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Amber Coté

Director of Education and Service Enterprise
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Director of Education and Service Enterprise

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Hello, I'm Amber, Director of Education and Service Enterprise for the Association. I was born in Colorado, an only child raised by a single mom, and now the proud mom of an only child. I have the privilege of living in my hometown where four generations of my family reside, along with a host of two-and-four-legged chosen-family. 

I've worked in nonprofits most of my adult life with over 20 years in leadership and governance roles for regional and statewide organizations. I bring a depth of knowledge in diverse aspects of nonprofit management, including program development, human resources, fund development, public speaking, and strategic alliances.

I've served on and for dozens of boards and committees over the years, experiencing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Through those experiences, I have developed a passion for working with people around board governance so we can all better understand how it works best to truly meet the needs of communities. A few boards and committees I've particularly enjoyed being elected to are: The Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council with the Womens' Foundation; Rocky Mountain Women's Film Board; Urban Peak Board; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Board; Center for Nonprofit Excellence Board; El Pomar Foundation's, Emerging Leaders Development Program - Asian Advisory Council Co-Chair, to name a few.

In my role at Colorado Nonprofit Association, I get to bring people changemakers together in learning environments, where they learn from one another as much as they learn from subject matter experts. As a lifelong learner, myself, I am thrilled to get to walk alongside people on their personal and professional development path.