Social Media Toolkit
Commonly Used Hashtags
Hashtags can help your posts be more searchable and easy to find by other people talking about the same thing or looking for information about something. Here are the most popular hashtags being used to engage in the online discussion about kidney disease, kidney transplants, kidney donation, dialysis and living with chronic kidney disease:
#RSNhope (RSN invites you to also use the hashtag #RSNhope to help us connect with you and follow your engagement with the renal community and to lawmakers.)
Hastag Use Guidelines
There are limits to the number of hashtags to use in one post depending on the platform. In general three is most you should use on a single post on any social media platform.
Twitter has a character limit of 140. So depending on the length of your post, use the strongest, most applicable hashtag on Twitter to get the most visibility. If you are sharing an image with text or a link to a web page, you can get away with no text in your post, which will leave room for hastags and tagging. If you have no text, be sure to place hashtags before tagging to be sure your own followers see the post.
Tag Your State Senators
Tag your Representatives and Senators in your posts to bring their attention to and more exposure to your posts. To tag your senators copy and paste the handles into your post or type them manually using the @ symbol and their handle letters.
To make this step quick and easy for you, we compiled a list of social media handles for each state senator.
Follow the format below for the best visibility on each social media platform. Feel free to copy and paste or write your own message. Use any of the social graphics below the sample posts to strengthen your message.
General Tweets to Share
Support the current legislation that affects people with kidney disease bit.ly/2rhnBxK #kidneydisease @RSNhope
American Healthcare Related Tweets
Protect access to health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions #AHA #KidneyDisease @RSNhope
People with #kidneydisease deserve affordability and comprehensive coverage #AHA @RSNhope
General Facebook Post
American Healthcare Related Posts
Posts with images always get more attention, likes and shares. We prepared these images help you get your point across. You can share with a text post or just the image by itself with tags to your state senators and @RSNhope.