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ATTENTION ALL LOCAL NONPROFITS!!

CP is hosting a FREE workshop on NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE!!!

Presented by: COLORADO NONPROFIT ASSOOCIATION OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION

This workshop will feature 4 sessions, each focusing on different vital aspects of running a nonprofit. Attendees can participate in as many sessions as they feel would benefit their organization.

Session 1: 9am-9:55am
Volunteer Engagement Best Practices: Recruiting, Retaining, and Strategizing

Session 2: 10am-10:55am
Board Roles and Responsibilities
This workshop dives into the critical roles board members play at nonprofit organizations. We’ll share stories from the field and our experience working with and serving on boards.

Session 3: 11am-11:55am
Grant Writing 101
Participants will learn the elements a grant proposal and where to find additional training and resources.

Session 4: 12pm-12:55pm
Tools for Finding the Right Grants
Demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online, a national directory of foundations. Participants will learn how to use the directory to their advantage, and leave with a list of grant resources accessible from anywhere.


About the presenters:

Amber Coté is the Director at Colorado Nonprofit Association of the Pikes Peak Region. In this capacity she oversees and develops programs, volunteer engagement initiatives, resource development and member relations.

A native to the Pikes Peak region, Ms. Coté built her nonprofit career around improving the lives of vulnerable populations to ensure a better quality of life for all in our community. Ms. Coté’s diverse experience in the field of nonprofit administration, education, victim advocacy and business informs her approach to collaboration-building and organizational leadership.

Since 1997, Ms. Coté trained and supervised Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for abused and neglected children, and later, victim advocates for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at TESSA; she was Executive Director for FutureSelf, where she oversaw programs, coordinated events and secured resources to provide creative self-expression and job training opportunities for young adults; she advanced a collaborative regional early education initiative at Pikes Peak United Way; and most recently implemented a re-imagined volunteer services program robust enough to meet the ever-changing business needs and served as a key organizational liaison for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.

She has served on multiple nonprofit boards and advisory boards to include Community Prep School, Indy Give!, KRCC, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Modbo Co School of Art, Urban Peak Colorado Springs and Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. She's a graduate of Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, the Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program, the Community Leadership Program through the Center for Creative Leadership and a recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star award.

Tammy Sayles is the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian with Pikes Peak Library District. The El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center is located at the Penrose Branch, downtown Colorado Springs. Tammy provides resources and training on starting a nonprofit, grantseeking, grant writing, fundraising and other nonprofit topics.

Before entering the library profession, Tammy worked as a legislative aide where she was involved in event planning and fundraising. She also worked as interim director for a nonprofit which honed her ability to turn lemons into lemonade. It was also during this time where she learned the valuable lesson of what not to do.

Tammy currently serves on two nonprofit boards. She is passionate about nonprofits and libraries.


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