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Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Network News, which connects and informs nonprofits, benefactors, consultants, and volunteers here and at NonprofitSMA.Net.  Please send your news  to for publication each month.

Consultant News

SMA Your Way, which offers nonprofit management services, event services, fundraising, media relations, publicity, public relations, volunteer services, and writing, has opened at SMAYourWay.Today.  Contact, 415 112 3413 and/or 925 476 8117.

Nonprofit News

100 Women Who Care raised 120,240 pesos in one hour for Libros Para Todos, which generously donated 10,000 pesos each to the other two organizations in the drawing, Mujeres en Cambio and Society for the Protection of Animals. Next meeting will be Monday, January 16, at Rosewood Hotel between 3:30 and 6pm.

Caminos de Agua is seeking a vehicle to continue their work in rural communities. If you can donate a vehicle, preferably a pickup truck with Mexican documentation, contact 154 8091.

Casa Cieneguita and Life Path are offering a free dementia support group for family and friends featuring Dr. Pepe Valencia Thursdays from 3 to 4:30pm at LifePath.  For more info,

contact,, and/or 442 402 1004.

Casa y Acequia is seeking donations for replanting decertified[PF1] areas between November and March. For more information, contact President Barbara Macias at 415 102 1754.

Lifelong Learning is offering a variety of classes, including the following. To register, go to Ancha de San Antonio 22, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 2pm.

  • “For the Love of Coffee and Chocolate,” by Kirsten West, Thursday, November 17, 10am –3pm, including lunch; 410 pesos.
  • “Pre-Hispanic San Miguel in the Context of Ancient Mexico and Mesoamerica— Archeological Importance of Our Region,” by Albert Coffee, Friday, November 18, 10am to 3pm, including lunch, 410 pesos.
  • “Sixty Years of Gay Theater in America,” by Arthur Richter, Mondays and Wednesdays, December 5, 7, 12, and 14, 1–4pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • “Writers of the Harlem Renaissance:  The Roaring 20s in Harlem,” by Mary Katherine Wainwright, Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 6, 8, 13, and 15, 1–4 pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • “Apology and Forgiveness: From the Personal to the Political,” by Jeff Blustein, Wednesdays and Fridays, January 4, 6, 11, and 13, 1–4 pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • “Phenomenology and Epistemology: How We See the World We Want to See.” Humans interpret the stimuli that enter through our senses through the filter of our expectations based on our histories, traumas, desires, and much more. What is reality and what is invention? By Carlos Chancellor, Monday, January 9, 10am–3pm., including lunch, 410 pesos.
  • “Unconscious Bias: Becoming Aware of What We Really Believe,” by Jo Sanders, Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17, 19, 24, and 26, 1–4 pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • Introduction to Madama Butterfly, by Louis Marbre-Cargill, Monday, February 3, 10 am–3pm, including lunch, 410 pesos.
  • “History of Western Architecture from Prehistoric to Modern Times,” by Raymond Stern, Tuesdays and Thursday, February 7, 9, and 14, 1–4 pm, including social hour, $410 pesos.
  • “Great Trials that Changed the Course of History,” by Silvia Solomon, Fridays, Tuesday and Thursday, February 10, 21, 23, and 24, 1–4pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • “Getting Acquainted with Our Beautiful Universe,” by Phyllis Pitluga, Mondays, February 13, 20 and 27, 1–4 pm, including social hour, 410 pesos.
  • “Two Tragedies by Sophocles—Oedipus the King and Antigone the Rebel —How the Greek Gods Model the Reality of Life,” by Geoff Hargreaves, Thursdays and Mondays, March 2, 6, 9, and 13, 1–4 pm, including social hour, 525 pesos.
  • “Physics for Poets:  and You Thought Science Was Boring,” by Tony Fainberg, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 8, 10, 15, and 17, 525 pesos.[2]
  • “The Myth of the Returning Hero in Homer’s Odyssey,” by Terry Fitzpatrick, Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 14, 16, 21, and 23, 1–4 pm, including social hour, $525 pesos.
  • “The Dining Table:  Life’s Centerpiece Through History,” by Eva Eliscu, Tuesday, March 28, 10am–3pm, including lunch,  410 pesos.

Peace Education Program is taught Saturdays at 10am, free to those who want to discover inner resources such as strength, choice, and hope. For more information, contact

Pro Musica will give you free concert tickets if you can house a musician between January and March for three or four nights over a weekend.  This includes opportunities to see Madam Butterfly February 10 and 12. Contact President Michael Pearl at

Volunteer News

Caminos de Agua is seeking a bilingual bookkeeper.  Contact them at 154 8091.

Lifelong Learning is seeking coordinators and assistants for a variety of its classes.  For more information, contact Max Neufeld at or 154 6208.


National Charity League seeks to form a chapter in San Miguel de Allende. For more information, see and contact Mireille Grovier at

Pro Musica is seeking a volunteer administrator to work with the director of the San Miguel Youth Symphony Orchestra and School of Music, Tim Hazell.  Help Tim organize rehearsals, liaise with students and parents, teachers and schools, and help source musical scores online. Suitable for someone here who is bilingual with knowledge of music. Contact President Michael Pearl at

Sociedad Protectora de Animales is seeking volunteers to love their cats and dogs Monday through Saturday from 11am–2pm. See them at Los Pinos 7, Colonia Lindavista, or call 152 6124.

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