Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Register Now for Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days!

September 12 – 14, 2018 | Cortez, Colorado

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Southwest region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Southwest RPD, serving Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, will take place in Cortez, Colorado on September 12 – 14, 2018. 

Online registration is now closed.

Pricing Information

Grantseekers: $155 Early Bird (July 9 – August 4, 2018) | $195 Regular Price (August 4 – 30, 2018)
Grantmakers: $195 Regular Price (July 9 – August 30, 2018)
Thursday Only: $75 Regular Price (July 9 – August 30, 2018)

Pre-Conference Trainings

Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation provide these critical training sessions across the host region prior to the three-day conference. The training sessions are geared to help local organizations and agencies understand how to position their nonprofit to compete with Front Range entities, how to use Philanthropy Days to their best advantage, and how to increase their capacity to compete for grants. We include these trainings in your registration fee, and the training is certain to maximize your organization’s exposure to the right funders at RPD.  This three hour workshop is designed to engage both veteran fundraisers and newcomers to the nonprofit world. Come be inspired, and get prepared to make the most of your Rural Philanthropy Days experience.

Pre-conference trainings are highly recommended for everyone and REQUIRED for first time RPD attendees.

Dates and Locations:

Wednesday, August 8 | 8:30 -11:30 AM
Fort Lewis College, Sitter Family Hall Room 710
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301

Wednesday, August 8 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 C R K Cortez, Colorado 81321

Thursday, August 30 | 8:30 -11:30 AM
Archuleta County Extension Office
344 Highway 84, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147

Thursday, August 30 | 2:00- 5:00PM
La Plata County Fairgrounds, Lightner Room (Upstairs)
2500 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301

Make-Up Session | Wednesday, September 12 | 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Cortez Recreation Center
425 Roger Smith Ave, Cortez, Colorado 81321

What to Expect

RPD conferences include many opportunities to increase your understanding of nonprofit best practices, collaborate with other community leaders and connect with Front Range and local funders. The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet with grantmakers in a rural setting.

The goal of RPD is to bring increased access to resources to support sustainable rural nonprofits, increase the engagement of funders in rural communities, and encourage effective collaboration on a regional scale.

For more information, please contact:

Kristi Smith, Event Coordinator
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