Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days® Registration has Now Closed

Serving Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties. 

The Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD®) conference is scheduled to return to the Southeast region in September of 2023. This unique conference provides a forum for quality professional development opportunities close to home as well as networking with other community leaders in the region and relationship building opportunities with statewide funders. RPD not only creates the space to educate each other on regional needs but also works towards collaboratively addressing community-wide issues in the region. This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Southeast region which is composed of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers.

Previous Events

Southeast Housing Solutions Summit

July 14, 2022 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

 La Junta, Colorado

The Southeast Housing Solutions Summit is a highly-interactive opportunity to collaborate on one of the key issues contributing to the crisis of housing in the region – housing stock. This action-planning intensive will focus on building regional capacity to address this issue, and educating statewide stakeholders on the successes and specific needs of the region.
We encourage the active participation of statewide funders, opportunity zone representatives, state and local government officials, and nonprofit sector leaders – as collaboration between all of these stakeholders is the only viable path forward.
This thoughtfully facilitated summit will leave you inspired and with a clear path forward. Join other local leaders who care about housing and network with the people who can make things happen. Together we will map out tangible opportunities to take action.
Speakers Include:
  • Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development
  • Danelle Berg, Economic Development & Special Projects, Otero County
  • Michael Yerman, Disaster Recovery Planner, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development
  • Fallon Miller, Housing Development Specialist, Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing


  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Networking breakfast
  • 9:00 AM- 9:15 AM | Welcome and framing for the day
  • 9:25 AM – 10:30 AM | Fireside chat
  • 10:30 AM -10:45 AM | Time for Q&A
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Facilitated asset mapping
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Solutions generation
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Networking lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Solutions prioritization and refinement
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Break – coffee and snacks will be provided
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Presentation of the refined solutions
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Discuss commitments, action items, and next steps
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Networking happy hour

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee will be provided
Thank you to our title sponsor: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)

Regional Steering Committee

RPD conference activities are collaboratively coordinated by a Regional Steering Committee comprised of rural nonprofit, government and business leaders, Community Resource Center, and local foundation staff.

Check out what we did during the Southeast 2018 RPD™!

For more information, please contact:

Natalie Georgalas, Rural Action Network Program Manager at email hidden; JavaScript is required