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
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.
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.