Community Resource Center Monthly E-Newsletter
Success Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits
April 2014
Landscape behind Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO


The Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (SW RPD) Listening Tour took place on February 5-7, 2014 and gathered over 100 community leaders and executive staff from ten Colorado foundations and government agencies. This delegation, convened by the Community Resource Center and the SW RPD Steering Committee, sought to better inform statewide funding agencies of the opportunities and challenges in the communities of southwest Colorado. 


The results of these listening sessions are shaping the structure of the upcoming RPD conference this June in Pagosa Springs. The report is now available for download here!






Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

June 11-13, 2014 | Pagosa Springs


There's More than Meets the Mountains

Southwest Colorado: Small Towns - Enormous Opportunities


Mark your calendars and plan to join professionals from nonprofit organizations, public agencies, elected officials, business leaders and foundation representatives for Southwest RPD. 


3-Part Development Officer Series
Join CRC for a NEW Three-Part Development Officer Series! Build your professional capacity to manage and execute a comprehensive and sustainable fund development plan. This training series is for nonprofit professionals who are currently working in a development capacity and will provide a deep dive into the critical components of a sustainable fund development plan.



April 25 | 9:00am-4:00pm | 789 Sherman Street, Ste 100



May 9 | 9:00am-4:00pm | 789 Sherman Street, Ste 100



May 21 | 9:00am-4:00pm | 789 Sherman Street, Ste 100

Communicating Your Cause: How to Effectively Work with Elected Officials & Voters. 
Sponsored by Colorado Participation Project, Community Resource Center, and Colorado Nonprofit Association. 

This three hour program will help your organization build connections with elected officials in your community, learn how to engage voters in your mission, and advocate by the rules. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your elected officials and other nonprofits serving your community! 
Time & Date: May 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Regis University | 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221
Register Now $30 Early Bird | $45 Regular
Managing Across Generations
Presented by Community Resource Center, Fort Lewis College, Third Sector Innovations, United Way of SW Colorado, Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Omni Insititue, Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado
Join us in a discussion about the management of multiple generations in the nonprofit workplace. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the generations currently in the workplace: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
Time & Date: May 6, 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: Durango Recreation Center | Durango, CO
Register Now $85 (Includes breakfast and lunch)
Third Nonprofit Board Education eLearning Course Now Available 

The 5-Part board effectiveness training project was created in conjunction with the Secretary of State's office and nonprofit community leaders centered on strengthening nonprofits in Colorado. Module 3: Understanding the Form 990 and Financial Ratios provides an overview of the Form 990 and important ratios that you can use to assess your organization's financial health.

Access the Module 1, 2 & 3 at Secretary of State HERE
Spring Learning Circles 
It's officially spring! Time to shake off the winter blues and pack away our winter coats in preparation of warmer weather. Spring-cleaning your closet may not be on your "to-do" list, but spring-cleaning your career is a must, and your employers and future employers would agree! Join us for the Managing Donor Relationships series, featuring Maria Fabula, Executive Director of CRC.
Date & Time: Thursdays April 24-June 5 | 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits 
789 Sherman Street, Ste 100 | Denver, CO 80203
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
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 
CRC Training Calendar
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
CRC Featured Training
Community News
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
CRC Team
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
 May 1, 2014

American Honda Foundation


Best Buy Children's Foundation


Sam S. Bloom Foundation


Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation


CDNR: State Snowmobile Program


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program (PAB)


ECA Foundation


Grant Foundation


Maki Foundation


William G. McGowan Charitable Fund


The William B. O'Rourke Foundation


Shoup Charitable Trust


Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation - Youth Advocacy Project


May 2, 2014

State Farm Youth Advisory Board


May 3, 2014

Promoting Responsible Fatherhood


Xcel Energy Foundation


May 5, 2014

USA Equestrian Trust 


May 6, 2014

Nathan B. and Florence R Burt Foundation


May 10, 2014

Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation


May 15, 2014

Ralph L. & Florence R. Burgess Trust  

Clif Bar Family Foundation


Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley 


National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)


Sisters of St. Francis Social Justice Grant Fund


The Libri Foundation


May 20, 2014

Foundation for Protection of Animals


May 22, 2014

Dollar General Literacy Foundation


May 23, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts


May 28, 2014

Entertainment Software Association Foundation


May 31, 2014

El Paso Corporate Foundation


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 
Contact Us
Community Resource Center
789 Sherman Street Ste 210 | Denver, CO 80203