Training Opportunities

(re)Building Equitable Organizations

This interactive session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in present-day policies, practices and procedures. This is done with a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism. It is not done from an approach of “blame” or instilling “guilt” neither of which are specifically beneficial to changing outcomes, and equity is concerned with outcomes, not intent. It addresses values and how to lead, and create or influence policy, from an equity perspective or using an Equity Lens and demonstrates how to apply equity principles across any identity.

Part 1: Foundations in Equity: November 11, 2020 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom | $50

Part 2: Microaggressions and Macroaggressions: January 12, 2021 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | $35

Part 3: Power and Privilege: February 2, 2021 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | $35

PRICING: Part 1 $50 | Part 2 $35 | Part 3 $35 | All three sessions : $100 (save $20)

Trainers: The Gemini Group – Christina James and Dante James

Advocacy for Nonprofits

Advocacy is an essential best practice, positioning nonprofits to educate and engage their communities and advocate for just and inclusive solutions. This session will demystify advocacy and clarify the rules and regulations for nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organizations, introduce tactics and strategies best suited for nonprofits, and explore opportunities to get started in the coming year.

December 8 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $40 Early Bird| $55 Standard

Grant Writing 201: Beyond Answering The Questions

Build your capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of all that goes into a successful application – beyond just answering the questions. In this interactive session you will learn and discuss how to structure a grant narrative for maximum effectiveness, build data systems for impactful grant reporting, strengthen funder relationships and cultivate donors, create sustainable grant management tools, and build a culture of philanthropy across your organization.

December 16 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $40 Early Bird| $55 Standard

Raising More Money by Asking (And Answering) Better Questions

What are your donors thinking? What questions do you need to ask – and anticipate – to find out? How can you use better questions to raise more money, now and in the future? The key to successful fundraising is smarter questions … before, during, and after your interactions with donors.

This new webinar is based on Harvey’s bestselling book, 11 Questions Every Donors Asks and the Answers All Donors Crave, plus a piece written by Andy and Harvey, “After the Yes: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors After They Say Yes.”

December 2 | 11:00AM – 12:15PM MT | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $39 Early Bird| $59 Standard

At the Heart of the Matter: Our Race Shapes Our Realities

Register to join Karen McNeil-Miller, president and CEO of The Colorado Health Foundation, for a centering discussion about the starkly different realities Coloradans experience across the state, the roots of those realities and impacts on health.

To keep our content timely and relevant, we will share details about future topics on a rolling basis. In the meantime, mark your calendar to save these dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 (12 – 1:30 p.m. MT)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 (12 – 1:30 p.m. MT)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28 (12 – 1:30 p.m. MT)
  • TBD November

Anti-racist Leadership in Practice Workshop Overview

Please join us for this 3-part series designed for community leaders who are serious about taking the first steps toward becoming anti-racist allies. No matter where you are on your journey, this series will challenge you to stretch beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone and into bold action! If you’re interested in courageous self-exploration, critical examination of the systems that uphold racism and gearing up for bold leadership, this is the training for you.

Various Dates & Times Beginning in August

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

Organizations with inclusive cultures are 6x more likely to be innovative, anticipate change, and have effective responses, compared to those without. Are you and your employees ready to have a meaningful dialogue about how to best recruit and retain an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) workforce? This training is a great opportunity for cisgender and heterosexual audiences to get an introduction to basic terminology in a safe space for questions.

January 13 | 9:00AM – 11:00AM, 1PM-3PM | Webinar Via Zoom

PRICING: $65 Early Bird| $80 Standard

Pen to Paper  – 3-part series

Description: This 3-part series will provide you with coaching and peer review of a current grant application. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA), including: narrative, goals & objectives and grant attachments. This course is intended for nonprofit professionals that work in a development capacity and have an active grant application.

Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback during the class and revise their proposals between sessions.

PART 1: Develop your Effective Case for Support | Thursday, January 21 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 1 will focus on how to maximize the limited space available to tell your story in your grant proposal and work to clarify and refine your organizations goals and objectives with the help of peer review.

