Drafting a Nonprofit Organization's Social Media Policy

, The Legal Intelligencer


Lawyers often find themselves representing nonprofit organizations or serving on nonprofit boards. When the issue of a social media policy arises, it is important to understand how social media has changed the communication landscape and the critical elements of a policy. It is not practicable, advisable or even legal in some cases to prohibit or unduly restrict the social media activities of employees. Guidelines for acceptable use, however, are crucial to mitigating the risks inherent in social media engagement. Here are a few FAQs regarding drafting a nonprofit’s social media policy.

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