Local Social has used social media to eliminate barriers that exist between the Grand Foundation and the grantee community, gaining trust and making the Foundation more accessible and approachable. Local Social’s efforts have raised awareness, empowered supporters and shared the Grand Foundation’s mission and achievements via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. Engaging with others on social media is a great way to encourage the Grand County community to share the Grand Foundation’s work and the work of its grantees. Local Social has used visual storytelling to enable the organization to bring supporters face-to-face with the heart and impact of its mission. Through Facebook Advertising, the Grand Foundation has reached a new audience of potential donors and given them a platform to discover the work of this incredible organization.