Center for Nonprofit Excellence Releases Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide

A Resource for New Mexico Nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) at United Way of Central New Mexico announced the debut of the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide and the Companion Workbook to the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. These two resources were developed by CNPE to help nonprofits determine what action is needed to propel their missions forward.

The first edition of the Guide was developed by CNPE with support from a 50-member Advisory Committee, the New Mexico Secretary of State, the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General and guidance from nonprofit associations and experts around the country.

The Guide pays particular attention to legal compliance, transparency and accountability. It was developed to help organizations of all sizes improve their operations and governance and to fine-tune strategic planning and evaluation processes. - Ed Rivera, President and CEO of United Way of Central New Mexico

A free digital version of the Guide is made possible by Internet Essentials from Comcast. The Guide and Companion Workbook can also be purchased in hard copy. Both were designed to help nonprofits understand the foundation of a healthy and sustainable nonprofit in New Mexico so they can achieve their missions.

 Ultimately the Guide and Companion Workbook will enhance the effectiveness of the New Mexico nonprofit sector which is vital to our state’s ability to support and provide for each and every resident. - Annie Sánchez, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Workbook is a tool designed to help people work through the Guide so that they can determine where their organization stands in relation to the guiding principles, legally required practices and recommended standard practices, and support organizations in developing an action plan for improved operations and governance.

To further support the use of these tools, CNPE overhauled and aligned its online resource library and training program with the 12 guiding principles and best practices in the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide. A Spanish version of the Guide will be released in early 2019.

Starting in July, CNPE will be hosting information sessions about these tools in communities across the state including: Silver City, Clovis, Taos, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Sponsors of the Guide include Internet Essentials from Comcast, Albuquerque Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Grant County Community Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, United Way of Central New Mexico and United Way of Southwest New Mexico.

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