Upcoming Training Events
2018 State of the Sector
January 25, 2018 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm | $50 Early Bird (ends 12/22) | $65 Regular Price
The Studios at Overland Crossing | Denver
Community Resource Center and Colorado Association of Funders present State of the Sector! This event is a unique opportunity for nonprofit leaders, foundation staff, elected officials, and stakeholders to reflect on the current state of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and discuss opportunities for 2018.
The event incorporates:
- Intentional networking opportunities
- Celebration of our sector’s work
- Presentation of the Community Trailblazer Award
- Panel of sector leaders
Our panelists for the 3rd annual State of the Sector will be Karen McNeil Miller, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, Kathy Underhill CEO of Hunger Free Colorado and Tamara Tormohlen, Executive Director of Aspen Community Foundation.
Walk away feeling energized about the good work our sector is doing and gain a better understanding of nonprofit successes and challenges, important or emerging innovations and trends, and how we can better mobilize and create stronger, more vibrant communities across Colorado.
Making the Ask
Gain a broad understanding of individual donor cultivation and retention and gain skills and confidence in your gift solicitation.
More than 80% of giving comes from individuals. The face-to-face ask is the most successful approach to raising individual donations because you can speak directly with prospects and learn how their interests connect with your organization’s work. Understand the critical components of ”the ask” and practice your approach to increase confidence. This interactive learning experience will help you:
– Understand individual giving trends
– Importance of donor cultivation and stewardship
– Gain solicitation skills that will improve your effectiveness in closing gifts
– Build a greater confidence in your ability to re-position the solicitation and respond to “NO”
February 7 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Durango
Development Officer Series
Does your nonprofit have a fund development plan? When did you last revise your plan? Is your funding diverse and sustainable?
Part 1: Principles of Fund Development & Individual Giving | February 27 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
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!
Part 2: Diversified Funding & Donor Engagement | March 6 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
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 3: Capital Campaigns & Planned Giving | March 22 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
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.
$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.
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.
Denver Foundation | January 31 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
A.V. Hunter Trust | February 6 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Rose Community Foundation | March 8 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.