Upcoming Training Events

Strategic Planning

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 road map 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.

This training will cover topics including:

– Recognition of what a strategic plan is and is not
– Understanding different processes by which strategic planning can be accomplished
– Identifying the core elements that are the foundations of a strategic plan: Mission, Vision and Core Values
– Crafting Compelling Goals, Objectives, and Activities
– Strategies for Implementation

August 14 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

December 5 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular 

Register for a Strategic Planning session using the right sidebar.

Transforming Communication for a Better Workplace

Everything DiSC® is a transformational tool to help you understand yourself and others to have more effective relationships. Everything DiSC offers specific solutions for people at any level of an organization while creating a common language that everyone can use. It is the simplest and most robust model for understanding people and it offers immediately applicable solutions to build better relationships that lead to better workplaces and productivity.

Participants in this training will:

  • Receive their custom Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile
  • Explore the DiSC itself to understand the whole assessment and its place in any organization 
  • Understand their own approach to communications in the workplace 
  • Understand methods to identify others’ communication style

August 20 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Denver

$70 per individual or $55 per individual with group registration

Register for Transforming Communication for a Better Workplace 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.

AV Hunter Trust | August 29 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Kenneth King Foundation | November 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am

El Pomar Foundation | October 16 | 10:00am – 11:30am

**Caring for Colorado I | December 10 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

**Caring for Colorado II | December 18 | 10:00am – 11:30am

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

**Denotes a free Development Roundtable

Register for a CRC Development Roundtable using the sidebar.

3-Part Pen to Paper Grantwriting Series

Through the generous support of the Larimer County Organizations: Poudre River Public Library District, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, and the city of Loveland, CRC invites you to join us for this 3-part grant writing series. Participants are expected to participate in all three sessions of the training series. 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: This 3-part series will provide you with personalized consulting and peer review of a current grant application in a workshop setting. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA). This includes narrative, goals & objectives and grant attachments. This course is intended for nonprofit professionals that work in a development capacity and have an active grant application. Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback during the class and revise their proposals between sessions.

SESSION 1: Develop Your Effective Case for Support 

August 21 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Fort Collins

Defining your program goals, objectives, activities, and timelines are the most critical part of effective grant writing and help to build your strong case for support. Part 1 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on how to maximize the limited space available to tell your story in your grant proposal and work to clarify and refine your organization’s goals and objectives with the help of peer review.

SESSION 2: Mission Building Blocks 

August 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Loveland

Nonprofit best practices are the critical building blocks for an effective and sustainable organization. Many of the questions in the Common Grant Application are directly related to widely accepted sector best practices, and Part 2 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on reviewing and interpreting nonprofit principles and best practices writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

SESSION 3: GRANT ATTACHMENTS 

September 5 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Estes Park

Budgets and financial attachments are equally important as your grant narrative, especially for funders who are looking to invest in your organization and programs. Part 3 of the Grant Writing Workshop will focus on tips to avoid common mistakes and the essential elements of the attachments section of a grant proposal as well as tools for grants management and infrastructure.

This training series will be facilitated by Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education and Leadership Development.

PRICING: FREE

Due to Larimer County Organizations: Poudre River Public Library District, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, and the city of Loveland’s generous sponsorship, the training is being offered for free to Northern Coloradan Nonprofit Community Members

Registration for the Pen to Paper Series can be found on the right sidebar.

Topic Table: Marijuana and the Nonprofit Sector

CRC Topic Tables host nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers for a facilitated panel and discussion about a specific topic relevant to the sector.

September’s panel will address Marijuana and the Nonprofit Industry. Marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2012 and the impact of legalization has been the subject of many conversations, but still remains unclear. As of June of 2019, the industry has generated over $1 billion in marijuana revenue.

Join CRC CEO, Maria Fabula, Kind Colorado founders, Courtney Mathis and Kelly Perez, and John Jennings III, attorney at law at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, for a conversation regarding Cannabis Social Responsibility™ and the legal parameters of marijuana and the nonprofit industry’s relationship.

September 12 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $20 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Leading Successful Projects

Learn how to keep your nonprofit’s projects on track from start to finish with practical project management tools and techniques.

If your nonprofit starts projects with enthusiasm but soon finds them behind schedule, over-budget, or with a shifting scope, this course will provide you with solutions to these common problems.

Successful projects are completed on time, within budget, and with the results and level of quality expected by your stakeholders. Any nonprofit, regardless of size or budget, can benefit from applying project management tools and techniques to their many projects, including strategic-plan goals, fundraising events, and the development of new services or programs.

This session will cover 10 keys to project success, including:

  • Setting up a project for success during the planning phase;
  • Establishing realistic deadlines and budgets;
  • Identifying and managing project risks;
  • Communicating project status and changes;
  • Capturing the lessons learned for reference and future use.

September 17 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

PRICING:  $65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

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 | Boulder

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

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.

October 31 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

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”

November 6 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $50 Early Bird | $65 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.

Nov 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Register for these webinar 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

December 11 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Colorado Springs

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

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August

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
August 14 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Denver
$70 per individual and $55 per individual with group registration
August 20 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Denver
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August 21 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Fort Collins
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August 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Loveland
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$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
August 29 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver

September

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FREE
September 5 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Estes Park
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$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular
September 12 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver
$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
September 17 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

October

Development Roundtable ft. El Pomar Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
October 16 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver or Teleconference

Volunteer Engagement

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
October 24 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Boulder

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
October 31 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

November

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular
November 6 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft. The Kenneth King Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
November 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

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

December

Strategic Planning

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

Development Roundtable I ft. Caring for Colorado

FREE
December 10 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
December 11 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Colorado Springs

Development Roundtable II ft. Caring for Colorado

FREE
December 18 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Denver