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

Fundraising & the Giving Day Playbook

Every nonprofit needs donations for those all important unencumbered funds. Are you planning a donation drive but don’t know where to start? The Knight Foundation offers a “Giving Day Playbook” to help organize all aspects of developing and implementing a Giving Day that furthers your mission. This resource guide leads your through idea inception, planning, outreach, logistics onContinue Reading

3 Ways to Effectively Market Your Nonprofit

3 Ways to Effectively Market Your Nonprofit

3 Ways to Effectively Market Your Nonprofit When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ Noon – 1 p.m. Where: 301 W. College Ave., Suite #5 in College Street Plaza, Silver City, NM Enjoy your brown bag lunch while learning three easy and effective ways to market your nonprofit from Kendra Milligan, Communications Specialists with Southwest Center forContinue Reading

Customer Service: It’s More Than Hello!

Customer Service: It’s More Than Hello!

“It’s More than Hello”, a free two-hour customer service training for nonprofits, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Silver City Gospel Mission, 111 S. Texas St., in Silver City. Good customer service is vital for nonprofits. Higher quality customer service results in greater satisfaction for customers, employeesContinue Reading

Southwestern New Mexico NonProfit Resource Conference

Register now for the Southwestern New Mexico NonProfit Resource Conference: Better. Stronger. Together: Uniting the Non-Profit Sector! WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014 WHERE: Grant County Business & Conference Center 3031 Hwy 180 East, Silver City, NM FREE to All Non-Profit Staff, Board Members and Volunteers! Full sized flyer: Southwestern New Mexico NonProfit Resource Conference (PDF)

Is your Nonprofit Board Organized for Effectiveness?

I just spent an hour on a webinar sponsored, in part, by The Nonprofit Quarterly, a must-read publication for any nonprofit leader. The webinar was about new concepts in nonprofit governance, and featured the research and extensive knowledge of David O. Renz, PhD., director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, He is the authorContinue Reading

What Each of Us Can do to Create More Productive Meetings

We’ve all experienced it: the deadly, going-nowhere-fast meeting. Yesterday, those of us fortunate enough to attend ‘Meeting Mastery,” a four-hour meeting effectiveness workshop presented by Sunny Yates, learned what we can do as meeting organizers and facilitators to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. In addition to the some of the more obvious elementsContinue Reading