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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
Improving the quality of life in communities by providing knowledge and tools that enhance nonprofit effectiveness
Arizona State University College of Public Programs

September 13, 2005

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From the Director

Hurricane Katrina is a reminder of how the nonprofit sector steps up to deal with societal problems. As resources are harnessed and unleashed through the generosity of individuals from all stations in life, it is clear that philanthropy (the giving of time, money and know-how for the common good) is as important as ever. Nearly 10 years ago, it was Peter Drucker, the "Father of Modern Management," who, upon observing the worldwide growth of nongovernmental organizations in promoting civil society, made the following statement, "It is not government, it is not business, it is the social sector that may yet save the society."

While hundreds of nonprofits have engaged thousands of volunteers and staff in raising and expending millions of dollars in relief assistance, we are reminded of the important role such organizations play in improving the quality of life in communities. We are also reminded that the ongoing work of nonprofits continues within our own communities across an array of vital programs and activities. These nonprofits must continue to serve those encompassed within their missions. They must continue to rely on the support levels needed to do so. The everyday work of nonprofit organizations needs to go on.

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management provides knowledge and tools to help nonprofits attain and maintain their capacity to serve. As never before, excellent governance and management are needed to assure sustainability over the long-term. One of the core competencies emerging within successful nonprofit practice is that of effective collaboration skills. As the images and stories continue to surface from the tragedy of the past two weeks, it is clear that each sector of society plays complementary and yet often distinctive roles within the immediate, short-term and long-term future of the Gulf Region. One can observe some of the best examples of impact occurring when governments, nonprofits and businesses work intentionally together in collaborative ways. Perhaps one lesson from Katrina can be a new framing of Drucker's statement, "It is not government alone, it is not business alone, it is not the social sector alone. . . But it is the harnessing and unleashing of strengths of each sector, working collaboratively together, that may yet save the society."

Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D.
Center Director and Associate Professor
ASU School of Community Resources & Development


13th Annual Nonprofit Conference - EARLY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!
Pre-Conference Workshop Announcements
December 8-9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce three information packed pre-conference workshops presented in conjunction with the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference "Building Boards: Strengthening Communities".

  • Effective, Motivated Board Governance - Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • Risk Management, Finance and Your Nonprofit Board: Who, What, When and How Presented by Melanie Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
  • The Board's Role in Fundraising - Presented by Kay Sprinkel Grace, Nationally Recognized consultant and author of numerous books and articles including High Impact Philanthropy, Beyond Fundraising and The Ultimate Board Member's Book.

Register Now & Save!!! - Early registration is now available - for more information visit our website at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm.


ONE Announces Nonprofit Director of the Year Awards

The Organization for Nonprofits Executives (ONE), serving nonprofit CEO's in Arizona, is excited to announce the 4th Annual Nonprofit 'Director of the Year' Awards. 

ONE recognizes nonprofit executives who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. This is the perfect opportunity for staff, board members, or community members to promote the achievements and community impact of their executive director's work.

An honoree will be selected from each of three organization categories: small, medium, and large. Category is determined by the size of the organization's operating budget.

Any executive director of a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status may be nominated. Nominees must have held their current executive director position for at least 3 years. Nominations will be accepted until October 7, 2005. Applications must be submitted online at www.oneaz.org.

Winners will be announced at ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Friday December 9, 2005. For more information about the Nonprofit Conference, please visit: www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm.

Information about the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) can be found online at www.oneaz.org.


*Register Now* - Nonprofit Enrichment Series

Are you interested in getting a lot of reliable information & resources on a specific topic, in a quick three hour format?

Presented through the Nonprofit Management Institute by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, the "Nonprofit Enrichment Series" is a monthly series of workshops on important topics. Each three-hour seminar features a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion, exercises and great resource materials you'll be able to use long after the class!

Fee is $40 per segment or $280 for the entire series of eight workshops. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.



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Need Volunteers?

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has several hundred volunteers willing to be placed with Valley non-profits. We received an overwhelming response from volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and would like to refer them to non-profit agencies planning to utilize their services. So, if your non-profit is in need of volunteers, please contact Margie Coggins at 602-263-9736 ext 501 or e-mail her at: margie.coggins@volunteerphoenix.org.


“Nonprofit Boards at Work” Photo Project - Still Accepting Submissions

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce the “Nonprofit Boards at Work Photo Project”. The purpose of this project is to showcase the valuable service of nonprofit board members throughout the state as they conduct their work in a variety of settings, from the board room to the community. The Center invites nonprofit organizations to submit digital photos of their board members for possible inclusion in the project. Selected photos will be featured in a photo montage on our website and at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference. In addition, a small number of photos will be featured in promotional materials leading up to and following the event, and in the promotion of other board development programs of the Center in the future. Photos will be selected based on the quality of the image and the degree to which the photo portrays nonprofit board members in their varied and important community roles.

For more information, please visit http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm or contact Madia Logan at madia.logan@asu.edu or 480-965-5288.


AFP Membership Scholarships Still Open for 2005 - Take Advantage of this Great Opportunity!

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is now accepting applications for Diversity Membership Scholarships and Introductory Membership Scholarships from individuals employed in the fundraising profession in Maricopa County. Qualified applicants must have either never been an AFP member, or not have been an AFP member in the last five years.

Chapter membership provides many benefits including monthly networking and educational opportunities, on-line resources from the national AFP website, a local job bank, and more. Members must adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics, a valuable tool for today's professional fundraisers.

For more information, contact Nikki Fisher, AFP Scholarship Chair, by phone at 602-354-3682 or by e-mail at nfds@cox.net, or visit the Chapter website at http://www.afpaz.org. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants! 



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Financial Management & Your Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - NPower AZ
September 13 (Glendale)


To stay in the know about this and other events NPower Arizona is sponsoring please visit http://www.npoweraz.org/events/index.htm.


American Association of Grant Professionals - Informational Arizona Chapter Meetings (Multiple Locations)
September 14, 19, 27 and October 7

Informational chapter meetings are scheduled across the state to introduce the chapter to grant professionals and to gather charter member signatures.

Tucson Date and time: September 14, 2-3:30 pm Location: Casa de los Ninos, 1101 N 4th Avenue RSVP: Kelly Holt 520-624-5600, x315, kholt@casadolosninos.org

Phoenix Date and time: September 19, 4:30-6:00 pm Location: Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe RSVP: Kristine Kosche 623-879-7465 kristine@pbaaz.org

Prescott Date and time: October 7, 11:00-12:30 pm Location: Stepping Stones Agencies, 3343 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley RSVP: Kristine Kosche 623-879-7465 kristine@pbaaz.org

Flagstaff Date and time: September 27, 4:40-5:30 pm Contact Maryn Boess at 623-412-8650 or mboess@azgrants.com for location and RSVP.

