Pros share tips, tricks at Social Media for Nonprofits workshops

rachel taylor of simply social chicago teaches social media for nonprofits

Rachel Taylor of Simply Social Chicago teaches a group of more than 20 nonprofit professionals during "Social Media 201: Sharpening My Skills" at Microsoft's Chicago office.

Nonprofit professionals learned tips and tricks for using social media to expand their missions April 9 at the Social Media for Nonprofits workshops presented by One Good Deed Chicago,  Eventbrite Chicago, Chicago Cares and Simply Social Chicago.

Melody Burton of Chicago Cares led the first workshop, “Social Media 101: Just Getting Started.” She shared an overview of the major platforms, strategy and etiquette. Sara Altier of Eventbrite Chicago discussed using Eventbrite’s social tools and LinkedIn.

Rachel Taylor of Simply Social Chicago led the more advanced workshop, “Social Media 201: Sharpening My Skills.” Rachel delved into topics like creating a content calendar, using Facebook ads and more.

Thanks to all of our partners who made these workshops a huge success! I hope the information can help Chicago’s nonprofits gain awareness and more volunteers.

We’ll be presenting two more workshops for nonprofits this spring: one on done-in-a-day service projects, and another on using skills-based volunteers. Click the links to register– they’re free!

Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

-Alex