2023 State of the Sector

State of the Sector 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 

1:00PM – 3:00PM MT 

Virtual | In-Person* 


Industry Reception 

3:30PM – 5:30PM MT 

Carboy Winery, Denver 


Register now for State of the Sector! This event is a unique opportunity for nonprofit leaders, stakeholders, foundation executives and staff, and sector supporters to celebrate the good work of Colorado’s nonprofits and address our challenging issues, together. Join us for a hybrid event featuring leaders in our field, an interactive panel, and a virtual awards ceremony followed by an in-person reception.**

Our Theme this year is Resilience: Emerging Leadership in Changing Environments

Join us for:  

  • Celebration and storytelling about our sectors work and impact in 2023 and beyond  
  • Engaging panel discussions with change makers in our field  
  • Discussion of the rising demands on nonprofit leadership and the need for rapidly adapting organizations 
  • Presentation of the Community Trailblazer Awards 

Speakers Include: 

  • Maria Fabula – President & CEO, Community Resource Center, Denver, CO  
  • Rebecca Gorrell – Chief Program Officer, Community Resource Center, Denver, CO  
  • Anna Stout – Mayor, Grand Junction, Grand Junction, CO  
  • Christin Crampton Day – Executive Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Denver, CO  
  • LaDawn Sullivan – Director, Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund, Denver, CO

We are excited to announce the recipients of the Community Trailblazer Award: 

Individual-Award Winner 

Mike Cortés

Nonprofit-Award Winner 

Hispanic Affairs Project of Western Colorado  


*Want to join us for an in-person watch party in Denver? 

We will host an in-person watch party in our Denver Office for those traveling to Denver for the nonprofit industry reception at Carboy Winery, following the State of the Sector Program. If you have an interest in attending the watch room, please reach out to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

**Tickets for the in-person Industry Reception are sold separately as add-on sessions for your main State of the Sector registration. You will be able to select the option to register for the Industry Reception on the final page of checkout. 

State of the Sector Archive

View past State of the Sector Highlights here.

​Community ​Trailblazer ​Award ​Winners

The ​Community ​Trailblazer ​Award ​presented by Community Resource Center recognizes ​outstanding ​achievements ​of ​a ​person ​or ​organization ​who ​has ​promoted ​and ​led ​innovative, ​grassroots ​social ​change ​in ​Colorado’s ​nonprofit ​sector. ​Community ​Resource ​Center ​is ​proud ​to ​honor the following Community Trailblazer Award Winners:

  • Rich Male (2017), Founder & President, Richard Male and Associates
  • Lisa Duran (2018), Executive Director, Grassroots Grantmakers
  • Lance Cheslock (2019), Executive Director, La Puente Home, Inc., Alamosa 
  • One Colorado (2019) 
  • Carol Hedges (2021), Executive Director, Colorado Fiscal Institute