“Nonprofits are crucial to the better quality of life we enjoy here in Colorado,” said Renny Fagan, President and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “Our communities thrive when individuals, nonprofits, for-profits and government work together, and Colorado Nonprofit Week celebrates this work.”

B:CIVIC is proud to work aside the Colorado Nonprofit Association, supporting their mission and work to connect nonprofits with organizations to maximize impact and quality of life throughout our state Colorado.

From March 12 – March 16, Colorado Nonprofit Association joined its thousands of members and supporters across the state to celebrate Colorado Nonprofit Week, the annual event recognizing the vital contributions nonprofit organizations make to our communities every day.

The purpose of Colorado Nonprofit Week is to educate the public and create a better understanding of the value and importance of the nonprofit sector to our state. It is also a time to thank the thousands of board members, volunteers and dedicated staff who work so hard year-round to make a positive difference in the communities they serve.

This year, Colorado Nonprofit Association designated a theme for each day of Colorado Nonprofit Week and participated in activates designed to increase the visibility of the important work being done by nonprofits throughout the state. Daily themes and activities included:

March 12, Day of Impact: The Association traveled to Durango to host a workshop on developing policies for healthy board-staff relationships. Nonprofit consultant Denise Clark presented.

 March 13, Day of Influence: The Association traveled to Pueblo to host a workshop on donor engagement best practices. Dana Rinderknecht of Community First Foundation presented.

March 14, Day of Knowledge: The Association traveled to Steamboat Springs to host a workshop on prospecting for major gift donors. Nonprofit consultant Robin Thompson presented.

March 15, Day of Advocacy: Nonprofits gathered together at the Capitol to raise awareness of Colorado’s nonprofit community, meet with legislators and advocate for their missions.

March 16, Day of Leadership: The Association hosted their annual Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Denver City Center. The Luncheon brings together community, nonprofit and business leaders to recognize the contributions of seven individuals and businesses who have all positively impacted the Colorado nonprofit sector.

Other events included the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s 2018 Nonprofit Day Conference in Colorado Springs on Friday, March 9, followed by the Community Impact Council of Mesa County’s Inspire Impact Breakfast in Grand Junction on Tuesday, March 20.


About Colorado Nonprofit Association

Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado nonprofit organizations. For 25 years, the statewide nonprofit membership coalition has connected nonprofits of all sizes, missions and geographic locations. The Association leads the nonprofit sector in influencing public policy and public opinion, serves its members by providing tools for networking, communications, and support, and strengthens the nonprofit community through trainings, issue discussions, and administrative programs. They work to ensure Colorado has the nation’s most effective, vibrant and innovative nonprofit community essential to the quality of life in our state. View their 2020 Strategic Plan.


For Businesses:

Connect with nonprofits. The nonprofit sector directly represents 5% of Colorado’s economy, spending more than $15 billion annually. Nonprofits keep Colorado economically strong and culturally robust, helping create an environment where your business can thrive.

Colorado Nonprofit Association membership connects you to more than 1,300 organizations and agencies statewide that often search for the services your business provides. By working together through the Association, nonprofits, businesses and individuals can have a much greater collective impact than if we were each working in isolation. Colorado Nonprofit Association provides excellent opportunities for networking, capacity building and advocating for the nonprofit sector.

Learn about their different business membership options and visibility levels.


Their Mission:

Collective Voice for Colorado Nonprofits. Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado’s nonprofit community to improve the quality of life throughout our state.

We are the collective voice of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and a statewide membership organization helping nonprofits fulfill their mission to make Colorado a better place to live. Members have access to resources, education and publications at reduced or no cost.


Their History:

Colorado Nonprofit Association was established in 1986 by a group of nonprofit leaders, to serve as the voice of the nonprofit community and to encourage information exchange among nonprofits.

Their member services evolved as demand grew for administrative and insurance services. Colorado Nonprofit Association’s public policy role expanded in the late 1990s when they became a major influence in the defeat of a property tax amendment that would have been harmful to nonprofits in Colorado. They continue to enhance and add to our programs and services as the nonprofit sector changes.


Learn more here. Or contact the Colorado Nonprofit Association here