This E-Newsletter is for funders with giving programs in New Mexico, featuring local philanthropy and highlighting the work of New Mexico Association of Grantmakers and Members. Summer 2017
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New Mexico Association of Grantmakers

2017 E-Newsletter

In This Issue

NMAG Annoucements

Policy Updates

NMAG Events


Funder News

Upcoming Events in the Field

Reports and Resources

NMAG Annoucements

Help us plan our programming: We are in the process of planning our funder directed events, learning sessions and programs for the next six months. If you have a topic, speaker or idea that you would like us to pursue, we are very open to exploring this with your organization. Please contact Cathy Frey at or call 505-660-5073. 

NMAG Membership: We are very pleased to welcome the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) as a new NMAG member. The Santa Fe Art Institute's mission is to cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world.. You can reach Jamie Blosser, Executive Director at or 505-424-5050.

Philanthropy Southwest Annual Conference: Registration is now open for Philanthropy Southwest's 2017 Annual Conference on October 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village, NV. Registration is open to trustees and staff of grantmaking organizations and provides the opportunity to connect with fellow philanthropists located or making investments in the Southwestern United States.

The New Mexico Impact Investing Collaborative (NMIIC) Webinar – Introduction to Impact Investing & Opportunities for New Mexico – slides and recording here.

Policy Updates

New Mexico Tax Reform Update
Legislation was introduced in the recent legislative session to significantly reform the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT), including removing exemptions for nonprofit organizations. The New Mexico Legislature convened for a Special Session in April to consider tax reform along with the state budget. House Bill 8 was introduced in the special session but tabled until the fall. The Legislative Council Service (LCS) is now in the process of conducting an independent economic review that will present a model and data on taxes in the state for policymakers to consider various reforms to New Mexico's tax structure.

We intend keep NMAG members and funders knowledgeable about this issue, specifically to protect the nonprofit sector from tax reform. The following partnering organizations have been actively working and staying connected to this issue: The Santa Fe Community Foundation, Albuquerque Community Foundation, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, United Way of Central New Mexico/Center for Nonprofit Excellence, New Mexico Community Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Thornburg Foundation, and Think New Mexico. Please let us know if you would like to join us in this effort.

NMAG Events

Save the Date: NMAG Funder Convening
Improving Outcomes for Youth in New Mexico: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative
Guest Speaker: Children, Youth & Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:30-11:30 AM at the Santa Fe Community Foundation
This event is co-hosted by the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, Santa Fe Community Foundation, New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center. Registration open soon.

Community Foundation Boot Camp in Boston – August 29-30
NMAG members are eligible to attend at the member rate - a $200 savings!

Presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers this two-day Community Foundation Boot Camp program offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. The program is an ideal in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members, or more experienced community foundation staff looking for a good refresher. Training is provided by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. Register here.

Funder News

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico has named Terra Winter its new executive director replacing outgoing executive director Jennifer Cervantes, who will focus on her burgeoning career as a youth author. For more information about Terra Winter see the press release. Please join us in welcoming Terra.

NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O), a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, has partnered with this year's Kids Count Conference on June 26 to discuss the linkages between women's economic security and the well-being of women and children. NMW.O will also present their newly released two-part report, The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security and Health Equity. Download NMW.O's full report here.

Santa Fe Community Foundation with the International Folk Art Alliance, is hosting a series of discussion on Creating Impact: Building Strong Social Entrepreneurs with Kim Meredith, Executive Director – Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. The weeklong series addresses current trends in the U.S. on philanthropy, social-innovation and social-entrepreneurship.

Taos Community Foundation is pleased to share that they received $250,000 from the Taos Ski Valley who earlier this year became a certified B Corporation. For more information see the press release.

We are interested in news about our members. Whether it's a press release, an article featuring your organization or staff, or a guest post--we want to hear about it. We'll make sure the rest of the NMAG membership hears about what you're doing. Please send Cathy Frey for any member news or updates for future posting in the NMAG monthly newsletter or website. Share your success with your colleagues!  

