The Colorado Association of Funders offers networking opportunities, educational programs, peer groups and tools to ensure members stay informed about critical, timely issues and innovations in grantmaking. Listed below are some of our past programs and events.
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CAF members: visit the 'for members' section of our website to view presentation slides and other materials from past programs.
National Philanthropy Day in Colorado | November 18, 2011 | Denver
An annual awards ceremony honoring individuals, organizations, foundations, businesses and corporations for exceptional and impactful philanthropic and volunteer contributions in Colorado.
The Changing Media Landscape | November 2, 2011 | Denver Public Library
An update on the rapidly changing media landscape and how philanthropy has been helping to redefine journalism and new nonprofit models for news coverage.
Leadership Forum | October 26, 2011 | University of Denver
Colorado foundation leaders gathered for in-depth discussion and open dialogue of sector-wide issues that affect grantmakers.
Funder/Nonprofit Dialogue | October 10-11, 2011 | Renaissance Denver Hotel
Colorado foundation executives joined nonprofit leaders at the Colorado Nonprofit Association's fall conference for roundtable discussion and exchange of information to help funders/nonprofits build relationships and gain insights to be more successful in the grantmaking process
Ending Homelessness: Are we close? | October 5, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 pm | Denver Public Library
A progress report from Denver's Road Home and a look at other initiatives aimed to end chronic homelessness being implemented in other parts of the state
Meet the Mayor | September 7, 2011 | 3:30-5:30 pm | Gannett Foundation/9News
CAF members held a reception to meet new Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
C3 Forum | July 12, 2011 | Loveland, CO
This all-day event presented by the Colorado Association of Funders, the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Community Resource Center is designed to strengthen relationships among Front Range nonprofits and funders and encourages dialogue about the grantmaking process
Legislative Review and Outlook | June 1, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 | Denver Public Libary
A panel discussion with Senate President Brandon Shaffer, House Speaker Frank McNulty, House Minority Whip Claire Levy, Senate Majority Leader John Morse and House Majority Leader Amy Stephens moderated by The Denver Post's Vincent Carroll
Building Capacity for Evaluation and Learning | May 18, 2011 | 8:30-12:00 pm
This half-day seminar presented in collaboration with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations focused on helping grantmakers support their grantees' efforts to evaluate their programs
"Collective Impact" | May 4, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 pm | Denver Public Libary
This program open to CAF members and nonprofit leaders featured John Kania talking about the concept of "Collective Impact"
Meet the Cabinet | April 6, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 pm | Denver Public Libary
Governor Hickenlooper's newest cabinet members joined CAF members for roundtable discussions to share their work and learn about the work of Colorado's foundations
Assessing and Supporting Nonprofit Financial Health | March 15, 2011 | 8:30-12:30 pm
This half-day grantmaker seminar presented in collaboration with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations provided insights to foundation staff to better assess and support their grantee's financial health
Catalyst for Collaboration: A New Business Model for Nonprofits | March 2, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 pm | Denver Public Libary
Two Percent Club and Colorado Association of Funders' members heard from Nonprofit Finance Fund's William Pinakiewicz and Peter Kramer, about nonprofit collaborations
Leadership exchange with Governor Hickenlooper | February 23, 2011 | Carriage House at the Governor's Residence
Governor Hickenlooper and his senior policy advisors met with Colorado foundation leaders to begin a conversation about priorities for Colorado
Special Member Event | February 10, 2011 | 3-5 pm | Grant-Humphreys Mansion
At this special member reception, CAF members had an opportunity to network and share updates with colleagues. CAF also unveiled its new logo, tagline and strategic roadmap
New Year, New Governor, New Census | January 5, 2011 | 11:30-1:30 pm | Denver Public Libary
Governor-elect John Hickenlooper joined CAF members to share his vision and direction as Colorado's Governor-elect. Burt Hubbard of I-News also shared the latest census data