In order to amplify our message and reach our goals, we are asking our community to help share the news that membership is now open. We need to share far and wide across social media channels, and you can help by sharing on the channels you frequent.
Our new Membership Social Media Toolkit gives you everything you need in one easy place! All the materials are right here in this blog post. Let’s share the exciting news that we are building a better handmade marketplace together!
Not on social media? There are many great ways to help get the word out besides on social media. Read more about it in our Grassroots post.
Easy ways to share an announcement on your social media channels!
We have crafted a variety of customizable templates (through Canva) that you can use with your own product photography and branding.
Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool, and we are thrilled to have been recently awarded a Canva for Nonprofits account for the social impact work our organization does within the artisan community.
Just download your favorite images, copy a message sample (or write your own), and share!
Customizable image Templates
We have editable graphics premade for you. Add product photos and customize colors to add your own flair and voice to your post, or use these ideas as inspiration to create your own original content.
This 1:1 graphic (perfect for Instagram) is made specifically for those who have joined already as members. Grab it, add your photos, and share far and wide.
The following template does not have member-specific language on the graphic and can be used by anyone to create a customized graphic for sharing on social media.
Want a quick and easy way to share? Below are images that you can quickly download and share across your social media profiles. No editing is needed!
What should you say in your posts? Great question! Here are some sample messaging ideas. Feel free to get creative and write your own message too.
Sample Member Messaging Option 1:
I’m a proud new member of Artisans Cooperative, an online cooperative working to build a better handmade marketplace. Want to join the movement? Learn about membership at artisans.coop/membership.
Let’s build a better handmade marketplace together!
#JoinArtisansCoop #ArtisansCooperative #HandmadeCommunity
Sample Member Messaging Option 2:
I just joined Artisans Cooperative! [Share your reason for joining Artisans Cooperative here].
Join me in building a better handmade marketplace! More info at artisans.coop/membership
#JoinArtisansCoop #CoopArtisans #Handmade #SupportSmallBusiness
Messaging for Everyone
Sample Messaging 1
Have you heard about Artisans Cooperative? They are building a better handmade marketplace and just opened up membership! Find out more at artisans.coop/membership.
#JoinArtisansCoop #ArtisansCooperative #MakerCommunity
Sample Messaging 2
Artisans Cooperative is now open for membership! I am excited to support this up-and-coming, authentic handmade marketplace. Let’s give power back to the people that make the handmade community so awesome: the Artisans and their Supporters!
Find out more at artisans.coop/membership.
#JoinArtisansCoop #CoopArtisans #Handmade
In order to get the widest reach possible, we have researched and come up with some suggested hashtags to use in your posts. Please look through and see if any of the suggested hashtags might be useful for the social media you are sharing your posts on.
Use #JoinArtisansCoop when you share your posts in order for us to find and re-share your stories on the Coop’s social media accounts.
Artisans Cooperative General Hashtags
You can use the hashtags below in your announcement post or on any of your social posts in the future to help us spread the word about the cooperative. We monitor these hashtags regularly and will reshare posts periodically that use these hashtags.
#CoopArtisans #SupportTheCoop #ArtisansCooperative
Pick and choose 5 – 10 hashtags you feel you would like to add to your posts from the list below. We encourage adding other relevant hashtags to your posts that pertain to your specific craft as well.
#HandmadeCommunity #ArtisanMade #MakerCommunity #ArtistsOfInstagram #MakersOfInstagram #EtsyStrike #Cooperatives #CraftersOfInstagram #CraftBusiness #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall #CreativeCommunity #CreativesOfInstagram #HandmadeHour #Handmade
Now you are ready to go out and spread the news that Artisans Cooperative is open for membership! Thank you for your support and for helping us grow this amazing community.
If you have already joined as a member, keep an eye out in your email for member badges coming soon. Exclusive Founding Member Badges will be sent out to those that join in full by July 31st 2023.
Not a member yet? Sign up today!
About Artisans Cooperative
We are growing an online handmade marketplace for an inclusive network of creatives: a co-op alternative to Etsy.
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