Additional Upcoming Events

Fall Session - Emerging Social Sector Leader Alumni
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Emerging Social Sector Leaders
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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, 

Seed Saving Series for Indigenous Farmers Pueblo of Tesuque Farm

November 27 - 28, 2017
Pueblo of Tesuque Farm


Hands-on workshop in seed saving, growing forseed and Tribal Seed Protection initiatives. Traditional seeds are an answer to ourcontinued health, climate chaos, andreemerging Native Culinary movement. Cosponsored by TNAFA and Pueblo of Tesuque Farm Program.  


For more information contact TNAFA @

Upaya Zen Center: Zen Meditation Instruction

December 10, 2017
3 - 4 pm
1404 Cerro Gordo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Are you interested in developing a meditation practice? This is an opportunity for those new to Upaya to get acquainted and to receive instruction on Zen meditation and temple etiquette. There is no fee, but registration is recommended. Please RSVP so we may plan accordingly.

Cost / How to register: Free
Please RSVP to or 505-986-8518 ext. 121.

Upaya Zen Center: THE EASE & JOY OF MORNINGS - Morning Meditation Retreat

December 17, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1404 Cerro Gordo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Have you ever wanted to experience a silent meditation retreat? Here is your chance to do so in a beautiful, supportive, and welcoming atmosphere. Upaya offers our community this half-day of Zen meditation practice: gentle contemplation and relaxing into silence. Maia Duerr leads periods of sitting and walking meditation, and gives a Dharma Talk. For beginners, instruction on Zen meditation and etiquette is offered. Those who already have a meditation practice are invited to come earlier at 7:00 am for additional sitting, service, and breakfast with the community. All levels of experience are invited to come and support one another in developing mental clarity and deeper awareness which can be applied to everyday life.

Cost / How to register: By donation.
Please register online,, or 505-986-8518 ext. 112.

Santa Fe Community College: Environmental Technician Training

January 22 - February 23, 2018
8 am - 5 pm
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, 87508

Santa Fe Community College will present an information session on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room 213 on the campus, 6401 Richards Ave. The five-week intensive training will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 23, 2018 at the college. An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program.
Graduates of the program will receive federal and state recognized certifications such as, but not limited to: Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 40 hour; CPR and first aid; fork lift operator, and OSHA Construction Standards, 30 hour.

Cost / How to register: Free.

Register at:

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 2018
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

Related Resources

  • Nonprofit Community News Submission Form