Additional Upcoming Events

Emerging Social Sector Leaders Program
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nonprofit Board Orientation Program
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nonprofit Board Orientation Program
Fri, 04 May 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nonprofit Board Orientation Program
Fri, 11 May 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Executive Director Learning Circle: Living Our Values - Equitable Practices in Our Organizations
Thu, 17 May 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Emerging Social Sector Leaders Program
Fri, 18 May 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nonprofit Community Events 

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.


  • April 26 - Make Your IRS Form 990 Work for You
  • June 27 - The Invisible Yellow Line (1)  Board and Staff Roles in Governance, Planning and Finance
  • July 26 - The Invisible Yellow Line (2)  Board and Staff Roles in HR and Fundraising (including a Menu of FUNdraising ideas for Board Members)
  • 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.

Santa Fe Baby Fund presents ZERO WEEKS

April 25, 2018
6pm- 8pm

The Santa Fe Baby Fund invites you to a sneak peek FREE screening of the brand new film ZERO WEEKS on April 26, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Center for Contemporary Art (1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe). ZERO WEEKS is a feature length documentary that explores America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews from leading economists, doctors, parents, business leaders, employees, policy makers and researchers, ZERO WEEKS makes the case and shows how America can provide paid leave to every worker. Looking at the issue from a personal, parental, medical, financial and global perspective, ZERO WEEKS tackles a difficult and seemingly complex issue in a fun, compelling, and easy-to-digest way.
Check out the film trailer and find out more about the film at
Please come watch the film and spread the word to others! Contact Katie Dry,, to RSVP and for more information.
(We will also be holding an Albuquerque screening on April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – details to come soon)

Cost / How to register: FREE

Sacred Sahwira Circle

April 27-29, 2018

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), 83 A Van Nu Po, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Tererai is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and founder of Tererai Trent International.

This inaugural Sacred Sahwira training in New Mexico will be guided personally by Dr. Trent. The Sacred Sahwira training offers a transformative perspective on the way we as women awaken and reignite our dreams. These trainings can help us to identify what breaks our hearts, allow us to recognize the depth of our soul wounds, facilitate the discovery and healing of our voices, while also providing a platform that allows us to tap into the power of our collectiveness.

Cost / How to register: $399


For more information, contact or go to:

6th Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event

April 28, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

1120 Paseo de Peralta PERA Building


Join us Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am at the PERA Building to honor all children who have lost their lives to child abuse. We will walk in their honor and have a community event following the walk. It is a free event and will have community agencies present along with free raffles for kids and adults and lots of free games!


Cost / How to register: No cost no registration

For more information, contact or go to: 5056906280

Community-Based Evaluation: Making Evaluation Fit Your Program
May 8, 2018
9 am - 11 am
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor

Do you feel like you are spinning in circles when it comes to evaluating your programs? Join us to learn how evaluation can be easy, meaningful, and appropriate for community-based projects. Learn how to organize your evaluation process for continual program improvement, identify how to engage the community you serve in the evaluation process & develop a needs assessment or evaluation plan for one of your projects.
Cost / How to register: $35 /

Eye Opener

May 12, 2018

5-7 pm

1590 B Pacheco Street


The Coe Center’s Hands-On Curatorial Program creates opportunity for local high school students by working hands-on with its worldwide indigenous art collection. Through local museum visits and weekly sessions, the young curators create their own exhibition from the ground up; researching objects, writing the press release, designing and installing the exhibition, and creating their own limited-run t-shirts in collaboration with the Santa Fe Teens Art Center.

“As curators, we selected multiple objects from the Coe Collection that caught our eye…conducted in-depth research, sharing with our peers what we uncovered; learning information we didn’t know and built onto knowledge we already had—experiencing that there’s more to this world than what is outside the door.”


Cost / How to register: Free

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

See website for participating locations


Whether you weave, felt, dye, knit, or are just interested in New Mexico’s long history with the fiber arts, the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s New Mexico Fiber Crawl is a fascinating way to experience the entire tradition.
Over the weekend, fiber fans can explore the farms where it all begins, meet people who hand spin the yarn and the artists who work with it, and visit the galleries and museums highlighting the traditional as well as the most cutting-edge work in the state.

Beginning in Albuquerque and winding north to Taos, the Crawl features conversations with artists, exclusive access to gallery and museum collections, hands-on demonstrations, and chances to win prizes, including weekend getaways and great meals.


Cost / How to register:  Free /

For more information, contact or go to:


July 6 - 8, 2018
Begins 7/6 at 5 pm, all day 7/7, ends 7/8 at noon.
Upaya Zen Center
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Join Sensei Kaz Tanahashi and Stanford Scholar Linda Hess, PhD in a weekend exploration of Buddhist poets Hanshan (6th-7th-century China), Dogen (13th-century Japan), Hakuin (18th-century Japan), Ryokan (19th-century Japan) and Kabir (15th century India). Why study them together? Because they are radical, powerful, and sometimes funny; because they are interested in delusion and awakening in this body and mind; because they are poets who use language in wondrous ways; because Kaz and Linda have worked with them for many years. In this retreat, we learn, write, see a film, and may even sing.


Cost / How to register: $264 includes meals. Optional on-campus lodging is an additional fee.
Register online, registrar@upaya.oirg, or 505-986-8518.


August 9 - 12, 2018

Begins 8/9 at 5 pm, all day 8/10 & 8/11, ends at noon on 8/12.

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


Our capacity to attend to the pain and suffering of others, as professionals or simply as helpful friends, is proportional to our capacity to attend to our own pain and suffering. In this experiential and mindfulness meditation-based program, we explore who we are and what we are feeling and then open to the genuine personhood of others, beyond our projections. With that clarity, we can then experience genuine empathy and compassion for another person without unconsciously mixing up their painful experience with our own. Self-care and resilience building in facing the challenges of making ourselves available to the pain of others is also addressed. Fleet is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, end-of-life care educator, and social activist.


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

Upaya: SOCIAL RESILIENCE MODEL LEVEL I taught by Laurie Leitch, PhD

August 17 - 19, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

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


In today’s world, rates are escalating for burn-out, secondary trauma, moral distress, and needless tragedy. Advances in neuroscience yield new understandings on how this impacts the mind-body system. Stressful or traumatic events generate a cascade of physiological, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional responses which can lead to a dramatic decrease in human potential. This neurobiologically-oriented course presented by Laurie Leitch, PhD, offers efficient approaches to stabilize the nervous system, build resiliency, and reduce/prevent traumatic stress symptoms as self-care for those working in challenging situations. 20 CEUs for counselors, therapists, and social workers. An application is required.


Cost / How to register: Tuition: $575

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

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 


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, 

U.S. - Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership

The U.S. - Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) is a binational membership organization whose mission is to support a network of organizations that build prosperity through leadership, collaboration, and philanthropy in the U.S. - Mexico Border region. Our member driven agenda strengthens organizations already working actively to address issues of prosperity, equity and opportunity along both sides of the Border.

In addition to our education and training programs, BPP team leaders also provide organizational coaching and technical assistance to member organizations. This is a wonderful opportunity for a private and confidential coaching session to discuss organizational growth opportunities, and to identify solutions to issues facing you and your institution.

For more information, contact or go to:

Your Contact for Nonprofit Community Announcements

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

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