Upcoming Training Events

Grantwriting 201: Beyond Answering The Questions

Build your capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of all that goes into a successful application – beyond just answering the questions. In this interactive session you will learn and discuss how to structure a grant narrative for maximum effectiveness, build data systems for impactful grant reporting, strengthen funder relationships and cultivate donors, create sustainable grant management tools, and build a culture of philanthropy across your organization. *Sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Foundation

Tuesday, May 17 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

In-Person Training | Pueblo, CO

PRICING: $60 Discounted | $125 Standard

More Than A Manager: Inclusive Management and Leadership

Good management involves knowing about governance and policies, delegating well, communicating effectively, and organizing one’s own time well. Leadership is something much more personal, and reflects one’s ability to connect, communicate, and inspire others. While some may seem to be born leaders, most meaningful leadership skills are learned and can be refined with practice and intention.

This session will explore the differences between management and leadership and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the type of leader they are and want to be. Participants will engage in several activities to practice leadership skills related to building trust, creating a culture of accountability, and managing their own response to challenging situations. Participants will explore organizational practices that support inclusive leadership and engage in individual reflection, which includes building an understanding of how implicit bias impacts one’s own leadership. This full day session will benefit both individuals in formal management roles and those looking to advance their opportunity for leadership.

Part 1: Wednesday, May 18 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Part 2: Wednesday, May 25 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

PRICING: $175 Early Bird | $200 Standard

Southwest Year of Leadership Training Series: Leading a Tired Team

Are you struggling to lead a tired team? Join us for this interactive and engaging workshop focusing on creating and implementing a wellness program and providing tools and ideas for organizations to promote a healthier, more productive work environment. These changes may lead to a reduction in health care costs, increase productivity, job satisfaction and employee retention. The goal is to allow our employees to take control of their wellness which we hope will lead to improved mental and physical health and an overall healthier, happier work environment.

Featuring Jennifer Bassignani of Essential Operations.

Part 1: Wednesday, May 18 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | In-person at the Durango Rec Center

Part 2: Wednesday, June 15 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM | Virtual*

PRICING: Leading a Tired Team Training: $60 | Optional Networking Lunch: $15

*This training will be 3 hours on May 18th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. There will be a 1 hour follow up training on June 15th  from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Advocacy for Nonprofits

Advocacy is an essential best practice for nonprofits. Engaging in advocacy looks different for different organizations–from deeply engaging community around a particular issue, to educating elected officials about your community, to testifying at the state legislature– advocacy positions nonprofits and communities to work towards more just and inclusive solutions. Join us for an interactive virtual session to engage in discussions around the role advocacy can play in achieving your mission.

Thursday, June 23 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

PRICING: $125 Early Bird | $150 Standard

Making The Ask

Gain a broad understanding of individual donor cultivation and retention and gain skills and confidence in your gift solicitation. More than 80% of giving comes from individuals. The person-to-person ask is the most successful approach to raising individual donations because you can speak directly with prospects and learn how their interests connect with your organization’s work. Understand the critical components of “the ask” and practice your approach to increase confidence.

Thursday, June 29 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

In-Person Training | Denver, CO

PRICING: $125 Early Bird | $150 Standard

Southwest Year of Leadership Training Series: Strategic Mapping

The Let’s Do Good Well Strategic Mapping Tool ™ was created to be accessible and replicable to make action planning more attainable for organizations of all sizes. Using this tool, walks leaders through a holistic process of strategy development, empowering individuals and teams to feel confident about their direction and next steps. Through a personable approach to question, answer, and reflection, Knudsen Coaching & Consulting walks leaders through an organizational visioning process to identify key arms of business and priorities. After naming these desired outcomes, each leader is then guided through a pencil to paper exercise to bring detailed action and accountability that drives results.

Featuring trainer April-Dawn Knudsen with Knudsen Coaching & Consulting.

