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ICYMI, Monday was the start of Colorado Nonprofit Week 2017…

Author: Dan Njegomir - March 7, 2017 - Updated: June 6, 2017

…and we admit we’re a day late ourselves in recognizing this celebration of all the ways, great and small, that the nonprofit community makes a difference in people’s lives around the state.

(Thanks are in order to to Secretary of State’s Office media empress Lynn Bartel’s for nudging us with a related blog post on Monday. It served to remind us not only of the weeklong observance but also of the fact that Renny Fagan, the onetime Colorado Springs Democratic state representative and longtime serial public servant, is still president and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. And he’s looking as good as ever. Really, just look at his photo above; only the hair is a tad grayer.)

Colorado Nonprofit Week showcases a different focus for each day of the week. For example, Monday was billed as the “Day of Impact,” focusing on the mission of nonprofits. Today is “Day of Advocacy,” on which nonprofit staffers, members and supporters descend on the Capitol to check in on the legislature and engage with lawmakers. See the rest of the week’s activities and observances here.

While we’re on the subject, forgive this rare, shameless plug: Let this week inspire you to find a nonprofit that fits your values and priorities. Then, embrace its work.

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.