Community Ventures (2000-2012)
For the nonprofit community, provided education about fundraising, marketing, personnel management, entrepreneurial ideas and more. Topics included:
2012 Post-Recession Resiliency; 2011 The Essential Moves of Winning Fundraising; 2010 The New Normal: Surviving & Thriving!; 2009 Lemons to Lemonade: Collaborating and Cutting Costs in Sour Times; 2008 Eat, Drink, Breathe Fundraising; 2007 Expanding Leadership: How Can Boulder County NonProfit Leadership Grow to Better Reflect the Community?; 2006 Power Up: Shape Up Your Organization and Empower the Community; 2005 Making a Nonprofit Work: Extreme Challenges; 2004 Play to Win: Strengthening Your Organization Through Strategy, Balance and Diversity; 2003 Doing More with Less; 2002 Opportunities; 2001 The Future of the Nonprofit Sector; 2000 Making Connections.
Culture of Giving Business Partners (2001-2006)
Recognized community-minded businesses and business owners that donated 2% or more of pre-tax domestic earnings (or in-kind equivalent) to Boulder County charitable organizations.
Expanding Leadership Initiative (ELI)
Among The Community Foundation's efforts to promote diversity and advance inclusivity in Boulder County, ELI focused on addressing issues of race and ethnicity.
Funders' Fair (2002)
Day-long event that provided nonprofits in Boulder and Broomfield counties the opportunity to meet funders face-to-face and start cultivating relationships with them – including foundations, corporations and government agencies.
Great Giving Match (2001, 2003)
Challenge grant matching program for nonprofit organizations to build endowment funds.
MBA Internships (inactive)
In partnership with the University of Colorado and the Center for Entrepreneurship, placed MBA students in nonprofit summer internships.
Open Door Fund Gala (1996-present)
Pine Cone Funds (2001-2004)
Helping families who wanted to create a legacy, but were not in a position to set aside the $10K minimum required upfront to establish a fund. Donors contributed $1K/year to a personal account, which The Community Foundation invested on their behalf. The foundation reinvested all interest, dividends and other earnings, and waived fees until the Donor-Advised Fund reached the minimum amount.
Fundraiser co-sponsored with the Eldora Mountain Resort for the Catalog for Giving, 1st edition.
Golf fundraiser co-sponsored with the Lake Valley Country Club.
Teens Giving 10 (1999-2002)
A pilot program to promote philanthropy among Boulder County youth, this effort brought together high school students to distribute $10K in grants. Teens discussed community needs, agreed on focus areas, considered proposals, conducted site visits and made informed recommendations for allocating funds. With a focus on teen homelessness, Teens Giving 10 made its first grants to Attention Homes, The Inn Between of Longmont and People's Clinic.