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Salary & Benefits Survey for Nonprofits

Help create a valuable tool for Nonprofits in Southwest Colorado.

Participate in the 2018 Colorado Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey, available through the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Whether you have one part-time employee or 20, your salary data helps build a resource that many nonprofits rely on to determine fair, competitive compensation packages.

Participants receive a 50% discount on the survey publication, once complete. The survey is open through March 30. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, and asks questions about salaries, benefits, paid-time-off policies, and ED education and experience. You may save and submit later as well.

Click here to begin the survey now!

Economic Impact Survey for nonprofits

The deadline for the Economic Impact Survey (spearheaded by Colorado Nonprofit Association and partners) has been extended until Wed. Jan. 17.

It is so important for Southwest Colorado to be represented in this statewide economic snapshot of nonprofit impact.

If you haven’t already, please complete the survey. You will need financial data about your organization. You may find it helpful to have your current budget and financial statements available, as you won’t be able to skip some questions or return later.

Click here to start the survey.

Thank you for participating!

 

December Nonprofit Resources

Upcoming grant details, Making A Difference speaker series with Jenna Bush Hager, and Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Provide feedback to shape SW RPD 2018

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days is Sept. 12-14, 2018 in Cortez.

Planning is underway for this important conference, and we want your voice to be heard so that we can plan the best conference possible for the needs and issues facing Southwest Colorado.

Please take 5 minutes to complete a 15-question survey about program interests. CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY. Responses are requested before December 15.

October Nonprofit Resources

Upcoming grant deadlines, professional development and other opportunities for nonprofits in  Southwest Colorado.

 

Nicholas Kristof sold out; Jenna Bush Hager tickets on sale 10/5

Nicholas Kristof to speak to sold-out crowd

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas will speak to a sold out audience at the Fort Lewis College Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 4 as part of the Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series.  Take a listen to his interview with Tami Graham on KSUT!

The Making a Difference Speaker Series  is a new annual event that will bring nationally known speakers to Southwest Colorado to speak about philanthropy and how to make a difference.  Kristof, the event’s inaugural speaker, will tell first-hand stories of his experience promoting human welfare and social justice around the world in order to inform and inspire the audience.  His talk will focus on the highlights of his book, “A Path Appears,” available at Maria’s Bookshop.  A book signing will immediately follow the program.


Jenna Bush Hager to speak on April 25, 2018

Our next Making a Difference Speaker will be Jenna Bush Hager, who will speak at the Community Concert Hall on April 25. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, October 5.

Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today Show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine.  She is also the author of the New York Times best seller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Ana’s Story is based on the life of a 17 year old single mother with HIV, who struggles to shield her child from the life she had of abuse and neglect.  Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.

September Nonprofit Resources

Upcoming grant deadlines, professional development and other opportunities for nonprofits in  Southwest Colorado.

 

Registration for 3-Part Board Training Series Open

Registration has opened for an intensive three-part training series on nonprofit board best practices. This 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. Information about each training is detailed below. Register here.

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.


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 | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room

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


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)


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 life cycle

 

 

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Winter/Spring Nonprofit Resources

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