top 30 will be judged by our fantastic panel:
- Simon Blake- CEO of the Brook, and chair of judges (@simonablake)
- Lucy Caldicott- Director of Fundraising at Clic Sargent (@lucycaldicott)
- Dalton Leong, CEO of The Children’s Trust, and former winner in 2013 (@daltonleong)
It would be great to hear who you think are the best charity CEOs on social media. You can nominate them here . Please submit entries by 5pm on Friday 30th May.
We’ll announce the top 30 on 6 November 2014. Stay tuned for news about our launch event.