Syntrinsic hosted an intimate, lively event and panel discussion on Colorado’s Changing Philanthropy at its new offices in north Denver. With Colorado Public Radio (CPR) serving as the media sponsor, Syntrinsic Founder and CEO, Ben Valore-Caplan, was joined on the panel by impressive, yet humble civic leaders: Laura Barton (founder, Barton Institute for Community Action); Fred Taylor (president and co-founder, Northstar Investment Advisors); Ann Hinkins, CPA (partner, Plante Moran); and moderator, Jane Ingalls (former nonprofit and financial services executive).

Fifty nonprofit community members were welcomed by CPR CEO, Stewart Vanderwilt, who highlighted the tremendous expansion in journalism personnel and programming CPR has been experiencing, even as other media across Colorado face meaningful cuts in depth and breadth of their coverage.

The panel delved into a robust discussion about trends in philanthropy and problem solving, addressing topics such as donor and nonprofit behavior, board governance, and definitions, measurement of donor ROI, and examples of meaningful community impact. While many of the topics were worthy of hours of deliberation, participants and panelists emerged with both tangible ideas and inspiration going forward.