We have spent the first year of Connecting with Culture’s life testing, having conversations with users and generally getting to know our site better so that we can help you get the most out of it.
Below are some hints and tips to help you on your way:
Your short description is limited to 140 characters, and should be a brief summary of your organisation – it will represent you on the listing page and schools will use it to identify whether you are what they are looking for. HINT: This is the same character limit as the biography on your organisation’s Twitter page
The longer description should describe your organisation in more detail, and explain your educational offer. It has no word limit.
Make sure what you write is relevant to schools, children and youth organisations – remember who will be using the site and tailor your description to best ‘sell yourself’.
We recommend you write your descriptions out in word and transfer them so if your session times out you don’t lose your work.
All photos have a 2MB size limit.
The ‘Listing Picture’ will be used on the listing pages eg. http://bit.ly/2cVPYhX. Use a logo or interesting image to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
‘Gallery’ images should be 1350 x 400 pixels to get the best results.
You can have up to 10 ‘Gallery’ images which schools will be able to click through at the top of your page.
You can change these images at any point by going to ‘Edit Profile Page’ in ‘My Account’.
If you want to change the order of ‘Gallery’ images, you can click and drag them to where you want them in the line-up.
To help you promote your offer to schools, we have added a function that allows you to upload a brochure or document to your profile page. It must be a PDF file and under 2MB in size.
Schools are able to review the arts and cultural organisations they have worked with. It is the perfect way for teachers to tell their peers about all the wonderful organisations on the site but it also gives organisations the chance to boost their views. The top three rated organisations are listed on our front page.
We would encourage you to ask the schools, youth groups and other educational groups you have worked with to sign up and review your organisation.
It is a simple and speedy process that generates results:
The teacher/school needs to sign up on the top right hand corner.
Using our new ‘Organisation Search’ function (below the main search bar), they can find your organisation.
They then need to write a review and click to submit it at the bottom of the page. We will then process it and it will be live on your page in no time!
Click on ‘List Your Organisation’ on the top right hand corner of the home page.
Fill in the form with your First Name, Last Name, Email Address and Password.
You will then be sent an email with a link to confirm your address. If you can’t find it, make sure to check your Spam or Junk folder before contacting us.
Clicking to confirm your address will send you to an activation page. Return to the home page and log in.
This will take you to the front page. Click on My Account and the Edit Profile Page on the left hand sidebar.
Fill out each field with the relevant information (More hints and tips on specific sections can be found above).
Click ‘update’ on the left hand column (make sure you have added a website or the page won’t save) and then click preview and make sure everything is how you want it.
Once you are ready, return to your ‘Edit Profile’ page and on the left, change the drop down menu from ‘Draft’ to ‘Published’.
Your profile is live – share the news and wait for the connections to start!
If you have any questions or problems that aren’t answered for you here, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us: firstname.lastname@example.org / 02380 332 491.go top