The Colorado Trust's 2015 Annual Report marked 30 years of the foundation’s efforts to advance the health and well-being of Coloradans. Particular emphasis is paid to The Trust’s Community Partnerships strategy, which launched in January 2015, and several of the initial communities involved in the work. Other stories in the report include the Colorado Health Access Survey and its findings on health care coverage in Colorado following ACA implementation; the field-building approach undertaken by the Health Equity Advocacy grantees; The Colorado Trust Endowed Chair in American Indian Health; and much more.
This report summarizes learnings from the three Health Equity Learning Series (HELS) events held in 2015, and is is intended to augment the videotaped presentations and accompanying materials. The report examines topics covered by the four presenters, including how structures, policies and systems can unintentionally marginalize vulnerable communities; how race impacts health; and how organizations have effectively used resources to give community members a voice, and improved the health of their own communities.
This report presents findings and recommendations from a research project to understand the state of evaluation in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. By adapting a national Innovation Network survey for statewide use and conducting in-depth interviews, the study examined the role of evaluation at 914 nonprofit organizations in Colorado and the challenges to implementing evaluation practices. It also provides recommendations to support or enhance evaluation practices at nonprofits. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Community Resource Center.
The Colorado Trust's 2014 Annual Report highlights the foundation's emerging strategies towards achieving health equity for all Coloradans. Grantees featured in stories include Archuleta County Veterans Services, Colorado Health Institute and Together Colorado. Also highlighted is a speaker from the 2014 Health Equity Learning Series and the impact of his presentation on grantees across the state.
Project Health Colorado was a three-year strategy aimed at building public will to achieve access to health for all Coloradans. This report discusses the findings and lessons learned from the strategy's evaluation.
Project Health Colorado was a three-year strategy aimed at building public will to achieve access to health for all Coloradans. This additional evaluation report is intended to inform and educate other foundations implementing similarly complex grantmaking strategies.
The Colorado Trust continued its sponsorship of the Health Equity Learning Series for a second year in 2014, with a goal of increasing awareness and understanding of health equity. This report summarizes lessons learned and action items from the presentations of four national experts at three events.
Social media strategies are essential parts of many advocacy campaigns. This brief provides tips and guidance learned from Project Health Colorado and introduces five steps to develop a social media strategy that can engage audiences.
Storytelling is an important strategy for persuading audiences across many different issues. This brief focuses on the internal elements used to persuade different audiences and identifies key guidelines to help advocates choose which stories to share.
Project Health Colorado was a community-focused effort designed to engage individuals and organizations in discussions about improving health care. This brief explores the experience of one organization, Together Colorado, and their efforts to engage and support faith leaders in advocating for access to health care, including how they worked with leaders and tips for building public will and mobilizing new advocates around a particular issue.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.