The U.S. – Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona will partner again to provide a free capacity building seminar for the nonprofit community in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from February 13-15, 2017, in both English and Spanish.
Please click here for more information and to register for the capacity building seminar in Spanish.
The training in English will take place on Tuesday, February 14 at Salón 1, La Casona Convention Center, from 9 to 1 pm.
Welcome remarks, Sandra Y. Nathan, Vice President of Community Investment at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA).
Session 1: Governance for nonprofit boards
Topics include: Basic responsibilities, the role of board members in fundraising, relationship between the CEO and the board, strategic recruitment, board committees, conflicts of interest and ethics, effective board meetings, board manuals and retreats, and succession planning, among others. Delivered by Andy Carey.
Session 2: Fundraising in Mexico, challenges and opportunities
Topics include the basics of fundraising and the process to request support from local funders and donors. Partnerships and strategic alliances. The grant request process to win grants from the Mexican government and other institutional donors. Delivered by Ma. Laura Muñoz.
Both seminars are free of charge but registration is required.
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This seminar is made possible by the Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. When Shaaron Kent set up her field-of-interest endowed fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona many years ago, she designated that her assets be allocated annually to three areas that she felt passionate about: education, hospice and San Miguel de Allende, where she had a second home. The Community Foundation has the responsibility of carrying out her wishes in a manner that carries on her legacy as she envisioned it.
Andy Carey was named Executive Director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) in September 2008. The BPP is a binational membership organization that strengthens individuals and institutions that serve border communities so that they can achieve their individual missions in the region. BPP works to grow community philanthropy, leadership and cross-border collaboration in order to increase the human and financial capital needed to address the complex issues facing the region. Since 2008, the BPP has grown to over 90 institutional members from across the U.S. and Mexico, training hundreds of civic leaders and dispersing over $150,000 in technical assistance. Additionally BPP has engaged numerous national and international agencies to educate them about the actual realities and assets of the border region. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty member in the University of San Diego’s School on Leadership and Education Sciences, where he teaches a graduate level course in binational nonprofit management. Prior to joining the BPP, Andy served for 15 years at Kiwanis International. Andy served as a member of the Executive Management Team, and was responsible for leading growth initiatives throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific and led Kiwanis’ Worldwide Service Project initiative in Latin America to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Foreign Language, and his Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies at Purdue University. Andy is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. In his community, Andy was recently appointed as Commissioner of the Independent Districting Commission to form electoral districts to elect City Council representatives in Escondido, CA.
María Laura Muñoz
María Laura Muñoz is the Mexico Representative for BPP. She has over 15 years nonprofit experience, serving as executive director of the Junta de Asistencia Privada, the state government agency that supports the nonprofit sector; as director of development and nonprofit strengthening at FECHAC, and program coordinator for several nonprofit organizations in Chihuahua, Juarez and El Paso, Tx. She was part of the team that developed the first nonprofit resource center in México (Centro para el Fortalecimiento de la Sociedad Civil); led teams of academics that conducted the first research projects to diagnose the state of the nonprofit sector in Chihuahua, and coordinated conferences and other events to strengthen nonprofit organizations. She was the founding Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chihuahua chapter. Ma. Laura has also been invited by grant-making organizations to participate in independent committees to review nonprofit grant requests. She has taught seminars and conducted fundraising and governance workshops throughout Mexico. She completed her BA in Anthropology at the University of Texas, El Paso and is a professor with a Diploma in Fundraising from the Philanthropy School at Indiana University and Procura in México.