Upcoming Training Events

Nonprofit Education Series – Pueblo & Alamosa

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 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.

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

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

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.

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

Adolph Coors Foundation | July 25 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

The Daniels Fund | August 29 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

El Pomar Foundation | September 26 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Jared Polis Foundaton | October 23 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Kaiser Permanente | December 11 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.

(Re)Building Equitable Organizations

This highly interactive half-day session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in present-day policies, practices and procedures.   This is done with a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism.  It is not done from an approach of “blame” or instilling “guilt” neither of which are specifically beneficial to changing outcomes, and equity is concerned with outcomes, not intent.  It addresses values and how to lead, and create or influence policy, from an equity perspective or using an Equity Lens and demonstrates how to apply equity principles across any identity.

Topics will include:
• The principles of equity
• Root causes of inequities
• How to apply strategies to achieve equity

July 11 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Denver
Presenters: Christina Samir James & Dante J. James, The Gemini Group, LLC

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

C(3) Forum: Convergence

Participate in a dynamic and evolving conversation about the relationship between funders and nonprofits and how both can enhance communication with the communities they seek to serve. This year’s C(3) Forum: Convergence is emphasizing interaction, engagement, and discussion amongst and between participants and panelists.

July 26 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Littleton
$110 for CNA or CAF Members | $140 for Nonmembers


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Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents

Too often, our work begins to “institutionalize” and weaken the very relationships necessary to create stronger communities. Shifting relationships with your constituents is one of the keys to developing inclusive communities where everyone thrives.  Join us for a day of practice and emergent learning as we dive into the ways community engagement can benefit your service provision, your organization, and your advocacy. Learn what community engagement looks like in successful examples from around the country, and explore what it might look like in your organization.

You will leave this session with:

  • Tools and activities you can do with your staff and constituents to build learning relationships that can serve your work while honoring the dignity of all parties
  • Opportunities for future learning
  • An energizing perspective about community engagement that recognizes and addresses the challenges of working to do good in a sector that sometimes undermines the very efforts it purports to strengthen

July 31 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Denver
Presenters: Lisa Duran and Emily Shamsid-Deen

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Marketing Strategies Roundtable

Community Resource Center Roundtables are an opportunity for peer-learning and networking for those who work and volunteer in the nonprofit community.

Join an engaging and interactive roundtable focused on a critical facet of nonprofit management.  This facilitated discussion will focus on creating and integrating a successful strategic marketing and communications plan into your organization and explore means to streamline communication across the organization.

August 9 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Denver
$25 Early Bird | $40 Regular Price

Get Grants

Build your professional capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of best practices for writing a grant application.

Join CRC for a comprehensive, one-day grant writing workshop and learn best practices in grantwriting and tips for success when writing the Colorado Common Grant Application. 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.

This training will cover topics including: 

– Grant funding context in the fundraising plan
– Research and grants management
– Review the key elements of winning grant proposals
– Deep dive into goals, objectives, and activities
– A general overview of attachments

La Junta | August 22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Denver | September 18 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

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


(Re)Building Equitable Organizations

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
July 11 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Denver

Nonprofit Education Series: Board Leadership

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
July 17 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Pueblo

Better Serving Your Mission Through Collaboration

$45 for CNA Members | $65 for Nonmembers
July 27 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Loveland

Development Roundtable ft. Adolph Coors Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price

July 25 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm | Denver

C(3) Forum

$110 for CNA or CAF Members | $140 for Nonmembers

July 26 | 9:00am – 4:30pm | Littleton

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
July 31 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Webinar

Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents

$100 Early Bird | $125 Regular Price
July 31 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver


Marketing Strategies Roundtable

$25 Early Bird | $40 Regular Price

August 9 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

Get Grants – La Junta

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
August 22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | La Junta

Nonprofit Education Series: Strategic Planning

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
August 28 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Alamosa

Development Roundtable ft. Daniels Fund

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price

August 29 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm | Denver


Get Grants – Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
September 18 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft. El Pomar Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
September 26 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver


Development Roundtable ft Jared Polis Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
October 23 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver


Development Roundtable ft Anschutz Family Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
November 6 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

Get Grants – Greeley

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
November 16 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Greeley


Making the Ask – Denver

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
December 4 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
December 6 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft. Kaiser Permanente

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price

December 11 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm | Denver