Part 1: Thursday, July 7 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM | In-person at the Durango Rec Center

Part 2: Wednesday, August 10 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM | Virtual via Zoom*

PRICING: Strategic Mapping Training: $60 | Optional Networking Social Hour: $15

*This training will be 3 hours on July 7th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. There will be a 1 hour follow up training on August 10th  from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Strategic Planning – Sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Foundation 

Provide Executive Directors and Board Members the tools and resources necessary to craft a compelling and relevant strategic plan that is practical, measurable, and can be implemented without the cost of hiring an outside consultant. Join CRC for a comprehensive, 2-part strategic planning workshop and learn the various processes that will engage board and staff in identifying the priorities of your organization and providing a roadmap for successfully meeting mission.

Participants will learn about a streamlined strategic thinking and planning process and walk away with greater clarity on mission, goals, opportunities, and specific actions and next steps to move forward.

Part 1: Wednesday, July 13 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

Part 2: Wednesday, July 20 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

Virtual via Zoom

PRICING: $85 Discounted | $175 Standard

Southeast Housing Solutions Summit

The Southeast Housing Solutions Summit is a highly-interactive opportunity to collaborate on one of the key issues contributing to the crisis of housing in the region – housing stock. This action-planning intensive will focus on building regional capacity to address this issue, and educating statewide stakeholders on the successes and specific needs of the region.
We encourage the active participation of statewide funders, opportunity zone representatives, state and local government officials, and nonprofit sector leaders – as collaboration between all of these stakeholders is the only viable path forward.
This thoughtfully facilitated summit will leave you inspired and with a clear path forward. Join other local leaders who care about housing and network with the people who can make things happen. Together we will map out tangible opportunities to take action.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee will be provided
Thank you to our title sponsor: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)

Thursday, July 14 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM | La Junta, Colorado

PRICING: Southeast Based Participant: $50 | Statewide Participant: $100 

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Join us for this workshop where participants will come away with practical tips on how to recruit and engage board members in strategic planning and fundraising for your organizations toward achieving mission and building a sustainable organization.

• Key Governance Roles, Responsibilities and Financial oversight

• Board recruitment strategies

• Board structure and governance committees

• Strategies and agendas for effective board meetings

• Discuss your board’s role in fundraising (Get/Give/Advocate)

• Explore how you can help your board members to “make the ask”

Thursday, August 4 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

In person – Canon City Library

PRICING: $85 Discounted | $175 Standard

*Sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Foundation (SCCF)

Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers are a vital resource in the nonprofit sector. Many of our organizations’ missions and programs rely heavily on the contributions of these dedicated community members. Join Community Resource Center for a one-day, comprehensive overview of best practices in volunteer management and engagement.

This training will cover topics including:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Job descriptions and roles
  • Orientation and training
  • Recognition and engagement

Part 1: Wednesday, October 5 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

Part 2: Wednesday October 12 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

Virtual Sessions via Zoom 

PRICING: $100 Discounted | $175 Standard

*Sponsored by the Southern Colorado Community Foundation (SCCF)

Get Grants

Join CRC for a comprehensive, one-day grant writing workshop and learn best practices in grantwriting and tips for success when writing the Colorado Common Grant Application. Participants will understand the essential elements included in a grant proposal and how to craft a compelling case for support through interactive exercises. A review of grant terminology, sources of grant funding, and research tools including the Colorado Grants Guide™ will be discussed.

This training will cover topics including:  

  • Grant funding context in the fundraising plan
  • Research and grants management
  • Review the key elements of winning grant proposals
  • Deep dive into goals, objectives, and activities
  • A general overview of attachments

Tuesday, October 11 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM 

In person training | Steamboat Spring

PRICING: $175 Early Bird | $200 Standard

Community Engagement and Inclusion

Focus on the inclusion of community in nonprofit organizational planning, programs, and development. This session will help participants understand the role community-led programming can play in meeting their missions, developing more inclusive and equitable engagement processes, and creating sustainable change. Focus on tools, systems, and approaches for inclusive community engagement. This session will explore tools and tactics for participatory community engagement providing participants with tangible resources for engaging diverse stakeholders and centering community in decision making processes.

Wednesday, October 26 | 9:00AM – 3:30PM 

In person | Fort Collins (Timberline Church)

PRICING: $175 Early Bird | $200 Standard

Get Government Grants

Looking to build your professional capacity to find and write competitive government grants? Join CRC for a comprehensive workshop to learn more about the unique differences and distinctions associated with government grants. Participants will understand the essential elements included in finding and writing government grant applications, and determining your eligibility and your capacity to administer these types of grants.

