The following are additional resources for getting informed about or involved in the nonprofit sector.
- Call 2-1-1 to access Mile High United Way's free, multi-lingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services such as early childhood education programs, after-school programs, emergency assistance, counseling, senior services, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.211colorado.org/.
- The Colorado Nonprofit Association is a statewide nonprofit membership coalition connecting nonprofits of all sizes, missions, and geographic locations. They help to strengthen the nonprofit community through trainings, issue discussions, and public advocacy about the importance of the nonprofit sector. They support members by providing tools for communication, networking, and administration. For more information, please contact the Colorado Nonprofit Association's offices at 303.832.5710 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://www.coloradononprofits.org/.
- The Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships (DOSP) is the connecting bridge between the City and County of Denver and its nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. They work with individuals, foundations, corporations, and nonprofit partners to raise critical funding for cooperative initiatives, foster innovative partnerships to support nonprofits, and engage the entire community in volunteer efforts that help to make Denver a great city. For more information, please visit their website at www.denvergov.org/strategicpartnerships/.
- JustPhilanthropy.org presents six pathways to focus philanthropy on racial equity and social justice, along with promising practices, examples from the filed, and many additional resources. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.justphilanthropy.org/.
- Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out - a national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders finds that there is a skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders who would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future. The largest national survey to date of emerging nonprofit leaders, however, also finds that there are significant barriers: work-life balance, insufficient life-long earning potential, lack of mentorship and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities which may prevent many younger nonprofit staff from becoming executives. Please access the full report at http://www.meyerfoundation.org/downloads/ready_to_lead/ReadytoLead2008.pdf.