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Nonprofit Resources and Education


The is a research guide for all things Nonprofit! 

  • Find resources on how to start a nonprofit, grant writing and much more

The Doris Kester Nonprofit Resources Collection

Pueblo City-County Library District has access to a variety of nonprofit resources including the Doris Kester Nonprofit Collection located at Rawlings Library. 

Doris Kester is a lifelong Puebloan and Centennial High graduate, Kester earned a bachelor's degree in social studies in 1969 at then Southern Colorado State Colorado and began her teaching career at Keating Junior High. She retired from teaching in 1989 after 20 years in Pueblo middle and junior high schools. Later, she served as an adjunct instructor at CSU Pueblo supervising student teachers and teaching education classes. Kester went on to later serve as the executive director of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, starting in 2000.

Her lifetime of commitment to volunteerism and community service has found her as a board member and officer for numerous local organizations, including KTSC-TV, Pueblo City-County Library District, Mental Health Association, Pueblo League of Women's Voters, Pueblo Education Association, our the CSU Pueblo Alumni Association, Pueblo Symphony, Pueblo Human Relations Commission, and Central Christian Church among others.


Through her generous donation, Rawlings Library houses and curates the Doris Kester Nonprofit collection which includes print materials for nonprofit organizations to use a resources to help with grant funding and writing, start-ups, nonprofit tax information, and much more! The collection is located on the 2nd floor of Rawlings Library. 

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