I could not have asked for a more perfect internship. At Columbus Area Habitat, assisting Laura Ann Mann (Resource Development Manager) with fundraising, blogging, and community engagement and relationships is what I love doing.
This week, I created a Facebook event for our fundraiser coming up on May 8 and added a blog to the event page this week. Laura Ann suggested that by posting the blog in the event page, we may be able to generate more traffic to our blog on a consistent basis. Learning about social media, specifically blogging, is so critical in Communication.
Being able to blog at Habitat has been a wonderful learning experience for me, and it’s been corresponding with what I’m learning in my courses perfectly. In my Writing for the Media course, we’ve been talking about so many different tactics and do’s and don’ts of blogging, and I’ve been trying to use this time at Habitat to really practice what I’ve been learning.
Also, when we have great companies come out and volunteer on the job site, we try to reach out to them through social media thanking them for their time and effort! After all, without volunteer work, Habitat would not be able to accomplish its mission. I posted several pictures of B&B Beverage Co. on Facebook thanking them for all their hard work. We were able to get so much done thanks to them!