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Events

Capacity Building Webinars

Throughout the summer and fall, we will be offering online capacity building webinars on various topics, such nonprofit financials, human resources, alternative fundraising, grant writing and much more.

More details coming soon!

Evaluation Training – Rescheduled for September 10 & 17

This training, coordinated by the Regional Leadership Committe of SWRPD, gives an overview of evaluation best practices to help your organization to grow with purpose. Rebecca Larson with OMNI Institute will present this valuable, affordable virtual workshop. 

Registration is now closed. Previous registrants will be contacted with details about the new, two-day virtual training, four hours each day.

 

Making a Difference: David Brooks Event Postponed

To protect the health and safety of our community, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has suspended all public performances until at least February.

Our Making a Difference Speaker Series presentation of David Brooks is postponed until 2021. Brooks is a New York Times columnist, political analyst, and commentator on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered.

If you have already purchased tickets, the Concert Hall will issue a refund to all ticket holders.

We will announce plans for our David Brooks| Making a Difference event when more information is available.

Community Concerts 2020 – Reimagined

Our popular summer concert series is now in its sixth year, and we are going virtual!

Our Community Concerts in the Secret Garden is designed to benefit the nonprofit community and promote Durango’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent on Wednesday evenings in the Rochester’s Secret Garden throughout the summer. We will miss those festive gatherings this year!

Since we didn’t want this great grant opportunity to be diminished during the current restrictions of our public health crisis, we are taking the concerts to the airwaves, broadcasting on the radio, featuring local bands and nonprofit highlights.  

The 10 selected nonprofits invited to benefit this year represent an array of La Plata County’s amazing arts and culture organizations. We hope to raise $50,000 in support of these organizations through our online fundraiser, so that the arts can help us heal.

Something to Chew On: NPO Power Lunches – postponed

The March 31 and April 29 events are canceled.

The Community Foundation is offering a new resource to local nonprofit leaders (staff and board members) on the last Tuesday of each month, March – October. Join us for Something to Chew On, a monthly brown bag power lunch.

12 – 1 p.m. at TBK Bank’s Community Room in Durango (259 W. 9th Street). Bring a brown bag lunch and plan to dive into a compelling, relevant topic each month.

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 10

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.

 

 

Community Taste Fundraising Dinner – 9.18.19

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!

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.

 

 

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