Sign-up Documents

If you are interested in becoming a 1% for a Better Del Norte participating business member please download and fill out the 1% Contract and email it to us at Once we receive your contract we will give you a call to go over the program in more detail and answer any questions you might have. Further down this page you will find all the materials you need to get started. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (719) 657-9081.


Each business signing up to participate in the program must sign a contract. One copy remains with you and one copy must be sent to the DNCC.

1% Brochure

The most concise form of information about the program. We recommend keeping a stack on hand to help inform customers.


Upcoming projects include: town signage and downtown curb improvements, supporting local trails and open space and more. Check back for updates! 

Useful Resources

The following documents are useful tools for newly establishing 1% for a Better Del Norte in your business. These tools are also helpful for businesses already participating in the program. As supplies wear out and need replacing, this is any easy way for you to access your needed operational documents.


As a 1% business you agree to post two signs in a publicly visible location in your physical place of business. Below are our current three options for signs. If your business contributes to the program through personal donations or in an alternative mode of collection, please contact us for a personalized sign.

Postcard Size Sign – This sign is the most preferred for small spaces and next to the register.

Rackcard Size Sign – Restaurants predominately use this sign to insert in their check covers, but it is available for other uses as well.

Notebook Size Sign – This is the best sign to put in your front window or door as the main sign for customer notification of your participation in the program.


Fact Sheet for Employees – As a business owner we know you’re not always the one working at the counter or having one-on-one interactions with your customers. This document is meant to hang in an accessible location for your employees as a quick resource for questions they might encounter from your customers.

Brochure for Customers – This document is especially useful for our lodging businesses or businesses that operate in larger transactions to help individually inform customers of their opportunity to donate to the 1% for Open Space Program. It is also a helpful document, however, to keep on hand should a customer of any business simply want to know more.

Sample Invoices – We have many participants who do business through invoicing. Here are two sample invoices to demonstrate how you can easily add the 1% for a Better Del Norte donation option to your pre-existing invoice.

Sample Invoice 1
​Sample Invoice 2

Website Descriptions – As a participating business we encourage you to place our logo with a link on your website. The Website Descriptions are a collection of short paragraphs you may use for this purpose. Please feel free to adjust the wording to fit your particular needs. 

​Website Descriptions for Del Norte Businesse

Logos – When putting 1% on your website please use a logo and link to Linked are several high quality downloadable logo options for your website, ads, brochures and other media.

Personalized Customer Letters – For businesses who invoice, many times it is desirable to include a letter of explanation of your participation in 1% to include with the bill. Below is an example of a personalized letter that may be used as templates for such a purpose. Please feel free to adjust the wording to fit your particular needs.

​Personalized Customer Letter