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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Rural Philanthropy Days of the San Luis Valley

Rural Philanthropy Days of the San Luis Valley

Registration is now open for the San Luis Valley's Rural Philanthropy Days (2019)! This three-day conference, running from September 17-19, includes organizations and individuals from across Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties. This...

Get Grants – Writing Workshop

Get Grants – Writing Workshop

The Community Rescource Center (CRC) is offering a training on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at the Paonia Library. The training, facillitated by Nellie Stagg, will cover topics including grant funding context in the fundraising plan, research and grants management,...