Colorado Association of Funders (CAF): CAF is focused on the full spectrum of funders in the state of Colorado. CAF offers networking opportunities, educational programs, peer groups, and tools to funders. They initiate research projects and raise awareness of the impact of philanthropy across the state. CAF represents funders in the community by building relationships with stakeholders in government, business, and the non-profit sector, and serve as the leading voice with policymakers at the local, state, and national on issues affecting Colorado philanthropy. Check out CAF's job bank and event calendar!
Colorado Funders for Inclusiveness and Equity (COFIE): COFIE is a voluntary group of local funders who have in common an interest in advancing and promoting inclusiveness and equity. The group believes in building on best practices to increase the effectiveness of philanthropy. COFIE brings a variety of speakers and capacity building opportunities to it's members and hosts a session with non-profits and foundations once a year. They have a great resource page with numerous publications and tools to advance equity and inclusiveness in grantmaking, and you can see past meeting materials here.
Intermountain West Funder Network (IMWFN): The Intermountain West Funder Network's goal is to create a network of funders who can work alongside each other, as well as with their partners in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, to address local and regional growth and development issues through meaningful community engagement and innovative solutions in the Intermountain West. Find out more here!
Philanthropy Southwest: Philanthropy Southwest believes that philanthropy is done best when done collaboratively and with excellence, and we foster a network across which our members generously help and support each other. They have an annual conference, an online resource library, publications, customized programs, and a job board.
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