2014 C3 Forum
Colorado Association of Funders Colorado Nonprofit Association Community Resource Center
Thursday | July 31 | 8:30am – 4:45pm | Regis University, Denver
$95 for members of the Colorado Association of Funders or Colorado Nonprofit Association; $115 standard The C3 Forum is a full-day event that strengthens relationships between Front Range nonprofits and funders, featuring networking, dialogue, discussions about the grantmaking process, and skill-building sessions for grant seekers. Check out the 2014 C3 Forum agenda including the schedule of breakout sessions and topic/focus area discussions
About the C3 Forum
The C3 Forum is about dialogue; the day is designed to benefit each funder and nonprofit participant. Each Focus Area discussion session is limited to 35 attendees or less. Overall attendance for the event is limited to 350. This event will sell out! Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to reserve your spot at the event and sign up for the breakout sessions of your choice. To help us make this event available to as many nonprofits as possible, please note: 1. No more than two individuals from any organization may attend. 2. Registration is open to nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers who are attending on behalf of a nonprofit organization. Consultants and other registrants may be accepted based on available space.
Funder/Focus Area Sessions: The primary focus of these Funder/Focus Area sessions is to establish two-way conversations among nonprofits and funders. Each session will begin with funder introductions and an overview of the topic, followed by open dialogue. Topics are based on nonprofits’ and funders’ shared focus areas, sessions include;
• Education P-12
• Human Services/Housing/Basic Needs
• Community & Civic Engagement/Advocacy
• Mental Health
• Youth, Family & Children/Recreation
• Arts & Culture
Funder Q&A Panel: This (1.5) hour funder panel is focused on insider tips and tricks for communicating your story to foundation staff in a grant proposal. Program officers from foundations will share grant proposal suggestions focused on know your funder, knowing your opportunity knowing, and knowing your outcomes. World
Café: In this session participants will be encouraged to create new points of view through dialogue and discussion, and pool information examining it from various angles. This is an opportunity to discuss sector trends and topics with your peers and funders in a small group setting. Notes from the conversation will be documented to capture take-aways and highlight trends.
Skill-Building Sessions: These 90 minute sessions are designed to be both informative and conversational. Each session will be facilitated by experts in the field, with opportunities for peer learning and dialogue related to the topic. Sessions are labeled based on skill level (beginner/intermediate/advanced) to help you navigate which sessions are right for you!
• Techniques in Planned Giving and Endowment Building (Advanced)
• Government Grants (Beginner/ Intermediate)
• Nonprofit Budget & Financials (Beginner/ Intermediate)
• Using the Common Grant Application (Beginner/Intermediate)
• Corporate Philanthropy (Beginner/Intermediate)
• Match Game: Finding the Right Funder (Beginner)
• Capital Projects (Beginner/Intermediate)
• Evaluation & Reporting (Beginner/Intermediate)
• Program and Organizational Evaluation (Advanced)
Regis University | 3333 Regis Boulevard| Denver
Please contact Stephanie Doehler at (303) 865-8272 or sdoehler@ColoradoNonprofits.org.
Refund Policy: Please note that the cancellation/refund request deadline for this event is Thursday, July 24.