Upcoming Training Events
Overview of Grantmaking in Denver and Colorado
The Giving Study – April 25 | 9:00am – 11:00am | Denver
Over a period of three years, Colorado foundation giving has reached more than $800 million dollars dollars according to the latest reported 990’s. Philanthropy Southwest’s third landscape giving study provides an in-depth analysis of foundation investment in Denver, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Southwest region along such interest vectors as rural and urban disparities and areas supported, from the arts and education to human services, health and the environment.
Open to both foundations and non profits, you will:
- Learn current philanthropic giving trends in Denver, Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Southwest region
- Gain a perspective which helps establish organizational priorities and recognizes areas of collaboration
- Understand how the Giving Study is a critical resource, used by community leaders, funders and grantseekers to build knowledge, engage stakeholders in conversation, and strengthen philanthropic networks
Nonprofit Education Series
This 5-part series will provide a variety of training opportunities focused on nonprofit management and development. The series is designed for nonprofit staff, executives, board members, and volunteers. Trainings will be hosted in both Pueblo and Alamosa. Through the generous support of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, CRC is able to offer this series for 50% off its regular price in order to make this opportunity affordable for all who wish to participate.
$50 Individual Session | $175 Full Series
Strategic Planning – May 25 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Pueblo
Are you an executive director, board member, department head, or program manager operating in a constant state of overload without the time to engage in an involved strategic planning process? Or perhaps your organization or department has planned in the past, but now you are wondering if your goals and objectives are still relevant to your organization given the changing state of the economy. If so, this workshop is for you.
Program Planning and Evaluation – June 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Pueblo
Program planning and program evaluation are critical to sustainable nonprofits and has implications around board engagement, grant writing, staff retention, and overall mission impact. Participants will understand the essential elements of effective program planning strategies and program evaluation methods that can be created and implemented by your board and staff.
Making the Ask – July 19 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Alamosa
Individual support is key to any successful development plan and the face-to-face ask is the most successful approach to raising individual donations. Let us show you how the face-to-face ask can increase your individual donations, and help learn more about your donors’ interests and how they fit with your nonprofit’s goals and community needs.
Get Grants – August 10 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Pueblo
Join CRC for a comprehensive, 1-day grant writing workshop and learn best practices in grantwriting and tips for success. Participants will understand the essential elements included in a grant proposal and how to craft a compelling case for support through interactive exercises. A review of grant terminology, sources of grant funding and research tools including the Colorado Grants Guide® will be discussed.
Board Leadership – October 4 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Alamosa
This 1-day workshop is designed for board members and nonprofit staff who are interested in increasing their skills and knowledge of nonprofit governance. Participants of this training will come away with practical tips on how to recruit and engage board members in strategic planning and fundraising to your organizations toward achieving mission and building a sustainable organization.
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.
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.
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
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.
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation | May 24 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado | June 07 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.