2020 Nonprofit Announcements
Hello Nonprofit Friends:
I am excited to share some big news from Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC). In 2019 we engaged in a strategic planning process to guide us as we grow in service to all of you.
We have a new mission statement that exemplifies & identifies our purpose: “To provide tools to support, connect, & inspire community nonprofits.” We also adopted a new vision statement that guides our programming, services, & support of you. “Strong Nonprofits. Strong Community.”
This mission & vision are a show of strength & assuredness of our role in the community. EPNRC serves ALL to elevate the impact we can make together. As our mission & vision state, EPNRC strives to serve the entire nonprofit community & strongly believes that by supporting all of you, the community as a whole thrives! To that end, our board of directors is pleased to announce that in 2020, EPNRC will no longer be a membership based organization charging membership dues! What that means to YOU-
1) You can put that membership fee to use elsewhere in your budget!
2) You, your staff, your board, your volunteers are eligible to attend any & all EPNRC programs. However, there may be some specialty programs that have a small fee to support a highly desired presenter, for example. It is the goal of EPNRC to maintain all programming to be free whenever possible.
3) We will continue to ask you to keep us updated on your organization contacts, board members, staff, etc. & will maintain a listing of nonprofits within the Estes Valley. (This is a work in progress on our website.)
4) Expect to engage us with your questions, needs, ideas, & celebrations as you always have & look for new ways to be involved.
EPNRC will serve the entire nonprofit community. This allows focus on overall nonprofit issues, best practices, business partnerships, & what we all need to thrive in serving others now & into the future. Even though we won’t have members, you won’t notice much change in our services to you, except that we’ve enhanced & increased them for 2020! (More in 2020 Program Sneak Peak)
It is my honor to be in a position to support each of you as you execute heroic services for the people of Estes Park. I am energized & excited as I look forward to 2020! I know that together, we will do great things!
Yours in service,
Nonprofit Participation at Chili Cook-off, January 19
Nonprofit Representation in the Chamber of Commerce
Local nonprofits- check out the opportunities and benefits to becoming a member of the Estes Chamber of Commerce. This newly forming group is building membership and enjoying positive momentum toward opportunities.
Laurie Dale Marshall is representing the nonprofit community on this board of directors and is excited for the ways nonprofits and our generous local businesses can work better together. Consider joining EPNRC as a member of the Estes Chamber of Commerce. Learn more and complete a membership application here (website is in progress- not all links are working).
New Shared Resources
*New Facilitation Services
*New Shared Work Space
EPNRC is interested in developing more shared service programs. If your nonprofit might be interested in shared accounting, human resources, or legal services, please let us know.
EPNRC will continue to nurture our core programs.
Volunteer Match and Nonprofit Calendar
This volunteer platform is the one-stop-shop for posting your volunteer needs & entering events on the shared, nonprofit calendar. You heard it right, we have a nonprofit calendar for you to post all your events & happenings that will help us all to schedule without competition.
EPRNC will push out press releases and social media announcements based on content nonprofits provide. This platform is a great opportunity to create volunteer recruitment events and could provide an opportunity for nonprofits to "table". However, this platform is only as robust at the information nonprofits provide.
EPNRC continues to work hand in hand with high school students through a Youth In Action class, This program is coordinated with Larimer County Department of Health. This group creates opportunities for youth voices in the community, serving on boards and volunteering in philanthropic ventures.
>Read More about YIA
The Legacy group had a robust year! Over 70 planned gifts were created or uncovered for the collaborative during this last year's campaign. Let's keep building on this momentum! This group will meet in January to set fees and programs for 2020. The group would like to make the collaborative more accessible to more nonprofits. Together, let's cultivate more planned giving to Estes Park nonprofits.
>>Find out more about Planned Giving in Estes
The Nonprofit Resource Center was started by a few community members wanting to "Do what we can for area nonprofits." There was a desire to share more information between local agencies, avoid duplication, and encourage collaboration. Over 70 nonprofits are registered in 80517 and more located outside of Estes that service the local community. Over 50 nonprofits belong to the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, along with a scores of people who just think supporting the nonprofit community-at-large is a great idea.
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