While not official policy, this guide is intended to provide support for state and local Leagues as they establish an presence online, helping Leagues avoid common pitfalls, and arming leaders with information that will hopefully provide the confidence and freedom needed to begin experimenting with a Website, blogs and other social media. Although each League’s needs and capabilities will be different, with a basic understanding of some of the benefits, trends and pitfalls of online organizing, Leagues will be able to confidently manage an online presence and, ideally, maximize visibility, engage members, connect with other Leagues online, and attract new members and supporters. As the world of social media is constantly evolving, these guidelines are subject to change, so stay tuned for future editions. For more information, contact the Communications Department at communications@lwv.org.