Nonprofit Board Member Course

The Secretary of State developed the Board Education eLearning course as a resource for current and aspiring nonprofit board members. Each of the five course modules addresses an important aspect of being an effective and responsible nonprofit director.

Nonprofit Training

In 2006, The Western Colorado Community Foundation launched its NSTAR program (Nonprofit Support, Training and Resources). Funded by the Bacon Family Foundation, this program is designed to help local nonprofit organizations increase their organizational capacity to raise funds and fulfill their missions.

Webinars and other on-line training tools are made available on a regular basis. WCCF maintains a lending library of materials on topics of interest. Staff are available to meet with a board member or executive director regarding special needs a non-profit organization might have, such as starting a new 501(c)(3), resolving a funding crisis, navigating a leadership transition, or developing complex collaborations.

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Colorado Nonprofit Association is proud to bring you the third edition of Principles    & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (P&P).

This guidebook was developed by Colorado nonprofits for Colorado nonprofits. It        provides resources to help you keep up-to-date on legal compliance, prepare to    complete the Form 990, build capacity, and demonstrate transparency and    accountability.

Download the guidebook here.

Upcoming Trainings

Our NSTAR training schedule includes Community Impact Council, Mesa County Fundraisers Network Meetings, Mesa County Public Library District/Foundation Center Series, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Webinars, Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days Great Governance Series, and other training and networking opportunities.

Events listed are at no cost to participants unless otherwise noted. To be added to an email distribution list of trainings, or to add a training event, please email

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WCCF Job Opportunity

    The Western Colorado Community Foundation is seeking an Administration and Database Manager.  This is a new position.  We are looking for a well-qualified person to join our growing organization.  See the full job description and application process here - WCCF...

Nonprofit Training: Collective Impact

The Collective Impact Symposium will provide an opportunity to network, share and collaborate around local learnings, funder perspectives, roles and working across sectors. This interactive symposium will share a variety of case studies from the field as well as...

Marketing and Social Media Symposium

The Marketing and Social Media Symposium will provide an opportunity for service providers to network, share and collaborate around various elements of marketing, communications, branding and social media tools. Choose 2 half day workshops and learn tangible skills...

Nonprofit Training: Providing Financial Oversight

CNA Live Streamed Nonprofit Training: Providing Financial Oversight What does it mean to provide financial oversight? It is much more than receiving a monthly financial report and approving a budget. Most nonprofit organizations fail to provide the appropriate...

Grants for Arts and the Environment

The Rural Arts Program and the Environmental Initiative Program of The Laura Jane Musser Fund will soon be accepting grant applications. Please take advantage of these grant opportunities and share them with other organizations that would benefit from them. Complete...