Upcoming Training Events

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.

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

Kenneth King Foundation | November 14 | 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.

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

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”

October 2 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Fort Collins

November 19 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $50 Early Bird | $65 Regular

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

Organizations with inclusive cultures are 6x more likely to be innovative, to anticipate change, and respond effectively, as compared with organizations that lack inclusive cultures. Are you and your employees ready to have a meaningful and substantive dialogue about how best to recruit and retain an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) workforce? Whether you’re in the corporate, non-profit and public sector, LGBTQ diversity and inclusion training will improve the workplace for LGBTQ employees and customers, by building awareness and reducing harassment and discrimination claims. Cisgender and heterosexual audiences will become more informed to better support the LGBTQ community.

This training introduces basic terms and identities and creates a safe space for questions.  It covers the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and expands on the additional types of diverse identities that fall beneath the umbrella categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning.  This course also looks at words or questions that may be considered offensive to someone with an LGBTQ identity or their allies, how to avoid their use, and language that is more inclusive. Then the focus shifts to developing an understanding and empathy for the experiences and challenges faced by gender diverse and transgender people; a working knowledge of identities and expression; an increased comfort level in communication and appropriate language; and an understanding of available community resources to both support and become better allies to the community.

October 16 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver

PRICING:  $65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

Impact Investing for Nonprofits

Impact investing is in the news, and it’s happening in your neighborhood. But what does it all mean? Colorado is leading the way in this arena and there are exciting opportunities for nonprofit organizations to rethink how to finance their important work. Come learn more about this topic and have a chance to ask questions and discuss these ideas with fellow innovators. This updated training will share trends and specific ways for your organization to evaluate this revenue model. Topics will include:

  • How Impact Investing Can Fit into Your Revenue Strategy
  • Costs and Benefits of Impact Investing Strategies
  • Strategic Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations and Impact Investing
  • What Funders/Investors Look For

October 24 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Lafayette

PRICING:  $65 Early Bird | $80 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

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 on 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

November 7 | 9:00am – 4:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 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

November 8 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Greeley

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Meaningful Community Engagement

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

Nov 13 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for Meaningful Community Engagement using the right 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.

Nov 14 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Webinar

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Register for these webinar opportunities using the right sidebar.

Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Topic Table

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

November’s panel will cover social enterprises and impact investments in the current nonprofit landscape. If you’ve ever wondered if social enterprise is the right way to create revenue for your nonprofit, been interested in program-related or impact investments, or wondered what funders look for when investing in these types of innovative funding opportunities, here’s an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Join CRC’s Director of Education and Leadership Development, Rebecca Gorrell, Julie Reiskin, Executive Director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, Janice Fritsch, President of Kenneth King Foundation, and Kelsey Nolan, Executive Director of the Dakota Foundation, for a conversation regarding these unique types of funding and the panelist’s expertise in receiving and administering it.

November 21 | 3:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $20 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.

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

December 5 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

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 | Denver

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

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September

Topic Table: Marijuana and the Nonprofit Sector

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

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

Leading Succesful Projects

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

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

October

Making the Ask

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular

October 2 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Fort Collins

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
October 16 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Denver 

Development Roundtable ft. El Pomar Foundation

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

Impact Investing for Nonprofits

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
October 24 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm | Lafayette

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

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

November

Program Planning & Evaluation

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

November 7 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

Volunteer Engagement

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
November 8 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Greeley

Meaningful Community Engagement

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
November 13 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | 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

Making the Ask

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular

November 19 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Topic Table

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular

November 21 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

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

Get Grants

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

December 11 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

Development Roundtable II ft. Caring for Colorado

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