Upcoming Training Events

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

November 27 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Denver

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

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.

December 4 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Steamboat Springs

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

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Register for the 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”

December 4 | 9:30am – 12:30pm | Denver

$50 Early Bird | $65 Regular Price

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.

December 6 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

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

Denver | January 9 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

$25 Early Bird | $35 Regular

Register for these webinar opportunities using the right sidebar.

3-Part Development Officer Training Series

Build your professional capacity to manage and execute a comprehensive and sustainable fund development plan.

Does your nonprofit have a fund development plan? When did you last revise your plan? Is your funding diverse and sustainable? Let CRC help you improve and further utilize your fund development plan through our three-part Development Officer Series. Each full-day session addresses specific elements of fund development, including fundraising trends, diversified funding tactics, individual giving strategies, donor retention, capital campaigns, and planned giving. With the latest resources in fund development, participants will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue with peers and facilitators.

January 23 | February 28 | March 12 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

$120 Individual Session | $300 Full Series

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

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 – 3:30pm | Jefferson County

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

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

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

3-Part Pen to Paper Grantwriting 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 | April 10 | 9:00am –4:00pm

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 | April 17 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

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 | May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

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.   

April 10 | April 17 | May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Boulder

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular

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

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.

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

Register for these roundtable 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

November

Transforming Communication For a Better Workplace

$70 per individual | $55 per individual with group registration
November 27 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Denver

Effective Leadership

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

December

Strategic Planning- STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

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

Making the Ask – DENVER

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

Nonprofit Leadership & Management Informational Session

FREE
December 5 | 9:00am – 10:00am | Steamboat Springs

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

(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

3-Part Development Officer Training Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

April

3-Part Pen to Paper Grantwriting Series

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
April 10 | April 17 | May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Boulder

Nonprofit Financial Leadership 

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

May

3-Part Pen to Paper Grantwriting Series

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
April 10 | April 17 | May 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Boulder

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

$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

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

October

Volunteer Engagement

$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