Become a charter member by September 13 and be eligible to win an AAGP Conference registration fee valued at $350.00. Already registered? Receive a refund if your name is drawn. The conference is in Scottsdale from Oct. 26-28. State dues $25.00. National dues are $125.00. Contact any of the contacts listed above for an application. To learn more about AAGP visit www.grantprofessionals.org.


Grants Research 101 - Just Grants! Arizona
September 14 or September 20 (Teleconference)

Join Just Grants! Arizona founder and president Maryn Boess for this FREE 60-minute teleclass from the convenience of your own phone! "Grants Research 101: Finding and Making Friends With Funders" is a terrific starting place for anyone looking into grantseeking for the first time - or just interested in hearing new perspectives and learning new tools. Strictly limited to the first 75 registrations per session.

Grants Research "Starter Kit": The Arizona Guide to Grants Online: If you're serious about zeroing in on those funders most likely to support your organization's work - and your services are based in Arizona -- then you need the Arizona Guide to Grants Online. In the second half hour we'll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this invaluable directory of more than 1,800 corporations and foundations that make grants to organizations like yours in Arizona. Visit http://www.azgrants.com/home.cfm?CFID=71386&CFTOKEN=35351615 to find information about other upcoming telecasts.

Available dates are Sept. 14, 4-5 pm or Sept. 20, 12 noon-1 pm. This program is free and available through your own phone line from any location in Arizona. Registrants pay only the normal long-distance per-minute rate for the 60-minute call.


Simplifying Your Approach to Major Gift Fundraising - Northern Arizona Chapter/Association of Fundraising Professionals
September 15

Major gift fundraising-what is your organization doing? Barbara Levy, ACFRE, will present on how to establish an ongoing training program for major gifts, and how to become more comfortable with asking for gifts. This session will provide a realistic approach to major gift fundraising to ease concerns of your board and help you build effective relationships that last.

Barbara R. Levy, ACFRE has 31 years experience and accomplishments in fundraising and management. She is one of only about 80 people worldwide with the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and was recognized nationally as the 1998 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

1-4 pm at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 3345 N. Windsong Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ. First registrant: $5/AFP Members, $15/Non-Members, $10 for additional registrants from same organization. For more information email lauran.wygc@narbha.org.


Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 111)
September 15, 19, 29 & October 6

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This course will examine and compare how board responsibility is defined and executed under alternative models of board governance including the traditional model, the policy governance model, and the executive focus model. Combining theory and practical applications, students will examine the essential elements of governance and the critical issues that are the focus of board work. The required materials and book will be provided the first day of class. The instructor is Herb Paine. 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250 plus $45 materials fee. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


Advanced Public Executive Program - Institute for Public Executives
September 15-16, October 17-18, November 9-10, and December 8-9 (Phoenix)

The Institute for Public Executives (IPE) provides a unique opportunity for public-sector leaders to enhance skills, exchange ideas, and develop professionally. In one week of highly interactive sessions, participants explore critical issues related to the dynamic nature of government.  Classes are held at the ASU Downtown Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Participants successfully completing the Institute receive a certificate signed by the Governor of the State of Arizona and the President of Arizona State University.

The Institute features intensive, practitioner-oriented sessions offered by distinguished presenters selected for their unique blends of knowledge, expertise, and experience.  Sessions focus on building personal and organizational capacity to help participants enhance their effectiveness as public leaders.


  • The Challenge of Leadership in a Dynamic Global Environment;
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration with Employees, Elected Officials and the Public;
  • Aligning Personal and Organizational Values to Maximize Results; and
  • Tapping into Intuition and Creativity to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness.

Who Should Attend:
Executives and senior-level public administrators and elected officials in federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments

To learn more, please contact Peggy O'Sullivan, APEP Director, at 480-965-4006,
e-mail apep@asu.edu, or visit the APEP website at http://spa.asu.edu/apep.

Strategic Planning: Charting Your Course for Success
September 16

The first of eight segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will understand the basic steps and major challenges in the process, and will acquire practical tools and techniques to help create a strategic plan and prepare for the process. Fee is $40 per person or $280 for the entire series. September 16th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


The Trainer's Guide to Blogs and Podcasts - American Society for Training and Development - Greater Tucson Chapter
September 16 (Tucson)

Technology marketing pundit and best-selling author Kim M. Bayne will present an introduction to blogs (Web logs) and podcasts (portable broadcasts), highlighting their influence on employee learning and training initiatives. Training is from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the Viscount Hotel, Tucson. The cost to attend is $15 members: $20 nonmembers. For more information, please call 520-617-0429 or send an email to Membership@ASTD-Tucson.org.

Our chapter is dedicated to the advancement of the training and development profession in our community. Members include seasoned and beginning professionals from public and private sectors. Monthly programs and educational seminars are held on the third Friday of every month and are open to the public. For details about membership (including special rates for nonprofit organizations) and upcoming meetings, visit: www.ASTD-Tucson.org .


Web Strategies for Nonprofits Brown Bag Luncheon - NPower AZ
September 20 (Glendale)

NPower Arizona offers tips on working with your web site, whether you're just starting the planning process or are improving your current site.

A web site can be a very powerful tool: It can communicate your mission to the public. It can reach out to funders for donations. It can offer interactive features to your constituents. Creating and maintaining a web site can be simple, or extremely complicated, depending on what you want your site to do.

This brown bag luncheon will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the Glendale Public Library Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 15th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail info@npoweraz.org.


Are Nonprofits "Begging for Change?" - Arizona Grantmakers Forum
September 22 (Phoenix)

Community nonprofits and funders are invited to join us for this unique event as Robert Egger, founder of DC Kitchen, challenges conventional wisdom about why people should make charitable gifts and how those gifts should be used by nonprofits.

Date, Time, and Location: Thursday, September 22, 11:30 - 1:30 pm at the Burton Barr Public Library

Sponsored by Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, there is no fee for AGF members to attend. For all nonmembers, cost is $30 to cover lunch, which will be catered by St. Mary's Food Bank's Community Kitchen. RSVPs and payments must be made in advance (Visa/Mastercard or check). To register, go to http://www.eventinterface.com/azgf/lunch/conference.cfm


The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win - Just Grants! Arizona
September 27 & 28 (Flagstaff)

Arizona's leading two-day workshop on becoming a successful grantseeking organization! For beginners and veterans alike, this workshop offers an intensive, hands-on, skill-building approach to corporate and foundation grantsmanship. You'll learn how to build a solid, fundable grant proposal from the inside out and from the bottom up. You'll work with planning tools and worksheets to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent and compelling. And you'll learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success -- no matter where you're starting out.  The presenter of this workshop will be Maryn Boess of Just Grants! Arizona.