PART 2: Mission Building Blocks | Thursday, February 4 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 2 will focus on reviewing and interpreting nonprofit principles and best practices and writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

PART 3: Grant Attachments & Panel | Thursday, February 18| 9:00am – 12:00pm | Webinar via Zoom

  • Part 3 will focus on tips to avoid common mistakes and the essential elements of the attachments section of a grant proposal as well as tools for grants management and infrastructure. This session will also feature a panel of funders and grant professionals.

Jan 21, Feb 4 & 18 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | $40 for specific counties | $60 standard$40 counties include: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero & Prowers

Bystander Intervention Training

Join Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice for a virtual workshop on how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety. The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. 

Multiple Training Dates

Recorded Webinars and Trainings

What are the effects of COVID-19 on Black, indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities? Join Building Movement Project and Solidarity Is, to learn about the challenges faced by nonprofits, service providers, organizers, and advocates during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Join this webinar to better understand what leaders need to advance equality and justice throughout the state. Speakers include representatives from labor activists, Black and Native leaders, and folks mobilizing against poverty and homelessness in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their leadership and expertise are especially valuable to us all in this crisis.

Presenting Organizations:

Like anything else in life, fundraising works better if you have a plan — and even better if you follow it. In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

• Identifying the best mix of income for your organization

• Building an annual fundraising calendar

• Beyond dollars: Identifying other ways to benchmark your results

• Using your plan to educate your board, deflect random fundraising ideas, and stay on task

Andy Robinson is a national nonprofit fundraising expert who has facilitated hundreds of webinars on how to find funding.

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll across the United States, vulnerable populations (including low-income communities, communities of color, the elderly, and the disabled) are being disproportionately affected. The disparities faced by these communities, which are a reflection of the continuing consequences of inequality, structural racism, and unequal access to affordable health care — are a primary factor in the pandemic death rate. Join Independent Sector and Equity in the Center for an interactive conversation about how you can proactively apply a race equity lens to your organization’s COVID-19 response and help ensure that our collective pandemic-focused efforts prioritize race equity.

Learn how to continue engaging stakeholders while practicing physical distancing. In this video, Nikki Bell and Simon Scriver take you through the steps and learning of developing online engagement events.

In partnership with Washington Council Ernst & Young, Independent Sector has provided a resource to help nonprofits navigate this very dynamic landscape. Many details and protocols that will govern the flow of these resources are still being developed and shared, so information is evolving daily.  The webinar covered the information that the Independent Sector has provided and discussed additional federal policy needs and the prospect for addressing them in future legislation.

In Washington, the COVID-19 crisis response is constantly evolving. What we know today is sure to be different from what we’ll know tomorrow. Watch the interactive conversation about the breaking developments in federal policy — with a special focus on the ones that you need to understand to help your organization keep moving. Hosted by the Independent Sector.

CRC hosted Rapid Response Roundtable webinars to discuss the most pressing community needs we have heard emerge from statewide partners in the field as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To assist communities across the state in their response work, these webinars created space for nonprofits to share their innovations with each other, highlight funding available to meet immediate needs, and catalyze on collaboration across our sector in this challenging time. 

CRC moderated dialogues with diverse, statewide nonprofit partners and funders working to support organizations in their response efforts, with the opportunity for additional audience participation.

