Grassroots & Beyond: Navigating the Nonprofit World as a BIPOC Entity


About the event

Israel Haros will bring a P.O.C. and grassroots lens to navigating the Nonprofit World. Israel’s method of dealing with barriers is to go around them and to remove them. Until the nonprofit world recognizes the need to shift and ACTUALLY changes, we as People of Color, can lean on one another for support.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers wanting to learn how to navigate nonprofit systems as a grassroots entity
September 21, 2023 9:00 AM

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:00 am

Participants will discuss the ways in which we can better access grants, funds, and other resources, foster relationships with other grassroots organizations, and find ways to think inside and outside the box to find and attract resources. Israel will draw from his own experience as co-founder and artist director of Alas de Agua Art Collective. Alas de Agua Art Collective is a grassroots organization that has been able to access not only local grants but also national level grants. They have received various local and national awards for the BIPOC community arts programming they are doing on the Southside of Santa Fe.

This event is part of our Learning Hub's Learning Lab Series.


Sliding scale fee for 2023 learning labs

Organizational Budget  -  Registration Fee

  • Organizational Budget Up to 100k -  Registration Fee No charge
  • Organizational Budget 101-250k  -  Registration Fee  $15
  • Organizational Budget 251-500k  -  Registration Fee  $25
  • Organizational Budget 501-1M  -  Registration Fee  $35
  • Organizational Budget 1-3M  -  Registration Fee  $45
  • Organizational Budget 3M+  -  Registration Fee  $60

*Please note: If you are paying personally (not through your organization’s budget funds), please select the payment level that is most accessible for you, including the no-charge option if helpful. We want it to be easy for you to join us! We also have limited scholarships for current grantees of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Anchorum, and Nusenda.


About Israel Haros

Israel Francisco Haros Lopez was born in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents of Mexican descent. He brings his firsthand knowledge of the realities of migration, U.S. border policies, and life as a Mexican American to his work with families and youth as a mentor, educator, art instructor, ally, workshop facilitator and activist. He studied at U.C. Berkeley and received a degree in English Literature and Chicano Studies followed by an M.F.A in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. At formal and informal visual art spaces, Israel creates and collaborates in interdisciplinary ways using a variety of mediums including poetry, performance, music, visual art, video making and curriculum creation. His work addresses a multitude of historical and spiritual layered realities of border politics, identity politics, and the re-interpretation of histories. Israel’s art practice engages explorations of truth telling and healing, radically shifting from abstraction to stark political surrealism to ancestral motifs based in meso american art. The work is never just a matter of puncturing a wound, but rather a pathway into visioning futurities and healing generational trauma. Even within the harsh themes of genocide and gentrification the poignant exploration is balanced with sarcasm and laughter, in order to place the audience in personal self-reflection.


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