October 16, 2017

How the Congressional Delegation Can Support Your Federal Grant Seeking

From our nonprofit arm, The Grants Collective…

October 17, 2017

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MDT

@ The Grants Collective 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Suite D-220 ABQ NM 87104

The Grants Collective Welcomes Representative from New Mexico Congressional Delegation

Albuquerque, NM — On Tuesday, October 17 at 12:30PM, The Grants Collective welcomes special guest, Stephen Jochem from the New Mexico Congressional Delegation office.  Jochem will be speaking about how the delegation supports nonprofits in New Mexico, particularly as it relates to seeking federal funding. He will have a short presentation and the rest of the time will be available for Q&A, conversations about current work happening in NM, and how he can help.


The event is expected to draw many local nonprofits interested in federal funding.  Admission is free for members of The Grants Collective’s Cooperative Network.  For nonmembers, tickets are $10.  To get tickets for the event, visit the organization’s Facebook page: http://bit.ly/BBJochem.  


“The Grants Collective is proud to bring Mr. Jochem to visit with our community,” say Program Manager, Robert Nelson.  “We know that attracting federal and national investment is key in helping New Mexico nonprofits access the resources needed to fulfill their missions.  And we look forward to bringing more of these types of events to our community.”


About the Presenter:

Stephen Jochem is the New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office Coordinator. He has been in this current position for just over a year now. He was raised in Gallup, NM where he attended Gallup Catholic High School. He left the Land of Enchantment to attend Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY. After college, Stephen worked as an English teacher, Special Education Substitute Teacher, and High School Track Coach before attending law school in Vermont. He graduated from Vermont Law School in May 2016 and is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. His work in the Delegation Office consists of performing grant searches for New Mexicans, writing and editing letters of support, and working with New Mexicans on larger long-term funding issues dealing with Federal grants.


About The Grants Collective:

The Grants Collective addresses the philanthropic divide that New Mexico faces by building nonprofit capacity for grant seeking through professional development, shared resources, and access to expertise. Programming includes: (1) Talent Academy, a 6-month intensive, project-based professional development experience to build the skills of grants professionals, specifically around seeking large scale grant opportunities; and (2) Cooperative Network, an online and in-person forum for grants professionals to find resources, ask questions and share advice, foster collaboration, and share efficiencies. The Collective also fiscally sponsors Grow New Mexico, a program developed to identify funding sources for transformative community projects. Board of Directors: Robin Brule, T.J. Cook, Tina Garcia-Shams, Eric Griego, Erin Hagenow, Debi Randall, Anna Sanchez, and Justin Zoladz.

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