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An initial cohort of 14 business students at Pikes Peak Community College will spend the next two years learning how to make profits while making a difference in the community. The students will take a core curriculum of 30 credit hours plus three electives chosen from recommended courses in complementary fields. Then they will complete […]
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Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
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Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Quad Innovation Partnership this week announced an initiative to research operating strategies for Venetucci Farm. “The Quad and PPCF will spend the next year examining the viability of various operating strategies to enhance Venetucci Farm as a long-term community asset,” a release issued by the foundation said. The Quad, […]
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In Colorado Springs’ first Truth Salon, nonprofit professionals talked over fundraising struggles, started tough conversations  — and shared some “aha” moments. The Truth Salon was a brand new roundtable-style breakout session at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s annual Nonprofit Day Conference, held at The Antlers hotel March 9. “As professionals in this space know, there […]
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The Olympic world stage is not only a proving ground for athletes, but for sophisticated malware, hacks and cyberattacks ready to become household names. While sport isn’t closely tied to cybersecurity in the popular imagination, international sporting events are highly attractive targets for cybercriminals chasing profit and malicious state actors looking to make a point, […]
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Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but is it good for business? The answer for Mike Mazzola, founder of Mountain Equipment Recyclers and pioneering social entrepreneur, is a resounding yes. The store, which sells new and gently used outdoor equipment and clothing, began as a consignment shop that had a […]
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President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes cuts that would greatly affect Colorado Springs nonprofits — even those that do not receive federal funding. Leaders of local nonprofits are nervous about potential cuts to their budgets, and how that would affect not only the clients they serve but also their employees. According to the […]
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Amid turbulent times, board members of the nonprofit Seeds Community Café vow to carry on its mission of feeding all regardless of ability to pay, but without the help of founder and former executive director Lyn Harwell. The board decided to part ways with Harwell last week, members said, citing poor direction, management and business […]
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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence hosted the 2017 Nonprofit Day Conference March 17, at the The Antlers hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. On the day of the event, 530 attendees had registered for the conference, which offered 20 breakout sessions (and seven separate tracks) addressing everything from nonprofit leadership and volunteer engagement, to organizational collaboration […]
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Through a fundraising partnership with 15 Great Clips hair salons in southern Colorado, Children’s Hospital Colorado recently added a panoramic dental X-ray machine at its Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, allowing patients to receive exams, imaging and treatment under one roof. On Feb. 18, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Children’s Hospital on Briargate Parkway to celebrate […]
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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization has a new opportunity for local professionals wanting to help solve real problems in the Air Force. In partnership with the Air Force’s CyberWorx program, CTRAC is looking for 8-10 industry leaders to participate in a weeklong design sprint February 13-17 at Catalyst Campus to help identify mission-related cyber […]
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Online mattress company Leesa donated 70 full-size and 30 twin-size foam mattresses this week to Homeward Pikes Peak to help the homeless in its programs get a good night’s sleep. The new mattresses were delivered to the nonprofit Dec. 15 and will be utilized by homeless individuals and families struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and […]
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