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learn connect serve BOARDMATCH Intro to Board Service Interested in serving on a nonprofit board? Take our Intro to Board Service class and learn everything about board service from legalities to finances to operations.
Trained candidates and agencies have access to our BoardMatch database, an online matching tool that helps potential board members and nonprofits search for each other.
Connection Events Throughout the year, we host happy hours for board candidates and nonprofits to network. Come find the perfect board to serve on that matches your skills and interests.
Questions? Contact Tom email@example.com | 720.420.3214
QUESTIONS TO ASK The Organization What does your nonprofit do? Whom does your organization serve?
The Board What expectations, specifically fundraising, do you have for your board?
The Candidate What skills and experience are you looking for in a board member?
The Plan Does your nonprofit have a strategic plan? How is the organization funded?
DON'T FORGET TO: Create a volunteer profile at sparkthechangecolorado.org Complete your online skills profile Take an Intro to Board Services class (if you haven't already)
The Civic 50 Colorado Honorees Have Been Announced! CSR Solutions, a partnership of Spark the Change Colorado and Community Shares of Colorado is proud to announce and honor Colorado's most community-minded companies through the Civic 50 Colorado Awards! In 2019, we invited businesses of all sizes to participate in the annual survey so we can capture good work being done by CSR Programs and celebrate the top 50 companies in Colorado. Honorees have shown excellence in making corporate citizenship part of their business as a way to make substantive contributions to their communities See the key findings and meet the honorees here: csrsolutionsco.org/thecivic50coloradohonorees
WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE MOST? WHAT ARE YOU ORGANIZING? What are you talking about with your family, friends and work colleagues? What are you watching on news shows? When are you marching in the street? If you’re creating a MOVEMENT OF GOOD and need help, please let us know. We can promote your cause and volunteer opportunities via our website and social media. Become a Member of Spark the Change Colorado – it’s how we can help you the most. To learn more, visit: sparkthechangecolorado.org/about-membership
ART & CULTURE Newman Center for the Performing Arts- University of Denver
Denver // newmancenterpresents.com
Denver // athenaprojectarts.org ABOUT:
Athena Project’s mission is to empower
provides innovative, diverse and thought-
opportunities and enables the community
contributions, while inviting new audiences
to remain engaged, inspired and connected
into the creative process.
through the performing arts.
CHILDREN Letterpress Depot Englewood // letterpressdepot.com
Front Rangers Cycling Club
The Letterpress Depot: a living museum of letterpress printing, typography, design, poetry
exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, events
Denver // frontrangersdenver.org ABOUT:
The volunteers of Front Rangers Cycling Club offer stable role models and healthy, fun activities for at-risk youth in Denver.
and meetings, as well as typographic research and printing projects – to be a resource available to the community.
Hope Kids Denver // hopekids.org/colorado-chapter ABOUT:
Mirror Image Arts Denver // mirrorimagearts.org ABOUT:
Mirror Image Arts uses theatre as language to inspire dialogue, encourage awareness and promote action in order to build a strong,
activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition.
Hope Communities, Inc. Denver // hopecommunities.org ABOUT:
Denver // kenziscauses.org ABOUT:
Our Mission is to support underprivileged children and their families in Colorado by providing toys, food and more during the holidays, during families financial
We strengthen communities and provide pathways
opportunity through affordable housing, educational programs and support services.
MS Society Denver // nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/COC ABOUT:
We work to improve the quality of life for
Soccer Without Borders Evans // soccerwithoutborders.org ABOUT:
people affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming and raise funds for critical MS research.
The Soccer Without Borders mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.
CareerWise Denver // careerwisecolorado.org ABOUT:
apprenticeships to students starting in their junior year of high school.
Habitat for Humanity Denver // habitatmetrodenver.org ABOUT:
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing.
Griffith Centers for Children Denver/Statewide // griffithcenters.org ABOUT:
Griffith Centers for Children's mission is to provide children with an education and the opportunity to become self-supporting.
Literacy Coalition of Colorado
September School Boulder // septemberschool.org
Denver // literacycolorado.org
Our mission is to become the premier Colorado
individuals and communities by increasing access to and quality of adult education programs.
For more than 40 years, September School has been one of the most progressive high schools in Boulder, Colorado, providing relationship-based education, learning, and achievement opportunities in academic and personal growth for students in grades 9-12.
Talk to the Camera Community
Prospect Academy of Colorado
Golden // talktothecamera.com ABOUT:
Denver // prospectacademyco.org ABOUT:
Talk to the Camera’s STEAM-based after-
We provide a safe, calm and inclusive
school classes and camps were created to
video creation. Kids have a BLAST & parents
enjoy the benefits of improved social
college or career.
students with behavioral and learning and
FAMILIES STEM Generation Inc. DBA Science Fair Fun Denver // sciencefairfun.org ABOUT:
Global Orphan Prevention Denver // globalorphanprevention.org
We are passionately dedicated to creating
opportunities for students to enter the
We strive to keep mothers and children
STEM-workforce pipeline, particularly those
together through economic development,
who are under-represented in Science,
awareness and educational opportunity.
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), namely minorities, girls and those from low-income communities.
HUNGER Karis Community Denver // kariscommunity.org
Global Seed Savers
Denver // globalseedsavers.org
The Karis Community mission is to provide
Global Seed Savers is an educational and advocacy
farmers in creating local food sovereignty and
establishment of community-owned and
a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the
recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.
operated seed libraries.
Denver Workforce Development Denver // denvergov.org
Denver // jovialconcepts.org
the Denver Workforce Development Board
Our mission is to empower under-served communities to thrive, by providing healthy food
serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker aligned relationships between the Mayor and economic development, education, and workforce partners.
Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award
Denver // sparkthechangecolorado.org/mycva
Denver // empoweringeducation.org
Empowering Education enables learning by contributing to the social & emotional wellness educators.
The vital work of volunteers throughout the Denver
Community Volunteer Award.
Spark the Change Colorado
Senior Assistance Center
Denver // sparkthechangecolorado.org
Denver // seniorassistancecenter.org
Spark the Change Colorado, formerly Metro
Senior Assistance Center (SAC) was founded
Volunteers, is a leading resource, strategist
organization to meet the emergency needs
of Denver‘s older adult citizens living below
communities and organizations to become a
volunteerism, service and engagement.
Colorado’s Alternatives to Violence Project
Age Wise Colorado Denver // agewisecolorado.org
Denver // avpcolorado.org
We inform and educate Aging Coloradans and their families about products and services available to be smarter about aging.
Colorado’s Alternatives to Violence Project provides training in Colorado prisons and communities to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.
Routinify Denver // routinify.com ABOUT:
We built Routinify to provide families and with
information and data, as well as a central platform
driving force for good through the power of
emotions and reminders could be shared.
INTRO TO BOARD SERVICE
November 6th, 2019
5:30pm to 7:00pm Reserve your spot today by visiting:
or by emailing Tom-