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Taking the NON out of Nonprofit Leadership – Helping You Reach the Next Level

April 3 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am



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Celeste Ewert, Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities – Worked for a non-profit for 32 years, volunteers on several non-profit boards
Celeste Ewert, Director of Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities, with her 32 years of devoted work for the non-profit sector who also volunteers on several non-profit boards. (Celeste is on the right in the photo)
Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation Director, with over 20 years accumulated in the nonprofit industry. She is past AFP, (Association of Fundraising Professionals) board member, CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) co-chair of NoCo Nonprofit Sector Partnership a partnership supporting the growth and needs of all nonprofits in the region with training and development from professionals in the industry.  (Kelly is on the left in the photo)

Attendees will gain insight and knowledge to help them understand the mysteries regarding this very broad topic of the nonprofit arena. Our Summer 2023 member surveys provided these suggestions/requests for content:
How can I connect with area nonprofits to see where I could fit in? / Share some volunteer opportunities / How can I get my employer on board to support the good work nonprofits accomplish? / I might be interested in serving on a Board – how does that work? / How can I decide if I am a good match to serve on a nonprofit Board? Is there training? / How can I refer people for services? / Are there paid positions working for nonprofits, or is it all volunteers? / Can someone explain “case management?” / As a business owner, how can I connect to donate and sponsor nonprofit activities? / How do I introduce “giving” opportunities to my employees? / I want to understand how volunteering for a nonprofit can be a team-building experience and/or how it can benefit me? / How will the nonprofit sector Partnership benefit existing nonprofits? How is it working now? / How can community service relieve my stress? / Can volunteering improve my mental health? …and others I know who are stressed-out? / Share some techniques local Nonprofits can use to engage with area businesses to gain their support.

Participants will Learn more about three non-profits in Northern Colorado:

*Aims Community College Foundation and the impact it has on educational career-building futures

*Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities and the life-line they provide to families

*Northern Colorado Non-profit Sector Partnership
…as well as ways non-profits can and do collaborate with people, businesses and the community; opportunities for you/your employees to support non-profits; and resources as either a non-profit or for someone seeking volunteer (service) opportunities.

Three key points you will gain to take away following this Workshop:

1. Community Collaboration: volunteering, financial support, board membership

2. Resources: for non-profit organizations, people seeking services, or people interested in engagement opportunities for themselves or their employees

3. Benefits of “giving back,” it truly can reduce your stress!


Celeste Ewert is the Executive Director for Envision, serving Weld County. She has been with Envision since 1992 in a variety of roles and has been the Executive Director since 2017. Celeste has an Associate of Arts Degree in Paraprofessional Counseling from Aims Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Community Health and Human Rehabilitation from University of Northern Colorado (Go Bears!). She is a graduate of the University of Delaware Leadership Institute, as well as the Weld County Leadership class of 2013.
Celeste serves on multiple boards including their State Association, Alliance, Union Colony Children’s Music Academy, Weld County Early Childhood Council Executive Committee, Northeast Health Partners, and the Local Coordinating Organization for Universal Preschool Program.
On a personal note, she was born and raised in Weld County. She is married to Jonathan, and they have a daughter, three sons and a daughter-in-law, all in their mid- twenties, two grand dogs and two grand cats. When she’s not working, Celeste enjoys spending time with her family/friends, cooking/baking, gardening, hiking, reading, volunteering/serving, and participating in church activities.

You can contact Celeste Ewert and learn more about her at:
Celeste Ewert, Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities
Web Site: www.envisionco.org
Email: ce****@en********.org
Phone: (970)313-2603 or (970)590-6902
Facebook: EnvisionCoOrg
Linked-in: www.linkedin.com/in/celeste-ewert-43b7a77a
Instagram: EnvisionCoOrg

Kelly Jackson is a distinguished community leader, with over two decades of leadership, business development and fundraising experience in the non-profit sector, she is the Executive Director of the Aims Foundation and Co-Chair of the Northern Colorado Nonprofit Sector Partnership.
Her expertise in community development, marketing, and communications is underscored by her consistent presence in key leadership positions. Kelly is an advocate for community development, business growth, and authentic donor relationships.
Outside her professional pursuits, Kelly is an adventure enthusiast, sharing the joy of ballroom dancing with her husband and creating cherished family moments with her daughter, son-in-law, and delightful 4-year-old granddaughter.

