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



The Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Conference registration is open.  Don't miss this opportunity to increase your network, add to your professional capacity and meet the funders in the southeast region of Colorado.  Early bird pricing is available through August 15th. 

Click Here to Register Today!


CRC continues to recruit AmeriCorps VISTA members in Durango and Steamboat Springs for our Rural Capacity Building Project. CRC has partnered with the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado in Durango and with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation in Steamboat Springs who will each host a regional VISTA. VISTA members will work with the regional leadership committees to follow-up and build upon the momentum of RPD programming and to continue to provide meaningful and relevant professional development expertise to rural nonprofit and community organizations. 

2-Day Grant Seeking Clinic - Last Chance to Register! 
Join CRC for our most comprehensive and affordable grant writing training. This clinic covers topics from funding research, to the grant application, to program evaluation, and grant reporting! Participants also have the opportunity to ask their burning grant writing questions to an experienced "Funder/Grant Reviewer Panel". 

Registrants also receive 50% off an annual subscription to the Colorado Grants Guide! 

Date & Time: August 14 & 15 | 9am-4pm
Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits | Denver, CO 80203
Cost: $350 (includes 50% off Colorado Grants Guide!)
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
2014 Fall Conference
The premier annual event for Colorado's nonprofit sector, the conference draws over 800 nonprofit decision makers, foundation trustees and staff, corporate giving officers, and consultants and vendors who work with nonprofits.  Join us for two full days packed with new ideas, timely information, and great networking. You can't afford to miss this!


Date: Monday & Tuesday | October 6 & 7

Location: Denver Marriott Tech Center | 4900 S Syracuse St | Denver, CO 

Learn More and Register Here

Bingo Toolkit

A collection of tips and best practices from some of Colorado's leading charitable gaming managers. Inside you'll find ways to motivate volunteers, market your occasions, bring more excitement and variety to your gaming events, keep regular players happy, and attract new players.


If you're just beginning to run a charitable gaming operation, this guide will help you get off to a strong start. If you've been at this for a while and are looking for ideas to give your charitable games a boost, then you've come to the right place. 


Survey Stock PhotoShared 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 here

Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute

For nearly 25 years AFP Colorado has offered nonprofit and fund development professionals an engaging and informative annual conference. Join us this year for the Gold Rush in Vail, Colorado, as we mine for gold for each of our missions.


Date: September 11 & 12, 2014
Location: Vail Cascade Resort | 1300 Westhaven Dr | Vail, CO 

Register Now

Colorado United Day of Service

This statewide day of volunteer service, organized by the Colorado Recovery Office in partnership with Serve Colorado and Americorps as part of the National Day of Remembrance of 9/11, commemorates the 2013 Colorado Floods, while recognizing that Coloradans are resilient and will remain united in continued recovery.

Date: September 13, 2014
Location: Colorado Statewide
CRC Training Calendar

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

Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
September 4 | 10:00am-12:00pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Program Evaluation & Grant Reporting - DENVER
September 9 | 9:00am-12:00pm | $50 Early Bird-$60 Regular

Communicating Your Cause - GRAND JUNCTION 
September 16 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $30 Early Bird-$45 Regular

Development Roundtable, Guest TBD - DENVER
September 17 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular
In This Issue
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Upcoming Grant Deadlines  
September 1, 2014

The AEC Trust


Henry W. Bull Foundation


E.M. Christmas Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program (PAB)


Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation


Law Enforcement Assitance Fund (LEAF)


William G. McGowan Charitable Trust


Riverfront Park Community Foundation


Southern Colorado Community Foundation


UPS Foundation


Weckbaugh Foundation


Women's Fund of Weld County


September 2, 2014

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation


Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


September 5, 2014

Foundation for the Protection of Animals


Wolcott Family Foundation 


September 8, 2014

CPW: Small Range Maintenance Grant Program


September 15, 2014

The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation


Learning Disabilities Foundation of America


Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society


September 20, 2014

Bacon Family Foundation


September 30, 2014

BBVA Compass Foundation


Concert for Kids


El Paso Corporate Foundation


U.S. Bank Foundation


UCC Neighbors in Need


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

Last Chance for Early Bird Discount for Southeast RPD in Trinidad! 
Save $25 when you register by Wednesday, August 13th! 

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 two AmeriCorps*VISTA members to join our team in Durango and Steamboat Springs.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the positions available

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) recently announced that it has formed a partnership to launch the Colorado Small Business Technology Cooperative (CO-SBTC) to offer businesses access to discounted technology and support services. Learn more about who you can access discounted technology services here!

Increasing Investment in Rural America - Check out this recent publication from the White House. In conjunction with the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, the White House Rural Council announced a $10 billion dollar investment fund to promote rural economic development.  Learn more here!


Upcoming Grant Deadline: US Dept. of Housing is offering grants through the HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program to support small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district or "Main Street" area by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The application deadline is 8/18/2014. 


Upcoming Grant Deadline: The Wolcott Family Foundation supports nonprofit grassroots organizations throughout Colorado that focus on social change and environmental stewardship. Grants are provided to projects that emphasize environmental preservation, advocacy, and community involvement aimed at root causes of societal problems. The application deadline is 9/5/2014.  
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