Northern Colorado Resource Fair Connects Business with NonProfit Community
Linda and Midge share a mutual passion for the nonprofit community and have dedicated many hours to their mission of assisting nonprofit organizations to reach their goals and maximize community impact.Linda Hughey states, “Often, nonprofit organizations approach the business community requesting financial support and in-kind services without reciprocity. We are working to change this paradigm by encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between businesses and nonprofit organizations that will best meet the needs of the community.We determined the best way to approach the issue is by bringing both entities together in one convenient location to encourage conversation and open dialogue about their individual challenges and needs.”
The Northern Colorado Resource Fair provides the opportunity for discussions about how businesses and the nonprofit community can collaborate and work together to increase community impact and sustainability for the future.Midge and Linda agree that supporting and promoting collaboration creates a positive impact for the business and nonprofit organization, which in turn strengthens the communities represented.
Businesses from Northern Colorado are offered the option to participate at the Resource Fair as an exclusive sponsor of the event, or as an exhibitor.The 2011 Northern Colorado Resource Fair Title Sponsors include:A-Train Marketing Communication, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Constant Contact, Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Spa and ConferenceCenter, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Nonprofit Resources, Northern Colorado Business Report, RC Special Events, Realities for Children and RegisUniversity.
AlphaGraphics , Blacktie Colorado, Full Circle Marketing, HCI Fund Raising, Hilton Fort Collins, OtterCares Foundation, Mueller & Associates and Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons are supporting the event as Corporate Sponsors.Four educational workshops will be offered throughout the day:A-Train Marketing Communications will present “Buzz on a Budget” from ; Blacktie Colorado will present “Online Event Management” from and Constant Contact will present “The Power of Social Media” from .All workshops are offered for the price of admission to the event, $5 if pre-registered and $10 at the door.Please attend just one of the workshops, or all three.
Midge and Linda anticipate that 75-100 businesses and organizations will host booths at the event and expect double that number in attendance from nonprofit organizations.Invitations will be mailed to approximately 2,500 501c3 charitable purpose nonprofit organizations.Sponsors, exhibitors and attendees are invited to attend an After Hours Networking Social hosted by A-Train Marketing Communications, CAN and My New Wings immediately following the Resource Fair to relax, network, and share appetizers, wine, beer and soft drinks.Scheduled from at The Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, the fee to attend the event is $10 per person if pre-registered online and $15 at the door.
In addition to partnering on the Northern Colorado Resource Fair, Linda and Midge co-host the Monthly Nonprofit Networking Events, where nonprofits from Northern Colorado network and professional speakers share topics on marketing strategies, social media challenges, successful volunteer management, and Board development, to name a few.The nonprofit networking events are offered on the 4th Tuesday of the month from at various Northern Colorado locations:The Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and ConferenceCenter, Hilton Fort Collins and the Farr Regional Library in Greeley.
They are currently collaborating with government agencies, local municipalities, library districts and professional organizations to develop the NorthernColoradoNonprofitResourceCenter (NCNRC). Several communities in Colorado, such as Boulder and Broomfield and EstesPark have created resource centers that serve the growing nonprofit community population in their respective cities.
The mission of NCNRC is “To provide quality management support services to help strengthen and connect nonprofit organizations in order to maximize charitable resources”.The Center would provide resources for capacity building, best practices, networking opportunities and other programs to help advance the nonprofit mission.The Northern Colorado Resource Fair and the Monthly Nonprofit Networking Events exist as two of the Center programs.
For registration and event information, please go to:www.nocoresourcefair.com.You can direct questions about the 2011 Northern Colorado Resource Fair or the Monthly Nonprofit Networking Events to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Linda Hughey, 720-320-7014 or Midge Toomey, 970-689-0171.We hope to see you there!