Pinterest is an image-driven social media website that allows its users to "pin” what they like using virtual pinboards. It’s a simple and organized way to keep track of things that interest you and stay connected with people who share those same interests. It makes a lot of sense that on such a visual website, much of the content is pretty photos of pretty things, and I’ll be the first to admit that I could look at Pinterest’s DIY candles and Victorian houses until the cows come home. But there’s more to Pinterest than initially meets the eye.
By delving just a bit further on the website, I discovered an active and exciting community of nonprofits that are using Pinterest to inform and engage their supporters. By sharing powerful images, personal stories, and inspiring quotes, nonprofits everywhere are finding innovative ways to disseminate information about significant causes.
Inspired and ready-for-action, Texans Care for Children began its journey into the world of Pinterest. A few months later, we think you should follow us because:
1) Children are our focus: Our boards provide vital information about children’s development, health and general welfare. Similar to a one-stop shop, all of our updates will be in one, easily accessible place. We do the researching and filtering of information so you don’t have to.
2) Children are our focus: We understand the importance of images (check out our new website, for example!) and we’ll make sure to continue adding wonderful images of Texas’s kids to our boards. We just have a feeling they’ll be too cute to resist repinning.
3) Children are our focus: Though we want to make sure we’re sharing critical information with you, we also want to have some fun. Inspiring quotes, cool infographics, content created by children, and more, will all be a part of our Pinterest account as it continues to develop and grow.
If you already have a Pinterest account, you can find us at http://pinterest.com/texanscare. And if you don’t, let this post be the inspiration you need to get one! Signing up is easy, and you no longer need an invite to join. If you have any questions, or have any ideas on things you’d like to see on our boards, feel free to comment below. Happy pinning, everyone!