Who We Are


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Who We Are


 

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.

 

Our Mission


Our Mission


 

To BUILD an inclusive, engaged and equitable state for all Coloradans BY ENGAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN ORDER TO
MAKE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH INCREASED CIVIC PARTICIPATION

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.

Collective Impact


Collective Impact


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.

Our Plan


Our Plan


A successful movement cannot be a series of short term goals, it has to be a sustained effort that improves the lives of all Coloradans over the long term.

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 support our network group’s aligned activities – nonprofit organizations exist to better our world but they are also business entities that have to manage their own corporate processes. The Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable helps organizations within the network build good processes that allow them to work together well. This includes support around data management, leadership development, organizational management, shared and tested communications, governance, and strategy creation.
     
  • We establish shared measurement systems and help evaluate progress – it is hard to know if you are being effective in your work without having a means to track it. Providing a 10,000 foot view helps the organizations in our network design and execute programs that have a high likelihood for success. This process creates a culture of accountability and a space to learn from our successes, as well as our failures.
     
  • We mobilize funding to support our common agenda and network programs that are broad and diverse in scope and geography. This bird’s eye view allows us to know where and how investments can be made to maximize impact. Additionally, because we work with dozens of organizations we can help scale projects and offer support, generating cost savings for organizations and funders.
     
  • We build public will through long-term issue education efforts to support our network’s shared vision. By providing the space to highlight common goals and bring organizations together, the Roundtable encourages greater civic participation.
  • 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.