Upcoming Training Events

Grassroots Leadership: Advocacy Tactics and Tools

​This ​session ​will ​explore ​advocacy ​and ​lobbying ​and ​clarify ​the ​rules ​and ​regulations ​for ​nonpartisan ​501(c)3 ​organizations. ​Participants ​will ​gain ​understanding ​of ​the ​best ​practices ​and ​grassroots ​tactics ​to ​move ​policy ​change ​forward. ​Participants ​will ​strengthen ​their ​confidence ​with ​advocating ​for ​their ​mission.

March 30 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits
789 Sherman Street | Denver
$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Pen to Paper: Grantwriting Series

This 3-part series will provide you with personalized coaching and peer review of a current grant application. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA). This course is intended for nonprofit professionals that work in a development capacity and have an active grant application. Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback during the class and revise their proposals between sessions.

Part 1: Develop Your Effective Case for Support | April 4
Explore how to maximize the limited space available to tell your story in your grant proposal and work to clarify and refine your organizations goals and objectives with the help of peer review.

Part 2: Mission Building Blocks | April 18
Review and interpret nonprofit principles and best practices and writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

Part 3: Grant Attachments & Tips for Success | April 25
Learn tips to avoid common mistakes and the essential elements of the attachments section of a grant proposal as well as tools for grants management and infrastructure.

April 4 | April 18 | April 25
9:00am – 4:00pm
Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits
789 Sherman Street | Denver
$300 Early Bird | $350 Full Series

3-Part Development Officer Series

Does ​your ​nonprofit ​have ​a ​fund ​development ​plan? ​When ​did ​you ​last ​revise ​your ​plan? ​Is ​your ​funding ​diverse ​and ​sustainable? ​Let ​CRC ​help ​you ​improve ​and ​further ​utilize ​your ​fund ​development ​plan ​through ​our ​three-part ​Development ​Officer ​Series. ​Each ​full-day ​session ​addresses ​specific ​elements ​of ​fund ​development, ​including ​fundraising ​trends, ​diversified ​funding ​tactics, ​individual ​giving ​strategies, ​donor ​retention, ​capital ​campaigns, ​and ​planned ​giving. ​With ​the ​latest ​resources ​in ​fund ​development, ​participants ​will ​have ​the ​opportunity ​to ​engage ​in ​open ​dialogue ​with ​peers ​and ​facilitators.

Part I: Principles of Fund Development and Individual Giving – April 6 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the current fundraising climate and emerging trends in Colorado, how your organization’s goals may align with these trends, and how you can gain a competitive edge by improving your case for support. Stop being reactive and start being proactive! Assess you organization’s financial health and the potential hurdles your organization may face. During this session, you will focus on building your organization’s individual giving program through prospect research, donor cultivation, individual giving solicitation and stewardship.

Part II: Diversified Funding and Donor Engagement – April 13 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Get out of the grant dependent cycle by learning new techniques for diversifying your revenue streams and reconnecting with your donors. Join us as we cover funding strategies like social enterprises, earned revenue streams, online giving, crowd funding, annual appeals and special events. Learn what will make you stand out to your donors and gain tips for adding earned revenue streams and donor engagement techniques from a Q&A panel featuring experts in the nonprofit sector.

Part III: Capital Campaigns and Planned Giving – April 20 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Starting a capital campaign or building a planned giving program? Don’t know where to begin? Join CRC and Alan Sherwood, President of Sherwood Consulting Services for this must see event! Sherwood focuses on capital and endowment campaigns, and has successfully conducted multiple campaigns from $500,000 to $18 million, exceeding expectations. This session will provide tools and strategies to engage donors in your community to plan a successful capital campaign, and build a sustainable planned giving program for the future.

April 6 | April 13 | April 20
Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits
789 Sherman Street | Denver
$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series

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.

Executive Director Roundtables

This quarterly roundtable series is a confidential opportunity to connect and discuss issues that affect life as a nonprofit Executive Director or CEO. At each session, Executive Directors and CEOs will focus the discussion on a single topic, discussing the challenges, strategies and opportunities of participants.

ED & Board Chair Relationships | February 15 | 11:00am – 12:30pm
Developing & Retaining Top Talent | May 17 | 11:00am – 12:30pm
Government Alliances & Relationships | August 16| 11:00am – 12:30pm
Succession Planning | November 15 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Grant Writer Roundtables

Grant Writer roundtables are a way to connect with your peers around issues that affect life as a professional fundraiser. Each session will focus on a topic specific to grantwriting and funder relationships. Attendees will have the opportunity to share past experiences as well as tips and advice regarding future fundraising tactics.

Grant Planning & Management | March 16 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Foundation Relationships | June 13| 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Logic Models & Evaluation | September 6 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Corporate Grants & ROIs | November 9 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Development Roundtables

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.

Winter
February 28 – Dresner Foundation
March 29 – Xcel Energy Foundation

Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education & Leadership Development
303.623.1540 X100 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

February

Making the Ask

$50 Early Bird | $60 Regular Price
February 22 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft Dresner Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
February 28 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

March

Development Officer Series: Part 3 of 3

$100 Individual Series | $200 Full Series
March 8 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Durango

Get Grants

$100 Individual Series | $120 Full Series
March 10 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Fort Collins

Grant Writer Roundtable

$15 Individual Session | $50 Full Series
March 16 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft Xcel Energy Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
March 29 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

Grassroots Leadership: Advocacy Tactics and Tools

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
March 30 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

April

Pen to Paper: Grantwriting Series

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular Price
April 4 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Development Officer Series: Part 1 of 3

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
April 6 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Development Officer Series: Part 2 of 3

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
April 13 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Pen to Paper: Grantwriting Series

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular Price
April 18 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Development Officer Series: Part 3 of 3

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
April 20 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Pen to Paper: Grantwriting Series

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular Price
April 25 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver