Colorado Nonprofit Association proudly announces the kick-off of Colorado Nonprofit Week today, March 13. This weeklong recognition event, March 13-19, is a time for the community to celebrate the vital contributions nonprofit organizations make across the state.
Nonprofits touch lives everyday, and Colorado Nonprofit Week is designed to celebrate the good work of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, donors and board members. It’s an opportunity for people to remember the tremendous impact of nonprofits, explore ways to lend support, and share their own personal experiences,”
- Colorado Nonprofit Association President & CEO Renny Fagan
To kick-start Colorado Nonprofit Week, Colorado Nonprofit Association is highlighting the impact of the nonprofit sector.
“The impact of nonprofits is significant. There are more than 20,000 public charities that serve Colorado communities. These charitable organizations employ more than 128,000 people and represent nearly $51 billion in assets. They truly make our communities stronger, and, for some, mean the difference between life and death,” says Fagan.
Nonprofit Week Events
On Wednesday, March 16, Colorado Nonprofit Association is hosting its annual awards luncheon at Denver Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. This special awards ceremony is honoring six individuals and one organization that have made significant impacts for mental health, the arts, policy, human services, and awareness.
Another way for Coloradans to support charitable organizations is to “Pay It Forward” on Friday, March 18. “New this year, we are encouraging people to volunteer on Friday, our day of service. Volunteers are absolutely critical to the vitality of nonprofits. We urge individuals and groups to get involved by spending a few hours volunteering with their favorite charity,” says Fagan.
Colorado Nonprofit Week is also a time for people to share how they support a nonprofit. Coloradans are encouraged to share a photo of themselves volunteering, talk about how a nonprofit has helped them personally, and spread the word about why they support a particular organization by using #CNW16.
Colorado Nonprofit Association is offering several free and low-cost educational trainings for nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members. There is also an educational advocacy day scheduled at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 17 where nonprofits can meet several legislators and learn about legislation impacting charitable organizations.