You can contact Kelly Jackson and learn more about her at:
Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation
Web Site: www.aims.edu/foundation
Email: ke***********@ai**.edu
Phone: 970-339-6583
Facebook: AimsFoundation

Here’s some additional exciting NEWS:

Celeste & Kelly will each share a one half-sheet hand-out promoting upcoming events/opportunities with all participants, plus each are bringing a door prize giveaway!

Please Thank our member Volunteers for helping make this Workshop a powerful experience for YOU – we will be moving at warp-speed:

WORKSHOP Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024        Date:  7:45-10 a.m.

Program Title: Taking the NON out of Nonprofit Leadership – Helping You Reach the Next Level

 Speaker: Celeste Ewert, Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities
Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation

 Location: Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th St., Greeley, CO 80634

Catering: Aunt Helen’s Coffee House & Catering, by Aimee & Jacklyn  

Set-up DIVAS 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2nd: Jennifer Peterson, Grace Pointe Senior Care Community; Margie Martinez, UWWC / Rodeo Royalty / Kiwanis; Gena Wickes, Horse & Hound Chiropractic

Check-in Hostesses: Jenn Mongan, Academy of Natural Therapy; Diane Holmberg, Aims Foundation

Greeter: Julie Villumsen, Mary Kay

Speaker’s Gift: Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development

3:00 minute-7th Inning Stretch: Wendy McCormick, Ongoing Renewal Massage Therapy

Clean-up DIVAS: Christine McDermott, Habitat for Humanity; Jaymi Nickell, The Academy of Las Animas Online School/State Farm; Jennifer Mongan, Academy of Natural Therapy; Amy Threewitt, Dementia Together

Sister-to-Sister Pay-it-Forward: Will be shared…to benefit both presenting organizations Envision Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities using their 1/3 collected used to purchase some of the supplies that are used in the Envision art program; and the Aims Foundation’s 1/3 of your generous donations will go to support the Aims College Promise scholarships, which are used to support marginalized populations with scholarships as soon as they apply. The last 1/3 will go to the lucky woman whose card is drawn. This philanthropic effort will be coordinated by Allison Dunning, Balloon Art by Merry Makers.

Be sure to volunteer for upcoming Workshops to assist with a smooth operation each month and to capture more Networking time, to get to know more of our amazing members!

Northern Colorado Women in Business is a Networking Leader for local women. It is the original networking Tribe that inspires, motivates and is thriving in its 16th year of building relationships and  providing collaborative opportunities for our members to shine…through:

  • Co-Sponsoring events (making it more affordable when sharing the cost) to be table hosts for area chambers and nonprofit organizations
  • Volunteering together to enjoy collaboration and community impact, such as volunteer work sessions at the Weld Food Bank or a Habitat for Humanity BUILD Day,   – giving you additional NETWORKING time.
  • Provide promotional materials for NewBEE Bags and Speaker Gifts to promote your business
  • Lead activities where we want community visibility like Relay for Life or UNC’s annual Women’s Walk to raise scholarship dollars
  • Make :30 announcements at the end of the Workshops to spread awareness about things you are hosting or passionate about
  • Serve as Enlightening Conversation Leader/ Hostesses …and also accept invitations to be part of these magical small group Master Mind sessions
  • Sponsor Trainings that will enrich your business skills and help elevate members
  • Participate with members in CELEBRATING YOUR WINS!


April 3
7:45 am - 10:00 am
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Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Celeste Ewert
Kelly Jackson
Elizabeth Mahoney
Christine McDermott
Jennifer Mongan
Jaymi Nickell
Jennifer Peterson
Wendy McCormick
Margie Martinez
Gena Wickes
Heather Beran
Linda Winter
Terri Aden
Teri Segelke
June Lemmings
Verniece Thomas
Donna Upton
Crystal Scolaro
Diana Vasquez


Macy Chapel
6521 W. 20th St.,
Greeley,CO80634United States
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