Archive for April, 2015

Update: Nepal disaster relief resources

For those wishing to respond in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, our colleagues at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy have posted some information here. The center has also set up a recovery fund page for funders wishing to help with the medium- and long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts.

A webinar from noon to 1 pm mountain time will be held on Friday, May 1, to discuss needs and funding opportunities in Nepal. Register for the webinar here.

Nonprofit blogger Beth Kanter has compiled information here: And here is a link to a donor’s guide to giving published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. If you follow us on Twitter (@coloradofunders), we will also be sharing updated information there.

As always, we encourage our members to let us know what they are doing to aid the immediate relief and/or longer-term recovery efforts so we can share it with members.


Think knowing one foundation means you know one foundation?

  • April 7, 2015
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Turns out there are a few key things successful funders have in common. And it starts with the chief executive. 

CAF members are encouraged to take part in this special program to learn from experts both near and far and network with fellow leaders and peers. The program will include an interview with Fay Twersky, Director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at California-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, who will elaborate on findings in her report “Foundation Chief Executives as Artful Jugglers.”

A lively round robin with panelists from Colorado will capture viewpoints of several of our own leaders at various stages of foundation CEO experience:

  • Sheila Bugdanowitz, President & CEO, Rose Community Foundation
  • Lauren Casteel, President & CEO, Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Patrick Gaston, President, Western Union Foundation
  • Gary Steuer, President & CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

All CAF members are encouraged to take part in this special afternoon program and reception at History Colorado Center. Trustees, CEOs and staffers are all invited to participate!

Bonus: You can check out History Colorado Center’s 1968 exhibit while you are there.