Leadership Academy #4: Grant Management and Grant Writing
$45 – $120
Leadership Academy #4: Grant Management and Grant Writing

Leadership Academy #4: Grant Management and Grant Writing

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West Mesa Community Center

5500 Glenrio NW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

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The purpose of the NMCADV Leadership Academy is to give an overview of some of the major nuts and bolts of running domestic violence intervention and prevention agencies for Executive Directors and senior management, especially those who are new to their positions. It will be held over the course of nine months through a series of six 1-day sessions on a variety of topics. Participants will have access to an archive of online readings and videos that will supplement the in-person workshops.

Session #4 (Mar 29th): Grant Management & Writing

In this session, Sandra Ortsman will share her expertise of how to manage grants – from writing to reporting. This session will include a panel of New Mexico funders to share their expectations and wants for grant applications, reports, communication, and management.

Sandra Ortsman has nearly a decade of experience working in domestic violence agencies in New Mexico, New York and Mexico. Her work has focused on developing, securing funding for and evaluating innovative, culturally specific programs that meet the unique needs of domestic violence survivors. Ms. Ortsman is a board member at Encuentro, an adult education immigrant organization committed to civic engagement. She is also a Community Planner who is actively engaged in her community and a mama to two amazing children. She owns a consulting company designed to help social justice and social service non profits in New Mexico and nationally.


10:00am-12:30pm Morning Session
12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch (provided at venue)
1:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Session
3:30pm-4:00pm Wrap Up and Closing


West Mesa Community Center
5500 Glenrio Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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New participants to the Leadership Academy can pay a drop-in (single session) fee of $45. Series passes are no longer available for the remaining sessions. Fee includes lunch and light snacks trhoughout the day.


If you are an NMCADV member program and are in need of a scholarship to register and attend, please fill out the scholarship application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYMGWK7

We will be touch with you once your scholarship is approved and provide a code for you to register with. If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact us.

Meals & Snacks:

Lunch and light snacks are included and will be provided to workshop participants. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering.


NMCADV encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call 505-220-6582 or email david@nmcadv.org in advance of your participation.


Some of the speakers will be videotaped for archives and/or the development of future online education. If included, participants will be asked to sign a release form. If you do not wish to have your image/likeness recorded, just let the event organizer know (email or at the event).

Cancelation Policy:

The full fee is non-refundable if canceled less than two weeks prior to the event.


This leadership series is funded in part by the Children Youth and Families Department Domestic Violence Unit.

Future Sessions:

Session #5 (May 12th): Fundraising and Messaging

LaDonna Hopkins, former Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the United Way, will help us get comfortable with “the ask”, and offer fundraising strategies that provide precious community support and unrestricted funds for our organizations. We will review lessons from our two Message Matters conferences and spend some time developing effective messages that inspire rather than depress our community members.

Session #6: (June 14th): Topic TBD

Our last session is OPEN! We are leaving it open for the important topics that we didn’t think about, that needed more time, or that emerged during the course of the year.

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