E-Newsletter | June 2017

CRC is excited to announce the newest addition to our programming with the adoption of the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange (The Exchange). The Exchange is where innovators, creatives, social entrepreneurs and visionaries come to learn about, share, enhance, develop, finance, and launch sustainable revenue projects and businesses for their nonprofit organizations. 

Founded in 2013, by Caryn Capriccioso and Rick Zwetch of InterSector Partners, and Julie Voyles of JVoyles Nonprofit Consulting, the Exchange has worked to create a resourced ecosystem of social enterprise nonprofits, venture philanthropists, and foundations to support Colorado communities. The Exchange’s Social Enterprise Cohort has graduated 21 organizations who have successfully launched 12 social enterprises, with another 4 in development. Participating organizations have raised over $1.8 million in start-up and initial capital, and created over 40 jobs in the community.

We are pleased to partner with experts in the field and experienced social enterprise professionals to bring this resource to nonprofits and communities across the state and envision a thriving, resourced social enterprise sector in Colorado.

The Exchange is made possible by generous funding from The NowHere Fund, Rose Community Foundation, The Denver Foundation, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado, The Bright Mountain Foundation and The Anschutz Family Foundation, as well as local sponsors such as Vectra Bank Colorado and Emily Davis Consulting.

Please join the Exchange founders, funders, co-hort members, business mentors and CRC on July 13th at 3:30pm at the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits to celebrate the Exchange successes and launch the application for the next co-hort.

Maria Fabula, Chief Executive Officer
Grant Deadlines

July 1
Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)

Cobiz Cares Foundation

Coors Foundation, Adolph

Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust

A.V. Hunter Trust, Inc.

Vradenburg Foundation, Bee

July 14
USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund

Yampa Valley Community Foundation  

July 15
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

July 31
Lucille Drinkwater Allen Charitable Trust

Bohnett Foundation, David

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation

Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund
CRC Staff

Hannah Clemenson
Executive Coordinator
Maria Fabula
Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Gorrell
Director of Education & Leadership Development
Diana Pineda
Program Assistant
Leah Rausch
Director of Rural Partnerships
Emily Shamsid-Deen
Community Engagement Manager
Andrea Swan
Program Coordinator, Rural Philanthropy Days
Emily Treece
Development Program Coordinator

Thank You to Our
A.V. Hunter Trust  
Anschutz Family Foundation 
Adolph Coors Foundation 
Ballantine Family Fund  
Boettcher Foundation  
Brett Family Foundation  
Buell Foundation  
Caring for Colorado Foundation  
The Colorado Health Foundation  
The Colorado Trust  
Corporation for National & Community Service  
Daniels Fund  
The Denver Foundation  
El Pomar Foundation  
Gates Family Foundation  
Kenneth King Foundation  
Nonprofit VOTE  
Rose Community Foundation  
US Bank  
USDA Rural Development 

Community Resource Center
789 Sherman Street 
Suite 210
Denver, CO 80203
Rural Philanthropy Days Updates
Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) provides a powerful opportunity for the state’s most influential funders, government representatives, business leaders and local nonprofit organizations to strengthen partnerships and better meet the needs of Colorado’s rural communities. 

Planning for 2018 RPD Conferences Begins This Summer
By serving on the RPD Steering Committee, you can expand your professional network, develop your leadership skills, and help shape the 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days conference in your region. Join CRC and Anschutz Family Foundation in the Southwest this summer for an informational meeting. 

Southeast: Sign up to serve on the Steering Committee here! Planning will begin in August for the June 2018 conference.

Southwest: Outreach Meetings | Click here to RSVP
July 26-27 | Pagosa Springs, Durango, Cortez

2017 RPD Conferences
San Juan RPD serving Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, Delta, and San Miguel counties is upon us!
June 14-16, 2017 | Follow us on Facebook to stay connected during and after the conference. 

Northwest RPD serving Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties
September 27-29, 2017 | Registration opens July 10 | Follow us on Facebook

Upcoming Regional Events
Are you interested in continued nonprofit professional development in your rural community? Check out what the RPD interim committees are currently planning across the state. If you’re interested in joining your regional committee, contact Andrea Swan at swan@crcamerica.org and stay up to date on our regional events page.

Northeast: Board Development | Fort Morgan | July 6 | Register Now
Social Enterprise Exchange
CRC is celebrating the adoption of our new program, the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange on July 13th at 3:30pm at the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits. Join us to celebrate the Exchange successes and launch the application for the next co-hort. To RSVP for this event, go here.
America Divided: The Class Divided
Join CRC for The Class Divided, a documentary film in the America Divided Series. Local leaders, RISE Colorado will facilitate a disucssion on how to approach the student achievment gap in Colorado's school districts.

