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Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to the January edition of the Nonprofit Resource Network News. During our first year, we sent out this newsletter via email to our list of 1,000 interested persons. We are proud to announce now that we are in partnership with Atención to bring this information to a wider audience of at least 2,000 people each month. So, keep sending your news to me, and I will compile it for Atención to publish each month. Whatever I have on the first of the month will be considered for that month’s publication.

As many of you know, you may find a list of all the local nonprofits as well as best practices and other information about nonprofits, consultants, benefactors, and volunteers at, a free service. Thank you for all the good you are doing in our community. It is a pleasure to connect and inform you!

Robin Loving, Managing Partner, Nonprofit Resource Newsletter, 152 3709, (Vonage) 925 476 8117,,

Foundation Center offers funding assistance

If your organization is seeking national or international foundation funding for your programs or projects, the Foundation Center may be able to help. For more information, see

Consultant news

Irma Rosada offers fundraising assistance. If your organization is interested in professional national and international foundation fundraising services, please contact her for an appointment: Irma Rosada,, 044 415 109-5987, 154 7966.

AC Presidents

The organization of AC Presidents met recently with the municipality. Municipal liaison Teri Kavanagh noted that nonprofits are essential and that the municipality seeks collaboration with nonprofits, as they are a think tank. She asked how the municipality may be of help. The response was that nonprofits need clarity on new regulations for ACs and information on the state network for ACs. It was determined that the next meeting of the AC Presidents would focus on the Donataria Authorizada, as many nonprofits are having difficulties obtaining this ability to give Mexican tax-deductible receipts, and some have actually had to pay taxes, thereby taking away from their missions of educating the poor, etc. Kavanagh said that part of her responsibilities is to visit each nonprofit, and that the best way to contact her is at

If you are not registered with the AC Presidents, contact Mike Lambert at


Apoyo has been recognized as the municipality’s organization of the year, as a successful social enterprise in Mexico and as a high-impact startup in Latin America. For more information, see

Atención San Miguel

Atención seeks random acts of kindness for the Valentine’s issue. Please submit your random acts of kindness stories for its February 12 edition by noon on Wednesday, February 3, in 12-point Times New Roman typeface without bolds, italics, underlines, or tables, and with photos with identification. You may submit them to


CATIS, Engineers Without Borders, and partners are offering a sustainable technologies field course July 8–22 about rainwater harvesting, natural building, solar systems, bio-digesters, organic farming, and water filtration. The course will include learning, accommodations, and most meals for US$1,975. For more information, contact,,, or

Pro Musica

Pro Musica’s gala fundraiser to support teaching music basics to 800 children in Los Ricos and the Mexiquito boys’ home will be Tuesday, February 16, at 5 pm, featuring the opera stars of Guiseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, who will perform free for the occasion. The evening will begin with champagne and canapés in the magnificent gardens of a private mansion near Los Frailes. Before dinner there will be a short performance by children from these programs. Thereafter there will be a seated, waiter-served, three-course gourmet dinner with wine and the company of the opera stars.

The highlight of the evening will be opera arias, but not from Un Bello in Maschera, as their official performance will be Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20, at 7 pm at the Teatro Ángela Peralta. Tickets for this will be available at the theater, La Conexión on Aldama, La Biblioteca, and the Instituto Allende Cultural Center. For more information, see and email


Rotary will hold its Citizen of the Year ceremony February 16 at 12:30 pm at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1. For more information, see

The municipal nonprofit office

The municipal nonprofit office has a new phone number: 044 415 111 6434.


The SPA clinic now takes reservations to eliminate long wait times and no longer operates on a walk-in-only basis, so please make your appointments to see the vet by calling 152 6124 to make your wait shorter. Also, if you love cats and dogs and have time Mondays through Saturdays from 11 am until 2 pm, please come to the SPA during that time to volunteer. For more information, see

Emerson Pirot offers free Brazilian music for nonprofit events

Emerson Pirot is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist with a deep passion for the music of Brazil. She is available to play for your nonprofit event gratis. See

Rural Education Institute of Mexico, Inc

The Rural Education Institute of Mexico is seeking drivers to take interns once a week to community centers in Jalpa and La Palma through May 20. Please contact or For more information, see

US couple seeks to serve local students in Spanish

The couple has 30 years of experience teaching high school science, math, and literature in the US, Peru, Jordan, and Panama. They will be in San Miguel until the end of March and want to volunteer in service to students. They have high intermediate abilities in Spanish. They may be contacted at or 001 612 212 7147.


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