Past NMAG EventNMAG 2019 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

Investing in a Strong and Equitable New Mexico Social Sector

Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14, 2019
Sandia Resort and Conference Center
30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113

We all share the goal of a thriving social sector that has impact and addresses the needs of our communities. Funders, investors, government, business and nonprofits all have important and unique roles critical to meeting those needs. Given New Mexico’s social sector size and growth, improving performance has enormous potential with respect to better social outcomes and impact. How can we work better together to amplify and leverage the impact and investments in our social sector? The 2019 NMAG conference will help promote a shared understanding of how we help mission-driven organizations achieve success.

Audience: Funders, nonprofit organizations and capacity providers, governmental funders, Investment organizations, financial institutions, nonprofit consultants and businesses.

Objectives: Participants will understand: 1) the social and economic contributions of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector, 2) how cross-sector collaboration and networks can leverage impact and improve outcomes, and 3) how financial and nonfinancial investments can help build capacity and achieve the goal of a stronger and more equitable social sector in New Mexico.



  • New Research Findings: “The Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Sector in New Mexico & New Mexico State of the Economy”
  • How investing in nonprofits can create social impact and create more equitable and thriving communities.
  • How building community wealth and encouraging an inclusive economy can help New Mexico funders, investors and governments meet their goals.
  • How investments in Native American communities can provide unique opportunities for long-term positive outcomes.
  • Census 2020 Updates: How to help assure a fair and accurate count in your community and protect federal funds that nonprofits rely on.
  • Learn about the launch of a new statewide funder and nonprofit alliance to build social sector capacity in New Mexico.
  • Building health and social equity to protect the well-being of children and families in New Mexico.

Interested in Sponsorship?

For additional details, please contact, Cathy Frey, Executive Director at .


Agenda: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

8:00 to 9:00:     Registration, Networking and Light Breakfast

9:00 to 9:15:     Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:00:    Plenary Keynote Presentation: Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits “Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives”

10:00– 10:30:    Break

10:30 – 11:45:    Opening Plenary Panel Discussion: Economic Impact of the Social Sector

12:00 – 1:00:     Networking Lunch

Remarks on a new alliance formed between New Mexico Association of Grantmakers and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Annmarie McLaughlin, Director of Community Programs, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Chair NMAG Board of Directors
Angelo J. Gonzales Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, United Way of Central New Mexico

1:00 – 3:00:     Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 3:15:          Break

3:15 – 4:00:         Recap of each breakout session and closing remarks

4:00 – 5:00:         Annual NMAG Membership Meeting for NMAG Members Only

4:30 – 6:30:        Reception and Networking

Agenda: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Post Conference Session: Health and Social Equity in New Mexico

7:30 – 8:30 am:           Breakfast Round-tables

  • Health Impact Assessments
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Youth suicide prevention
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Environmental public health

8:30 – 9:45 am      Post-Conference Workshop Building communities of practice through social investments to protect the well-being of children and families in New Mexico
Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD, MS, MA, Associate Professor of Health and Social Policy, College of Population Health, Director, Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health

10:00 – 11:30 pm   Health and Social Equity Discussion
Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association, Co-founder and Former Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity

11:30 – 12:30 pm       Networking Lunch