Colorado Nonprofit Association

2024 Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado

Get ready, Northern Colorado! 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.

Event Agenda

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Embassy Suites Loveland Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy.
Loveland, CO 80538

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 and Networking

*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

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Living on the Edge: Operating in a Cyber Revolution

Chris Abbey, Consultant,

This session will embark on a journey through the Digital Revolution, a force reshaping our social order. As the world hurtles forward, technology becomes more accessible, and applications vie for our attention, nonprofits find themselves at the forefront of this sweeping change. We’ll explore the impact of technology, empowering nonprofits to reach more constituents, engage funders, and amplify their impact. The session will delve into frameworks, technologies, and solutions that offer non-profit organizations a solid foundation to withstand cyber threats. We’ll also discuss practical steps to enhance preparedness and support the mission-driven work of nonprofits.

Join us for an interactive journey—unveiling the positive values of technology, confronting the dark side, sharing real-world examples, and discovering pathways to resilience. The session concludes with a Q&A, inviting participants to engage in a dialogue tailored to their concerns and needs. Together, we’ll navigate the ‘New Normal’ and thrive in the cyber revolution.

Using Census Data for Grant Writing: Understanding and Accessing Statistics

Kimberly Davis, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau

This workshop is designed to give nonprofits and grant writers an overview of the power of census data. Grant writers will learn about the variety of statistical data sources, including the rich characteristic data of the American Community Survey, that shares demographic information, including topics such as:

  • Persons with disability
  • Education Attainment
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Language spoken
  • Poverty and income

Participants will learn about the frequency and the geographic level data is available, and products available for comparing community needs to other geographic levels and communities. Participants will learn how to navigate and other tools such as Census Survey Explorer, and Narrative Profiles.

Nonprofit Business Model Workshop

Erin Maruzzella, Executive Director, Innovations in Aging Collaborative

Nonprofits are businesses. To successfully serve a mission, nonprofit leaders must have a clear business strategy. Erin Maruzzella is a nonprofit business leader with an executive MBA. You will leave this session with a better understanding of tactical business modeling tools that are useful in any industry. We will use these tools in our workshop to give you clarity around the value that your organization brings to both the customers and the consumers of your nonprofit product—and learn why these are often two distinct groups.

The Power of Focus

Chalice Springfield, Coach | Trainer | Owner, Unstoppable Curiosity

In “The Power of Focus” workshop, discover the transformative potential of the 80/20 concept in achieving unparalleled productivity and impactful results. If you find yourself overwhelmed with an extensive to-do list without experiencing the desired outcomes, this session is tailored for you. Learn to identify the 20% of high-payoff activities that contribute to 80% of your results and explore strategies to integrate them seamlessly into your daily habits. Uncover tangible tools designed to enhance your productivity, align with your goals, and amplify your capacity. Join us for a dynamic and engaging experience that promises to empower you with a focused mindset, ensuring that your efforts yield maximum efficiency and meaningful outcomes.

Cultivating Generosity: Building Philanthropic Culture Amid Change

Beryl Durazo, Executive Director of Foundation & Community Partnerships, Front Range Community College

Institutional transformation is a dynamic process that requires a holistic approach to ensure sustained growth and success. One key element often overlooked is the cultivation of a philanthropic culture. This lecture and discussion will provide strategies for building and fostering a culture of philanthropy during times of significant change within an institution.

Event Speakers

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Executive Director
Innovations in Aging Collaborative

Executive Director
The Greeley Dream Team


Estes Park Health Foundation

Coach | Trainer | Owner
Unstoppable Curiosity

Data Dissemination Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau