Remembering Jennifer Riordan

The Grants Collective and the nonprofit community across New Mexico mourn the loss of Jennifer Riordan. Jennifer frequently shared her time and expertise with The Grants Collective, hosting a Brown Bag luncheon for us and serving on our Funders’ Panels for the Talent Academy. She was a champion in supporting the creation of The Grants Collective, writing a letter of support to the EDAct Council, which ultimately awarded the seed funding for our organization.

Here you can see her at our Talent Academy’s March 2018 Funders’ Panel, joyfully sharing her knowledge and expertise with us. Her passion and love for our community were evident in everything she did. She served as a mentor for so many and routinely made herself open and accessible to share guidance. We will miss her presence immensely and are grateful for her selfless contributions to our organization and community.

A Conversation about Grant Capacity Building!

What resources does your organization need? We are working to collect information for our programming on how you build grant capacity for your organization.

Please join us in this conversation by taking this short survey:

Grant Capacity Building Survey

Cooperative Network Spotlight

#winning #TalentAcademy #grantswork

We love to highlight members and community stakeholders in our Cooperative Network and showcase their great work across the community!  This month, we highlight members of our second Talent Academy, who successfully completed the fellowship this April. 

The Talent Academy is an intensive fellowship program aimed at local grant writers and fundraisers.  This year’s cohort nearly doubled in size from last year, with 11 nonprofit organizations represented in the program.

These include new and established organizations such as 516 ARTS, ABQ Volunteers, Barelas Community Coalition, Blackout Theatre/The Grant Plant, Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, CNM, Fathers Building Futures, Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc., Mandy’s Farm, Nusenda Foundation, and Three Sisters Kitchen.  The new graduates will be counted on to compete for and secure new funding from the federal government and large foundations.  [Read More]



Upcoming Events! 

Remember, all events are held at our office
901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220.

  • 4/25 11a-1p Curbside Consulting
    Members are welcome for 30 minute consultations by appointment
  • 4/25 2p-2:45p Online Platform Demo
    Are you interested in grant seeking more effectively and learning more from other experts in our community? Come join us for a free webinar to dig deeper into The Grants Collective’s online platform.
  • 5/2 12p-1p Brown Bag Luncheon: Impact Investing 101
    Join us on May 2nd as Ryan Decker of the NM Impact Investing Collaborative and Nick Williams of the Albuquerque Community Foundation share their knowledge on Impact Investing. Register Here!
  • 5/14 11a-11:45a Reading Circle: Freakonomics
    Join us for our bi-monthly reading circle as we discuss “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.




Members can access grant expertise through the online platform, or through Curbside Consulting, a bi-monthly event where members can receive a 30-minute consultation by appointment.

Subscribe Today!

Interested in increasing your network of fundraisers and grant seekers? Subscribe to the Collective’s online platform today and check out what’s going on in your community! As a member, you will receive preferred access to our trainings and online platform. With the online platform, you’ll be able to:

  • Access upcoming grant opportunities from our online calendar and research non-deadline driven opportunities. These are all screened for New Mexico eligibility, eliminating the work on your end.
  • Access grant seeking resources that are all in one convenient site – federal budget forms, data research tools, best practice articles, and more.
  • Connect and collaborate with other grant professionals in our community and share resources and knowledge. You can directly message other members or tag them on grant opportunities that you’d like to discuss. Ask questions about your grant proposals or processes and receive feedback from a larger grant seeking community!

The Grants Collective is a great way to connect to a community of grant professionals for advice, collaboration, and resources.  Subscribe by pressing the button below:

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Subscriptions are $50/month, or $500/year.  New Mexico Thrives members subscribe for $400/year.


For more info, or an in-person demonstration, contact Robert Nelson at and we look forward to seeing you at the next Cooperative Network event!