Archive for January, 2018

Peer group forming to connect small funders

  • January 30, 2018
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Thanks to the leadership of Kristi Petrie (AJL Charitable Foundation) and Ali Mayer (Mayer-Phillips Foundation), we’re launching a Small Funders Peer Group.

Please join us for the first official 2018 meeting where we will network and share goals and challenges, determine how to structure this group to best meet the needs of small funder organizations and build a strong network statewide.

Date: Tues., February 6, 2018

Time: 3pm – 5pm (Refreshments will be served)

Location: Rose Community Foundation, 600 S. Cherry St., Suite 1200, Denver, CO (free parking is available in the visitor lots.

CAF members: Please RSVP  and read on to learn more.
The group will bring together our smaller member organizations to build relationships, share best practices and resources, discuss common opportunities and challenges, and learn/brainstorm around topics of interest. We haven’t established a firm or exact definition of “small” (staff, assets or otherwise) but are thinking that CAF member organizations with no more than two staff members (or none!) might find the network of most value. We encourage our members to opt in to this group if you think you would benefit.

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Take part in Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

  • January 29, 2018
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Don’t miss this opportunity to network with lawmakers, hear about 2018 legislative priorities, and experience the legislative process at the State Capitol on Feb. 15, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Presented by Colorado Association of Funders and Colorado Nonprofit Association, the program will feature a legislator panel, visits to both chambers, and a presentation by the General Assembly’s new Chief Economist. Breakfast and lunch will be served. CAF members who are not members of the nonprofit association can click here to register and use the code: COADVOCACY18. 

Jan. 30 webinar on tax reform’s impact for philanthropic sector

  • January 25, 2018
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Join members of Colorado Association of Funders and foundation peers from across the country for a United Philanthropy Forum update on the national policy scene and changes related to recent Tax Reform on Tues., Jan. 30 from noon – 1 p.m. 
Register for webinar here. Or take part by phone by dialing: 866.740.1260 access code: 8887430
We will cover these questions:
–Where do things stand following the passage of the federal tax bill?
–How might it affect philanthropy and the charitable sector?
–What key messages should we deliver to our representatives?

El Pomar Foundation Launches New Equine-Focused Fund

  • January 22, 2018
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El Pomar Foundation has launched The Sally Beck Fund, a new grant making fund dedicated specifically to supporting nonprofit organizations providing direct care to equines, therapeutic riding programs, equine education programs, and equine-related disaster response programs within the state of Colorado.

Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax status that support equine care, equine education, equine-related disaster response, or therapeutic riding in the state of Colorado are eligible to apply for funding.  No dollars received from the Fund may be used for capital improvements or overhead staffing costs. The Beck Fund has a separate proposal process and timeline from El Pomar’s competitive grant process. Grant applications are typically reviewed twice annually, in the spring and at the end of the year.

All applicants, funded or declined, must wait one year (12 months) before submitting a new application.  If funded, applicants must submit their final report prior to submitting a new application.

Click here to read about The Sally Beck Fund and other El Pomar Foundation grant opportunities.

Philanthropy for today or investing for tomorrow? Join author Joel Fleishman to discuss

  • January 11, 2018
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Joel Fleishman is a professor of law and public policy at Duke University and a national expert on philanthropy and foundations. His newest book, Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow? explores the pros and cons of perpetual foundations versus spend down foundations. (Check out a review of his book by clicking here).

CAF Members are invited to attend a discussion with Joel Fleishman on February 22, 2018 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the University of Denver Law School. Click here to learn more and register.

 

 

Register for a National Webinar on The New Federal Tax Law and Charitable Nonprofits

  • January 9, 2018
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The National Council of Nonprofits is hosting a free nationwide webinar Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 pm titled Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits. The webinar will cover what actions 501(c)(3) organizations may need to take to comply with the new federal tax law, effective dates for key provisions, and the response at the state and local level.

Click here to register and learn more.