Colorado Nonprofit Association

2024 Denver


Get ready, Denver! Connecting Colorado is coming your way!

Join us for engaging breakout sessions aimed at increasing the capacity of your Nonprofit Organization. We’ll also feature a dedicated track specifically tailored for nonprofit executives.

Connect with fellow nonprofit professionals in your region to exchange ideas, find solutions and celebrate successes through roundtables and panel discussions.

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Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 30, 2024
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80019

Event Schedule

8:00-8:30 AM

8:30-8:50 AM

9:00-10:15 AM

10:15-10:45 AM

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00-1:00 PM

1:15-2:30 PM

2:30-3:00 PM

3:00-4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Registration and Networking

Opening Remarks

Breakout Session 1*

Networking Break

Breakout Session 2*


Breakout Session 3*

Networking Break

Breakout Session 4*

Closing Remarks

*Each breakout session will have 4 trainings to choose from. The presentation materials from each breakout session will be sent out following the event.

Session Descriptions

Check back for session announcements!

Conversation Skills for Relationships and Results

Bonnie Davis, HuWork

Most days we navigate challenging conversations in our professional and personal lives. You may be interacting with an employee performing below expectations, avoiding a tough talk with a peer, or dealing with external stakeholders. We often tolerate rather than tackle these situations, go in without getting a positive outcome, or don’t see any real change that comes out of it. This workshop will provide inspirational messages with a practical five-step model and time to apply it, so that you can raise your competence and confidence when engaging others in difficult conversations. 

Ten Ways Fundraisers are Using GenAI Today

France Hoang,  Co-Founder and Co-CEO boodleAI

France Hoang has 2 decades of experience serving on and advising nonprofit boards and campaign cabinets and has spent the last 5 years building cutting-edge AI technology for nonprofit organizations.  In this talk, France Hoang will discuss how generative AI is transforming how nonprofits and fundraisers operate. You’ll learn 10 innovative ways leading organizations are leveraging GenAI tools to raise more money and streamline operations.

Sharing Power in Data Practices- Lessons from Participatory Evaluation

Paul Collier, Corona Insights

This session’s objectives are:

  1. An understanding of what participatory evaluation is and how applying participatory evaluation practices can empower communities. 
  2. Strategies for engaging individuals with lived experiences in the design of new learning and evaluation efforts. 
  3. Techniques for collaboratively analyzing data and drawing meaningful insights with a group of diverse participants.

How to Drive Your Impact With Powerful Storytelling

Catherine Alonzo, Javelina

Effective changemakers understand their why, their goals, and who they’re trying to reach – and tell impactful stories driven by all three. In this session, we will cover why it’s so important to align all of your storytelling with these elements and explain three steps nonprofits can take to tell stories that drive impact for the people they serve.

Panel: Position Your Nonprofit to Reach Wider Audiences and Attract More Funding

Moderated by Linda Appel Lipsius, Denver Urban Gardens (DUG)

In this panel, leaders of non-profit organizations and a foundation will share insights and strategies that helped them reach beyond butterflies and plants, for example, to connect with broader audiences and increase funding. Pulling from entrepreneurial and development experience, these executives have shifted mindsets internally and externally to broaden their overall reach. Whether it’s expanding program offerings to reach additional audiences, repositioning or fostering deeper corporate and community engagement, these nonprofit leaders have invaluable feedback ready to share with attendees.

Event Speakers

Corona Insights

Founding Partner

 Co-Founder and Co-CEO boodleAI

Emily Griffith Foundation

Speaker, Executive Coach, Consultant


Community Connections Sponsors