Additional Upcoming Events

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Consultant Café
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Emerging Social Sector Leaders
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(FULL) The Development Plan: Your Roadmap for Successful Fundraising
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Top 15 Strategic Mistakes Nonprofits Make
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

2017 Piñon Awards
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Development Peer Group Discussion: Benchmarks & Indicators with Camille Romero
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Nonprofit Executive Director Learning Circle: ED-Board Chair Relationship
Thu, 19 Oct 2017
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 20 Oct 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Recent Events

Development Peer Group Discussion: Working with Planned Giving Prospects with Bob Ansheles
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Emerging Social Sector Leaders
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Nonprofit Executive Director Learning Circle: Resilient Organizations
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

2017 Board Orientation Pilot Program
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Annual Appeal: The Load Bearing Wall of Your Fundraising Program
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nonprofit Community Events

Computer Charities NM: Low-cost computer repair, upgrades, and recycling for nonprofits and individuals 


Computer CharitiesNM, a ten year old 501C3, uses earnings from computer repairs to pay for free computers for low income families—it has given away over 700 computer systems. It has taught over 1,000 seniors to use computers and trains high school students in computer repair 

Computer classes begin in June


1925 ROSINA ST. STE E       
505 983 2577

Curbside Consulting for Frontier and Rural Communities

Do you have a question related to your nonprofit but don't know where to turn? Are you struggling with board issues? Funding? Community Engagement? No matter what your question,Curbside Consulting is here to help! Curbside Consulting offers free, brief consulting services to any existing nonprofit or anyone considering starting a nonprofit. 

Consultations are one hour or less, and are available in person, or by email, telephone or video conference. As a program of the National Center for Frontier Communities, our service is tailored for rural and frontier nonprofits, which oftentimes operate withlimited resources while required to cover vast distances.

To make an appointment contact: Lisa Jimenez, 575-574-5473, or Susan Wilger, 575-313-4720,

Essentials for Supervisors Training

July 21 - September 22, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1644 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM

The Essentials for Supervisors Training Program is designed for motivated frontline supervisors, with two or more direct reports, who wish to improve their supervisory skills. The program teaches supervisors what they need to know to be successful through interactive skills training. The program also allows supervisors to build a network of supportive peers from other organizations who can be sounding boards to share and discuss supervisory challenges. Training topics include the following:

  • Effective Supervision
  • Understanding Personality Types and Your Supervisory Style
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence and Empathy
  • Supervising and Participating in Work Teams
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Resolving Conflict and Supervising Difficult People

Cost / How to register:$695. To register contact David Markwardt at 505-204-8820 or

Maintaining Autonomy as we Age

September 25, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe

Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, discusses the Village movement and people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. Live-streaming webinar. Village Members Free, $10 Nonmembers. 505-501-8187.

Cost / How to register: Free for members, $10 for non-members; register at

Charter Schools: More or Moratorium?

September 28, 2017
5:30-7:45 pm
HEC, 1950 Siringo Road


This community forum will present accurate information on the topic and stimulate the public to think and learn more about this issue. After mixing and food from 5:30-6:00 pm, from 6:00-7:45 experienced panelists will each address a specific aspect of the topic, followed by Q&A then small group discussion and full group exchange of resulting ideas. Free child care and Spanish translation for those attending.

Cost / How to register: Free, no registration

Hone Your Leadership Style

September 28, 2017
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor

Albuquerque, NM 87106


How would you describe your leadership style? Does it stem from your personal values? Join us to learn about different leadership models and identify which one is the best fit for you.

Learning Objectives: (1) Review leadership models from a historical perspective; (2) Analyze leadership styles, and (3) Develop your own authentic leadership style that aligns with your values.

Audience: This training is great for Executive Directors, Program Managers, Board of Directors, and anyone interested in the execution of projects or team building.

Presenter: Greg Gould, MPA, LSAA, has been trained in Non-Violent Communication and a variety of leadership methodologies.

Cost / How to register:$25, register online at

For more information, contact or go to:

Creating Appreciative Cultures at Work

October 6
Santa Fe Business Incubator

3900 Paseo del Sol


Just because we work in a not for profit or social service agency doesn’t mean that we feel appreciated by our supervisors or co-workers. Resentment happens. Burnout happens. Learn mindfulness and gratitude-based skills to experience less negativity and work together more as a team.


