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Colorado Nonprofit Association

The Colorado Nonprofit Association promotes the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy and collaboration.

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Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

The mission of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable is to increase the quantity and quality of charitable planned gifts in our community through quality education, increased awareness, and networking opportunities.

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Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.

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Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center

Housed in the Penrose Library, the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center provides great tools for local nonprofits and also provides training seminars for fundraisers. Contact Katie Edson at kedson@ppld.org to get on their mailing list.

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International Organizations & Statistics

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. 

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CFRE International

Founded in 2001, CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.

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Philanthropy Colorado

Originally named Colorado Association of Funders until the board unanimously approved a name change in 2019, Philanthropy Colorado now functions as a dynamic statewide network, with active involvement of more than 100 member organizations that represent the diversity of the sector and our state. The mission is “to strengthen Colorado communities by bringing people, information and resources together.”

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National Center for Charitable Statistics

The mission of the National Center for Charitable Statistics is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

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Colorado Nonprofit Support Organizations

AFP Ethics: Guidelines, Codes and Standards

Resources for Fundraising Professionals

AFP SOCO is committed to providing a variety of resources for development professionals and promoting the value of ethics in our work. 

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

We know these are challenging, scary and even puzzling times for you. To help you navigate the ever-changing landscape, we’ve gathered resources to help guide you in your fundraising, donor communications and more, and what it means to engage with donors during a time in which in-person interaction is likely non-existent.

Local Resources

  • Foundation Directory Online Pikes Peak Library District is offering remote access to Foundation Directory Online through the through the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center
  • Pikes Peak Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund - Applications for nonprofit assistance are being accepted on a continuous basis for immediate, mid and long-term efforts. Currently, The Fund is prioritizing basic human needs, i.e., food, shelter, healthcare, for the most vulnerable populations for financial assistance through April 30, 2020.
  • Colorado Assistance Fund (El Pomar) -  Because the current needs in the nonprofit sector are greater than El Pomar’s Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF) can support, CAF is not accepting applications at this time. Grants from CAF are awarded only to organizations nominated by El Pomar regional council members or public health departments.
  • Colorado Nonprofit Association - CNA is offering webinar workshops free to members and nonmembers. They are also hosting weekly nonprofit hangouts. Many resources are available on the linked page.

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IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Resources

AFP Global IDEA official website: https://afpidea.org/

Women in fundraising need the same consideration for fairness as other members of minority populations. AFP Global has given access to some amazing information and training tools for AFP members and other fundraisers to use to increase their awareness on the need to apply IDEA in all of our lives. Below are some options for you to consider looking into:

Unconscious Bias: https://www.edx.org/course/unconscious-bias-from-awareness-to-action-2

Communication Skills for Bridging a Divide: https://www.edx.org/course/communication-skills-for-dialoguing-across-difference

Inclusive Leadership Training: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/catalystx-inclusive-leadership?index=product&queryID=4658326bebcbe8da7da9ae6b0eb6ea61&position=1

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights

Read the Donor Bill of Rights on the AFP IHQ website

Values Promoted by the AFP Code of Ethics

The foundation of philanthropy is ethical fundraising, and a key mission of AFP is to advance and foster the highest ethical standards through its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards

These guidelines are provided to assist AFP members and others in interpreting and using the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards. They are intended only as suggestions to help guide thinking about ethical behavior and not as prescriptions for all possible situations.

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