Press Release: Non-Profit Training Program Announced

[Los Alamos]—  Los Alamos Community Foundation will offer three in-depth training workshops to help local nonprofits build their capacity in core areas in 2019-2020.

Each session will be approximately three hours long and is ideal for a 2-3 member team comprised of both staff and board members per organization.  Nonprofits will leave each workshop with an immediately usable, measurable action plan. The 2019-20 Nonprofit Training Program is underwritten by generous support from the Con Alma Health Foundation and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The Details:

Workshops will be facilitated by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and will be based on the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide.  New this year is a fee of $25 per person per event, which will include the cost of lunch. Registering for all three sessions reduces the cost to $20 per person per event. 

Register online at (choose the “2019-20 LACF Workshop Package Deal” to sign up for all three sessions at the discounted rate.)

2019-20 Nonprofit Training Program:

Board Development
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 am – 12:30pm
Advance your fundamentals for Board Development with this in-depth workshop, building on the goals your organization set at the LACF Annual Conference (May 2019), or starting fresh. This session will look at key board responsibilities, expectations, and best practices, with a focus on identifying and tackling your organization’s biggest challenge(s) around board development. Ideal for senior staff and board members. Workshop will be facilitated by CNPE-affiliated consultant Annie Sanchez of Mariposa Strategies.

Marketing & Communications
Wednesday, January 22, 2019
9:00am – 12:30pm
Re-examine your organization’s current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. Develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience. Workshop will be facilitated by Larry Alei and Kira Luna with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE).

Wednesday, April 22, 2019
9:00am – 12:30pm
Evaluate your organization’s current fundraising practices. Identify and set targeted metrics that will advance your mission and align with your strategic plan. Ideal for staff and board members.      

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation:  Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity and success of our local nonprofit organizations. The Los Alamos Community Foundation currently stewards six local endowment funds and total assets of more than $295,500. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit