Nonprofit News

Getting Ready for Grants

Mar 1 2020

Related to: Fund Development

If someone offered you a pile of money would you accept it? I know, I know. You’re probably wondering: “What’s the catch?” 

When I talk to people about grant writing, I often hear “it’s free money, right?” Not exactly. While it’s true that grant funds do not generally have to be repaid, that doesn’t mean that getting a grant is free from any... Read Article

New Mexico 14-year-old girl receives award for being top youth volunteer

Feb 28 2020

Related to: Volunteer Management

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United State’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Sheree Anderson, 14, of Rainsville, New Mexico is one of the top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Anderson created a business card to raise awareness of... Read Article

Funders Forum 2020

Feb 13 2020

Related to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Related to: Fund Development

Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Mexico Chapter at the 2020 Funders Forum and Fundraising Academy on March 12th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Morning networking opportunities and round-table discussions will be focused on the 2020-2021 funding landscape, offering opportunities to learn about each... Read Article

Managing Nonprofits with Confidence

Feb 7 2020

Related to: Leadership

“What do you love about being a manager?”

When I ask that question of new managers, sometimes they think for a long time about how to answer. Many managers ascend to leadership positions without fully understanding a fundamental truth: that leadership and management is a career change, and the skills and behaviors that made them successful individual... Read Article

Training Recap: Logic Models & Measuring What Matters

Feb 7 2020

Related to: Evaluation

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) recently hosted the “Logic Models & Measuring What Matters” training, facilitated by Melissa Binder, Ph.D., Director of the UNM Master of Public Policy and Associate Director of the UNM Evaluation Lab.

Participants developed evaluation tools during the two-hour workshop to measure outcomes essential to their... Read Article

Training Recap: Best Practices for Nonprofit Communications & Marketing

Jan 29 2020

Related to: Communications & Marketing

The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF), in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), offered an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

The workshop was facilitated by CNPE’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Brandale Mills Cox who gave attendees the opportunity... Read Article

Retain Your Organization’s Public Charity Status Using the 10%Facts-and-Circumstances Test

Jan 27 2020

Related to: Financial Management

For many public charities, the Schedule A support test is arguably one of the most important parts of Form 990—which is how the IRS provides the public with information on a not-for-profit’s revenue sources. That’s because any organization that doesn’t meet the public support test risks losing its status as a public charity.

In this scenario, the... Read Article

First Training of the Year Focuses on Goal-Planning

Jan 15 2020

Related to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

“By January 2021, where do you want to be?” was the guiding question during last week’s “Goal Setting for Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector” training hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE). Nearly 15 women of color developed their professional goals for 2020, identifying strategies to achieve their leadership and personal... Read Article

CNPE Expands Their Team

Jan 10 2020

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence recently welcomed two new members to their capacity building team. Kate Livingston joins the team as the Training & Events Manager along with Jenifer Romero, who will serve as the Technical Assistance Manager.

Kate will be responsible for planning and executing CNPE trainings and other events for our partners (primarily nonprofit staff... Read Article

NM Counts 2020 Releases RFP For Community-Based Census Outreach

Dec 18 2019

Related to: Advocacy, Related to: Collaboration, Related to: Fund Development

NM Counts 2020 is requesting proposals for community-based outreach to populations most at risk of being under counted in the upcoming 2020 Census. 

“The 2020 Census is a once in every ten years opportunity to count everyone living in NM and ensuring that we count our often-underrepresented... Read Article


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