Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days™ is Coming!

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days™ is coming! Is your community interested in hosting for 2023?

The Rural Philanthropy Days™ (RPD) conference is scheduled to return to the Southwest region in June 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.

CRC is seeking proposals from communities interested in hosting this dynamic event. We have seen successful proposals from individual towns, as well as across multiple communities in a county.

Please submit a one-page letter outlining your interest in serving as the RPD™ host community by July 15th, 2022 to Nellie Stagg at email hidden; JavaScript is required" rel="nofollow">email hidden; JavaScript is required. We encourage you to communicate with us before the deadline if you’re interested and/or have any questions about the commitment or process.

Upcoming Events

Part Three: Strategic Mapping

Thursday, July 7th | 2:00 – 5:00 PM | In-person at the Durango Rec Center

Wednesday, August 10th  | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtual*

The Let’s Do Good Well Strategic Mapping Tool ™ was created to be accessible and replicable to make action planning more attainable for organizations of all sizes. Using this tool, walks leaders through a holistic process of strategy development, empowering individuals and teams to feel confident about their direction and next steps. Through a personable approach to question, answer, and reflection, Knudsen Coaching & Consulting walks leaders through an organizational visioning process to identify key arms of business and priorities. After naming these desired outcomes, each leader is then guided through a pencil to paper exercise to bring detailed action and accountability that drives results.

Featuring April Dawn Knudsen of Knudsen Coaching & Consulting.

*This training will be 3 hours on July 7th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. There will be a 1 hour follow up training on August 10th  from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Natalie Georgalas, email hidden; JavaScript is required

Southwest DEI Learning Group 

The Southwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Group is welcoming new members who would like to join a monthly coffee chat working group centered around DEI work in the region. The goal of this peer learning group is to create a safe and supportive space for organizational and personal journeys towards equity and to hold each other accountable along the way. The group will work to connect organizations across the region to share resources, discuss challenges, celebrate successes, and focus heavily on ways to address institutional oppression in our communities.

The group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am-12pm on Zoom.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Katy Pepinksy at email hidden; JavaScript is required. All those committed to addressing inequities in their communities and workplaces are welcome!

El Grupo de Estudio de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión (DEI)

El Grupo de Estudio de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión (DEI) del Sudoeste busca nuevos miembros que quisieran unirse a un grupo de trabajo con charlas informales mensuales enfocadas en el trabajo de DEI en la región. La meta de este grupo de estudio entre pares es la de crear un espacio seguro y apoyador para los viajes de las organizaciones o de los individuos hacia la equidad, y mantenernos responsables mientras tanto. El grupo trabajará para conectar las organizaciones de toda la región para compartir recursos, hablar de sus desafíos, celebrar sus éxitos y enfocarse mucho en las maneras de abordar la opresión institucionalizada en nuestras comunidades.

El grupo se reunirá el primer miércoles de cada mes desde las 10 am a las 12 pm, con refrigerios ligeros incluidos. La ubicación de la reunión cambiará dentro de la región para facilitar el acceso a las reuniones, con reembolsos de combustible disponibles de ser solicitados. ¡También se anima que compartan los vehículos!

La primera reunión será el 1ero de septiembre desde las 10 am a las 12 pm por Zoom. Si tienes interés en unirte, por favor comunícate con Katy Pepinksy en email hidden; JavaScript is required. ¡Todos aquellos comprometidos a abordar las inequidades en sus comunidades y lugares de trabajo son bienvenidos!

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

For more information, please contact:

Nellie Stagg, Senior Program Director
720-637-8397 or email hidden; JavaScript is required