LACF Hosts Upcoming Nonprofit Training Opportunities

LACF News:
Upcoming nonprofit training opportunities provided by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) include:
  • Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems;
  • New Mexico Principles and Practices Guide Information Session; and
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable.
Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems
In follow up to the August training session, which introduced the concept of social entrepreneurship, this in-depth workshop will dive deeper, helping each organization think through how to put these principles to use. The workshop is designed for those who are interested in solving social problems using sustainable and scalable models, entrepreneurism with a double-bottom line, moving away from conventional charity, and interdisciplinary and applied learning to benefit communities. (No prior knowledge of social entrepreneurship is needed.)
The cost for this workshop is $25 per organization (up to two members per organization). This includes a two-thirds subsidy provided by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (the original ticket price is $75). LACF will provide this two-thirds subsidy for the first 10 organizations that register.
The facilitator for this event is Jeff Snell, who conducted the training session in August. Convinced that the conventional charitable sector is poorly equipped to solve social problems, Dr. Snell founded Midwest Social Innovation, LLC to provide executive education in social enterprise models. Participants have garnered best new business awards by local chambers of commerce and have been selected as a Manhattan Institute award finalist, Ashoka Fellow and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow (a $625,000 cash prize). Dr. Snell has served in senior leadership for nationally recognized non-profit organizations, as well as COO for a private foundation with assets projected at $1 billion, and advisor to the president at a top Midwest university. Most recently, Dr. Snell served as CEO of the International Folk Art Alliance in Santa Fe. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife and children.
New Mexico Principles and Practices Guide Information Session
Learn more about the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide that was developed by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE). The Guide, and corresponding Companion Workbook, were created with support from a 50-member Advisory Committee and have been designed to help nonprofit organizations determine specific practices to implement in order to strengthen governance and operations at their organization.
During this information session learn:
  • How to navigate the Guide and pinpoint best practices in nonprofit management;
  • How to use the Companion Workbook to prioritize practices to implement; and
  • How to build organizational capacity using related support services.
The speaker for this event is Larry Alei, director of The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and a proud Los Alamos Hilltopper, class of ’79.  
Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable
The next LACF Executive Directors Roundtable is 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. This event is open only to individuals who lead nonprofit organizations. For more information, email
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