Advocacy for Nonprofits

June 23 | 9AM – 12PM
$125 Early Bird | $150 Standard

Advocacy is an essential best practice for nonprofits. Engaging in advocacy looks different for different organizations–from deeply engaging community around a particular issue, to educating elected officials about your community, to testifying at the state legislature– advocacy positions nonprofits and communities to work towards more just and inclusive solutions. Join us for an interactive virtual session to engage in discussions around the role advocacy can play in achieving your mission.

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Making The Ask

June 29| 9AM – 12PM
$125 Early Bird | $150 Standard

Gain a broad understanding of individual donor cultivation and retention and gain skills and confidence in your gift solicitation. More than 80% of giving comes from individuals. The person-to-person ask is the most successful approach to raising individual donations because you can speak directly with prospects and learn how their interests connect with your organization’s work. Understand the critical components of “the ask” and practice your approach to increase confidence.

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Southwest Year of Leadership Training Series: Strategic Mapping

Part 1: July 7 | 2PM – 5PM | Durango Rec Center
Part 2: August 10 | 11AM – 12PM | Virtual via Zoom*
Training: $60 | Optional Social Hour: $15

The Let’s Do Good Well Strategy Mapping Tool was created to be accessible and replicable to make action planning more attainable for organizations of all sizes. Using this tool, trainers walk leaders through a holistic process of strategy development, empowering individuals and teams to feel confident about their direction and next steps. Through a personalable approach to question, answer and reflection, Knudsen Coaching & Consulting walks leaders through an organizational visioning process to identify key arms of business and priorities. After naming these desired outcomes, each leader is then guided through a pencil to paper exercise to bring detailed action and accountability that drives results.

Featuring trainer April-Dawn Knudsen with Knudsen Coaching & Consulting.

*This training will be three hours on July 7th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. There will be a one hour follow up training on August 10th from 11:00 AM – 12:00PM.

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Strategic Planning – Sponsored by Southern Colorado Community Foundation

Part 1: July 13 | 9AM – 12PM
Part 2: July 20 | 9AM – 12PM
$39 Discounted | $175 Standard

Provide Executive Directors and Board Members the tools and resources necessary to craft a compelling and relevant strategic plan that is practical, measurable, and can be implemented without the cost of hiring an outside consultant. Join CRC for a comprehensive, 2-part strategic planning workshop and learn the various processes that will engage board and staff in identifying the priorities of your organization and providing a roadmap for successfully meeting mission.

Participants will learn about a streamlined strategic thinking and planning process and walk away with greater clarity on mission, goals, opportunities, and specific actions and next steps to move forward.

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Southeast Housing Solutions Summit

July 14 | 9AM-5PM | La Junta, CO
Southeast Participant: $50 | Statewide Participant: $100

The Southeast Housing Solutions Summit is a highly-interactive opportunity to collaborate on one of the key issues contributing to the crisis of housing in the region – housing stock. This action-planning intensive will focus on building regional capacity to address this issue, and educating statewide stakeholders on the successes and specific needs of the region.

We encourage the active participation of statewide funders, opportunity zone representatives, state and local government officials, and nonprofit sector leaders – as collaboration between all of these stakeholders is the only viable path forward.

This thoughtfully facilitated summit will leave you inspired and with a clear path forward. Join other local leaders who care about housing and network with the people who can make things happen. Together we will map out tangible opportunities to take action.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee will be provided.

*Thank you to our title sponsor: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)

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