Colorado Nonprofit Association


We are pleased to offer GrantStation as a member benefit to help your organization find local, statewide, and national funding opportunities!

GrantStation is the premiere suite of online grant research resources. Search their thousands of carefully researched profiles of private, government, and international funding opportunities, in addition to using the variety of grants research, writing, and management tools and resources to enhance your grant writing and development strategies.

Member Savings

GrantStation provides the tools for you to find new grant sources, build a strong grantseeking program, and write winning grant proposals, and Colorado Nonprofit Association members can receive annual access for only $95.00, 86% off the regular price.

This full Membership gives you access to Member Benefits that provide the tools for you to find new grant sources, build a strong grantseeking program, and write winning grant proposals. Click here to watch a tour of this benefit – you won’t want to miss it!

Get Started!

To purchase your GrantStation membership with your Colorado Nonprofit Association discount, please visit For questions about GrantStation, please contact Nancy Vargo at

Mindedge On-Demand Learning

MindEdge courses in nonprofit management offer a comprehensive training program in topics from volunteer development and grant writing, to fundraising and budgeting.

Why Nonprofit Management Training?

Running a nonprofit can be a challenge. To be successful, your organization needs talented grant writers, solid financial management, and committed volunteers to bring your mission to the
attention of your community so you can receive the support you need.

Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed in our collection of nonprofit
management courses.

Course List:

▸ Certificate in Nonprofit Management
▸ Nonprofit Management (ACE CREDIT®)
▸ Advanced Grant Writing
▸ Capital Campaigns

Find a complete list of courses at

Member Savings

Association members receive a 10% discount on MindEdge courses.

Get Started!

After you select the sessions you would like to purchase through the MindEdge website above, enter the discount code CNA10 when prompted to receive your 10% discount.

Board Member Giving Policy

Source:                                     Washburn Partners


Thank You Letter


This is Colorado Nonprofit Association’s sample gift acknowledgement letter. You may use this as a template for your organization. However, this is only one of many templates and suggestions for thank you letters. 

Although nonprofits are not required to provide receipts or gift acknowledgements for contributions of less than $250 (unless it is a quid pro quo contribution), it is a best practices to acknowledge all charitable gifts to the organization. Gift acknowledgements should be sent to the donor as soon as possible – typically, within 1 to 2 days of receipt. 

All gift receipts/thank you letters should include:

Additional Outside Resources


Prospect Worksheet


Use this worksheet during your organization’s individual prospect research. Using this worksheet can help you identify the best prospects for your organization. 

Additional Resources


Donor Bill of Rights

Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

eDonor Bill of Rights

Online giving continues to increase from year to year. Online giving provides new opportunities for both the organization and donor, but can also create concerns and challenges. View AFP’s eDonor Bill of Rights for additional principles for online giving. 


Code of Ethical Standards

Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.


Fund Development Plan


Below is a fund development plan template that sets goals for annual donors, major donors, events, foundations, corporations and more. 

If you would like the editable version of this template, please email us

Additional Resources

What Should Your Fund Development Plan Include?, Nonprofit Quarterly

Creating an Effective Fundraising Plan, Compass Point


Sample Event Sponsorship Package


Fundraising events are one way to diversify your organization’s revenue sources. Typically, event sponsorship is available at multiple levels. Below is a sample sponsorship package for an event. 

Additional Resources


Event Planning Timeline


There are many steps to planning a successful event, from choosing a venue and applying for permits to sending invitations. Use the below timeline to ensure you’re on track to run a successful event. Keep in mind, this is a general timeline and may not include all activities needed to plan your specific event.