Upcoming Training Events
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
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.
March 29 – Xcel Energy Foundation
Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.