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No option: Nonprofits must run like business

No option: Nonprofits must run like business

  Imagine being in fifth grade, still using training wheels on a bicycle — unable to keep up with other kids your age. Through local nonprofit Kids on Bikes, and its Earn-A-Bike program, Jessica, who lives in Colorado Springs, learned to ride without training wheels, leaving her overjoyed. Not only that, but she received a… Continue Reading No option: Nonprofits must run like business

Inside Out searches for new executive director

Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen will be leaving Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit focused on advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers in the Springs. Kemppainen will be taking another role for at-risk youth, but no announcement has been made about her new position. She worked at Inside Out for three years. The board… Continue Reading Inside Out searches for new executive director

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Worthy of the region’s applause

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Almost every weekend of the year — and more than a few weeknights along the way — hundreds of area residents at a time flock to fundraising events for local nonprofits. Everyone knows the drill: There’s a reception, a meal, a program and/or special theme, and attendees have various opportunities to open their checkbooks or… Continue Reading Worthy of the region’s applause

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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets this holiday season and donated a record $15 million to nonprofits across the state through the annual Colorado Gives Day. Donations were up 20 percent from last year’s $12.4 million raised through the Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day 2012, which allows donors to make donations online at GivingFirst.org.… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day raises $15 million, sets record

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Colorado Gives Day set for Dec. 4

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Colorado Gives Day is set for Dec. 4, and organizers hope to top last year’s $12.4 million in donations. Colorado Gives Day was created to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The inaugural Colorado Gives Day in 2010 generated more than $8.4 million for 529 local charities. Last year, $12.4 million was donated to… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day set for Dec. 4

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Nonprofits continue to lose more donors than they gain and have a long way to go to recover from the recession, says a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute. The “net gain in giving” for charities in 2011 was zero, according to a survey by the groups. That is,… Continue Reading Nonprofits have a long way to go before recovering from recession

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El Pomar honored seven Colorado nonprofits this week, with $200,000 in grants for their work. The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, an Arvada-based conservation group, won the state’s outstanding nonprofit with the Julie and Spencer Penrose Award. The award includes a $50,000 cash prize. Other award winners  —  each receiving $25,000 – were: – Creede… Continue Reading El Pomar honors nonprofits, awards $200k in grants

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Pikes Peak United Way gave more than $379,268 to 10 charities who are helping victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. The group paid the money from donations specifically for fire victims, and gave the money to organizations that were on the forefront of relief efforts. Recipient services included: rental and income assistance, mental health services,… Continue Reading United Way provides grants to fire-relief agencies

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