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Consultants &
Service Providers

4aGoodCause

4aGoodCause is an easy-to-use, effective, and affordable fundraising CRM for small nonprofits. It is software that helps you raise more money online and better manage your donor relationships. Nonprofits can use 4aGoodCause to launch unlimited online fundraising campaigns for donations, event registration, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer giving. Donors love the easy-to-use giving pages. Nonprofits love our simple CRM and low fees. 4aGoodCause delivers personal, friendly customer service backed by 24+ years of experience with nonprofits. 

 
Join hundreds of nonprofits such as St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe that trust 4aGoodCause to power their fundraising. Visit 4aGoodCause to request a demo and learn about our 15% discount for members of the New Mexico Thrives. Learn how you can use 4aGoodCause to raise more money and keep more of what you raise. 

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Building Beloved Communities

A business consulting firm focused on community-centered solutions for nonprofits & small businesses.

Services:

  • Interim Executive Director

  • Interim Director of Operations

  • Interim Director of Human Resources

  • Strategic Planning

  • Project Management

  • Marketing

  • Fundraising

  • Hiring & Talent Acquisition

  • Leadership Development

  • Organizational Optimization

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Collaborative Solutions Consulting

Collaborative Solutions Consulting's practice incorporates principles of Assets Based/Appreciative Inquiry, Developmental Evaluation, Utilization Focused Evaluation, and Empowerment Evaluation.

Services:

  • Program Planning, Design, and Development: CSC assists organizations with program design and development using a variety of services that include facilitating strategic planning, clarifying and linking program activities to outcomes through logic modeling, and supporting organizational planning through collection and analysis of real-time data to inform ongoing decision making.

  • Supporting Organizational Learning: CSC provides training, coaching, and mentoring designed to meet the particular needs of individuals and organizations. With thorough analysis of learner needs and situational factors, CSC works with organizations to develop the appropriate learning solutions.

  • Program Evaluation: Using a participatory approach, CSC facilitates program evaluation planning and design, collects data with a variety of methods, analyzes data, and helps organizations interpret evaluation findings to develop recommendations and action plans. This approach brings about more effective processes while creating opportunities for organizational learning and growth.

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Community Connects Consulting

Community Connects Consulting provides strategic planning, management consulting, change management, leadership development, executive coaching, diversity and inclusion consulting, and negotiation.

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Cress Insurance Group

Cress Insurance Group is experienced in helping nonprofits with all their insurance needs. They work with a variety of carriers to help you find the plan that is best for your organization. Cress Insurance Group has been

recognized for their excellence in customer service and operational efficiency.  Contact them to ask about directors' and officers' insurance, liability insurance and all your other insurance needs.

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Fundraising for the Future

Fundraising for the Future supports organizations through training or consulting in: development & capitalization planning, fundraising, grant writing and management, and organizational development.

  • Philanthropic Advising

  • Grant Writing and Grant Management

  • Fundraising

  • Social Enterprise Revenue Streams

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Grant Garden

​Grant Garden will partner with you to grow your organization and  serve your unique population, using community-based solutions and collaborations.

Services:

  • Funding Likelihood Review: GG will review prior proposals of identified funder in order to evaluate your organization's prospects.

  • Program Plan Review: GG practices and tools can ensure you have competitive descriptions. You will learn these practices and tools by participating in the program plan review.

  • Program Evaluation Planning: GG can provide the text for this section, while you provide the narrative for the remainder of the proposal.

  • Grant Proposal Review: A proposal review will check for reviewer ability to easily score your proposal, the match between your proposal narrative and grant purpose, and ease of reading and understanding of proposal goals, objectives and activities.

  • Grant Proposal Coaching: Coaching will give you just-in-time training as you take responsibility and control of the writing of your own proposal. Training includes practical tools you will keep and use, language standards that facilitate understanding and scoring, and project-specific suggestions. 

  • Full Grant Proposal Writing: You provide critical descriptions and information about your program and Grant Garden will assemble a proposed project you have the capacity to carry out. 

