Upcoming Training Events

(re)Building Equitable Organizations

PART 1 | December 11 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Denver

This highly interactive half-day session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the horrific and insidious racial history and how the ghosts of the past are foundational to, and still exist in present-day policies, practices and procedures. This is done with a focus on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism. It is not done from an approach of “blame” or instilling “guilt” neither of which are specifically beneficial to changing outcomes, and equity is concerned with outcomes, not intent. It addresses values and how to lead, and create or influence policy, from an equity perspective or using an Equity Lens and demonstrates how to apply equity principles across any identity.

Participants will:

• Understand the principles of equity
• Learn root causes of inequities
• Learn to apply strategies to achieve equity

PART 2 | February 6 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Denver

The advanced inclusion training will go deeper into the subject matter of equity. Scenarios will be created, prior to the session, that are tailored more specifically to registered participants. As pre-work, participants will be invited to offer suggested issues they may be seeing or experiencing in their work that can be created as scenarios for the group to work on. Participants in the advanced session will be mandated to have attended Introduction to Inclusion before they can participate in the advanced session. In this advanced session, we will do less seminar-style teaching and more small and large group engagement. Participants will be able to have more advanced conversations around equity and its implementation, and more practice with using equity lens questions on various scenarios and/or sample policies.

$75 Part 1 only | $120 Part 1 & 2

Register for these (re)Building Equitable Organizations opportunities using the right sidebar.

Get Grants

Build your professional capacity to write competitive grants by gaining a deeper understanding of best practices for writing a grant application.

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

January 9 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Fundraising and Storytelling: Raising Money is Revolutionary

Fundraising is about shared purpose and commitment. When you decide where to put your money, you get clear on what really matters to you and why – and with this clarity comes investment, involvement, ownership, and a desire for dialogue and accountability. As organizers and as donors it is imperative that we invest in work and in relationships that are authentic and have integrity. One way to convey both the deeper meaning of our work and to engage in movement building with our whole selves (as donors, organizers, and community members) is to surface the stories that help us to understand the work – and our own commitment—more deeply. This session is a skill share (facilitated discussion between presenters and the audience) designed to explore grassroots fundraising and storytelling practices that make the work we do more immediate and accessible, and that promote authentic and powerful relationships between donors, organizers and community members (who might all be one and the same).

As a result of this skill share, participants will:

  • Understand how to use storytelling to convey the most crucial issues our communities are facing.
  • Understand how to integrate grassroots fundraising with other areas of movement building work.
  • Understand how storytelling can be a powerful tool for building authentic relationships- and why this is so important in relationships with donors.
  • Have new ideas about how media and storytelling can be effectively integrated into fundraising campaigns.

January 15 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Aurora

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

Rethinking Revenue: Program-Related Investments

As Impact Investing increases in its use and scope in the nonprofit sector, PRIs are more and more common. This full-day workshop will cover definitions and concrete examples of PRIs, an impact investing tool for Foundations. Participants will also have the chance to work through examples of PRI in the development stage to answer strategic questions and think about deal structure, terms, and impact. The session will close with a panel of funders who are active in the PRI space to share their experience and what they look for in successful investments.

This training workshop will also feature a funder panel.

January 16 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Finding Funding on the Web

Research is the first step for success in grantwriting. Developed by Community Resource Center, The Colorado Grants Guide® is Colorado’s leading tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive, online database profiles over 780 local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, government agencies, and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.
Participants of this training will learn the steps necessary to develop an organized, focused approach to research and how to optimize their search efforts, using this online resource. Save valuable time and resources and master The Colorado Grants Guide® today.

January 16 | 2:00pm – 3:30 | Webinar

March 7 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

May 15 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Webinar

July 18 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Webinar

Nov 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Register for these webinar opportunities using the right sidebar.

Development Roundtables

Community Resource Center Development Roundtables provide an introduction to a Colorado-based funder and Program Officer, and an opportunity for peer-learning and networking. Participants will gain valuable and unique information regarding the funder’s history and priorities for Colorado giving, current strategic plan and funding initiatives, grant application submission and review process, tips for success from a Program Office, and an opportunity for open dialogue and questions with Program Officer.

