My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado.

Our EveryAction Hero: Healthier Colorado


Healthier Colorado is a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process, ensuring healthier standards of living across the state’s diverse communities. How did Healthier Colorado get its start?

Deadline extended for Colorado Gives after nonprofit donors overload computer | The Republic

AFP Blog

Deadline extended for Colorado Gives after nonprofit donors overload computer | The Republic : Colorado Gives Day began Tuesday beginning at 12 a.m. Organizers decided to extend the one-day promotion because high demand on the website led to delays and computer problems

Blog Respects Paid For The Families of Victims In Aurora Colorado

John Haydon

If you’re like me, there’s nothing more that you read about this weekend then the horrific shootings in Aurora Colorado. Being Human Aurora ColoradoImage from

Colorado Flooding - How to Help


Impact areas include in the foothills and plains around Boulder, parts of Denver, Longmont, Greeley, Lyons, Estes Park, Colorado Springs, and many other communities. Douglas Zimmerman VisionLink Boulder, Colorado Today the status of "disaster area" came home.

Colorado Gives Day collecting donations for local nonprofits on Tuesday |

AFP Blog

Colorado Gives Day collecting donations for local nonprofits on Tuesday | : "Colorado Gives Day is a statewide program aimed at encouraging philanthropy through online giving. Donations can be made at This year, the program features a $1 million incentive fund to boost donations made Tuesday.

Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans

AFP Blog

Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans : September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents.

Nine Ways a Dip in the Hot Springs is Like Volunteering


While in Aspen, Colorado last week to watch the autumn leaves change color, my wife and I visited the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs. This resort is the largest of its kind in the United States, and attracts thousands of bathers each year to its mineral-rich waters.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado.

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Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net

AFP Blog

Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net : "But thanks to a new partnership, not everyone has to pay for a coveted spot, limited to four at a time, in EcoFlight founder Bruce Gordon’s single-engine Cessna.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16


Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Colorado Springs, Colorado: 5 Technical Resources Every Nonprofit Should Know.

Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent several stimulating days in Boulder, Colorado, thanks to an invitation from my longtime friend and social sector leader, Chuck Lief. The iconic Flatirons overlooking Boulder, Colorado My first stop was Prof. Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation.

It's Not About You: Lessons From Colorado


Case in point: I spent the beginning of this week in fab-tastic Denver, talking with members of the Colorado Nonprofit Association about -- what else? -- social media. Dawn Crawford, Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition, dawnacrawford. Flickr Photo: rakka I love public speaking. My husband would swear it's because I love the sound of my own voice, but really, I like it best when I get to hear the questions and comments from the crowd. Truth is, I'm no expert.

Giving Day Hosts Must Have A Crisis Plan – #Givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colorado Gives has hosted six gives days and has over $111 million dollars for Colorado nonprofits. Crisis Planning for Colorado Gives – Guest Post by Dana Rinderknect, Colorado Gives. We do live in Colorado and snow is going to happen!

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist - Arizona Gives Day

ASU Lodestar Center

In the days leading up to December 10, my email and Face book page lit up with information and requests to participate in 2013’s Colorado Gives Day ( He described how much he loved Colorado for two primary reasons – the Denver Broncos and its natural beauty.

Designing for Good: The Best of Nonprofit Designs Episode #2

Connection Cafe

New logo design by Lauren Motl ( @EllieEm13 ) exudes past and present with a retro yet timeless branding effort for Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust ( @ccalt ).

Designing for Good: Top Nonprofit Graphic Designs| Episode 4

Connection Cafe

Highly accessible redesign while slick silent background video on homepage sets stage for whole experience by Meg Delagrange for Reach Out and Read Colorado.

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Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a DIY infographic from Sarah Mapes, Director of Communication, Colorado Coalition for Medically Underserved. In 2013, social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Mobile + Desktop = Universal Apps. Denver, Colorado: Donations on the Go: Mobile Tools to Enhance Giving.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In a research report called “ Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect, ” professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an “always on” culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

And Now … Our Amazing Round 2 #CelebrateAdobeCC Winners!

Tech Soup Blog

Our Silver Prize — a free one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud — goes to Servicios de la Raza in Denver, Colorado. Our third place, bronze prize winner is Western Resource Advocates (WRA), based out of Boulder, Colorado.

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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Giving Day’s) like those held in Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Texas have raised tens of millions of dollars and generated significant publicity for their nonprofit communities. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Office 365 Deployment Workshop. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Best Practices in Nonprofit IT — Your Chance to Share. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Colorado. Colorado charitable license: $8. Colorado charitable registration: $10. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Colorado Springs, Colorado , December 1 with Dan Sheppard. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization? Our free Office 365 workshops are designed to help nonprofits that want to use their domain name for their email service.

ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Beautiful Boulder, Colorado. ETR Associates Staff Walking Group. Note from Beth: I recently facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop on bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. We discussed the importance of leadership modeling and supporting a culture of wellbeing.

5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers


While Heather (shown in image below) may have raised just $100 for the 2012 event, she’s solid gold … actually, a “Double Diamond” fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Colorado, with over $50,000 and 5 to 9 years of participation in the Courage Classic under her belt.

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Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Help 10 Colorado families have a warm night’s sleep. When Giving Tuesday started six years ago, it was about sparking a movement—giving people and organizations a day specifically dedicated to giving back.

Before You Hit Send: Your End of Year Fundraising Appeal Checklist

Connection Cafe

Lindsey also worked as a graphic designer at the Publications Department for the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she graduated with a degree in news editing/journalism.

Turning Membership Inside Out


Visualize Better-Looking Data for Your Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

The webinar was presented by Linda Hofschire, a research analyst at the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library. Have you ever written an annual report, PowerPoint slide, or article and thought, "This could really use some sort of visual."

If You’re Going To Use Social Media, Do It Right


Don’t Rely On Automated Updates What was the first thing you did after hearing about the shooter that killed 12 people and injured 58 at the Aurora movie theater in Colorado? Last week Amy Sample Ward and I held a webinar with Care2 on Social Media: You’re Probably Doing it Wrong.

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Hot association jobs this week – March 23


The Coordinator is based in Louisville, Colorado. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong


Justin has an MBA from the University of Colorado and has worked a variety of jobs ranging from organic farming, to starting a human rights nonprofit in Congo, to launching an artisan roasted-nut company in Colorado. Justin enjoys climbing peaks, trail running, skiing, and lives in Colorado with his little family.

Can You Crowdsource Your Next Big Fundraising Idea?

Connection Cafe

The program didn’t result from a brainstorming session of nonprofit staff, but was created by a volunteer in Colorado and implemented locally in 2007. Last week, I cast my first-ever vote for a contestant on The Voice.

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Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Denver, Colorado: Free Event in Denver! Denver, Colorado: Create Compelling Video Stories for Your Nonprofit. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Where: Colorado Springs, CO. If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events?

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


ASAE / Colorado Springs, CO / Price varies. AFP, Colorado Chapter / Breckenridge, CO / Price TBA. Philanthropy Southwest / Colorado Springs, CO / Not available.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Tech Trends for 2016. Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month."