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Colorado Nonprofit Association to Expand Professional Development for Nonprofits in Colorado

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Oct 16, 2017

Over the past year, Colorado Nonprofit Association engaged in research and stakeholder engagement to inform development of an innovative online knowledge center, or eLearning platform, that will support nonprofits across the state in further increasing the skills of their staff while building capacity at their organizations.

Later this month, the Association is bringing together nonprofit staff and leaders alongside collaborators from major Colorado universities to explore and inform early stage concepts for the knowledge center at a “design-with” prototyping session. Together, diverse nonprofits from around the state will take a deep dive into design-thinking learning while contributing invaluable knowledge to a new educational tool that will positively impact communities across Colorado.

The October 29th pre-conference event will feature a morning long design-thinking training that will inform an afternoon of ideation. By learning and applying design-thinking throughout the day, participants will walk away with new or increased actionable knowledge about design-thinking leaving the Association with tangible priorities for Online Knowledge Center development.

A major goal of the platform is to resolve barriers to training and networking events such as travel, time, and cost using online technology. The Association wants to bring professional development opportunities to the community at flexible times and an accessible price point.

The Association is thrilled to announce our event sponsors, The Anchor Point Foundation and The Atlas Institute, who are providing significant support and content for the day. Rapid prototyping sessions will be designed and facilitated by Mustafa Naseem, an instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Atlas Institute Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) program where creative problem solvers tackle the world’s most pressing issues. Mustafa  has delivered similar social impact design programs to communities around the world. His recent work has focused on the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in Global Health,and Water and Sanitation (WASH) sectors.

The rapid prototyping event will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10 am- 4 pm at the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits in Denver. For more details contact Melanie Tsuchida or register now.

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