Find Your Region and Events

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.

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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.

Think Like a Business

Think Like a Business: Using Innovation Tools & Methodology to Generate New Ideas for Sustainability

In this one-day workshop, you will learn about the similarities and differences between non-profits and for-profit business models. You’ll assess your organization’s own culture of Innovation. You will learn the basics of Innovation Methodology through a five-step process that shows you how to: identify the organizational challenge or imperative, discover insights and break frames, generate new ideas with breakthrough thinking, develop concept solutions, and create action plans. You will be exposed to tools that address each step of the Innovation process. These tools include specific methods for internal facilitation with in-house employees and staff. Walk away with a toolbox of resources and methods you can use to bring innovative thinking into your organization. Apply for a scholarship to the event here.

January 25, 2017 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saguache County Road & Bridge Building
305 3rd Street | Saguache
$25 Regular Price


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

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

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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:

  • Symposium #1: Fund Development – November 2016, Delta
  • Symposium #2: Organizational Sustainability – March 2017, Edwards
  • Symposium #3: Communications, Marketing – July 2017, Basalt
  • Symposium #4: Human Resources & Volunteer Management – October 2017, Grand Junction
  • Symposium #5: Collective Impact, Coalition Building & Advocacy – March 2018, Glenwood Springs