Heart of Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days
Heart to Heart: Making Connections With Purpose
September 23-25, 2020. Fremont County
The Heart of Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days (HOC RPD) Program Committee is seeking high quality presenters with an interest in supporting rural Colorado community groups. Please consider submitting a proposal for the September conference. Capacity building sessions during RPD conferences typically feature groups of 20 – 50 participants and focus on nonprofit best practices for rural organizations. The Program Committee is seeking a variety of local experts, capacity building organizations, consultants, and funders to participate.
Priority deadline to submit your proposal is March 20, 2020. Workshop proposals submitted after the deadline will be accepted until all available spots are filled.
What to Expect
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. Meeting the needs of rural Colorado communities is what RPD is all about.
Heart of Colorado nonprofit professionals in attendance at the 2020 conference will be able to participate in more than 30 professional development opportunities over the 3-day conference.
The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with grantmakers in a rural setting. This provides a powerful opportunity for the state’s most influential funders to meet one-on-one with local and regional grantseekers. This exchange helps to break down barriers and ultimately results in stronger partnerships, increased access to resources and the development of long-term relationships. In 2014, the 12 core funders of the statewide RPD program donated nearly $45 million to Colorado’s rural communities.
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.
Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations.
- Rural Colorado’s nonprofit sector will have increased access to resources that support the operation of sustainable organizations in order to strengthen social impact.
- Grantmakers are increasingly engaged with rural Colorado community leaders to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges and collaborative opportunities.
- Rural communities have the resources needed to effectively collaborate on a regional scale by engaging nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials, and other statewide stakeholders.