Blacktie Bulletin: Springs Begins Task Of Surveying Its Nonprofit Community

October 31, 2012

Welcome to Blacktie-Colorado’s new periodic column for nonprofit organizations! If you have questions about this email, please write to Brett McCann-Lehl at If you want to start getting Blacktie for Business emailed to you, sign up here.


A CENTER FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE STUDY, due for release in the first quarter of 2013, will count nonprofits in El Paso and Teller counties (not including churches); show distribution of those nonprofits by type and size; provide detailed summaries of revenues and expenditures; estimate numbers of employees; show salaries and benefits; measure goods and services; calculate a total economic impact; and give a peek at the industry’s “social return on investment.”

DON’T SELL THE RANCH: The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate agrees with a Denver philanthropist that the family ranch she donated shouldn’t be sold, but that’s not likely to stop the sale, The Associated Press reports.

* October 26, 2012 – Circles of Change Honors Tolerance and Friendship

GOING DIGITAL: The nonprofit Wheeler Opera House, in Aspen, is using local tax funds to convert its projection system.

BLACKTIE IS SPONSORING A FREE SEMINAR on how to use video to enhance your fundraising and events. It’s 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E Tufts Ave. Register here.

IN BOULDER, more than 340 adults and children attended the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in our Jewish Community event featuring keynote speaker Temple Grandin at Congregation Har HaShem last Thursday night, despite snowy weather and cancellations.

REST IN PEACE: Booger — the heart, soul and sturdy foundation of a streetside act that brought together dog, cat and rat for performances that amused millions (if you count online) — has died.

DEC. 4 IS COLORADO GIVES DAY — a day where each community member can “give where they live.”

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT on Blacktie-Colorado for just $150 a week. Email Brett McCann-Lehl at

THE DENVER CSU ALUMNI NETWORK is looking for projects in the first half of 2013 to participate in as a volunteer group. Email:

Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saint John’s Cathedral
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

Whatever your spiritual tradition or path, we invite you to step away from the hectic preparations for Christmas. Come spend an evening in the soaring setting of the Cathedral, absorbed in the beloved music of Messiah.

Tickets are $24 (row 44 and lower), $21 (row 45 and higher, and the gallery), and $15 for students and seniors age 65 and over.

Please note that the first two rows of seats are reserved for patrons. For information on becoming a Patron, please contact Stephen Tappe at 303-577-7726. Please also note that your ticket guarantees you a seat within your chosen row only. The nursery is open for these performances.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH (ABOVE) IS USING EFFICIENT TICKETS. Consider Efficient Tickets, Blacktie’s sister company, for your next ticketed event. Online ticketing is inexpensive, consumer-friendly and provides your organization with valuable purchasing and entrance data. Contact Brett McCann-Lehl at 303-339-3819.

KEEPING ‘EM ROLLING: Officials at the nonprofit B-cycle bike share system program in Boulder have decided to keep the program rolling along throughout the winter.

GOOD FOR YOU: Chuck Murphy, who served briefly The Denver Post as a metro columnist for the paper before taking on a different position amid a series of cost-cutting moves, is leaving the paper to work for an unnamed nonprofit.

GOOD FOR YOU II: Via, a nonprofit organization that serves Boulder County, hired Nicole Cavalino as director of customer and community services. Cavalino, who recently moved to Louisville from Los Angeles, will oversee Via’s quality assurance program, safety, customer service, client advocacy, service development and mobility management.

GOOD FOR YOU III: WOW! Children’s Museum, in Lafayette, selected a new executive director, Jennifer Hinderliter, to succeed the founding director effective Oct. 1. Hinderliter has more than 10 years experience with a variety of nonprofits, most recently as development director for Family Star Montessori school in Denver.

HAVING TROUBLE MANAGING DONATION REQUESTS? Blacktie can set up a website for your business or organization that makes it easy for you to be responsive to charity requests and carefully manage all aspects of the process. Here’s a request page we set up for a local company. For information about BT Donation Tracker, call Don Knox at 720-272-0961.

