Additional Upcoming Events

Nonprofit Board Orientation Program Recurring Event
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Nonprofit Board Orientation Program Recurring Event
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Nonprofit Community Events and Announcements

Business Fax, Printer, Scanner 

Well maintained Ricoh MP201 black and white printer, fax, and scanner available to Santa Fe nonprofit.  For more information, please contact: 


233 Johnson St
Santa Fe, NM 87501-1854
800.850.7775 x202

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Your Input Needed: United Way of Central New Mexico Survey


As part of efforts to put an Impact Agenda in place, United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) is reviewing all aspects of our work for alignment to our mission. We have engaged an independent research task force in a review of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s (CNPE) prospects for continuing as part of UWCNM, becoming an independent organization, or pursuing some other configuration of partnership. The task force is led by Jean Block, an experienced nonprofit consultant, and includes three other nonprofit leaders, who are all donating their time to conduct market research around the value of CNPE for New Mexico. For 12 years, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has existed as a program of UWCNM. Since its inception, CNPE has created many positive programs and services; it has been an important and valued part of our organization. CNPE recently developed the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide (and Workbook) and provides valuable training opportunities and services that support nonprofits.


You are invited to participate in a process initiated by UWCNM to determine next steps for CNPE. The task force would like to learn from you how the New Mexico nonprofit sector can be best served and how the CNPE could continue to serve its stakeholders.


This short-term process will conclude with the task force findings being presented to the CNPE Advisory Board by the year’s end. That will allow the Advisory Board to make a data-informed recommendation to the UWCNM Board of Directors. The Board will then make a decision.


A similar assessment of Capacity Building to Strengthen New Mexico’s Nonprofit Sector is also underway. You may have already seen references to this as “The Landscape Study.” It is being sponsored by the New Mexico Association of grantmakers and conducted by Apex, a New Mexico-based, independent evaluation firm. The findings from that study will be taken into account when the CNPE Advisory Committee formulates its recommendations to the UWCNM Board of Directors.


Your feedback is vital to this process. Please select the survey(s) that best represent your interest in creating a better future for New Mexico nonprofits. This is a blind survey. Results will be compiled by the independent team and shared on the CNPE website later this summer.


1) Nonprofits: 


2) Nonprofit Consultants and Trainers:    


3) Nonprofit Funders:


We also encourage you to join a face-to-face focus group (a schedule included in the survey links) facilitated by the independent team to share your thoughts and suggestions in more depth. Select the focus group you will join and send your selection to quickly. Focus groups are limited to 20 people. 

Nonprofit Board Webinars with Jean Block


New Mexico nonprofit consultant, Jean Block, presents a series of webinars addressing board development and fundraising. Each session is 90 minutes and you can invite your staff and board to attend for one price.

  • August 23 - Fast FUNdraising Facts (1) Jean's Rules for FUNdraising Success (Rules 1-5)
  • September 26 - Fast FUNdraising Facts (2) Jean's Rules for FUNdraising Success (Rules 6-10)
  • October 25 - 60+ Great FUNdraising Ideas in 90 Minutes
  • November 15 - Connecting Successfully with Sponsors and Underwriters
  • December  20 - Year End FUNdraising Ideas - Ways to Enhance Your Donor Campaigns

Sessions will be fast-paced and filled with practical ideas you can put to use immediately.


Cost: $325 per session, regardless of how many guests you include at your site.

To Register: Email Jean Block at When payment is received you'll get sign in information prior to the session.

Register online,, or 505-986-8518 ext. 112.

Public Servant Emerging Leaders Program
Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 13
10 Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, 1644 St. Michaels Drive

The Public Servant Emerging Leaders Program is designed for motivated, high potential leaders, who want to improve their leadership skills. The program is targeted at the next generation of leaders and teaches them what they need
to know to be successful public servants through interactive skills training. The program also allows the participants to build a network of supportive peers from other public organizations who can be sounding boards to share and discuss leadership challenges.


Cost / How to register: $595, To Register:

Executive Leadership Institute

August 16, September 13, October 11, November 15, December 13

5 Thursdays from 8:30 -- 10:30 a.m.

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, 1644 St. Michaels Drive


As a leader, are you a learner? Effective leaders stay curious and open to learning. The Executive Leadership Institute addresses best practices and cutting edge trends in leadership. Each session focuses on a different topic and presents thought-leader perspectives from premier sources such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and TED talks.

