Telluride Foundation: Workshop, AI Tools for Nonprofits, Zoom, 5/16/24!

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Telluride Foundation: Workshop, AI Tools for Nonprofits, Zoom, 5/16/24!

The Telluride Foundation is to host a free nonprofit capacity-building workshop in collaboration with MindSpark Learning.

The workshop will be held via Zoom. You must register to get access to the Zoom link and attend. Click here for the link. 

You can also access the link by going to and clicking on “Upcoming Nonprofit Workshops” under “What’s New” on the home page.

For more information or help registering, you can contact April Montgomery at 728-8717 or

Go here for more about the Telluride Foundation (back to 2009).

Telluride Foundation sign by metal artist Lisa Issenberg

Telluride Foundation sign by metal artist Lisa Issenberg

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the nonprofit sector, enhancing operations, increasing impact, and improving productivity. Yet, there are also ethical, professional, and best practice issues to consider before bringing AI into your organizational mix. To help nonprofits gain actionable insights on how to effectively incorporate AI into their organization, the Telluride Foundation is hosting an “AI Tools for Nonprofits.” The workshop, taught by Kiki Huckaby, Chief Impact Officer of Denver-based MindSpark Learning, will be held via Zoom, on May 16th, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

This free event, taught over the lunch hour, is open to anyone wanting to learn more about AI and AI tools to make their nonprofit more efficient, including generative AI tools such as, Chat GPT, CoPilot, and Gemini. Participants explore each of the tools and learn how to write an effective prompt that supports grant writing, research, proposal generation, HR duties, marketing, and social media endeavors:

“Studies show that AI implementation can enhance performance and efficiency by up to 40%,” said Huckaby. “In this workshop, participants will gain essential skills, tools, and insights to harness this potential.”

With a background in psychology and elementary education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master’s degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, Huckaby brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She has collaborated with organizations nationwide to design strategic plans aimed at enhancing educational practices and fostering community partnerships to provide students with authentic learning opportunities.

Of particular note is Huckaby’s extensive involvement in AI integration within educational settings and nonprofit sectors since 2018. Working alongside industry leaders, she has played a pivotal role in advancing AI initiatives, shaping curriculum development, and facilitating professional learning experiences geared towards harnessing the transformative potential of AI in schools and nonprofit organizations.

MindSpark Learning, more:

MindSpark Learning® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals to tackle society’s most pressing challenges through transformative professional learning experiences. As pioneers in social design, MindSpark cultivates and facilitates professional development initiatives grounded in principles of innovation, equity, entrepreneurship, and workforce literacy. MindSpark’s impact extends to more than 90K educators nationwide through meaningful partnerships with more than 1K industry and community collaborators. MindSpark is a leader in AI resources to help educators and professionals integrate AI into their respective fields.

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The Telluride Foundation, more:

The Telluride Foundation is committed to enriching the quality of life of the residents, workforce, and visitors of the Telluride region. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that makes grants and runs programs in arts, education, health and human services, community development, and social enterprises. The Foundation strives to achieve excellence for the community through its mission and core values of inclusion, self-reliance, and innovation. Our work is funded through the generous support of hundreds of donors as well as grants from state and national foundations.

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