UPDATE: Bynum Private School Attends Midland Chamber Social Media Workshop 9/12/13
CBS 7 News
The midland chamber of commerce held a workshop today... Focusing on using social media for more than just "socializing." The staff at Bynum School took advantage of the information.
Bynum School is a year-round private school for kids with special needs. But as is the case with many nonprofits, finding can be an issue. Thatís where social media comes in.
Bynum has students of all ages with kids learning mathematics, how to count money, playgrounds, art classes, music classes, gardening, and baking, just to name a few.
"This is our largest year, we have 48 students, there are some openings but most classrooms are full," says Bynum School Development Director, Tracy Bush
Since Bynum School is a nonprofit. They depend on tools like email and social media to get much of their funding to stay in contact with parents, teachers, donors, and stakeholders.
"It's to promote awareness and get more involved with Bynum School and to learn about what we do," says Bush.
The city Chamber of Commerce says the goal is to help local businesses grow.
"For education itís so important to engage people, and this is one way to do that," said Chamber of Commerce Assistant to the President, Crissy Hancock.
Hancock says the presenter is a trusted source teaching businesses in a few hours what might take them weeks to find on their own. For Bynum, social media means staying in touch. Staying in touch means making the community aware that funding is what helps their students progress, and those donations will open up more opportunities for students.
Six students graduated in May 2013. Four of those went to junior college, one went into the military, and one went into the work force.
The school's budget is $1.5M and 28% of that is student tuition. As Midland grows, so will the school, and so will the need for funding.
Administrators from the Bynum private school in midland will be going to the workshop today. Bynum is a school for students with special needs and administrators say social media, helps their students get the funding they need.
The school budget is about $1.5M and only 28% of that is tuition. As Midland grows, so will the school, and so will the need for funding.
The midland chamber of commerce will be holding an "Email and Social Media" workshop tomorrow, Thursday the 12th, open to employees and the public. The focus of the workshop will be to grow your business using new social media tools.
It will go from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and will be held at the Midland Center-Room #2, 105 N. Main Street, Midland, Texas. It costs $15 per person.
To register online visit: midlandtxchamber.com. For questions, contact the midland chamber of commerce at 432-683.3381 or email@example.com.