Colorado Nonprofit Association stays up-to-date on what’s happening during each legislative session and mobilizes our members and supporters when we need to make our voices heard. Aponté and Busam, a full-service political consulting and government affairs firm, represents Colorado Nonprofit Association at the Capitol as well as many other nonprofit clients.
State Policy Successes
- Strengthening penalties against charitable fraud.
- Shaping efficient and effective rules for the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act.
- Helping nonprofits that own shared spaces save money on property improvements and resource efficiency upgrades.
- Nonprofits that receive goverment funds can buy goods and services from the state purchasing system.
- Nonprofits can submit unsolicited proposals for government contracts with state agencies.
Colorado Nonprofit Association coordinates with NonprofitVOTE and Participation Project, a program of Community Resource Center, on nonpartisan efforts to expand the role of Colorado’s nonprofits in engaging, educating and mobilizing their staff, volunteers, but most importantly, those they serve, to participate in voting. Learn more about Voter Engagement.
Fiscal Education Network
The Fiscal Education Network provided Colorado nonprofits with information about the state’s long-term fiscal challenges and tools to encourage community and value-based discussion of these issues. This effort was coordinated with the Colorado Reform Roundtable, a coalition of businesses, nonprofits and labor unions interested in fiscal reform. Learn more about the Fiscal Education Network.
Recovery Act Resources
In 2009 Colorado Nonprofit Association received a two-year federal grant to work in eight communities providing capacity-building resources. Our end goal was to strengthen cooperative ties between nonprofits and government agencies/elected officials. Find webinars, toolkits and other resources provided through this grant: Recovery Act Resources.