Upcoming Training Events
Nonprofit Education Series – Pueblo & Alamosa
We’re thrilled to announce our continued partnership with Southern Colorado Community Foundation to bring affordable trainings to nonprofits across Southern Colorado. Grounded in best practices while highlighting emerging innovations, this five part series is designed to support boards, executive directors and staff new to their role as they serve their missions and communities.
PART 2: Principles of Fund Development & Individual Giving | May 22 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PART 3: Advocacy for Nonprofits | June 28 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PART 4: Board Leadership | July 17 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PART 5: Strategic Planning | August 28 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Due to Southern Colorado Community Foundation’s generous sponsorship, the series is being offered at more than 50% off of the regular price.
Half-Day Session: $25 Early Bird | $40 Regular Price
Full-Day Sessions: $50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
Peer Learning Opportunities
We believe that your peers hold a wealth of information and experiences that should be shared to help all nonprofit organizations move towards meeting their missions. This is why we have put a variety of roundtable opportunities on the calendar for 2017. We want to give nonprofit professionals a confidential space to share ideas and discuss solutions to challenges. All of our roundtable offerings are expertly facilitated by CRC staff to ensure you get the most out of every meeting.
Community Resource Center Development Roundtables provide an introduction to a Colorado-based funder and Program Officer, and an opportunity for peer-learning and networking. Participants will gain valuable and unique information regarding the funder’s history and priorities for Colorado giving, current strategic plan and funding initiatives, grant application submission and review process, tips for success from a Program Office, and an opportunity for open dialogue and questions with Program Officer.
The Colorado Health Foundation | June 28 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Adolph Coors Foundation | July 25 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
The Daniels Fund | August 29 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
El Pomar Foundation | September 26 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.
New to Nonprofits
Learn the essential tools you need to effectively move your organization forward and operate according to best practices in the State of Colorado.
This is an introductory course designed to give a broad overview of the main aspects of managing your own nonprofit. Become familiar with the Colorado Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence and how they relate to your organization.
Topics will include:
• Colorado Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence
• How a nonprofit business differs from a for-profit
• Federal and state regulations regarding nonprofits
• Financial and legal responsibilities
• Nonprofit board governance
June 28 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Denver
Presenter: Maria Fabula, President and CEO at Community Resource Center
$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
(Re)Building Equitable Organizations
This highly interactive half-day session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in present-day policies, practices and procedures. This is done with a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism. It is not done from an approach of “blame” or instilling “guilt” neither of which are specifically beneficial to changing outcomes, and equity is concerned with outcomes, not intent. It addresses values and how to lead, and create or influence policy, from an equity perspective or using an Equity Lens and demonstrates how to apply equity principles across any identity.
Topics will include:
• The principles of equity
• Root causes of inequities
• How to apply strategies to achieve equity
July 11 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Denver
Presenters: Christina Samir James & Dante J. James, The Gemini Group, LLC
$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
C(3) Forum: Convergence
Participate in a dynamic and evolving conversation about the relationship between funders and nonprofits and how both can enhance communication with the communities they seek to serve. This year’s C(3) Forum: Convergence is emphasizing interaction, engagement, and discussion amongst and between participants and panelists.
July 26 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Littleton
$95 for CNA or CAF Members | $120 for Nonmembers
Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents
Too often, our work begins to “institutionalize” and weaken the very relationships necessary to create stronger communities. Shifting relationships with your constituents is one of the keys to developing inclusive communities where everyone thrives. Join us for a day of practice and emergent learning as we dive into the ways community engagement can benefit your service provision, your organization, and your advocacy. Learn what community engagement looks like in successful examples from around the country, and explore what it might look like in your organization.
You will leave this session with:
- Tools and activities you can do with your staff and constituents to build learning relationships that can serve your work while honoring the dignity of all parties
- Opportunities for future learning
- An energizing perspective about community engagement that recognizes and addresses the challenges of working to do good in a sector that sometimes undermines the very efforts it purports to strengthen
July 31 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Denver
Presenters: Lisa Duran and Emily Shamsid-Deen
$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular