26th Annual BBB Celebration of Ethics

April 23 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

2024 Annual BBB Celebration of Ethics
April 23, 2024 | Embassy Suites Loveland, CO 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us as we announce the winners of the 2024 Torch Award for Ethics. The celebration will also showcase the winners of the sixth annual Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship, highlight our fifth class of Ethics Scholar Interns, and announce the winner of our Northern Colorado Ethical Leader Award.

*Meal is gluten free. If you have special dietary restrictions beyond GF, please contact Brandi Howard at : 970-488-2045 or [email protected]

For ticket information after April 22nd, contact Brandi Howard at : 970-488-2045 or [email protected]

$60 Ticket

BBB Serving Northern Colorado & Wyoming

(970) 488-2048

Embassy Suites Loveland

4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, Colorado 80538 United States
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Nonprofit Networking (at the Founded In FoCo Happy Hour Event)

Look for the "Nonprofit Leaders" sign at the event.Come join other nonprofit leaders for a fun happy hour on Monday, September 26th from 4:30PM – 6:30PM at the New Belgium Porch at the Colorado State University Canvas Stadium! Come network with business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members as we celebrate the start of Founded in FOCO Week.

Look for our sign, flag, banner “Nonprofit Leaders.”

This event will have food, beverage, and beers and is hosted by the CSU Institute for Entrepreneurship!

An RSVP is most definitely required for admission! RSVP Here:

Starting And Scaling A Nonprofit Organization (Panel Discussion)

As a nonprofit leader, you have a lot on your plate! You’re always looking for involved and engaged Board members and how to generate more funds for your mission. All while running your programs and serving the people and causes you love. The last few years have taught us about the need to build greater resiliency into our programs and to prepare an organization for growth so it can make an even greater impact in the community.

Come hear a panel of nonprofit founders speak about their experiences starting and operating nonprofit organizations. This is a great chance to learn from those who have been through the mill if you’re thinking about or have already formed a nonprofit.

You’ve got the passion. Now it’s time to work on capacity building to effectively maintain and grow a thriving nonprofit.

Moderator: Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst


After the panel, join us and other nonprofit leaders at the Happy Hour Kickoff Event (a separate Eventbrite RSVP is required).

Grant Writing Tips and Tricks (Workshop)

Fundraising grants can be the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Join Alex Koenigsberg of Arula Consulting for a discussion of various strategies learned from years of applying to a variety of grants. Instead of merely focusing on grant writing fundamentals, you’ll learn new ways to improve your grant writing process and the final product.

Alex is the president and founder of Arula. He started the company in 2018, having nearly ten years in the nonprofit world, after realizing that every grant writer he met required payment of their fee upfront. Alex knew there was a more equitable way and decided to tap his own knowledge and experience to provide this service, while sharing in the risk with the nonprofits. Alex and the team at Arula assist dozens of nonprofits and initiatives, mostly in Colorado but also throughout the country.

Alex also works as the Business Development Officer for Quorum Prosthetics. He is responsible for a myriad of initiatives at each company, including: sales, partnerships, marketing, investments, grants, loans, and more. During Alex’s tenure (and thanks to the company’s amazing team), Quorum has opened a new 3D printing manufacturing facility.

Developing Your Nonprofit Board (Workshop)

Nonprofits are always challenged with attracting and retaining quality board members. How do you effectively, recruit, train and recognize quality volunteers so they remain actively involved in advancing the mission of your organization?  This workshop will provide some basic information that will help you to create a solid foundation for board development and provide an opportunity for you to ask some specific questions relevant to your organization.

Art Bavoso (MS.Ed) is the founder, owner and President of Third Sector Enterprises, Inc., His professional experience in the nonprofit field spans many decades and includes senior leadership positions at Partners Mentoring Youth, Larico Youth Homes, United Way, Colorado State University and the Health District of Northern Colorado. He is a specialist in board development, strategic planning, group facilitation and all aspects of fund raising (including donor qualification surveys, capital campaigns and planned giving).

Art remains active in the community affairs in Fort Collins, being a member of the Foothills Rotary Club for 43 years, serving as a President, and being awarded its Rotarian of the Year for 2013-1014. He was also the recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award from the Colorado Juvenile Council and the Service to Mankind Award from the Overland Sertoma Club.

Steps to Starting a Nonprofit (Workshop)

Do you want to form your own nonprofit but don’t know where to start? In this session we will walk through all the steps to file the paperwork to obtain your 501c3 tax-exempt status. Learn how to meet all the requirements for the 1023 application.

  • Elements of a Healthy Nonprofit
  • Clarify your vision and mission
  • Draft and file the Articles of Incorporation
  • Determine your Bylaws and establish your Board of Directors
  • Kim specializes in creating and implementing infrastructure for nonprofit start-ups.

Kim does everything from completing the IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit application requirements, to board training and development.

Kim Fisher is the CEO of Vision Catalyst. She specializes in creating and implementing infrastructure for nonprofit start-ups. Kim does everything from completing the IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit application requirements, to board training and development.

Kim has over 30 years-experience as a nonprofit executive in all areas of nonprofit management including business development, training, marketing and as CEO. Kim’s extensive experience in both domestic and international organizations gives her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the nonprofit adventure. www.visioncatalyst.org