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Nonprofit Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to this month’s edition of Nonprofit Network News, where we connect and inform benefactors, consultants, nonprofits, and volunteers. If you have news in any of these categories, send it to See best practices, lists of nonprofit contacts, and additional information at Thanks for all you are doing for our community!

Benefactor News

Service Offers Free Audio Books for US Citizens

If you have difficulty reading standard-print books or the newspaper due to impaired vision, or cannot hold a book or turn a page due to physical disability, you are eligible to receive free talking books. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped mails audio books to US citizens living anywhere in the world. The equipment and the audio books are mailed directly to your mail service. If you prefer, you may download audio books using your computer and a flash drive. If you have an iPad or smartphone, you may download books to one of those and do not need to wait for the mail. Pamela Brown is a volunteer with the National Library Service and can register you or someone you know for this service. Contact her at

Traveling Tutus Offer Hoodies, Magazines

Each month Traveling Tutus features a few unique dance items for a deserving organization. This month’s free offer is for hoodies and Dance Studio Life magazines. For more information, contact

Consultant News

If you are a consultant and want to make an announcement, send it to

Nonprofit News

Democrats Abroad Seeks Spanish Speakers for Voter Registration

There are as many as 500,000 dual citizens who want to vote but need assistance. If you want to help, contact Mark Berube at

Lifelong Learning Offers Opera Course February 8

The class will be “Introduction to Madama Butterfly” from 10am to noon with lunch before resuming from 1 to 3pm. The cost is only 410 pesos. The class will precede the Feb. 10/11 productions of the same opera at Ángela Peralta. For more info, please see

San Miguel International Music Festival Planned for July 28 to August 27

Events will take place at Ángela Peralta Theater. For more information, see

San Miguel International Storytelling Slates Events

Spanish-language Storytelling Workshop and Audition will be September 2–3 from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Bellas Artes. A workshop is slated for September 30 and October 1 (US$100 fee) from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Bellas Artes. English-language Storytelling Festival Auditions are slated for October 7 and 8 from 10:30am to 1pm at Bellas Artes. Public performance of workshop participants is  slated for October 12 from 7 to 9pm at Bellas Artes. Festival competition is slated for October 13 through 14 from 10:30am to 3:30pm at Bellas Artes. Showcase performances and awards are slated for October 15 from 7 to 9pm at Bellas Artes. Audiences will get to vote for their favorites, and prizes will include a 5,000 peso first prize and a 2,500 peso second prize. To register for the workshop or audition, contact Sharyn Bates at 152 6515 in SMA, 505 480 2317 from the US, or email For additional information, contact Stephanie Medlock at, 219 879 3082 and/or 312 310 0433 in the US.

San Miguel School of English Seeks Donations for Books for Low-Cost English Classes For the first time in 60 years, this school is seeking contributions for book purchases. For more information, contact Board President Teresa Leon at

Sociedad Protectora de Animales Gets Matching Grant in July

Donate in July and an anonymous donor will match up to US$1,500 so that 100 cats and dogs waiting to be adopted may be fed. Goal is US$9,000. For more info, see

Volunteer News

San Miguel School of English Seeks Volunteer Teachers

Students are motivated, enthusiastic, and at least 16 years old. Prefer experienced English/ESL teachers, but will accept enthusiastic people without teaching background. Prefer that teachers are in San Miguel for at least six months/year. Aim is to help Mexicans through better English skills that get better jobs. Classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30pm at Recreo 46. Classes begin August 29. If interested, please contact Pat Frey at


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