Spotlight On Our Community – January 2019

Blog Spotlight

Life’s Important Questions, Like: What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

Recently, Grow New Mexico’s Terry Brunner posted on our blog about the government shutdown.  Here’s a quick excerpt:

“A person stopped me on the street the other day and asked, “Terry, what’s the meaning of life?”  I told them, “I do not know.”  Shortly thereafter, another person stopped me and asked. “Terry, Is there an afterlife?”  I told them, “I don’t know, maybe ask me when I’m dead.”  Finally, a third person stopped me and asked, “What happens when the government shuts down?”   I told them, “That, my friend, is something I know about…” Read More

Cooperative Network Spotlight

We love to highlight members and community stakeholders in our Cooperative Network and showcase their great work across the community!  This month, we highlight the most recent cohort of the Talent Academy, who completed the program this past December. 

Remember, all events are free for members. Email Robert for the access code!

1/23 12p-1:00p Brown Bag Luncheon: Findings from the Nonprofit Landscape Study
We will have guests from Apex Evaluation and Cathy Frey from New Mexico Association of Grantmakers who will discuss the recent findings from the Nonprofit Landscape Study.  The event will be held at Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2340 Alamo SE.  Register here:

1/29 11a-1p Curbside Consulting
A free, 30 minute consultation on anything grants-speak for Cooperative Network members. Sign up:

2/1 8:30a-9:30a Capacity Builders Breakfast
Join us for a casual breakfast at our office with other capacity builders to network and talk shop.  Bring your breakfast and we’ll bring the coffee! 

2/6 12p-1p Brown Bag Luncheon: United Way’s Current Application
Are you working on a United Way of Central New Mexico proposal, which is due on February 21, 2019?  In this session, we will offer our advice, tips, and tricks for the Community Fund Application.  Register here:

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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 a New Mexico specific grant database to research funding for your organization.
  • 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. 
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Subscriptions are $50/month, or save $100 and subscribe for $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!