Registration is now open for the Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days, to be held June 13 – 15 in Lamar, in Prowers County.
Event organizers anticipate more than 300 nonprofit, government, and grant-making institutions and individuals to attend and ask all interested parties to register for this important event. Registration opened Monday, April 2 at SoutheastRPD.org.
Registration is $125 for early birds through April 30 or $150 for registrants after that date. A limited number of full and half scholarships are available, and applications can be completed at the same website before April 30.
The Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation drive the statewide Rural Philanthropy Days program, coordinating with the regional Steering Committee to host this event for Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties every four years.
“We are pleased and proud to host Rural Philanthropy Days in Southeast Colorado this year. I strongly encourage you to attend this conference, which works to bring additional resources and financial support as well as professional development opportunities to community organizations in the eight-county region,” said Anne-Marie Crampton, Lamar Community College Foundation executive director and Conference co-chair. “This tremendous event allows grant seekers from the region to build partnerships with statewide and regional foundations that have an interest in serving rural Colorado.”
The event offers three days of capacity-building workshops on topics such as fundraising, financial management, volunteer management, board development, strategic planning, and leadership skills. The program results in increased access to resources, relationships, and skill-building opportunities for local projects.
“Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days provides a unique opportunity for Colorado’s funders and local grant-seekers to strengthen partnerships and better serve the state’s rural communities,” said Pamela Denahy, Director of Tourism for the City of La Junta and Conference Co-Chair. “Through RPD, rural nonprofits obtain direct access to the financial resources, collaborative opportunities, and professional development services they need to more successfully meet community needs.”
The Funder Roundtable portion of the event allows nonprofit leaders to approach funders and find out if their operations and projects are good matches for grant asks. For more information, visit SoutheastRPD.org, call Event Coordinator, Kaye Kasza, at (719) 688-2299 or follow event updates on Facebook at facebook.com/SERPD.