Technical Assistance

One of the big goals for Chaffee County Community Foundation is to support the hard-working nonprofit organizations in our region. In the future, as CCCF helps donors broaden and deepen charitable giving in our valley, we will also launch a grant-making program that will benefit nonprofits.

In the meantime, we can work with nonprofits to establish quasi-endowments and true endowment funds at CCCF that will help with financial sustainability for the future. Contact our executive director for information about these services.

Until that day, we intend to provide tangible support for nonprofits in the form of workshops, seminars, and one-on-one technical assistance in these eight areas:

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Board development

How is your board doing as a board of directors? Is your board a high-functioning board that knows what their responsibilities are? Is your board an oversight, policy-driven, working, or strategic in its approach? Are you struggling to recruit or retain quality board members? Do you need training for your board members?

We can help as both a thought partner, and a connecter to resources.


Fundraising

Do you have a fundraising plan? Are you thinking about moves management strategies? How does online giving play into your fundraising work? What is your ROI on grantwriting or pursuing corporate or business sponsors? How do you use events and are they netting revenue or are your events benefitting your organization in a different way?


Strategic planning

How are you doing on strategic and long-range planning? Do you have an updated strategic plan that you monitor and act upon? Have you incorporated constituent, partner, employee, volunteer, and ‘competitor’ feedback into you goals and priorities?


Data Systems

How do you use and track data? Do you keep everything on spreadsheets? Is your database serving you or do you feel trapped by its inabilities? We can help you analyze your data systems and evaluate the best solution for your organization. Clean and searchable data is indispensable to efficient operations and deep impact.


Fundraising

Do you have a fundraising plan? Are you thinking about moves management strategies? How does online giving play into your fundraising work? What is your ROI on grantwriting or pursuing corporate or business sponsors? How do you use events and are they netting revenue or are your events benefitting your organization in a different way?


OPERATIONS

How well are you managing your organization? How do board members, staff, volunteers, and donors feel about our management? What systems do you use for tracking donors, program participants, finances, evaluation and monitoring, processes, policies, HR, etc? We can help evaluate your systems, operations, and processes and work with you to identify areas for improvements or cost cutting.


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

How well do you manage your finances? Do you have a long-range financial plan? What are the drivers of both your revenue and expenses? How do you approach budgeting - does your budget and budgeting process reflect your program structure, your values, your priorities? How much risk do you build into your revenue and expense models? We can help with all these pieces and more including Quickbooks setup & utilization, payroll processing advice, and more.


EVALUATION & MONITORING

Do you understand the impact you are having on the community? Do you collect and track data that allows you to know if you have been successful? How would your community be different if you were successful? We can help think through your goals, outputs, and outcomes and how you’re measuring progress towards them