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.

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.

Leadership and Evaluation Tools

This full-day training opportunity consists of a morning workshop on leadership principles and an afternoon workshop on evaluation tools.

Workshop 1 | 9:00 am – 12:00pm: Building Organizational Capacity Using Inter-Connected Leadership Principles

Participants will learn the concepts, practices and benefits of establishing Inter-Connected Leadership style as the ground from which to lead and participate in groups.

Workshop 2 | 12:30 – 3:30pm: Survey Design and Analysis

Participants will learn how to better write surveys, generate more informative responses and analyze survey data to best tell your story and communicate impact.

May 24  | 9:00am – 3:30pm
Kids Connection 
134 Washington Street | Monte Vista
$25 to register for 1 Workshop 
$40 to register for both Workshops

A limited number of scholarships are available for half-day and full-day training participants. Click below to apply.


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.

Outreach Meetings

It’s time to begin planning for the June 2018 Southeast 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 Wednesday, May 24 and specify which session you would like to attend by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, May 31 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Trinidad
Trinidad State Junior College | Pioneer Room
600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO 81082

Thursday, June 1 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | La Junta
Otero Junior College | Humanities Room 113
1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

Thursday, June 1 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Lamar
Lamar Community Building | Community Meeting Room
610 S 6th Street, Lamar, CO 81052


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.

Financial Literacy Training

This full-day workshop, presented by Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days, is designed to increase the comfort level of nonprofit board and staff in managing nonprofit finances. The workshop addresses topics such as financial reports, the 990, and the auditing process.

Session 1: Reviewing Nonprofit Financial Statements
This session will benefit anyone looking to better understand how to interpret basic nonprofit financial statements or who just needs a refresher.

Session 2: The Value of the 990
Come find out why the 990 can be a valuable tool/asset for your organization and why it is worthwhile to spend the extra effort completing/reviewing this required IRS document.

Session 3: Choose from one below.

Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron
This is an informative seminar about tax implications for nonprofits and donors. Information and real life examples are provided to help navigate such issues and in-kind contributions.

360 Look at an Audit
Learn when you need to do an audit, how to prepare for an audit, how to get ready for a site visit, understand the audit and management letter and create a schedule for the next audit.

Session 4: Ask the Experts Panel
This is your opportunity to ask clarifying questions about what you have learned today or any other finance questions you may have.

April 28, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Durango Public Library 
1900 East 3rd Avenue | Durango
$60 Full Training | Lunch Provided

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

Choose from 2 full-day strategic planning workshops and learn tangible skills for implementation.

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 (Intro and advanced tracks run concurrently)

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 4:00pm: Workshop (Intro and advanced tracks run concurrently)

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