Upcoming Training Events

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

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.

February 26, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

PRICING: $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

Mission Centered Advocacy

Advocacy is an essential nonprofit best practice that positions our sector to make missions and visions a reality. In this session, participants will identify the root causes of the issues facing their organizations and understand means to achieve long-term change. The session will also explore best practices for engaging community members in efforts that achieve just and inclusive solutions. We will discuss two practical and accessible ways that your organization can practice nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement with Community Resource Center through our programs the Root Causes Network and Participation Project.

March 10 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Glenwood Springs

PRICING:  $25 Early Bird | $40 Regular

Finding Funding on the Web

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 the Colorado Grants Guide®.

Research is the first step for success in grant-writing. Developed by the Community Resource Center, the Colorado Grants Guide® is Colorado’s leading tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive, online database profiles over 750 local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, government agencies and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.

Save valuable time and resources and master the Colorado Grants Guide® today.

  • Master your usage of the Colorado Grants Guide® online for grant funding research
  • Understand basic grant terminology and how research fits into the larger process
  • Recognize what to look for in a foundation 990

March 24 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Video Conference via Zoom

PRICING:  $20 Early Bird | $35 Regular

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

March 10 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

PRICING:  $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular

High Impact Communications

This workshop will cover outward-facing and social media communication strategies for non-profits. This workshop will be helpful whether you have one hour or 10 hours a week dedicated to communications. Although this will be (primarily) a high-level presentation, participants will leave with tools for their communications toolbox they will be able to use immediately

February 25th, 9:30AM – 11:30PM in Steamboat Springs

STARS Ranch 35465 US-40, Steamboat Springs, CO

February 27th, 11:00AM – 1:00PM in Granby

Granby Library

55 Zero St, Granby, CO 80446

March 4th, 9:30AM – 11:30PM in Craig

Craig Hotel – Hampton Inn

377 Cedar Ct, Craig, CO, 81625

March 26th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM in Steamboat Springs

2025 Shield Drive Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

April/May, Kremmling, CO – More Information Coming Soon

PRICING: Free Event

Relationships are Messy: HR & Leading Small Teams

As an organizational leader some of the biggest challenges and opportunities are tied to small teams. Relationships are messy, especially when it comes to navigating the pitfalls and best practices of Human Resources. HR requires a delicate balance of team management leaders from all experiences and backgrounds. During this training, we will discuss resources to take your organization to the next level! Join Ms. Knudsen & Ms. Seagren with their combined 12 years of executive experience and professional expertise on leadership and the blunders of Human Resources.

April 15 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

PRICING: $100 Early Bird | $125 Regular

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

Course description: Organizations with inclusive cultures are 6x more likely to be innovative, anticipate change, and have effective responses, compared to those without.

Are you and your employees ready to have a meaningful dialogue about how to best recruit and retain an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) workforce? This training is a great opportunity for cisgender and heterosexual audiences to get an introduction to basic terminology in a safe space for questions.

This training will cover topics such as:

  • The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Other types of diverse identities that fall under the LGBTQ spectrum
  • Words or questions that could be considered offensive to the LGBTQ community
  • Inclusive language
  • Building understanding of the experiences and challenges of people who identify as LGBTQ
  • Community resources available for LGBTQ individuals and becoming a better ally

May 21 | 12:30pm – 5:00pm | Denver

PRICING:  $65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

Leading Successful Projects

Course description: 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.

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.

May 21 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Colorado Springs

PRICING:  $65 Early Bird | $80 Regular

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February

High Impact Communications

Free Event

February 25th | 9:30am – 11:30am | Steamboat Springs

February 27th |11:00am – 1:00pm | Granby

March 4th  | 9:30am – 11:30am | Craig

March 26th  | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Steamboat Springs

Nonprofit Financial Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
February 26 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Denver

March

Mission Centered Advocacy

$25 Early Bird | $40 Regular
March 10 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Glenwood Springs

More than a Manager: Inclusive Leadership

$100 Early Bird | $120 Regular
March 10 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Denver

Finding Funding on the Web

$20 Early Bird | $35 Regular
March 24 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Video Conference via Zoom

April

Relationships are Messy: HR & Leading Small Teams

$100 Early Bird | $125 Regular
April 15 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Denver

May

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
May 21 | 12:30pm – 5:00pm | Denver

Leading Successful Projects

$65 Early Bird | $80 Regular
May 21 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Colorado Springs