Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days
Serving Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties
Bringing Together Community Leaders in Southwest Colorado
Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a collaborative program that builds excellence among the nonprofit and social service agencies that support our communities. It also brings financial support and professional development opportunities to community, arts, and environmental organizations in our region of southwest Colorado, including the counties of: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan.
The event features nonprofit development workshops and networking opportunities that convene representatives of foundations and nonprofits from the Denver Metro area with local foundations and government leaders for three days of capacity building workshops and funder roundtables. This event, coordinated in collaboration with Community Resource Center (CRC), allows grant seekers from our region to build partnerships with foundations based on the front range of Colorado.
More than Meets the Mountains
For those of us fortunate to live in one of the five counties of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan, we know that there is a spirit in the Southwest Colorado mountains. A mountain magic that keeps us grounded, caring and community-oriented. Our mountain towns are unique and special places of diversity, hardship, hard work, trading, community, family and talent. Our mountain town citizens are an eclectic mix of generational and transient, pooling a wealth of different skills and experience. Despite the hardships and the adversities these places draw us near and keep us here. We are as understated and humble, as we are professional, committed, collaborative and forward thinking. There is more here than meets the eye, and Rural Philanthropy Days is our opportunity to showcase this corner of Colorado to an audience of over 20 foundation representatives, your local government officials and over 300 nonprofit leaders. A unique conference with the potential to raise us even higher.
Five Reasons to Get Involved with RPD!
- Attend quality workshops and improve your skills as a nonprofit operative;
- Network with other nonprofits in your region and begin new collaborations;
- Present to funders that you would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet, and increase your funding;
- Meet nonprofit professionals who have had the same challenges as you and learn how to overcome them through their experiences;
- Reinvigorate your passion for your role.
Spotlight on the Region 2014
Did you know?
The Office of Continuing Education at Fort Lewis College offers a Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate!