Community Resource Center Monthly E-Newsletter
Success Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits
January 2015


2015 Leadership & Management Program Application Deadline Is Approaching! 


CRC is seeking qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds from nonprofits in all corners of the state to participate in this unique professional development opportunity. Now celebrating its 25th year, CRC's Colorado Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program provides innovative leadership and management training for new executive directors of nonprofit organizations. The 9-month program greatly enhances the leadership and management capacity of its participants on an individual, organizational, and community level. Training sessions include content covering;


  • Identifying Leadership Style
  • Personal challenge-by-choice experience
  • Telling your personal leadership story
  • Executive Coaching
  • Action Planning for the future
  • Organizational Capacity & Assessment
  • Board Development & Engagement
  • Fund Development
  • Financial Management
  • Inclusiveness & Diversity

Questions? Contact Erin Adair-Guy, Education Coordinator or visit our WEBSITE  




Don't miss this valuable opportunity to build your professional network, increase your nonprofit management skills, and develop and grow as an emerging leader in the nonprofit sector! 
Thank you to all of our Colorado Gives Day and year-end donors!


Colorado Gives Day raised $26.2 million for 1,677 nonprofits. On December 9, processed 107,862 donations. Every single donation is powerful, meaningful and sincerely appreciated.


Your generous support helped CRC wrap up a very busy and successful year! We exceeded our Colorado Gives Day goal by 46% and our overall end-of-the-year campaign goal by 71%. At the end of this campaign we also selected the winner of our Colorado-themed gift basket: one of our generous anonymous donors! THANK YOU!  

Collaborative Logo_FinalCollaborative Center Is Now Available to Rent!
The Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits' Collaborative Center is now available for rent to nonprofit and public agencies! Many of you have attended trainings in this space, and we are excited to make it available for your meeting and training needs. This training space was custom-remodeled in 2012 and received significant AV upgrades in 2014. Check availability and reserve on the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits website.
Collaborative Center Features:
  • 70" LCD projection screens
  • State of the art AV equipment including video conferencing capability
  • Outgoing phone line for conference calls
  • WiFi access
  • Affordable nonprofit rates
  • Access to prep kitchen area
  • 4 rooms to choose from with capacity for 15-100 people, depending room configurations
Questions? Contact Erin Adair-Guy, Education Coordinator or 
Rural Library Grants Guide Discount
Rural libraries that purchase through March 31, 2015 are eligible to receive 50% OFF subscriptions to the Colorado Grants Guide.

This offer applies to new purchases 
and renewals. Rural library staff should have received an email communication with the exclusive discount code. If you did not receive this communication, please contact Kelli Mowrey to redeem this offer.


Questions? Contact Kelli Mowrey, Resource Coordinator

State of Evaluation and Learning Survey
In partnership with The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Nonprofit Association, CRC distributed a first-of-its-kind "State of Evaluation and Learning" survey to several thousand contacts statewide. Based on a national survey completed by Innovation Network in 2012, the Trust will craft a report summarizing the results of the survey in early 2015. CRC and CNA will look to partner on opportunities to use the report in capacity building opportunities next year, including an "Evaluation Summit" focusing on trends in the sector, educational opportunities, and best practices for success.

CLICK HERE to take the survey - DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 16!
Questions? Please contact Phillip Chung at The Colorado Trust | 303-837-1200
Neighborhood Liaison Forum-January
CRC's Neighborhood Liaison Forum (NLF) provides networking and training opportunities for professionals working in neighborhoods.  Representatives from local government and agencies are invited to attend these quarterly meetings. NLF is a great opportunity for representatives to learn about what other agencies work in their respective jurisdictions and how to address neighborhood issues. 

January's Guest is David Portillo, Program Officer from Strengthening Neighborhoods, a program of The Denver Foundation

Date & Time: January 23 | 11am-1pm
Location: City of Aurora Building | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy | Aurora
Nonprofit Day at the Capitol
2015 brings new legislators to the General Assembly and new leadership in the Colorado Senate. This is a new opportunity for your nonprofit to build relationships with the legislators who represent your community. Relationships also position your organization to stand up for its mission and the people it serves.

Nonprofit Day at the Capitol is a great day for you to schedule meetings with your state legislators, learn how to navigate the Capitol, and advocate for your nonprofit's cause. The program will include presentations and networking with state legislators and resources to develop your advocacy skills.

Date & Time: January 28 | 7:30am-1:30pm 
You Shop, Amazon Gives.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features offered on The difference is that, when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Support Community Resource Center through AmazonSmile OR register your organization and ask your stakeholders to support you! 

CLICK HERE to get started!
Innovate for Good in 2015

Rose Community Foundation is launching a new and exciting project called Innovate for Good - a challenge designed to find and fund new ideas to make the Greater Denver community a better place to live.

Innovate for Good will award up to 10 grants totaling $250,000 to fund projects that answer the following question: What new and innovative idea would you bring to life to make the Greater Denver community a better place to live?


Ideas should reflect creative, new approaches and should be able to make a positive, measurable difference within one year. Ideas and proposals will be reviewed by Rose Community Foundation and a committee of community members from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.  


Submission Deadline: February 2, 2015 

CLICK HERE to learn more! 

CRC Training Calendar
 NE Pen to Paper Grant Writing - Part 1:  Effective Case for Support - FORT MORGAN
January 15 | 10am-4pm | $80 Individual-$215 Full 3-Part Series

Nonprofit Financial Management - DENVER
January 21 | 10am-4pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular

NE Pen to Paper Grant Writing - Part 2: Mission Building Blocks - YUMA
January 22 | 10am-4pm | $80 Individual-$215 Full 3-Part Series

Development Roundtable with Kenneth King Foundation - DENVER
January 22 | 2pm-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Strategic Planning - Part 1 of a 10-Part Northwest RPD Education Series - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
January 27 | 10am-3pm | $65 Individual-$630 Full 10-Part Series

SW Pen to Paper Grant Writing - Part 1: Get to the Point - BAYFIELD
February 3 | 9am-4pm | $125 Full 3-Part Series
Register Now

NE Pen to Paper Grant Writing - Part 3: Grant Attachments - LIMON
February 5 | 10am-4pm | $80 Individual-$215 Full 3-Part Series

Executive Director Roundtable - Part 1: Financial Audits - DENVER
February 10 | 11am-1pm | $15 Individual-$50 Full Series

2-Day Grant Seeking Clinic - DENVER
February 12 & 13 | 9am-4pm | $300 Early Bird-$350 Regular

Board Leadership - Part 2 of a 10-Part Northwest RPD Education Series - CRAIG
February 18 | 9am-4pm | $100 Individual-$630 Full 10-Part Series

Get Grants - RIFLE
February 18 | 10am-5pm | $80 Early Bird-$100 Regular

Development Roundtable with Rose Community Foundation: Health - DENVER
February 19 | 2-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Get Grants - BOULDER
February 24 | 9am-4pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular

Government Grants - DENVER
March 4 | 9am-4pm | $125 Early Bird-$150 Regular

Grant Writer Roundtable - Part 1: Overhead Myth - DENVER
March 5 | 11am-1pm | $15 Individual Session-$50 Full Series

SW Pen to Paper Grant Writing - Part 2: Stay on Point - DURANGO
March 10 | 9am-4pm | $125 Full Series

Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
March 10 | 10am-12pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Development Roundtable with Rose Community Foundation: Education - DENVER
March 19 | 2pm-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Program Evaluation & Logic Models - DENVER
March 27 | 9am-4pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular

In This Issue
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Seeking Research Volunteers!
Want to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado? Join CRC's Colorado Grants Guide Research Team!

We are seeking qualified, motivated individuals to assist with updates to the 
Colorado Grants Guide database. You can find a job description here.

