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As part of United Way of Larimer County’s commitment to nonprofit excellence, please save the date for these upcoming trainings.
Join the Bell Policy Center's senior researchers and a panel of regional leaders for an engaging conversation about Larimer County's middle-class struggles and opportunities. The event is open to the public but will be particularly interesting to those who work or are interested in the local economy, workforce development, education at all levels, lifestyle and physical and mental health.
According to a 2017 Nielsen study, 73% of people who knew BBB reported on charities said they are more likely to donate to nonprofits that display the BBB Charity Seal. As donors increasingly seek out third-party information on nonprofits prior to giving, it is important that local organizations place an emphasis on nonprofit management including governance, financial responsibility, and oversight. The BBB Charity Accreditation evaluates charities that solicit for funds in Northern Colorado against a comprehensive set of standards developed by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Charity Accreditation, a program of the BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence, helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. To utilize the benefits of BBB Charity Accreditation, nonprofits must meet our 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
This breakfast event will introduce you to the BBB Standards and educate you on the process of becoming BBB Accredited as well as the benefits that come with it.
Our social media training will be conducted by marketing and media veteran, Dawn Duncan, owner of local marketing agency, Yellowbright Inc. In this session, Dawn will guide the group through effective ways to create events online that get noticed, followed, shared and promoted – and ways to engage general donors and your VIP contributors. This training will map to the core focus area of fundraising for your organization by illustrating effective promotion strategies as well as how to clearly tell your story in a heartfelt, meaningful way to reach new and existing supporters. Platforms will include: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, with additional information on tie-in to email campaigns.
United Way of Larimer County believes strong communities are characterized by a high level of civic participation. Volunteer coordinators and engagement staff of local nonprofits are
invited to bring their lunch and join us to brainstorm, network and help inform United Way of Larimer County and DOVIA how we can better support your efforts to engage volunteers and reduce
duplication of services.
As a follow-up to the Volunteer Engagement Roundtable, United Way of Larimer County staff will provide a training session on how to use the eVolunteer platform to post and manage volunteer opportunities and outline how it can help better assist volunteer coordinators.
Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable is convening planned giving professionals throughout Colorado through a series of local roundtable discussions. Each site is hosted by a local planned giving leader and will feature topic-driven tables led by local professionals who can share important thoughts and information about issues that impact you. This free event will cover deferred gifts, identity planned giving prospects, gifts from IRA / retirement plans, and non-cash gifts / gift policies. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and United Way of Larimer County.
Meet United Way of Larimer County's new Vice President of Community Impact and learn about the new grants process.
The highly-acclaimed Community Resource Center Fund Development Series will be delivered in Larimer County this August and September via three days of training that will rotate between Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park. This training, which is usually $300 per participant, is offered at no charge to Larimer County nonprofit staff due to a collaboration of funders interested in supporting capacity building in the County.
United Way of Larimer County and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado are providing major financial support and working closely with the River Public Library District and Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center on this project. Please join us for one or all three sessions to learn how to build your professional capacity to manage and execute a comprehensive and sustainable fund development plan.
When registering, use code LarimerRes18. This code will allow you to register for the series for free. You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three of the sessions. This series is free to attend
Part 1: Principles of Fund Development & Individual Giving
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the current fundraising climate and emerging trends in Colorado, how your organization’s goals may align with these trends, and how you can gain a competitive edge by improving your case for support. Stop being reactive and start being proactive!
Part 2: Diversified Funding & Donor Engagement
Get out of the grant dependent cycle by learning new techniques for diversifying your revenue streams and reconnecting with your donors. Join us as we cover funding strategies like social enterprises, earned revenue streams, online giving, crowd funding, annual appeals and special events. Learn what will make you stand out to your donors and gain tips for adding earned revenue streams and donor engagement techniques from a Q&A panel featuring experts in the nonprofit sector.
Part 3: Capital Campaigns & Planned Giving
Starting a capital campaign or building a planned giving program? Don’t know where to begin? Join CRC and Alan Sherwood, President of Sherwood Consulting Services for this must see event! Sherwood focuses on capital and endowment campaigns, and has successfully conducted multiple campaigns from $500,000 to $18 million, exceeding expectations. This session will provide tools and strategies to engage donors in your community to plan a successful capital campaign, and build a sustainable planned giving program for the future.
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