The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is a non-partisan, nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just, and equitable state for all Coloradans.
The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable is committed to a building a diverse coalition of organizations that represents ALL Coloradans. We commit to build the coalition intentionally to represent all communities. We commit to actively recruiting and involving a broad base of organizations and creating entry points for groups at all stages in the spectrum of civic participation work.
Simply put, our goal is to help nonprofit, non-partisan organizations work together around democracy issues so that they can have a bigger impact. The Collective Impact model believes that the most successful way to achieve progress is for actors from different sectors to come together and commit to a common agenda in order to solve a social problem. When separate organizations try to find separate and independent solutions to common social problems, we end up working at odds with one another and either duplicating efforts or working in opposition to one another. The Roundtable provides a framework and a support system so that other organizations within our network can work collectively and effectively.
This means that policy experts and constituency organizations have to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and cultivate lifelong supporters, voters, and those who participate in democracy. If we want long-term results, we must put in long-term efforts, the kind of effort that no one person or groups can do alone.
By embracing the collective impact model of social change, the Roundtable helps guide vision and strategy and then provides the frame, support and expertise to bring that vision to life.
We actively support policy efforts that reduce barriers to voter participation and enfranchisement and provide a space for the network to share best practices, create common plans and work together on a variety of different policy issue areas.