Upcoming Training Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  | May 1 | 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

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.

More Than a Manager: Inclusive Leadership

Good management involves knowing about governance and policies, delegating well, communicating effectively, and organizing one’s own time well.  Leadership is something much more personal, and reflects one’s ability to connect, communicate, and inspire others. While some may seem to be born leaders, most meaningful leadership skills are learned and can be refined with practice and intention.

This session will explore the differences between management and leadership and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the type of leader they are and want to be. Participants will engage in several activities to practice leadership skills related to building trust, creating a culture of accountability, and managing their own response to challenging situations. Participants will explore organizational practices that support inclusive leadership and engage in individual reflection, which includes building an understanding of how implicit bias impacts one’s own leadership.  This full day session will benefit both individuals in formal management roles and those looking to advance their opportunity for leadership.

June 19 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Register for More Than a Manager: Inclusive Leadership 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.

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

June 25 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Parker

December 5 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular 

Register for a Strategic Planning session using the right sidebar.

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.

July 11 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Leadville

PRICING:  $25 Regular

Due to Lake County Community Foundation’s generous sponsorship, the training is being offered at more than 50% off of the regular price

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.

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

3-Part Pen to Paper Grantwriting Series

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 

November 13 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

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 

November 19 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

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 

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

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: $300 Early Bird | $350 Regular

Registration for the Pen to Paper Series can be found on 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

May

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

$25 Individual Session | $150 Full Series 
May 1 |  9:30am – 12:30pm | Pueblo, CO

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

Meaningful Community Engagement

$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

June

More Than a Manager: Inclusive Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
June 19 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

Get Government Grants – DENVER

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

Strategic Planning

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
June 25 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Parker

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

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

Development Roundtable ft Colorado Health Foundation

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

July

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

$25 Reduced Rate, Thanks to LCCF Sponsorship
July 11 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Leadville

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

FREE 
August 21 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Fort Collins
FREE 
August 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Loveland

September

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

October

Volunteer Engagement

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

November

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
November 13 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

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

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
November 19 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

December

Strategic Planning

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

$300 Early Bird | $350 Regular
December 12 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver