LEVEL UP Digital Fundraising

     Made possible by Schlessman Family Foundation 






Fuel Your Future

Looking to take your online fundraising to new levels? This program is for you. 

  • Build your skills with a cohort of your peers. 
  • Invest in you and your organization. 
  • Find new donors - and keep them! 
  • All while raising more support for your nonprofit on ColoradoGives.org. 

This one-year exclusive Colorado Gives 365 capacity-building opportunity has three key components to support your online fundraising growth: strategy, technology and skilled volunteers to help execute projects! 

The best news is the opportunity is free and made possible by Schlessman Family Foundation! Application deadline: March 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. MST.


Digital Fundraising &
Copywriting Courses

Fundraising experts at Firefly Partners™  take you through a monthly online webinar to elevate your nonprofit’s digital fundraising strategy including homework and 1:1 coaching sessions. 

Become a Certified Copywriter and elevate your fundraising campaigns by completing an 8-week course run by experts in Donor Psychology at the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. See the video introduction for more details.


Colorado Gives 365
Advanced Features

You have the FREE essential tools on Colorado Gives 365. Now get the Advanced Features powered by Mightycause™ to boost your online fundraising. Advanced Features include: 

✔  CRM & Embeddable Forms (video demo)

✔  Text2Give & Volunteer Management (video demo)

✔  Zapier & Direct Integrations: Salesforce, Mailchimp & More (video demo)



As you learn new digital fundraising strategies, lean on your Catchafire subscription to connect with skilled volunteers who can help you execute your fundraising projects.


Application Requirements

This program is designed to help organizations that use ColoradoGives.org as their primary fundraising tool make the most out of the Colorado Gives 365 platform using advanced features like CRM, application integration, text-to-give, volunteer management and more. If selected, your organization agrees to use ColoradoGives.org as your primary online fundraising platform. Application deadline: March 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

  • 501(c)(3) organizations currently on and raising funds on Colorado Gives 365
  • 501(c)(3) organizations that use Colorado Gives 365 as its primary online fundraising tool
  • 501(c)(3) organizations with an employee who is responsible for digital fundraising (i.e. online fundraising is part of their role), who can commit up to 20 hours per month for this educational cohort.

Are you interested but unable to commit 20 hours per month?  We have an option for you, too.  See Option 1 below.

Choose What Works For You


Please allow for up to 20 hours per month to attend the courses, complete the homework and engage in 1:1 coaching as needed. 

Firefly Partners™  Presents: Digital Fundraising Strategy Course 1

This three-class course takes place in real time and attendance is required. This course includes homework to support development of your fundraising strategy. Homework is due the night before the next class meets.

  • June 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  MST: Applying the Marketing Funnel to Nonprofit Digital Strategy
  • July 11, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST: Data Fundamentals: What to Measure, Why and How 
  • Aug. 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST: Creating an Integrated Fundraising Campaign

Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy™  Presents: Copywriting Bootcamp Course & Certificate

This four-module, four-week bootcamp is delivered online. Participants commit five hours per week at their convenience. Participants are responsible for completing assignments in order to receive a certificate in fundraising copywriting.

  • September 2023: Certificate in Fundraising Copywriting Bootcamp
  • October 2023: Certificate in Fundraising Copywriting Homework

2024 Course Schedule

Firefly Partners™  Presents: Digital Fundraising Strategy Course 2

This four-class continued course takes place in real time and attendance is required. This course includes homework to support development of your fundraising strategy. Learnings from Course 1 in 2023 will inform content for Course 2 in 2024.

  • Feb. 13,  9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST: Cross Team Collaboration 
  • Mar. 12,  9 a.m. - 11 a.m. MST: Understanding Your Audience 
  • Apr. 16,  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  MST: Search Engine Optimization 
  • May 14,  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  MST: Full-scale Year-Round Fundraising Campaign


Have questions about the opportunity?
Contact us at cogives@communityfirstfoundation.org or join us at one of our
LEVEL UP office hour sessions!

FAQs About the Opportunity