Upcoming Events in the Field

Council of Michigan Foundations, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Ohio
June 28, 2017, 1- 2:30 pm ET Webinar
In this webinar, you will explore measurement’s role in supporting corporate giving programs, different approaches used by companies, and how to work effectively with your community partners to access the information you really need. Participants will also walk away with ideas for sharing results with stakeholders and leveraging data to enhance future investment decisions.
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
July 25, 2017, 1-2:30 pm Webinar
Are the youth philanthropists engaged in your program representative of the community you serve? Diverse groups bring a variety of opinions to the table to better impact the community. Hear from program leaders and youth on how they have recruited diverse youth and created opportunities to engage and stay involved with them!
Council of Michigan Foundations, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Ohio
July 26, 2017, 1-2:30 pm ET Webinar
This webinar will look at some of the current trends in philanthropy and how philanthropic families may need to adapt their strategies for governance, family engagement, and giving vehicles.​ The program will offer ideas for adapting governance, family engagement, and operational strategies to successfully navigate current trends and changes in philanthropy and society.
Collective Impact Forum Senior Advisor Paul Schmitz presents on collective impact and early education at the First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2017, August 28-29, Phoenix, AZ

Reports and Resources

Achieving Equity...How Exactly? by Philanthropy New York. A recorded video on what foundations are doing broadly to incorporate equity internally and ways three specific funders are making equity a part of their day-to-day operations.

Health Equity Brief - National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Foundations, Donors and Health Policy: Why Federal Health Debates Matter to you and how you can respond.

Equity - Philanthropy's New Buz Word or the Key to Achieving your Foundations Mission - National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers recorded Webinar

Benchmarking Program Officer Roles and Responsibilities, a Center for Effective Philanthropy report, provides a comprehensive collection of benchmarking data on topics ranging from the professional and educational backgrounds of program officers, to technical information about the structure of the program officer role, to program officers’ perspectives on certain aspects of their work, such as the funder-grantee dynamic.

2015 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Queer Grantmaking By U.S. Foundations by Funders for LGBTQ Issues. The 2015 Tracking Report (2017) explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2015 and is the most comprehensive assessment of LGBTQ funding available.

The Foundation Review: New Issue on Exit Strategies by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University. Since 2010, there has been a significant shift toward creating foundations that have a defined endpoint. Ending a foundation creates a specific set of challenges. For perpetual foundations, there are some similar challenges in ending a time-limited strategic initiative. In the latest issue of, authors explore what they have learned about exiting with grace and expand what we know about how to achieve lasting impact.

Diversifying Investments: A Study of Ownership Diversity in the Asset Management Industry by the Knight Foundation. Research across a multitude of fields and industries has identified the potential economic and social benefits of diversity. This report captures insights from a new study about the state of diversity in the U.S. asset management industry led by Professor Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School) and Bella Research Group.

Tax Policy and Charitable Giving by the Independent Sector. This new study uses data from the University of Michigan’s Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the Philanthropy Panel Study created by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the 2009 IRS Statistics of Income Public Use File to answer key questions on the potential effects on charitable giving and on tax revenue collected by the U.S. Treasury. 

Women and Giving: The Impact of Generation and Gender on Philanthropy by Fidelity Charitable
This report takes a more detailed look at the various ways women approach giving, from the advice they seek to the confidence they feel about the decisions involved—including researching charities and determining how much to give. 

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About NMAG

The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers is a membership network composed of grantmakers headquartered or with giving programs in New Mexico. Established in 1991, the Association's mission is to increase the effectiveness and impact of organized philanthropy in New Mexico. The organization supports and strengthens effective philanthropy, working to improve the lives of people acros

Contact Information

Catherine Frey, Executive Director
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
PO Box 9280
Santa Fe, NM 87504-9280
608-239-8640 cell

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