April 18, 2013

The Power of Evaluation: Building Effective Organizations

The Power of Evaluation:
Building Effective Organizations
May 13th, 2013 | 9:00 am- 3:00 pm 
Grizzly Training Center: 
1919 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101
Price: $25 (includes lunch and materials)

Evaluation is essential to promote an organization's sustainability, effectiveness and ongoing improvement. This session will focus on organizational assessments and evaluation strategies for success. Participants should leave with the ability to identify immediate steps to enhance evaluative activities and increase an organization's ability to adapt over time. The course includes individual and group exercises and samples that participants can use after the training is completed.
The following will be covered during the training:
  • Discussion of the qualities that help create an effective, sustainable, and adaptable organizations.
  • How organizational assessments and evaluative activities can help develop an "adaptive learning organization" over time.
  • Overview of evaluation and a discussion of key evaluation practices for nonprofit organizations (organizational assessment, board assessment, staff assessment, and program evaluation).
  • How to conduct an organizational assessment, with an example from Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence.
  • How to use the results of an organizational assessment to improve an organization's performance and effectiveness over time.
This session will be facilitated by Sarah Marino-Fischler, MPA a Principal Consultant for Partners in Nonprofit Success. For more than 12 years, Sarah has worked with nonprofit and mission-driven organizations across Colorado in a variety of roles including multiple senior staff positions, and as a grantmaker, board member, consultant, and volunteer. Sarah's consulting practice is focused on partnering with organizations to improve their effectiveness and increase mission impact through practical, realistic solutions that encourage innovation and adaptability. Sarah's consulting and training services on organizational effectiveness and planning, program evaluation, developing a stronger fund development program, and board development.
Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.
Community Resource Center (CRC) 
 789 Sherman Street 
Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.623.1540 or 1.800.516.6284

April 17, 2013

Nectir- Staffing Services

A familiar term for strategic staffing services is a temp agency.  Arlan Van Ry is managing a local branch of the managed staffing company called Nectir, serving clients in the region, based in Alamosa.  “As someone who has experience the economic changes in the San Luis Valley area, I know that local employers will benefit from strategic staffing services,” says Van Ry.  “With Nectir’s experience and established infrastructure, we are excited to help businesses find top talent while reducing their hiring expenses.” 
Arlan has strong ties to the community, having  grown up in the SLV, graduating from Alamosa schools, serving with the 3rd Ranger Battalion - U.S. Army, working in various local businesses, and earning an Associate’s Degree from Trinidad State Junior College.  He currently serves as a school board member for the Alamosa School District.

Arlan is able to demonstrate to an employer how the service can offer flexibility and reduce personnel costs as they grow their business.  “Not everyone needs a full time employee every day from the start of their business.  Others are seasonal businesses and sometimes small business owners do not have the staff for all of the H.R. requirements,” stated Van Ry.  Arlan completed the Leading Edge course in the fall of 2012 and has appreciated the assistance from the Small Business Development Center (589-3682), especially the networking opportunities.

For any type of staffing needs, contact Arlan at 719-580-5615 or 719-496-6901; e-mail him at avanry@nectir.com.  The website is www.nectir.com/alamosa. 

April 11, 2013

ServSafe Class

ServSafe® 6th Edition Manager Level Class Pre-registration

Class Date:            May 4, 2013

Time:                 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
                           (There will be a 1 hour lunch break)
Location:          Grizzly Inn SLVRMC Meeting Room
                           1919 Main St, Alamosa, CO 

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized comprehensive food safety training developed by the National Restaurant Association. This training meets food safety requirements for retail food service managers and for Colorado Cottage Food Act participants who produce and sell home-based food products. Participants must receive a passing grade of 75% or higher to receive certification which is valid for 5 years.  Course text books will be available a minimum of one week prior to the class.  It is strongly recommended that participants review the text prior to the class.

For questions email ckeith589@gmail.com 
or call 719.580.1289.

April 5, 2013

Accounting Seminar for Small Business Owners

Accounting Seminar for Small Business Owners

Learn how to translate your daily operations into financial statements
Each week builds on the week before;
you must be able to attend all 4 sessions

Thursday Evenings
May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
At Elephant Cloud Studio, 393 West Golden, Crestone, Colorado 81131

Learn how basic accounting is applied in your business!

Taught by David Walker, Accountant and Former California CPA

$60 per person; Pre-register to Donna Wehe at (719) 589-3682 or
donna@slv-sbdc.com by May 7, 2013

April 4, 2013

Learn to sell products on the Internet!


Hands on Workshop for Small 
Business Owners

Thursday, April 11, 2013,
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Del Norte Computer Center – 
1025 Spruce Street in the La Hacienda Development

$10 per person
donna@slv-sbdc.com or (719) 589-3682