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The Civic Canopy

The Civic Canopy transforms the way pivotal issues in society are solved. We connect diverse groups of people seeking change in their communities and equip them with the tools to create meaningful and lasting impact.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
7
Contract Staff:
15
Volunteers Annually:
40
Retention Rate:
75%

Gabriela Aguilar, Director, Community Partnerships
Start Date: 2018

Gabriela brings to The Civic Canopy over a decade of strategy, program, and community engagement experience. With a background in the health care field, Gabriela provides a rich understanding of the complex relationships between communities and institutions. Much of her work focuses on our Community Learning and Development Partner (CLDP) program in collaboration with The Colorado Health Foundation, where she connects organizations and individuals across the state to networks, trainings, and resources. She also lends technical assistance and business strategy expertise to a variety of Canopy projects, both internal and external. Gabriela holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Regis University, where she studied Marketing, Management, and Public Administration.

Ageno Otii, Director, Facilitation and Training
Start Date: 2019

Ageno comes to The Civic Canopy after serving as the Director of Employment & Community Engagement at Work Options for Women. She has extensive experience in direct client services, project management, training and facilitation, and private consulting, with a focus on building strong community partnerships. She has previously provided case management services for returning citizens leaving the corrections environment, and conducted training and coaching both locally and nationally to help people providing social services to work more effectively on behalf of those they serve.

Hugh Daly, Office Manager
Start Date: 2019

Hugh has a background in operations management and brings over ten years of experience in oversight of systems, processes, technology, HR, accounting support and facilities management. Hugh feels best when his role is not 'noticed' because that typically means the office systems are running smoothly and efficiently. Hugh spent his elementary school years in Bolivia, where his parents were serving in the Peace Corps. During this time, he developed a strong affinity for different cultures, while perfecting his Spanish. Outside of the office, Hugh is an artist and his paintings are exhibited in local galleries. He received a BFA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kalie McMonagle, Manager, Community Collaboration Specialist
Start Date: 2019

Kalie brings project management, community engagement, and deliberative dialogue expertise to a variety of community and statewide Canopy projects. She comes from the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University where her skills and expertise helped create, coordinate and expand programming. Kalie has an M.A. in communication studies with a specialization in deliberative studies from CSU. Her research focused on stakeholder analysis and equitable participant recruitment. Additionally, she has served as the Co-Lead for the Community Equity Consortium and a member the United Way of Larimer County's collective impact committee.

Emily Holcomb, Coordinator
Start Date: 2016

Emily is a project coordinator at The Civic Canopy, contributing strategic support for planning and implementing projects in an inviting, inclusive way to achieve and create positive change. She works with existing networks the Canopy supports, especially East5ide Unified|Unido, along with numerous other Canopy projects to share her problem-solving skills and critical thinking across the Canopy. Emily studied Sociology with a focus in Women's Studies at Colorado State University, becoming interested in advocacy for under-resourced populations through lived experience, policy, and evaluation research. Emily loves the outdoors, playing with her kittens, and singing in the Denver Women's Chorus. To contact Emily, email: emily@civiccanopy.org

Jodi Hardin, Co-Executive Director
Start Date: 2012

Jodi guides the organization-wide strategy, securing the partnerships and resources needed to develop and deliver the Canopy's core service and support offerings. She applies a strategic lens to all Canopy project areas and supports team members to ensure fidelity to the Canopy's Community Learning Model. Additionally, Jodi designs and facilitates a variety of projects at the Canopy, overseeing a diverse portfolio of community, state, and national projects. Jodi is known for her expertise in strategy and systems development, cross-sector partnership building, and connecting often disparate efforts into a more cohesive whole in addition to content expertise in early childhood systems. She received a Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Bill Fulton, Co-Executive Director and Founder
Start Date: 2008

Bill is a leader in the field of collaborative process design, small and large group facilitation, and applying research from multiple fields to the practical needs of improving communities. He founded The Civic Canopy in 2003 to create a comprehensive community change platform to help communities collaborate more efficiently and effectively. Bill provides strategic leadership for the overall organization, acts as lead facilitator on a portfolio of projects, and oversees the development of the Canopy's core services and supports. He has successfully facilitated hundreds of collaborative processes and strategic planning initiatives with groups in private, public and nonprofit sectors, ranging from single day retreats to multi-year policy development initiatives. Bill began his career as a teacher at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, then helped establish the Denver office of Facing History and Ourselves. Prior to the founding the Canopy, he was a principal and founder of Civil Conversations, LLC, a consulting firm that provides facilitation and training for business and organizations. He completed his BA at Brown University, his MA in education at the University of Colorado at Denver, and his PhD at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology as a way to lay the foundation for The Civic Canopy, focusing on public dialogue, civic engagement, and collaborative movement building.
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Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
5
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
13
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
13

Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
7
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
2
Asian:
1
White:
9
Hispanic or Latino:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

68%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

Yes

Committees

Communications / Promotion / Publicity / PR
Development
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel

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