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Events

June thru August – Community Concerts on Wednesdays in Durango

Save your summer Wednesday evenings, 5-7 PM, for local music benefiting local nonprofits at the Rochester’s Secret Garden in Durango.

June 27 ~ Community Foundation serving SW CO ~ Lost Souls

July 4 ~ SASO ~ Cannondolls

July 11 ~ Durango Nature Studies ~ Lisa Blue Trio

July 18 ~ Women’s Resource Center ~ Music in the Mountain’s Julius Quartet Chamber in Residence

July 25 ~ iAM MUSIC ~ J-Calvin’s Funk Express

August 1 ~ Durango Education Foundation ~ La La Bones

August 8 ~ Mountain Studies Institute ~ Stillhouse Junkies

August 15 ~ Durango Adult Education Center ~ The Durango Orquesta de Salsa

August 22 ~ La Plata Youth Services ~ Lawn Chair Kings

August 29 ~ Durango Arts Center ~ Six Dollar String Band

Sept. 12-14 – Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days in Cortez

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Southwest region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Southwest RPD, serving Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, will take place in Cortez, Colorado on September 12 – 14, 2018. 

For more information, please contact:

Kristi Smith, Event Coordinator
[email protected] or 970-422-2631 or visit www.southwestrpd.org

September 20 – Community Taste

Come out and enjoy the Community Foundation’s ninth annual Community Taste dinner. Guests will dine on signature dishes prepared and contributed by local chefs and area food purveyors. Complimentary beer and wine will be provided. Dancing will follow dinner, with live music from Tim Sullivan & The Narrow Gauge Band.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

June 14, 21, 28 and July 5,12,19 – 19th Hole Concerts on Thursdays in Pagosa

Join us for the 19th Hole Concerts at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, benefiting six Archuleta County nonprofits.

  • June 14 – Bob Hemenger: Dixieland, jazz, blues, soul & pop
    • Chimney Rock Interpretive Association
  • June 21 – Brooks-i Band: original party rock-n-roll dance music
    • San Juan Outdoor Club
  • June 28 – The San Juan Mountain Boys: country, folk, pop & old rock
    • DUST2
  • July 5 – 13th Hour: original rock
    • Archuleta Seniors, Inc.
  • July 12 – Songs of the Fall: americana
    • Aspire
  • July 19 – J-Calvin’s Soul Sessions: soul-abducting jazz funk
    • San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership

August 2 – Giving Strategies Seminar in Pagosa Springs

The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation serving SW Colorado has scheduled a seminar, “Maximizing the Benefits of Your Generosity,” Thursday, August 2, at 5:30 PM, at the EcoLux Hotel Conference Room.

This event will bring Jeff Gott, Chief Operating Officer of Petra Financial Advisors, to Pagosa Springs. Mr. Gott has an MBA from Vanderbilt University, is a Certified Financial Planner, and comes with a rich history in the nonprofit sector.  Petra Financial Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory firm in Colorado Springs. Mr. Gott will be addressing questions related to:

  • Giving strategies that take the new tax laws into consideration
  • Advantages of establishing a Donor Advised Fund
  • Maximizing the impact of your generosity

Chair of the Archuleta Committee, Jan Johnson, says, “This will be an opportunity not often available locally. Nonprofit organizations depend on the generosity of the men and women of our community, and having the knowledge to give wisely is imperative. I am looking forward to hearing how planning ahead and developing giving strategies will lead to more significant impact of my generosity.”

Following the presentation, Mr. Gott will answer questions and will be available for private 15-minute meetings to address personal situations. Reservations are requested, as space is limited.  Please call Jan Johnson at 970-485-0573 to secure your place.

Mr. Gott is a sought-after speaker, having presented to the Denver and Colorado Springs Estate Planning Councils, the Colorado Bar Association Estate Planners, Advisors in Philanthropy and multiple radio programs.  Previously, Jeff was an Executive Vice President of a Colorado Springs-based community foundation, a Marketing Vice President of a major publishing house, and a strategy consultant with an international consulting firm.

October 24 – Board Training Series Session 2

Bold Boards, Big Impact: Building a Nonprofit Board with the Right People and Right Relationships

Tuesday, October 24 – 4-6pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room

Subjects to be covered:

• Board make-up
• Potential member identification and recruitment
• Onboarding and orientation
• Ongoing training and retention; retreats
• Relationships (internal to board, board with staff, board with community)


This intensive three-part training series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado.  The trainings are scheduled for October 10, October 24 and November 7 from 4-6pm. Registration for the full series is $60.

The three trainings will be facilitated by Illene Roggensack, President of Third Sector Innovations in Grand Junction.  Roggensack has been involved in organization development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 25 years.  She provided a board training series in Durango during the autumn of 2016 and presented as the keynote at Essentials for Thriving Nonprofits, a workshop for regional nonprofit professionals, in April 2016.

The Board Training series has been planned by 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.

November 7 – Board Training Series Session 3

Paying Attention to the Right Things: Assurance that the Nonprofit Board is On Point

Tuesday, November 7 – 4-6pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room

Subjects to be covered:

• Board self-evaluation
• Organizational success metrics and indicators
• Productive meetings and quality decision making
• Meaningful data (and its analysis) for use by the board
• Organization and succession planning
• Board needs at various stages of organization lifecycle


This intensive three-part training series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado.  The trainings are scheduled for October 10, October 24 and November 7 from 4-6pm. Registration for the full series is $60.

The three trainings will be facilitated by Illene Roggensack, President of Third Sector Innovations in Grand Junction.  Roggensack has been involved in organization development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 25 years.  She provided a board training series in Durango during the autumn of 2016 and presented as the keynote at Essentials for Thriving Nonprofits, a workshop for regional nonprofit professionals, in April 2016.

The Board Training series has been planned by 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.

November 14 – ColoradoGives Lunch and Learn

ColoradoGives: Creating a Buzz – Marketing for SW CO Gives

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | First National Bank of Durango, Community Room
This ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn is for nonprofits that are approved for ColoradoGives  and are participating in the Southwest Colorado Gives regional platform.  The Community Foundation will provide an update on the roll out of the marketing plan. Please come with any ideas you would like to add.

Click here for more information on ColoradoGives and the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion.

 

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