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Get FIT (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter): Social Media for Beginners


9am-noon, Thursday, June 25, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to improve your social media engagement this summer? The Workshop is now offering an introductory social media course, Get FIT (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter): Social Media for Beginners. We’ll review how to set up an account for your organization, audience demographics and the best strategies for authentic engagement on each platform. Please bring a smart phone and/or a tablet, as well as a laptop if possible, as this will be a hands-on course!

Where: Columbia College Chicago
Address: 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL
Trainers: Susy Schultz and Jocelyn Perry
Cost: $95

Our trainings are priced for nonprofit organizations. If you are a corporation, individual, or small nonprofit organization (annual budget < $100,000), please contact us for alternate rates and scholarship options.

Register here.

 


Check back soon; more trainings may be added in the coming weeks.

All trainings are held at Columbia College Chicago, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605 unless stated otherwise.

 

 

There are no webinars currently scheduled.

 

Learn to tell your stories better, using all the tools of communications, advocacy, outreach, and marketing, such as: media relations, using new media/technology, developing print materials, planning strategy, holding events, and other types of public relations. We are known for:

  • Hands-on, practical training
  • Emphasis on how to create compelling stories to increase visibility among media,funders and other audiences
  • Providing tools to integrate Web 2.0 and social media into your communications and fundraising efforts
  • Leading workshops that honor the ways adults learn, are interactive, and engaging
  • Providing handouts you can use, not put on a shelf

Learn more about real people’s successes using what they learned from us by viewing some recent success stories.

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Our workshops are for nonprofit communicators–staff and volunteers responsible for telling their organizations’ stories. They come from grassroots and community organizations, arts groups, hospitals and universities, social-service agencies, philanthropy, and other types of nonprofit.

While we do not turn for-profit communicators away, for popular workshops we may wait-list them to make sure there are seats for all the nonprofit communicators who wish to attend. If you are in corporate communications or at a for-profit PR firm, we encourage you to visit the sites of  our colleagues in PR, such as Ragan Communications, the Publicity Club of Chicago, PRNewswire, or the Public Relations Society of America.

To learn more about our participants, you can download a list of groups who accessed our services last year.

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We are half grant-funded and the rest of our revenue comes from selling workshops, trainings, and our Chicago-market media guide, Getting On Air, On-line, & Into Print to other nonprofits.

This allows us to keep the costs of our workshops at a fraction of the price of equivalent sessions in the private sector. Workshop prices take into account fees for our trainers (typically much-reduced from what they typically charge as a service to the nonprofit community), other fixed costs such as serving coffee, water, and meals during workshops.

Scholarships are always available to organizations with budgets under $100,000—please view our Scholarship Policy. You may also want to check the details of our Cancellation Policy.

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We are happy to provide custom sessions that respond to specific needs or to reinforce core messages at your organization.

Organizations we have worked with recently include ACCESS, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Latinos Progresando, Local Initiatives Support Corp., Michigan Nonprofit Association, National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Progressive Technology Project, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

To learn more about our custom training view our services and contact Maggie Walker (maggie@newstips.org), or call us: 312-369-6400.

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Unless noted elsewhere, our trainings take place at Columbia College Chicago at 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL.

 

Walk-in Location:

Community Media Workshop

at Columbia College Chicago

33 E. Congress Parkway

Suite 610H

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-369-6400

Fax: 312-369-6404

Email: cmw@newstips.org

 

Mailing Address:

Community Media Workshop

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

 

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