Non-Profit Resources

Fundraising Opportunities

Vail Rotary Rubber Duck Race

The Vail Rotary Rubber Duck Race is the #1 fund raiser for the Vail Rotary Club and benefits local non-profits that participate in the adoption of ducks as well as local and international projects supported by the Club.

Vail Rotary Club is looking for ‘Non-Profit Partners’ who would like to sell ducks through their organization and in turn raise money for themselves. For every Duck you sell you get $0.60 cents on the dollar.

For more information on how to get involved how to raise money for your organization, contact Dana Dietrich.

Non-Profit Platforms

Click here to see the list of platforms that could be helpful to your nonprofit (streaming, online auctions, peer-to-peer fundraising, etc.)

Non-Profit Learning Series Webinars

Here are the recordings of past non-profit learning series sessions.

April 2022 – Unraveling the Mystery of Digital Marketing

Alix Miller and Les Reaves unravel the mysteries of social media advertising, Google and search engine marketing.


March 2022 – Meet the Funders: Colorado Health Foundation and GOCO

The roundtable of funders shared information on their strategic funding initiatives, giving philosophy, and the grantmaking process.


November 2021 – Meet the Funders: Boettcher Foundation, Vail Board of Realtors Foundation, US Bank

WATCH the full recording here.

The roundtable of funders shared information on their strategic funding initiatives, giving philosophy, and the grantmaking process.


September 2021 – Are you Attracting Donors or Repelling Them?

WATCH the full recording here.

Watch this panel discussion as they dive into what a donor-centric website looks like. You will also hear ideas on deciphering our website analytics to determine if we are driving people to our site and retaining them. The panelists also share other digital ways to raise money in addition to your website.


July 2021 – Creating and Nurturing a Healthy Nonprofit

WATCH the full recording here. 

Most of us go to our doctor annually for a health check-up. Have you done the same type of evaluation for your fundraising efforts?


May 2021 – What is Your Nonprofit’s Strategy

WATCH the full recording here. 

This panel discussion with local experts dives into planning your nonprofit’s strategic direction and plan for the future.


March 2021 – Crafting and Marketing Your Nonprofit’s Case for Support

WATCH the full recording here. 

This panel discussion with local experts covered how to establish your case for support by creating your nonprofit’s story through media best practices, branding, video and social media.


November 2020 – Meet the Funders: Daniels Fund and Gates Family Foundation

WATCH the full recording here.

Representatives from the Daniels Fund and Gates Family Foundation shared information on strategic funding initiatives, giving philosophy, and the grantmaking process.


September 2020 – 90-Day Fundraising Plan

WATCH the full recording here.

In this 1 ½ hour virtual presentation with Robin Thompson, you will learn how to:

  • Come up with a 90-day plan to understand and prioritize fundraising responsibilities instead of spinning your wheels in unproductive tasks that confuse activity with fundraising.
  • Figure out how to operate from a place of strength. Know what works for your style of fundraising. Let’s face it, not everything that you hear is right for you.
  • Identify strategies for your upcoming end-of-year annual campaign. This is what will guide you through the biggest fundraising season of the year!
  • Organize your portfolio to engage and steward donors. You must have a plan for donor-centered fundraising, anything less will not work.
  • Identify your elevator speech that will make people want to know more! This is what will engage more people, more often.
  • Develop a cultivation and solicitation strategy that will ensure all your hard efforts show results. Now that you have a strategy, it’s time to go have fun with fundraising!

May 2020 – Event Planning in the Time of COVID-19

WATCH the full recording here.

There is no doubt that nonprofits have many questions about upcoming fundraising events as the economy moves toward reopening and we start to figure out the “new normal. The May Nonprofit Learning Series session allowed for idea sharing and brainstorming based on what nonprofits are currently experiencing with their events.


April 2020 – Board of Directors Development, Governance and Structure

WATCH the full recording here.

Watch the Nonprofit Learning Series and learn about Board of Directors Development, Governance and Structure during these unusual times. Kathy Borgen, Kathleen Eck and Dale Mosier share their insights from years of experience on boards.