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 27 and 28, 2005
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm both days with one hour lunch on your own
Cost: NPRC members - $140 / nonmembers - $155

To register, click here: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html.


Not-for-Profits and Multi-Entity Structures Seminar, Part II: Tax & Accounting Considerations - ASCPA, Inc.
September 28, 2005 (Phoenix)

Some of the agenda items include:

  1. Effect on tax-exempt status
  2. What forms to file and when
  3. How to get money from the sub to the parent
  4. What will the auditors say?
  5. Maintaining the firewall
  6. Effect on other exemptions

For more information or to register, go to http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=05NFPSEP%20%20.

Date:  Sept. 28, 2005
Time:  8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix
Fee: $20 for ASCPA members; $35 for non-ASCPA members
Recommended CPE: 2 hours

Presenters: Brenda A. Blunt, CPA and Tess L. Ridgway, CPA


Proposal Writing: Putting Pen to Paper - Nonprofit Resource Center
September 29 (Flagstaff)

Learn the best way to say what you want to say, how to draft a letter of intent, the difference between good words and not-so-good words to use in your proposal, and the act of "Wordsmithing" - how to say what you want to say in 3 words rather than 12. The presenter of this workshop will be Joanne H. Stucius, Grant and Contract Administrator at Northern Arizona University (NAU).

Date and Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2005. Registration check-in at 8:30 am ; Workshop starts promptly at 9:00.
Cost: NPRC members - $25; nonmembers - $35

To register for this workshop, click here: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html.

Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
September 30 & October 1

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Analyze the principles of managerial accounting. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 113. The instructors are Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna and Rob Leslie. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


HIPAA & Your Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - NPower AZ
October 4 (Phoenix)

Unsure how to handle HIPAA? Attending this Tech Tuesday session will be a good start. We have pulled together valuable resources and information regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with a focus on the role of the nonprofit in dealing with and navigating these new regulations and restrictions. Join us for a lively discussion!

This brown bag luncheon will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the John C Lincoln Hospitals Cowden Center, 9202 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 29th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders -
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
October 7, 2005        12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
January 10, 2006      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
April 12, 2006            12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 8, 2006              5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interested in advancing your career? The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers a full spectrum of professional development programs through the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI). NMI offers an array of workshops and courses that provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment.
These programs include:

  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
  • Topical Workshops
  • Conferences

You are invited to attend a free orientation to learn more about the professional development programs offered through NMI by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Each Brown Bag session will take place at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at 480-965-1867 or at nmi@asu.edu.


Raising Money for Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - NPower AZ
October 11 (Glendale)

As public dollars dry up and the competition for grants intensifies, Arizona nonprofits are struggling to do more with less. NPower Arizona will show you how creative, well-planned technology proposals can help you obtain funds for technology capacity-building.

This event will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the Glendale Public Library Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by October 6th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail info@npoweraz.org.


Raising More Money: Reigniting the Passion for Your Mission
October 13 (Flagstaff)

Passion for the work of your organization is at the heart of all successful fundraising today. This fast-moving, experiential, hands-on session introduces board members, volunteers, and staff to the Raising More Money Model for fundraising, reconnects you to your initial passion, and trains you to use that passion to speak powerfully about the work of your organization.

By the end of this two-hour session, you will have learned an overview of the Raising More Money Model for building sustainable funding from individual donors; articulated why you work or volunteer at your particular organization; identified the top three programs and two little-known facts about your organization; designed an "Essential Story" which conveys the essence of your work; conducted a "One-on-One Point of Entry" with someone unfamiliar with your organization's work; and learned how you could conduct a similar "passion retread" session for your own board, staff, and volunteers.

Guests are encouraged to bring other staff, board, volunteers, and business associates to engage them in this practical and effective new team-based approach. (Please, no babies or children at the session.) Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

Date and Time: October 13, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: United Way of Northern AZ, 1515 East Cedar Street, Suite D1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Cost: No fee to attend

To register: Go to http://www.raisingmoremoney.com/introductions/RPM, scroll down to this session, and click "Register."

Questions: Contact Sara Olsen at 206-709-9400 ext. 128 or sara.olsen@raisingmoremoney.com. If you are unable to attend this session, please visit our Introductory Sessions Web page at http://www.raisingmoremoney.com/introductions/default for information about conference call opportunities, our pre-recorded online session, and other live in-person sessions in your area.


Make a Difference Day - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
October 22 (Phoenix)

Make A Difference Day is October 22, 2005. The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is the local lead agency and is looking for community service projects and groups of volunteers interested in participating this year.   For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mike Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or visit our website at www.volunteerphoenix.org.


Planning for Life Expo – Volunteers for Hospice
October 22 (Phoenix)

This one-of-a-kind event will deal exclusively with the legal, medical, housing, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional concerns of seniors and baby boomers with aging parents. Nonprofits might be interested in submitting a speaker application, exhibiting or helping to promote the event! The event will take place on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall E. Admission is $6 per person.

For more information, call Raoul Sada at 623-583-4490 or e-mail him at rsada@vfhaz.org. For additional information visit our website at http://www.vfhaz.org.


Community Leadership Forum – Make A Difference, The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce & Valley Leadership
October 26 (Phoenix)

The Community Leadership Forum attracts a diverse group of public, private and nonprofit leaders for a dynamic day of skill building, issues awareness and leadership education. More than 40 provocative and exciting facilitators and panelists participate in a variety of sessions geared to provoke thought leadership, community engagement, advocacy, and provide direction to help develop individual roadmaps for leadership and service. All sessions are designed with input from an array of community leaders.

The Community Leadership Forum will help translate your knowledge, skills and passion into action for our community. It provides valuable opportunities to connect with others who are making things happen in our community. It's a chance to step up your leadership role, or recharge your leadership efforts, whether it's in your office, your neighborhood or a board room. Previous Forums have inspired board service, political leadership, organizational stewardship and enhanced the understanding of various issues and the need for engagement within the community.

The fifth annual Forum will be held this year on October 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Please contact Brandy at 602-973-2212 or brandy@makeadifference.org for more information.

The Power of Mission-Centered Grantsmanship – American Association of Grant Professionals
October 26-28 (Scottsdale)

The American Association of Grant Professionals will be holding their 7th Annual Conference, " The Power of Mission-Centered Grantsmanship", in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, from October 26-28, 2005. This national professional membership organization is the premier authority on the grants profession, seeking to elevate the profession while providing networking opportunities for all those working in the field of grantsmanship.

This year's theme calls us into our own deepest understanding of the meaning of "mission," in our own lives and for the organizations and causes we serve, and how we can live that understanding through the choices we make in our practice as grant professionals.

Mark your calendars and watch for more details and registration information here: http://www.grantprofessionals.org/#AAGP%202005 or contact Jerry Dillehay, Conference Co-Chair at 480-644-4202. E-Mail: jerry.dillehay@cityofmesa.org for earlier details.


*New Dates* 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference -
"Building Boards: Strengthening Communities"
December 8 & 9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce that Nonprofit Day has evolved into a premier two-day conference event filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue. The 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference will be held on December 8 & 9, 2005. Designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector, the Annual Nonprofit Conference is developed with nonprofit staff and volunteers in mind.

This year's conference will focus on the theme of Board Governance and will feature two days of activities including:

  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Pre-conference sessions
  • Conference bookstore
  • Information packed workshop sessions
  • Conference binder filled with valuable resources
  • Opportunities to network with other nonprofit and community leaders

As more details become available, they will be presented in this newsletter and at our website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu.

St. Nick's 2005 – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
November 18-19 and December 5-6 (Phoenix)

A Visit From St. Nicholas provides backpacks filled with toys and books to children in selected Title 1 elementary schools in Kindergarten - 2nd grade on St. Nicholas Day.  This project involves corporate and community volunteers in the assembly, stuffing, and distribution of 2,500 backpacks and the participation in the St. Nicholas Discovery Day activities.

To find out how to get involved or for further information, please contact The Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736.

Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* President and Chief Executive Officer - Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)

The President and CEO is responsible for all facets of management of this growing organization serving children with autism, their families and related professionals. The CEO must be a seasoned administrator and poised leader with a high level of managerial, communication and organizational skills. A graduate degree in business administration, law, social work, education or a related field is preferred. A full job description and additional information about SARRC is available on the SARRC website, www.autismcenter.org .

Please send a full resume with three current references to: SARRC CEO Search Committee 5045 North 12th Street, #110 Phoenix, AZ 85014. Deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, September 23, 2005.


*New Listing* Community Development Specialist - Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter

The Arthritis Foundation is the only non-profit voluntary health association seeking the cause, prevention, and cure for all types of arthritis. Services include funding for research, patient and community programs, and public and professional education. For more information, visit our website at www.arthritis.org. Under the general supervision of the Community Development Specialist - Programs Services, the Community Development Specialist - Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is responsible for the overall development of juvenile services and programs. The position would plan and execute all JA programs including Camp Cruz and monthly family/youth activities. In addition, the position will plan and implement a Day Camp and Teen programs for JA youth. The position will interface with physician's referring JA youth to AF. This position is responsible for marketing of the Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Week in March.

Bachelor's degree required. Three or more years experience working in youth development with an agency or department. Youth camping and program design experience preferred. Experience with children with arthritis or other health related disorders desired. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently. Experience working in a voluntary health agency helpful. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Salary: Starting at $28,000 +, DOE. Full benefit package.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Madeleine Stilwell at mstilwell@arthritis.org or mail to Madeleine Stilwell, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phx, AZ 85014. Website: http://www.arthritis.org/EEO/AA


*New Listing* Area Coordinator - Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that sparks the creative spirit of abused, neglected and homeless children to inspire and transform their lives through the power of artistic expression. We plant the seeds of hope and healing to help children build self-esteem, improve social skills, develop trust with caring adults and express emotions in a positive way.

The Area Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the 20-week mentor program in a specific geographical area. Recruits and oversees volunteers, coordinates with facility staff and ensures a positive creative growth experience for the children in the program. The 20-week mentor program is Free Arts' core program in which volunteers are matched to a group of children in a partner facility to provide weekly creative arts sessions.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters level degree or Bachelors and 1-3 years work experience in counseling, creative arts or a related field. One to three years of experience working with children is required. Strong leadership and people skills with the ability to support and motivate volunteers. Excellent organizational, writing and creative ability will be needed. The capacity to perform multiple tasks and work with diverse groups of people including volunteers, facility staff, and children mandatory.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Judy Nichols-Evans at jnicholsevans@freeartsaz.org or fax to 602-258-1881.


*New Listing* Transitional Housing Program Manager - Chrysalis Shelter (Phoenix)

Master's Degree in counseling or related field; certified or eligible for certification (at least at the associate level; experience and/or knowledge of domestic violence; ability to perform crisis intervention; ability to complete client assessments; experience with individual and group counseling; ability to maintain working relationships with supervisor, associates, clients, and community agencies; and ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing. Submit resumes to Joe at chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org or fax to 602-955-0165.


*New Listing* Foundation Coordinator - Arizona Western College Foundation (Yuma)

This position assists the Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Director with daily Foundation operations and procedures, including correspondence, reports, handbook designs and updates, and agenda compilation. This position also assists the Executive Director with donor cultivation, including: personal one-on-one and group follow-up and maintenance of the Foundation donor base. The Coordinator, in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Executive Director, assists in the planning and facilitating of a variety of fundraising activities, workshops, campaigns and annual events, annually prepares and maintains the Foundation scholarship program, including: recruitment, publicity and marketing.

The Coordinator will also ensure compliance with establishment of funds for scholarships and other donations, serve as a resource person to faculty, staff, students and the general public to clarify information, resolve problems, and make general decisions concerning Foundation programs and procedures. The Coordintaor oversees the design and content information of the Foundation web site. In cooperation with the Foundation Director, prepares the annual Budget for the Foundation office and Board. Independently complies data and prepares written summaries for various reports, questionnaires, research projects, etc., internally and externally, ensuring data accuracy and completeness. Performs other duties as assigned.

CLOSING DATE: First review October 10, 2005.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. To see the complete job listing or for more information please visit http://www.azwestern.edu/hr/jobs.php?jobsID=195


*New Listing* Director of Development - Actors Theatre (Phoenix)

Actors Theatre, a 20-year-old nonprofit professional theatre company in the Greater Phoenix area, seeks a highly motivated, creative, and experienced professional to become a part of the organization's senior management team. The Director of Development will work with the company's producing Artistic Director and Board of Directors in achieving this unique organization's ambitious artistic, cultural, and social roles.