SCHEDULE & TOPICS: 5 Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
• August 16 – Facts & Interpretations
• September 14 – Dealing with Difficult People
• October 11 – The Art of Powerful Questions
• November 15 – Designing and Facilitating Meetings that Work
• December 13 – Delegating for Success

Cost / How to register: $225, To register:

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi demo and Q & A

Friday, August 17, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa Fe Community Foundation
501 Halona St., Santa Fe, NM 87505


Participate in a demonstration of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodywork followed by Q&A. Witness the power of this ancient form of healing bodywork that has been passed down through Hawaiian families and practiced by the Kahunas in Hawaiian Temples. Susan Bender will be teaching a 3 day Lomi Lomi workshop September 7-9, 2018.

Cost / How to register: Free to the public


For more information, contact or go to: Susan Bender, 505-983-6709
Susan Bender, 505-983-6709,

New Mexico Home Visiting Summit

August 23-24, 2018

Day 1: 1:00–4:30pm, Social Event 5:00–6:30pm. Day 2: 7:30am–4:30pm

5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109


This event is a gathering of early childhood professionals working in and advocating for home visiting as a model to improve health and well-being of children and families in NM. Speakers and breakouts will focus on trauma-informed practice, culturally relevant services, child abuse, substance use, family engagement, economic implications, and service provider self-care.

DAY 1 is for home visitors/program admins. Keynote: Frank Lopez, Director of NM Programs, WK Kellogg Foundation.

DAY 2 is open to an additional audience in broader areas of early childhood education, childcare, and family support services. Keynote: Ellen Galinsky, cofounder/president of Families and Work Institute, and director of its Mind in the Making program on the science of children’s learning.


Cost / How to registerHome Visitors (both days) FREE
General Audience (Day 2 only) $25
CEUs available

Upaya: THE EASE & JOY OF MORNINGS - An Introduction to Zen Meditation

September 2, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Circle of the Way Temple
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. Ease and Joy is designed to introduce you to the art of zazen. It is an ideal entryway for beginners and even experienced meditators who want a refresher course on this “dharma gate of joy and ease” as described by Zen Master, Dogen-Zenji. Upaya President, Matthew Kozan Palevsky introduces basic temple forms and etiquette as practiced at Upaya. He teaches how to establish and maintain a comfortable sitting posture, focus on your breath, and engage in walking meditation. 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: Offered for a donation. Please register so we may plan accordingly. Register online,, 505-986-8518

Newborn and Infant Massage Instructor Certification, Continuing Education

Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, 2018

8:00 to 4:30

Santa Fe


Certification for both newborn and infant massage in a 2-day class
Learn the multi-components for healthy infant, child, and family development.
CIMI® Level II • 20 CE Hours (2 CEUs)
Open to nurses, midwives, healthcare professionals, child and family services professionals, others who would like to be certified instructors of newborn and infant massage


Cost / How to register: Register by phone: 310 696-1980

$495. includes instruction and certification, participants will need manual and baby model

Upaya: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy - Exploring Women's Stories

September 14 - 16, 2018

Begins Fri. 5 p.m., goes all day Sat., ends Sun. at noon.

Upaya Zen Center
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Have you ever wanted to explore koans? The Hidden Lamp is the first major collection of women’s teaching stories and koans from across the history of Buddhism. There are stories from women who studied with the Buddha, Chinese Zen masters and tea ladies, enlightened Japanese village women, and pioneers of Buddhism in the West. In this retreat, you have a chance to study with Florence Caplow and Susan Moon, the two Zen women who edited and compiled The Hidden Lamp, as well as local author Natalie Goldberg, who contributed to this book. Our time together includes: sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and writing exercises in response to the stories. We’ll discover what these women from the past can teach us today.


Cost / How to register: $390 includes meals. Optional lodging is extra.
Register online,, 505-986-8518.


September 20 - 23, 2018

Begins 9/20 at 5pm, goes all day 9/21 and 9/22, ends 9/23 at noon.

Upaya Zen Center
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Mark Coleman is the author of “Make Peace with Your Mind” and a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center who is passionate about sharing the power of meditation. He is an unabashed nature lover who likes nothing more than teaching how to integrate meditation and nature. In this retreat, Mark presents various meditation practices–both sitting and walking–indoors and out. Participants have the opportunity to discover the stillness and clarity that arise from meditation practice in Upaya’s lovely temple, and the serenity and natural wisdom that come from meditation outdoors in the beautiful eastern foothills of Santa Fe. Come learn from this renowned teacher and get acquainted with Upaya Zen Center. No prior meditation experience is required.


Cost / How to register: $360 includes meals. Optional on-campus lodging is extra.
Register online,, or 505-986-8518 ext. 112.

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


Computer Charities NM, 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 


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 with limited resources while required to cover vast distances.

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


Your Contact for Nonprofit Community Announcements

Jamie Aranda
Communications and Marketing Associate
(505) 988-9715 x 7004

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