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FREE! Yes, FREE Trainings for Our Members!

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Beginning in 2017 all employees of nonprofit member organizations, business members and student and individual members will have access to Colorado Nonprofit Association trainings and knowledge offerings at no cost.*  All year long. Across the state. In person. At your computer or on your phone.

This benefit represents a cost savings for members, as well as an increase in access to professional development for employees and board members at all career stages.

Training Areas

Colorado Nonprofit Association will offer professional development opportunities in 2017 covering topics in 10 areas based on Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Communications
  3. Financial Management
  4. Information & Technology
  5. Human Resources
  6. Fund Development
  7. Governance
  8. Evaluation
  9. Planning
  10. Strategic Alliances

Vetted industry professionals will present all offerings.

Look for the first quarter 2017 training schedule on our website in November.

New Principles & Practices Recognition Program

In addition, Colorado Nonprofit Association will introduce a new recognition – Excellence in Nonprofit Principles & Practices – that can be earned by a nonprofit that sends employees through training in nine of the 10 tracks for nonprofit excellence. The organization will be allowed to display a badge with this honor on their website, in grant applications and other key materials.


*The Fine Print

Colorado Nonprofit Association is able to offer members these free trainings, in part, because most presenters volunteer their time and expertise. They want and deserve a full audience. They also prepare based on the number of registrants.

It is important to the success of this program that registrants follow through and attend. If you sign up, show up. If you register and fail to attend more than once during a year – to protect the integrity of our program – we will charge you or your organization the nonmember fee for the missed training. So if you cannot make it, cancel no fewer than 3 business days before the training or find another employee of your organization/business to take your place!

Free trainings do not include our cooperative partnerships or major events including, but not limited to: Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon, Tech Summit, Leadership Gatherings, Fall Conference & Exhibition, C(3) Forum, Collaborative Networking and other partner events. As always, members continue receiving preferred pricing on these events.