Summer 2017 Featured Resource: Fundraising Webinar - 8/23

Got fundraising questions? We're here to help! CSP Friends will be hosting a FREE, one-hour webinar about fundraising for our Friends groups next Wednesday, August 23 from 5 - 6 pm. Join us to learn how to build your group's development capacity in order to support your missions. Our amazing guest speaker, Andrea Auguiste, Regional Director of Philanthropy, National Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center, has served as a senior level strategist, fundraiser and manager in the nonprofit sector. She will discuss best practices in:

     Building strong relationships with your funders, 

     Crafting solicitation strategies,

     Learning from and bouncing back from failures, and

     Communicating a compelling mission.

      To RSVP, please email ... You won't want to miss this informative webinar!


Additionally, our 2017 downloadable PDF is a compilation of online resources we research and update each year that will likely have pertinent information for building your local Friends group. Select a topic in the resource guide that most fits your needs and link directly to that section.  If you still have a question or need more after reading through this, please let us know.  And If you have a resource to share, please email us with that as well as we are always looking for new information and informative best practices.

There is a wealth of information available out there on the subjects of volunteer management and training, nonprofit organization development, support, and governance, and fund development and finance. We have concentrated on providing information about Colorado organizations that can support you, along with a few national groups. These resource pages aren't conclusive, but we hope they're a nice start!

    Recent Featured Resources:

    1. The Colorado Parks Foundation Spring Grant Cycle: read the welcome letter here and review the grant guidelines here ... and then apply for the grant (it's easy compared to many grants)!

    2. A Sample of a recent Annual Report from the Friends of Colorado State Parks

    3."Strategic Planning" by the Community Resource Center.

    Other Resource Topics You'll Explore in the Downloadable Guide Include: 

    • • Nonprofit and Organizational Development
    • • Volunteer Recruitment, Training, and Management
    • • Trails and Conservation Advocacy and Training
    • • Marketing and Public Relations
    • • Funding
    • • Legal
    • • Operations
    • • Networking