LEARNING LAB SERIES

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits in achieving their missions with excellence. Through peer connection, community dialogue, and professional development, we hope you find our programs relevant and inspiring. Let us know what's on your mind - we love hearing from you.

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    • Navigating the Foundation Directory Online
      with Jennifer Kilbourn
      Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      The Santa Fe Community Foundation offers nonprofit organizations in northern NM access as our guest to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). Foundation Directory Online offers a wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Jennifer will walk us through the various functions to help you find grants and potential funding. Jennifer will also help us learn about the Search 990s function. This can be used to search for IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF recently filed by private foundations and public charities in our database.
    • Getting Funded: Strategies for Writing Successful Proposals
      with Dolores Roybal
      Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      For nonprofit executive directors, grant writers, development officers, and anyone interested in the topic.
      This session will provide tips on writing a successful proposal from a professional grant writer and grant maker with a focus on strategies for getting funded. Strategies include writing compelling proposals for general operating support, and recognizing and incorporating an equity framework into your approach, which is highly aligned with the unique characteristics and strengths of the diverse, multi-cultural nonprofit sector in northern NM, in order to advance your mission and expand funding opportunities.

    • Trauma-Sensitive Resiliency: Toolkit for Systemic Wellbeing
      with Erin Sibley Doerwald, LCSW
      Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Understandably, vicarious trauman and burnout are at an all time high in the helping professions and nonprofit world. As professionals in these settings, we hold space for the human stories and challenging personal contexts that our colleagues and clients bring into the room, as well as our own. During the past 18 months, this has become increasingly harder to bear as the cumulative and collective stress continues and often is intensified.
      This workshop helps us work with both - practicing how to sit with our own discomfort while we hold space for the discomfort of others. It explores how we might be aware of and offer information on trauma-sensitivity in our workplaces while also being trauma-sensitive ourselves.
      Pairing practices for soothing and grounding with didatic material that can sometimes be activating, participants will be engaged in experiential resiliency strategies intended to enhance well-being in the process of the workshop. As a mental health practitioner working in high crisis setting, Erin knows first-hand what it means to create safety and connection for others while also cultivating personal and professional resiliency. This workshop is an offering so that we may all enhance our own staying power while in the field of offering compassion and healing to others. 
      The Toolkit for Wellbeing Workshop shares the wealth of our firsthand experience as clinicians and non-profit leadership creating a sustainable, resilient non-profit organization through a systemic, trauma-sensitive lens. This workshop will focus on enhancing resiliency in the face of trauma.

    • October TBA

    • Community Engagement
      Co-presented by Dolores E. Roybal and Yolanda Cruz

      Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
      With a focus on the highly diverse, multicultural communities of northern New Mexico, this interactive workshop is designed for a nonprofit audience interested in learning and sharing key principles, collaborative practices, and strategies to increase and support community engagement to advance organizational mission, increase impact, and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion by engaging communities in meaninful and ethical ways that respect and value community voice in all aspects of nonprofit service and governance. 

    • Land Acknoweldgement and Why?
      with Marisa Page
      Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Creating a space for Land Acknowledgement is becoming increasingly popular within the nonprofit arena and the public sector. We have seen land acknowledgements in public speeches given by poet laureates, we have seen Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland give them in her speeches, and we have seen land acknowledgement in some of the meetings we participate in. As an enrolled citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and descendant of the Ponca and Comanche Nations, land acknowledgment means a lot more to me. It means that the people who participate in the acknowledgement of land become a supporter of the Indigenous people, organizations, and sovereign governments, and recognize the historical traumas, genocide, and forced removal of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral homes. It means that those entities appreciate, respect, and value the traditions and cultures seeded within the lands you live, work, and stand on. Lastly, it means you will do your best to protect and honor the land, and become an ally to those who have connection to the land.
      This facilitation by Ms. Marisa Page, will talk about some of the historical and contemporary issues that face Native peoples and why land acknowledgement is important and how we can commit to be an ally and steward of our beautiful land. 
      “When we talk about land, land is part of who we are. It’s a mixture of our blood, our past, our current, and our future. We carry our ancestors in us, and they’re around us. As you all do.” Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe).
      This session will examine the significance of acknowledging indigenous land and how to write an authentic and meaningful statement. 

    • So you want to do a Capital Campaign: Determining if the time is right
      with Patti Ward, CFRE
      Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Most nonprofits do not understand the amount of pre-work that is involved prior to conducting a capital campaign. This session will outline steps necessary by engaging in a campaign feasibility study.

    • Improving Improving Nonprofit Management Through an Equity Framework
      with Dolores Roybal
      Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      The nonprofit sector in northern New Mexico has unique characteristics and strengths including its highly diverse, multi-cultural population, as well as management challenges experienced by small and mid-sized, and largely under-funded organizations. Managing a nonprofit is one of the hardest jobs you can do - and it can also be the most rewarding. This session is designed for aspiring and current nonprofit managers with any experience level, and in any position (e.g., CEO/Executive Director, project director, etc.) interested in learning more about how to improve nonprofit management through an equity framework.

    • From one to many: Exploring Collaborative Leadership
      with Brooke Hunter
      Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      This interactive workshop will explore the topic of collaborative leadership. The nonprofit sector has adopted many business narratives, including that of the solitary visionary leader. But is this model really serving our communities and organizations? This workshop will explore the downsides of aggregating power in one person and the benefits of expanding our ideas about how leadership can work. We'll walk through the potential benefits and downsides of co-leadership models, evolutionary governance, and other ways to include more staff in the decision-making process. We'll talk through steps to prepare for transition from the solo executive to co-leadership. Participants should leave with a better understanding of how co-leadership works on a practical level, and some ways to get started on the journey from one to many.  

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      We will be looking for additional topics and facilitators in March, 2022.
      Let us know if you are a consultant or facilitator interested in being added to 
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