- Collaborative, Community-Minded Organizational Culture
The Center on Colfax will improve communication and collaboration internally and externally, to build relationships, demonstrate transparency and continue to effectively serve LGBTQ+ people in Denver and Colorado.
Our Board and staff commit to achieving deeper engagement with our community. The Center will create an Advisory Board and Community Action Committees to represent the diverse voices of the LGBTQ+ community, identify community needs, and drive inclusive programming. The Center will work to build relationships and partnerships with other community groups and organizations to mutually serve our constituencies and use our strengths to help strengthen Denver’s community as a whole.
- Inclusive, Innovative Programs & Events
The Center on Colfax will focus on inclusion and innovation to enhance its programs, annual Denver PrideFest celebration, and other events in order to support all LGBTQ+ community members and provide opportunities to build connections.
Through evaluation of our existing programs, The Center will identify gaps and additional needs or opportunities to expand our services. We will prioritize LGBTQ+ constituencies and age groups that need additional resources and support, including young adults ages 18-26, adults ages 21-50, QTBIPOC individuals, and bisexual individuals. We will enhance our programming and website content to reach historically marginalized people, develop Spanish-language programming and content, develop additional virtual programming to engage people with disabilities, and ensure accessibility and services such as ASL interpretation at programs and events. Through all these efforts we will continue to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and history.
- Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Focus
The Center on Colfax will be a leader and role model for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) efforts internally and externally, in order to support and empower all LGBTQ+ people.
The Center will develop an equity lens for internal processes, staff and Board member recruitment, and marketing. We will continue to pursue diverse candidates in staff and Board recruitment efforts and build relationships with QTBIPOC communities to incorporate a non-white perspective in leadership and decision making, as well as provide youth with opportunities for leadership. We will develop IDEA learning opportunities for Board, staff, and volunteers to address issues of white and cisgender supremacy. We will engage in dialogue about white fragility and embrace feedback from communities of color. We will invest in events for QTBIPOC communities and collaborations with other organizations to expand our reach.
- LGBTQ+ Wellness Resource
The Center on Colfax will serve as a premier resource for the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community, taking a holistic approach to provide education, training and expert referrals for all LGBTQ+ community members.
The Center will develop health and wellness education initiatives. We will develop and provide referrals to resources such as physical and mental health providers, social groups, and legal referrals. The Center will develop programs to educate the community about the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- Audience Engagement, Marketing & Branding
The Center on Colfax will grow its reach, enhance its brand, and increase audience engagement via targeted marketing efforts and an innovative digital content strategy.
The Center srtives to become the premier source of information about the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado. Through our website, social media channels, resource lists, and community calendar, we will build community and celebrate the diverse voices of LGBTQ+ people as well as engage our community with The Center’s programs and services.
- Stability & Growth in Funding and Staff Resources
The Center on Colfax will sustain and grow the necessary financial and staff resources to be a forward-thinking organization that successfully promotes and implements programs and events which align with the mission and core values.
The Center will continue to engage individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners to support our work. We will produce engaging fundraising and social events. RANGE Consulting will expand our consulting and training initiatives in alignment with our mission, vision and values. We will enhance our program evaluation processes and invest in a culture of leadership development for our staff. We will expand volunteer opportunities. The Center will invest in the necessary infrastructure to ensure Denver PrideFest continues to grow and thrive as one of the nation’s top pride celebrations.