Our IMPORTANT Spring 2017 Featured Resource:

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

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!

    Winter 2017 Featured Resource:

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

    Autumn 2016 Featured Resource:

    "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