Community Impact Settings

Social Media Widgets

What is a Social Media Widget?

A social media widget makes it possible to display your volunteer center’s Twitter and/or Flickr feeds to volunteers on their home page after they log in and/or to prospective volunteers on the page that advertises your volunteer opportunities (illustrated to the right).

Social Media settings

Twitter - Step 1 - Generate a Twitter Widget

  1. Log on to your Twitter account at
  2. Click on the “Gear” icon to display the menu options and select “Settings”
  3. Select “Widgets”
  4. Click the [Create new] button
  5. When creating the widget, there are two settings you may change and one that you must change:
    • No replies (optional): If checked, any of your tweets that are replies to others on Twitter will not be displayed. If unchecked, your reply tweets will be displayed. ReTweets will be displayed regardless.
    • Auto expand photos (optional): If checked, pictures will be included in the feed. If unchecked, only the links to the pictures will be displayed. Note that the Twitter feed displays in a column, therefore, some larger pictures may not display well.
    • Domains: If this option is visible, you must enter “” in the field
  6. Click the [Create widget] button
  7. Right click in the “Copy and paste the code into the HTML of your site” field and select “Copy” from the menu

Twitter - Step 2 - Setting in Volunteer Impact

  1. Go to: Configuration >> Enterprise Settings >> Social Media
  2. Enter Twitter Username
  3. Enter Twitter Widget ID (click on [Get my widget ID] and paste the code from Step 1)
  4. Show Twitter feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers) – check if required.
  5. Show Twitter feed on the home page (visible to volunteers after they log in) – check if required.
  6. Click the [Save] button
  7. Once configured, you can click on the [Preview Twitter Widget] to see what it would look like to your volunteers.

Flickr Settings

  1. Go to: Configuration >> Enterprise Settings >> Social Media
  2. Flickr ID:
    1. Paste the URL of your Flickr profile page or photo stream into
    2. Click the [Find] button
    3. Paste the results in the “Flickr ID” field (Social Media Settings, Flickr section)
  3. Choose where to display your Flickr feed by checking the appropriate box(es):
    • Show Flickr feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers)
    • Show Flickr feed on the home page (visible to volunteers)
  4. Enter a tag to determine which photos should be displayed in your feed. For multiple tags, enter a dash between each tag.
  5. Click the [Preview] to see what it would look like to your volunteers
  6. Click the [Save] button

Other Tutorials Related to Configuring the Volunteer Experience

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