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


Thank you to everyone who attended Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days! It was a hugely successful conference that brought over 350 grantseekers, grantmakers, and local officials to Pagosa Springs to share ideas, network, and work collaboratively on regional issues. 


A very special thank you to all the dedicated  SWRPD Steering Committee members who volunteered over 400 hours over the past year to plan this unique regional event. Especially the event co-chairs Mary Jo Coulehan from Pagosa Springs and Briggen Wrinkle from Durango. This conference would not have been possible without all their hard work, creativity, and passion for the sector. 


Finally, thank you to the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County for your hospitality and welcoming us to your community. Pagosa Springs was a beautiful backdrop for this event. Between the Hot Springs Resort, the San Juan River, the views from Reservoir Hill and the delicious food from local restaurants like the Pagosa Baking Company - it's a wonder any work was accomplished! 


Wednesday night reception on Reservoir Hill

Boettcher Foundation Roundtable on Friday

Even with all the distractions of play and beautiful landscapes, the nonprofits in Southwest Colorado work extremely hard to provide invaluable services and resources to their communities. Through the generous support of the philanthropic community in Colorado, nearly 600 grants totaling over $16 million was awarded to nonprofits over the past 5 years in this region. This support allows these deserving nonprofits to continue to make an impact on their communities. For more information and to view the interactive funding impact map, visit our website! 

A Warm Welcome to our New Staff!
CRC is thrilled to introduce our new staff who joined the CRC Team in June! Kelli and Jake bring unique skills to CRC and will be valuable in moving our programs forward! 


Kelli Mowrey - Resource Coordinator 

Kelli is passionate about international development, education, social justice, and Spanish and, because of this, has also spent a great deal of time volunteering throughout Latin America. Previously, Kelli worked at the Boettcher Foundation as a Scholarship Program Intern and as the Social Enterprise Intern for Youth on Record. Kelli earned her Master's degree in International Development with concentrations in Nonprofit Management and Latin America at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (DU). In her free time, Kelli enjoys practicing yoga, reading, learning new languages, and traveling, especially to spend time with her fiancée's family in Honduras.


Jake Arnolds - Outreach Coordinator

Jake worked for 5 years as a bilingual investigator for the Colorado State Public Defenders. This experience contributed to his passion for social justice and provided him with an intimate knowledge of all of Denver's communities and neighborhoods, the challenges that they face, and the importance of building relationships among neighbors to create strong communities. Jake returned to graduate school in 2012, completing his M.A. in International Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. As a Denver native, Jake enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking in the mountains and he and his wife share a deep passion for international travel.  

Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money! Presented by Andy Robinson
If your board is not raising all the money it could - in fact, if your board is not raising any money at all - you are not alone. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the reasons why, and outline strategies to turn things around. 

Registration includes Andy's new book, Train Your Board (And Everyone Else) to Raise Money.


Date & Time: October 21 | 9am-4pm 
Location: Third Street Center | Carbondale, CO 81623
Cost: $125 Early Bird | $150 Regular

Date & Time: October 22 | 9am-4pm
Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits | Denver, CO 80203
Cost: $150 Early Bird | $175 Regular
c(3) Forum
Register Today-Still Spots Available
Presented by the Association of Funders, Colorado Nonprofit Association, and Community Resource Center


The C3 Forum is a full-day event that facilitates dialogue and strengthens relationships between Front Range nonprofits and funders. Nonprofit attendees participate in funder-led discussions to learn about the grantmaking process and to build their grantseeking skills. 


Don't Delay-Register Today!! Space is limited, but spots are still available!
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.


Learn more about Colorado Gives Day at CRC's Development Roundtable with Community First Foundation on July 22. Register Now! 
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Shared Space Survey

Occupancy costs are the second largest expense for our sector after personnel. Denver Shared Spaces  and The Nonprofit Centers Network are surveying the Colorado nonprofit sector to understand our space needs and resources.  


With just 25 minutes of your time, you can add your organization's perspective to this process by taking the   survey linked hereThe first 100 respondents will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Call for Nomination for National Philanthropy Day

Join the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado committee in recognizing the people and organizations making a difference and improving Colorado's quality of life. 


Nominations are due July 21, 2014. CLICK HERE  for more information, a list of past winners, or to download a form. 


Dashboards: Monitor Progress to Achieve Results 

Learn how to think about the process of setting-up a dashboard and review the general approach to using dashboards for measuring progress. See examples and hear stories from nonprofits who use dashboards within their organizations.

Date & Time: July 16 | 4pm-6pm
Location: Mile High United Way, Founders Room | 2505 18th Street, Denver
CRC Training Calendar
Nonprofit Financial Management - DENVER
July 22 | 9:00am-1:00pm | $60 Early Bird-$70 Regular

Development Roundtable with Community First Foundation - DENVER
July 22 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular
Communicating Your Cause - BOULDER
July 29 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $30 Early Bird-$45 Regular
C3 Forum - DENVER
July 31 | 8:30am-4:45pm | $95 CNA/CAF member-$115 Standard

August 7 | 10am-5pm | $80 Early Bird-$100 Regular

2-Day Grant Seeking Clinic - DENVER
August 14 & 15 | 9am-4pm | $300 Early Bird-$350 Regular

Development Roundtable with DOLA - DENVER
August 21 | 2pm-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Get Grants - CASTLE ROCK
August 22 | 9:30am-4:30pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular

Communicating Your Cause - COLORADO SPRINGS
August 27 | 1:00pm-4:30pm | $30 Early Bird-$45 Regular
In This Issue
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Upcoming Grant Deadlines  

August 1, 2014

American Honda Foundation


Anschutz Family Foundation


Best Buy Children's Foundation


CDE: Colorado State Library Services & Technology Grants


The Denver Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program (PAB)


DOLA: Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Program


ECA Foundation


Goodrich Foundation


Mary's Pence


Nord Family Foundation


Toshiba America Foundation



August 4, 2014

Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund



August 14, 2014

Jackson National Community Fund (JNCF)


August 15, 2014

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants


Gannett Foundation


Alice Jenkins Foundation


National Emergency Medical Association (NEMA)


Open Meadows Foundation, Inc.


The Libri Foundation


Union Pacific Foundation



August 16, 2014

Harder Foundation



August 21, 2014

Chinook Fund



August 31, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation


Oxbow Animal Health


Patagonia, Inc.


Schramm Foundation



CRC Staff 

President & CEO
Maria Fabula, Ext. 120

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager 
Leah Rausch, Ext. 170

Education Coordinator
Erin Adair-Guy, Ext. 100

Resource Coordinator 
Kelli Mowrey, Ext. 160

Outreach Coordinator 
Jake Arnolds,, Ext. 130

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 
Rural Philanthropy Days Updates

Registration Opens on July 14 for Southeast RPD in Trinidad!

Nonprofit professionals and community leaders from Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties are invited to attend this three-day conference in Trinidad on September 24-26. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with statewide and local funders, collaborate on projects and identify new funding opportunities. The conference is designed, organized, and funded by community volunteers from the Southeast region. To learn more, please visit our website at or find us on Facebook


Staff Positions Available:

CRC is currently hiring three AmeriCorps*VISTA members to join our team.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the positions available


Finding Funding for Main Street Revitalization  

Many towns in rural America have a wealth of historic buildings and Main Street shops that symbolize the vibrant heart of the community. As municipal coffers dwindle and private enterprises relocate, Main Streets are often the first indicator of economic decline. Recent years have seen an increased effort to revitalize these downtown centers, with a focus on historic preservation, creative enterprise, and community pride. Check out just a few of the many resources available to develop and maintain a lively downtown space.

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