Nonprofit Technical Assistance
& Professional Development

"I learned a lot from this experience, and participating created valuable and interesting connections
with other leaders in my community and region. I would highly recommend this for any emerging leader!"
Participant, Emerging Social Sector Leaders program, 2016

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits in achieving their missions with excellence. Through peer connection, community dialogue, and professional development, we hope you find our programs relevant and inspiring. Let us know what's on your mind - we love hearing from you.

Program details for 2017 will be announced as they are available. Make sure you are on our mailing list so that you don't miss a thing.

Visit our full calendar for all event listings.


It's a given that leadership is critical. In thesocial sector, where we are so often working with limited resources, vulnerable populations, and fundamental needs, we think this is even more true. Whether you are just beginning your nonprofit career, are a seasoned veteran, or are entering the field from another sector, we design our leadership programs to support you, and your organization's, ongoing evolution. 

2017 Nonprofit Board Programs

The Santa Fe Community Foundation, in partnership with SCORE Santa Fe, is in the pilot phase of a multi-session training for nonprofit board members through FEbruary of 2017. We look forward to sharing information and future program details with you as this effort is evaluated. If you have questions about this work please contact Annmarie McLaughlin.  

2017 Executive Director Learning Circle, A Peer Network Facilitated by Roy Bowen
Serving as the Executive Director at a nonprofit organization is an incredible opportunity and a particular challenge. It requires knowledge, stamina, resilience, and leadership. It also requires peer connection, candid discussion, and inspired creativity.
If you are a current Executive Director at an area nonprofit, please consider joining us for these sessions. The peer-focused discussion groups are organized around a specific topic with enough flexibility to allow for diverse conversation.
All sessions take place from 8:30-10:30am at the Santa Fe Communtiy Foundation, 501 Halona Street in Santa Fe.
There is no charge to attend but please register here so that we have you counted!
     Thursday, January 19, 2017
     Thursday, February 16, 2017
     Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
     Thursday, May 18, 2017

We have additional leadership programs in development and look forward to sharing details with you as they become available. Please make sure you are on our eNews list for updates!

Training and Capacity Building


Words that Work!
A 4-session workshop with Hollis Walker
Tuesdays in April - April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016
Full description and registration.

The Communicator Toolbox Series with MediaDesk New Mexico.
A series of stand-alone workshops addressing critical tools for your communication work.  
     Wednesday, May 4, 2016
     Managing Your Assets - How to Make the Most of What You Already Have
     Full details and registration.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Online Storytelling Workshop - 7 Must-Use Online Tools to Tell Your Story Online
    Full details and registration.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    The Not-So-Daunting Planning Process - How to Build a Six-Month Communications Plan and Get Results
    Full details and registration.

Extreme Social Media Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition!
A fast-paced workshop with Allan Pressel
Friday, October 14, 2016
No charge. Please register here.

Nonprofit Annual Finance Reporting
A look at devising a sytem to ensure financial compliance. With Rhonda Williams, CPA.
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 1-5pm
Full details and registration.

Fundraising Fundamentals, An exploration of what we do in front of, and behind the scenes, to raise money
A 4-session workshop with Jennifer Kilbourn
Wednesdays in March - March 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2016
Full description and registration.

Planned Giving Mini-Conference
A look at planned giving programs, marketing, and donor conversations with Nancy Baker and Richard Lamport.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Full description and registration.

Paving a Smooth Path from Proposals to Reporting
A fundraising workshop with Nadine Stafford and Jerry Nelson
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Full description and registration.

Fundraising: 35 Ways to Maximize Online Fundraising
An afternoon workshop with Allan Pressel.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Full details and registration.

Organizational Management
Designing and Implementing Successful Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Programs
A 4-session workshop with Valeria Alarcón
Wednesdays, January 13 and 27; February 10 and 24, 2016
Full description and registration. 

Demystifying the Strategic Plan
A two-day workshop with Carol Tyroler.
Fridays, May 13 and 20, 2016
Full details and registration.