Over time I've found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization's goals, culture and risk tolerance.
But where to start?
As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Here are 57 great social media policy templates and resources to use when building your own.
Social Media Policies and Guidelines
Other Social Media Policy Resources
|Dave Fleet||Corporate Social Media Policies eBook|
|About.com||Blogging and Social Media Policy Sample|
|Business Week||A Twitter Code of Conduct|
|Doug Cornelius||Blogging/Social Internet Policy (for law firms)|
|Electronic Frontier Foundation||How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)|
|Elizabeth Hannan||Corporate Social Media Policy Guidelines|
|Mashable||Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy?|
|Nonprofit Technology Network||Tips for Writing Your First Social Media Policy|
|Shift Communications||Social Media Guidelines Template|
|Social Computing Journal||Enterprise Social Media Usage Policies and Guidelines|
|Social Media Governance||Policy Database|
|SocialFish||Social Media, Risk, and Policies for Associations|
|SocialFish||Drafting Social Media Guidelines|