Colorado Nonprofit Association


789 Sherman Street, Suite 240
Denver, CO 80203



President and CEO
Renny Fagan

Year Established

Service Area

Mission Statement
Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado’s nonprofit community to improve the quality of life throughout our state.

• Lead adoption and implementation of public policies that strengthen nonprofits and communities.
• Elevate public understanding and appreciation of Colorado’s nonprofit sector.
• Increase the sustainability of the nonprofit sector by providing professional development, access to best practice knowledge and current trend information to people and organizations.
• Connect members with each other and with outside resources to enrich and strengthen their work.
• Facilitate and grow a thriving, connected membership of nonprofit professionals.
• Strengthen our relationship with nonprofits, government officials and businesses in each region of Colorado, including areas outside of Denver.

Signature Events: 

Colorado Nonprofit Week and Awards Luncheon
March 12-16, 2018
This annual, weeklong celebration and awards luncheon celebrate the vital work of Colorado nonprofits and honor individuals and companies that have positively impacted the nonprofit community in Colorado. Nonprofits across the state participate in the weeklong celebration and more than 750 nonprofit, government and business leaders attend the awards luncheon each year.

C(3) Forum
August 2018 (Date TBD)
In partnership with Colorado Association of Funders and Community Resource Center, this full-day event brings together nonprofit professionals and funders for learning and conversation.

Fall Conference & Exhibition
October 8–9, 2018
The Association’s premier, annual event for professionals working in and/or serving Colorado’s nonprofit community. Nearly 1,000 attendees gather each year for two days of learning, idea sharing, skill-building and networking with the end goal of strengthening Colorado’s nonprofit community.

Leadership Series Event
2018 Date TBD
Renowned speakers present on topics crucial to the evolution of the nonprofit community and create a venue for dialogue and collaboration among peers.

Engagement Opportunities: 

Signature Event Sponsorship
Colorado Nonprofit Association events attract large audiences of nonprofit professionals, those serving the nonprofit community and people of influence. Sponsorship of these events offers widespread brand visibility, networking and a connection to the nonprofit community.

Online Career Center
Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Nonprofit Job Board is a premier resource for talent recruitment in our state, with more than 1 million online searches annually. Sponsorship of the Career Center shows support of the economic vitality of the sector and offers opportunities for brand recognition.

Online Knowledge Center
From downloadable tools and resources to up-to-date reports and publications sharing trends in the nonprofit sector, the Online Knowledge Center is the go-to resource for nonprofit best practices. Sponsorship opportunities are available for future publications and resources, or new concepts in line with the evolution of the community’s needs.

Education and Leadership Development
Colorado Nonprofit Association offers year-round trainings around the state designed to improve effectiveness of nonprofit management and service delivery. Sponsorship of these various programs and tracks is always available, as are opportunities to share expertise in the form of presentations/trainings.

Public Awareness
Colorado nonprofits contribute significantly to quality of life in our state and the economic vitality of local communities. Partnership opportunities exist to join Colorado Nonprofit Association in targeted public awareness efforts across the state, including support of activities associated with the annual Colorado Nonprofit Week (March) and Member Appreciation Month (May).

Volunteer Opportunities: 

A variety of opportunities exist to support the important work of Colorado Nonprofit Association, including volunteer leadership, presentations to membership and the sharing of subject matter expertise through various platforms.

Board of Directors: 

Michaelle Smith

Kristen Sundin
Vice Chair

Dori Eggett

Erin Pulling

Andrea Aragon
Mark Bolton

Deborah Brackney

Lisa Brown

Jim Chavez

Art Hogling

Heather Lafferty

David Livingston

Kynnie Martin

Christine Marquez-Hudson

Tom Massey

Maureen McDonald

Edwina Salazar

Kimberly Sherwood

Jeannine Truswell

Eileen Wasserbach