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Coloradans continue to give despite economy

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Nearly 96 percent Coloradans gave to charity last year –with three in four giving because they were asked to by someone they know. The Colorado Nonprofit Associations says their report shows Coloradans continue to give, despite tough times. Women and younger people are more likely than others to give and more than half support nonprofits… Continue Reading Coloradans continue to give despite economy

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Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund will present $21,000 in grants to 16 Pikes Peak Region recipients this week. The recipients of the annual grants program were recently announced by Robert Gonzales Jr., Wells Fargo’s Community Banking president for Southern Colorado. “There are so many small, local, grassroots organizations that work tirelessly to help individuals and… Continue Reading Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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The sports industry could teach the nonprofit sector something about succession planning. Professional sports teams are in continual recruiting mode, teambuilding up to 10 years in advance. Nonprofits, however, are often left scrambling to find new leadership when an executive director moves on. Few young people, it seems, even consider careers in the nonprofit sector.… Continue Reading Springs nonprofits looking for leaders of tomorrow

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Champion Windows of Colorado Springs started a corporate giving program this year, which is separate from the corporation’s nationwide program. Champion is soliciting applications from 501(c)(3) organizations –  within the Pikes Peak region –  that provide a variety of human services. Each quarter, the company plans to give $7,000 in micro-grants or donations. And it’s… Continue Reading Champion Windows seeks nonprofits that need grants

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A tough Thanksgiving for this nonprofit

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Funding cuts in human services have been regular news for several years. To decision-makers in Denver, budget cuts mean changing numbers on spreadsheets to make expenses match revenues. The practice is to cut uniformly across agencies and programs without evaluating the impact of these spreadsheet changes. On Oct. 1 of this year the state of… Continue Reading A tough Thanksgiving for this nonprofit

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For the staff at the Independence Center, it’s all about never seeing their clients again. That’s because their mission is to teach the disabled to be more self-sufficient, preferably completely independent, no matter what their disability might be. In the current economic climate, that effort takes more effort than ever before, and so the group… Continue Reading Disability nonprofit seeks partnerships to succeed

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Two local nonprofits to receive El Pomar awards

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Two local organizations will receive awards during the El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence presentation Tuesday. Both nonprofits – Homeward Pikes Peak and the Myron Stratton Consortium –  are finalists and guaranteed to receive $7,500. Thirty-three organizations in Colorado will receive awards. During the ceremony, Nov. 9 at The Broadmoor, the winners in 11 categories will… Continue Reading Two local nonprofits to receive El Pomar awards

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Colorado Springs: The Mecca of the radical Christian right. Colorado Springs: Politically and philosophically dominated by religious nonprofits. Colorado Springs: Economically driven by those same nonprofits. Like it or not, that’s they city’s national image. Whether it’s wholly or even partly accurate is another question. The economic impact of locally headquartered national religious nonprofits is,… Continue Reading Waning fast: Economic strength of religious nonprofits

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The nonprofit sector accounts for over 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and nearly $2.6 trillion in assets, and yet significant studies of the distinctive challenges of leading the nonprofit organization did not seriously begin until after the 1980s. Anyone who has led a nonprofit knows that there are important differences in leadership challenges compared… Continue Reading The distinct challenges of nonprofit leadership

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