Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

May 2017: Nonprofit Resource Network News

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Resource Network News, where we inform and connect nonprofits, benefactors, consultants and volunteers. If you have news in any of these categories, please submit them to If you are interested in best practices or a list of nonprofits, their work and their contacts, see NonprofitSMA.Net. Thank you!

Consultant News

New, upscale offices are being established with light and parking for late summer occupancy. For more information, contact Jeff Kimmel at

Nonprofit News

Audubon is offering a bird walk at a tree-lined Rio Laja site May 21 from 7:45 a.m. – noon. Members free; non-members 200 pesos or $10 USD. For more information, see


Caminos de Agua is offering a Sustainable Technologies in Action conference to build enduring communities July 20 – 31 to ogive participants tools to analyze real life problems and propose sustainable solutions in water access, energy, organic farming, natural building, etc. In addition, Biochar and Slow-Sand Biofiltration for Potable Water August 1 – 3. In addition, a Biodigesters and Sustainable Community Practices August 2 – 6 with an indigenous community in the Yucatan. All are in conjunction with Mexico’s international institute of renewable resources and Engineers without Borders. For more information see

100 Women Who Care donated Caminos de Agua, the SPA, and Ojala Ninos in April. Their next meeting is July 17 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. For more information, contact

ProMusica will offer performances from October through March including a 150th birthday celebration for Canada, an opera gala fundraiser and a garden concert, musicians from the US, Lithuania, Colombia, Russia, and instruments including a red Stradivarius violin. For more information, contact

Rotary is cosponsoring a national positive peace conference May 23 and 24 in Puebla for 300 young leaders from 18 – 30 to equip them with tools and abilities to make peace and resolve conflicts through collaborative networks. For more information, contact

Rural Education Institute will have a fundraising dinner at Cent’anni’s Thursday, April 27, at 8:30 p.m. with a guest chef, an artist, and wine for $950 pesos per person. For more information, contact

San Miguel Literary Sala is inviting submissions for Solamente en San Miguel, Volume III. If you have a previously unpublished, 3,000-word, funny or touching story, memoir, essay or poem about how living her has changed your life or provided you with unique advice for visitors, submit by July 1 in English or Spanish in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .pdf formats. Fees are $20 USD per three or fewer submissions in English, $2 USD for same in Spanish, and must accompany the manuscript(s) online at Do not include the author’s name anywhere on the work. Each submission must be uploaded separately.

SPA will host a garage sale May 21 from noon – 6 p.m. in Barrio de Aldea park off Zacateros near Café Monet. Bring cash or pesos to support cats and dogs. For more information, contact

Volunteer News

Lifelong Learning is seeking volunteers for publicity and coordination. To apply, email with the position that interests you, your reasons for wanting to work with this program, and your qualifications.

By Robin Loving



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