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Remember, all events at our office at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220.

June 1 Talent Academy Application Opens

We are accepting applications for the third cohort of the Talent Academy from now to June 30, 2018. Ideal candidates for the Talent Academy are nonprofit or public-sector professionals who have experience pursuing small and medium sized grants. Typically, this includes development staff in medium or large organizations, executive staff of smaller organizations, and program managers responsible for raising funds.
Apply online today at today!


June 6, 12:00-1:00pm Top 10 Online Grant Apps We Love! 

This June, we’re talking about the Top 10 Grant Apps and Websites we know and love. We’ll even talk a little about the ones we don’t really like that much. Registration is free for Cooperative Network members and $10 for non-members. Register today as we have limited space!
Register for the event here: and bring your lunch (and any apps/websites you’d like to share)!


June 14, 4:30-6:00pm Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday is back, just in time for the start of summer!  Join us for networking with other nonprofit and grant professionals and Talent Academy alumni. Bring any questions related to the Talent Academy if you’re thinking about applying, and any grant-related topics you may have. Our team of experts will be on hand to chat about all things grants!

We’ll meet at St. Clair Winery & Bistro at 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Suite B-100.
Please register for the event at so we know to look for you.


June 12, 1:00-3:00p: Curbside Consulting

Have you ever needed more eyes on your current grant projects? Network members can come to our office for a free, 30 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.
Members can sign up here:

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.

June 20, 2:00-2:45pm: 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:

June 27, 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 minute consultation and we’ll match you with expert advice to talk about your project. Join us for either or both!
Members can sign up here:




At the last Brown Bag, Nick Williams of the Albuquerque Community Foundation joined us to give an overview of impact investing — what it is, what the various instruments look like, and what makes a project or organization appropriate for the model.

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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:


Subscriptions are $50/month, or save $100 and subscribe for $500/year!  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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901 Rio Grande Blvd NW
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Albuquerque, NM 87104