Thursday, November 10 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM 

In person | Denver

PRICING: $175 Early Bird | $200 Standard

More Than A Manager: Inclusive Management and Leadership

Good management involves knowing about governance and policies, delegating well, communicating effectively, and organizing one’s own time well. Leadership is something much more personal, and reflects one’s ability to connect, communicate, and inspire others. While some may seem to be born leaders, most meaningful leadership skills are learned and can be refined with practice and intention.

This session will explore the differences between management and leadership and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the type of leader they are and want to be. Participants will engage in several activities to practice leadership skills related to building trust, creating a culture of accountability, and managing their own response to challenging situations. Participants will explore organizational practices that support inclusive leadership and engage in individual reflection, which includes building an understanding of how implicit bias impacts one’s own leadership. This full day session will benefit both individuals in formal management roles and those looking to advance their opportunity for leadership.

Part 1: Thursday, December 1 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Part 2: Tuesday, December 6 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Virtual Sessions via Zoom

PRICING: $175 Early Bird | $200 Standard

Grant Writing 201: Beyond Answering the Questions

Build your capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of all that goes into a successful application – beyond just answering the questions. In this interactive session you will learn and discuss how to structure a grant narrative for maximum effectiveness, build data systems for impactful grant reporting, strengthen funder relationships and cultivate donors, create sustainable grant management tools, and build a culture of philanthropy across your organization.

In this training, you will learn how to:

• Structure a grant narrative for maximum effectiveness

• Build data systems for impactful grant reporting

• How to build next level funder relationships and cultivate donors

• Create sustainable grant management tools

• Build a culture of philanthropy across your organization

Tuesday, December 13 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Virtual Training via Zoom

PRICING: $125 Early Bird | $150 Standard

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May 2022

Grantwriting 201: Beyond Answering The Questions

$5o/$125

May 17th | 9AM – 12PM | Pueblo, CO

More Than A Manager: Inclusive Management and Leadership

$175/$200

May 18th | 9AM – 12PM | Virtual on Zoom

May 25th | 9AM – 12PM | Virtual on Zoom

Southwest Year of Leadership Training Series: Leading a Tired Team 

$15/$60

May 18th | 9AM – 12PM | Durango Rec Center

June 15th | 11AM – 12PM | Virtual on Zoom

June 2022

Advocacy for Nonprofits

$125/$150

June 23| 9AM – 12PM | Virtual on Zoom

Making The Ask

$125/$150

June 29 | 9AM – 12PM | Denver, CO

July 2022

Southwest Year of Leadership Training: Strategic Mapping

$15/$160

Part 1: July 7 | 2PM – 5PM | Durango Rec Center

Part 2: August 10 | 11AM – 12PM | Zoom 

Strategic Planning – Sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Foundation

$85/$175

Part 1: July 13 | 9AM – 12PM | Zoom 

Part 2: July 2o | 9AM – 12PM | Zoom 

Southeast Housing Solutions Summit

$50/$100

July 14 | 8AM – 5PM | Otero College, La Junta

August 2022

Nonprofit Board Leadership

$85/$175

August 4 | 10AM – 5PM | Zoom 

In person | Canon City Library 

October 2022

Volunteer Engagement

$100/$175

Part 1: October 5 | 9AM – 12PM

Part 2: October 12 | 9AM – 12PM

Virtual Sessions via Zoom 

Get Grants

$175/$200

October 11 | 9AM – 4PM

In person | Steamboat Springs

Community Engagement and Inclusion

$175/$200

October 26 | 9AM – 3:30PM

In person | Fort Collins (Timberline Church)

November 2022

Get Government Grants

$175/$200

November 10 | 9AM – 4PM

In person | Denver

December 2022

More Than A Manager: Inclusive Management and Leadership

$175/$200

Part 1: December 1 | 9AM – 12PM

Part 2: December 6 | 9AM – 12PM

Virtual Sessions via Zoom 

Grant Writing 201: Beyond Answering the Questions

$125/$150

December 13 | 9AM – 12PM

Virtual Training via Zoom