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What’s Happening

July 10 Reading Circle 

For Reading Circle in July, we’re reading A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. In the Information Age, there is so much information that we now need to learn and discern what’s factual, important, relevant, in order to be media literate and make informed decisions. You can find a copy at our local library or follow the link above for purchase. Join us at our office at 11am! (Note: the Re-print edition goes under the title Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.)

July 12, Brown Bag Lunch

You may have heard that the McCune Charitable Foundation has revised its grant making strategies, which will affect the upcoming grant cycle that is open from August 15 – September 15. We’ll have a discussion on what’s changed, how that might affect your organization, and opportunities to work together. Watching the 1.5 hour webinar prior to the Brown Bag is a good idea (but not necessary to participate in the discussion) and available here:  Bring your lunch and gather at our office at 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Suite D-220 from 12pm to 1pm. 

July 26, Curbside Consulting

Ever needed more eyes on your current grant projects? Working through a logic model? Come down to our office for a free consultation and we’ll match you with expert advice to talk about your project. Consultations occur from 11am to 1pm at The Grants Collective’s office at 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Suite D-220.

And Coming Up! 

August 23, Training

Mark your calendar for the morning of August 23! A trainer from Grants.Gov is coming to discuss federal grant seeking and its new Workspace platform! The session will be held at Center for Nonprofit Excellence – New Mexico. Stay tuned to our website for upcoming details!

Talent Academy Application Open

Apply for Next Cohort! 

We are excited to announce the next application for the Talent Academy! The Academy is a six month professional fellowship to develop skills for securing major grants. The application is available online through the link below and the deadline is August 1, 2017 at 5pm. For more information, contact Robert at

Apply by clicking this link:

The Online Platform

Check out our platform for nonprofit professionals! With the online platform, you’ll be able to:

  • Access upcoming grant opportunities from our online calendar
  • Access resources that are all in one convenient site
  • Connect and collaborate with other grants professionals in our community and share resources and knowledge

Subscribe Today! 

In addition to the resources available via the online platform, you’ll receive invitations to attend in-person events each month, offering professional development, networking and resource opportunities! The Grants Collective is a great way to connect to a community of grants professionals for advice, collaboration, and resources. Subscribe by clicking the link:

Subscriptions are $50/month or $500/year. (If you’re a New Mexico Thrives member, you can subscribe for $400/year.)

For more info, contact Robert Nelson at and we look forward to seeing you at the next Cooperative Network event!