2023-2024 Nonprofit Training Program – Fall

The Los Alamos Community Foundation and United Way of Northern New Mexico are pleased to announce the following training sessions for nonprofits serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties. Two training opportunities are scheduled for the fall, with a third session focused on nonprofit boards to be held in early 2024 (date TBA).

Sessions are offered in person with a remote/video option. To encourage in-person participation and networking, travel will be reimbursed for those traveling more than ten miles. In addition, up to three organizations will be selected at each session to receive two hours of individual consulting with the presenters.

Sessions are appropriate for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers.

Cost: Free, thanks to the generous support of Triad/LANL-Community Partnerships Office.

Registration: Advance registration is required. Please register here: losalamoscf.org/ticket.

Registration Deadline: Friday before each session (October 6 and November 10).

Questions? Send an email to info@losalamoscf.org

Title: Roadmap for Fundraising Success
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 9:00 am-noon (check-in begins at 8:30)
Location: Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo De Onate, Española (Room AD 101/102) and via Zoom.

Patti Ward

Join us for this information-packed workshop and gain actionable ideas for creating a Case for support and simple Development Plan for your organization.

Part I – Building a Case for Support. Before you begin to raise money, your nonprofit organization must be able to state clearly why it exists and why it needs funding. This written document is called a “Case for Support.” A well-written Case for Support will provide the necessary information to create “case expressions” for your organization’s promotional and funding materials: brochures, website, funding proposals, emails, social media, and donor conversations.

Part II – Roadmap for Fundraising Success. Meeting your organization’s mission relies on support from your donors. Good planning is key to your fundraising success. Creating your annual fundraising goal is only the first step of the process. Forming a Development Plan that identifies strategies to achieve your goals and recognizes the resources you will need will make sure you are headed in the right direction.
Linley Daly

About the Presenters

Patti Ward has co-conducted the Fundraising Immersion class for the Santa Fe Community Foundation since 2018 and teaches workshops on various topics. Patti received her Certificate of Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 and is a long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Philanthropic Counsel.

Linley Daly has provided consulting, facilitation, and coaching expertise to nearly 100 organizations throughout New Mexico and beyond. A BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant, an ICF Professional Certified Coach and a certified Global Team Coach, she is Working Genius Certified and DiSC assessment and Dare to Lead trained.
For the past two years, the Four Corners area has invited Patti and Linley to provide half-day learning sessions for up to 30 organizations in San Juan and surrounding counties.

Title: Building Blocks of Grant Writing
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am-noon (check-in begins at 8:30)
Location: UNM-LA Student Services Auditorium (Building 2, Room 230) and via Zoom.

Beverly Post

This session will take participants through the various steps of preparing a grant application, with an emphasis on practical tips for those with limited experience and skills in fundraising and grants. Understanding that many local nonprofits have limited (often volunteer) time and finite organizational resources, participants will come away with information and tools that empower them to apply for a grant, even if they have never done so previously. For those with previous grant writing experience, this session will be a refresher on grant building blocks, and a chance to improve writing for clear, compelling, and jargon-free grant proposals.

Session topics include: working with organizational and staff/volunteer strengths to decide who is best suited to writing the grant (can we handle this ourselves, or do we need to out-source?); how to improve your writing so that organizational vision and mission statements, programmatic needs, and the purpose of the grant are understandable to an outside reader; awareness of deadlines, word counts, and funding priorities of the granting organization; where to find potential grants; and grant reporting. Participants will have the opportunity to work on sections of writing for their individual organizations or programs and to interact with other participants.

About the Presenter:
Beverly Post has lived in New Mexico for over 20 years and her passion is helping the community by assisting grass-roots nonprofit organizations. She has supported nonprofits as director, staff, board member, and general volunteer, including as development staff for Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, as membership and development director for the (now defunct) Santa Fe Local Independent Business Alliance, and as Director of the Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program.