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  • 6 social media and photo tips

    Social media is an efficient way to boost awareness. And a simple photo can say more than a paragraph of text—helping you share information, highlight achievements and communicate what your club is passionate about. Here are six tips for using social media and photography to show what your K-Kids club is all about.

          1. Stay connected. "Like" the official K-Kids page on Facebook and
             follow us on Twitter. Feel free to share any images or stories that
             you think your community would like to see.

          2. Be responsible. Obtain a signed photo release form (found on
             page 58 for K-Kids in the advisor guide) and save it for every
             K-Kids member in your club. Be sure that you don’t post a
             picture of any member who does not have a photo release form
             on file.

          3. Keep it real. Photos of real events and activities help convey your
              club's culture. Snap a photo of your K-Kids in action. Take photos
              that capture an emotion. Capture moments at charter
              ceremonies, member and officer installations, hands-on service
              projects, advocacy efforts and fundraising events. 

          4. Keep it in focus. Don't use blurry or small photos. Crisp photos
              look great on different types and sizes of devices and computers.

          5. Keep it simple. When describing your photo, give readers all the
              information they need to understand your post. But be
              concise—include only important details like club name, school
              name, location and activity. Try to keep text to two or three
              sentences.

          6. Be strategic. Use the @ tag to alert specific people that you're
              talking about them, giving them a heads-up, and are open to
              them responding. And always tag @KiwanisKids so we can
             share your club's hard work!

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  • Executing service projects with IDEA

    The third step of the IDEA Toolkit is called Execute the Project. The four goals are outlined below, and tools and resources are available at kkids.org/IDEA to guide you through the process. By the end of this step, your club will have completed a service project of their choice and learned skills such as budgeting, fundraising, event planning and more.

    Goals:
    • Club members will set service project goals.
    • Club members will organize project details and prepare for the unexpected.
    • Club members will learn how to budget and fundraise for their service project.
    • Club members will complete a service project.
    Planning:
    • Advisors and club officers should:
    • Read through all outlines and worksheets included in the Execute the Project section of the IDEA Toolkit.
    • Work together to decide which activities will be accomplished during meetings and which ones members should do on their own.
    • Figure out which club officers will lead the club through each activity and how to get the best results.

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