Find Your Region and Events

Interested in getting involved in your region? Consider serving on a regional Leadership Committee! Our regional leadership committees are a key outcome of the Rural Philanthropy Days program, building networks, partnerships and increased access to education and opportunities across rural Colorado. Each of the eight Leadership Committees build unique opportunities within their region in order to best meet the needs of their communities during the years between RPD conferences.

Benefits of Leadership Committee participation:

  • Expand Your Professional Network
  • Enhance and Inform Regional Opportunities
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Gain Access to Professional Development Opportunities

To learn more and get involved, contact Stephanie Gommert, RPD Program Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Heart of Colorado

The next Heart of Colorado RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Heart of Colorado region is comprised of Chaffee, Clear Creek, Custer, Fremont, Gilpin, Lake, Park, Summit, and Teller counties.

No Upcoming Events

Please check back for upcoming events in the Heart of Colorado region.


The next Northeast RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Northeast region is comprised of Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

2020 Northeast RPD Outreach Meetings

Join Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation for an informational session to learn more about the statewide RPD program, the planning process for the June 2020 conference, and how you can get involved as a Steering Committee member. We are looking for a diverse group of community leaders, nonprofit professionals, local government officials and foundation representatives to help inform the planning for a successful regional event. The Steering Committee will begin planning in the summer of 2019 for the June 2020 conference.

April 23 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Morgan Community College, Founders Room| Fort Morgan, CO

April 23 | 3:30 – 5:00pm
Phillips County Event Center, Ortner Room| Holyoke, CO
April 24 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Burlington Community & Education Center, Recreation Room| Burlington, CO
April 24 | 3:30 – 5:00pm
Eastern Trails Depot | Hugo, CO

Please RSVP to join us at an upcoming outreach meeting near you!


Join the 2020 Northeast RPD Steering Committee!

The Steering Committee is the primary organizing body of a Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference. The Northeast RPD Steering Committee will provide leadership, county representation, resource development, and financial management for the 2020 June conference. Steering Committee members should be aware that this opportunity requires dedication and a significant time obligation. However, serving as a committee member has many personal and professional benefits, and we hope you will formalize your participation by filling out this form here. We look forward to working with you!


The next Northwest RPD conference will take place in 2021. The Northwest region is comprised of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties.

No Upcoming Events

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San Juan

The next San Juan RPD conference will take place in 2021. The San Juan region is comprised of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.

Collective Impact 101

Collective Impact 101 – Coming Together to Address Complex Issues:

We know that to address multifaceted issues – hunger, public lands management, education, managing an arts district – we need to work together. “Collective Impact” goes beyond “Collaboration”, providing a way for producing extraordinary results, together. This workshop will provide interactive learning to explore what collective impact is, its foundational components, and how it can be applied in your community.

Time & Place:

April 22, 2019 | 1 – 4 PM | Gunnison, CO
April 23, 2019 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Ridgway, CO

Learn More and Register Here.

San Luis Valley

The next San Luis Valley RPD conference will take place on September 17-19, 2019 in Del Norte. The San Luis Valley region is comprised of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties.


The next Southeast RPD conference will take place in 2022. The Southeast region is comprised of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.

No Upcoming Events

Please check back for upcoming events in the Southeast region.


The next Southwest RPD conference will take place in 2022. The Southwest region is comprised of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.

No Upcoming Events

Please check back for upcoming events in the Southwest region.

Western Slope

The next Western Slope RPD conference will take place on June 12-14, 2019 in the North Fork Valley. The Western Slope region is comprised of Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Pitkin counties.