Building Bridges to Work with Native Nonprofits (In Person or Online)

Does your organization strive to be inclusive? Would you like to find ways to collaborate with Native American nonprofits and tribal programs?

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the range of Native Nonprofits in New Mexico: 501(c)(3)s, 7871s and Tribal Programs
  • Understand how to partner with Native Nonprofits and other Native organizations
  • Discover how to provide culturally competent care and services to Natives


Join us to learn how to attract the Native nonprofit partners and build strong working relationships with them.  Learn how to make your organization and its programs more accessible to Native American clients.

This training will include a variety of activities to help us learn from each other, process information and develop plans for moving forward.

Available through live streaming--participate from your computer or mobile device.  Engage during the training by emailing comments and questions.




Executive Directors, Board Members, Program Managers and staff who want to increase their ability to serve Native American clients and partner with Native American nonprofits and tribal programs.


Lee Francis IV (Laguna) is the current National Director and President of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, an organization dedicated to promoting the work and words of Native American/Indigenous peoples throughout North America and the world.  He previously served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo of Laguna Education Foundation and the Youth Development Coordinator for Laguna Partners For Success.   In his career, Mr. Francis has had the distinct pleasure to work as a classroom instructor at Laguna-Acoma High School, the University of New Mexico, and the Native American Community Academy.  In 2008, he received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico and  completed his PhD in Education from Texas State University. He is also a National Champion performance poet, a humble husband and proud father.

Robert Sturm is the Southwest Regional Weaver for Native Americans in Philanthropy.  He has worked in the nonprofit sector for 25 years, the last 15 in New Mexico, with a focus on diversity, inclusion and social justice. Robert is also the Executive Director of the New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership.  He offers training and consultation to nonprofits on a range of topics, including organizational development, program evaluation, diversity and inclusion.

October 28, 2021 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

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Registration $ 25.00

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