This position will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing all aspects of comprehensive fundraising operation. Working closely with the Producing Artistic Director and the Board of Directors, the Director will manage all fundraising activities including the identification, cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities.  The Director must be both a technician and a public representative for Actors Theatre.  They must have experience in managing both the infrastructure and operational side of a growing fundraising operation, as well as in relationship building and managing their own portfolio of prospects and donors. 

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of progressive development experience; prior experience in the arts and culture sector; strong technical, communication, and strategic planning skills; the ability to work independently and as a part of a small and close team; the ability to interact with and represent the organization to diverse constituents and the public; a desire to "roll up their sleeves" and make a difference in the organization; and a sense of humor. 

The compensation is based, in part, on experience, and benefits and incentives are generous. Please send cover letter and resume to: Development Search, Actors Theatre, PO Box 1924 , Phoenix , AZ 85001-1924 , fax: 602-254-9577. Email:  info@actorstheatrePHX.org . No phone calls please. AA/EOE.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Central Arizona Shelter Services (Phoenix)

Chief Development Officer

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) is Arizona's largest homeless center. CASS seeks to significantly enhance its fundraising and external relations capacity. To do so, they are recruiting a motivated development professional to become the Chief Development Officer.

The Chief Development Officer will be an experienced, field-oriented professional responsible for managing all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising, marketing, public relations and communications operation. The incumbent will work with the CEO and the Board of Directors to achieve CASS's ambitious fundraising goals. They will be a part of CASS's executive team, including the CEO, CFO, and Chief Program Officer; and manage four staff members and contractors.

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of progressive development experience; a proven track record in all aspects of a comprehensive development operation, strong management and administrative skills; and experience in strategic and annual planning. They must have strong verbal and written communication skills; experience in representing an organization in public; and a keen sense of constituent relations and communications.

Please send a resume, with cover letter and up to five professional references by mail or email to Kellenberger Consulting, Inc., 3301 East Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85018; marc@kellenbergerconsultinginc.com.

Manager of Development Services

The Manager of Development Services will be an experienced, detail-oriented development operations and services person who will directly manage a variety of day-to-day development functions. This person will have many technical/operational responsibilities, but must also have the capability to interact with the public at meetings, events, etc.

The Manager's primary responsibilities include prospect identification, research, tracking and management; gift and pledge processing, and reporting; donor recognition and acknowledgement; internal and external accountability; data and information management as it relates to prospects, donors, gifts, and pledges; and special events logistical support.

This person will report to the Chief Development Officer. It will be important that the candidate have the ability to relate to and understand the needs of the homeless community.

Please send a resume, with cover letter and three professional references by mail or email to Kellenberger Consulting, Inc., 3301 East Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85018; marc@kellenbergerconsultinginc.com.


*New Listing* Development Consultant - Careers through Culinary Arts Program, Arizona Chapter

C-CAP seeks a Development consultant to lead its Arizona fund raising activities. Consultant will be responsible for researching, cultivating, and soliciting individual, foundation and corporate donors. Consultant will also be charged with managing an annual fund raising event, that includes sponsorships, ticket sales, an auction, and developing a working event committee. Consultant will maintain systems for tracking all donations and acknowledgements. The Consultant will work closely with C-CAP Arizona's Director, as well as C-CAP National's President, Executive Director and Development Director in New York.

Please send cover letter and resume to arrive by September 15 to Executive Director, C-CAP, 250 West 57th Street, #2015, New York, NY 10107; fax: 212-974-7117; e-mail: Michael@ccapinc.org.


*New Listing* Advocate/Coordinator - SART: Sexual Assault Response Team (Flagstaff)

Provides case management for sex crime victims; provides direct services such as crisis intervention/counseling, court escort, and assistance with filing crime victim compensation claims. Coordinates all administrative aspects of the SART. Assists with administrative aspects of NACASA (Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault).

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Nursing or a related field and a minimum of 3 years experience in social work, victim/witness advocacy, rape crisis intervention, or healthcare. Must be available for on-call hours. Must possess valid AZ driver's license and have reliable transportation. Bilingual Spanish speaking candidate preferred. This position will not be under filled. Salary: $33,000-36,000 DOE & DOQ.

Applications and job descriptions available at: 5200 E. Cortland Blvd., Suite B-5, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. 928-527-0708. Open until filled.


*New Listing* Assistant Regional Manager - Arizona Community Foundation (Sedona)

Arizona Community Foundation seeks candidate for part-time Assistant Regional Manager based in Sedona to serve Yavapai and Gila Counties. Basic knowledge of management, fundraising, and marketing. Strong computer and communication skills a must. College degree required. The ideal candidate will be familiar with rural Arizona and/or local nonprofit community.

Send resume to: 2201 E Camelback Rd, #202, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Attn: HR Officer or e-mail to sellis@azfoundation.org by 9/15/05.


*New Listing* Development Director - ALS Association, Arizona Chapter (Scottsdale)

This position provides support of major operational fundraising opportunities for the chapter. Manages and directs fundraising efforts including: events, major gifts, corporate and foundation solicitations, and grantwriting. Responsibilities: plan and implement mail appeals based upon identified needs, supervise the design and writing of appeal materials; research, track, assess and evaluate donor histories using Access database; plan for targeted fund raising initiatives; supervise chapter communications including: newsletter, website, mass media.

This position oversees the management of the donor database, directs information for press releases, media advisories and calendar listings, works with press for events and other Chapter activities. With the development team (fundraising committee, executive director, board of directors) plan major fundraising events, coordinate the solicitation of and communication with major sponsors; coordinate the follow up and recognition of major sponsors and other donors. Develop new fundraising ideas. Work with volunteer coordinator to coordinate volunteers for the events, coordinate donor and sponsor thank you's before and after each event.

Please contact Elayne Achilles at Elayne@alsaz.org if you'd like to apply or for more information.


*New Listing* Adoption and Licensing Specialist - Arizona Action for Foster Children (Phoenix)

AAFC is seeking 2 highly motivated individuals to work with foster care and adoptive families. Bachelor's Degree in related field required, experienced preferred. Flexible schedule, part time or full time hours available. Multiple positions available. Fax your resume to 480-345-2678 by Wednesday, September 14, 2005.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Administrative Assistant, Programs

Assists with all aspects of the grant process. Seeks exceptional individual to provide administrative support for the Program Department. Some key duties will be filing, correspondence, composing meeting minutes and coordinating meetings. Candidate must possess great telephone, customer service and organizational skills. Strong computer skills and experience with technology required. High School diploma or equivalent with two years office experience preferred.

