Find Your Region and Events

If you are interested in getting involved in your region, consider serving on an Interim Committee. As an Interim Committee member you will help plan and execute continued nonprofit professional development opportunities during the years between RPD conferences. To learn more and get involved, contact Andrea Swan, RPD Program Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Heart of Colorado

The next Heart of Colorado RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Heart of Colorado region is comprised of Chaffee, Clear Creak, Custer, Fremont, Gilpin, Lake, Park, Summit, and Teller counties.

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The next Northeast RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Northeast region is comprised of Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

Board Development Training

The Northeast RPD Interim Committee is pleased to host a full-day Board Development training event in Morgan County on July 6, 2017. This training will provide an opportunity for regional service providers to network, share and collaborate around various elements of board development, recruitment, retention and management.

Choose from the following 4 workshops and learn tangible skills to take back to your team.

Morning Workshops:

Financial Literacy 
Join us for a session exploring financial statements- the foundation of financial literacy for nonprofit board members.  Understanding your financial position and statements and the story they tell about your nonprofit is a fundamental skill for nonprofit leaders and supporters.
Trainer: Maria Fabula, Community Resource Center

Fundraising: Challenges and Successes
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion including a practitioner, consultant, and board member who will provide insights into fundraising in today’s philanthropic environment.  Through a discussion of best practices mixed with real life stories, you will learn the ingredients needed for success and return to your organization with practical ideas that you can immediately implement.  Come prepared with your questions for the panelists.
Panelists: Adam Cermak, Colorado Community College System Foundation; Lenna Kottke, Via Mobility Services; Kari Linker, Morgan Community College; Tami Vinson, Dini Spheris

Afternoon Workshops:

Board Governance & Bylaws
Bylaws and Policies are the bedrock upon which nonprofits operate. This session will provide participants with samples, examples, and tools to ensure their organization is protected, strengthened and ready to move forward in meeting your mission through the policies and bylaws that govern your work.
Trainer: Maria Fabula, Community Resource Center

Your Role As a Nonprofit/Civic Board Member
Have you been elected or appointed to a council, board, or commission? Are you unsure of your responsibilities? Are you nervous about your liability protections? This session, by local government attorney Tami Tanoue, will cover meeting practices, transparency, orderly public participation, open meetings law issues, executive sessions, and emails. She’ll talk about the role of social media in board-level issues and communications, your liability protections, and conflicts of interest. Whether you’re a new or veteran board member, you’ll come away with a renewed sense of your mission, role, and responsibilities.
Trainer: Tami Tanoue, Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency

July 6 | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Morgan Community College
920 Barlow Road | Fort Morgan
$35 for full-day registration
Fee includes lunch


The next Northwest RPD conference will take place on September 27-29, 2017 in Craig. The Northwest region is comprised of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties

San Juan

The next San Juan RPD conference will take place June 14-16, 2017 in Montrose. The San Juan region is comprised of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.

San Luis Valley

The next San Luis Valley RPD conference will take place in September 2019. The San Luis Valley region is comprised of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties.

Collaboration Summit

This one-day event is an opportunity for nonprofit representatives, service providers, groups who use fiscal agents, government officials, educators and health care providers to network, share and collaborate. Attendees will have the chance to engage in purposeful networking and discover innovative ways to share resources. Participants will engage in facilitated discussions addressing the most pressing challenges facing the Valley.

For more information and to register for the event, please click below.


The next Southeast RPD conference will take place on June 13-15, 2018. The Southeast region is comprised of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.


The next Southwest RPD conference will take place on September 12-14, 2018. The Southwest region is comprised of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.

Outreach Meetings

It’s time to begin planning for the September 2018 Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference! To learn about improvements to RPD Steering Committee membership or the Rural Philanthropy Days program in general, join CRC and the Anschutz Family Foundation at an upcoming RPD outreach session. Please RSVP by Monday, July 24 and specify which session you would like to attend by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, July 26 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Pagosa Springs

Ross Aragon Community Center | South Conference Room
415 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Thursday, July 27 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Durango
Durango Public Library | Program Room 1
1900 East Third Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Thursday, July 27 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Cortez
Cortez Public Library
202 N. Park Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Western Slope

The next Western Slope RPD conference will take place in June 2019. The Western Slope region is comprised of Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Pitkin counties.

Western Slope Symposium Series

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. The symposium series will provide an opportunity for service providers to network, share and collaborate. Western Slope nonprofits, groups who use fiscal agents, government officials, schools and universities are invited to participate.

Upcoming Symposiums:

  • Marketing & Social Media – August 10, 2017, Aspen
  • Human Resources & Volunteer Management – November 2017, Grand Junction
  • Collective Impact, Coalition Building & Advocacy – March 2018, Glenwood Springs

Marketing and Social Media Symposium

The ​Marketing ​and ​Social ​Media ​Symposium ​will ​provide ​an ​opportunity ​for ​service ​providers ​to ​network, ​share ​and ​collaborate ​around ​various ​elements ​of ​marketing, ​communications, ​branding, ​social ​media ​and ​digital ​media ​tools.

Choose ​two ​half ​day ​workshops ​offered ​and ​learn ​tangible ​skills ​for ​planning, ​implementing ​and ​analyzing ​social ​media ​and ​branding ​strategies. ​With ​varying ​levels ​of ​content, ​we ​hope ​that ​there ​will ​be ​something ​for ​everybody, ​whether ​you ​are ​a ​new ​nonprofit ​looking ​to ​establish ​your ​organization’s ​brand ​and ​become ​familiar ​with ​social ​media ​platforms ​or ​are ​an ​existing ​nonprofit ​looking ​to ​re-brand ​or ​broaden ​and ​amplify ​your ​social ​media ​reach. ​All sessions ​will ​provide ​the ​opportunity ​for ​hands-on ​work. ​It ​is ​suggested ​you ​bring ​your ​laptops ​and ​access ​to ​any ​existing ​social/digital ​media ​accounts ​you ​might ​have. ​

Morning ​Workshops:

Developing ​a ​Strong ​Brand ​Through ​Social ​Media ​
Trainer: ​Brian ​Tinker, ​Isaacson ​School ​for ​New ​Media ​

An ​Introduction ​to ​Social ​Media ​Tools
Trainer: ​Trent ​Blizzard, ​Blizzard ​Press

Afternoon ​Workshops:

Strategic Storytelling to Engage Donors and Volunteers
Trainer: Maggie Frasure, Nonprofit Consultant

Social ​Media ​Analytics
Trainer: ​Rob ​Martin, ​Isaacson ​School ​for ​New ​Media

9:00 ​- ​9:30am ​- ​Breakfast ​and ​Welcome
9:30am ​- ​12:00pm ​- ​Morning ​Workshop
12:00 ​- ​1:00pm ​- ​Networking ​Lunch ​
1:00 ​- ​3:30pm ​- ​Afternoon ​Workshop

August 10 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College Aspen
255 Sage Way | Aspen
$75 for full-day registration
Fee includes breakfast and lunch

A limited number of scholarships are available to organizations with a financial need. Please click below to apply.