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Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 26 – The Assortment Community Concert

Join us for an evening  in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, including Stillwater Music, which strives to share the joy of playing music by developing in our students the skills, confidence and ability to play music in a performing band. Each band is led by a talented professional musician who creates a safe, collaborative, inspiring and fun learning environment, matching students by skill level and age to the appropriate band.
The Stillwater All Stars will be kicking off the concert at 4:45pm and play until 5:30pm.  The Assortment will provide the music for the remainder of the evening. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

The Assortment

 

Stillwater Music

July 20 – Eric Levy 19th Hole Concert

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!

Eric Levy

 

Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County

July 19 – Dustin Burley Community Concert

Join us for an evening with Dustin Burley in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, including The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, which aims to grow a healthier community through the support and development of school and community garden programs that promote health and wellness, environmental stewardship, and a sustainable local food system. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

Dustin Burley

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

 

July 13 – Bob Hemenger 19th Hole Concert

Come to the beautiful Pagosa Springs Golf Club from 5:30-7:30pm to listen to Bob Hemenger play Dixieland, jazz, blues, soul & pop. $10 cover benefits Archuleta County nonprofits such as Loaves and Fishes of Archuleta County, an organization that aims to provide nutritious meals in a safe, warm, and caring environment, free of charge, to anyone seeking nourishment and fellowship.

Bob Hemenger

 

Loaves and Fishes

July 12 – The Badly Bent Community Concert

Join us for an evening of bluegrass music provided by The Badly Bent in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, including Know Your Dough, an organization designed to inspire our local youth to begin their path toward financial literacy and independence.  Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

 The Badly Bent

 

Know Your Dough

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 ColoradoGives!


What is ColoradoGives…and what is Colorado Gives Day?

ColoradoGives 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.

Colorado Gives 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 ColoradoGives?

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

2. If eligible, enroll in the required ColoradoGives Intro Webinar.

  • There are no longer any Intro Webinars available

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

4. If approved to participate, invest $100 for a ColoradoGives 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 ColoradoGives campaign, as well as provide local nonprofits the opportunity to connect and discuss their experiences with the process.

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

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

August 8 | 11:45am – 1:00pm – Next Steps & Developing an Action Plan

This Lunch & Learn is intended for nonprofits that are approved for ColoradoGives or are in the process of completing a profile for approval.  We will be discussing:

  • the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion
  • planning next steps and a marketing timeline to get the most out of ColoradoGives
  • deciding on a logo for the Southwest Colorado regional platform
  • pros and cons of a PR launch event.

September 12 | 11:45am – 1:00pm – Retention Fundraising: Strategies for Keeping Your Colorado Gives Day Donors

Ever wonder how your organization can stand out, acquire new donors and keep them?  In this ColoradoGives webinar, author and retention expert Roger Craver will help you turn your leaking bucket of donors into a watertight container of engaged lifetime donors. Join the Community Foundation in the First National Bank Community Room to view and discuss.

October 10 | 11:45am – 1:00pm – Creating a Buzz: Marketing for Southwest Colorado Gives

This Colorado Gives Lunch & Learn is for nonprofits that are approved (or nearly approved) for Colorado Gives and are participating in the Southwest Colorado Gives regional platform.  The Community Foundation will provide an update on the budget we have to work with to promote SW CO Gives, as well as a marketing plan. Please come with any ideas you would like to add.

If you would like to participate in the regional platform, please submit your $100 participant fee to the Community Foundation by Friday, October 13. 

November 14 

July 6 – Songs of the Fall 19th Hole Concert

Join the Community Foundation at the beautiful Pagosa Springs Golf Club for an evening of music provided by Songs of the Fall. $10 cover benefits Archuleta County nonprofits such as Audubon Rockies, an organization that aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Songs of the Fall

 

Audubon Rockies

July 5 – Better Knot Community Concert

Join the Community Foundation in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel for an evening of music provided by Better Knot. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, such as La Plata Open Space Conservancy. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

La Plata Open Space Conservancy (LPOSC) is the Durango-based land trust, serving Southwest Colorado. Since 1992, LPOSC has been involved in the permanent protection of nearly 30,000 acres of land cherished by our community. These lands include recreational parks, wildlife habitat, wetlands and river corridors, family farms and ranches, environmental education, and historic resources. LPOSC’s work is made possible through partnerships with private and municipal landowners, to protect our quality of life for generations to come!

Better Knot

 

La Plata Open Space Conservancy

July Nonprofit Resources

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

 

News

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