With the newspaper becoming less popular, listing sites such as Craigslist have become popular with everyone, from people wanting to buy new furniture, to people looking for jobs. And these websites are perfect for nonprofit organizations, especially Craigslist.
First of all, their listings are completely free. All you need is an email address and five minutes. It’s perfect to advertise events, sales, and even employment and volunteer opportunities
Those ads give you all of the freedom you need to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. Is your standard ad a huge flyer with all of your contact information? That can be done with Craigslist’s posting system. Do you need a volunteer who can drive a certain type of vehicle? You can specifically mention that.
And you can list things that you need. Do you need office furniture? List it with however much you’re willing to spend like a computer for no more than two hundred dollars.
Then there are all of the different places to post. There are news sections, Classifieds, Job Listings, whatever you need to advertise under, there’s a section of Craigslist for it. Are you having a rummage sale for charity? Events and Local News are perfect for that.
The best part is, it’s everywhere in the world. Do your nonprofit operate out of San Francisco and Paris? There are sections of both. It’s easy to find employees, advertise events, or even ask for things you need for your nonprofit anywhere in the world.
While Facebook, Twitter, or even Google+ are great for news updates, networking, and even finding out what the general public thinks of your nonprofit, there is no better place for you to advertise than your local section of Craigslist. It’s free, flexible, worldwide, and will fit all of your needs.