Looking for the latest data and advice for Colorado nonprofits? You’ve come to the right place.
Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado
Our Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (now in its 4th edition) is the comprehensive resource for all things nonprofit. This guidebook was developed by Colorado nonprofits for Colorado nonprofits and covers everything from completing the 990 form to fundraising to governance.
We also have a wealth of resources available to Colorado Nonprofit Association members, in our Knowledge Center. To access these white papers, best practices, templates and forms, please log in or join us.
Nonprofit Economic Impact Study
The nonprofit sector in Colorado is strong, and their contributions to communities and the overall state extend beyond their core mission areas. Download the Nonprofit Economic Impact Study to discover why nonprofits are a necessary voice in discussions about the well-being of the state.
Nonprofit Colorado is the magazine of Colorado Nonprofit Association published three times per year. This magazine is designed to show the vitality of Colorado through the lens of the nonprofit sector.
Colorado Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey
Get salary and benefits information based on data from other Colorado nonprofits. The Colorado Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey publishes every two years helping nonprofits set affordable, competitive compensation packages.
Colorado Generosity Project Reports
The Colorado Generosity Project is a comprehensive multi-year program helping nonprofits demonstrate best practices, increase public awareness of the impact of the nonprofit sector, and increase charitable giving in Colorado. All good stuff. Since its inception in 2007, the project has published a series of important reports to assist Colorado nonprofits and donors.
- Understanding Giving: Beliefs and Behaviors of Colorado’s Donors
- The State of Giving: A Profile of Individual Charitable Giving in Colorado
- Return on Investment: The Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Sector in Colorado
- Generous Colorado: Why Donors Give
- Weathering the Storm: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Colorado Nonprofits during Recession
2015 Member Summit Report: A Statewide Needs Assessment
Early in 2015, Colorado Nonprofit Association staff traveled to 16 communities across the great state of Colorado. The goals were threefold:
- Understand the needs and expectations of members
- Identify nonprofit professional development and education gaps
- Learn about challenges specifically related to their communities
State of Evaluation in Colorado’s Nonprofit Sector
Presented by The Colorado Trust, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Community Resource Center, this report lays out research and recommendations on the state of evaluation in Colorado’s nonprofit sector.
Adopting a national survey conducted by the Innovation Network, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit consulting firm, the study examined the role of evaluation in nonprofits in Colorado; challenges to implementing evaluation practices; and recommendations to support or enhance evaluation practices.