• Denver Solar Co-op Launch

    Carla Madison Recreation Center

    Sustainable Neighborhoods Denver is partnering with Solar United Neighbors (SUN) to bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. SUN provides unbiased, installer-neutral support through each stage of the process of going solar. Their experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home. Join us to celebrate the launch of the Denver Solar Co-op! Solar United Neighbors helps homeowners join together, go solar, and fight for their energy rights. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Co-op volunteers choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides everyone in the group with a personalized proposal for their consideration. The event includes a press conference and there will be media present, so please come dressed in yellow if possible. (Media event begins at 5:30PM)

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Club

    Gold Point

    Do you lead M&E work for your organization? Consult in the field? New to evaluation, but interested to learn more? All are welcome to join our bi-monthly happy hours. Come to meet and socialize with others in the community, share what you’re working on, and learn how others are approaching monitoring, evaluation, and learning in their organizations. Location: Bar Fausto, 3126 Larimer St, Denver

  • Business Financial Statements

    Denver Metro Small Business Development Center

    Understanding financials is key for the owners of an enterprise - they need to be the first to know if their business is growing or folding. Unfortunately, not all entrepreneurs are financially literate. In this workshop, business owners will learn the three most important financial documents: balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports. At the end of the workshops, business owners will be able to prepare or work with a professional to prepare these documents for their business. To bring this crucial education to the Denver entrepreneurial community, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology firm, and BBVA Compass, has developed an innovative financial education program that focuses on financial literacy in small businesses, offering a state-of-the-art experience for all participants. (Complimentary thanks to BBVA Compass Center for Financial Education) For questions, contact Morgan Alu at [masked].

  • Small Business Banking Services

    Denver Metro Small Business Development Center

    Understanding financials is key for the owners of an enterprise - they need to be the first to know if their business is growing or folding. Unfortunately, not all entrepreneurs are financially literate. In this workshop, business owners will learn about the variety of banking services and products available especially for small businesses. At the end of the workshop, business owners will be able to identify the services their business needs and build a relationship with a financial institution that can meet those needs. To bring this crucial education to the Denver entrepreneurial community, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology firm, and BBVA Compass, has developed an innovative financial education program that focuses on financial literacy in small businesses, offering a state-of-the-art experience for all participants. (Complimentary thanks to BBVA Compass Center for Financial Education) For questions, contact Morgan Alu at [masked]

  • Colorado International Development and Aid Group Happy Hour

    Posner Center for International Development

    Colorado International Development, Aid, and Diplomacy Networking Event.

  • Future: How to prepare and “green” for your retirement plan

    ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE Company

    The Best for Colorado, a program brought to you by The Alliance Center and Small Business Majority are proud to present a trio of panels during the spring of 2019: Past, Present and Future of Your Business This is the last of three events in this series. The last event of this series is dedicated to preparing for your retirement from both financial and sustainable perspectives. ~~~~~~~~~ The Alliance Center: The Alliance Center is a mission-driven nonprofit with an event and collaborative working space. We convene and mobilize our network of non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and community members to collaboratively create sustainability-focused solutions. Small Business Majority: Small Business Majority's Access to Capital Program provides education and resources to small business owners about funding options to start and grow their businesses. Through in-person and online seminars and an online resource portal, we cover funding options including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, microloans, community banks, credit unions and responsible online lenders. We are here to help small businesses navigate the funding landscape and connect them with the tools they need to seek out traditional financing and explore alternative funding options. ~~~~~~~~~ For any questions, please contact [masked]

  • Present: Sustainable banking: How to align your business values w/ your banking

    The Best for Colorado, a program brought to you by The Alliance Center and Small Business Majority are proud to present a trio of panels during the spring of 2019: Past, Present and Future of Your Business This is the second of three events. Our second event will be dedicated to sustainable banking services. If you are still using conventional banking services, why not make this the year you switch to more sustainable options? Conventional banks have a long history of investment going to the wrong direction such as investing in fossil fuel or utilizing predatory practices against customers. Other options exist and can empower you to be consistent with your values. ~~~~~~~~~ The Alliance Center: The Alliance Center is a mission-driven nonprofit with an event and collaborative working space. We convene and mobilize our network of non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and community members to collaboratively create sustainability-focused solutions. Small Business Majority: Small Business Majority's Access to Capital Program provides education and resources to small business owners about funding options to start and grow their businesses. Through in-person and online seminars and an online resource portal, we cover funding options including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, microloans, community banks, credit unions and responsible online lenders. We're here to help small businesses navigate the funding landscape and connect them with the tools they need to seek out traditional financing and explore alternative funding options. ~~~~~~~~~ For any questions, please contact [masked]

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  • Access to Capital: Funding options to start and grow your business

    The Best for Colorado, a program brought to you by The Alliance Center and Small Business Majority are proud to present a trio of panels during the spring of 2019:Past, Present and Future of Your Business Our February presentation will be dedicated to the first step of your business journey, accessing loans and exploring funding options to start and grow your business. ~~~~~~~~~ The Alliance Center: The Alliance Center is a mission-driven nonprofit with an event and collaborative working space. We convene and mobilize our network of non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and community members to collaboratively create sustainability-focused solutions. Small Business Majority: Small Business Majority's Access to Capital Program provides education and resources to small business owners about funding options to start and grow their businesses. Through in-person and online seminars and an online resource portal, we cover funding options including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, microloans, community banks, credit unions and responsible online lenders. We're here to help small businesses navigate the funding landscape and connect them with the tools they need to seek out traditional financing and explore alternative funding options. ~~~~~~~~~ For any questions, please contact [masked]

  • Colorado International Development and Aid Group (CIDAG) Happy Hour

    It's a Happy Hour! We drink, we talk, we laugh, and enjoy the company of other international development and aid professionals who somehow found their way to Denver! Come hang out, tell some stories, and maybe even do some networking. FYI - if you're new to CIDAG happy hours, know that they put one on each month in Denver. Note: additional RSVP is required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-international-development-and-aid-group-happy-hour-tickets-55005920188

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  • Clean Air for All: Reducing Transport related emissions with legal action

    Join the Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) and the Alliance Center for a Clean air webinar on Wednesday, December 19, from 10-11a.m. Mobility is a core need of modern society. However, the way we organize it today, the way we let industry follow their interest without effective control and market surveillance, road transport contributes significantly to unhealthy air pollution and CO2 emission with negative impact on the climate. Taking legal action for better air quality in urban regions is one instrument to address this challenge. A broad range of measures is needed though, a better understanding and communication of the challenge and of the opportunities this challenge includes. Speaker: Dorothee Saar, transport and air quality expert at DUH DUH is a German NGO working on transport and air quality (and other topics like nature conservation, renewable energy, circular economy and others), founded in 1975 with headquarters in Berlin and at Lake Constance. DUH is engaged in clean road transport for many years, significant successes are the introduction of low Sulphur fuel and the diesel particle filter. DUH has significantly contributed to elucidate the diesel scandal and runs own exhaust measurements under real driving conditions to highlight the need of better implementation and control of exhaust cleaning technology. However, we see technical improvement as part of an overall change in mobility and transport that is needed for other reasons as well: to comply with our climate targets, for less noise and more safety on the roads, for better quality of life in urban regions. We take legal action also to ensure compliance with existing air quality standards and understand them as a driver towards sustainable transport modes.