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
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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.

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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.

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.

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.

For more information, please contact:

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


Mission Centered Advocacy

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
January 17 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

State of the Sector

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
January 25 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable Ft. The Denver Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
January 31 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver or Teleconference


Development Roundtable Ft. A.V. Hunter Trust

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
February 6 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver or Teleconference

Program Planning and Evaluation

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
February 7 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Evergreen

Making the Ask

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular
February 7 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Durango

Get Grants

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
February 8 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
February 20 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Denver or Teleconference

Development Officer Series Training: Part 1

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
February 27 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Longmont


Development Officer Series Training: Part 2

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
March 6 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Longmont

Development Roundtable Ft. Rose Community Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
March 8 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver or Teleconference

Strategic Planning

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
March 13 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Development Officer Series Training: Part 3

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
March 22 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Longmont