Having the right tools to succeed in your job is essential! Instead of asking for a specific social media budget $$, outline the platforms or tools you’d use the funds for. Don’t be afraid to ask for the necessary resources to be more effective and efficient in your job.
I’ve drafted an email template below to use when asking your boss for a social media budget to make sure you’re set up for success. Please feel free to edit! Adjust the language and tone to something that feels appropriate to you and include the tools you’d like to ask for.
Hi (Boss’s Name),
I’ve been working on enhancing our social media strategy going into giving season. I’ve researched new tools that would increase our awareness, attract new donors, and create a consistent content strategy. These resources would also help inform me of our cross-channel metrics, who our audience is across each social platform, and what content is working best.
- SproutSocial – A social media management and optimization platform for brands and agencies of all sizes. SproutSocial provides a single hub for social media publishing, analytics, and engagement across all social profiles. – Starts at $99/month and they offer nonprofit discounts
- PeopleMap – An Instagram marketing tool that helps grow communities authentically. Brands, Agencies, Influencers, and Freelancers use PeopleMap to find, engage, and track people on Instagram. – $20/month
- Social Media Advertising – Social media has become “pay-to-play.” In order to make sure our content gets since, I’d like to have a small budget of $X to boost content and run dark ads to grow our accounts + target specific audiences for donations, events, and volunteer opportunities.
With these three tools, I’m confident I can execute a successful social media strategy that aligns with our business goals. Happy to review, answer any questions, and show you demos of the platforms.
Other items you could ask budget for:
- Ring light
- Positive Equation Customized Workshop – Learn more here!