2020 Topics & Speakers

Monthly Topics and Speakers for 2020

2020 AFP-NM meetings & events

January 9 - New Year's Happy Hour at HB Construction
February 20 - Affinity Group Launch Brown Bag Lunch at Unitd Way of Central New Mexico
POSTPONED: March 12 - 2020 Funders Forum and Fundraisers Academy at CNM Workforce Training 
April 23 - FUNDRAISING - What Should I Be Doing Right Now? Joan Wood, CFRE (via ZOOM) - 1 CFRE credit


This month, AFP-NM will begin an ongoing series of brief, interactive, online sessions on a variety of topics designed to address issues you as fundraisers are facing during this time. Our board has brainstormed the following topics.

As you review these, please LET US KNOW how we might serve you! What needs do you have that the deluge of free webinars we’re all receiving notices about aren’t addressing? Email or call Rachel Rodriguez at rachel@eaj-nm.org or 505-417-1343 with your input.

  • Fundraising – what should I be doing right now?
  • Maintaining good mental health
  • Sharing successes (and challenges)
  • Equity issues in light of COVID-19 [also see upcoming webinar below on this topic]
  • CARES Act [also see upcoming webinar below on this topic]
  • Disaster/Contingency planning
  • Technology options



Meetings are being scheduled for April! Watch for invitations, coming soon. Groups include Fundraisers focused on IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility), Rural, Emerging, and Seasoned.

If you are interested but haven't yet signed up to participate, we wholeheartedly welcome you to join one or more of the groups! Sign up today for free here. We have waived the cost to participate. 

June -  To Be Determined!  

We will determine the topic and speaker for this program, as well as the format, depending on the expressed needs of our members and potential attendees. Anticipated potential topics could include mental health, crisis planning, and other topics that fundraisers need support around given the current times.
July - Transgender 101 with Adrian Lawyer, Executive Director, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Transgender 101 is one-hour training covers basic terms, definitions, and concepts that nonprofit professionals should be familiar with as they inclusively serve New Mexicans. It also covers how to begin to be a good ally to transgender and gender nonconforming people. TGRCNM advocates for individuals and the transgender communities of New Mexico in many varied settings.
August - Encouraging and supporting Affinity Groups to Meet
Watch for future notices about each groups' meeting. 
September - Book Club Discussion re: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva  
Tentatively scheduled for September 10th from 4:00-6:00pm 
October - Funders Forum & Fundraisers Academy
Tentatively Scheduled for October 8th from 8:00am-4:00pm, with original programming from March offered. 
November - National Philanthropy Day
Tentatively scheduled for November 12 
December - Fundraiser of the Year Luncheon Program
Date TBD  

Past Topics & Speakers

2019 AFP-NM meetings & events

January 25 (FRIDAY) - Sharing Strategies, Challenges & Successes for Small Social Profits/Panel moderated by Juaquin Moya (Horizons ABQ) with Debbie Johnson (TenderLove Community Center) & Allison Hendricks-Smith (Christina Kent Early Childhood Center)
February 14 - Disability Inclusion & Accessibility in Fundraising & Volunteer Programs/Jessie Calero (Mandy's Farm) 1 CFRE credit
March 26 - AFP-NM Funders Forum 2019 & Academy/National Hispanic Cultural Center - Media Desk Nonprofit Communications Toolkit - 3 CFRE credits
April 11 - Nonprofit Financials 101/Cecillia Rivas (United Way of Central NM) 1 CFRE credit
May 9 - The Proper Care & Feeding of Fundraising Volunteers/Panel: Lynn Trojahn, Rachel Gupton, Yoshida Naidoo & Bettye Presley - 1 CFRE credit
June 13 - From For Profit to Nonprofit Resource Development & Leadership - Panel: LaDonna Hopkins, Bob Goodman, Beverly McMillan, John Nichols - I CFRE credit
July - No monthly meeting
August 8 - Addressing Burnout: Beyond Bubble Baths & Bonbons/Jade Richardson Bock (New Mexico Donor Services) -1 CFRE credit
September 12 - The Fundamentals of Effective Governance/Linley Daly (Daly Consulting) - 1 CFRE credit
October 10 - No monthly meeting
November 14 - National Philanthropy Day (no monthly meeting)
December 12 - No monthly meeting

2018 AFP-NM meetings & events
January 11 - How to Get the Most of Funders Forum/Clint Wells (CNM Foundation) and Ron Epps (Intel)
February 15 - Funders Forum
March 8 - New Tax Code and What It Means for Your Donors/BPW&C CPAs
April 12 - Dominate Social Media/Kristyn Fox (Outfox Digital) and Julia Olivas
May 10 - Storytelling/Jennifer Mastriopolito (United Way of Central NM)
June 14 - Transformational Giving/Panel: Joe Rizza, CFRE (President, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation), Agnes Noonan (President, WESST Enterprise Center), Julie Bowdich (Philanthropist); facilitated by Pam Hurd-Knief (Mind Research Network, WESST)
July - No monthly meeting
August 9 - Navigating Difficult Conversations in a Volatile Landscape/Dr. Jackie Hood (UNM Anderson School of Management)
September 13 - Ethics in Today's Nonproft World/Panel: Duffy Swan (Chairman, French Funerals & Cremations), Randy Mascorella (Executive Director, Special Olympics New Mexico), Beverly McMillan (Family Advocacy Center Coordinator, United Way of Central NM); facilitated by Linley Daly (President/CEO DalyConsulting & AFP Board, Ethics Chair)
October 24 (4th Wednesday) - Economic Forecast for Fundraising in New Mexico/Jeffrey Mitchell (Director, UNM's Bureau of Business and Research)
November 8 - National Philanthropy Day (no monthly meeting)
December 13 - Elements of a Best Practice Fundraising Program/2018 Fundraiser of the Year - Giuseppe "Joe" Rizza (President, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation) and his team: Melanie Hitchcock, Diana Hunt and Rick Scott

Seasons luncheonSarah - Rich - Michael
Pam & Suzanne
Funders Forum 2018Melissa & Linley