Tuesday, August 1 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Open Media Foundation
Host a VISTA at Your Organization
Are you a nonprofit in rural Colorado? Would you like to increase your organizational, financial, and/or administrative capacity? If so, please consider joining us for a FREE webinar to discuss hosting a VISTA member at your organization through the CRC Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project. During this webinar you will learn about the application process, supervision requirements, cost, and the timeline to apply.

July13 | 9:00am - 10:00am | Grand Juction | Register Now
August 23 | 10:00am - 11:00am | Webinar | Register Now
October 19 | 10:00am - 11:00am | Webinar | Register Now
November 29 | 10:00am - 11:00am | Webinar | Register Now
2017 Conference on Poverty
The 2017 Colorado Conference on Poverty - Louder Than Words: Measuring Success Through Data - will bring Colorado attendees representing local government, nonprofit, faith-based and community-based organizations to Crested Butte, on August 7-11, 2017 to discuss Community Action and anti-poverty strategies. To learn more and register, go here
Upcoming Webinars
How to Engage Your Elected Officials During the 2017 August Recess
Join the Independent Sector on Thursday, June 22 at 3:00pm ET for a strategic examination of the benefits and limitations of town halls, district office meetings, and site visits, and for guidance on choosing the right summer strategy for your organization. For more info and to register, go here.
Ballot Measure Advocacy for 501c3 Nonprofits
Did you know that as a 501(c)(3), your organization is free to advocate for or against any measure appearing on the ballot? In this webinar a ballot question expert from Bolder Advocacy  will help your nonprofit take a stand on a ballot measure as part of your regular advocacy and explain the differences between direct and grassroots lobbying. The Nonprofit VOTE webinar will take place July 13, for more info go here
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region is accepting project proposals for the 2017-2018 program year! AmeriCorps NCCC teams provide direct, boots on the ground, service to nonprofits, schools, municipalities, federal and state entities, and Tribal governments. The next available service dates are Nov. 3 – Dec. 19, 2017, for which the Concept Forms are due no later than July 14, 2017. Download and fill out the form here.

Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls. For the Fall Cycle, proposals must be submitted between July 1st and August 15th. To submit a proposal, go here.
The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. For more info and to complete a RFP, go here

Training Calendar

Program Planning and Evaluation | Pueblo
June 27 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | $50 Individual Session - $175 Full Series
Nonprofit Financial Leadership | Denver
June 29 | 10:00pm - 5:00pm | $100 Early Bird - $120 Regular Price


Board Development Presented by Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days | Fort Morgan 
July 6 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | $35 Regular Price

Get Grants | Montrose
July 12 | 9:00am - 4:00pm| $100 Early Bird | $120 Regular Price

Making the Ask | Alamosa
July 19 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | $25 Individual Session - $175 Full Series

Pen 2 Paper: Develop Your Effective Case for Support | Loveland
July 19 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | $75 Early Bird - $100 Full Series

Getting Started with Social Enterprise| Longmont
July 25 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | $65 Early Bird - $80 Regular Price

Data Management Tools for the Data-Averse | Denver
July 27 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | $65 Early Bird - $80 Regular Price


America Divided: The Class Divide | Denver
August 1 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Free Film Screening | Guest: RISE Colorado

Finding Funding on the Web| Webinar
August 8 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | $25 Early Bird - $35 Regular Price

Get Grants | Pueblo
August 10 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | $50 Individual Session - $175 Full Series

Pen 2 Paper: Mission Building Blocks | Fort Collins
August 15 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | $75 Early Bird - $100 Full Series

Executive Director Roundtable: Government Alliances & Relationships Denver 
August 16 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | $15 Regular Price
Rural Resources
USDA is offering funding through the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant which will assist communities, Indian Tribes, and Nonprofit Corporations to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. Applications are due July 24. Click here for details.
The US Department of Education is offering funding through the Small, Rural School Achievement program which awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local education agencies to address the unique needs of rural school districts. Applications are due June 30. Click here for more information.
The Chinook Fund offers grants to support grassroots community organizations working for social justice and human rights across Colorado. The Fund prioritizes proposals from historically marginalized communities, and looks for work that is collaborative, risk taking, and strategic.  Applications for the Fall Cycle are due August 21. Find out more here
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