Reimagining Talent Academy for this moment and beyond.

Over the past three years, Pivotal New Mexico has brought together 37 mid-career grant writers to develop their skills and confidence in order to write the best grant applications possible. And we’ve seen results.

Our Talent Academy graduates have raised millions (more than $10 million!) for their organizations and leave our program confident, with over a 60% award rate, and are able to identify new funding opportunities quickly.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing organizations and their talented teams. Our graduates are more than just grant writers to us. They are the next generation of nonprofit leaders, enriching this space and strengthening our state.

When social distancing appeared to be our new normal for the foreseeable future, our team began brainstorming methods and tools to ready our Talent Academy amid the pandemic. We’re very excited to invite you to apply for our 2020 fellowship.

Take an hour and apply today. Applications are due by Thursday, July 17!

Combining online learning, news articles, interactive materials, and hand-written elements, we’re committed to utilizing more than just Zoom to create the strong community our grant-writers build throughout the Talent Academy fellowship. And no matter the format, we know that our Talent Academy graduates are going to leave our program as more confident writers ready to bring valuable resources to our state and their organizations.

Perhaps most exciting, this new format allows us to connect with grant writers beyond the Albuquerque metro and I-25 beltway. This is an opportunity to expand our grant-writing network to serve all New Mexicans and connect you and your organization with future partners who are addressing similar problems but in a different zip code.

Even in our original format, we were proud to bring together so many leaders from throughout New Mexico.

“The year I did Talent Academy we had a really amazing, diverse groups of professionals. I got to work with them during Talent Academy and also connect with them afterwards which was an unexpected benefit.” – Laurel Meister, Talent Academy graduate.

Applications can be completed in about 1 hour and are due by Thursday, July 17.

Take a moment and consider joining us, we’d love to be a part of your career journey!