Table of Contents Introduction Getting started
Viewing your network member profile
Editing your profile
How to create a Facebook page
How to create a donation platform
Jobs Add a slide
The follow button
Introduction Dear streetfootballworld network members, Welcome to the streetfootballworld website user guide! This guide will teach you everything you need to know about using our website, from changing your network member profile, to uploading events and blog posts, to posting topics on the discussion forum. As you can see, this is no ordinary website. We have not only created it as part of streetfootballworldâ€™s external communications, but as an interactive tool to be used by you, our network members. It is meant to serve as the following:
1) A tool for communication between network members. 2) A way for you to increase your organisationâ€™s overall visibility. 3) An extensive collection of resources on the field of social change through football.
We want you to be able to share as much information as possible with other network members and with the general public, which is why we encourage you to use the site as you would your own communications channels. This guide will not only inform you on how to interact with the site, but how to use it as effectively as possible to communicate with your fellow network members, to increase your visibility, and to strengthen your knowledge about social change through football. If you have any further questions, comments, or general feedback, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you! Sincerely, The streetfootballworld team
streetfootballworld staff and network members at the 2012 General Assembly in Lyon.
Getting started Each streetfootballworld network member has their own profile on the website, which they can modify and update by using their personalised content manager account. When we created the website, we made one account for each network member, with log in information corresponding to our main contact person from the organisation. Each content manager has editorial rights for everything in this guide. However, if you would like to add additional staff member accounts for staff from your organisation, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To change your password, click here and enter your email address. You will then receive an email from us with a link. Click on the link, enter your new password and make sure to save this information! After logging in, you will be taken to your personalised network content administrator page, which will give you the latest content from the streetfootballworld network that is most relevant to your organisation. From this page you can do the following: • • • •
Get the latest updates from streetfootballworld and network members Publish content View and edit your profile Review your latest posts
Please note: streetfootballworld reserves the right to change, modify, or delete any content that is uploaded to the streetfootballworld website. This site represents all streetfootballworld network members and, as such, any inappropriate content will reflect poorly on the network as a whole.
Helpful hints The streetfootballworld website is another channel through which you can showcase your organisation’s work, enabling you to keep other network members up-to-date on your activities and to increase your overall visibility. Here are a few tips to make sure your content is powerful and engaging! • When should you blog? We would like you to keep us, other network members and the public informed about anything interesting that is going on with your organisation. This includes events that you have organised, collaboration between your organisation and streetfootballworld partners or other network members, any awards you receive, or any new thoughts on how football can be used for social change. We hope to see at least one blog entry per month by each network member. • Who, what, when, where and why? Remember to ask yourself these five questions when posting blogs or events: Who: Who took part in the event, won an award, wrote an article, etc.? What: What was the activity or event about? When: Make sure to include the date and time (especially for events). Where: Make sure to include where events happened or where they will be taking place. Why: Think about why you chose to share this activity or event and why it is of importance to your organisation. • Headlines Headlines catch the reader’s eye, which is why it is important to keep them short and simple. Don’t give the full story away, but make sure to give your article, gallery, video or resource a clear context that is easy for the reader to understand. • Photos Always upload a photo with your blog post. Since it will be shown as part of the grid on the homepage, it is also important to pick an interesting and engaging photo that is relevant to what your post is about. • Please remember: This is a public blog, and readers may not be familiar with your organisation, streetfootballworld, or the field of development through football. Make the content of your profile, blogs, videos, events and resources easy to understand, without adding abbreviations or terminology that others might not be familiar with.
Viewing your network profile Step 1: Log in to find yourself on the network member administrator page (My content). Step 2: Click the view network member profile button under the edit profile tab. This is how your organisationâ€™s profile appears to the general public.
Editing your profile General content: Step 1: Log in to find yourself on the network member administrator page. Step 2: Choose the edit profile button under the edit profile tab.
Step 3: Change your password.
Step 4: Change your general information.
Step 5: More information.
Step 6: Social media profiles and user settings
Step 7: Last modifications.
