In our 20th year as a Community Foundation, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary Community Taste, set for September 18, 2019 at the Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch.
Chefs from across Durango prepare favorite dishes to create a memorable evening with dinner, drinks and dancing, all in support of the great work of the Community Foundation. We can’t thank our guests enough for supporting the Foundation throughout the years. Don’t miss out this year — tickets are on sale now, Click here!
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.
Board Training with Illene Roggensack and Stacy Beaugh coming this October/November to Cortez, Durango and Pagosa Springs.
Details & registration can be found by clicking here.
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 Arvada, CO, Colorado Gives features more than 2,500 Colorado nonprofit profiles.
Colorado Gives Day, scheduled for December 10, 2019, is an annual giving initiative that celebrates philanthropy statewide and inspires donors to “give where they live” through online donations. In 2018 $35.1 million was donated statewide in just one day, making Colorado Gives Day the state’s largest one-day giving event.
As a Regional Champion, the Community Foundation leads the local effort to strengthen online giving in Southwest Colorado. The Community Foundation spearheaded a regional online platform (swcogives.org) specifically for Southwest Colorado, making it easier for donors to find nonprofits in our region and give locally.
Additionally, the Community Foundation coordinates marketing efforts to promote ColoradoGives and Colorado Gives Day, as well as provides support and professional development as local nonprofits build and plan their campaigns.
We are booking some exciting events for next year — stay tuned for details!
The 19th Hole Concerts benefit the Archuleta County nonprofit community and promote Southwest Colorado’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent Thursday evenings, June 13 through July 25, at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club. A cash bar and food from the grill will be available for purchase. Bring your own chair and join the fun!
The cover charge for each concert is a $10 donation to support the six nonprofits selected. Proceeds from the cover charges will be pooled and distributed equally to the six featured organizations. In 2018, $1,400 each was awarded to the six selected nonprofits.
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2019 Concert Schedule
Our popular summer concert series at the Rochester Hotel is now in its fifth year.
The Community Concerts benefit 10 La Plata County nonprofits and promote Southwest Colorado’s local music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent on Wednesday evenings June 26 through August 28, 5 – 7 PM in the Rochester’s Secret Garden.
The cover charge is a $10 donation to support the 10 nonprofits selected. At the end of the series, all proceeds will be pooled and distributed equally to the 10 featured organizations. In 2018, each participating nonprofit earned $1,750 from the concert series. The Community Concerts are sponsored by the Rochester Hotel, Four Corners Community Bank and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Join us for a conversation with Monica Lewinsky about cyberbullying, depression and suicide. Our evening event will include a panel of local experts to discuss resources and efforts related to important mental health issues in our region. The luncheon will be an opportunity to continue the conversation. Seating is limited.
Tuesday, April 23, 7 PM at the Community Concert Hall at FLC. Buy tickets here.
Wednesday, April 24, 12 PM at the Henry Strater Theatre. Buy tickets here.
Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a consultant and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair . She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. In 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival”, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped her personal experiences and cultural observations (June 2014). The piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In March 2015, she was a speaker at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver. Her speech, “The Price of Shame” has been viewed over 12 million times. She has also spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and gave the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions. For 2017’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Monica created the #ClickWithCompassion campaign and released a now award-winning PSA in collaboration with BBDO New York which asked people to rethink their online behavior in an offline social experiment. “In Real Life” was trending on YouTube, has been viewed over 25 million times and has been nominated for an Emmy in 2018. She is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation and on the advisory board of Project Rockit. Monica is an Ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Program and Bystander Revolution, as well as supporting numerous other organizations in the space.
Join us for a discussion about the impact of tax law changes, April 17, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, presented by KSUT Public Radio and the Community Foundation.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Email Tami Graham ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance.
Nonprofit Financial Training Scheduled for April 4-5
Registration has opened for a comprehensive two-day training on nonprofit financial operations and best practices, April 4-5 in Durango. Financial Focus: Mission and Money will be facilitated by the Nonprofit Financial Fund, a nationwide consulting group for nonprofits. The seminar will help nonprofit leaders understand their organization’s business model, operating performance and financial health. Participants will leave feeling equipped to make strategic decisions informed by their own financial story.
This training is designed for executive directors, finance directors and board treasurers.
Registration for the two-day training costs $150 and includes lunch both days. This is a bargain and would cost $500 anywhere else! Click here to register for the workshop.
Nonprofit organizations most likely to benefit will have an ability and willingness to think strategically over the long term and will have basic financial systems in place, with the ability to produce reasonably clear, reliable financial data.
Sponsored by the Ballantine Family Fund and LPEA, whose generosity allows us to keep the registration fees as low as possible.