Social Media

Follow Ashley on Twitter at @ashleybraun, view her Flickr photos, and connect on LinkedIn.

While at, she gained several years of experience in social media outreach and community management on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

  • Growing Grist’s Twitter following from several hundred to more than 23,000 in 26 months, establishing it as a top five source of referral traffic to the website by 2010.
  • From 2008 to 2009 she helped increase Grist’s Facebook fans by 194 percent.
  • In February 2011 she participated on a panel examining “New Modes of Technology and Inter-generational Communication,” in a discussion sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • She has advised other nonprofits on social media, including Cascade Harvest Coalition during their 2009 Eat Local for Thanksgiving video campaign.
  • She gave a presentation on “Social Media for Social Change: Leveraging the Twitter Community for Environmental Change” in July 2009 at a Cool Twitter Conference.

Click below to see the webinar Ashley presented on social media strategy for nonprofits, which she created for Green Media Toolshed in February 2010: Better, Faster, Stronger: How nonprofits can better engage their members and the press through social media