How to create a Facebook page Facebook is a handy social media tool. It serves as another useful way for your organisation to be seen by a broader audience. Since the streetfootballworld website has been programmed to automatically display content from network membersâ€™ Facebook pages, it is worth setting up a page for your organisation. This instructional video will guide you through the steps required to create a Facebook page. If you have any further questions about making a Facebook page, please contact streetfootballworld for guidance.
How to create a donation platform If your organisation has a donation platform, your network member profile will display a donate button that readers can click on to make a direct donation. Having a donation platform on the streetfootballworld website gives your organisation the possibility to collect donations from a larger audience. This instructional video will direct you on how to create your own donation platform on a central donation platform called betterplace.org. If you have any further questions, please contact streetfootballworld for guidance.
Publishing content Blogs The blog allows you to share your stories, thoughts, experiences and general updates with the rest of the network. If you write about something on your own website blog or news section, you can re-post it on the streetfootballworld blog as well! Step 1: Go to My Content and click the BLOG button.
Events The events calendar allows you to add upcoming events which you are attending or organising. This is also where you can find out about other events going on within the network.
Step 1: Go to My Content and click the EVENT button.
The resources section is where you can share your knowledge and experience with other network members. This could be your annual reports, interviews, case studies, policy papers, strategies or just general background material on how you use football for social change. You can even choose whether they are visible to the public or only to other network members and streetfootballworld staff. If you are in a working group, this is where you should be uploading your working documents to be shared with the rest of the group, as well as with the rest of the network. Step 1: Go to My Content and click on the RESOURCE button.
Gallery A picture says a thousand words. The gallery option allows you to upload a collection of photos to your profile, whether they are photos from a recent event, related to a news story, or just some nice pictures you would like to share. Step 1: Go to My Content and click on the GALLERY button.
Videos You also have the option to upload videos to your profile. A video is a nice way to demonstrate your work and an easy way to engage website users. Step 1: Go to My Content and click the VIDEO button.
Forum The forum allows you to post questions or topics that you would like to discuss with other network members or with streetfootballworld staff. Currently, we have forums for each region (to which you have been automatically assigned), for funding opportunities, and for some of the major topics, such as football3. If you are in a working group, you should use the forum as a space for discussing issues and sharing documents. Step 1: Go to My Content and click on the FORUM button.
The jobs page displays job and volunteer openings at streetfootballworld, as well as at network member organisations. By advertising your organisationâ€™s available positions on the streetfootballworld jobs page, you can find keen employees or volunteers who have a strong interest in the field of social change through football, and who may already have experience working in the sector. Step 1: Go to My Content and click the JOB button.
Add a slide
You also have the option of adding a picture or video to show up as a slide at the top of your profile page. Step 1: Go to My Content and click the ADD SLIDE button under the edit profile tab.
You can also subscribe to website content that you find interesting. If you add a subscription to your profile, you will receive an email update every time the selected content is added to the website. You are automatically subscribed to receive content that is tagged with your region, but you may also want to be updated every time a new event or a new forum topic is posted. Step 1: Go to My Content and click the SUBSCRIPTIONS button under the edit profile tab.
The matchmaker helps you find other network members with whom you may be interested in collaborating. Looking to introduce online fundraising, develop your curriculum, or strengthen your communications, but donâ€™t have a clue where to start? Use the matchmaker to find other streetfootballworld network members who specialise in these areas! Step 1: Go to My Content and click on the orange MATCHMAKER button. You will be taken to a list of all network members.
Step 2: Filter for organisations with expertise in your desired area. Pick the topic, region, or area of expertise that interests you, and the list of network members will display organisations that match your needs.
The follow button The follow button allows users to keep up-to-date with your organisation, and be informed by e-mail whenever you post something new. Would you like to know what other network members are up to? Just as users can follow your organisation, so too can you follow other network members. Step 1: Log in and go to the profile of the network member you would like to follow. Step 2: Click the FOLLOW button on the right-hand side of the network memberâ€™s profile page.
Step 3: Click the subscribe button, which will allow you to receive updates from the network member whenever they post new content, ensuring you are always up-to-date on their activities. If you would ever like to cancel your subscription, there will be an unsubscribe link in every e-mail you receive. You can also indicate how often you would like to receive updates using the send interval option.
Congratulations, youâ€™re finished!