Facebook is a great way to goof off but when tweaked for the workplace it can be used as a very powerful communications and collaboration tool and the familiar layout and functions means there’s very little training involved to get it running.
Facebook’s Workplace has been used by thousands of businesses as an efficiency tool and that will be brought to schools and non-profits with the launch of Workplace for Good. It’s free too.
Through Workplace for Good, Workplace Premium will be given free to non-profits and staff at educational institutions globally, supported by a dedicated team.
“Workplace has allowed us to share knowledge and opened up professional discussions that enable us to give better aid to the people we are here to serve,” said Tuva Raanes Bogsnes, Director of Media and Public Affairs, Norwegian Refugee Council.
Other places using the tool are the World Wildlife Fund, Comic Relief, Unicef, Save the Children, RNIB, NRC, It Gets Better, Australian Catholic University and the Miami Dade School District
Workplace is being used by institutions to achieve any number of efficiencies.
Vision India Foundation uses a Workplace Group to keep 5,000 alumni and volunteers up to date with campaign news. Having everybody together on Workplace has helped the charity lower organisational costs and cut time spent in meetings
When Australian Catholic University’s National Sustainability Manager posted a message about disposable coffee cups onto his News Feed, it was seen, shared and commented on by hundreds of students and staff members, which resulted in a campaign that cut plastic consumption on campus.
“Workplace has been a great addition to the district’s communication and collaboration toolbox. All our employees are contributing to the greater good of the entire organization by sharing ideas, best practices, resources, and highlighting their accomplishments,” says Marie Izquierdo, Chief Academic Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Alongside Workplace for Good, Multi-Company Group on Workplace lets people from nonprofit or educational institutions to create their own community, ask questions, share tips, and swap best practices. It’s open to anybody with a Workplace account.
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