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BOARDMATCH

ConnectioN Event 10/16 Learn more about us at:

Sparkthechangecolorado.org Sponsored by:


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.

Online Connections

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 tjudd@sparkthechangecolorado.org | 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)

BOARDMATCH


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

Athena Project

Denver // newmancenterpresents.com

Denver // athenaprojectarts.org ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Athena Project’s mission is to empower

A

women

provides innovative, diverse and thought-

and

community

strengthen through

the

Denver

developing

and

multi-disciplinary

provoking

arts

performance

venue

and

that

education

artistic

opportunities and enables the community

contributions, while inviting new audiences

to remain engaged, inspired and connected

into the creative process.

through the performing arts.

showcasing

women

and

girls’

CHILDREN Letterpress Depot Englewood // letterpressdepot.com

Front Rangers Cycling Club

ABOUT:

The Letterpress Depot: a living museum of letterpress printing, typography, design, poetry

and

letterpress

art

a

printshop,

working with

vintage

space

for

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,

compassionate

community.

and

empowered

HopeKids

provides

ongoing

events,

activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition.


Kenzi’s Causes

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

school the

supplies

school

through

year

and

clothing

and

assisting

community

planning

and

We strengthen communities and provide pathways

to

economic

and

personal

opportunity through affordable housing, educational programs and support services.

outreach,

professional

support.

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.

EDUCATION

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.

COMMUNITY

CareerWise Denver // careerwisecolorado.org ABOUT:

CareerWise

offers

three-year

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

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Our mission is to become the premier Colorado

organization

that

strengthens

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

learning

spark

environment

that

educates

imaginations

boost

confidence

disabilities

a

video creation. Kids have a BLAST & parents

to

enjoy the benefits of improved social

successful

life

prepares from

high

them

for

school

college or career.

movie-making

self-

students with behavioral and learning and

through

and

and

communication skills!

FAMILIES STEM Generation Inc. DBA Science Fair Fun Denver // sciencefairfun.org ABOUT:

Global Orphan Prevention Denver // globalorphanprevention.org

We are passionately dedicated to creating

ABOUT:

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

ABOUT:

Denver // globalseedsavers.org

The Karis Community mission is to provide

ABOUT:

Global Seed Savers is an educational and advocacy

international

non-profit

supporting

smallholder

organization

farmers in creating local food sovereignty and

fostering

through

a

healthy

technical

environment

training

and

the

establishment of community-owned and

a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the

social

well-being

of

individuals

recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.

PROFESSIONAL

operated seed libraries.

Denver Workforce Development Denver // denvergov.org

Jovial Concepts

ABOUT:

Denver // jovialconcepts.org

the Denver Workforce Development Board

ABOUT:

Our mission is to empower under-served communities to thrive, by providing healthy food

via

sustainable,

organic,

urban

agricultural activities.

serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker aligned relationships between the Mayor and economic development, education, and workforce partners.

MENTAL HEALTH

Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award

Empowering Education

Denver // sparkthechangecolorado.org/mycva

Denver // empoweringeducation.org

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Empowering Education enables learning by contributing to the social & emotional wellness educators.

of

students,

families

and

The vital work of volunteers throughout the Denver

metropolitan

recognized

through

the

community Minoru

Community Volunteer Award.

is

Yasui


Spark the Change Colorado

Senior Assistance Center

Denver // sparkthechangecolorado.org

Denver // seniorassistancecenter.org

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Spark the Change Colorado, formerly Metro

Senior Assistance Center (SAC) was founded

Volunteers, is a leading resource, strategist

in

and

engages,

organization to meet the emergency needs

individuals,

of Denver‘s older adult citizens living below

partner

mobilizes

that

and

inspires,

empowers

communities and organizations to become a

1981

nonprofit

tax-exempt

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

volunteerism, service and engagement.

SENIOR SERVICES

Colorado’s Alternatives to Violence Project

Age Wise Colorado Denver // agewisecolorado.org

Denver // avpcolorado.org

ABOUT:

We inform and educate Aging Coloradans and their families about products and services available to be smarter about aging.

ABOUT:

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

a

common

source

of

information and data, as well as a central platform

a

poverty level.

driving force for good through the power of

caretakers

as

where

needs,

explanations,

emotions and reminders could be shared.


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Presents

INTRO TO BOARD SERVICE

November 6th, 2019

5:30pm to 7:00pm Reserve your spot today by visiting:

sparkthechangecolorado.org/BoardMatch

or by emailing Tom-

tjudd@sparkthechangecolorado.org

Profile for sparkthechangecolorado

BoardMatch Connection Event October 16, 2019  

Learn more at: https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/BoardMatch

BoardMatch Connection Event October 16, 2019  

Learn more at: https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/BoardMatch

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