Friday, March 13, 2015

Chomping at the Bit? Deadlines You Need to Know


Just when you thought you could breathe a heavy sigh of relief at the end of a busy year, Colorado Gives Day is back! All jesting aside, ColoradoGives.org veterans know that now’s the time of year where preparations begin to kick into full gear. Here at Community First Foundation we’re getting excited for the season with the first of our Intro Sessions beginning this week. Feeling a little lost amidst the dates and deadlines? Fear not, in this short blog we will cover some of the most important dates you need to remember.

New Nonprofits
  1. Read Enrollment Page. If you’re a nonprofit who wants to be part of ColoradoGives.org, then start with our enrollment page. It outlines basic eligibility requirements, provides an overview of the process to create a profile, and has links to register for Intro Sessions.
  2. Sign Up for Intro Session. New nonprofits are required to attend an Intro Session. These fill up quickly, so don’t miss them. The first one is Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM and the last is Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM. There are 10 sessions total, so if you meet the basic eligibility requirements, get it on your calendar and sign up today.

Existing Nonprofits
  1. Review Profile Update Schedule. If you’re an existing nonprofit who’s live on the site, check out our Profile Update Schedule. It walks you through the process to complete the required annual update of your profile with as little stress as possible. This schedule starts in May, but of course you can begin updating your profile at any time.


Profile Deadline for All
Whether you’re a new or existing nonprofit, the most important date you need to remember is Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:00PM (save date to calendar: Outlook or Google), when all new profiles must be submitted for review and all existing profiles must be updated. We have a variety of resources to help you accomplish this easily from documents to videos (all of which can be found under the Menu| Nonprofit Resources section of your profile). Of course, you can always email us at CoGives@CommunityFirstFoundation.org if you get stuck along the way.


Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with new and existing donors on Colorado Gives Day and be sure to get those profiles submitted or updated by Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:00PM. Good luck.