TELLURIDE FOUNDATION TO HOST SERIES OF VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR NONPROFITS Free Workshops to Help Nonprofits Respond to the new COVID Economic Realities

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  • On August 17, 2020

TELLURIDE, Colo. (August 17, 2020) – No matter the cause or population served, nonprofits are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These impacts may be direct or indirect, positive, or negative, but either way, nonprofits continue to achieve their missions, provide services, support the community, and change lives. For nonprofit organizations not responding directly to the pandemic, fundraising feels disheartening, and leaders may feel discouraged—but there is hope! First, the work nonprofits are doing still deserves support, even during the pandemic. Second, there is no evidence that donors are abandoning ship and withdrawing support for their favorite causes. To help nonprofits build their fundraising and donor communication skills, the Telluride Foundation is hosting the third in its series of free workshops, “Connecting the Dots: How to Raise Money If You Aren’t Focused on COVID-19” Taught by Telluride nonprofit, strategist, consultant, and coach Denise Clark, this workshop will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from Noon to 1:30 via a web conference.

Webinar attendees will learn strategies to connect with donors and honestly ask for the kind of help they need now and in the future. Participants will explore different approaches to communicate their status during this challenging time and how donors can continue to support their work. Clark will be joined by a nonprofit leader who is currently raising money for a cause not directly related to the pandemic. “Whether or not we are in a pandemic, nonprofits that try innovative fundraising approaches, build excitement about their work, and connect the dots for donors will raise more money,” said Clark.” “Raising money during a public health crisis is not something any of us ever imagined we would face. I want to encourage and empower nonprofits to clearly and enthusiastically communicate the value of their work and go beyond asking for support because they suddenly have an unanticipated need.”

Webinar trainer, Denise Clark, has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is recognized as a thought partner on management, leadership, and governance. Clark serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and specializes in building healthy nonprofit organizations, executive director coaching, board development, strategic planning, and fundraising.

This webinar is the third in a three-part series hosted by the Telluride Foundation to help nonprofits respond to COVID-19 realities. Nonprofit staff and board members are encouraged to join the webinar Tuesday, September 1, 12:00 -1:30 p.m. to learn how to get the attention of donors, bring their work to life, and raise money for any mission.  To register for this free webinar: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-CppjkvHtIeGs7_rg-FjGkXcq0VFK5r.  Please contact April Montgomery at the Telluride Foundation at 970-728-8717 or april@telluridefoundation.org for questions or to receive a registration link via email.

The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride and regional community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. 2020 marks 20 years of making more possible through the Telluride Foundation’s commitment to enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and workforce of the Telluride region. The Telluride Foundation is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that makes grants to nonprofits, owns and operates programs that meet emerging and unmet community needs, and makes investments. The Foundation approaches this work through the lens of its core values of inclusion, self-reliance, and innovation. Its work is funded through the generous support of individual donors as well as grants from state and national foundations. The Foundation hopes the community will join it in celebrating its 20th anniversary as it honors the nonprofits, donors, and community members who have all partnered together to achieve a significant positive impact on the region. For more information click on www.telluridefoundation.org.