Thursday, August 1, 2019; Silver City, NM: The Beatles once sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends,” and modern grantmakers are starting to require that nonprofits do the same by asking nonprofits to mobilize not only their organization, but collaborate with their friends before submitting a proposal.
“There is a growing awareness among both nonprofits and funders that collaboration has a greater impact on creating positive change than one organization working solo,” said Susan Wilger, lead consultant of the Nonprofit Resource Group. “Developing the ‘right’ partnerships and collaborations takes time and effort.”
To support frontier nonprofits to foster better collaboration in southwest New Mexico, the Nonprofit Resource Group will host a workshop, facilitated by Wilger, on “Nonprofit Collaboration and Opportunities for Grant Funding” on Thursday, August 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Western New Mexico University. The workshop is offered at no cost, but participants must RSVP due to limited seating.
“This workshop is a great opportunity to network with other nonprofits to learn about their partnership need. We will also explore how best to develop and manage partnerships so that it is win-win situation for everyone,” said Wilger.
Recent surveys conducted by the Bridgespan Group and the Patterson Foundation reveal that 91 percent of nonprofits currently engage in some form of collaboration. These partnerships allow nonprofits to reach beyond their limited mission’s scope to affect other factors contributing to the larger environment in which they operate. Many grantmakers believe a collaborative approach can better engage the community, mobilize limited resources and maximize the impact of invested dollars.
Wilger said, “With several grant writing opportunities are right around the corner–including McCune Foundation, Freeport McMoRan Community Investment Fund, Con Alma Foundation and others–now is the time to plan for collaboration.”
The workshop will focus on building collaborative approaches with partners, including the planning and implementation phases. Nonprofit directors, coordinators and board members are urged to attend the workshop.
Nonprofit Collaboration and Opportunities for Grant Funding is scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Western New Mexico University, located at 1000 W. College Ave. The workshop is available at no cost to participants, but RSVP is required for all NRG trainings due to limited seating.
To register call the NRG office at (575) 597-0035 or online at http://bit.ly/2MuNRmO. The Nonprofit Resource Group is a program of the National Center for Frontier Communities.