Colorado Health Access Fund | January 17 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Gates Family Foundation | February 20 | 10:00am – 11:30am

The Colorado Trust | July 18 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.

Exploring Strategic Board Communication

Join us for an engaging hour-long conversation to explore strategic board recruiting! Nonprofits thrive with strategic leadership engaged around the impact of your mission. Strategic leadership relies on engaged board members. But how to cultivate the right candidates and identify ideal board members can be a challenge. In this webinar, we will explore opportunities to do just that through the development and implementation of a strategic board recruiting plan. Join us to learn more and identify opportunities to refine your board recruiting practices for greater impact!

The webinar will include an overview of the elements of a strategic board recruiting plan and other opportunities to enhance board recruiting. Recommended for staff leadership, especially board liaisons, and board members.

January 29 | 10:00am – 11:00am | Webinar

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Strategic Planning

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, 1-day 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.

January 29 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Steamboat Springs

January 29 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

December 5 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for Strategic Planning opportunities using the right sidebar.

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 face-to-face 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.

This interactive learning experience will help you: 

  • Understand individual giving trends
  • Importance of donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Gain solicitation skills that will improve your effectiveness in closing gifts
  • Build a greater confidence in your ability to re-position the solicitation and respond to “NO”

January 31 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Buena Vista

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price

World’s Best Cup of Coffee: How to Measure and Improve Your Nonprofit’s Impact

If you wouldn’t believe a neon sign advertising the world’s best cup of coffee, why should anyone believe that your nonprofit is changing the world? This in-depth, interactive session will walk you through the importance of measuring your impact, building your impact logic model and theory of change, and walking through hands-on data analysis that you can start using at your own organization. Before the session, think of a current or upcoming project whose impact you’d like to understand. If you don’t have one yet, there will be sample scenarios to choose from at the session.

February 12 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

Mission-Centered Advocacy

Advocacy is an essential nonprofit best practice that positions our sector to advance missions and visions. In this session, participants will identify the root causes of the issues facing their organizations and understand means to achieve long-term change. The session will also explore best practices for engaging community members in efforts that achieve just and inclusive solutions.

January 30 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Join us for this one-day 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”

February 14 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Jefferson County

June 26 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Castle Rock

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for Nonprofit Board Leadership opportunities using the right sidebar.

Get Government Grants

Build your professional capacity to find and write competitive GOVERNMENT grants by gaining a deeper understanding of the government grants sector.

Join CRC for a comprehensive, one-day Introduction to Government Grants workshop and learn more about the differences and distinctions of grants in the government sector. Participants will understand the essential elements included in finding and writing government grant applications, and determining your eligibility and capacity to administer this type of grant.

This training will cover topics including:

  • The culture of government grant funding (local, state and national levels) – what makes them different from foundation grants?
  • Local, State and Federal level government grants – how they are similar and different? Determining which is right for you?
  • How do you find government grants – at each level?
  • Steps to Determine Eligibility – Are government grants right for you? How to determine if you can administer a government grant – do you have the capacity
  • Process for applying for and administering government grants (local, state and federal levels).

February 26 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Colorado Springs

June 20 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for Get Government Grants opportunities using the right sidebar.

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

March 21 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

October 24 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Aurora

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for Volunteer Engagement opportunities using the right sidebar.

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

Build your organizational capacity around nonprofit accounting practices, financial oversight, and internal controls.

Join us for an overview of the critical components of financial management for nonprofit organizations. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of basic financial management terminology, policies and best practices for success. Topics include understanding a nonprofit board of director’s financial oversight responsibilities, best practices around internal controls, year-end reporting requirements, an overview of financial statements including cash flow, and statement of activities.

April 18 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Littleton

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for Nonprofit Financial Leadership opportunities using the right sidebar.

Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents

Too often, our work begins to “institutionalize” and weaken the very relationships necessary to create stronger communities. Shifting relationships with your constituents is one of the keys to developing inclusive communities where everyone thrives.  Join us for a day of practice and emergent learning as we dive into the ways community engagement can benefit your service provision, your organization, and your advocacy. Learn what community engagement looks like in successful examples from around the country, and explore what it might look like in your organization.
You will leave this day with:

  • tools and activities you can do with your staff and constituents to build learning relationships that can serve your work while honoring the dignity of all parties.
  • opportunities for future learning.
  • an energizing perspective about community engagement that recognizes and addresses the challenges of working to do good in a sector that sometimes undermines the very efforts it purports to strengthen.

May 22 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Program Planning & Evaluation

Build your organizational capacity to assess your organization’s impact by gaining tools for strategic program planning and evaluation.

Program planning and program evaluation are critical to sustainable nonprofits and have implications for board engagement, grant writing, staff retention, and overall mission impact. Participants will understand the essential elements of effective program planning strategies and program evaluation methods that can be created and implemented by your board and staff.

This training will cover topics including:

  •  Review of program planning and tools like logic models to position yourself for future success
  • Deep dive into program goals, objectives and activities
  • Review of program evaluation methods including design, data collection, and data analysis and interpretation
  • Overview of how evaluation results can be used for marketing and fundraising

August 22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for Program Planning & Evaluation opportunities using the right sidebar.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education & Leadership Development
303.623.1540 X100 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

December

Colorado Grants Guide® Tutorial

FREE
December 6 | 11:00 – 12:00 PM | Webinar

(re)Building Equitable Organizations: Part 1

$75 Part 1 | $120 Part 1 & 2

December 11 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Denver

AmeriCorps Informational Webinar

FREE
December 11 | 10:00am – 11:00am

January

Get Grants – DENVER

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
January 9 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Fundraising and Storytelling: Raising Money is Revolutionary

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
January 15 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Aurora

Rethinking Revenue: Program-Related Investments

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
January 16 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
January 16 | 2:00pm – 3:30 | Webinar

Development Roundtable ft Colorado Health Access Fund

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
January 17 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver

3-Part Development Officer Training Series

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
January 23 | February 28 | March 12 | 9:30pm – 4:30pm | Denver

Strategic Planning- STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
January 29 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Steamboat Springs

Strategic Planning – LITTLETON

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
January 29 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Littleton

Exploring Strategic Board Communication

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
January 29 | 10:00am – 11:00am | Webinar

Mission-Centered Advocacy

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
January 30 | 9:30pm – 4:30pm | Denver

Making the Ask – BUENA VISTA

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
January 31 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Buena Vista

February

(re)Building Equitable Organizations: Part 2

$75 Part 1 | $120 Part 1 & 2

February 6 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Denver

World’s Best Cup of Coffee: How to Measure and Improve Your Nonprofit’s Impact

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
February 12 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

Nonprofit Board Leadership – JEFFERSON COUNTY

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
February 14 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Jefferson County

Development Roundtable ft Gates Family Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
February 20 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver

Transforming Communication For a Better Workplace

$70 per individual | $55 per individual with group registration
February 20 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver

Get Government Grants – COLORADO SPRINGS 

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
February 26 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Colorado Springs

3-Part Development Officer Training Series

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
January 23 | February 28 | March 12 | 9:30pm – 4:30pm | Denver

March

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
March 7 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

3-Part Development Officer Training Series

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series
January 23 | February 28 | March 12 | 9:30pm – 4:30pm | Denver

Volunteer Engagement – DENVER

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
March 21 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

April

Nonprofit Financial Leadership – LITTLETON 

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
April 18 |  9:00am – 4:00pm | Littleton

May

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
May 15 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Webinar

Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
May 22 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

June

Get Government Grants – DENVER

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
June 20 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Nonprofit Board Leadership – CASTLE ROCK

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
June 26 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Castle Rock

July

Development Roundtable ft The Colorado Trust

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
July 18 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
July 18 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Webinar

August

Program Planning & Evaluation – DENVER

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
Aug 22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

October

Volunteer Engagement – AURORA

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
Octover 24 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Aurora

November

Finding Funding on the Web

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
November 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

December

Strategic Planning- DENVER

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
December 5 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver