The Philanthropy Hub

The Santa Fe Community Foundation's building has been designed as a learning and gathering place for the philanthropic sector. Nonprofit board and staff members, philanthropists, and the general community have attended hundreds of learning opportunities with us. We welcome your input, ideas, and feedback as we partner with local facilitators to support your skill-building journey through workshops and technical assistance. We are committed to providing learning opportunities that encourage leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us!

Please note that all programming is via Zoom until further notice. Please contact Yolanda Cruz, Philanthropy Hub Coordinator, at with any questions.

Upcoming Philanthropy Hub Events

Learning Lab: Nonprofit Organizational Life Stages and Your Strategic Plan
with Patti Ward, CFRE, and Linley Daly
Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
This workshop will help you determine where your nonprofit is in its organizational life stage and will assist you in future planning. The session will cover the five organizational life stages and characteristics of each stage. 

Executive Director Learning Circle: Moving Beyond DEI
with Marsie Silvestro and Ross Chaney
Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
What does continued practice look like? We will have a panel join us to talk about the realities BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) face in the nonprofit sector and ways to support inclusive spaces. One resource that may be of interest is a report from RACE TO LEAD: TRADING GLASS CEILINGS FOR GLASS CLIFFS.

Board Training: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities for Nonprofit Board Members
with Marcia Swain
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Members of nonprofit boards of directors serve as volunteers. Yet the responsibilities they assume for the benefit of the organizations they direct are far-reaching and complex. Board members serve as fiduciaries, occupying significant positions of trust in the performance of common law duties and responsibilities. They act as trustees of their organization’s assets held for the benefit of the communities that benefit from nonprofit activities. They are responsible for the overall organizational, programmatic, financial, and legal wellbeing of the nonprofits on whose boards they serve. 

NMPGRT: Are Vendors Right for your Planned Giving Program - Experience with FreeWill and Other Vendors
with Bonnie McCleskey, UNM Foundation, and Theresa Spencer, KNME
Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bonnie McCleskey, UNM Foundation, and Theresa Spencer, KNME, will lead a discussion of the pros, cons and decision-making process with vendors such as FreeWill, Stelter, Thompson & Co, and MarketSmart.

Other Resources

FDO - Foundation Directory Online
Did you know that as a nonprofit in our service area, you can use the Foundation Directory Online to find funders and available grants nationwide. Contact Yolanda Cruz to access the site as our guest. Please provide your name, title/role, and which New Mexico nonprofit your represent in your email.

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Your Contacts for
The Philanthropy Hub


Yolanda Cruz

Philanthropy HUB Coordinator
(505) 988-9715 x 7003

 2019 New Mexico Women of Color Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Nicolle Gonzales, LuzMarina Serrano (with daughter Paloma), and Desiree Loggins
Photo: Daniel Hyde

Emerging Social Sector Leaders, 2017

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Event Calendar

Board Training Program

Dismantling Systemic Racism 
in the Nonprofit Sector

Emerging Social Sector Leaders 1.0

Emerging Social Sector Leaders 2.0 (for 1.0 Alumni)

Executive Director Learning Circle

Learning Lab Series

New Mexico Planned Giving Roundtable

New Mexico Women of Color Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

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