Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations. Southeast RPD serves nonprofit organizations in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero and Prowers counties. To become involved in the Southeast’s Regional Leadership Committee to help plan interim programming please contact Elizabeth Berkeley at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Upcoming Events

Pen to Paper  – 3-part series

Description: This 3-part series will provide you with coaching and peer review of a current grant application. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA), including: 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.


Part 1 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 organizations goals and objectives with the help of peer review.

Thursday, November 12 – PART 2: MISSION BUILDING BLOCKS

Part 2 will focus on reviewing and interpreting nonprofit principles and best practices and writing a narrative that references instructions to ensure you are answering the questions posed in an application.

Tuesday, November 17 – PART 3: GRANT ATTACHMENTS & PANEL

Part 3 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 session will also feature a panel of funders and grant professionals.

November 10, 12, & 17 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | $40 for specific counties | $60 standard

  • $40 counties include: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero & Prowers

Southeast Regional Resources and Partnership Building Workshops

Open to nonprofits, organizations and government officials who work with the following counties: Baca, Bent Huerfano, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo.

  • Jeff Osterman, Southern Colorado Community Foundation
  • Sammie George, Bent County Development Foundation
  • Ann-Marie Crampton, Lamar Community College

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, the Anschutz Family Foundation and local foundation staff.

Check out what we did during the Southeast 2018 RPD!

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Berkeley, RPD Program Coordinator
303.623.1540 X130 or email hidden; JavaScript is required