Blacktie for Business: Lunafest visits Boulder on Thursday

October 10, 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


LUNAFEST, the traveling fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Clif Bar & Company at the Boulder Theater in Boulder on Thursday.

FINDING MORE OPEN DOORS: Nonprofit freelancers.

AURORA SHOOTING VICTIMS’ FAMILIES contend two foundations broke state law by failing to get their permission before using the slain victims’ photographs on a Facebook page and website that encouraged donations.

IT’S DIFFICULT to live healthy lives when communities lack infrastructure and facilities that encourage physical activity, health foundation exec says.

TODAY FROM BLACKTIE’S PENNY PARKER: Matt Selby, the 15-year kitchen captain at Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben’s, is leaving the organization he helped elevate to top-eats status. “It’s time for a new and different challenge,” Selby said in a statement. “It’s been an incredible 15-year run and I am proud of everything (owners) Josh (Wolkon), Jen and I have accomplished. We have built three successful restaurants together, appeared on four Food Network shows, had multiple visits to the James Beard House and written a cookbook. We have traveled the world and done a ton of philanthropy work together. It is just time for me to take what I have learned and try something on my own. It’s time to leave the nest.”

BLACKTIE’S SISTER COMPANY, Efficient Tickets, will handle ticket sales again this season for Colorado Chorale. The first event, “A Night at the Theatre,” is Oct. 12.

YOU SHOULD USE EFFICIENT TICKETS 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.

HAVE YOU MET? Juanita Chacon

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.

October 05, 2012 – Denver Rescue Mission: An Evening of Exploration

What’s even better than a Halloween party at Linger? A Halloween party at Linger to support a good cause! Join us for Necro Noche, a spooky fundraiser on October 29th, featuring:
~ The best in local restaurant fare from Linger, Cholon, Beast & Bottle, Twelve, Row14 and more
~ Complimentary cocktails
~ Killer entertainment
~ Interactive fun ‘n’ games
~ Costumes required (badass prize for the best costume)
~ $100 General Admission tickets include: heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and entertainment
~ $150 VIP tickets include: early access to cocktail hour at 6pm, a private party tent on the roof, and a $25 gift certificate to Linger
~ 100% of net proceeds benefit The GrowHaus.

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

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!

10/11/2012 – CPGR Technical Series
10/11/2012 – Mile High Youth Corps 20th Anniversary Celebration
10/12/2012 – Money Moves
10/12/2012 – Voices of HOPE
10/12/2012 – Denver Press Club Gridiron Show
10/13/2012 – The Doctor Is In
10/13/2012 – Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
10/13/2012 – Helping Hands Health Education Annual Fundraiser
10/13/2012 – MaxFund’s Animal Adoption Center’s Annual “Puttin’ on the Max”: “Tails of the Night”
10/13/2012 – AfricAid Art & Soul Gala
10/13/2012 – Dove Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
10/14/2012 – Denver Celiacs Association Gluten Free Gallop
10/14/2012 – Vitality Walk in Grand Junction
10/14/2012 – Steele Fall Carnival
10/16/2012 – Networking and Information Sharing Lunch for Colorado Leaders
10/16/2012 – Men for the Cure
10/16/2012 – Men for the Cure Mercedes Benz Raffle
10/17/2012 – CPGR Brown Bag Series – Extended
10/17/2012 – Dazzle & Delight, an Evening Celebrating Determination
10/18/2012 – Conflict Resolution: Community Evolution
10/18/2012 – 6th Annual Outstanding Women in Business at the CCBWN October 2012 Luncheon
10/18/2012 – Benefits 101


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