Nonprofit News

Mayor's Day of Volunteer Recognition

Mar 5 2020

Related to: Volunteer Management

Nominate an individual volunteer or group of volunteers for recognition at the Mayor's Day of Volunteer Recognition.

Nominations should be submitted here: by 5:00 pm on March 20, 2020. Below is a list of awards for which nominations are currently... Read Article

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UNM Evaluation Lab to Host Third Annual Summer Institute

Mar 4 2020

Related to: Evaluation

Join us for the 2020 Evaluation Lab Summer Institute! The Evaluation Summer Institute is a 5-day intensive course covering all aspects of evaluation, hosted by the UNM Evaluation Lab, from July 27 - July 31, 2020, 9:00am to 5:00pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM. At the end of the Institute, attendees will have a plan of... Read Article

A FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card Save you Money

Mar 2 2020

Related to: Collaboration

United Way of Central New Mexico is joining other United Ways across the country in partnering with FamilyWize to offer a Prescription Discount Card.

FamilyWize partners with nearly all pharmacies nationwide to negotiate prescription discounts, so you receive a lower price. FamilyWize understands you're looking to reduce the cost of your prescription... Read Article

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


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