Program Criteria & Application

Applications for the 2018 cohort are closed, for information about how you can still get involved, contact Rebecca Gorrell at email hidden; JavaScript is required 303.623.1540 X100.


  • Your nonprofit is located in Colorado and some or all programs and services are provided in Colorado. Your organization is also highly interested in and energized about social enterprise and innovative ways to generate more unrestricted revenue to deliver greater impact
  • Minimum $250,000 Annual Operating Budget (can include in-kind)
  • Financial stability evidenced, in part, by 3 consecutive years operating a balanced budget
  • Completion of application (including all attachments), signed by the executive director and board chair
  • Commitment by 2 board members and 2 management level staff to participate in the program
  • Pre-application meeting with the Director of Education and Leadership Development

If you do not meet these requirements, you will have an opportunity to explain why you feel your organization should be considered. Please call us if you have any questions about your eligibility.

Recommendations & Preferences

  • The Exchange has a high interest in social enterprises that will provide employment opportunities for people facing employment barriers
  • Minimum commitment to attend all cohort sessions, as well as 15-25 hours per month of work between cohort meetings
  • Application and all attachments completed in partnership with a board member


To support your organization’s participation in the cohort, there will be a fee of $5,000.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Gorrell, Chief Program Officer
303.623.1540 x100 or email hidden; JavaScript is required