Nonprofit News

Philanthropists Honored - National Philanthropy Day, November 15th

Oct 12 2010

National Philanthropy Day is celebrated by AFP chapters all across the country each year to acknowledge the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. This awards program honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and... Read Article

NM Commission for Community Volunteerism Announces Mini Grants, Essay Contest

Sep 29 2010

NM Commission for Community Volunteerism Announces Mini Grants, Essay Contest

The New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism is sponsoring mini-grants and launching an essay contest for Make a Difference Day on October 23, 2010 continuing the "Season of Service" that began with the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The mini-grants will range from $500 to... Read Article

New Survey - Decision-making and its Impact on Leadership

Sep 28 2010

The Building Movement Project is exploring how decisions are made in organizations and their impact on leadership.  If you are willing to share your experiences, please fill out the survey here:

It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.

The Building Movement... Read Article

Got Breakfast

Sep 28 2010

The "got breakfast?" Silent Heroes program will provide grants up to $5,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations. Priority is given to those programs that previously had no school breakfast program in place. Deadline is November 15. - Helping New Mexicans access Public Supports

Sep 23 2010

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), as part of the greater New Mexico community, has launched a free, web-based tool to help New Mexicans access public supports. Available online at, this resource helps make the complex public benefits system more understandable and accessible. The website provides clear answers to commonly asked questions, and helps... Read Article

Albuquerque Project - National Grant Winner

Sep 15 2010

Albuquerque Project Among America's Promise Alliance and AT&T My Idea Grants Program Winners:

Grant focuses on a collaborative effort to increase high school graduation rates

America’s Promise Alliance and AT&T recently announced the winners of the My Idea grants program, an initiative to engage young people in an effort to keep their peers in school. National... Read Article

2010 YNPN Award Recipients

Sep 15 2010

YNPN-Central New Mexico is pleased to announce our 2010 YNPN Award recipients.

For more... Read Article

Board Leadership: Where the Ethos Begins

Sep 2 2010

In the search for organizational accountability, the Board of Director’s are under the microscope. More and more questions about board composition, independence and processes are surfacing on S.E.C., I.R.S., and other official forms and forums. It calls into question: What are the expectations and responsibilities of a board of directors?

While the specific responsibilities... Read Article

GuideStar Releases Report: The Effect of the Economy on the Nonprofit Sector

Sep 1 2010


Public charities and private foundations continued to take a beating during the first five months of 2010. Some 40 percent of participants in GuideStar's first nonprofit economic survey for 2010 reported that contributions to their organizations dropped between January 1 and May 31, 2010, compared to the same period a year earlier. Another 28 percent said that... Read Article

Volunteer Managers Certificate Program Starts September

Aug 24 2010

Remember Volunteer Albuquerque? It was a nonprofit created over ten years ago to facilitate volunteering at local nonprofits in the Albuquerque area. It recently donated $14,000 to the UNM Foundation to benefit the nonprofit community and its hard working volunteer managers. Over the past 18 months, Volunteer Albuquerque, with support from M.O.V.E, NM Commission on Volunteerism and... Read Article


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