LACF And UWNNM Announce 2020-2021 Nonprofit Training Program



Los Alamos Community Foundation and United Way of Northern New Mexico are partnering to offer three local in-depth workshops designed to build organizational capacity for non-profits in the wake of the pandemic.

Training topics were selected with input from area nonprofits. Participating organizations will leave each workshop with an immediately usable, measurable action plan. Included in the price is access to a virtual follow up session which will be held 4-6 weeks after the workshop, designed to keep each organization on track to accomplishing its plan.

Each workshop will be held virtually and will be approximately three hours long (including discussion, breakout sessions and breaks). Nonprofits are encouraged to send 2-3 participants, including senior staff and/or board members. The price is $50 per organization per workshop. A discounted package deal is available which includes access to all three sessions for $100 per organization.

Workshops will be facilitated by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

2020-21 Workshops

Purchase a discounted package deal for access to all three workshops here:

Community Services and Community Engagement

Thursday, October 15, 2020

9:00am – 12:00pm

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This session will help your organization re-examine how it serves its constituents and communities, both in the time of COVID and in looking ahead to a new normal. Focus areas include: strengthening service delivery; increasing outreach, impact, and engagement with your nonprofit clients; examining your diversity, equity and inclusion practices; managing and developing your volunteers; and measuring and assessing the impact of your services.

Fund Development and Sustainability

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00am – 12:00pm

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This workshop will provide your organization with a pathway to diversifying funding sources and building successful sustainability practices. It will include an overview of various types of funding including grants, fundraising events, donor cultivation, recurring giving programs, and revenue generating initiatives. This session will help your organization examine which fund-development initiatives best fit your goals and will explore how to undertake these programs during the time of COVID and into the new normal. There will also be discussion on mergers and the value of collaboration for shared services.

Board Development and Strategic Planning

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00am – 12:00pm

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The success of any organization begins with a strong board. And successfully navigating your organization’s mission in a post-pandemic era begins with a strong plan. This workshop will offer key lessons of what constitutes a high-functioning, impactful board, including use of an assessment tool to provide a baseline understanding of where your organization is today. It then dives into strategic planning to help guide your organization to where it wants to go. Additionally, key fundamentals will be addressed such as review of mission and vision, the relationship between board and executive director, and the duty of care.

 About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity and success of our local nonprofit organizations. The Los Alamos Community Foundation currently stewards ten local endowment funds and has total assets of more than $595,000. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit