Showing posts with label NPColorado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NPColorado. Show all posts

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Durango Herald 01/05/2012 | Government can learn from local nonprofit groups

The Durango Herald 01/05/2012 | Government can learn from local nonprofit groups: What is not limited, though, especially in Southwest Colorado, is the dedication and commitment of the people working in all of these areas who do incredible things that we in state government would do well to learn from. Before serving as a legislator, I served on a number of nonprofit boards, and it’s apparent that those in the nonprofit world know how to squeeze two dollars out of one, maximizing their resources with volunteers who contribute much more than just time to their efforts.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Colorado Gives Day an intersection of charity, competition - The Denver Post

Colorado Gives Day an intersection of charity, competition - The Denver Post: Tuesday's Colorado Gives Day might be considered the blitzkrieg of do-good, online giving.

Designed to make philanthropy competitive and to make charitable donations skyrocket, the event harnesses grassroots efforts, a sense of urgency and social-media marketing.

Beginning at midnight tonight, people are encouraged visit GivingFirst .org and donate money to Colorado nonprofits before the clock strikes midnight Tuesday.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Report on Colorado nonprofits reveals many struggles - The Denver Post

Report on Colorado nonprofits reveals many struggles - The Denver Post: "A report released this week by the Colorado Nonprofit Association shows 56 percent of the state's nonprofits reported a time in the past year when their total expenses exceeded their total revenue.

The association's 'Weathering the Storm' report surveyed 450 Colorado nonprofits that, in a weakened economy, are trying to balance their community's heightened needs with decreased donor funding."

Monday, February 09, 2009

Madoff customers also donors to numerous Aspen nonprofits | Aspen Daily News Online

Madoff customers also donors to numerous Aspen nonprofits | Aspen Daily News Online: "A number of donors and supporters of Aspen nonprofit organizations are on a list of apparent investors and customers of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, which has been charged by federal officials in a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme."

Monday, January 05, 2009

Madoff financial scandal impacts local nonprofits | Aspen Daily News Online

Madoff financial scandal impacts local nonprofits | Aspen Daily News Online: "A handful of nonprofit organizations in Aspen, Vail and Denver were the recipients of donations from U.S. foundations that invested with accused Ponzi scam artist Bernard Madoff, records show."

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Local charitable giving down this year | GJFreePress.com

Local charitable giving down this year | GJFreePress.com: "GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Charitable giving to local chapters of the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross was down this year, said representatives of those nonprofits.

Giving to the trademark red kettles for the Salvation Army was down $9,862, or about 5.5 percent, this year. Last year, bell ringers collected $179,593.62, and this year the amount was $169,731.54, said Cora Gress, Christmas assistant."

Thursday, December 04, 2008

State sees 'dramatic decreases' in charitable giving - The Denver Post

State sees 'dramatic decreases' in charitable giving - The Denver Post: "Colorado saw 'dramatic decreases' in charitable giving by individuals between 2005 and 2006, according to a report released today by the Colorado Nonprofit Association.

'The news that giving is decreasing creates a 'perfect storm' for charities struggling to meet rising demands for services with limited resources,' according to a statement released by Sharon Knight, chief executive officer of the association and Tom Downey, board chair."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nonprofits making contributions to state

Nonprofits making contributions to state: "Economically, nonprofits contributed almost 8 percent to the gross domestic product, provided 7.2 percent of the jobs and numbered more than 1 million in 2001.

In Colorado, economic impact of nonprofits is larger than transportation, utilities and agricultural industries combined.

By the end of 2005, nonprofits were contributing 5.6 percent to the gross state product, while reporting incomes of $19.3 billion and assets of $39.4 billion."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Business: Easing nonprofits’ pursuit of grants | form, new, nonprofits : Gazette.com

Business: Easing nonprofits’ pursuit of grants | form, new, nonprofits : Gazette.com: "Nonprofit organizations applying for the more than $400 million in grants that Colorado-based foundations, corporations and other funders such as United Way disperse every year can use a new application form aimed at making the process less time-consuming.

A group of industry representatives has revised a standard form to encourage more use among nonprofits and funders, said Michelle Sturm, senior program officer with the Anschutz Family Foundation. T"

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Business

Business: "Nonprofits attract more than $900 million worth of state funds, which in turn reclaims federal taxes and private investments.

“The nonprofit sector in Colorado is larger than banking, transportation, agriculture and utilities,” said Anschutz Family Foundation executive director Jeff Pryor Tuesday in the “Building Bridges for Fremont County” Nonprofit Workshop.

“Nonprofits represent 1 out of every 18 jobs or 5.6 percent of the workforce, which totals $13.1 billion in revenues,” he said"

Friday, January 11, 2008

'06 charitable grants exceed $400 million in Colorado : Updates : The Rocky Mountain News

'06 charitable grants exceed $400 million in Colorado : Updates : The Rocky Mountain News: "Charitable grants from Colorado-based groups topped $400 million in 2006, a gain of more than 50 percent from a giving study conducted two years earlier.

Foundations and organizations such as United Way donated more than $412 million to nonprofits throughout the state, up from $272 million the last time grants were measured in 2004, according to the Colorado Association of Funders."

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - News

Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - News: "ASPEN — Boasting hundreds of nonprofit organizations, Pitkin County can put another feather in its philanthropic hat.

A study released earlier this month showed residents of Pitkin County to be the most generous in Colorado, giving an average of $12,978 to charities. Averaging $8,477 in charitable gifts per donor, Eagle County was second in the survey."