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.

No Upcoming Events

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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.

No Upcoming Events

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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.

No Upcoming Events

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

Financials and Fund Development

This training is designed for nonprofit board and staff who are looking to gain a broad understanding of two key topics: Financial Management and Fund Development. This full-day workshop will be divided into two parts.

Part 1: Financial Management
Participants will build organizational capacity around nonprofit accounting practices, financial oversight and internal controls.

Part 2: Fund Development
Participants will gain an understanding of the current fundraising climate and emerging trends in Colorado, and how to gain a competitive edge by improving your case for support.

March 9 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Lamar Community Building
610 South 6th Street | Lamar
$50 Regular Price


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

No Upcoming Events

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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:

  • Strategic Planning – April 2017, Edwards
  • Communications, Marketing – July 2017, Basalt
  •  Human Resources & Volunteer Management – October 2017, Grand Junction
  • Collective Impact, Coalition Building & Advocacy – March 2018, Glenwood Springs

Strategic Planning Symposium

Strategic Planning Symposium Sessions

Principles of Strategic Planning (Introductory): Emily Shamsid-Deen, MNM – Community Resource Center

Learn about a streamlined strategic planning process and walk away with greater clarity on mission, goals and opportunities. This workshop with help you to gain insight into why strategic thinking and planning matters in achieving your mission.

Implementation: From Plan to Reality (Advanced): Donna Catalano, MS, PMP – Eastlake Solutions

Achieving strategic goals takes more than good intentions. This workshop highlights techniques and tools that organizations can use to develop realistic implementation plans and increase the likelihood of achieving each of their strategic goals.

Wednesday, April 12
8:30am – 4:00pm
Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley
150 Miller Ranch Road | Edwards
$75 Regular Price


8:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast and Welcome Remarks

9:00am – 12:00pm: Workshop #1

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 4:00pm: Workshop #2

A limited number of scholarships are available to those interested in attending the Western Slope Symposium Series. Click below to complete an application.