Development Officer Series Coming to Durango

Three-Part Series for Nonprofit Professionals Working in Development

Community Resource Center (CRC) will bring their Development Officer Series to Durango in Feb. and March. Each session in this three-part series will cover a different topic that will expand the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals in Southwest Colorado. Through the generous support of the Ballantine Family Fund, CRC will offer the full series for $100 off the normal cost of attendance.

Taking place on Feb. 2, the first session will cover fund development and individual giving strategies. Participants will learn to build their organization’s individual giving program through prospect research, donor cultivation, individual giving solicitation, and stewardship. Maria Fabula, President and CEO of Community Resource Center, will conduct this first session. Fabula has more than 17 years of experience in nonprofit management, fund development, volunteer engagement, collaboration and business development.

During the Feb. 14 session, participants will learn to diversify their funding and effectively engage donors. This session will help participants get out of the grant-dependent cycle by learning new techniques for diversifying revenue streams and reconnecting with donors. Rebecca Gorrell has 15 years of experience in nonprofit fund development, management and advocacy experience. Gorrell is the Director of Education and Leadership Development of Community Resource Center.

Alan Sherwood, President of Sherwood Consulting, will lead the final session on March 8. This session will provide tools and strategies to plan a successful capital campaign and build a sustainable planned giving program for the future. Sherwood has successfully conducted multiple campaigns from $500,000 to $18 million in his more than 25 year career.

Each session will be held at the Durango Community Recreation Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information and registration, visit CRC’s website at

Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We are a mission driven nonprofit that offers a continuum of services throughout the state of Colorado.

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