If interested, please send the completed
application form to Kelli Mowrey


Upcoming Grant Deadlines  

January 15, 2015

Anschutz Family Foundation


Gates Family Foundation


Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation


January 16, 2015

Moffat County United Way    

January 23, 2015

 The Libri Foundation 


January 28, 2015

 Boulder Arts Commission Grants

January 30, 2015

 Bonfils Stanton Foundation


January 31, 2015

John G. Duncan Charitable Trust

February 1, 2015

American Honda Foundation


Best Buy Foundation


ECA Foundation


Mary's Pence


PeyBack Foundation, Inc.


Toshiba America Foundation


February 2, 2015

EPA: Environmental Education Grants


Innovate for Good with the Rose Community Foundation 


February 5, 2015

CPW: Shooting Range Development Grants Program


The Denver Foundation  


February 6, 2015

Ent Federal Credit Union 


February 15, 2015

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants


The Colorado Health Foundation


Colorado Rural Health Care Grants


Gannett Foundation


National Emergency Medicine Association


Open Meadows

Foundation, Inc.


Subaru of America Foundation


February 17, 2015

CDE: Colorado Charter Schools Program Grant


February 21, 2015

Chinook Fund


February 25, 2015

Boulder Arts Commission Grants


February 27, 2015

Dollar General Literacy Foundation


February 28, 2015

Mile High Equitable Transportation Initiatives Grant


CRC Staff 
President & CEO
Maria Fabula, Ext. 120

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager 
Leah Rausch, Ext. 170

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator 
Amanda Barlow, Ext. 130

Education Coordinator
Erin Adair-Guy, Ext. 100

Resource Coordinator 
Kelli Mowrey, Ext. 160

Operations Coordinator
Alisa Lapp, Ext. 145

Communications Associate, VISTA
Emily Treece, Ext. 190

Southwest Regional Coordinator, VISTA
Ricky Green, 970-375-5807

Thank you to CRC's
 Major Contributors

General Operating Supporters

Grants Guide Supporters

Leadership Program Supporters
Anschutz logo

RPD Program Supporters
Adolph Coors

Anschutz Family Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Caring for Colorado Foundation

Daniels Fund

El Pomar Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Rose Community Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

The Colorado Trust 
Rural Philanthropy Days Updates

Pen to Paper Grant Writing: Join CRC for a three-part training series in the NORTHEAST and SOUTHWEST regions. The series will provide personalized consulting and guidance on your current grant application. Each session is a hands-on writing workshop with an opportunity for instructor feedback and peer review, beginning on January 15 in the Northeast and February 3 in the Southwest.  For more information or to register today, click here 


Northwest Education Series: Join the Interim Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days (NW RPD) Steering Committee for a 10-Part Education Series geared towards nonprofit staff, executives, board members, and volunteers. The series will take place over 18 months, beginning on January 27 with a half-day session on Strategic Planning, presented by Maria Fabula, President & CEO of Community Resource Center. For more information or to register today, click here!


Western Colorado Nonprofit Council presents a training on Great Financial Management with Cathryn Saylor Peterson, a Principal of Maxfield Peterson P.C., Accountants & Advisors. This is the second in a series of trainings offered to nonprofit organizations in conjunction with Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days. The half-day session will take place in Montrose, Grand Junction, and Gunnison in mid-January. Learn more or register today. 



The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNSC) - CNCS is offering AmeriCorps State and National Grants to public and private nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

Deadline 1/21/2015, click here for more information or to apply today.


The Funder Network: Partners for Places Match Grant Application - Partners for Places is a successful match grant program that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. Ranging from $25,000 to $75,000, successful proposals are for projects that the local government sustainability office and local, place-based funder(s) consider important to the community.

Deadline 1/28/2015, click here for more information or to apply today.


Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2015 Request for Proposals - The Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Match Grant Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations. Projects should focus on water quality, watersheds and the habitats they support.

Deadline 2/03/2015, click here for more information or to apply today.


"Impact Report: The Economic and Human Impact of Nonprofit Organizations on Rural America" produced by them National Rural Housing Coalition, reports on the extensive economic and human impact that rural nonprofit organizations have on the communities they serve. The report includes surveys from over 100 nonprofit rural housing organizations that serve low-income families in rural communities throughout the U.S.  Download a copy of the report here.

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