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Monthly Archives: May 2019

RFP for Video Project


Community Foundation serving SW CO Request for Proposal (RFP)

For two promotional videos, one for the 19th Hole Concerts and one for the Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation


The Community Foundation is launching the 4th year of the 19th Hole Concerts in June. The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation selects six nonprofits to benefit from the concert series and coordinates local marketing to increase attendance at the concerts, creating a learning experience in event planning for future capacity building for the nonprofits selected. The Archuleta Committee also raises money to build the Archuleta Fund, participates in the Archuleta Nonprofit Coalition, and presents a planned giving workshop annually. The Community Foundation is the backbone of the Committee and provides support for all Committee endeavors.

The 19th Hole Concerts will take place Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, June 13 – July 25, 2019 in Pagosa Springs, CO (skipping July 4).

To request a copy of the full RFP, including purpose of the contract, video description, budget, proposal requirements and submission guidelines, email [email protected]

TIMELINE The following timeline will apply to the process and is open to change.

  1. RFP issued: May 15, 2019
  2. Deadline for proposals: May 28, 2019
  3. Interview finalist(s): May 30, 2019
  4. Selection and negotiation of project specifics: May 31, 2019
  5. Project: A completed 45-second video by Monday, June 10. A completed 2-minute video by Thursday, August 1.

QUESTIONS: Please contact the following individual with any questions:

Tracy Pope at 970.375.5807 or [email protected] or

Community Foundation serving SW CO

P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302

Colorado Nonprofit Association Fundraising Training

Every nonprofit wants to raise more money; however, most nonprofits need help with their approach to fundraising. The Colorado Nonprofit Association’s workshop will focus on success strategies at each step of the development process, unique fundraising considerations for rural communities, and how to develop a realistic fundraising plan. Denise Clark is the presenter.

Cortez | Tuesday, September 10  | 1 – 4 PM

Durango | Wednesday, September 11 | 9 AM – 12 PM


Click here to learn more and register.



2019 Board Training – October/November

Take your nonprofit board to the next level with our popular board trainings offered by Illene Roggensack and Stacy Beaugh of Third Sector Innovations and Strategic By Nature. We are offering separate trainings for staff and board.

For Board Members:  register 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 and will cover topics such as board expectations and rigor, board evaluation, board relationships, productive meetings, and quality decision-making. The entire series will be offered in three locations:  Cortez, Durango and Pagosa Springs in October and November. Cost for the full series is $60. 

Click here to register for board member trainings in CORTEZ

Click here to register for board member trainings in DURANGO

Click here to register for board member trainings in PAGOSA


Week 1:  It’s a Great Job & Somebody’s Gotta Do It

The roles, responsibilities & rigors of serving on nonprofit boards:  board performance and outcomes; expectations & governance; board & staff relations

Week 2:  Bold Boards, Big Bang

Building a nonprofit board with the right people & the right relationships:  identifying, recruiting & on-boarding; successful board retention

Week 3: The Devil is in the Details

Ensuring the nonprofit board is on point:  board self-assessment & organizational audit; running a productive meeting with good decision-making


For Nonprofit Staff:  register for a three-hour workshop, Board Not Bored, addressing board recruitment and retention, on-boarding and orientation, retreats and evaluation. All staff who register will have a second “bonus” opportunity, at no cost, to meet for an informal Q&A session with the trainers. Ask those burning questions and learn from your peers who are tackling similar challenges. Cost for staff training is $30.

Click here to register for staff trainings in CORTEZ

Click here to register for staff trainings in DURANGO

Click here to register for staff trainings in PAGOSA


Our presenters

Illene Roggensack is a principal in both Third Sector Innovations and Strategic By Nature, based in Grand Junction, Durango and Littleton, CO, offering assistance with and guidance in planning, organizational development, board and staff leadership, fundraising and marketing to meet the outsourcing and training needs of a breadth of nonprofit and governmental entities and collaborations. The heart of the firms’ efforts is in assisting small- and mid-sized organizations. Illene’s expertise comes from more than three decades as an executive director, fundraising director, board member, volunteer and consultant. This experience is coupled with an MBA and recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). As an active volunteer, Illene served two years as President for the Colorado Nonprofit Association, one year as President for the Grand Junction Lions Club, and in recent years has founded four Giving Club and Guys’ Giving Club organizations in both Grand Junction and Montrose. More information:  www.thirdsectoronline.com.

Stacy Beaugh, president of Strategic By Nature, has been a leader in nonprofits, natural resource and outdoor recreation initiatives for 15 years, most recently as Executive Director of RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition). Stacy’s educational portfolio includes a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelors of Art in art and environmental studies from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is also an alum of the Center for Creative Leadership Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program. Her volunteer experience includes a leadership role on the Colorado Riverfront Commission and Treasurer of Many Rivers Brewing Public Benefit Corporation. She is currently based in Durango, CO. Strategic by Nature provides expertise and support to organizations striving for impact and effective outcomes around land and water resources, and outdoor recreation endeavors. Strategic by Nature is a venture of Third Sector Innovations, drawing on more than 33 years’ experience working with nonprofits and stakeholder groups on the West Slope, throughout Colorado and beyond. Services available include those in the arenas of strategic planning, meeting/process facilitation, executive coaching, board/leadership development, marketing and fundraising, and special project implementation. 

These trainings are sponsored in part by the Regional Leadership Committee of Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days.


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