Programs

Community Resource Center (CRC) believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities.  We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future. Our mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We build capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities through the following:

Rural Philanthropy Days

A statewide program that brings skill-building, collaborative, and funding opportunities to nonprofits and community organizations through twice annual regional conferences. Learn more about RPD by exploring our history, conference components, upcoming events, and opportunities in each of the program’s eight rural regions.

Education

At CRC we know that nonprofit organizations and community groups need access to affordable, quality professional development opportunities to gain the skills, tools, and strategies they need to accomplish their missions.

Leadership Development

With over 750 alumni, this nine-month immersive leadership program offers emerging Executive Directors the opportunity to expand leadership capabilities, master new management techniques, and cultivate meaningful professional relationships.

The Participation Project

Adopted by Community Resource Center in 2015, this established program equips nonprofits to effectively build inclusive, civic programs. The Participation Project partners with human service nonprofits to increase their capacity by providing guidance, training, and support to assist them in offering nonpartisan voter engagement efforts to their clients and community.

Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange

Community Resource Center (CRC) is excited to announce the newest addition to our programming with the adoption of the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange (The Exchange). The Exchange is where innovators, creatives, social entrepreneurs and visionaries come to learn about, share, enhance, develop, finance, and launch sustainable revenue projects and businesses for their nonprofit organizations.

Americorps VISTA Project

More than 5,100 nonprofit organizations operate within rural Colorado. These organizations play an important role in improving quality of life in Colorado’s communities and provide services alleviate poverty, from transitional housing to early childhood education to strengthening local food systems.

The Root Causes Network

The Root Causes Network is a statewide program of CRC and provides a permanent infrastructure to build the capacity of service providers to advance inclusive and community-centered policy.