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Pathfinder Search Ads

Pathfinder Search Ads is passionate about helping nonprofits use data, technology, and digital channels to maximize their reach and mission.

Services:

  • Nonprofit ads management

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Pivot Evaluation

Pivot Evaluation works with program staff to develop and manage accountability measures that are realistic and attainable.

Services:

  • Needs Assessment

  • Program Planning

  • Program Execution

  • Outcome Analysis

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POINT

POINT is the most powerful free volunteer management platform for nonprofits. Find and manage volunteers with POINT's volunteer app + website integration to grow your impact. Check out more of POINT’s features for your volunteer program to Recruit, Manage, Engage, and Report.

 

POINT is partnering with New Mexico Thrives to get volunteer coordinators to spend less time using clunky, outdated tools and more time engaging with their volunteers.

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Prospera Partners

Prospera Partners was founded by Vicki Pozzebon to offer strategic consulting, facilitation, and workshops for small businesses, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in order to create real change for communities. Our workshops and events connect, inspire, and transform community leaders and social entrepreneurs and are offered in partnership with BIG – Bold Impact for Good, a program fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit Community Ventures.

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Sky Valley Comm

Sky Valley Comm is a full-service marketing, design, and communications company based in Albuquerque, NM.

 

Services:

  • MARKETING

    • Strategy & Brand Development

    • Project Management

    • Social Media & Email Marketing

    • Nonprofit Development

    • Marketing Automation

  • DESIGN

    • Web Development & Design

    • Graphic Design

    • Photography

    • Videography

  • COMMUNICATIONS

    • Grant Research, Writing & Composition

    • Professional & Technical Editing

    • Proofreading & Copy Editing

    • Web Content Management & Development

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Storywalkers Consulting

Storywalkers Consulting focuses on four essential practices to the work:

  • Utilizing story as an illuminating tool

  • Convening conversations that matter

  • Approaching work collaboratively

  • Seeking shared learning

Communities of Practice

For more than 15 years, Storywalkers has designed, convened and facilitated honest, innovative and transformative communities of practice (COP). These efforts have brought together leaders and thinkers ranging from front line service providers, directors and executives, program managers, professors, students and community partners. Participants have established thoughtful new plans to respond to the need for collective leadership, cultural responsiveness, meaningful diversity and equity practices, and increasingly inclusive service delivery strategies.

 

Strategic Planning

Storywalkers accomplishes strategic planning through:1) Maximizing engagement and contributions by every staff member, as well as board members; 2) Identifying assets, opportunities, priorities and needs; 3) Developing action plans for the near-term; 4) Mapping scenarios for the long-term; and 5) Fostering accountability for implementation. When conducting strategic planning, Storywalkers emphasizes internal capacity building, seeking to amplify an organization’s effectiveness immediately. By the time an action plan is complete, we will have produced a tangible roadmap to success.

 

Facilitation

Storywalkers provides customized facilitation to increase a group’s ability to work effectively, learn from one another and strengthen collaborative relationships, including:

Board Retreats: Depending on the organization, board retreats may emphasize vision and new opportunity; resolving differences; or setting priorities and creating action plans.

Participatory Planning: Storywalkers works with leadership teams to clarify and define desired outcomes in terms that potential funders and partners can grasp.

Effective Collaboration: Storywalkers convenes leaders within single organizations, or across multiple organizations to determine shared priorities, identify barriers to collective action, and foster the trust needed for strong partnerships.

 

Grant Writing

Storywalkers maximizes collaboration and communication with clients throughout the grant proposal writing process, creating an opportunity for real-time organizational development. We work with staff to design program goals and objectives, timelines for implementation, measurable outcomes, plans for evaluation and budgets. Storywalkers has decades of experience with federal, state, municipal, private foundation and corporate grants.

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The Grant Plant

The Grant Plant provides full service resource development, specializing in supporting New Mexico-based nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies find, apply for, and manage grants.

Services:

  • Prospect research: Conduct comprehensive research; select results based on the best match; and analyze the compatibility between the client and the funder.

