Social Media Settings

Twitter 

Note: The Twitter widget is not supported on Internet Explorer 8. 

  1. Go to Configuration, then click on “Social Media” found in the sidebar under Organization Settings. 
  1. Enter your Twitter username (without the “@” sign) 
  1. Choose where to display your Twitter feed by checking the appropriate box(es): 
    • Show Twitter feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers) 
    • Show Twitter feed on the MyImpactPage.com home page (visible to current volunteers) 
  1. Click the [Preview Twitter Widget] button to see how it will look.  
    • Note: You’ll need to do this when you initially set up your Twitter feed and if you make any changes in the future. 
  1. Click the [Save] button at the bottom of the page 

Flickr 

Note: Your Image Gallery is powered by Flickr.  The first thing you need to do is upload your photos to Flickr and tag them.  Once you have your photo stream uploaded follow the instructions below to link them to your Volunteer Impact Home page. A maximum of 20 photos will display. 

  1. Go to Configuration, then click on “Social Media” found in the sidebar under Organization Settings. 
  1. Scroll down to the Flickr section 
  1. Paste the URL of your Flickr profile page or photo stream into https://flickrid.betterimpact.com/ 
    • Click the [Find] button 
  1. Paste the results in the “Flickr ID” field  
  1. Choose where to display your Flickr feed by checking the appropriate box(es): 
    • Show Flickr feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers) 
    • Show Flickr feed on the MyImpactPage.com home page (visible to current volunteers) 
  1. Optional: Once you have decided where to show the Flickr feed, you can enter a tag to determine which photos should be displayed in your feed. For multiple tags, enter a dash between each tag. 
  1. Click the [Preview] button to see how it will look 
  1. Click the [Save] button at the bottom of the page 

Tip: The Flickr gallery can be shown/hidden and paused/resumed from the Public Page and on MyImpactPage.com 

Facebook 

IMPORTANT: The Facebook widget used only works with Facebook pages, not groups. 

Note: Facebook page country restrictions can prevent the visibility and proper syncing of your page with Better Impact. Please ensure no restrictions are in place before continuing with the steps below.

  1. Go to Configuration, then click on “Social Media” found in the sidebar under Organization Settings. 
  1. Scroll down to Facebook section 
  1. Paste the URL of your Facebook profile page into the “Facebook Page Url” field 
  1. Select any of the other options: 
    • Use small header on the Facebook widget 
    • Hide cover photo on the Facebook widget 
    • Show faces of friends on the Facebook widget 
    • Show Facebook widget on the MyVolunteerPage.com home page 
    • Show Facebook widget on public pages 
  1. Once configured, you can click on the [Preview] to see what it would look like to your volunteers 
    • Note: You’ll need to do this when you initially set up your Facebook feed and if you make any changes in the future. 
  1. Click the [Save] button at the bottom of the page 

Instagram & LinkedIn 

Note: LinkedIn Integration and Instagram Integration are no longer available as LinkedIn and Instagram have discontinued support for many of their widgets, including the ones used by Better Impact. 

Social Media Share Settings 

To control whether or not the “Share This” option (sharing information via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.) displays: 

  1. Go to Configuration, then click on “Social Media” found in the sidebar under Organization Settings 
  1. Scroll down to the “Share This Control Settings” in the “Social Media” section and select the desired options: 
    • Show Share This control on public pages: Check this box to enable the “Share This” control on your home page, as well as any Activity detail page; sharing the URL of the page on which it appears. 
    • Show Share This control on the MyImpactPage.com home page: Check this box to enable the “Share This” control on the volunteers’ home page; sharing a link to your public home page. It will also appear on the Opportunity details page, sharing a link to the public page for the Activity (if the Activity is visible to public) or a link to your public home page (if the Activity is not visible to public). 
  1. Click the [Save] button at the bottom of the page 
Updated on October 18, 2021

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