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Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Resource Network News, where we inform and connect nonprofits, benefactors, consultants and volunteers. If you have news in any of these categories, please submit them to If you are interested in best practices or a list of nonprofits, their work and their contacts, see NonprofitSMA.Net. Thank you!

Consultant News

New, upscale offices are being established with light and parking for late summer occupancy. For more information, contact Jeff Kimmel at

Nonprofit News

Audubon is offering a bird walk at a tree-lined Rio Laja site May 21 from 7:45am–12:00pm. Members free; nonmembers 200 pesos or USD$10. For more information, see

Caminos de Agua is offering a Sustainable Technologies in Action conference to build enduring communities July 20–31 to give participants tools to analyze real life problems and propose sustainable solutions in water access, energy, organic farming, natural building, etc. They will also offer Biochar and Slow-Sand Biofiltration for Potable Water August 1–3 and Biodigesters and Sustainable Community Practices August 2–6 with an indigenous community in the Yucatan. All are in conjunction with Mexico’s international institute of renewable resources and Engineers without Borders. For more information, see

100 Women Who Care donated to Caminos de Agua, the SPA, and Ojala Ninos in April. Their next meeting is July 17 from 3:30–6pm. For more information, contact

ProMusica will offer performances from October through March, including a 150th birthday celebration for Canada, an opera gala fundraiser, and a garden concert. Participating musicians will be from the US, Lithuania, Colombia, and Russia, and instruments will include a red Stradivarius violin. For more information, contact

Rotary is cosponsoring a national positive peace conference May 23 and 24 in Puebla for 300 young leaders from 18 to 30 years old to equip them with tools and abilities to make peace and resolve conflicts through collaborative networks. For more information, contact

Rural Education Institute will have a fundraising dinner at Cent’anni’s Thursday, April 27, at 8:30pm with a guest chef, an artist, and wine for $950 pesos per person. For more information, contact

San Miguel Literary Sala is inviting submissions for Solamente en San Miguel, Volume III. If you have a previously unpublished, 3,000-word funny or touching story, memoir, essay, or poem about how living here has changed your life or provided you with unique advice for visitors, please submit it by July 1 in English or Spanish in .doc, .docks, .odd, or .pdf formats. Fees are USD$20 per three or fewer submissions in English, USD$2 for same in Spanish, and must accompany the manuscript(s) online at Do not include the author’s name anywhere on the work. Each submission must be uploaded separately.

SPA will host a garage sale May 21 from 12–6pm in Barrio de Aldea. Please park off Zacateros near Café Monet. Bring cash or pesos to support cats and dogs. For more information, contact

Volunteer News

Lifelong Learning is seeking volunteers for publicity and coordination. To apply, email with the position that interests you, your reasons for wanting to work with this program, and your qualifications.


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