Program Officer, Scholarship Programs

This position is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Foundation's Scholarship Program including the design, development, and implementation of all scholarship funds. For more information about this and other positions at ACF please visit http://www.azfoundation.org/static/who_we_are/ACF_Jobs.shtml .

Fax cover letter with salary requirements, and resume by Friday, September 16th to 602-381-1575. For more information on ACF's job listings, visit: http://www.azfoundation.org/static/who_we_are/ACF_Jobs.shtml


*New Listing* Child Care Director Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA (Scottsdale)

Seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic. Incumbent will be responsible for full operation of Preschool, Day Camp, Child Watch and the Adventure Guide Program. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred, with a minimum of 3 years experience managing multi-site programs, staff recruitment, training and supervision, budget development and monitoring, marketing and program development and assessments. The ideal candidate will have knowledge, experience and education with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's standards and criteria; in addition, the candidate will also be familiar and have worked with the Arizona Self-Study project for Accreditation. VOS YMCA provides an excellent benefits package including 12% retirement. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or lktaylor@vosymca.org. Closing date for applications is 9/30/05.


*New Listing* Senior Program Director - YMCA Chauncey Ranch Camp (Mayer, AZ)

Join the dedicated team of YMCA Camping Services in AZ as the Director of Chauncey Ranch. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the operation, programming, staffing and budgeting. Must be knowledgeable in general camp operations, program operation and development including High Ropes, Team Initiatives, Equestrian, Upland bird hunting, waterfront and target sports. Candidate must display leadership qualities and have a track record of building a team, have demonstrated experience in budget development and control, be a creative problem solver, dedicated to the 'Y' Mission and be motivated to build Chauncey into THE premier "western camp" in the country. $700K budget, 175 beds with an incredible Equestrian facility and hunting operation. On-site position requires 5 years YMCA camp experience, striving for/or having attained a Sr. Director Certificate. Hiring range: $35,300-$44,125 + housing.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or lktaylor@vosymca.org. Closing date for applications is 9/30/05.


*New Listing* Development Director - Tucson Zoological Society (Tucson)

The Tucson Zoological Society (TZS) is seeking a Development Director to be responsible for strategizing, creating, implementing and managing all development activities for the Tucson Zoological Society in its mission to enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo to the Community. TZS is the non-profit, support agency for the Reid Park Zoo. Reid Park Zoo has an annual attendance of 430,000 guests, wonderful community support, and is operated by the City of Tucson. Tucson Zoological Society has over 8000 members.

The Development Director is directly responsible to the Executive Director and will manage the following areas: capital campaign, grantwriting, building foundation and corporate resources and relations, annual appeal, as well as assisting the Executive Director in the implementation and management of marketing and promotional activities designed to earn income.

A letter of interest and resume should be sent to Susan Parker-Hotchkiss, c/o Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85716.


*New Listing* Development Director - Arizona Animal Welfare League (Phoenix)

Arizona Animal Welfare League Development Director The Arizona Animal Welfare League (www.aawl.org), seeks a Development Director with a proven track record to plan, organize and implement a strategic fund development program to support the mission and programs of Arizona's oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter. The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for the coordination of all development efforts to support a $2.1 million fiscal year budget. The Development Director manages grant writing and all major gifts functions, which may include planned giving, principal gifts, donor prospecting and research, and special multi-year fundraising campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field; a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in donor development; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously; and the ability to create productive relationships with staff, donors, community leaders and volunteers. Proven success in strategic planning, soliciting major gifts, and building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents is highly desired. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to linda@aawl.org by October 31, 2005. No phone calls, please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* ASU Foundation (Tempe)


Position is responsible for performing a broad scope of professional accounting activities. Responsible for maintaining accounting system, processing stock gifts, maintenance investment activity, experience with nonprofit accounting policies, preparing journal entries and other reconciliations, ensuring that all journal entries are made prior to month end closing, providing annual preparation of audit work papers, and contributing to team special projects as assigned. Individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining a procedures manual for area responsibilities. Will be required to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks. Maintenance of fixed asset records. Maintenance and recording of pledges and pledge payments. Account set up and maintenance. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, accounting principles, practices and procedures. Desired experience working with; investments, reconciliing payroll accounts, personal computer including spreadsheets, word processing, and LAN applications. Experience with financial accounting software. Experience with not for profit or educational institutions preferred. Demonstrate excellent organizational, time management, detail orientated, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality on behalf of the Foundation's donors and colleagues. Three references required. Background checks will be performed. Submit resumes and salary requirements to ediffley@asu.edu. Please indicate Accountant in subject line.

Investment Reporting Analyst

The Investment & Reporting Analyst's primary functions are to provide financial accounting and data analysis to the University community with respect to the endowment accounts managed by the ASU Foundation. The Investment & Reporting Analyst: 1) prepares financial analyses to both monitor and forecast endowment performance; 2) tracks endowment account activity for the combined ASUF-managed endowment pool and the individual accounts that together constitute the combined pool; and 3) assists senior management in understanding financial market performance trends, associated market risks, and opportunities for the Foundation and the University.

Submit resume and salary requirements to ediffley@asu.edu. Please indicate Investment Reporting Analyst in subject line.

Accountant, Real Estate

This position reports to a Senior Associate VP and will oversee the management of the accounting and bond fund transactions relating to real estate projects of the ASU Foundation, with direct responsibility the accounting functions for recording activity, management of payments, reporting and distribution of real estate proceeds to beneficiaries, compliance with audit requirements and trust account reconciliation.

Submit resumes and salary requirement to ediffley@asu.edu. Please indicate Accountant Real, Estate Position in subject line.


*New Listing* Assistant to the Vice President of External Affairs / Development Associate - Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera seeks Asst. Dir. of Development at Phoenix location. Ideal candidate possesses at least 2 years experience in Non-Profit fundraising environment; ability to handle multiple/diverse projects simultaneously; exp w/ Raiser's Edge or similar database software & all components of Microsoft Office; experience with major event planning and management; some exp w/ donor cultivation/solicitation practices; attention to detail & strong organizational skills; research exp w/ LexisNexis, Guidestar, etc a plus. Arizona Opera is one of the oldest major arts orgs in the state serving two cities w/ 5 operas every season. Work environment is artistic, fun but fast-paced. Salary is commensurate w/ experience. Interested candidates: submit resume & cover letter by August 10, 2005 via email jenny@azopera.com or mail 4600 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.


