Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really?
I have 1021 pins. 1021.I knew I had a solid interest in Pinterest, but this confirms it – full blown obsession.
I wonder how long it took me to pin so many things. If I sent someone 1021 text messages, I could probably be given stalker status.
Good thing I’m not alone:
- Pinterest is now the no. 3 social network in the US (behind Facebook and Twitter)
- The average Pinterest user spends 14.2 minutes per visit
- In March 2012, Pinterest had over 4 million daily unique page visits
So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations? Who are these users and should you be trying to reach them? Should you be on Pinterest?
Check out this infographic from Tamba and see if Pinterest attracts your target audience. (P)interested yet? As I am getting to know more about the Altru users, I’ve been convinced that you could benefit from being on Pinterest.
1 – You have the images!
Pinterest is all about visual stimulation, showcasing beautiful images that move people to like, repin, or share, thereby supporting your cause. As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.
You can pin images of your venue space, grounds, events, exhibits or patrons.
Museum of the Moving Image
Clyfford Still Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
Hands On Childrens Museum
Laguna Art Museum
2 – Your Supporters are Using Pinterest Already
I did a quick search for a few of Atrs and Cultural Organizations using Altru and almost every search returned images of your organizations. You already have fans on Pinterest: time to connect with them!
3 – There’s a Category That’s perfect(ly searchable) for You
On Pinterest, images are categorized. And many of the categories are perfect for Arts and Cultural Organizations to showcase their awesomeness!
For children’s museums and zoos, there’s Kids and Pets; for museums, Art, Architecture, or Design. If you host weddings at in your event space, pin images to Wedding & Events. There’s also Food & Drink, Gardening, Outdoors, Science and Nature, Technology … your organization could be a part of so many searches!
Still not sold? Here are 10 examples of nonprofits leveraging pinterest for social good and a couple more articles to check out:
- Nonprofit Infographics on Pinterest
- Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits
- How To: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Pinterest
- 12 Ways to Use Pinterest for Your Nonprofit
Enough of the rehashing of internet articles; you could be pinning already!
Is anyone already using Pinterest for your Arts and Cultural Organization and loving it? Or did you decide against it? We’d love to know why you joined or didn’t! Maybe we can chat about it over in the Altru Community.