Colorado COVID Relief Fund Webinar

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

Representatives from the fund will be present to review the opportunity, discuss the application, decision making process, and answer your questions.

Speakers include:

  • Karen McNeil-Miller, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, who has been instrumental in the creation and oversight of the fund
  • Joanne Kelley, President & CEO of Philanthropy Colorado
  • Maria Fabula, President & CEO of Community Resource Center
  • Rebecca Gorrell, Chief Program Officer of Community Resource Center.

Monday, April 13 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM MST

Rapid Response Roundtable

CRC is hosting free weekly 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 create 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 moderates dialogues with diverse, statewide nonprofit partners and funders working to support organizations in their response efforts, with the opportunity for additional audience participation.

Each webinar will focus on a specific and urgent community need – upcoming topics include telehealth, seniors and older adults, and domestic violence. Additional topics will be selected to address evolving needs.

Telehealth | Wednesday, April 8 | 9:30 – 10:45 AM

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

Seniors and Older Adults Wednesday, April 15 | 9:30 – 10:45 AM

Domestic Violence & Family WellnessWednesday, April 22 | 9:30 – 10:45 AM

Food Security | Wednesday, April 1 | 2:00-3:15 PM

Workforce Planning During the COVID-19 Crisis: Freezes, Furloughs, Layoffs & Position Eliminations

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.

Monday, April 6 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM MST

What’s Next for COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits?

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

Thursday, April 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM MST

Fundraising in Uncertain Times with Andy Robinson:

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.

Zoom Meeting Tutorial

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

Nonprofit Digital Strategy Virtual Summit

An online summit for nonprofits to learn and share the latest cutting-edge tools and digital strategies for online campaigns across advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. Register for this free summit for a day of virtual panels led by the best nonprofit strategists and leaders in the space. Each panel will also provide plenty of open discussion and dialogues for virtual attendees.

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM MST

Navigating the CARES Act

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.

How to Run an Online Event And Engage More People Virtually 

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.

Tech Trainings from Social Movement Technologies

In the wake of the COVID-19 global health crisis, many organizing groups and activists need to transition to remote work. Many are also looking for ideas for organizing in a time of required “social distancing.” Social Movement Technologies is offering 2 free sessions on how to navigate these challenges. Registrants from non-profit/union/NGO groups will be invited to a Slack channel for ongoing sharing and discussion.