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July Nonprofit Resources

ColoradoGives Key Dates, Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Outreach Meetings, and Upcoming Community Events

July 11: ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn

 Colorado Gives: Could My Nonprofit Benefit?

July 11 | 11:30am – 1:30pm | First National Bank of Durango Community Room 

Cindy Arnold Hummiston with Kindle Partners will present an overview of ColoradoGives and Colorado Gives Day, which raised nearly $34 million in 24 hours in 2016.  But only a fraction of eligible nonprofits in Southwest Colorado participated, thus, area nonprofits missed out on a wealth of support for their vital work.  With a PowerPoint presentation, live links to the ColoradoGives website, and an interactive discussion of a 2016 case study, Cindy will explore the enrollment requirements, process, and timeline for ColoradoGives and review the challenges and highlight the opportunities that the Gives Day offers.  Objectives of the presentation are to build awareness amongst local nonprofits about Colorado Gives Day and enable nonprofits to make an informed decision about whether they should add ColoradoGives to their fundraising strategies.

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.

 

Community Foundation signs on as Regional Champion for Colorado Gives

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that we have become a Regional Champion for Colorado Gives!


What is Colorado Gives…and what is Colorado Gives Day?

Colorado Gives is a year-round online giving platform that makes it easy for donors to search for nonprofits and donate online.  Hosted by the Community First Foundation in Denver, Colorado Gives features over 2,000 Colorado nonprofit profiles.

ColoradoGives Day, scheduled for December 5, 2017, is an annual giving initiative that celebrates philanthropy statewide and inspires donors to “give where they live” through online donations.

In 2016, $33.8 million was donated statewide and $143,595 was donated to Southwest Colorado nonprofits.


What is the Community Foundation’s role as a Regional Champion?

As a Regional Champion, the Community Foundation will lead the local effort to strengthen online giving in Southwest Colorado. The Community Foundation will have an additional platform built specifically for Southwest Colorado, making it easier for donors to find nonprofits in our region and give locally.

Additionally, the Community Foundation will coordinate marketing efforts to promote ColoradoGives and Colorado Gives Day, as well as provide support and professional development as local nonprofits build and plan their campaigns.

In past years, other community foundations in Colorado who have served as Regional Champions have seen donations to nonprofits in their area skyrocket.


Why should my nonprofit participate in Colorado Gives?

Benefits of participating in ColoradoGives include:

  • Access to an inexpensive online giving platform
  • Inclusion in an additional Southwest Colorado platform, making it easier for donors to find your organization and donate online
  • Collaboration with other Southwest Colorado nonprofits
  • Local support and professional development opportunities
  • Added visibility to your campaign through the Community Foundation’s marketing efforts
  • Minimization of operational costs and staff time (Community First Foundation handles gift processing and receipts)

How do I get started with Colorado Gives?

1. Determine if your nonprofit is eligible by reviewing the Colorado Gives Eligibility Requirements

2. If eligible, enroll in the required Colorado Gives Intro Webinar.

Upcoming Intro Webinars

3. Complete and submit your Colorado Gives profile for review by August 31. (More info about the review process here)

4. If approved to participate, invest $100 for a Colorado Gives local participation fee. The fee guarantees your nonprofit’s inclusion in the Southwest Colorado platform and breaks down as follows:

  • $55 for local ad buy
  • $30 for coordination, resource development, graphic design, and PR
  • $8 for the Regional Champion fee
  • $7 for meeting costs

5. Attend as many Lunch & Learn meetings as possible.


Upcoming Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month in the First National Bank Community Room.  Lunch & Learns focus on education and resources regarding how to execute an effective Colorado Gives campaign, as well as provide local nonprofits the opportunity to connect and discuss their experiences with the process.

July 11 | 11:30am – 1:30pm – Colorado Gives: Could My Nonprofit Benefit?

Cindy Arnold Hummiston will present on the enrollment requirements, process, and timeline for Colorado Gives and help enable nonprofits to make an informed decision about whether they should add Colorado Gives to their fundraising strategy.

August 8 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

September 12 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

October 10 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

November 14 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

Harvard Business Review: Why Major Philanthropists Are Giving More Money to Just One Cause

Despite the economic and social benefits, there are fears that reform will not be a priority for the new administration or congressional leaders. Fortunately, private funders are ramping up their efforts to help tackle not only criminal justice reform but also several other social and environmental challenges facing the U.S., including conservation, immigration, and education reform.

https://hbr.org/2017/01/why-major-philanthropists-are-giving-more-money-to-just-one-cause?referral=00563&cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-daily_alert-_-alert_date&utm_source=newsletter_daily_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert_date&spMailingID=16371353&spUserID=MTE0OTc0NzI1NzQ3S0&spJobID=941567288&spReportId=OTQxNTY3Mjg4S0&utm_source=January+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Jan+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Building Fundraising Capacity Means Changing Organizational Culture

The 2013 report Under Developed, based on results of the first-ever national survey of executive directors and development directors, revealed chronic instability in staffing the development director role at many organizations. It also concluded that higher performing fundraising organizations were more likely to have a “culture of philanthropy.”

http://www.rickmoyersblog.com/single-post/2017/01/03/Building-Fundraising-Capacity-Means-Changing-Organizational-Culture?utm_campaign=Jan%2B2017%2BNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=January%2B2017%2BNewsletter

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July Nonprofit Resources

ColoradoGives Key Dates, Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Outreach Meeting Read More...


July 11: ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn

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Community Foundation signs on as Regional Champion for Colorado Gives

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that we have become a Regio Read More...


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