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 and others to engage in dynamic conversations to support them in their organizational roles.

Learning Circles are designed to accomplish three goals: (1) to build constructive, engaged peer learning around challenging topics; (2) to enhance leadership skills, and (3) to form new, coordinated alliances. The content is customized to address the needs of each group as they engage to achieve the goals of each participant. Leaders can attend one or both sessions.

The Carlsbad LEARNING CIRCLES schedule includes:

  • The Best Things to Do to Build Nonprofit Leadership on November 8, 2017
  • How to Make a Good Board into a Spectacular Board on January 18, 2018

Each of the four 90-minute sessions are offered in Carlsbad, Deming and Silver City from November 2017 through January 2018. LEARNING CIRCLES are held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at NMSU-Carlsbad, Room 106, located at 15000 University Drive. To foster participant engagement and discussion, seats are limited to 15 persons people per session; participants can attend in-person or remotely via video or teleconference.

The LEARNING CIRCLES are made possible by McCune Charitable Foundation and the Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG), a program of the National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC).

“The learning circle concept was sparked by feedback we received from nonprofit leaders through our annual survey, trainings and focus groups,” said Susan Wilger, Executive Director of the NCFC and one of the learning circle key developers.

Wilger adds, “We reached out to Eddy County to build on the wonderful connections and nonprofit capacity building that took place when NRG worked in Eddy County in 2013 and 2014. Like other nonprofits throughout the state, nonprofit leaders in southeastern New Mexico often work in isolation. The Learning Circles can provide a free and convenient way to connect with, share and learn from their peers who are facing similar challenges.”

The NRG, is dedicated to providing comprehensive, expert capacity building services to the nonprofit sector, particularly in underserved and under-represented rural and frontier communities.  Since 2008, NRG has offered custom-tailored services designed to help nonprofits operate efficiently and effectively, so that they may continue providing the myriad services that are so vital to our region’s health, well-being and quality of life

For a full schedule of the NRG Learning Circles visit our website at www.NResourceGroup.org.


For more information on the workshop, call Kendra Milligan at (575) 597-0035 or email NRG@swchi.org.

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