Upcoming Training Events

Nonprofit Education Series – Pueblo & Alamosa

In partnership with Southern Colorado Community Foundation, 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 1: Financial Leadership | April 3 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

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.

$200 Full Series

Half-Day Session: $25 Early Bird | $40 Regular Price

Full-Day Sessions: $50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price

Western Slope Collective Impact Symposium

The Western Slope Symposium Series is sponsored by the Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days (WSRPD) Interim Committee, a coalition of regional nonprofit leaders who have joined together to bring nonprofit education opportunities to the region. This one-day symposium, hosted in Mesa County, is the last in a series of four symposiums that have taken place in the region. The Collective Impact Symposium will provide an opportunity for nonprofits to network, share, and collaborate around local learnings and success, funder perspectives, roles, and working across sectors.

Western Slope nonprofits, groups who use fiscal agents, government officials, schools, and universities are invited to participate. The Western Slope region includes Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Pitkin counties. With varying levels of workshop content, we hope that there will be something for everybody, whether you are new to the nonprofit sector or have several years of on the topic. When registering for courses, please consider the indicated content level.

April 24 | 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Brief Agenda:

Check-in & Continental Breakfast | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome Plenary | 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Morning Sessions | 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch Program | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Afternoon Sessions | 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM

$75, online registration closes Friday, April 20th

Get Government Grants

Build your professional capacity to find and write competitive GOVERNMENT grants by gaining a deeper understanding of the government grants sector. Join CRC for a comprehensive, 1-day workshop and learn more about the differences and distinctions between grants in the government sector. Participants will understand the essential elements included in finding and writing government grant applications, and determining eligibility and capacity to administer this type of grant.

This training features a panel discussion with government funders, including representatives from:

  • Community Prevention Programs | Colorado Office of Behavioral Health
  • Office for Victims Programs | Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 

April 24 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Cañon City

Mission Impact through Entrepreneurship

This half-day session will provide participants with a strong understanding of social enterprise concepts and terminology.  Participants will explore tools and grow their ability to assess their organizational readiness in launching a social enterprise.  Participants will also hone their business acumen and develop a model for identifying market trends, needs, and opportunities to better serve their communities and deepen their mission impact.

Cost: $50 early bird (ends Thursday, 4/19) | $65 Regular

April 26 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Denver

Pen to Paper Grant Writing: A 3-Part Series

This 3-part series will provide you with personalized consulting and peer review of a current grant application in a workshop setting. Each five-hour session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA). This includes: narrative, goals & objectives and grant attachments. 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.

SESSION 1: Develop Your Effective Case for Support | May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Defining your program goals, objectives, activities, and timelines are the most critical part of effective grant writing and help to build your strong case for support. Part 1 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on 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.

SESSION 2: Mission Building Blocks | May 24 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Nonprofit best practices are the critical building blocks for any effective and sustainable organization. Many of the questions in the Common Grant Application are directly related to widely accepted sector best practices, and Part 2 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on reviewing and interpreting nonprofit principles and best practices writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

SESSION 3: GRANT ATTACHMENTS | June 26 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Budgets and financial attachments are equally important as your grant narrative, especially for funders who are looking to invest in your organization and programs. Part 3 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on 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.   

Pricing: Early Bird $300 (ends Wednesday, April 25) | Regular $350 for full series

Impact Investing for Nonprofits

Impact ​investing ​is ​in ​the ​news, ​and ​it’s ​happening ​in ​your ​neighborhood. ​But ​what ​does ​it ​all ​mean? ​Colorado ​is ​leading ​the ​way ​in ​this ​arena ​and ​there ​are ​exciting ​opportunities ​for ​nonprofit ​organizations ​to ​rethink ​how ​to ​finance ​their ​important ​work. ​Come ​learn ​more ​about ​this ​topic ​and ​have ​a ​chance ​to ​ask ​questions ​and ​discuss ​these ​ideas ​with ​fellow ​innovators. ​This ​updated ​training ​will ​share ​trends ​and ​specific ​ways ​for ​your ​organization ​to ​evaluate ​this ​revenue ​model.

Topics ​will ​include:

  • ​How ​Impact ​Investing ​Can ​Fit ​into ​Your ​Revenue ​Strategy
  • ​Costs ​and ​Benefits ​of ​Impact ​Investing ​Strategies ​
  • ​Strategic ​Considerations ​for ​Nonprofit ​Organizations ​and ​Impact ​Investing
  • What ​Funders/Investors ​Look ​For

Cost: $65 Early Bird (ends ​Thursday, 5/10) ​| ​$80 ​Regular 

May 17 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Denver

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.

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.

Anschutz Family Foundation | May 29 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The Colorado Health Foundation | June 28 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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


Nonprofit Education Series: Financial Leadership

$25 Half-Day | $50 Full-Day | $200 Full Series
April 3 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Pueblo

Advocacy for Nonprofits

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
April 11 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver

Get Government Grants – Denver

Includes a Government Funder Panel!

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
April 12 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Volunteer Engagement

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
April 17 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Aurora

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
April 18 | 9:30am – 11:30am | Webinar

Western Slope Collective Impact Symposium

$75 Regular Price
April 24 | 8:00am – 4:30pm | Grand Junction

Get Government Grants – Cañon City

Includes a Government Funder Panel!

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
April 24 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Cañon City

Making the Ask

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular

April 26 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver


Pen to Paper Grant Writing Series: Develop Your Effective Case for Support

Full Series: $300 Early Bird | $350 Regular

May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Uncommon Wisdom for Nonprofit Success

$35 Regular Price

May 4 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Ridgway

Uncommon Wisdom for Nonprofit Success

$35 Regular Price

May 11 | 8:30am – 11:30pm | Ridgway

Nonprofit Education Series: Principles of Fund Development & Individual Giving

$25 Half-Day | $50 Full-Day | $200 Full Series

May 22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Pueblo

Impact Investing for Nonprofits

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
May 17 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Longmont

Pen to Paper Grant Writing Series: Mission Building Blocks

Full Series: $300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
May 24 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft. Anschutz Family Foundation

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


Development Roundtable ft. Colorado Health Foundation

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

New to Nonprofits

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
June 28| 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver