Events & News – September 2018


Mark Your Calendars!

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

September 10, 11:00-12:00p, Reading Circle

Join us for our bi-monthly Reading Circle as we discuss “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer.

“After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn’t seen before — households surviving on virtually no cash income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million households, including about three million children.”

You can find the book at your local library or purchase it on Amazon here:

September 11, 1:00-3:00p, Curbside Consulting

Have you ever needed more eyes on your current grant projects? Cooperative Network members can come to our office for a free, 30 minute consultation and we’ll match you with expert advice to talk about your project. Come prepared to talk about a grant application or concept, have us review a draft, or work through tricky pieces with you. Members can sign up here:

Not a member? Curbside Consulting is also a great time to get a hands-on demonstration of the Online Platform – designed to make grant seeking easier for you! Let us know you’re coming and we’ll give you a tutorial to see if membership in the Cooperative Network will help you achieve your grant seeking goals.

September 19, 12:00-1:00pm, Mini-Workshop on Writing Short Explanations of Complex Things

Join us for our next Brown Bag Lunch for a fun and interactive workshop about “Life as a Cultural Attaché for our New Galactic Overlords: A Mini Workshop in Writing Short Explanations of Complex Things.”  This will be a hands-on writing exercise hosted by Aly Sanchez of The Grant Plant.

This event is free for members, and $10 for non-members.  Register for the event here: and bring your lunch!  Members who need a code, please contact Robert Nelson.

September 19, 2:00-2:45pm, 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. We’ll discuss what the platform offers to help you secure national and federal investments, and increase your knowledge, grant capacity, proposal skills, funding leads, efficiency, and connections.

Register for the webinar online:

September 26, 12:00-1:00p, NM Nonprofit Financial Outlook Report

Join us for our Brown Bag Lunch with Tsiporah Nephesh of New Mexico Thrives. She will be discussing the New Mexico Nonprofit Financial Outlook Report and impacts on nonprofits.

Tsiporah Nephesh is the Founder and Executive Director of New Mexico Thrives, New Mexico’s state nonprofit association. Prior to starting New Mexico Thrives, she served nonprofits for ten years as the Program Coordinator with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico.

This event is free for members, and $10 for non-members.  Register for the event here: and bring your lunch!  Members who need a code, please contact Robert Nelson.

September 26, 1:00-3:00p: Curbside Consulting

We offer two opportunities each month for Network members to receive hands-on advice about their grant projects. Network members can come to our office for a free, 30 minute consultation and we’ll match you with expert advice to talk about your project. Join us for either or both!  Members can sign up here:



Thanks to everyone who attended our Brown Bag with Robin Brule of Nusenda Foundation for a conversation on about how Nusenda developed its strategic grants process and the inner workings of its corporate and philanthropic giving programs.


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