DFP Blog

Our 2016 Fundraising Goal

First published: September 29, 2016. By Jeremey Duvall. DFP Co-Founder.  Our kickoff event at Rails End Beer Company is tonight, and we couldn't be more excited to get this October rolling. We have several awesome events throughout the month and into the rest of 2016. Trust me, they're going to be awesome! Last year, during our kickoff event at Ratio hosted by the amazing Basics Team, someone asked us what our fundraising goal was for Drink for Pink in 2015. It was our first official year in business, and we each had a slightly different goal in mind. I shouted $10,000....

Read more →


Seed Grants: How Your Dollar Can Turn into a Million

First published: July 8th 2015. By Jeremey Duvall. DFP Co-Founder.   The most recent donations I remember making are the ones attached to credit card machines at retail and grocery stores. “Thank you for shopping at PetCo, would you like to donate $1 to rescue animals?” “Thank you for purchasing a bag of salt & vinegar Chips at Conoco, would you like to donate $5 to the Children’s Fund?” My answer is always yes without having any idea where my money is going and what it is actually doing. Why is that? Is it because we trust non-profit and charitable organizations...

Read more →


What happens to your donations?

All donations to Drink for Pink are used to fund local cancer research in the state of Colorado. Drink for Pink is a volunteer organization meaning all board members and volunteers have agreed to help the organization without any form of payment or compensation. Because we’re a self-funded organization, we do use some proceeds from events to cover costs like marketing materials, t-shirt designs, and payment for federal/state filings. However, we aim to keep these as low as possible, and in the future, we aim to have the costs covered by a grant. We publish a breakdown at the end...

Read more →


Partnering With Cancer League of Colorado

First published: August 7th 2015. By Jeremey Duvall. DFP Co-Founder. Alex and I were sitting at a coffee shop struggling to figure out the best way forward. We were both excited about the idea of turning Drink for Pink into a reality. The main thing standing in our way? Paperwork. As you might imagine, starting a nonprofit is incredibly complex. We immediately filed our Articles of Incorporation for Nonprofit Corporations in Colorado. Now, we were trying to establish Drink for Pink as a true nonprofit with tax-deductible donations. We were swimming in acronyms: 1023-EZ, 501(c)(3), 990 – the list goes on. The biggest hurdle...

Read more →


"Celebrate life, don't mourn it."

Drink for Pink is an organization that is driven 100% by its volunteer base. It is their impact and generosity that has helped us achieve great heights since our inception in 2015. One of those volunteers is Matt Kulbe, an incredible human who believed in Drink for Pink from day 1 and helped bridge our relationship to Cancer League of Colorado. When we met Matt, his mother Terri was fighting Breast Cancer. We were deeply saddened when she lost her fight in 2017. Working together with the Kulbe’s, we put together a Celebration of Life event Drink for Pink style...

Read more →