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Events

September 12 – ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn

Retention Fundraising: Strategies for Keeping Your Colorado Gives Day Donors

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | Community Room, First National Bank of Durango

Ever wonder how your organization can stand out, acquire new donors and keep them?  In this ColoradoGives webinar, author and retention expert Roger Craver will help you turn your leaking bucket of donors into a watertight container of engaged lifetime donors. Join the Community Foundation in the First National Bank Community Room to view and discuss.

Lunch & Learns are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month in the First National Bank of Durango Community Room.  Lunch & Learns focus on education and resources regarding ColoradoGives, as well as provide local nonprofits the opportunity to connect.

Click here for more information on ColoradoGives, the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion, and how to begin the process of participating.

 

 

 

September 21 – Community Taste

Come out and enjoy the Community Foundation’s eighth annual Community Taste dinner.  Guests will dine on signature dishes prepared and contributed by local chefs and area food purveyors.  Complimentary beer and wine will be provided by local liquor stores and microbreweries.  Dancing with Tim Sullivan and the Narrow Gauge Band will follow dinner.

Thursday, September 21 | Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake  Ranch | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Tickets are $75 per person.




October 4 – Making a Difference Speaker Series

We are thrilled to announce Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, two time Pulitizer Prize winner and humanitarian, will be the first speaker in our new “Making a Difference” event series. He is confirmed to speak on Wednesday, October 4th at 7 pm at the Community Concert Hall. The following morning he will be a guest at an intimate breakfast at the Strater Hotel attended by sponsors and donors.

The Community Foundation launches Making a Difference Speaker Series featuring Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner to talk about making a difference one person at a time. Kristof is syndicated in the Durango Herald and his New York Times Best Seller, A Path Appears, aims to reconnect us through the myriad opportunities to make a difference provided by the new wave of social enterprise. He will speak to the community at the Community Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.  Purchase tickets here.

October 10 – Board Training Series Session 1

It’s a Great Job and Somebody’s Gotta Do It: The Role, Responsibilities and Rigors of Serving on Nonprofit Boards

Tuesday, October 10 – 4-6pm | Durango Community Recreation Center

Subjects to be covered:

• Why serve on a nonprofit board?
• Individual and collective board member roles and responsibilities
• Committee work
• Outreach work
• Expectations and accountability


This intensive three-part training series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado.  The trainings are scheduled for October 10, October 24 and November 7 from 4-6pm. Registration for the full series is $60.

The three trainings will be facilitated by Illene Roggensack, President of Third Sector Innovations in Grand Junction.  Roggensack has been involved in organization development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 25 years.  She provided a board training series in Durango during the autumn of 2016 and presented as the keynote at Essentials for Thriving Nonprofits, a workshop for regional nonprofit professionals, in April 2016.

The Board Training series has been planned by the Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (SW RPD) Interim Committee, a joint effort of local nonprofit leadership focused on continuing professional development to build a stronger nonprofit community.

October 24 – Board Training Series Session 2

Bold Boards, Big Impact: Building a Nonprofit Board with the Right People and Right Relationships

Tuesday, October 24 – 4-6pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room

Subjects to be covered:

• Board make-up
• Potential member identification and recruitment
• Onboarding and orientation
• Ongoing training and retention; retreats
• Relationships (internal to board, board with staff, board with community)


This intensive three-part training series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado.  The trainings are scheduled for October 10, October 24 and November 7 from 4-6pm. Registration for the full series is $60.

The three trainings will be facilitated by Illene Roggensack, President of Third Sector Innovations in Grand Junction.  Roggensack has been involved in organization development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 25 years.  She provided a board training series in Durango during the autumn of 2016 and presented as the keynote at Essentials for Thriving Nonprofits, a workshop for regional nonprofit professionals, in April 2016.

The Board Training series has been planned by the Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (SW RPD) Interim Committee, a joint effort of local nonprofit leadership focused on continuing professional development to build a stronger nonprofit community.

November 7 – Board Training Series Session 3

Paying Attention to the Right Things: Assurance that the Nonprofit Board is On Point

Tuesday, November 7 – 4-6pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room

Subjects to be covered:

• Board self-evaluation
• Organizational success metrics and indicators
• Productive meetings and quality decision making
• Meaningful data (and its analysis) for use by the board
• Organization and succession planning
• Board needs at various stages of organization lifecycle


This intensive three-part training series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado.  The trainings are scheduled for October 10, October 24 and November 7 from 4-6pm. Registration for the full series is $60.

The three trainings will be facilitated by Illene Roggensack, President of Third Sector Innovations in Grand Junction.  Roggensack has been involved in organization development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 25 years.  She provided a board training series in Durango during the autumn of 2016 and presented as the keynote at Essentials for Thriving Nonprofits, a workshop for regional nonprofit professionals, in April 2016.

The Board Training series has been planned by the Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (SW RPD) Interim Committee, a joint effort of local nonprofit leadership focused on continuing professional development to build a stronger nonprofit community.

August 30 – Six Dollar String Band Community Concert

Join the Community Foundation for an evening of music provided by the the Six Dollar String Band in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits like Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center, an organization that aims to create positive social change by supporting all immigrants and their loved ones through advocacy, education, and integrative programs. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

Six Dollar String Band

 

Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center

August 23 – Pete Giuliani Community Concert

Join the Community Foundation for an evening of music provided by the Pete Giuliani Band in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits like Lisa Parker’s Puppies, an organization that aims to rescue, foster and find permanent loving homes for abandoned dogs and puppies in La Plata County and the rural Four Corners, while also raising awareness for spay and neuter and the proper stewardship of animals. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

The Pete Giuliani Band

 

Lisa Parker’s Puppies

 

August 16 – Black Velvet Community Concert

Come to the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel to enjoy an evening of music provided by Black Velvet. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, such as Durango Adult Education Center.  Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

The Durango Adult Education Center, a caring learning community, fills educational gaps by providing the skills and knowledge necessary for livable wage careers, post-secondary education, and social and economic mobility. For the last three decades, DAEC has played an important role in improving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable populations by providing highly effective programs and classes in adult basic literacy, high school equivalency preparation, financial literacy, and English as a Second Language. DAEC also provides onsite child-care and career transition services.

Black Velvet

 

Durango Adult Education Center

August 9 – Hello Dollface Community Concert

Join us for an evening of music provided by Hello Dollface in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits such as San Juan Symphony. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

In the early 1970’s, amateur musicians in Farmington, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado founded two separate orchestras. Today, the combined groups form the core of a 65-member professional orchestra that draws musicians from the entire Four Corners region, and is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are drawn from Farmington and Durango. The San Juan Symphony performs at Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, the Michael D. Palm Theater in Telluride, CO and Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, CO. The SJS also has three youth orchestras, serving 3rd-12th students in the Four Corners area, and sponsors an annual Youth Concerto Competition.

San Juan Symphony

 

Hello Dollface

News

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