Thursday, January 25, 2024

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MT
Virtual and In-Person options available

Virtual Program Only 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM



Watch party | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Nonprofit Reception | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM*
CRC office | 303 E. 17th Ave., Denver

*Tickets for the Denver watch party and for the reception can be purchased separately for those who wish to attend the program from 1-3pm virtually instead of in-person. See FAQ section for details


Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Watch Party | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
La Plata County Fairgrounds | 2500 Main Ave., Durango


Colorado Springs

Watch Party | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location TBA | Colorado Springs

Sponsored by the College of Public Service, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Grand Junction


Watch Party | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Center for Philanthropy | Grand Junction, CO

Sponsored by Western Colorado Community Foundation and

Community Impact Council of Mesa County

*Ticket purchase required to attend Denver or Durango events

CRC’s eighth annual State of the Sector will celebrate our sector’s work in 2023 and highlight important challenges facing Colorado nonprofits and the leaders finding effective solutions.

Join us for a hybrid virtual and in-person session with innovators and change-makers from across the State. We will host an expert panel of sector leaders and recognize community trailblazers, followed by an in-person reception at CRC’s new offices in Denver, CO.

Additionally, we are hosting a casual lunch + watch party in Durango for nonprofits in the Southwestern region of Colorado to attend.

Our Theme this year is Advocates for Good: The Power of Nonprofits in Colorado.

Join us for:

  • Celebration and storytelling around our sector’s work + impact in 2023 and beyond
  • An engaging panel discussion with change makers in our field who are finding ways to succeed despite rising demands and the need to adapt rapidly
  • Presentation of the Community Trailblazer Awards
  • Recognition of Maria Fabula for her accomplishments during her tenure as CRC’s CEO & President

Speakers Include:

  • Katy Sawyer – Director of Capacity Building, CRC
  • Alex McHenry – Director of Civic Engagement, Interim Co-Executive Director, CRC
  • Jodi Walker – Executive Director, Kids At Their Best, CRC Board of Directors
  • Naomi Amaha – Director of Policy & Government Affairs, The Denver Foundation
  • Nelly Navarro – Executive Director, Integrated Community
  • Andrea Kuwik – Senior Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center
  • Aaron Miltenberger – Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, CRC Board

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

Individual-Award Winner 

Stephania Vasconez

Founder, Executive Director, Mutual Aid Partners

Mesa County, CO

Nonprofit-Award Winner 

Lamar Unidos

Lamar, CO

Registration Details

Ticket sales close Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 11:59pm.

If your plans have changed or if cost is a barrier to your participation, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Learn more about sponsoring CRC’s State of the Sector:

View 2024 Sponsorship Levels

College of Public Service, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

El Pomar Foundation

Dram Apothecary

Odell Brewing Company

Sage Fresh Eats

Bobo’s Oat bars

State of the Sector Archive

View past State of the Sector Highlights here.