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Assemble Colorado | Webinar

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May 27th 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is part of our Community-Powered Response Training Series, a series responding to our sector's needs during the COVID-19 pandemic for Colorado nonprofit professionals to stay informed and educated, connect virtually, provide mutual support and generate community-powered solutions.



Colorado Nonprofit Association will continue to offer educational and training opportunities for nonprofit professionals while following government guidelines and public health recommendations to keep our community safe. This session will be presented virtually via Zoom technology at no cost to participants. Contact Nick DiTulio ( with thoughts or questions. 


Assemble Colorado is a weekly virtual forum for nonprofit health, stability, and empathy during the shared crisis. Join Colorado Nonprofit Association for real time briefings and analysis of the state of the sector every Wednesday. Assemble Colorado will highlight local voices and perspectives representing the nonprofit experience, including nonprofit, government, business, and foundation leadership. 

Our final Assemble Colorado is scheduled for May 27th from 4 to 5PM. Our President and CEO, Renny Fagan and Senior Director of Public Policy, Mark Turner will be joined by federal and state public policy experts to share high level perspectives on current national and state policy efforts and budget cuts that affect the nonprofit sector now and into the future. We will also offer a few next-steps for nonprofit professionals to take on behalf of their organizations and the people they serve. 


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 Renny Fagan

Renny Fagan is the President and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association.  With 1,300 member nonprofit organizations statewide, the Association provides knowledge resources and advocates for the entire nonprofit sector.  Renny is a former state legislator, director Colorado Department of Revenue, deputy attorney general, and state director for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar. He serves on Colorado Commission on Higher Education (Vice-Chair), and the boards of  Mile High United Way, Colorado Channel Authority, Metro Denver Leadership Foundation and Colorado CPA Society.   A Colorado native, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Northwestern University.


  Mark Turner

Mark Turner is the Director of Public Policy for Colorado Nonprofit Association. Since 2005, he has directed the organization’s actions on state and federal policies, trained nonprofits on advocacy and lobbying strategies, and communicated with Colorado’s nonprofits about pertinent laws and regulations. Previously, he was the Membership Services Manager for the Association and worked as a Research Assistant for the Latin American Research and Service Agency in Denver. He earned a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in 2000 and completed the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 2004 through the University of Colorado at Denver. In his spare time, he plays the drums, writes poetry, and plays Ultimate Frisbee.

Tiffany Gourley Carter

Tiffany Gourley Carter joined the Council of Nonprofits' team in 2016. She moved to DC from Honolulu, where she served as a legislative attorney for the Hawaii Legislature, supporting legislators on a wide range of issues. Previously, she externed at the Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, tracking legislation of interest to nonprofit organizations, and at the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, working in the Tax and Charities Division researching nonprofit compliance. A native of small-town Western Pennsylvania, Tiffany earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado and her law degree at the University of Hawaii, receiving the CALI Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Organizations. Before law school, she started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on raising and disbursing funds for educational scholarships and volunteer grants and has since helped create and consult on several 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Tiffany loves surfing, skiing, traveling the world, and chasing after adventure. 

Carol Hedges

Carol serves as Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute and has been an important part of the research, policy and advocacy community in Colorado for over 20 years.  A passionate immigrant to Colorado, Carol has become a recognized expert on the TABOR amendment and related constitutional provisions as well as an advocate for an adequate, sustainable and equitable revenue system that supports widespread prosperity in the state.  

Carol has participated in the policy process from numerous vantage points.  She worked for a Kansas Governor, and a Colorado Governor as well as for the National Governors’ Association.  She worked for a local Colorado philanthropic organization, the Piton Foundation and has been a nonprofit leader for the last 19 years.

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