The Nonprofit Cultivation Center is a collaborative effort with many partners. We are most grateful for our founding funding partners, the Boulder County Commissioners and Foothills United Way, who make this work possible.
We also rely on an Advisory Committee that includes representation from Boulder County Community Services, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, professional consultants, nonprofit staff and Foothills United Way to shape our mission, review grants, and share their expertise.
Most importantly, we collaborate with local nonprofit agencies to tell us what is working for them and what challenges they continue to face. We have also been grateful for organizations nationwide who have been willing to share their best practices with us as we build a new model to provide support and share information within the nonprofit sector.
A commitment to community along with a knack for thriving in taking visions through realistic steps for operational sustainability made Kristin a natural fit for the Nonprofit Cultivation Center’s team in 2011 when she joined us to assist with the implementation of our services.
Kristin came to the Nonprofit Cultivation Center with a background in sales and organizational development through her work with an outdoor guiding company. She graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado – Boulder with dual BA degrees in Communication and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Kristin first found passion for the power of Peer Learning through her work on an Honors Thesis studying the benefits of peer mentoring in a graduate program.
To enjoy life outside of work Kristin loves opportunities to go romping through the woods with her two dogs, climbing when the sun shines, and skiing the backcountry when snow is falling. Kristin spends her evenings rock climbing, eating great food with friends or learning Spanish and the guitar.
Amy combines a passion for community-based work with the pragmatism of a business background. She has worked as a researcher, development director, grant writer, board member, and small business owner and brings her expertise from all of these endeavors into researching, designing and running the Nonprofit Cultivation Center. Amy graduated from Wesleyan University with her MA in Psychology and Dance and received her MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
Amy currently works on contract with the Nonprofit Cultivation Center as the Lead Facilitator where she continues to use her nonprofit expertise with us.
Amy is the Principle and Founder of the Cultivation Center, LLC. Recognizing that regardless of the type of organization, each begins with passion and thrives on structure, the Cultivation Center provides business development solutions for small businesses, social enterprises and nonprofits.
Outside of work Amy is training for a half marathon, plays with her kids, takes walks with her husband, camps in her airstream and eats pie.
Stephanie is a multidisciplinary communications professional by day and a fearless, hobbyist photographer by night. With a passion for public and community relations, Stephanie joined the team in September 2013 to strengthen Nonprofit Cultivation Center’s capacity in marketing, communications and general operations.
Her background includes a wide-array of media, community, government and business relations experience working with companies such as Apple Inc., Exempla Healthcare, and Community College of Denver.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications & Public Relations from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2010 and plans to pursue graduate studies in the near future. Stephanie is a Colorado native who enjoys traveling, live music, yoga and can often be found dancing at Red Rocks or wondering around the Denver Zoo on her days off.