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


CRC worked with the Northern Colorado Nonprofit Resource Center and the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center to plan and host a 1-day conference for Northern Colorado nonprofits who experienced negative impacts from last fall's flooding. The We've Seen Fire & We've Seen Rain conference was held at the beautiful, historic Stanley Hotel and attracted more than 100 nonprofit professionals! Features of this conference included a World Cafe style networking breakfast, where participants were able to engage in small group discussions about how their community is recovering from recent disasters, and a funder Q&A panel where participants heard directly from foundation representatives about giving priorities, relationship building, and ways to make a grant application stand out. 


Many thanks to the Northern Colorado Community Foundation, the Stanley Hotel, Regis University, and Wells Fargo for sponsoring this successful event! 




Communicating Your Cause: How to Effectively Work with Elected Officials & Voters - GLENWOOD SPRINGS
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: June 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Glendwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave, 81601
Register Now $30 Early Bird | $45 Regular
Neighborhood Liaison Forum 

Neighborhood Liaison Forums (NLF) provide networking and training opportunities for professionals working in neighborhoods.  Representatives from local government and agencies are invited to attend these meetings. Topics range from code enforcement to housing programs and community based events. NLF is a great opportunity for representatives to learn about what other agencies have done and how to address neighborhood issues in their respective jurisdictions. 


Date & Time: July 23, 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits | 789 Sherman Street, Ste 100

Learn More

Fourth 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 4: Regulatory Compliance and Filing Requirements gives an introduction to federal and state-level legal requirements for nonprofits, and provides insight into the board's role in ensuring that their organizations stay in compliance. Access Modules 1-4 from the Secretary of State's Office here.

Colorado Gives Day: 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014 is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Donors are encouraged to join the movement to "give where you live" and raise millions for Colorado nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations.


Community First Foundation and FirstBank have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day since 2010. To date, the program has distributed $58.1 million to Colorado nonprofits ($8.7 million in 2010, $12.8 million in 2011, $15.7 million in 2012 and $20.9 million in 2013). CLICK HERE for last year's report.  
Tech4Good Denver

Website Management Tools: Learning the Components and Picking the Right Ones

Learn about the components of content management systems (such as Word Press and Drupal) used to manage and build websites including purpose, functionality, and implementations. After exploring the "nuts and bolts," find out how to pick the best one for the goals of your organization. Don't miss the free appetizers, wine and beer, as well as time to network with other nonprofit professionals.

Speakers: Bethany Siegler from Unique Think and others


Date & Time: May 21, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Mile High United Way | 2505 18th Street | Denver, 80211
AFP May Panel Session
Crowdfunding - What Works?

Crowdfunding is an online tool to fund a specific program or project through a collection of donors. It is a restricted, online annual giving program using a social media platform.

Join us as we explore this topic with;

  • Teresa Martinez, Director at Continental Divide Trail Coalition
  • Jonathon Stalls, Founder and Lead Itinerant at Walk2Connect  
  • Ryan Oestreich, Director of the Sie Film Center, Denver Film Society
Time & Date: May 16, 11:30am-1:50pm
Location: Denver Public Library in the B2 Conference Area
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway | Denver 80204
CRC Training Calendar
Development Roundtable with Anschutz Family Foundation - DENVER
May 22 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular
Development Officer Series: Part 3 - DENVER
May 23 | 9:00am-4:00pm | $150

Making the Ask - EAGLE
May 29 | 10:30am-2:30pm | $30
Program Evaluation & Grant Reporting - DENVER
June 17 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $50 Early Bird-$60 Regular
Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
June 19 | 2:00pm-4:00pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular
Get Grants - DENVER
June 25 | 9:00am-4:00pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular
Development Roundtable with The Colorado Trust - DENVER
June 26 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Upcoming Grant Deadlines  
June 1, 2014

Broomfield Community Foundation


The Christian Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program (PAB)


Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation


Kendrick Foundation


J.K. Mullen Foundation


Bee Vradenburg Foundation


Young People's Ministries (YPM)


June 15, 2014

The Colorado Health Foundation


IRS: Low Impact Taxpayer Clinic Grant


The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc.


June 16, 2014

Mile High Connects Equitable Transportation Initiatives Grant


June 20, 2014

Bacon Family Foundation


U.S. Bank Foundation


June 30, 2014

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF)


Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust


Presbyterian Hunger Program


H. Chase Stone Trust


CRC Staff 
President & CEO
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 

Oct 21 | Carbondale
Oct 22 | Denver

Andy Robinson is coming to Colorado to present on Board Development! 
Rural Philanthropy Days Updates

RPD Convenes Community Leaders and Front Range Foundations throughout Southeast Colorado
The delegation tours Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Bent County
On April 28 - 30, 2014, the Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Listening Tour convened over 115 community leaders from eight Southeast Colorado counties - Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers - with the executive staff of four foundations and two government agencies. This delegation was convened by CRC and the Southeast RPD Steering Committee to better inform funders and state/local government officials about regional successes, challenges and needs prior to the upcoming Southeast RPD conference, which will take place September 24 - 26, 2014, in Trinidad, Colorado.  


At the tour's conclusion, several regional issues had emerged, including: youth recreational opportunities, economic diversity and job creation, downtown development, substandard housing, aging populations, access to health care, substance abuse and generational poverty. Stay tuned for

a comprehensive report on what we heard in the Southeast!


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Registration for Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Closes on Friday, May 23!

Don't Delay, Register Today for this fantastic opportunity! RPD is bringing together community leaders from Southwest Colorado (Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties) for three days of networking, capacity building, and opportunities to increase financial support for rural nonprofits. Learn more about the June 11-13 conference in Pagosa Springs!  



USDA Establishes Rural Business Investment Program - Throughout Colorado, rural communities are looking for new and unique ways to create economic diversity and attract younger generations back to small towns. USDA's new program seeks to bring increased capital investments to small rural businesses, including those working in biotechnology, advanced energy production, local and regional food systems, and improved farm technologies. Learn more about the program here


The National Science Foundation Offers STEM Learning Project Grants - Does your organization provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning opportunities? Find out if you qualify for a grant from the National Science Foundation. The Science Learning+ opportunity will provide up to $14.4 million to support research into how learning happens outside the classroom, exploring the most effective practices and building the evidence base in this area. Learn more here


Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit - The Rural Assistance Center has designed a toolkit to help you develop and implement programs to improve community mental health using proven approaches and strategies. The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of mental health and substance abuse programs. Modules include resources for you to use in developing a program for your community. Download the toolkit here


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