August 23, 2016

Talent Academy Fellowship Application is Open!

We are excited to let you know that The Grants Collective – a new nonprofit “arm” of The Grant Plant, Inc. – is launching this fall! We have had numerous requests about opportunities in training and internships over the years, and we wanted to deliver on those requests with the work of The Grants Collective. Tara and Erin shared their story about how The Grants Collective came to fruition at Impact & Coffee earlier this month.


Because of your past work or contact with The Grant Plant, we want to be sure that you are one of the first to know about the opportunity to apply to the inaugural cohort of the Talent Academy. The Talent Academy is a 6-month fellowship during which nonprofit professionals spend 15-20 hours per week engaged with The Grants Collective and The Grant Plant (TGP) offices, learning and applying TGP processes to projects that benefit their organizations, and sharing theirs with others.

“We know that the nonprofit community is filled with compassionate and resourceful leadership; people whose skills can be shared and built upon in order to better attract philanthropic resources to our state.”

The learning is project-based and relevant — meant to be directly and immediately impactful on participants’ grant seeking for their organizations. Development professionals will have the opportunity to experience working in a rigorous, high-expectations grant seeking environment, on projects for their own organizations, receiving technical assistance and expert advice, and sharing theirs with others. It is an exciting opportunity for Fellows to learn from experienced professionals, with access to the knowledge base that TGP has developed over its 13 years and staff and peer support through the Fellowship cohort. Fellows will also participate in weekly professional development seminars that follow monthly themes. By the end of the six months, the knowledge, systems, processes, and tools can be embedded into participants’ own organizations, making more effective, efficient, and successful grantseeking sustainable long-term. Fellows will receive follow-up assistance as well as access to an online and in-person cooperative network during their fellowship.

Please share this exciting opportunity widely with your networks. Our goal is to embed grant seeking capacity in New Mexico nonprofit organizations, increasing national and federal philanthropic investments in our state.

Interested organizations and individuals should apply before 5pm Friday, September 2, 2016 to be considered for the Talent Academy. Apply online!
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