SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

INTRODUCTION

PMINYC Chapter encourages the use of social media to further the chapter goals and objectives and has an interest to protect the professional reputations of its members and the reputation of the organization. Increasingly these conversations are happening on social media platforms such as Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. The PMINYC Board, Communications Director and communications team volunteers have been authorized to use social media tools to communicate with members and to reach a broader audience to help further Chapter’s reputation and advancing the practice, science, and profession of project management. In support, we have crafted the following policy to help clarify how best to enhance opportunities and protect the reputations of our Chapter members whenever contributing to online social media computing platforms where they have a potential impact on the reputation of our members or on PMINYC Chapter.

We expect all who participate in social media on behalf of PMINYC Chapter and who participates in online commentary to understand and follow these guidelines.

CHAPTER SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

With regards to social media accounts, any and all accounts used for conducting business and/or facilitating in the PMINYC Social Media effort, may be considered PMINYC Chapter property. (e.g. PMINYC Chapter branded accounts). All usernames, email address, passwords, and other relevant accounts will be sealed and maintained by the PMINYC VP of Communications & Technology.

Establishing a PMINYC Chapter account or becoming an official Chapter representative that shares information about the Chapter and the professional area we represent, requires approval from the Chapter. Only accounts approved by the Chapter may display the PMINYC Chapter logo.

All PMINYC Chapter social networking moderators shall be trained regarding the terms of this policy, including their responsibilities to review content submitted for posting to ensure compliance with the policy. Annually, our policies will be reviewed and revised.

The Chapter reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this policy or any applicable law:

  • Comments not topically related to the particular site article being commented upon

  • Profane language or content

  • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation

  • Sexual content or links to sexual content

  • Solicitations of commerce

  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity

  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or

  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party  

 

MEMBER CONDUCT

  • Be mindful of your association to the Chapter. Your behavior online should be consistent with the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. 

  • Members are liable for anything they post online

  • Identify yourself by using the first person singular. You are speaking as an individual not on behalf of the Chapter 

  • If you have an individual site that refers to or has an influence on the Chapter, use a disclaimer such as “The views expressed on this site are my own and not those of PMINYC Chapter”

  • Do not cite vendors, suppliers, fellow members, directors, or any other Chapter stakeholders without their approval 

  • Use of PMINYC Chapter social media for personal gain or for solicitation of members is strictly prohibited

  • If you are not giving an official PMINYC Chapter response, do not respond as PMINYC Chapter

  • Be sure to credit your sources when posting a link or information gathered from another source. Ensure you are not infringing copyright rules.

  • Add value to the Chapter through your interaction. Provide worthwhile information and perspective

  • Stick to your area of expertise and provide unique, individual perspectives on what's going on at PMI and in the world

  • Post meaningful, respectful comments—in other words, no spam and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive

  • Always pause and think before posting; Google has a long memory. What you publish is widely accessible and will be around for a long time so consider the content carefully. 

  • Respond to comments in a timely manner

  • If you realize that you’ve make a mistake, try to correct it promptly

  • Respect proprietary information and content, and confidentiality

 

SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

PMINYC Chapter adheres to PMI best practices for social media here

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENT MODERATION

Social media administration guidelines are on the PMI About page here

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Use of social computing platforms in accordance with this policy can be a very effective and powerful communication tool. As always, use your best judgment. Remember that there are always consequences to what you publish. If you are unsure whether certain content is appropriate to share online, then don’t post it. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Review the suggestions above. If you're still unsure, and it is related to Chapter business, feel free to discuss it with a member of the Board. Ultimately, however, you have sole responsibility for what you publish in any form of online social media. Finally, enjoy the new connections and have fun.

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FACEBOOK

How do I join a group?

To join a group, go to a group and click + Join Group below the cover photo. 

Click here to join the PMINYC Facebook Group Page.

Depending on the group's settings, you may have to wait for a group admin to approve your request.

Keep in mind when you join a group:

  • People may see when you join a public or closed group or that you're a member of that group, like in News Feed or search.

  • When someone adds you to a public or closed group, others may see that you've been invited (ex: in News Feed or search). Once you visit a group you're invited to, you'll become a member and other people may see you joined.

  • Certain groups on Facebook have their privacy setting set to secret and may not appear in search results. You can see them once a group member adds you.

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/help/103763583048280?helpref=about_content

Support:  https://www.facebook.com/help/1629740080681586/?helpref=hc_fnav

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LINKEDIN

PMINYC LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/60477

Finding and Joining a LinkedIn Group

You can find LinkedIn Groups you already belong to on your profile and discover new groups to join by searching in the  Search bar at the top of your homepage. Please note that there may be multiple groups on LinkedIn for each interest, organization, or affiliation.

There are two ways you can find groups. You can search for groups by name or keyword, or you can browse groups recommended for you by LinkedIn.

To search for groups by name or keyword:

  1. In the  Search bar at the top of your LinkedIn homepage, type keywords or group names of interest, and click  Search.
  2. On the search results page, click the Groups tab.

 

There are two ways you can join a group:

  • Click Ask to join on the group Discussions page, or anywhere you see the button.
  • Respond to an invitation from a group member or manager.

 

Note: Group admins may review your request to join or ask for additional information to make sure you meet their membership criteria. Membership approval is solely up to the group. You must be invited to join an Unlisted Group.