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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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.

 

April 28: Financial Literacy Workshop

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.

Register here.

Schedule

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.

  • Teresa Malone, Executive Director, Durango Adult Education Foundation
  • Casey Lynch, CPA
  • Tim Kroes, retired Nonprofit Executive Director
  • Cynthia Aspen, financial manager for nonprofit organizations

April 25: Durango Nonprofit Summit

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.

April 12: 501(c)(3) Do’s and Don’ts

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.

April 25 – Making a Difference Speaker Series

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 are on sale now.

Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine.  Jenna will speak about her passions of early childhood education and literacy. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller 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.

News

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