Archive for December, 2010

FAQ: The El Pomar Fellowship

Monday, December 20th, 2010

As the January 18 application deadline nears for the 2011 El Pomar Fellowship, we asked current Fellows for insider answers to frequently-asked questions about the Fellowship.


Reflections on Recognition

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Libbey Davis

November 9 was an important evening for 33 nonprofits across the state. It was the night of the Awards for Excellence presentation ceremony, and they were being recognized for their exemplary work for the people of Colorado. In eleven different categories, a winning organization was awarded a grant of $15,000.  I asked the award winners about that evening, and their meaningful responses were filled with excitement and gratitude.


U.S. Bank: Excellence in Action

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Foundations aren’t the only organizations making donations to keep nonprofits running. Some of the best nonprofits in the state are backed by businesses. On November 9, Awards for Excellence recognized one such benefactor through the Governor John A. Love Award. The award is given to a corporation that improves the quality of life for Coloradans through a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector. This year, U.S. Bank proved more than deserving of this honor.


Internet2 and Colorado’s Future

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Brian Brown

When the government gives you $100 million, that’s generally where the story is supposed to begin—and end. It is a simple narrative with a tight focus. A huge check. Lots of zeroes.  The happy ending. Yet, in this story, it is only a beginning. One of several beginnings, actually.