Join us for Thirsty Thursday!

Our next social networking event will be at 4:30pm at Backstreet Grill in Old Town! The address is 1919 Old Town Rd NW #6 and is located south of Tiguex Park and next to the Albuquerque Museum. This time, we’ll be talking about the Talent Academy fellowship. Fellows from the previous cohort will join us to talk about their experiences. Interested in being part of the next cohort? Join us and find out more!

Also, you are also welcome to bring any grant related questions you have. Our team of experts will be on hand to chat about all things grants related!

About The Talent Academy

The Talent Academy is a 6-month fellowship during which nonprofit professionals participate in weekly professional development seminars and learn the core responsibilities and skills of a highly-effective grant writer, including prospecting and research, writing and editing, proposal completeness and compliance, creating key attachments such as logic models and budgets, and compiling application packages.

The learning is project-based and the intention is for nonprofit professionals to experience working in a rigorous, high-expectations grant seeking environment, on projects for their own organizations. It is an exciting opportunity for Fellows to learn from experienced professionals, with access to the knowledge base that The Grants Collective and its partner The Grant Plant have developed over 14 years. Fellows receive one-on-one technical assistance and peer support through the Fellowship cohort.

At the end of the six months, the knowledge, systems, processes, and tools can be embedded into their organizations. Fellows will receive follow-up assistance as well as access to the cooperative network online platform and in-person learning events during their fellowship.

Please share this exciting opportunity widely with your networks. Our goal is to embed grant seeking capacity in New Mexico nonprofit organizations, increasing national and federal philanthropic investments in our state.

Interested organizations and individuals should apply before 5pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to be considered for the Talent Academy.

The link to apply online at our website, just click this link to access,

For more information, contact Robert Nelson at today.


Become a Member. Subscribe Today!

As a subscriber to the network you’ll receive:

  • Access to a dedicated members-only online platform, with templates, grant calendar, grant seeking resources, and peer support/interaction—all customized to New Mexico
  • Invitations to at least three in-person events each month, offering professional development, networking, or peer social opportunities
  • Connection to a community of grants professionals with opportunities to receive and provide resources and tips, form special interest peer groups, and collaborate in high-impact collaborative grants

Subscriptions are $50/month or $500/year, or $400/year for New Mexico Thrives members!
Contact Robert Nelson at to sign up today!

You can also register online by following this link:

If you have questions, please contact Robert Nelson. Look forward to seeing you at the next Cooperative Network event!