Golden Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable: Inspiring Community Engagement

7 Ways to Cultivate Donors Smarter
in 2022

Wednesday, January 26 from 12-1:30pm
Location: Miners Alley Playhouse (previously Meyer Hardware, 1103 Arapahoe Street)

When you’re a busy nonprofit leader, the disappointment of not doing enough to engage your existing donor base and grow their contributions can be kind of overwhelming. The good news is, there are simple, proven steps you can take to cultivate your existing donors smarter (yes, even in the pandemic era!). In this interactive session, Golden resident and nationally-recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman shares the essentials you need to explode your fundraising in 2022 by tapping into your existing donor base.

BONUS: Derik will share his ready-to-use collection of phone and email scripts for converting one-time donors into monthly donors. For attendees only!

About Derik Timmerman

Derik Timmerman is the Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions, a nationwide consulting firm helping nonprofits maximize their world-changing impact. In addition to coaching nonprofit

professionals at all levels, Derik is a nationally-recognized speaker and author on a variety of nonprofit subjects including fundraising, grantwriting, and board development. Prior to founding Sparrow, Derik was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments to Iraq. Derik earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a Masters, PhD, and CFRE certification in fundraising. Derik has a passion for chocolate chip cookies, burning them off on nearby hiking trails with his three boys, and living out his life’s core purpose of building factories of hope.

2022 Tentative Schedule

(as of January 10, 2022 – Schedule may be subject to change)


January: “7 Ways to Cultivate Donors Smarter
in 2022”

Presenter: Derik Timmerman, Sparrow Solutions

Wednesday, January 26 from 12-1:30pm at the Miners Alley NEW Location (previously Meyer Hardware)

February: HAPPY HOUR!

Join your GNLR colleagues for socializing and sharing. Free food and drinks!

Thursday, February 3 from 4:30- 6pm at the Miners Alley Playhouse (current location – 1224 Washington Avenue)

March: “Beyond Cash: Planned Giving & Stocks”

Panel Discussion featuring a variety of local organizations

Wednesday, March 23 from 12-1:30pm – Location TBD


May: “Volunteer 360: Needs, Organizing, Unleashing, Recognition”

GNLR Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 25 from 12-1:30pm – Location TBD


Join your GLNR colleagues for socializing and sharing. Pre-scheduled potluck!

Wednesday, July 27 – Location and Time TBD


September: “Board Development: Where to Begin?”

Presenter: TBD

Wednesday, September 21 from 12-1:30pm – Location TBD

November: “Who Needs DEAI*: We Do! (including why)”

(*Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion)

Presenter: TBD

Wednesday, November 23 from 12-1:30pm – Location TBD

“I moved to the Golden area in mid-2019 to lead the Colorado Railroad Museum. Within just weeks, I was introduced to the Golden Executive Directors Roundtable and was pleased to participate in several meetings. Although the pandemic affected the organization unavoidably, it also has led to some helpful introspection and positive changes for this group. I’m excited to be accepting the torch from Kim Mangle, who has worked tirelessly to bring us all together for the good of our organizations and ultimately, our community. I look forward to working with all of you, some of Golden’s finest, as we continue to focus on networking and learning opportunities to help us all reach our full potential!”

Paul Hammond

Executive Director, Colorado Railroad Museum

About the Golden Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable


A visible, thriving and synergistic nonprofit community that inspires engagement and improves quality of life.


To create opportunities for collaboration and networking, foster connections between nonprofits and the larger community, and provide professional development for nonprofit leaders located in and/or serving Golden.


The Golden Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable (GNLR) was founded in February 2018 by Kim Mangle, a local resident and nonprofit consultant. She worked with Connects Workspace and the Golden Civic Foundation to conduct a needs assessment of Golden-area nonprofits in late 2017. The findings indicated that nonprofits desired more ways to connect with one another and to the larger community. The GNLR now includes numerous nonprofits and community partners, located in and/or serving the Golden community.

Since then, the focus has grown to include everything from program evaluation, financial management, advocacy, and meeting facilitation, to board governance, succession planning, and engaging the next generation.

The GNLR holds monthly meetings that provide networking, collaboration, and professional development opportunities.


The GNLR is led by a volunteer Steering Committee of local nonprofit leaders, with the financial support of the Golden Civic Foundation, that is committed to help create opportunities for collaboration and networking, foster connections between nonprofits and the larger community, and provide professional development for nonprofit leaders located in and/or serving Golden.

Want to Learn More about GNLR?

If you are interested in learning more about the GNLR upcoming meetings, please email our Membership Chair, Nicole Bickford, at