Colorado Nonprofit Association
We were created by a group of nonprofit leaders to serve as the voice of the nonprofit sector and to encourage information exchange among nonprofits. Our member services evolved as demand grew for administrative and insurance services. Colorado Nonprofit Association’s public policy role grew in the late 1990s when we became a major influence in the defeat of a property tax amendment that would have been harmful to nonprofits in Colorado. We continue to enhance and add to our programs and services as the nonprofit sector changes.
Read “A Quarter-Century Retrospective” (PDF) to read more about Colorado Nonprofit Association’s 25-year history.
Today our role has grown even more important as there are more than 19,000 charitable nonprofit organizations in our state that represent 6 percent of our state’s economy.
Nonprofits need a strong advocate, not only at the legislative level, but also at the grass roots support level. And, based on the average individual giving to nonprofits in Colorado, we are needed more than ever to help raise awareness of and support for all of our nonprofit organizations that are key to keeping Colorado economically strong and culturally robust.
Mission: The mission of Colorado Nonprofit Association is to lead, serve and strengthen Colorado nonprofit organizations.