Nonprofit Resource Network Launches
By Robin Loving Rowland
Nonprofits are important to our community. In fact, the municipality considers nonprofits one of the primary revenue generators in San Miguel. And San Miguel has more nonprofits per capita than any other city in Mexico. According to the local nonprofit presidents, nonprofits are actively seeking assistance with calendar coordination, translation, grant research and writing, graphic design, office support, social media, event ticket sales, training, legal matters, website services, office space, marketing, and advertising.
Fri, Feb 27, 10am-4pm
Even though San Miguel is a resource-full community of volunteers, consultants, benefactors, and nonprofits, it’s not always easy to find a good fit for a volunteer experience, a good consultant when one is needed, the financial resources essential to nonprofit health, or a complete list of nonprofits. Enter the Nonprofit Resource Network. We have created a multi-lingual, multicultural, free service to connect San Miguel’s nonprofits, benefactors, consultants, and volunteers. Our vision is to ensure that San Miguel will have an exemplary nonprofit community as a result of highly skilled nonprofits, satisfied benefactors, experienced consultants, and motivated volunteers. Nonprofits share their strengths with the community, and community members now have an organized way to share their strengths with nonprofits.
This free service offers a website and a free monthly newsletter to anyone who signs up. There were 19 items in the first newsletter in February. There are already 14 for the March newsletter. If you have news to share, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and share it with our calendar partner online at email@example.com. The website has lots of valuable information, such as best practices checklists in English and Spanish to guide volunteers, nonprofits, consultants, and benefactors. The list of nonprofits is the largest ever compiled here, and each section of the website has registration forms to add a nonprofit, register as a consultant or volunteer, or add to the list of benefactors already there. Consultants who register will be referred out when nonprofits need their services. The Nonprofit Resource Network asks that their first consultation be free. Volunteers who register will be publicized to the nonprofit community. “[This service] appears to be exquisitely envisioned and explored, and skillfully put into effect! No small achievement!” said one of our January users.
Nonprofits fail due to board issues, inadequate resources, lack of planning, lack of transparency, inadequate fiscal controls, and a lack of legal knowledge. The Nonprofit Resource Network has in its partnership team lawyers, management personnel, fundraisers, administrators, marketing communications people, and translators. And we welcome all consultants, volunteers, benefactors, and nonprofits to join us. Did you know that there are persons from 63 nations represented in San Miguel? That means that each charitable gift could be given locally or internationally. Let’s ensure that San Miguel’s nonprofits are strong enough to attract the support needed to do their important work.
Visit the Nonprofit Resource Network February 27 at La Biblioteca’s Volunteer Fair from 10am to 4pm. For more information about the Nonprofit Resource Network, contact Managing Partner Robin Loving Rowland at 415 124-4041 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and see our website, www.nonprofitsma.net.