Author Archives: Kendra Milligan

Do nine out of 10 nonprofits fail? Hardly, but we can plan for sustainability!

Do nine out of 10 nonprofits fail? Hardly, but we can plan for sustainability!

In 2015, then GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson raised the collective eyebrows of nonprofits everywhere when he claimed, “nine out of 10 nonprofits fail.” Could this be true? Had the decade-long recession had such dire consequences for nonprofits in our nation? A quick fact check with the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics, theContinue Reading

Learn the Art of the Ask

Learn the Art of the Ask

Wednesday, January 17, 2018; Silver City, NM: According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, giving by individuals makes up the vast majority of contributions received by nonprofits. Giving USA 2015 estimates that individual donations totaled more than $258 billion in 2014.  This accounts for 72 percent of all contributions received in 2014. Even so,Continue Reading

Grant Opportunities for Artists

Grant Opportunities for Artists

NRG is always keeping a look out for grant opportunities for our Curbside Consultation clients and the communities we serve. While searching the web yesterday our staff came across “The Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities” from Artwork Archive that was a resource we had to share! Take a look at all these greatContinue Reading

Learning Circles expand to unite Eddy County’s nonprofit leaders

Tuesday, October 24, 2017; Silver City, NM: The Nonprofit Resources Group’s LEARNING CIRCLES, which proved so popular in southwest New Mexico, are now being offered in Eddy County, thanks to a partnership with the United Way Carlsbad in South Eddy County. LEARNING CIRCLES are an opportunity for rural and frontier nonprofit directors, board members andContinue Reading

Fundraising workshop aims to help nonprofits thrive

Fundraising workshop aims to help nonprofits thrive

Monday, August 28, 2017; Silver City, NM: Can a single document assure a nonprofit’s success? According to the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, which studies nonprofits with operating budgets under $2million dollars, the leading indicator of nonprofit success boils down to having one document on hand: a written fundraising plan. “Without thoughtful and coordinating fundraising, aContinue Reading

Tap into funding with the Grant Writer’s Series

Tap into funding with the Grant Writer’s Series

Wednesday, August 23, 2017; Silver City, NM: Rural communities, which accounted for 19 percent of U.S. population, received only about seven percent of foundation grants awarded from 2005 to 2010, according to a recent study by the USDA Economic Research Service. To turn that statistic around, The Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG) is offering a three-sessionContinue Reading

NRG Learning Circles receive funding

NRG Learning Circles receive funding

Friday, July 28, 2017; Silver City, NM:  With support from the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG), a program of the National Center for Frontier Communities, will launch a new opportunity for rural and frontier nonprofit organizations. Our LEARNING CIRCLES allow nonprofit directors, board members and others to engage in dynamic conversations toContinue Reading

Tips for retaining and recruiting board members

Tips for retaining and recruiting board members

Can we be honest? How well does your nonprofit board function? Do you have high board turn over or trouble keeping board members involved? Or are you a new board member and unsure what is required of you? If you are a seasoned board member, does it feel like you are micro-managing or uncertain if your nonprofit is meeting itsContinue Reading

Photography is vital to nonprofits

Photography is vital to nonprofits

That picture you passed up is better than a thousand words, because it could net you 10,000 views on your nonprofit’s social media sites and garner unfathomable support and donations for your cause. All this and more can be accomplished with a single picture. But, you have to take the picture. In this Technological AgeContinue Reading

Workshop offers tools for successful meetings

Workshop offers tools for successful meetings

Building consensus with a room full of people with diverse backgrounds and conflicting agendas can be tricky. Meeting facilitators are challenge to give everyone a chance to speak, and feeling comfortable to do so, while making headway through an agenda. To accomplish this feat, facilitators need a repertoire of practical tools to support participants, resolveContinue Reading