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The Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver is a unique professional development program that identifies Colorado’s emerging nonprofit fundraising leaders and prepares them for the future.

ILD helps create a better community by preparing tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders -- today.

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Our thanks to all who applied for the Class of 2022! Don't miss out on next year's application announcements.

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Marking the 10th year milestone, ILD is pleased to share the latest impact report. Learn more about the benefits of participating in ILD.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are working with a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant to support our renewed commitment to equity and inclusive excellence.

An assessment has been completed along with a comprehensive alumni survey. We are very excited to share program enhancements and more details with you soon.

AFP Colorado Chapter DEI Resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy

University of Denver DEI Action Plan


Program Partners

Special thanks to the volunteer mentors and faculty that enrich this program with their wisdom and to the consortium of funders that make this program possible including:

Anschutz Family Foundation | Boettcher Foundation | Bonfils-Stanton Foundation | Community First Foundation | El Pomar Foundation The Kenneth King Foundation
Community Partners

AFP Colorado Chapter | Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation | Colorado Nonprofit Association | Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable | The Denver Foundation | Mile High United Way | Rose Community Foundation 

Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver | University Hall 301 2197 S. University Blvd. Denver Colorado 80208 | ildcolorado@gmail.com 

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