How to promote your Community
Continual and consistent promotion of your RareConnect community is critical to member participation. When promoting this platform highlight the benefits of our communities. Websites, social media channels, and e-newsletters are a great way to promote online communities.
The RareConnect team highly encourages all organizations involved in the project to announce the launch of each community as well as new content through their own resources. As a participating organization you should have permanent link on your websites to RareConnect. We have created a badge, or logo, in each language as a way to include the link.
To save the badge just right click and then “Save image as”
Also, consider mentioning RareConnect on any future communications your organization creates (ie. newsletters, conferences, or e-mails). Effective use of social media is critical to RareConnect marketing. We encourage you and your organization to make frequent posts on your own social media channels and others that relate to your disease. Direct links drive traffic back to the community and remind people that there is a place to ask questions to an international audience. Annual conferences/meetings are great place to highlight your work with RareConnect. Community managers are available to attend and
present the community.