DID YOU KNOW? You can advertise your nonprofit event easily and affordably to 300,000 readers in the 17 Colorado Community Media newspapers from Thornton to Castle Rock? Blacktie offers discounted rates to organizations that have not previously advertised in the CCM publications. These publications include Arvada Press, Castle Rock News-Press, Centennial Citizen, Douglas County News-Press, Englewood Herald, Golden Transcript, Highlands Ranch Herald, Lakewood Sentinel, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Parker Chronicle, Westminster Window, Westsider and Wheat Ridge Transcript. Call Brett McCann-Lehl or Don Knox at 303-832-2903 for more details!

Tomorrow – Denver Republican 1st Thursday Breakfast
Tomorrow – Fashion Group International Denver presents A Night At The Movies: “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel”
11/2/2012 – Christ the King’s Fall Fest 2012
11/3/2012 – Broomfield Early Childhood Summit – DIRECTOR’S BREAKFAST
11/3/2012 – Broomfield Early Childhood Summit
11/5/2012 – Denver Business Forum: Latin America presented by the MSU Denver School of Business
11/7/2012 – Stout Street Foundation’s Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
11/7/2012 – AMTA-CO Chapter Community Service Massage Team Training
11/8/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/8/2012 – Aurora Mental Health Center Mental Health First Aid
11/8/2012 – Alliance of Professional Women November Networking Luncheon
11/8/2012 – 21st Annual Civil Rights Awards
11/8/2012 – A Taste for Life benefiting Project Angel Heart
11/8/2012 – Energy Africa Conference
11/9/2012 – 2012 Statewide Sustainability Roundtable
11/9/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/9/2012 – Aurora Mental Health Center Mental Health First Aid
11/9/2012 – Sport Sales Workshop
11/9/2012 – National Philanthropy Day in Colorado
11/9/2012 – Book Beat Luncheon with Joe McGowan
11/9/2012 – Energy Africa Conference
11/10/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/10/2012 – “Wine with Friends” Assumption 100 year Gala Event
11/10/2012 – CMF & RMCMA’s Feast for the Senses
11/13/2012 – Introduction to Program and Mission Related Investments
11/13/2012 – CJPW’s Focus on Formal Networking
11/13/2012 – University of Colorado Depression Center Fall Fundraising Luncheon
11/14/2012 – American Wine Society Explores the Wines of the French Southern Rhone Valley
11/15/2012 – Video Marketing can jump start your holiday giving campaign!
11/15/2012 – Cherry Creek Business Women’s Network November 2012 Luncheon
11/15/2012 – CPGR Luncheon Program
11/15/2012 – Benefits 101
11/15/2012 – CPGR Program in COS via Webinar
11/15/2012 – Bright Beginnings Goodnight Moon Gala
11/15/2012 – Rooting Down, Rising Up
11/17/2012 – KATA Foundation’s Bravehearts Hoot ‘N’ Holler
11/17/2012 – The Humane Society of the United States & Prairie Dog Coalition’s Annual Gala- Living on Burrowed Time
11/27/2012 – NCNRC November Monthly Nonprofit Networking Event
11/27/2012 – Let’s Talk – Conversations About Women’s Health
11/28/2012 – Capitol Rock
11/29/2012 – Glitter in the Galleries Wine Tasting Gala
11/30/2012 – Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award Yearend Celebration Luncheon
11/30/2012 – Practices in Arts Integration
12/1/2012 – Practices in Arts Integration
12/1/2012 – Raise the Arts with Peter Kudla & RedLine
12/4/2012 – iDE’s Second Annual Leaders in Their Fields Luncheon
12/4/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
12/5/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
12/5/2012 – Archway Housing & Services presents ‘The Sound of Music’
12/6/2012 – Denver Republican 1st Thursday Breakfast
12/6/2012 – Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation Benefit Holiday Party
12/8/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
12/13/2012 – Alliance of Professional Women Holiday Networking Luncheon
12/15/2012 – Aurora Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Masterworks
12/16/2012 – Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Masterworks Concert
12/20/2012 – Benefits 101
12/31/2012 – Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party


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