Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days

Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days

June 12 – 14, 2019 | North Fork Valley, Colorado

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Western Slope 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. Western Slope RPD, serving Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties will take place in the North Fork Valley, Colorado on June 12-14, 2019. 

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.

The Western Slope RPD will have some special experiences that showcase our small towns and diverse counties! Our host site, Delta County’s North Fork Valley, in the towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss, will take you back to a simpler time where cowboys still ride and the worse traffic jam is a cattle drive. You’ll appreciate the pristine scenic views of the the West Elk Mountains, the Grand Mesa and the North Fork of the Gunnison River. You’ll get the small town feel of a close connected community. You will immerse yourself into a progressive Creative District and enjoy the best broadband service in Western Colorado. You won’t find lodging at a chain motel, and you might be lucky enough to stay in a historic house, a yurt by the river, a winery’s cottage, a farm-stay and mesa B&B or lodge with views that never stop. So get ready, this is not your ordinary conference. Expect the unexpected and enjoy a North Fork Valley Experience.

Pricing Information

Grantseekers: $150 Early Bird (March 25 – April 21, 2019) | $175 Regular Price (April 21 – June 2, 2019)

Thursday Only: $100 Regular Price (March 25 – June 2, 2019)

Grantmakers: $195 Regular Price (March 25 – June 2, 2019)

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying applicants with demonstrated financial need to cover half of the registration fee for attending the 2019 Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days conference. Priority consideration will be provided to online applications received by April 21st.

Become a Western Slope RPD Sponsor

Why Sponsor?

Over 300 participants are expected to attend WS RPD from across the five county Western Slope region (Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties). Attendees include staff and board members of nonprofit organizations, community leaders, local government officials, and statewide grantmaking agencies. Your tax deductible contribution:

  • Provides an increased level of exposure to reach new and current clientele
  • Directly helps in strengthening the 1500+ public charities in the Western Slope region
  • Keeps registration costs for nonprofit participants extremely affordable
  • Helps local nonprofits to leverage statewide funding sources and grants

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Livingston, Event Coordinator
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