Community Action Grant Recipients

Congratulations on receiving a 2022 Meta Community Action Grant!

This page is intended as a resource to assist Meta’s grant recipients in sharing about your grant on social media and beyond.

On this page, you will find:

  •  The “Photography for Everyone” guide: Check this out for tips and tricks to assist with telling your story through photography and social media.
  • Sample social media posts: We’ve provided a few examples for inspiration.
  • Sharing with Meta: Once you’ve captured your best photo and video content, share it with us by emailing commdev@fb.com. We will respond with a unique folder link where you can upload your content.

Sharing about your Meta grant

Imagery is powerful. Taking great photos can help show the community more about your work, your organization and its impact. We wanted to share this guide full of easy tips to help you tell your story and get more out of your social media efforts.

We’d also love for you to tag us in relevant social posts about your grant and share some of the great photos you capture with us so we can help amplify your story. There’s more about social media in the sample post section.

We understand you may be short on time so here are a couple highlights from the guide:

  • Before taking photos, ensure that you have the appropriate media releases in place. Another option is to take pictures that don’t reveal any identifying information. You can photograph people from behind, focus on closeups of their hands or action, or shoot from an angle or distance far enough that subjects are not identifiable.
  • Next, make a list of the types of images you’d like to capture. For example, if you are photographing an event, you can take photos of community members, featured guests, group photos and other images that capture the nature and impact of your work.
  • When taking photos or video with a phone, set it to take landscape-oriented images (wider vs taller) and avoid portrait mode or portrait-oriented images. 
  • Take a sample photo to see how the lighting is working, adjust if needed and then be sure to capture several images for additional variety.
  • Check your file size. When you are ready to deliver your images, make sure each image you upload is no less than 2MB in size. Anything smaller will appear blurry, pixelated, and be challenging to use.

Ready to share?

Now that you’ve captured great content, check out these tips for making the most of your posts:

  • Be sure to tag your local Meta data center on Facebook and use #MetaCommunityActionGrant in the post when applicable. 
  • Engage with your audience by responding to their comments and questions, or pose a question of your own.
  • Video is one of the more engaging content types. Create and share videos to up your engagement levels!

Sample Social Media Posts

Sharing about your organization’s grant and work on social media is a great way to engage the community and keep them updated on the impactful projects you’re working on. If you’re having writer’s block or just need a little inspiration, below are a couple sample social media posts.

Sample Post : It’s a great day at school when students are excited to learn! We’re using our #MetaCommunityActionGrant from the Huntsville Data Center to bring coding robots to our middle schoolers. They had a great time using this new technology.

Sample Post: At Happy Helpers, we’re all about making a difference in the community and helping our neighbors connect online. Our #MetaCommunityActionGrant from the Clonee Data Center supported new laptops in our Tech Lab! Check out this quick video highlight about how our clients are using the laptops for homework, job applications and more. 

How to Upload and Share Content with Meta

We can’t wait to see the great photos and videos you take of your grant and project in action! Once you’ve captured your content, follow the steps below:

  1. Send a short email to commdev@fb.com letting us know that you have photos and videos you’d like to share. 
  2. Keep an eye on your inbox. A member of our team will respond to your email with a unique link to a Google folder.
  3. Open that Google folder, and upload photos and videos there!

We love to see and amplify the impact our grant recipients are having in the community. The photos and videos help us spread the good word both about your work and about the Community Action Grants program. Thank you again for all you do for the community.

Questions?

Email commdev@fb.com.

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