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Looking for the latest data and advice for Colorado nonprofits? You’ve come to the right place.

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado

Our Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (now in its 3rd edition) is the comprehensive resource for all things nonprofit! This guidebook was developed by Colorado nonprofits for Colorado nonprofits and covers everything from completing the 990 form to fundraising to governance.

Learn More About P&P

We also have a wealth of resources available to Association members, in our Knowledge Center. To access these white papers, best practices, templates and forms, please login or join us.

Nonprofit Colorado

Nonprofit Colorado is the newsletter of Colorado Nonprofit Association featuring current issues, trends and best practices in the nonprofit sector. The publication is loaded with tips on how to operate an effective and efficient nonprofit, stories from across the state, as well as profiles of emerging and established leaders in the field. Join us and ensure you never miss an edition!

View a sampling of a past issue of the magazine >>

Colorado Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey

Get salary and benefits information based on data from other Colorado nonprofits. The Colorado Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey publishes every two years helping nonprofits set affordable, competitive compensation packages.

The 2016 Salary & Benefits Survey includes:

  • Salary data by organizational budget, focus of service, and region
  • Minimum level of experience and education for positions
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Leave Time
  • Salary Increases & Bonuses
  • Internships

Cost: $75 members | $150 standard

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Colorado Generosity Project Reports

The Colorado Generosity Project is a comprehensive multi-year program helping nonprofits demonstrate best practices, increase public awareness of the impact of the nonprofit sector, and increase charitable giving in Colorado. All good stuff. Since its inception in 2007, the project has published a series of important reports to assist Colorado nonprofits and donors.

2015 Member Summit Report: A Statewide Needs Assessment

Early in 2015, Colorado Nonprofit Association staff traveled to 16 communities across the great state of Colorado. The goals were threefold:

  1. Understand the needs and expectations of members
  2. Identify nonprofit professional development and education gaps
  3. Learn about challenges specifically related to their communities

Read the Member Summit Report

State of Evaluation in Colorado’s Nonprofit Sector

Presented by The Colorado Trust, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Community Resource Center, this report lays out research and recommendations on the state of evaluation in Colorado’s nonprofit sector.

Adopting a national survey conducted by the Innovation Network, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit consulting firm, the study examined the role of evaluation in nonprofits in Colorado; challenges to implementing evaluation practices; and recommendations to support or enhance evaluation practices.

Read the State of Evaluation Report