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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Social Media

There are many social media channels available, all with different uses and audiences. The main social media channels used by SIGBI are, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr.

Below you’ll find a brief overview of each, with links to the SIGBI accounts. Below is a quick guide to Regions and Clubs that are on Facebook or Twitter (or both) so that you can start following them:


This is the most popular social media site with our Members. Facebook is great for connecting with your friends, family and fellow Soroptimists. You can also follow pages and join groups.

Like SIGBI’s Facebook Page.

There are also various interest groups you can join to chat. There are a few on Facebook that you may be interested in:

Soroptimist International GBI – Closed group just for Members. Join group.
Soroptimist Generation X – Closed group for SI Members born from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Join group.
SIGBI Communications – Closed group for anyone involved in communications for SIGBI. Join group.
Soroptimist Associates – Closed group for SIGBI Associate Members. Join group.

Hashtag – Use the hashtag #WhySoroptimist on all your social media activity related to recruitment


Twitter is not so much for friends and family but for people you want to communicate with, who you don’t personally know.

Follow us on Twitter.

Hashtag – Use the hashtag #WhySoroptimist – on all you social media activity related to recruitment.


LinkedIn is the largest social media network for business people and professionals. Also great for interest groups.

Follow us on LinkedIn.


YouTube is the most popular video sharing site.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


A photo sharing site, a great way to share and store all your photographs.

View our Flickr account.

Square Logo for Social Media


Many SIGBI Clubs have Facebook and Twitter accounts now. If you want to use the SIGBI dynamic S logo as the profile picture, then the image needs to be square, which is not the case with the logos shown on the logos page.

Here is an example of a square logo that can be used for your profile picture.

If you want to add your Club Name for your profile picture follow the simple instructions below:

  1. insert the picture into PowerPoint, add your Club Name underneath (in a text box) in the required font, size and colour (see brand guidelines).  Align these two items and Group them.
  2. Insert a square box (Insert-Shapes) with no fill colour and no outline.  The Format menu gives the height and width of the square which can be given the same numbe to make the box square.
  3. Align the logo centrally vertically and horizontally with the box, send the box to the back and Group these items.
  4. Right click on the grouped items and select “Save as picture”, then save the square logo for future use.

Facebook Adverts

Have you considered running a Facebook advert to attract local women to your Club? We have produced a step by step guide to help you set up an Facebook Advert.

Run a Social Media Workshop 

The Social Media Workshop we ran prior to our Glasgow Conference in 2015 was a great success, and activity on Twitter and Facebook at the Conference was much increased compared to the 2014 Conference in Harrogate.

You could run your own workshop in your Club or Region. You can use the Powerpoint Presentation and Handout below or edit it as you wish.

How to Guides & Tips

SIGBI have developed several guides to setting up and using Social Media Accounts, aimed at helping Clubs to increase their visibility by adopting these popular Social Media platforms to let people know about their projects and any fundraising events they have coming up.  There is also a Guide to using Skype, which although not Social Media can be very beneficial for Club activities as it is free and saves time in travelling to meetings:

Facebook Posts and Social Media Disclaimer

If you use Facebook, then you may be interested to read some useful information that we have put together about why you may not be seeing all the news that SIGBI posts, and what steps you can take to remedy that.  We have also put together some advice to consider when posting items to the SIGBI Facebook and/or Twitter Accounts, in the form of a Social Media Disclaimer.  If you use Facebook or Twitter then please read this:


Are you sharing news in the correct place?

If you have a Club news story or information you’d like to share publically, please post this on the public Facebook page – – and/or the public Twitter account  This will then be available for everyone to see and be great for generating interest from both Members and non-Members.

If you have something you ONLY want other Soroptimists to see, then post this in the Closed Facebook Group – Soroptimist GBI – discussions in this group can only be seen by approved Members of the group.

QR Codes

Many smartphones now make use of QR Codes, which can be scanned for quick access to websites, and saves having to write down or remember web addresses.

This is the QR Code for the SIGBI Website.  Why not use it on your own website, to improve access to the SIGBI Website.  Or create your own – it’s easy to do – visit