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Southern Colorado Organizations

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence promotes the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy and collaboration.

CNE provides a forum for local nonprofit job listings. To see current local postings, visit

Development Roundtables (discussion groups and sometimes presentations) are the first Thursday of each month at 8:15 a.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media downtown. To get on the email list, contact CNE at

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El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center

The Pikes Peak Library District hosts the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center as a place to learn about and to research grantwriting.  Housed in the Penrose Library, the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center provides great tools for local nonprofits.

The El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center also provides training seminars for fundraisers. Contact Tammy Sayles at to get on their mailing list.

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Other Colorado Organizations

Colorado Nonprofit Association

Formerly CANPO.  This state-wide organization has valuable tool kits on the website for Lobbying and Media (look under Legislative Updates). They also provide some information on starting a nonprofit.

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Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

The mission of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable is to increase the quantity and quality of charitable planned gifts in our community through quality education, increased awareness, and networking opportunities.

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Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.

You can find information about the Common Grant Application (CGA) and Common Grant Report (CGR) on the CRC website.  CGA and CGR allows Colorado grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions that reinforces solid nonprofit practices. At the same time, these forms save grantseekers time and effort by not having to create different applications and reports for multiple funders.

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International Organizations

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

AFP International provides multiple online resources made available to you through your membership.

Online member resources include:

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CFRE International

CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.

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Statistics on Nonprofits

Colorado Association of Funders

The Colorado Association of Funders annually tracks philanthropic giving by foundations and individuals.

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National Center for Charitable Statistics

The mission of the National Center for Charitable Statistics is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

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