UPCOMING TELLURIDE WORKSHOP TO INCREASE SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS: Telluride Foundation Hosts Free Nonprofit Capacity Building Workshop

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  • On September 19, 2022

TELLURIDE, Colo. – (Sept. 19, 2022) In today’s world, it is critical for any nonprofit to have a social media presence.  Social media allows organizations to reach and engage their target audience and constituents and tell their story to increase supporters and donations.  To help nonprofits and the interested public navigate the complex field of social media, the Telluride Foundation is hosting a free social media workshop on Tuesday September 27th, from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. at the Wilkinson Library in Telluride. This workshop, taught by Allison Bills of Telluride will provide a range of social media information useful to all levels of expertise.

This workshop will be taught in-person with lots of opportunity to interact and ask questions. Participants can expect to learn social media best policies, tips and tricks, how to adapt to each platform, ways to build an audience, how to share reels, stories, and links, as well as a basic introduction into advertisements.  According to Bills, “The thing about social media is that it’s always changing. You must learn to adapt.”

Allison Bills moved to Telluride in 2018 after taking a job as the social media and marketing manager for Alpine Lodging and Telluride.com. She is currently the listing and marketing coordinator for Shimkonis Partners (Telluride Properties) and has several social media and marketing clients on the side. Prior to the move, she worked in sports television and for several newspapers and magazines in Chicago. Allison attended Millikin University for her undergraduate degree, where she earned her BA in English/Journalism and was a captain of the soccer team. She was inducted into the hall of fame in 2018 (go Big Blue!). Allison continued her education at DePaul University and earned her MA in journalism in 2013.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, contact April Montgomery at 970-728-8717 or april@telluridefoundation.org.

This social media workshop is one of several informational sessions for nonprofits hosted by the Telluride Foundation this year.  The next upcoming workshops will be “Optimizing Nonprofit Giving” on November 29th, 2022, Noon to 1:30, taught by Lisa Durant. Giving Tuesday is a great day to learn more about different vehicles for giving, especially ways to give in the most tax-advantageous manner.  Lisa will also provide an update on new tax changes which might impact your organization. This workshop will be on Zoom.  You must register to attend The Optimizing Nonprofit Giving workshop: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldOqhrj0jGtwEi7AjRBO-KY5cUvL_7A_P

The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy.  It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making.  As a grant maker, the Foundation awards grants to qualified applicants that serve the people living and working in the Telluride region for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life.  For more information on the Telluride Foundation, visit www.telluridefoundation.org.