Archive for January, 2012

Fellowship Know-How Part Four

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Second-year fellow Samantha Maytag describes the opportunities provided by the Fellowship alumni network.

 

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Fellowship Alumni Spotlight: The Founders of the Pueblo Opportunity Fund

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Brian Brown

Sometimes big dreams can be supported by the smallest groups of citizens. The Pueblo Opportunity Fund, which has been helping people in Pueblo since 2005, began with four El Pomar fellows.

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El Pomar Fellowship Marks 20th Birthday with Alumni Reunion

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

This weekend, 136 current and former El Pomar fellows from all across the country will return to their old stomping grounds to help celebrate the Fellowship’s 20th birthday.

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Sing Me a Solution

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

A local Colorado nonprofit is looking to build a bridge between civilians and war veterans with an unlikely material. In this story from The Denver Post, learn how songwriting is helping ease the transition home.

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I Can’t Learn About SOPA Because Wikipedia’s Down

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Ben Jourdan

Last Wednesday, in response to the House’s proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), the web roared back in protest. Wikipedia, the online community-based encyclopedia, shut down its English portion of the website for the full day and displayed the following message in its place:

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.

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Fellowship Alumni Spotlight: Amy Slothower

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Brian Brown

In 2001, Amy Slothower was doing independent consulting work and was hired to write the business plan for a school. That project brought her face to face with the challenges confronting Colorado K-12 public education, and she hasn’t looked back.

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How Nonprofits Can Make the Most of the New Facebook Timeline Feature

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Stephanie South

Facebook recently debuted its Timeline feature, and nonprofit organizations can make the most of it by adopting a suggestion from nonprofit marketing blogger Kivi Leroux Miller:

Offer your friends a Facebook Timeline cover photo.

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Trustees Approve Grants

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The Trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1,000,000. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado.

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Fellowship Know-How Part Three

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Second-Year Fellow Preston Briggs one of the most unique aspects of the Fellowship: the opportunity for Fellows to get hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector.

Fellowship Alumni Spotlight: Suzanne Sharp Connors

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Brian Brown

About Suzanne Sharp Connors
In 2000, Suzanne Sharp Connors had just finished an MBA and was looking for a “real” job. While she looked, she took a position helping her father raise funds for nonprofits…and never looked back. Over a decade later, a plethora of nonprofits can say Connors helped them achieve their
missions—through her father’s firm, her own business, and more.

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