State of the Sector

State of the Sector is a unique opportunity for nonprofit leaders, foundation executives and staff, elected officials, stakeholders, and sector supporters to reflect on the current state of the Colorado nonprofit sector, and to discuss opportunities for the coming up year. We will be continuing to add change makers in the sector to our list of speakers.


  • Intentional networking opportunities
  • Celebration of our sectors work
  • Curated discussions with change makers in our field
  • Presentation of the Community Trailblazer Awards

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

  • Individual Award Winner
    • Lance Cheslock, Executive Director, La Puente Home – Alamosa, CO
  • Organization Award Winner
    • One Colorado – Denver, CO. Daniel Ramos will be accepting the award on behalf of One Colorado.

The 4th Annual State of the Sector

When: December 3, 2019 from 2:30PM – 5:30PM

Where: Studios at Overland Crossing – 2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

2018 State of the Sector

​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 ​Rich Male (2017) and Lisa Duran (2018) and ​their ​innovative ​leadership, ​which ​has ​fundamentally ​shaped ​and ​influenced ​the ​landscape ​of ​Colorado’s ​social ​sector. ​

2017 Richard Male

Founder & President

Richard Male &

2018 Lisa Duran

Executive Director

Grassroots Grantmakers