Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days
Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations. Southwest RPD serves nonprofit organizations in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.
The next Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference will take place in June 2018.
Interim Committee Meeting
Join the Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Interim Committee to plan nonprofit education opportunities for 2016 in Southwest Colorado. The SW RPD interim committee wants your input in developing a comprehensive nonprofit professional development calendar to continue the momentum set forth from the June 2014 conference in Pagosa Springs. The committee will offer capacity building trainings to support the nonprofit community in the Southwest.
What to Expect
RPD conferences include many opportunities to increase your understanding of nonprofit best practices, collaborate with other community leaders, and connect with Front Range and local funders. The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with grantmakers in a rural setting. In 2014, the 12 core funders of the statewide RPD program donated nearly $25 million to Colorado’s rural communities.
RPD conferences convene nonprofits, funders and local governments to share ideas and develop collaborative opportunities in order to build the capacity of local organizations and communities to address regional social issues. These opportunities for rural community engagement include the pre-conference Listening Tour, Community Solutions Sessions, and additional capacity building in the years between conferences.
RPD conference activities are collaboratively coordinated by a regional steering committee comprised of rural nonprofit, government, and business leaders, Community Resource Center, the Anschutz Family Foundation and local foundation staff.
- Rural Colorado’s nonprofit sector will have increased access to resources that support the operation of sustainable organizations in order to strengthen social impact.
- Grantmakers are increasingly engaged with rural Colorado community leaders to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges and collaborative opportunities.
- Rural communities have the resources needed to effectively collaborate on a regional scale by engaging nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials, and other statewide stakeholders.