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Sep 26 2019

Related to: Advocacy, Related to: Board Development, Related to: Collaboration, Related to: Communications & Marketing, Related to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Related to: Evaluation, Related to: Financial Management, Related to: Fundraising, Related to: Human Resources, Related to: Leadership, Related to: Technology, Related to: Volunteer Management

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Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits

Sep 17 2019

Related to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Taking a stand against racism, bigotry, and intolerance is not enough. Nonprofit organizations are traveling a journey to identify how to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our nonprofit’s operations, as well as model those values. Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values is a... Read Article

5 Tips for Selecting Skilled Board Members

Jul 30 2019

Related to: Board Development


More than half — 58 percent — of nonprofit leaders report that it is difficult to recruit new members1. Yet, selecting the right board members is the best way to ensure that your organization is successful.

Check out these 5 tips for selecting skilled board members who have a passion for your mission:

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Investing in a Strong and Equitable New Mexico Social Sector

Oct 7 2019

Related to: Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers is hosting our 2019 Annual Conference, “Investing in a Strong and Equitable New Mexico Social Sector”, on Wednesday, November 13 and a half day post-conference session, “Health and Social Equity” co-sponsored with Con Alma Health Foundation on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

The... Read Article

Is Your Organization a Candidate for Starting a Social Enterprise Venture?

Oct 7 2019

Related to: Financial Management, Related to: Fundraising

Nonprofit leaders know that traditional funding models are changing. Corporate giving is shifting from an annual donation of table tickets, to investing in programs that are growing each year in impact and scope. Government funding is no longer as reliable as it used to be. Individual donors are asking the hard questions about... Read Article

How to Empower Youth Volunteers

Oct 1 2019

Related to: Volunteer Management

Today’s participation climate is flooded with volunteer opportunities for youth. They can join various campus and community clubs or councils tasked with raising awareness, conducting advocacy, or fundraising for large pockets of vulnerable populations around the world.

Popular examples of organizations engaging large groups of youth in this type... Read Article

CNPE to Facilitate Nonprofit Training Program

Oct 1 2019

Related to: Board Development, Related to: Communications & Marketing, Related to: Fundraising

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... Read Article

Technology Leadership High School Students Learn How to Develop a Nonprofit

Sep 23 2019

Related to: Leadership

Friday, September 20th, nearly 20 high school seniors participating in the capstone class at Technology Leadership High School learned the fundamental steps in creating and funding a nonprofit organization.

“Starting a nonprofit can be super challenging,” Center for Nonprofit Excellence Education Manager, Kira Luna said. “That’s why having a good team of... Read Article

Five Internal Controls for Grant Management

Sep 11 2019

Related to: Financial Management

Put yourself in the funder’s shoes — who would you choose to fund? These tough decisions are complex and include assessing an organization’s ability to deliver on the promises made in the grant proposal. Applicants must have the capacity to translate program plans into action, and the action into measurable results.

“Internal controls are safety... Read Article

Six Tips for Hosting Youth Volunteers

Sep 3 2019

Related to: Volunteer Management

Youth volunteers can be a great way to boost the energy of an organization — and get a lot done. Youth can provide enthusiasm and excitement while contributing in a large way to the organization’s mission. The youth also benefit by learning new skills, meeting new people, and of course earning those all-important volunteer hours that are now essential... Read Article


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