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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 monthly. If you have news, please send it to For best practices and lists of nonprofits in English and Spanish, see Thank you!

Benefactor News

The City has updated its list of nonprofits. See them at and/or at

Shelter Theater invites nonprofits to hold their fundraisers there. For more information, contact and/or 415 119 0419.

Traveling Tutus is offering gently used costumes including all accessories to a partner who can provide photos to share on social media. Sizes include one child small, six child medium, and one child large. Contact Be sure to include your organization’s name and mailing address in the email. Limited supply.

Consultant News

Pro Musica is looking for an administrative assistant who has conversational English and Spanish, computer literacy, and proficiency in Word and Excel. This is a flexible, home-based position with weekly errands in Centro. Remuneration according to experience and ability. Contact

Nonprofit News

Casita Linda will host its sixth annual Spirit of Hope Gala, La Dolce Vita, October 14 at 6 p.m. at La Hacienda de San Miguel. This Italian-themed party will include an auction for luxury vacation items such as four nights in Rome at a 5-star hotel suite on the Via Veneto plus a six-night stay at Lake Como with car pickup and Milan stay at the Grand Tremezzo hotel with lake view. Breakfast is complimentary every day. Tickets are USD$135 or 2,400 pesos for drinks, dinner, and dancing, on sale at Solutions, Recreo 11.

Dems Abroad survey of US citizens on taxes from income abroad seeks participants. The US is the only country that taxes all citizens, including nonresidents, on their worldwide income—with the possible exceptions of Eritrea and North Korea. This system of citizenship-based taxation obligates Americans living abroad to file tax returns on income generated overseas, as well as in the US, and to report the accounts they have in foreign financial institutions. If you have an opinion, see

El Charco is remodeling its visitor center and is seeking donations. For more information, contact

Libros para Todos has an October event you can learn more about here: The organization has kicked off its 2018 campaign and is seeking donations and volunteers. For more information, contact

Phi Beta Kappa seeks others to form group to support educational initiatives in San Miguel. For more information, contact

Pro Musica announces its 2017‒2018 season, including the following (for more information, contact

  • Pianist Jenny Lin, October 8, 5pm, St. Paul’s
  • Vienna Kammersymphonie, November 18
  • Bravour Piano Trio, December 1–3
  • Pianist Edvinas Minkstimas, January 5–7
  • Dimitry and Yulia Kouosov Cello and Piano, January 19–21
  • Vega String Quartet, January 26–28
  • Mozart’s Don Giovanni Gala Fundraiser, February 6
  • Mozart’s Don Giovanni Opera, February 9–11
  • Jupiter Tring Quartet, February 16‒17
  • Pianist Ran Dank, February 23–25
  • Elizabeth Pitcairn with her Red Stradivarius Violin, March 1‒2
  • Copeland House Piano Trio, March 9–11
  • 10th Anniversary, March 13
  • Richard Dowling’s Scott Joplin, March 15–16
  • Garden Concert’s Hotlanta’s Dixieland Jazz, March 18

Reel Docs has the following plans for films with their filmmakers at Teatro Santa Ana to benefit La Biblioteca’s children’s classes and scholarships (for more information, see and “like” our Facebook page

  • Freeheld and Mondays at Racine, November 24–25, 4pm
  • States of Grace, January 16–17, 4 p.m.
  • This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, January 30, 4pm
  • A New Color: The Art of Being Edyth Boone, January 31, 4pm
  • Look at Us Now, Mother!, February 6–7, 4pm
  • Alumbrones, March 13‒14, 4pm
  • A National Geographic 90-Minute Tour of the World, March 20–21, 4pm

San Miguel Literary Sala is hosting a Flash Writing Contest with a $50 USD prize, publication for winners of each genre, and five free copies of the published book. Poetry is limited to 50 lines including stanza breaks, 100 characters per line. Fiction and nonfiction are limited to 750 words maximum. Entry fee is $15 USD payable by credit, debit, or PayPal. Online submission should omit any identifying information. Submit original English unpublished work by midnight Sunday, October 1. Winners will be announced by November 30. For more info, see

San Miguel Storytelling Festival is slated for October 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, and 20. For more information, contact

San Miguel Writer’s Conference registration is open for its February 2018 events. For more information, see

Sociedad Protectora de Animales offers free consultations on Wednesdays in September. To schedule, call 152 6124 as these freebies are limited.

Volunteers News

Javier Aguilar-AÁvarez Zerecero is a new to San Miguel bilingual chemical engineer who wants to volunteer. Contact him at

Barbara Merritt Espinosa, who has volunteered at Centro Infantil San Pablo since it began in 2000, has returned to the US. For information about how her duties will be handled in the future, contact volunteer Lee Daneker at

Shara Harel is eager to help with women, children, and food issues during her forthcoming stay here. If you have these sorts of opportunities, please contact her at


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