  • Apply for grants: Analyze agency solicitations; manage the grant project; help plan the program; create logic models and theories of change; develop the narrative, budgets, and attachments; apply graphic design to make your grant shine; and finalize and submit the application.

  • Grant reports: Support grantee compliance through creating project charters; conducting routine compliance debriefs on progress and expenses; and preparing progress, final, and financial reports.

  • Evaluation: Develop an evaluation plan framework; create a logic model; support qualitative and quantitative data collection; and author evaluation reports.

  • Risk planning and management: Conduct pre- and post-award risk assessments to support agency navigation of federal award compliance and project success.

  • Training: Customized workshops to support staff and community understanding of the grant seeking and management process.

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Uniting by Design

Uniting by Design is dedicated to preventing problems and building healthy organizations.

Services:

  • Practical Skills Trainings:

    • Uniting by Design: the Architecture of Creative Collaboration – a 16 hour skills course for leaders and change agents to apply the blueprint with its design elements and core practices and guide a team, an organization, or a community.

    • Seven Steps to Key Decisions: the Heart of Integrity – a 16 hour skills course to use a relevant case and learn to apply a structured process for collaborative decision making.

    • Leader as Peacebuilder – a 16 hour skills course to integrate the practical skills of a mediator into the role of a “Leadiator” who can generate respect for differences, build consensus, and explore reconciliation.

  • Coaching for Collaborative Leaders and Change Agents – receive tailored guidance to address specific goals, master your understanding of the creative collaboration design blueprint, and integrate its practices into your way of being.

  • Wise Planning – consultation and facilitation, guiding a planning team with a practical blueprint to coordinate resourceful collaboration over time that achieves a shared vision.

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Your Part-Time Controller

YPTC specializes in providing financial services to nonprofits.

Services:

  • Accounting & month-end close: YPTC can assist with as little or as much of the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping activities that you may need. YPTC will perform your "month-end close": reconcile the bank and other balance sheet accounts, allocate expenses, and post month-end journal entries.

  • Financial reporting: All organizations, regardless of type or size, need accurate, timely monthly financial reports.

  • Analysis & recommendations: Once the financial reports are completed, YPTC helps analyze them to understand and communicate to you the financial management and policy implications for your organization.

  • Data visualization: Good data is half of the battle. Understanding the data is the other half. YPTC will develop and update charts, graphs, and dashboards of your financial data, KPIs or even operational data to help you better understand your organization.

  • Scenario planning & cash flow forecasting: During times of uncertainty, clarity and information are crucial to your organization's success. Depending on your needs, YPTC can prepare cash flow reports at whatever frequency that makes sense for your organization.

  • Board meeting attendance & training: YPTC is happy to attend your board meeting to present your financial reports and provide training to your members and staff.

  • Policies & procedures: In the course of our work, YPTC often observes opportunities to strengthen internal controls, add efficiency to operations and document these improvements in your policies and procedures.

  • Forecasting: While financial reports provide you with past data, YPTC typically updates a monthly rolling forecast report to guide your mid-term and long-term financial decisions.

  • Budgeting: YPTC can assist in a variety of ways with your year-end budgeting beginning at the program budget level and ending with presentation of your annual budget.

  • Grant proposals & ad hoc reports:  YPTC helps many of our clients with pro-formas or budgets that go into grant requests. Additionally, there is often a need for ad hoc reports or dashboards for you, board members, lenders or funders. We prepare these for you and make recommendations on presenting the requested information.

  • Grant management: YPTC will manage your incoming grants to include proper recording and classification, allocation methodologies, reporting requirements and requests for reimbursements.

  • Audit turnaround: YPTC will make sure that you are ready when the auditors arrive for their field work. YPTC prepares the work papers and schedules the auditors will need. This gives your auditors the opportunity to conduct their fieldwork and produce a draft report with plenty of time for your finance committee to review, ask questions and approve a final audit. YPTC coordinates with your auditors to complete the Form 990 on a timely basis.

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