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New Facebook Service Application for Charities Launched

Charities can transform their Facebook presence and create a holistic experience within their own Facebook page.

 
PRLog - Feb. 8, 2011 - BATH, U.K. -- Many charities have been highly successful using new media to create communities and mobilise supporters for events and campaigns. All the top 10 charities by the Charities Brand Index 2010  have Facebook pages but none of them use Facebook to deliver help, advice and support directly to those that need it. At best there are discussion pages or links with telephone numbers or to the main website.

Connect Assist works with charities and third sector organisation to deliver services, information, support and casework through the web or using helplines.  They have deployed the RightNow e-service solution for many charities and have just launched RightNow for Facebook.

Patrick Nash, Chief Executive of Connect Assist, says, “By connecting directly with people who need help, charities can really transform their Facebook presence and create a holistic experience within their own Facebook page. With 500 million people on Facebook this can extend service offerings directly into a space which is used by individuals who may never have realised that a charity is there to help them.”

RightNow has a simple integration tool, so visitors to Facebook can search for advice and information, get support and ask a question – either to members of the community or a private question direct to a qualified person – all without leaving Facebook. These questions can be escalated to staff team or advisors to follow up. Responses will be sent via email so a personal record can be kept of support given and advice received.

Importantly, they can comment on and rate information providing valuable 360° feedback. They can also provide ideas for improved service delivery. Using Facebook in this way also transforms people who use services into promoters as they can share experiences.

Connect Assist can offer RightNow CX for Facebook with all technology solutions for charities and the third sector.  This is out-of-the-box, so included as standard when using RightNow with Connect Assist. For more information how Connect Assist can create a dynamic Facebook presence for your charity, please go to our ‘ask a question’ portal or view this short video.

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About Connect Assist www.connectassist.co.uk
Connect Assist is a social business created by a charity.  Our purpose is to provide support, services and technology to the UK Third Sector and to create jobs and growth opportunities for people in the Welsh Valleys.  We employ 38 people and are growing fast.
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For further information contact:
Carole Pendle, Transform Communications  Tel: 07768 462601
Email: carole@transformcommunications.co.uk

Veronica Hannon, Transform Communications  Tel: 07752 875285
Email: veronica@transformcommunications.co.uk

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Connect Assist is a social business created by a charity. Our purpose is to provide support, services and technology to the UK Third Sector and to create jobs and growth opportunities for people in the Welsh Valleys. We employ 38 people and are growing fast.

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