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Nonprofit Resources

Find the extra boost you need to make a difference.

In 2021, the Community Foundation infused $5.3 million into Southwest Colorado’s nonprofits. We’re proud to come alongside you as we strive to strengthen the impact of our region through this great work. Whether you’re seeking grants or professional development opportunities, let us help you secure the resources you need to succeed.

Professional Development

Grant Opportunities

Colorado Gives

Organization Fund

Fiscal Sponsorship

Local Research & Resources

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Community Foundation inspires hope, leadership, and generosity in our community by bringing economic stability, professional development, and collaboration to the nonprofit sector. As a community facilitator, we coordinate with nonprofit professionals throughout Colorado to provide opportunities that:

  • Increase efficiency and success for nonprofits in Southwest Colorado
  • Build relationships and facilitate networking between nonprofit professionals
  • Create opportunities for peer discussion around best practices
  • Enhance relationships across county and geographic boundaries

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

Creating a Resilient Board ~ Staff Team

 

We’ll discuss best practices for nonprofit boards and give you tools and techniques for reengaging a proper board/staff balance after the residual challenges from the pandemic. The afternoon will include peer-sharing, troubleshooting, and commitments to action.

Illene Roggensack is the owner of Third Sector Innovations and co-owner of Strategic By Nature, Inc., offering assistance with planning, organizational development, board and staff leadership, fundraising, and marketing to buoy and propel nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Stacy Beaugh is a co-owner of Strategic By Nature, Inc., a woman-owned company that provides expertise and support to those striving for impact and effective outcomes for people, land, water, and nature.

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Fundraisers Bootcamp

 

We’ll assess your organization’s fundraising mix, discuss resource development, learn to think like a funder, dive into individual and corporate giving, explore donor loyalty, and develop tools and systems for building a successful fundraising program.

Illene Roggensack is the owner of Third Sector Innovations and co-owner of Strategic By Nature, Inc., offering assistance with planning, organizational development, board and staff leadership, fundraising, and marketing to buoy and propel nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Stacy Beaugh is a co-owner of Strategic By Nature, Inc., a woman-owned company that provides expertise and support to those striving for impact and effective outcomes for people, land, water, and nature.

Register Here

COLORADO GIVES

The Community Foundation is a proud Regional Champion for ColoradoGives! We spearhead local participation in the state’s largest online giving event, Colorado Gives Day. We provide the regional giving platform, swcogives.org, and facilitate the collaborative promotion of more than 100 local organizations across our five counties, as part of Southwest Colorado Gives.

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ORGANIZATION FUND

An Organization Fund is a long-term fund held and managed by the Community Foundation on behalf of a nonprofit organization. It provides consolidated investment management, convenience, and guidance for donors. Donors always receive assurance that money will be managed for the long term. After discussions with the organization about objectives for the fund, we would recommend a financial goal. For more information on organization funds, please see our Organization Fund Fact Sheet.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado supports the nonprofit community through various partnerships and initiatives, as well as provides an opportunity for certain organizations that want to provide charitable services to their community, but need additional support.

To learn more about Fiscal Sponsorship and the application process, please take a look at our Fiscal Sponsorship Packet.

Current Fiscal Sponsorships

  • Bear Smart
  • Café au Play
  • Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado
  • Daybreak Solar Project
  • Durango Derailers
  • Early Education Council of Archuleta County
  • Peaks and Tides Sailing
  • Pine River Shares
  • The Community Treehouse

LOCAL RESEARCH

Southwest Colorado Index

The Southwest Colorado Index is intended to assist nonprofits and funding entities across the region by accurately gauging the overall economic, social and environmental health of the communities in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties (Region 9).

The separate reports of the Index, which are provided courtesy of community sponsors, can be found below.  Nonprofits may find this information and data helpful in their grant writing.

Previously called the Pathways to Healthier Communities Indicator Report, the Index was first published by Operation Healthy Communities Inc. (OHC) in 1996. After OHC produced five editions of the Indicator Report in 2006, the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado took over publication.

RESOURCES

  • Board Source inspires and supports excellence in nonprofit governance, as well as board and staff leadership.
  • Blue Avocado is the bimonthly newsletter of American Nonprofits, a membership organization that provides practical financial information and support to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, staff, stakeholders, and volunteers.
  • The Colorado Nonprofit Association is the voice of Colorado’s nonprofit community, offering its members a variety of services and technical assistance on starting and managing nonprofit organizations. Click here to download CNA’s Principles & Practices.
  • The Colorado Grants Guide is a comprehensive directory of funding sources published by the Community Resource Center. For information, call (303) 623-1540 or visit CRC’s website.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Colorado Chapter enables people and organizations to practice effective fundraising through ethical standards, education resources, and networking.
  • Auditors used by Southwest Colorado nonprofits
  • Thinking of starting a new nonprofit? Click here for some invaluable assessment tools from GrantSpace by Candid.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

News & Updates

September 6, 2022 in News

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Planned Giving 101 for Nonprofit Staff Learn the basics of gift vehicles, necessary partners, prospecting plans, gift acceptance policies, marketing made easy, and more. Brandy Bertram is the…
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August 1, 2022 in News

19th Hole Concerts Raise $9,690 for Archuleta County Nonprofits

August 1, 2022 – Pagosa Springs, CO – This summer’s 19th Hole Concerts at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club raised $9,690 for five Archuleta County nonprofits, with each nonprofit receiving…
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July 27, 2022 in News

We have a new office location!

The Community Foundation has gotten a new home! Our new address is 765 East College Drive #1 Durango CO When visiting us please make sure to check out our Parking…
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