Cost / How to register: $35 ( $25/ea for Teams of 3+)

For more information, contact or go to:


Being the Best ME in my Career

October 3, 2017


Santa Fe Community Foundation

501 Halona St


This is an incredible workshop aimed at improving interpersonal and relationship building skills for women who recognize they are responsible for their own success. The workshop will provide tools and support to build self confidence, improving listening and communications skills and develop better rapport in the workplace.


Among the topics we’ll be covering:

  • Understanding what you stand for and how that affects how others relate to you
  • Focusing on how you are perceived—your professionalism, image and work ethic
  • Learning how to build key relationships—how to gender, organizational hierarchy and generational differences affect these relationships
  • Strengthening your network—when, whom and how to ask for help

Cost / How to register: $199


Santa Fe's Ready to Read

October 4, 2017

5:00 - 7:30 pm

Santa Fe Railyard Cerrillos Road & Guadalupe


Santa Fe is Ready to Read is sponsored by the Reading Group, a project of the Santa Fe Birth 2 Career Collaborative, and May Center for Learning. The event will include a children’s carnival, resources for parents to provide a strong foundation for literacy for their children, and lighting up the Railyard water tower red for literacy. The Reading Group’s mission is to improve third grade reading proficiency in Santa Fe through parent education, early intervention, and teacher training.


Cost / How to register: Free. Contact Amy Miller at 505-983-7407

Santa Fe Association of Realtors (SFAR) Free Community Fun & Games Day

October 7, 2017
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ft. Marcy Majers Park

Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Dunk Tank, Field Games and more will be available for families. Nonprofits, schools, and businesses are invited to sign up for booth space.

Cost / How to register: $25 for a 10 x 10 booth space (provide your own table, chairs, etc.). Contact Paco at SFAR at 982-8385 by September 20th


Economics of Happiness - Reconnecting with our Local Future - A Conference Supporting our Local Community

October 12-14, 2017

Thursday 6-9:30, Friday 1-9:30, Saturday 9-9:30
Conference Location James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

International speakers along with local experts convene to dissect and discuss issues about:

  • Local Food and Water
  • Democratic systems and policy making
  • Local business
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental and climate justice
  • Biodiversity and connecting with nature
  • The Commons and the New Economy Movement
  • The Impact of Economy on our psychology and spiritual wellbeing
  • Together we create a strong Santa Fe to support all of us in these challenging times.

Speakers include:

  • Helena Norberg-Hodge
  • Winona LaDuke
  • Craig Childs
  • Michael Tellinger
  • Tshoki Zangmo
  • Larry Dossey
  • Charles Eisenstein
  • Judy Wicks
  • and many local experts

Cost / How to register:

$150 Full Conference Early Bird until Sept 30 Thereafter $180

Thursday Only $30

Friday only $60

Saturday Only $90


For more information, contact or go to:

Citizens’ Climate Education - NM presents a film screening of "Tomorrow"

October 26, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

As a kick-off for the Citizens’ Climate Education NM conference on Saturday, October 28, “Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions,” the film “Tomorrow” will be shown on Thursday, October 26 at CCA Santa Fe. Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges. This film provides encouragement to change the way we live.

Cost / How to register: $10

Call CCA at 505-982-1338 or buy online at

Citizens’ Climate Education presents Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions

October 28, 2017

9:00 am - 5 pm

Monte Del Sol Charter School

4158 Walking Rain Rd

Santa Fe, NM 87507


To convene diverse New Mexico stakeholders and inform, inspire, and empower them to engage and collaborate on climate issues.


Citizens’ Climate Education hosts this timely state-wide conference bringing New Mexicans together to address issues that deeply affect us all. Live presentations are skyped among locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Taos. In the morning, experts speak on various subjects on climate change. The afternoon features panels on Economy/Renewables; Youth Initiatives; Environmental Equity & Justice; Local, State, and National Initiatives; Personal Actions to Reduce Carbon Footprint; Environment & Wildlife. Youth groups and students are participating. For more information call John at 505-577-3917 or see


Cost / How to register: $18 in advance/$25 after 10/22 - lunch included.

Free to a limited number of youth.


Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions

October 28, 2017
8 a.m.-- 5 p.m.
Monte del Sol Charter School

4157 Walking Rain Road (Nava Ade subdivision)


Participants will learn about the science and economics of climate change, and will then be offered a variety of options for positive active engagement with solutions at local, regional, and national levels. We hope to foster coalition building around solutions. There will be a special focus on youth initiatives.

