Upcoming Training Events

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

Greeley | November 16 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.

Peer Learning Opportunities

We believe that your peers hold a wealth of information and experiences that should be shared to help all nonprofit organizations move towards meeting their missions. This is why we have put a variety of roundtable opportunities on the calendar for 2017. We want to give nonprofit professionals a confidential space to share ideas and discuss solutions to challenges. All of our roundtable offerings are expertly facilitated by CRC staff to ensure you get the most out of every meeting.

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 | September 26 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Jared Polis Foundaton | October 23 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Kaiser Permanente | December 11 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Register for these roundtable opportunities using the right sidebar.

New to Nonprofits: 2-Part Webinar

Learn the essential tools you need to effectively create or expand a nonprofit organization forward and operate according to best practices in the State of Colorado.

Have an idea for a nonprofit? New to the sector? Do you want to know what it takes to effectively manage a nonprofit organization? You have the passion, now learn the basics of how to strengthen your mission and successfully manage and work with your nonprofit organization! This is an introductory training for those who are either new to the sector or starting a new nonprofit and are looking for a deeper understanding of what goes into working for and managing a successful nonprofit.

Part 1: Overview of Nonprofits and Their Role in Colorado | 
September 20th | 10:00am – 11:30am

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the nonprofit sector, why nonprofits exist, who nonprofits serve, and how a nonprofit differs from a for-profit. This is where we address assumptions about the nonprofit sector head on! Learn what it takes to be successful and what impact the nonprofit sector has on Colorado!

Part 2: Best Practices and Starting a New Nonprofit | October 3rd | 10:00am – 11:30am

With an understanding of the nonprofit sector and its roles and responsibilities in our community, gain an understanding of Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado and how they relate to your organization. These best practices will take your nonprofit to the next level in supporting your community.

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price

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 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

September 27 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Vision, Strategy and Execution: Using Backwards Design to Map and Align

In this dynamic half-day session, participants will grow their understanding of the backwards design process and how to apply it to their strategic framework. This course is open to all participants and specifically helpful for those charged with leading organizations and teams.  Participants will assess the ability of their vision to inspire a sense of purpose among staff and board, brainstorm the types of big changes and data shifts that they’d like to achieve over the next 10 years, and identify one area in their organization that would benefit from further alignment.

As a participant, you will:

  • Have an understanding of the backwards design process and how to apply it to your strategic framework
  • Assess the ability of your vision to inspire a sense of purpose among your staff and board
  • Brainstorm the types of big changes and data shifts that in ten years you hop to see shift
  • Identify one area in your organization that would benefit from further alignment

October 25 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Denver
$65 Early Bird | $80 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).

October 30 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Aurora
$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price

Pen to Paper Grant Writing: A 3-Part Series

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 | Oct 30 | 9:00am –4:00pm

SESSION 2: Mission Building Blocks | Oct 31 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

SESSION 3: GRANT ATTACHMENTS | Nov 28 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

October 30 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Durango
$150 Early Bird | $175 Regular Price

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 to 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.

November 15 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Colorado Springs
$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price

For more information, please contact:

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

September

New to Nonprofits: 2-Part Webinar

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular
September 20 | October 3 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Webinar

Colorado Grants Guide® Tutorial

FREE
September 20 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Webinar

Development Roundtable ft. El Pomar Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
September 26 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Denver

Strategic Planning

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
September 27 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

AmeriCorps Informational Webinar

FREE
September 28 | 10:00am – 11:00am

October

New to Nonprofits: 2-Part Webinar

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular
September 20 | October 3 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Webinar

Development Roundtable ft Jared Polis Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
October 23 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

Will You Count? Why the 2020 Census Matters

FREE
October 23 | 8:30am – 2:30pm | Denver

Vision, Strategy and Execution: Using Backwards Design to Map and Align

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
October 25 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

Fundraising and Storytelling: Raising Money is Revolutionary

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
October 30 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Aurora

Pen to Paper Grant Writing: A 3-Part Series

$150 Early Bird | $175 Regular Price
October 30 | October 31 | November 28 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Durango

November

Development Roundtable ft Anschutz Family Foundation

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price
November 6 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Denver

Impact Investing for Nonprofits

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular Price
November 15 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Colorado Springs

Get Grants – Greeley

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
November 16 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Greeley

Effective Leadership

$60 Regular Price
November 29 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Montrose

December

Making the Ask – Denver

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price
December 4 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

Program Planning & Evaluation

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

Colorado Grants Guide® Tutorial

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

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price
December 6 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

Development Roundtable ft. Kaiser Permanente

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular Price

December 11 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm | Denver

AmeriCorps Informational Webinar

FREE
December 11| 10:00am – 11:00am