Author Archives: Kendra Milligan

Avoiding burnout when working for nonprofits

Avoiding burnout when working for nonprofits

Over a third of nonprofits realize that employee retention is their greatest weakness, according to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey conducted Nonprofit HR. Long hours working with clients in crisis and trying to change policies in stagnate systems leaves many nonprofit employees at risk for “burn out,” a state of physical and emotional exhaustion causedContinue Reading

New Mexico Association of Grantmakers Joint Conference 2017

Registration for the 2017 New Mexico Association of Grantmakers Joint Conference is now open! Register here. Be sure to share our event page on Facebook to let other organizations know that you’re attending! Advancing a Just and Secure New Mexico: Advocacy, Policy and a Sustainable Nonprofit Sector Wednesday April 26, 2017 12:00 pm  – ThursdayContinue Reading

Workshop takes nonprofits beyond the boardroom

Nonprofits are navigating a time of immense need from the communities they serve, while pursing ways to build long-term viability in the toughest of economic times, according to the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s most recent State of the Nonprofit Sector Report. The analysis says for rural nonprofits the task is more daunting as they report aContinue Reading

Nonprofit Resource Group’s 2017 Training Calendar

Nonprofit Resource Group’s 2017 Training Calendar

Each year, The NonProfit Resource Group develops a series of alternating workshops and brown bag lunches for nonprofit organizations, based on the responses to our annual survey on the needs of nonprofits in southwest New Mexico. Our one-hour brown bag lunches are free, and our workshops last from three to four hours and cost $25 per participant. BecauseContinue Reading

Facilitation Skills Brown Bag in December

Facilitation Skills Brown Bag in December

When several people come together to talk about a topic, they are often focused at different levels of the process and for different reasons. Each person has his or her own pattern and pace for coming to conclusions. There is no right or wrong pattern. There are only learned behaviors based on each persons’ life experiences.Continue Reading

Susan Wilger named Community Star

Susan Wilger named Community Star

November 17, 2016; Silver City, NM:  The spotlight of National Rural Health Day shined brightly on Silver City, as long time nonprofit leader Susan Wilger was selected as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), which sponsors the national observance day. According to NOSORH’s website, “community stars” haveContinue Reading

Nonprofit Compliance Workshop keeps you in the know

Will you be compliant with the new Fair Labor Standards Act rules that go into effect December 1, 2016? Nonprofits are facing a bevy of new regulations this year, including the U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which classifies employees as exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws that goesContinue Reading

Grant Writing Series to help nonprofits

Did you know rural communities, which accounted for 19 percent of U.S. population, received only about 7 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-session “Grant Writing Workshop forContinue Reading