TWO #WestCoMSW Students Chair Regional Non-profit Conference

Barbara Corcoran & Emma Bielski are current #WestCoMSW students who will graduate in a couple weeks with their Master of Social Work degree.  Way to go, Barb & Emma!  Emma & Barb are also the RPD Steering Committee co-chairs, applying their social work leadership skills in developing the year’s greatest non-profit event.


will take place from June 24-26, 2015 in Rifle, Colorado.

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations. Mountain RPD serves nonprofit organizations in Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties.

What to Expect:

RPD conferences include many opportunities to increase your understanding of nonprofit best practices, collaborate with other community leaders, and connect with Front Range and local funders. The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with grant makers in a rural setting.  In 2014, the 12 core funders of the statewide RPD program donated over $45 million to Colorado’s rural communities.

RPD Goals:

  • Rural Colorado’s nonprofit sector will have increased access to resources that support the operation of sustainable organizations in order to strengthen social impact.
  • Grantmakers are increasingly engaged with rural Colorado community leaders to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges and collaborative opportunities.
  • Rural communities have the resources needed to effectively collaborate on a regional scale by engaging nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials, and other statewide stakeholders.
For more information, please contact:

Lauren Suhrbier, MRPD Event Coordinator
970.319.3939 or


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