Fostering conversations and enhancing community engagement and collaborations.
Nonprofit Community Leadership Gathering
In September 2015, Our Community Foundation was invited to partner with Advisory Board member Beth Slifer to sponsor an annual gathering of Eagle County non-profit leaders. Our commitment to this important work has been strengthened over the years and our annual gathering now includes over 100 community leaders. Together we are facilitating awareness and collaboration across organizations and people so that our combined passions, power, work and expertise can transform our community.
It is truly a pleasure to be among this extraordinary nonprofit leadership community dedicated to enhancing the lives of our local residents on so many different levels. Together, we are a positive force for humankind — helping to build conversation, connection and collaboration for the betterment of all.” — Melina Valsecia, Eagle Valley Community Foundation Executive Director
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT MEETING
We will listen, learn, and collaborate to activate community power, create space for community voice, and give the communities we serve an opportunity to create and implement ideas.
To be added to the list or to update your organization’s primary contact, please contact Grace Anshutz, Director of Development and Marketing, at email@example.com
“The Nonprofit Leadership semi-annual event has become a fun opportunity to network, make new friends and share best practices. I look forward to the collaborations that often result spontaneously!” — Beth Slifer
“Great event up at the Harvest. It was incredible to be in the same area with so many wonderful community folks who run our nonprofits. A real honor! Many thanks for all you do!” – Patricia Hammon, RN, Veteran Service Officer, Eagle County, CO
“Thank you to EVCF and Beth Slifer for the wonderful evening at Harvest. It’s always great to touch base with other nonprofits at the Leadership Gathering.” —Marian McDonough, Catholic Charities, Western Slope
of rural nonprofits have no board members who are people of color. Although rural America is less diverse than the nation as a whole, two-thirds of rural counties consisted of at least 10 percent people of color, one-third were over a quarter people of color, and 10 percent were majority people of color in 2020.
1 out of every 10 employees
With 1 out of every 10 employees working for a nonprofit, a large portion of our nation’s workforce is feeling overworked, under-resourced, and disengaged. Leaders in particular (60 percent of nonprofit leaders) reported feeling “used up” at the end of the workday, according to DDI World’s Global Leadership Forecast for 2021.
There are over 65 nonprofit organization in the Vail Valley — we are better together!
$1 = $9
For each dollar you have given, we have been able to leverage an additional $9 in resources and financial support for our community.