Community Resource Center Monthly E-Newsletter
Success Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits
March 2014

National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, 2014 and is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. We plan on celebrating our many volunteers that support CRC programs and the thousands of volunteers who support the sector! Mark your calendar and plan on giving all your dedicated volunteers a big THANK YOU!



"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

-Helen Keller


"It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those who are willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task."

-Robert F. Kennedy


A One-Day Conference for Northern Colorado Nonprofits
April 16 | 8:15am-4:30pm | The Stanely Hotel | Estes Park, CO 
$50 Early Bird (Ends April 2) | $70 Regular Price
Join CRC in partnership with the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and the Northern Colorado Nonprofit Resource Center for a One-Day Conference in Estes Park. The conference is designed for executive and development directors, board and staff members, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. It includes sessions on grant writing, budget management, fundraising and risk management. An extended networking lunch will include a funder Q&A panel sharing insider grant writing strategies. Learn how to refine your grant writing approach with guidance from the Anschutz Family Foundation, Bohemian Foundation, OtterCares, the El Pomar Foundation and The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.
Calling All Mountain Nonprofits!
2015 Rural Philanthropy Days Outreach
Nonprofits from Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties are invited to join CRC and the Anschutz Family Foundation for an outreach session to learn more about the June 2015 Rural Philanthropy Days event. For more information, please visit or contact RPD Program Associate Leah Rausch at or 303.623.1540 x 170.
March 31 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | Third Street Center, Carbondale
April 1 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM | CMC Edwards
April 1 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | CMC Breckenridge
Community First Foundation
Endowment Challenge Grants 2014
Community First Foundation is excited to announce Endowment Challenge Grants 2014 - designed to help nonprofits build permanent endowments. If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of endowments and how Community First Foundation can support you, review our Building an Endowment brochure. 
Contact Mike Jackson at
RFP for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) has issued a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges - such as Main Street revitalization, how to manage and direct growth, design community-supportive transportation systems, preserve natural and historic landscapes and buildings, protect working agricultural lands, and provide adequate and affordable housing. 
Application Deadline: May 6, 2014 9pm EDT
April Panel Session
Major Gifts: How to Develop Relationships and Make the Ask - Panel Discussion with AFP Past Presidents.
$25.00 AFP Members/Late registrations $35 
$40.00 Non-members/Late registrations $50 
Time & Date: April 18, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Denver Public Library in the B2 Conference Area
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver, CO 80204
Technology Summit: Boulder
Technology Summit is the only full day event of its kind in Colorado connecting nonprofit staff to technology trainings and resources. Embrace technology and springboard your team's success by prioritizing innovation across your nonprofit.  Register 3 staff members from the same organization and SAVE up to $200!


Thursday, May 8th at the Boulder Marriot 
Free University Career Fair
You're invited to join a free career fair at University of the Rockies! The event will feature over 20 local businesses. You will have the opportunity to meet with our Career Services Specialist at no cost. This event is designed for baccalaureate and higher educated candidates who are seeking to start their career, change careers, or advance their career in a diverse array of industries.


Date & Time: May 1, 11:00am-3:00pm
Location:  University of the Rockies Instructional Site | 1201 16th St., Suite 200, Denver, CO
CRC Training Calendar
Development Roundtable with the Chinook Fund - DENVER
March 19, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Get Grants - SALIDA
March 26, 9:00am-4:00pm
2-Day Grant Seeking Clinic - DENVER
March 27 & 28, 9:00am-4:00pm

Grantwriting Workshop: Part 1 - SALIDA
April 8, 11:00am-3:00pm
We've Seen Fire & We've Seen Rain: 1-Day Conference - ESTES PARK
April 16, 8:15am-4:30pm
Get Grants - MONTROSE
April 23, 10:00am-5:00pm
Grantwriting Workshop: Part 2 - SALIDA
April 24, 11:00am-3:00pm
Development Roundtable with Colorado Health Foundation - DENVER
April 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Development Officer Series: Part 1 - DENVER
April 25, 9:00am-4:00pm
April 30, 10:00am-5:00pm

May 7, 9:00am-4:00pm
Development Officer Series: Part 2 - DENVER
May 9, 9:00am-4:00pm
Grantwriting Workshop: Part 3 - SALIDA
May 13, 11:00am-3:00pm
Development Officer Series: Part 3 - DENVER
May 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
Development Roundtable with Anschutz Family Foundation - DENVER
May 22, 2:00pm-3:30pm
In This Issue
Fire & Rain Conference
RPD Save the Date
Community News
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
CRC Team
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
 April 1, 2014

The AEC Trust


Baseball Tomorrow Fund


Cobiz Cares Foundation


Crystal Springs Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program


DOLA: Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Program 


Gates Family Foundation


Marson Foundation


Mary's Pence


MGN Family Foundation


Nord Family Foundation


OEDIT: Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Programs


Sprout Foundation


Bee Vradenburg Foundation


April 2, 2014

Boulder Arts Commission Grants


April 15, 2014

Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation


LEGO Children's Fund 


The McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation


April 16, 2014

National Railway Historical Society


April 18, 2014

Snapdragon Book Foundation


USDA: Colorado Conservation Innovation Grant Program


April 27, 2014

CDHS: Domestic Violence Program 


April 30, 2014

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation


Lynn & Helen Clark Fund


Endangered Language Fund


Carl W. & Carrie Mae Joslyn Charitable Trust 


Ray Lanyon Fund


The Lawrence Foundation


The Mary Kay Foundation


Ambrose Monell Foundation


Herbert E. Parker Charitable Trust


Patagonia, Inc.


CRC Staff 
Executive Director
Maria Fabula, Ext. 120

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager
Crissy Supples, Ext. 190

Education Coordinator
Erin Adair-Guy, Ext. 100

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Associate
Leah Rausch, Ext. 170

Operations Coordinator
Alisa Lapp, Ext. 145

Thank you to CRC's
 Major Contributers 
Adolph Coors Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Caring for Colorado Foundation

Daniels Fund

Denver Foundation

El Pomar Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Rose Community Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Trust 
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