Nonprofit Technical Assistance
& Professional Development

"I truly appreciate all you do and will be sure to continue signing up for the wonderful opportunities you offer."
Workshop Attendee, 2015

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits in achieving their missions with excellence. Through the feedback we receive from both attendees and presenters, as well as national and regional trends in the nonprofit sector, we see needs for professional development support in three key areas:

We hope you find these distinctions useful and that our 2016 programming is relevant and effective in bringing your organization the support you need. We look forward to working with you.

Visit our full calendar for all event listings.


2016 Board Series
Presented by Mike Mendez in partnership with Santa Fe SCORE
     Board Fundamentals - An Overview of Nonprofit Board Membership
     Friday, January 22, 2016
     Full details and registration.

     Board Responsibilities - Legally and Otherwise
     Friday, February 12, 2016
     Full details and registration.

     Board Best Practices - Your Role in Creating Organizational Success
     Friday, April 1, 2016
     Full details and registration.

2016 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 sesisons. There is no charge to attend; please register here.
     Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Working with Funders: Full description
     Thursday, October 20, 2016 - The Care and Feeding of a Nonprofit Board: Full description
     Thursday, November 17, 2016: Making Your Systems Sing - Infrastructure and Bask Shop Tools: Full description
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Year-End Gathering: Full description

2016 Emerging Social Sector Leaders, An Immersion Program for Developing Leaders
Co-facilitated by Jessica Haynie and Vicki Pozzebon, this program weves together the learning circle model with elements of professional development and mentorship. Program participation is by application. Please contact Annmarie McLaughlin with questions.
Program details.
Progam application.
     Friday, February 26, 2016 from 1-5pm
     Friday, March 25, 2016 from 1-5pm
     Friday, April 22, 2016 from 1-5pm

Women's Leadership Retreat: Women, Sex, Money, and Power
Faciliated by Master Certified Coach Marty Raphael, this two-day retreat is designed for women who are ready to step into their leadership potential, find their full power, and explore their unique individual role as leaders and trnasformation agents.
     Saturdays, October 15 and 29, 2016
     Full program description.

Community Dialogue

The Nonprofit Break Room - A series of water cooler conversations for us to explore together.
A nonprofit discussion series addressing our sector. There is no charge. Please register here to attend.
     Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Addressing Scarcity Mentality: Full description
     Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Walking Our Talk in the Nonprofit Workplace: Full Description

The series kicks off on March 16, 2016 with a look at fostering abundance. Henry Rael of the McCune Foundation and Linda Milanesi with Assistance Dogs of the West will spark our conversation. Join us!

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the Philanthropy HUB.