As a board member of “Celebrate the Beat” (a regional dance program serving students and schools throughout Colorado and in Mexico) I was excited to see this article in the HUFFINGTON POST …. Read about this dynamic organization and the mission of brining more dance education to schools.
See this article in the most post of the Chronicle of Philanthropy for a good discussion of another article that appeared in the Atlantic.
How do you balance work and home—and how, in your experience, do nonprofit employers measure up in supporting the working mothers on their staffs?
I recieved this message today from Michele over in Buena Vista, CO.
Hello Emergency Volunteers.
As many of you are aware, the state of Colorado appears to be on fire. While we here in the Arkansas Valley have remained safe so far, conditions are extremely dangerous and there are fires burning all around us. Most notably, the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has taken a turn for the worse and at last count over 32,000 people have been evacuated. Ark-Valley Humane Society has logged 4 calls so far from evacuees migrating into the mountains out of harm’s way and we have taken in one dog for emergency boarding here at the Buena Vista facility. We received a call this morning from a woman in pre-evacuation mode looking for temporary housing of her 22 (!!!) parrots. We provided a contact number to refer her to someone with more bird expertise but if any of you have the capability to assist with that, please call the BV facility at 395-2737 and ask to speak with Margaret.
Please reply to this e-mail to confirm that you are still able and willing to provide emergency sheltering for AVHS SHELTER PETS so that, if needed, we can make room to house evacuated pets at our BV and Poncha Springs shelter facilities. Additionally, if you are able to assist with temporary housing for a family WITH a pet, provide your Name, Address, Phone and what accommodations you may have (# of people you can house, # and type of pets). The shelter is happy to provide portable kennels at no charge to assist with pet housing. The ideal situation is to keep people and their pets together because they are bonded and owners can provide the best care for their pets and their pets will be more comfortable in the care of people they know and love.
Thank you so much and please feel free to contact me through either the e-mail or cell number below if you have any questions or concerns. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some rain (and no lightning) today.
Michele C. Wayland
Ark-Valley Humane Society, Inc.
wk. cell: 719-966-9120
Mr. Krill has worked with the Crested Butte Ski Club in many different capacities over the last 16 years. Now that the organization is more fuflly established as a “foundation” for snowsports in the Gunnison Valley, Peak is excited to help take the organizaiton to the next level.
In recent letters to the Board of Directors, Mr. Krill wrote:
“the overall goal of the Club this year and in the next 3-5 years is to re-establish junior competitive skiing and snowboarding as a primary focus of this community”
“Simply seeing more kids (especially ones that would not have that opportunity without the Club’s efforts) involved in snowsports and quality programs, coupled with their success in competition and life, is our ultimate goal. ”
Look for the Crested Butte Ski Club to take off this year!
I was speaking with one of our clients this morning and we happened to be looking at her website. She said, “Thank God for Lavada” (Lavada is Peak’s web specialist). “She just takes on our tasks and gets them done, and she really get’s nonprofits.”
Many Nonprofits (especially smaller ones) struggle with the demands of kepping up in the cyber world with good websites, e-marketing and the like. Contact us if you need help getting the IT monkey off your back so that you can move on to delivering your mission!
Today, in Gail Perry’s Fired Up Fundraising newsletter, the WHOLE ARTICLE really hits home – so here’s the link.
Peak Nonprofit Consulting assisted in the merger of two organizations. Mountain Roots Community Gardens and Paradise Food Project. The organization, which is now the Mountain Roots Food Project, has filed for 501 (c) 3 status and is up and running with lots of exciting programs. This new organization was featured in the Spring 2012 newsletter for the Association of Experiential Education.
Rocky Mountain Non Profit Institute, May 22, 2012 at Western State College
You, your volunteers and board members are cordially invited to attend a one-day conference, Creating Possibilities in a Changing World, on the Western State College Campus on Thursday, May 22, 2012 in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado. Sponsored by Thule, Leadership Learning Systems, Western State College and many supporting nonprofits, the program offers workshops for directors, staff, board members, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofits.
The conference is divided into four distinct tracks, each of which will include an overview and philosophy session, a strategy and technique session and a case study and panel discussion, so that you can tailor the training to your unique needs. Participants will leave the conference with practical, hands-on strategies to apply wise business practices within your own nonprofit organization.
For as little as $45 per person, three individuals from your organization can enjoy the keynote speaker, Doug Matthews from Thule and the institute track of their choosing, along with lunch and closing reception. Plus there will be a drawing to win a $500 grant at the reception!
For a full schedule, information about all of the presenters, sponsors, and registration form, please visit www.western.edu/extendedstudies or call Western’s Extended Studies today at (800)876-5309, ext. 7 or (970)943-2885.
Please forward this email to all of your nonprofit friends, staff and board members. We hope to see you in Gunnison on May 22nd.
The Rocky Mountain Nonprofit Institute
Western State College Extended Studies
Director, Extended Studies
600 N. Adams
Gunnison, CO 81231
Phone: (970) 943-2885
Fax: (9700 943-7068
Congratulations to the Mountain Roots Food Project for a successful celebration this past Friday in Crested Butte. Peak Nonprofit Consulting guided this organization through the merger of two similar and new organizations at either end of the Gunnison Valley – Mountain Roots (Gunnison) and Paradise Food Project (Crested Butte), and then helped them through their 501 (c) 3 application, setting up organizational structures and planning. Join them next Friday for a similar celebration with the Gunnison Community, and check out their website for more information at http://www.mountainrootsfoodproject.org.
This week, principal Jeff Monday ’84 was literally “canned” by MUHS students, who organized a food drive to benefit the Hunger Task Force. More than 3,000 non-perishable food items were collected and put into the principal’s office, forcing Monday to vacate his office and work in the hallway. In the spirit of supporting these men for others, Monday agreed to the students’ request to store their food drive collection in his office. The students’ goal was to drive the principal out of his office for lack of space to work – a high school student’s dream.
To see the media coverage this event inspired go to http://fox6now.com/2012/02/16/marquette-high-school-principal-gets-canned/