Find Your Region and Events

Interested in getting involved in your region? Consider serving on a regional Leadership Committee! Our regional leadership committees are a key outcome of the Rural Philanthropy Days program, building networks, partnerships and increased access to education and opportunities across rural Colorado. Each of the eight Leadership Committees build unique opportunities within their region in order to best meet the needs of their communities during the years between RPD conferences.

Benefits of Leadership Committee participation:

  • Expand Your Professional Network
  • Enhance and Inform Regional Opportunities
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Gain Access to Professional Development Opportunities

To learn more and get involved, contact Andrea Swan, RPD Program Manager, 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 Creek, 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 in 2021. The Northwest region is comprised of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties.

No Upcoming Events

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San Juan

The next San Juan RPD conference will take place in 2021. The San Juan region is comprised of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.

Uncommon Wisdom for Nonprofit Success

The common focus for nonprofit leaders is on the “outer game” of goals, plans, budgets, tasks and meetings.  There’s no shortage of great advice and best practices in these areas.  In times of uncertainty, challenge and change, however, looking to the “inner game” is where big gains are found.  A morning of  “uncommon wisdom” will help you learn how to maximize resources, enhance morale and breathe new life into your organization!  No matter the role you play in your organization, this workshop will be meaningful to you.

Uncommon Wisdom for Nonprofit Success

May 4, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sherbino Theater | 604 Clinton Street | Ridgway

May 11, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
ICE Lab, Western State Colorado University Campus
Escalante Drive | Gunnison

$35 Registration Fee

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 on June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar. 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 in Cortez. The Southwest region is comprised of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.

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.

Collective Impact Symposium

The Collective Impact Symposium will provide an opportunity to network, share and collaborate around local learnings, funder perspectives, roles and working across sectors. This interactive symposium will share a variety of case studies from the field as well as provide tangible tools to begin and further local collective impact efforts.

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 provides 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.

Collective Impact Symposium
Tuesday, April 24 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mesa County Workforce Center
512 29 1/2 Road | Grand Junction
$75 Registration Fee | Includes Breakfast and Lunch

Morning Workshops:

Track 102 – Collaborating for Social Change: Moving Into Collective Impact
Trainer: The Civic Canopy

Track 201 – Learnings and Lessons from the Field
Trainer: Aspen Community Foundation

Lunch Program – The Promise of Collective Impact
Panelists: Owen McAleer, The Daniels Fund & Dana Wood, Garfield County Public Health

Afternoon Workshops:

Track 102 – Collaborating for Social Change: Experiences from the Field
Trainer: The Civic Canopy

Track 201 – Operationalizing the Backbone to Optimize Collective Impact — Oh My!
Trainer: Becky Hoffman, CEO of Adams County Youth Initiative

Please consider the varying content levels when registering for sessions.

A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying applicants with financial need. Deadline to complete scholarship applications is April 10, 2018. Click below to register and access a scholarship application.

2019 WS RPD Steering Committee Outreach Meetings

Join us for an information session about the statewide Rural Philanthropy Days program and learn about the planning process for the June 2019 Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days (WS RPD) conference. We will talk about what it means to serve on the regional Steering Committee that will lead the efforts in planning the WS RPD conference. We are looking for community leaders, nonprofit professionals, local government officials and foundation representatives to help inform the programming and planning for a successful regional event. The Steering Committee will begin planning in the summer of 2018 for the June 2019 conference. Please join us for one of the following meetings to learn more about RPD and how you can get involved.

WS RPD Outreach Meetings:

  • May 8, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Avon
  • May 8, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Glenwood Springs
  • May 9, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Grand Junction
  • May 9, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Hotchkiss

Click on the button below titled “RSVP for WS RPD Outreach Meeting” to secure your spot at one of our May meetings.