Arts & Culture Organization COVID-19 Response Roundtable

*Please note, that although this is a free recording, you will need to provide registration information.*

Speakers

  • Meredith Bradler, Deputy Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
  • Margaret Hunt, Executive Director, Colorado Creative Industrie
  • Kim Keith, Executive Director, Steamboat Creates
  • Rita M. Rufino Valente-Quinn, Producing Director, Motus Theater
  • Tanya Mote, Associate Director, Su Teatro

Food Insecurity

*Please note, that although this is a free recording, you will need to provide registration information.*

Speakers:

  • Lyndsey Williams, Director, Food Bank Network of the SLV
  • Jodi Mijares, Executive Director, Community Partnership Family Resource Center
  • Lindsey Loberg, Program Director, Boulder Food Rescue
  • Jason Harrison, Food Pantry Network Manager, Hunger Free Colorado
  • Dara Hessee, Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

Telehealth

Speakers:

  • Kim Lewis, Program Officer, Rocky Mountain Health Foundation
  • Alice Steiner, Senior Manager, Colorado Community Health Network
  • Camille Harding, Director, Community Behavioral Health
  • Colleen Lampron, Owner & CEO, AFL Enterprise
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hickman, Executive Director, Centennial Mental Health

Domestic Violence & Family Wellness

Speakers:

  • Ashlee Lewis, The Initiative
  • Amy Pohl, Violence Free Colorado
  • Abby Hansen, SafeHouse Denver
  • Christy Doyon, CASA of the Ninth
  • Camisha Lashbrook, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Seniors & Older Adults

Speakers:

  • Lisa Sullivan Clark, Next50 Initiative
  • Hugo Vega, Program Director, Ignacio Senior Center
  • Christian Itin, Chair, SAGPA
  • Stephanie Knight, Executive Director, The Senior Hub
  • Jayla Sanchez-Warren, Area Agency on Aging Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments

Colorado COVID relief Fund

Community Resource Center and Philanthropy Colorado hosted a webinar reviewing the Colorado COVID Relief Fund opportunity.

Representatives from the fund were present to review the opportunity and discuss the decision making process.

Speakers included:

  • Karen McNeil-Miller, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation
  • Danielle Oliveto, Deputy Chief Of Staff for Governor Jared Polis
  • Scott Downes, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Joanne Kelley, President & CEO of Philanthropy Colorado
  • Maria Fabula, President & CEO of Community Resource Center
  • Rebecca Gorrell, Chief Program Officer of Community Resource Center.

Rural Engagement in the 2020 Census

Speakers:

  • Beth Lenz, Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments
  • Olga Montano, Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley
  • Natriece Bryant, Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
  • Luis Alvarez, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Alex McHenry, Community Resource Center

Seminaro Virtuale: Reglas de Cabildeo para las 501c3

¡Organizaciones comunitarias 501(c)(3) pueden y deben de cabildear para cambios en sus comunidades! Aprenda sobre las varias pistas de defensa y promoción de causas abiertas a las organizaciones comunitarias, incluyendo el cabildeo.

Key experts in healthcare and long-term care draw on CDC and WHO recommendations to provide practical guidance to staff about how to keep themselves and those they care for safe. 

Training for Change is a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers. They believe strong training and group facilitation are vital to movement building for social justice and radical change. Many of their public workshops are “training of trainers”; they’re designed for folks facilitating and training across contexts and with varying levels of experience. View some of their upcoming workshops below and visit their website for more.

Many organizations are transitioning to remote teams and online organizing during the COVID-19 crisis. Join Social Movement Technologies to learn about the best tools and strategies to aid in this transition.

The Independent Sector hosted a webinar to learn the latest about the relief efforts and additional federal policies to provide resources for nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Explore mission sustainability through workforce planning and hear best practices for navigating uncharted waters. While every organization is unique, it is helpful to understand the legal, financial and practical differences among hiring freezes, furloughs and layoffs. In order to watch training, you will need to put in your information and hit register.

We know that many nonprofits are having to shift how they work to meet the needs of their communities at a distance. CRC is sharing what we have learned as a statewide leader in working remotely with rural communities through providing training on the basics and best practices of using free, low cost, and accessible technology. 

Please see our recorded training as we walked through the basics of using Zoom Meetings, and shared our tips and tricks to effectively using the platform. On this webinar we covered guiding participants through their video/audio settings, how to screen share, and tips for managing attendees. 

Here’s a helpful blog post on virtual meetings, Andy Robinson wants to help you and your communities do them more effectively.  Mastering Virtual Meetings