For more information, contact or go to: or

Cost / How to register: $18 including lunch, free for high school students. Go to to register

Upaya: AWAKENING TO REAL LOVE with Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax

November 10 - 12, 2017
begins 5pm 11/10, all day 11/11, ends 11/12 at noon
Upaya Zen Center

1404 Cerro Gordo Road

Santa Fe, NM 87501


Awakening and love require shifts in the mind and heart that allow one to be open to radically new possibilities. This weekend intensive retreat explores cultivating an open field of potentiality. Sharon and Roshi teach together, lead meditations on the cultivation of love, kindness and compassion, and explore the profound value and power of love at this time of radical uncertainty. This special retreat with two great friends and renowned teachers is a time to explore what it means to awaken to real love. Both experienced and non-experienced meditators are welcome. 9 CEUs for counselors, therapists, and social workers are offered.

Cost / How to register: $360 includes meals

To register call 505-986-8518

Upaya: GREAT COMPASSION, GREAT COURAGE: Exploring Life, Death, Freedom with Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

November 16 - 19, 2017

begins 11/16 at 5 pm. all day 11/17 & 11/18, ends 11/19 at noon

Upaya Zen Center

1404 Cerro Gordo Road

Santa Fe, NM 87501


This whole life is a place where we can make real our dedication to awakening, in living and dying, in caring and being cared for. Being vividly present for the details of our lives and the lives of others is the means we use to transform our anguish, discover truth, and serve. Living and dying then is an experience of discovery. Two pioneers in the end-of-life care field, explore how we bring depth and dedication into our whole lives. Through teachings and unique practices, we explore: engaged practice and ethics, community dynamics and the shadow, developing compassion and wisdom as we care for ourselves and others, and practices and processes that cultivate our skills in being fully human. 18.75 CNEs for nurses, 14.75 CEUs for counselors, therapists, social workers


Cost / How to register:$460 includes meals

To register call 505-986-8518

Board of Directors Institute (Six Sessions)

July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 7, December 5
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
1644 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM

Board Members Making a Difference in Community

The Board of Directors Institute is designed to give board members opportunities to enhance their stewardship skills, create connections with civic-minded peers, and contribute to making a difference in Santa Fe. Each Institute session addresses an important topic for a high functioning board. Considerations about board and staff roles and responsibilities are discussed at each session. Participants in the Institute explore ways to focus their community-oriented energies, meet the challenges of their organization’s future, and leave a legacy of making a positive difference in Santa Fe.

  • July 11 - Foundations For a High Functioning Board -- Is Your Board a Group or a Team? Learn Why The Difference Matters and Learn Characteristics of a High Performing Board
  • August 8 - Your Individual and Team Strengths -- Individual Board Members Don't Need to Be Well-Rounded, the Board-Team Does
  • September 12 - Life Cycle of a Board -- The Stages of Board Development
  • October 10 - The Discipline of Listening -- Everyone Wants to Be Heard -- How Well Do You Really Hear What Other Board Members and the Executive Director Are Saying?
  • November 7 - Conflict is Valuable for High Functioning Boards -- How to Make it Healthy and Not Destructive
  • December 5 - The Art of Powerful Questions -- What Are The Big Questions The Board Needs To Ask? What Questions Are Potentially Transformative For The Organization?

Cost / How to register: $300 for all six sessions or $80 per individual session. Contact David Markwardt at 505-204-8802,

Rural Nonprofit Leaders' Learning Circle

Beginning August 2017 - January 2017
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Remote access available or in-person in Silver City and Deming.

Are you ready to expand your expertise as a nonprofit leader, share your experience with others and engage in dynamic conversations to support you in your current role? If so, then the LEARNING CIRCLES are right for you!

Our LEARNING CIRCLES are designed to accomplish three goals: Build constructive, engaged peer learning,Enhance leadership skills,Form new, coordinated alliances.

The content is customized to address the specific needs of each LEARNING CIRCLE’s participants. Nonprofit leaders meet for 90 minutes either in person or remotely (by video conference via ZOOM).

Cost / How to register:  Free but RSVP to participate in-person or via video conference with ZOOM so we can send you a link. All LEARNING CIRCLES are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit

Your Contact for Nonprofit Community Announcements

Jamie Aranda
Communications and Marketing Associate

(505) 988-9715 x 7004

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