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In 2009 Colorado Nonprofit Association received a two-year federal grant to work in eight communities providing capacity building resources. The focus of the programming was on strengthening the bond and ability for nonprofits to work with government agencies and elected officials. Below are webinars, toolkits and other resources provided through this grant.

Building Multiple Revenue Sources

Presented by: Renny Fagan, President & CEO, Colorado Nonprofit Association

As your organization grows, it’s important to diversify your funding. Join us and review fifteen revenue sources that are available for nonprofits. Identify your best opportunities for new revenue and walk through the development process from setting goals to evaluating the results of your revenue streams.

  • Review the pros and cons of 15 revenue sources
  • Walk away with a toolkit and worksheets to continue your planning after the workshop!

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Working with Media

Presented by: Renny Fagan, President & CEO, Colorado Nonprofit Association

Learn effective strategies for navigating the world of TV, radio and print. We’ll share best practices for preparing your message for different media sources and increase your chances of gaining valuable coverage and visibility. Review local examples and hear advice straight from the experts.

  • Identify your target audience and message
  • Learn both paid and earned media strategies
  • Hear an answer session with three media professionals: Boots Gifford with the Denver Business Journal, Elaine Torres at CBS 4 and Robert Leja with KUNC public Radio.

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Effective Evaluation

Presented by: Richard Peterson, Economic Recovery & Community Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Nonprofit Association

Evaluation can help you improve your existing programs, communicate outcomes to funders and donors, and prepare you for your next grant application. This evaluation course will cover the basics of creating an outcomes based evaluation plan for your programming and best practices that will help communicate the outcomes of your programs. Discuss and dispel common evaluation myths; get started on your own outcome focused evaluation plan and basic methods of collecting data; using your evaluation data to effectively communicate your outcomes.

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Strategic Alliances

Presented by: Renny Fagan, President & CEO, Colorado Nonprofit Association

Strategic alliances are an effective and smart way to stretch resources while meeting the growing demands in your community. Learn about the many types of alliances from collaborations to partnerships. From this webinar you will take away: an understanding of the many types of strategic alliances and the pros and cons of each; tools to decide which style of strategic alliance is right for your organization; how to establish a relationship with government

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Increasing Your Community Impact Through More Effective Partnerships With Government

Presented by: Renny Fagan, President & CEO, Colorado Nonprofit Association

Nonprofits are vital to strong communities, yet despite their important community role, many nonprofits do not have strong connections with government policymakers. This webinar will show you how to communicate effectively with federal, state and local elected officials, how to become a trusted source of information for elected officials and government agencies and how to position your organization to partner with government to increase your community impact.

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Board Responsibilities and Opportunities Now

Presented by Sharon Knight, Former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Nonprofit Association

Explore how you can work with your board members for maximum impact. Gain insight into how board members can use their influence in your community to advocate for the organization and the constituents you serve.

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Federal Grants & Contracts – Sources and Accountability

Presented by: Richard Peterson, Economic Recovery & Community Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Nonprofit Association

This federal grantwriting webinar uses content developed and copyrighted by JVA Consulting, LLC (JVA) and used by the Colorado Nonprofit Association with permission for this SCF webinar only. JVA reserves all rights to this material, which should not be copied, distributed or disseminated without written permission from JVA Consulting.

Federal Grants are available to fund programming that nonprofits already do every day! Here is what you will learn from this Webinar: Sources to find federal funds; Steps to be prepared to apply today; Learn what the a federal grant application looks like; Tips on what you need to administer your federal grant.

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