Mark Your Calendars!
All events at our office at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220January 8, 2018, 11:00a-12:00pm: Reading Circle
Join us for our bi-monthly Reading Circle as we discuss Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp.    Sprint is “a practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.”

Check out the video below and you can find the book on Amazon or at our Barnes & Noble.

January 9, 1:00-3:00pm: Curbside Consulting
Have you ever needed more eyes on your current grant projects? Network members can come to our office for a free, 30-45 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.

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.

January 10, 12:00-1:00pm: Brown Bag Luncheon: Results Based Accountability
Results Based Accountability (RBA) is a planning, design, and evaluation framework used to tackle complex community problems and improve organization programs. This is a framework that United Way of Central New Mexico uses, and is incorporated into their application process.

RBA starts with the difference a group is trying to achieve—the end—and works backwards to the interventions needed to achieve it—the means. The framework is data driven across this end-to-means path and program level RBA involves setting benchmarks and measuring the quantity, quality, and outcomes of services, answering three questions:

  • How much did we do?
  • How well did we do it?
  • Is anyone better off?

In preparation for this year’s United Way application process, join us for a one-hour introduction led by Aly Sanchez, RBA Scorecard Certified Administrator. We’ll walk through the RBA basics and work through development of Performance Measures

Find out more about RBA here:

This event is free for members, and $10 for non-members. Please reserve your tickets via Eventbrite. Members who need a code, please contact Robert Nelson

January 17, 2:00-3:00pm: 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:

January 31, 11:00-1:00p: 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, 30-45 minute consultation and we’ll match you with expert advice to talk about your project. Join us for either or both!


At the last Brown Bag, we welcomed Sarah Haynes of New Mexico Community Data Collaborative for a conversation about using and understanding data visualization.  New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) develops and shares neighborhood data with local organizations that promote community assessment, health in all policies and participatory decision making.

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As a member, you will receive preferred access to our trainings and online platform. With the online platform, you’ll be able to:

  • Access upcoming grant opportunities from our online calendar and research non-deadline driven opportunities. These are all screened for New Mexico eligibility, eliminating the work on your end.
  • 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.  Subscribe by pressing the button below:


For a limited time only, we’re discounting our Annual Subscription by 18% for 2018!  From today until the end of January 2018, pay $410 for an Annual Subscription.

All other prices are the same, $50/month and New Mexico Thrives members subscribe for $400/year.

For more info, or need an in-person demonstration, contact Robert Nelson at and we look forward to seeing you at the next Cooperative Network event!

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At The Grants Collective, we are grateful for our members, Talent Academy fellows, and community partners. We’re looking forward to working with these organizations to help New Mexico raise its profile in securing major national and federal grants. If you are interested in supporting this effort, become a member or donate today.
We offer three primary ways to participate:

Cooperative Network: A subscription-based network of nonprofit professionals interested in developing skills, insight, and resources for high-performance grant seeking.

Talent Academy: A 6-month professional fellowship to develop skills for securing major grants.

Grow New Mexico: Technical assistance to help New Mexican communities and organizations put together grant/loan packages for infrastructure and other special projects. Grow New Mexico is an independent, fiscally sponsored project.

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