Get Connected and Get Involved at Energize Colorado
We were founded by a spirited group of individuals with the same idea: “I want to help; what can I do?” At Energize Colorado, you can get connected and get involved in helping our small business community.
With the support of our incredible and diverse volunteers, Energize Colorado has been able to support the small business economy throughout the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis.
From connecting business owners with free business guidance to championing for systemic changes that elevate all Coloradans, Energize Colorado advances resilience and promotes equity to ensure a safe and full re-opening, where all small businesses thrive.
COLORADANS HELPING COLORADANS
Energize Colorado is a group of spirited innovators connecting Colorado’s diverse business community, nonprofit leaders, and contingent workforce with the best of our state’s resources, programs, and people to address current challenges and spur transformative economic growth.
We’re powered by passionate volunteers from the private and public sectors along with universities from across the state. By working together, we harness and share knowledge, create partnerships, and build new solutions where they’re needed, including advocating for long-term structural changes.
We’re Coloradans helping Coloradans—reflecting our state’s unique history of independence, generosity, and innovation. By leveraging our strengths and operating with a sense of urgency, Energize Colorado will build an inclusive movement that restores Colorado to the number one economy in the nation.
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FIND THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY
Small-business owners and nonprofits are working hard to stabilize across the state and becoming a mentor helps to support our vibrant community. Mentors can offer support by simply checking in, sharing their perspective, brainstorming strategies, providing emotional support, identifying resources and more.
We’re looking for mentors with a wide variety of experience across every industry, but if you’ve pulled through an economic downturn, dealt with layoffs, or secured government assistance, we’ll be especially excited to hear from you.
VOLUNTEER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Let us know your background and expertise, and support small business owners and nonprofits by providing professional services for free.
We’re looking for volunteers across every industry and including a wide variety of skills (consulting, fundraising, graphic design, accounting, etc.).
ANSWER QUESTIONS SUBMITTED BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS / NONPROFITS
Let us know your background and expertise to support small business owners and nonprofits by answering their questions when you’re available.
We’re looking for volunteers with a wide variety of experience across every industry, but if you’ve led through economic downturn, dealt with layoffs, or secured government assistance, we’ll be especially excited to hear from you.
THERAPISTS: OFFER FREE/LOW-COST SESSIONS
Help local business owners who’ve been impacted by COVID-19 access therapy by providing free or low-cost sessions. In particular, we’re focusing on small business/nonprofit owners as well as business owners who are women, people of color, immigrants, indigenous Americans, or in rural areas.
VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ENGINE OF ENERGIZE COLORADO
We have an active group of 100 volunteers across the state. We’re building a better, more equitable future together.
Anja Koltes is a consultant with Custom Shop Strategies. At Energize Colorado, Anja is a member of the Women-owned Businesses initiative.