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Join us at the beautiful Pagosa Springs Golf Club from 5:30-7:30pm to enjoy a beautiful sunset and listen to Eric Levy play rock and blues tunes. $10 cover benefits Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County. Vets for Vets focuses on helping any and all veterans in Archuleta County and the surrounding areas. They help provide transportation, help with food and utilities in time of need, support for families of deployed military, financial assistance, advocacy for veterans, and community education. Hope to see you there!
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.
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.
The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado will be visiting Cortez and Mancos on Tuesday, May 23 to discuss Upcoming Nonprofit Opportunities and Resources.
1. Colorado Gives
• What is Colorado Gives?
• Pros and cons of participating
• What do you need to participate?
• Possible capacity building around Colorado Gives
• Goals for Southwest Colorado nonprofits
2. Rural Philanthropy Days
• What is Rural Philanthropy Days?
• Is Montezuma County interested in hosting 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days?
• Upcoming organizational meetings
• Recruiting local leadership
3. Ballantine Family Fund Recap
• Trends we are seeing in applications
• Do’s and Don’ts of applying for funding
• Tips for submitting an application that sails through the review process
Tuesday, May 23 | 10-11am | First National Bank, 2258 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Tuesday, May 23 | 12:30-1:30pm | Mancos Public Library, 211 E 1st St, Mancos, CO 81328
Hope to see you there!
The Community Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at the Secret Garden at The Rochester Hotel from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The meeting will include highlight from 2016, testimonials as well as upcoming programs and project for 2017. After the meeting, guest will enjoy music from the Lost Souls. Light fare will be provided. Cash Bar.
Cara Lawrence of Tierney Lawrence in Denver will share her knowledge at 501(c)(3) Do’s and Don’ts , a brown bag lunch at the Community Rec Center in Durango from 12pm to 1:30pm. Lawrence, who represents nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in all aspects of their operation and management, will be discussing what nonprofits can and cannot do regarding politics, advocacy, grassroots organizing and the law. All nonprofit board and staff are welcome to attend.
Colorado Nonprofit Association presents a day-long training on Tuesday, April 25. Experts in the field will present best practices around Governance, Advocacy, and Financial Management. The workshop will be held in the Peaks Room at the Community Rec Center in Durango from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $20, Nonmembers $65. Lunch is provided. Register here.
Registration has opened for Financial Literacy, a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals in southwest Colorado. Financial Literacy is designed to increase the comfort level of nonprofit board and staff in managing finances and will bring dynamic, professional speakers to the Durango Public Library for workshops on topics regarding financial reports, the value of the 990, nonprofit taxation and the auditing process. The event will be held on Friday, April 28 from 9am to 4pm.
Registration is $60 and includes lunch. Visit the “Nonprofit Resources” tab on the Community Foundation’s website to learn more information or to register for the workshop.
Financial Literacy has been planned by the Community Foundation and 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.
8:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-10:15am – Reviewing Nonprofit Financial Statements – Julie Lerudis, Grants Program Director, Boettcher Foundation
This session will benefit anyone looking to better understand how to interpret basic nonprofit financial statements or who just needs a refresher.
10:30-11:45am – The Value of the 990 – Julie Lerudis, Grants Program Director, Boettcher Foundation
Come find out why the 990 can be a valuable tool/asset for your organization and why it is worthwhile to spend the extra effort completing/reviewing this required IRS document.
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch
1:15-2:30pm – Choose from one of these workshops below
Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron – Michelle Siano, CPA, FredrickZink & Associates
This is an informative seminar about tax implications for nonprofits and donors. Information and real life examples are provided to help navigate such issues and in-kind contributions.
360 Look at an Audit – Casey Lynch, CPA & Tim Kroes, retired nonprofit Executive Director
Learn when you need to do an audit, how to prepare for an audit, how to get ready for a site visit, understand the audit and management letter and create a schedule for the next audit.
2:30-3:30pm – Ask the Experts Panel
This is your opportunity to ask clarifying questions about what you have learned today or any other finance questions you may have.
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