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Events

May 16 & 17 – Important Meetings about Colorado Gives

The Community Foundation is hosting a 3-city tour May 16 and 17 with Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Team to discuss online giving. Join us to learn more about Colorado Gives — and how your nonprofit will benefit from participation in our regional platform. You will be invited to share ideas, concerns and feedback about ColoradoGives.org, Colorado Gives Day, Kids for ColoradoGives & swcogives.org

All nonprofit organizations in the region should plan to attend one of the following meetings:

  • Cortez, May 16, 9-11 AM, Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.
  • Durango, May 16, 2-4 PM, Community Room at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St.
  • Pagosa Springs, May 17, 9-11 AM, Pagosa Springs Arts Center, 2313 Eagle Dr.

 

June thru August – Community Concerts on Wednesdays in Durango

Save your summer Wednesday evenings for local music benefiting local nonprofits at the Rochester’s Secret Garden in Durango. Concert dates: June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, and August 29.

Bands to be announced later.

Sept. 12-14 – Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days in Cortez

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Southwest region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Southwest RPD, serving Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, will take place in Cortez, Colorado on September 12 – 14, 2018. 

For more information, please contact:

Kristi Smith, Event Coordinator
southwestrpd@gmail.com or 970-422-2631 or visit www.southwestrpd.org

September 20 – Community Taste

Come out and enjoy the Community Foundation’s ninth 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 will follow dinner.

Tickets will be available to purchase soon!

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.

November 14 – ColoradoGives Lunch and Learn

ColoradoGives: Creating a Buzz – Marketing for SW CO Gives

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room
This ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn is for nonprofits that are approved for ColoradoGives  and are participating in the Southwest Colorado Gives regional platform.  The Community Foundation will provide an update on the roll out of the marketing plan. Please come with any ideas you would like to add.

Click here for more information on ColoradoGives and the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion.

 

October 10 – ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn

ColoradoGives: Creating a Buzz – Marketing for SW CO Gives

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room
This ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn is for nonprofits that are approved (or nearly approved) for ColoradoGives and are participating in the Southwest Colorado Gives regional platform.  The Community Foundation will provide an update on the budget we have to work with to promote SW CO Gives, as well as a potential marketing plan. Please come with any ideas you would like to add.

If you would like to participate in the regional platform, please submit your $100 participant fee to the Community Foundation by next Friday, October 13. 

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 and the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion.

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