Upcoming Training Events

Southern Colorado Nonprofit Education Series

Through the support support of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, we invite you to join a 4-part education series geared toward nonprofit staff, executives, board members, and volunteers.

PART 1: Making the Ask  | April 17 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Rawlings Library in Pueblo, CO

  • 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.

PART 2: Get Grants  | May 15 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Rawlings Library in Pueblo, CO

  • 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.

PART 3: Volunteer Engagement | June 25 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Rawlings Library in Pueblo, CO

  • 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.

PART 4: Board Leadership | July 16 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Otero Junior College La Junta, CO

  • 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.

Due to Southern Colorado Community Foundation’s generous sponsorship, the series is being offered at more than 50% off of the regular price.

PRICING: Half-Day Session $25 | Full-Day Sessions $50 | Full Series $150

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.

LGBTQ and Gender Diverse Safe Zone Training

This three-hour training introducing basic LGBTQ terms and identities and creates a safe space for questions. We will cover the differences between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, gender diversity and attraction and expand on the additional types of diverse identities that fall beneath the umbrella categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. This course also looks at words or questions that may be considered offensive to someone with an LGBT identity or their allies, how to avoid their use, and language that is more inclusive. It engages participants to develop an appreciation for the experiences of LGBTQ people, as well as, the challenges faced by gender diverse people. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment through several interactive activities.


This training will give participants:

  • A working knowledge of the various ways people in the gender diverse and transgender community identify relating to gender identity and expression
  • An increased comfort level in communicating with, and using language related to, the gender diverse and transgender community. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment through several interactive activities.

April 24 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

Register for the LGBTQ and Gender Diverse Safe Zone Training on 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.

Next50 Initiative | April 25 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation | May 15 | 10:00am – 11:30pm

Shift Research Lab | May 23 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Colorado Health Foundation | June 27 | 10:00am – 11:30am

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

Register for a CRC Development Roundtable using the sidebar.

Making the Ask

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

This training is being offered free to nonprofit professionals thanks to Tony Grampsas Youth Services

 April 30 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Montrose Regional Library | FREE

Register for Making the Ask – Montrose using the sidebar.

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.

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.

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

Register for Building Stronger Communities and More Effective Organizations Through Engaging Constituents using the right sidebar.

Advocacy for Nonprofits

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.

May 29 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular

Register for Advocacy for Nonprofits 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).

June 20 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for Get Government Grants opportunities using the right sidebar.

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”

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

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for a Nonprofit Board Leadership session using the right sidebar.

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.

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

October 24 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Aurora

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for Volunteer Engagement 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

April

Southern Colorado Nonprofit Education Series – P. I : Making the Ask

$25 Individual Session | $150 Full Series 
April 17 |  9:30am – 12:30pm | Pueblo, CO

Nonprofit Financial Leadership – LITTLETON 

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

LGBTQ and Gender Diverse Safe Zone Training

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
April 24 |  9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft Nextfifty Initiative

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
April 25 |  2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver or Teleconference

Get Grants – Sponsored by Tony Grampsas Youth Services

FREE
April 30 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Montrose

May

Southern Colorado Nonprofit Education Series – P. II : Get Grants

$50 Individual Session | $150 Full Series 
May 15 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Pueblo

Development Roundtable ft. Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
May 15 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver or Teleconference

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

Development Roundtable ft Shift Research Lab

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
May 23 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver or Teleconference

Advocacy for Nonprofits

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular
May 29 | 9:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver

June

Get Government Grants – DENVER

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

Southern Colorado Nonprofit Education Series – P.III : Volunteer Engagement

$50 Individual Session | $150 Full Session 
June 25 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Pueblo

Nonprofit Board Leadership – CASTLE ROCK

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

Development Roundtable ft Colorado Health Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
June 27 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver or Teleconference

July

Southern Colorado Nonprofit Education Series – P. IV : Board Leadership

$50 Individual Session | $150 Full Series 
July 16 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | La Junta

Development Roundtable ft The Colorado Trust

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

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