*New Listing* Development Manager - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks an aggressive, highly personable individual with excellent writing, presentation, interpersonal and project management skills. Extensive experience executing special events and managing fundraising auctions, developing corporate sponsors and working with volunteers. Attention to detail and record of consistent follow through necessary. Minimum 3 years non-profit and/or university development experience; demonstrated record of success in special event planning, management and implementation, i.e. fundraising walks. Preferred skills; Bi-lingual, high level of computer literacy required with knowledge of fundraising databases, Willingness to fully contribute to a collaborative, proactive, fast-paced organization is essential. Must value families and children. Fax a resume, cover letter and salary requirements immediately to 602-395-0722 or e-mail to info@wishaz.org.


Executive Director - Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless (Bisbee)

Small Bisbee nonprofit seeks ft/pt community minded executive director. Responsible for daily operations, grant administration, and fundraising. Preferences: experience in grant writing, and nonprofit work environment. Send resumes with salary history to attn: Board President, PO Box 5852, Bisbee, AZ 85603. E-mail: bishell@cybertrails.com.


Director of Annual Giving - Tesseract School (Paradise Valley)

Tesseract School, an independent, nonprofit day school serving children in Preschool-Grade 8, is seeking a Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving plans and executes programs which increase non-tuition revenues for the school. Develops and coordinates a plan to increase parental support of, and involvement in, non-tuition giving to the school. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: minimum five years in fundraising activities, superb organizational skills, superb people skills, Bachelor's Degree. Please submit resume and cover letter to Head of School. The Tesseract School, 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Fax: 480-991-1954. For more information please email tglover@tesseractpv.org.


Director of Development - MentorKids USA (Scottsdale)

MentorKids USA seeks a Director of Development who will plan, organize and implement a strategic fund development program for the advancement of faith-based mentoring programs for at-risk youth in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The Director of Development will work with the Executive Director and Board in cultivation of major donors, Annual Campaign, Direct Mail, Grant Writing, Events, and Media, Church and Community Relations.

Requirements: Four year degree in a related field, four years of demonstrated success in donor development, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to create successful and productive relationships with staff, donors, church leaders and volunteers. Passion for working with troubled youth in a faith-based environment and adherence to the MentorKids USA Standard of Conduct and Statement of Faith is required.

Compensation and benefits are competitive. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to hr@mentorkidsusa.org or to Daryl Reese, MentorKids USA, 8960 E Raintree Dr. Ste 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


Program Director - Arizona Quest for Kids (Phoenix)

Arizona Quest for Kids (AQFK) is seeking a youth-focused leader who values and supports the mission of AQFK which is to provide support for college graduation to low-income students with academic potential. Position oversees the development and delivery of program components (mentoring, enrichment, college guidance and family resources) and provides leadership of program staff. Candidate must have strong program development and management skills with experience in nonprofit program management and a bachelor's degree preferred. Must have ability to train staff to build capacity within cultural and socio-economic diverse communities and transfer skills in all aspects of program implementation and management. Bilingual skills a plus. FT position with some evenings & weekends required.

Email cover letter, resume and position applying for to: resumes@azquestforkids.org (or fax to 602-252-5314). Please indicate "AQFK Program Director Position" in the subject line. Candidates failing to provide the above-requested information will not be considered. Position available immediately and open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Regional Program Director - The National Conference for Community and Justice (Phoenix)

Long-established state-wide nonprofit youth organization, HQ in Phoenix, AZ, seeks experienced professional to plan, implement & achieve core program recruitment goals through diversified strategies, develop state-wide extension of programs, and support key elements of alumni relations - building networks with public, professional, private and government sector organizations.

Experienced professional candidates should demonstrate success in: organizing, networking, conducting diversified recruitment campaigns, working with volunteers & organizations, supporting external public and media relations and developing/using market research -maintaining high performance standards in a high-energy environment.

Strong written, verbal and computer skills appropriate to duties. Salary commensurate with experience and skills. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Sharon Caponera at arizona@nccj.org. No phone calls please.


Director of Community Programs - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

The Director of Community Programs position is a full-time salaried staff position that will be responsible for business and volunteer service, agency relations and program and project management for the organization. This position will serve on the senior management team to support fundraising efforts for an annual budget of more than $1M, work collaboratively with other department directors to maximize volunteer experience and community impact and manage, mentor and provide leadership to three managers in the organization.

To be successful in this position, candidates should possess strong written communication skills; excellent public speaking skills; strong organizational and managerial skills; the ability to produce high quality results in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to monitor budgets.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor's Degree; at least 3 years nonprofit experience; a proven track record in volunteerism and relations; experience in working with volunteers, experience in developing volunteer programs a plus; availability to work on evenings and weekends as needed; and a high level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point.

For a complete positions description and for information to apply, please visit our website www.makeadifference.org.


Facilities Director - Scottsdale/PV YMCA (Scottsdale)

Excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to manage and supervise day to day functions of building maintenance, security, landscape, and custodial functions for a 48,000 sq. ft. YMCA facility. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) hands-on maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, custodial and large aquatics complex with outdoor pool. Develops annual maintenance budget, monitors budget monthly, and aids in development of maintenance reserve budget. Creates purchase orders and works with association approved vendors for maintenance or projects beyond his or her scope. Responsible for site and building cleanliness, maintenance and safety. Participates in association audits. Organizes and maintain orderly facility and keeps all storage areas clean, organized and safe. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203

The Facilities Director will have an extensive working knowledge of central plant operations and preventative maintenance practices, chemical usage, MSDS, supervisory, planning, and air-conditioning systems. The incumbent will possess human relations skills and an understanding of the YMCA mission. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or email lktaylor@vosymca.org.


21st Century Community Learning Center Project Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

This position oversees the implementation of procedures for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and supervises site coordinator positions, determining workloads, establishing work schedules, monitoring work performance through site observations. The project director develops and manages the budget associated with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and ensures that resources are used appropriately. The position also supervises the development of a database used for reporting information on student and adult participants and classes offered The director serves as a liaison to coordinate programs with other agencies or educational institutions and attends meetings and seminars to remain current on all procedures related to the 21st CCLC grant. Hiring range: $38,479-$48,099

Qualifications: knowledge of accounting procedures necessary for tracking grant expenditures and revenue received; writing reports and communication that are clear, concise, accurate, and technically correct; preferred qualification-experience working in an elementary school district and/or supervising grant funded projects.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or email lktaylor@vosymca.org. Closing date for applications: September 23, 2005.


Senior Consultant for Organizational Development - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (Baltimore, MD)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service seeks a Senior Consultant for Organizational Development to promote operational excellence among LIRS partners and networks; to develop and deliver consulting and training programs to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit and faith-based partners; to contribute to LIRS's knowledge of organizational development; and to identify and secure funds to sustain and expand the organizational development initiative. Qualifications include: strong background in nonprofit management, management consulting and training; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; strong project management, client relations and follow-through skills; and demonstrated success in fundraising from national foundations and other sources. Master's in business administration preferred.

Visit http://lirs.org/DonateServe/employment/SrConsOrgDevel.htm for details on this position. Send cover letter and resume to: HR Dept. LWR, 700 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230; fax (410) 230-2844; email to hrmail@lirs.org. EOE.


Vice President of Development - HomeBase Youth Services (Phoenix)

HomeBase Youth Services is seeking a well-organized individual with proven fund development success to serve as Vice President of Development. This person would report to the President and Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for the coordination of all development and marketing efforts to support a $2.7 million fiscal year budget. T his person would manage the Director of Development and Marketing, Grant Manager and Special Events Director.

H omeBase Youth Services is a nonprofit organization located in central Phoenix that provides services to youth ages 25 and under. The mission of HomeBase Youth Services is teaching at risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives. For more information about the organization and services provided by HomeBase Youth Services, please visit the website at www.hbys.org.

HomeBase Youth Services offers competitive salaries based on the candidate's education and relevant experience. In addition to compensation, HBYS offers full-time employees medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and paid holidays.

All interested candidates can apply in person, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 931 E. Devonshire Avenue, fax their resume to 602-263-5498 or e-mail their resume to humanresources@hbys.org. If you are in need of further information or assistance, please call (602) 263-7773 ext 211. HBYS is an equal opportunity employer.


Coordinator of Donor Services - Catholic Community Foundation (Phoenix)

The Catholic Community Foundation, based in Phoenix, Arizona has commissioned the Human Resources Office of the Diocese of Phoenix to coordinate the search for the Foundation's Coordinator of Donor Services. The successful applicant will coordinate all aspects of the Foundation's service to individual donors and to fund partners including parishes, schools, ministries and institutions.  The position is responsible for the smooth coordination of distributions from the Foundation's grant program, as well as from all designated funds, and is responsible for servicing all Field of Interest accounts. The position also conducts limited donor research.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; three years experience in a related position; must have extensive knowledge of the Catholic Church, its vision, teachings and structure.  The ideal candidate will have:  excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others; ability to organize, delegate, set schedules, prioritize tasks, and work both independently and with other members of the Foundation in a team setting; ability to analyze complex administrative and volunteer problems and develop effective courses of actions; knowledge of grant administration, event planning and an ability to seek out information using a variety of sources; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and donor/fundraising database software; and the ability to demonstrate the high level of professionalism required when interacting with other employees, as well as with volunteers and donors.

E-mail resume with cover letter to: applicants@diocesephoenix.org, mail to Human Resources, Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or fax to 602-354-2428.


Development Assistant - The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to support its development efforts. Working under the direction of the Advancement Officer, this position's core responsibilities include managing gift entry and acknowledgement, maintaining accurate records and files through database and fund file administration, and providing exceptional and timely service to the Foundation's donors and volunteers.  In addition, the position assists with the planning and execution of donor and community related events and communications.  

Qualified candidates must have education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate's Degree in business or related field; possess excellent oral and written communications skills; and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a team-oriented environment.  A high-level of computer proficiency is required.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Jones, CFRE, Advancement Officer, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85719.
Assistant Regional Manager, Southeast - Arizona Community Foundation (Sierra Vista)

Arizona Community Foundation seeks candidate for part-time Assistant Regional Manager based in Sierra Vista to serve Cochise, Graham, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Greenlee Counties.  Basic knowledge of management/fundraising/marketing. Strong computer/communication skills a must. College degree required. Ideal candidate will be familiar with rural Arizona and/or the nonprofit community. 

Send resume to: 2201 E. Camelback Road, #3202, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Attn: HR Officer, or e-mail to: sellis@azfoundation.org by 9/15/05. For more information, go to:  http://www.azfoundation.org/static/who_we_are/ACF_Jobs.shtml.

*Multiple Positions* New Arizona Family, Inc. (Phoenix)


The Counselor under the supervision of a Program Director, performs professional work providing clinical therapeutic services in residential and outpatient facilities. The position requires the selected candidates to perform crisis intervention and counseling, develop and provide individual treatment plans, evaluate and document clients' progress.
Skills/Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or closely related field and 3 years professional experience in a field related to substance abuse or mental health treatment programs preferred. Knowledge of general behavioral health services delivery systems policies and procedures. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail resume@nafi.us.

Registered Nurse

New Arizona Family, Inc. (NAFI) has a tradition of compassionate solutions in behavioral health care.  Our associates take pride in making a difference in our community.

Please join our team of caring professionals and enjoy the advantage of an employee-friendly environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. You can apply your behavioral health expertise, or take the opportunity to gain experience at NAFI in this rewarding field. The RN for our multi-site agency will have a flexible weekday schedule with no requirement to work weekends, evenings, holidays, or to be on-call. 

We invite you to email your resume to: resume@nafi.us or fax to: 602-553-7304.

Counselor Aide

In this role, the Counselor Aide will work under direct to general supervision, providing support of therapeutic services in a residential setting to an adult population composed of substance abusing; dual-diagnosed and/or criminal justice referred persons.
Skills/Requirements: Ability to communicate effectively, work with others and maintain confidentiality of information; Basic computer skills; 6 mos. related experience but will train person with High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of work experience; clean 39-month MVR.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail resume@nafi.us.

Account Coordinator - MDS Communications (Mesa)

The Account Coordinator is an entry-level position within our Client Services Department. They provide day to day support to up to three Account Managers who serve in a non-sales related, Development related position at the Mesa location. Account Coordinators assist Account Managers in overseeing the telephone fundraising activities of 10 or more clients and managing every aspect of those clients' accounts.

This position assists in keeping appropriate logs and creating appropriate client reports for Account Managers; dialoguing with clients to schedule, create, implement and manage all telephone fundraising appeals in a successful manner; writing telephone scripts and/or developing the gift fulfillment letter package; coordinating receipt and analyzing the data (names and telephone numbers); and training the Communication Specialists who will call on the campaign. This position has the opportunity to receive management training to become an Account Manager. 

To apply, carefully review our website at www.mdscom.com. Go to the Career Section on our website to review the job description and to apply. Be sure to send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you believe you would be a good fit at MDS and how you would feel about working for a company committed to the ideals of our conservative clients. Contact information is provided within the Career section.

Department Secretary - ICU, Flagstaff Medical Center (Flagstaff)

Responsible for maintaining staffing/schedules for ICU. Assists in operational problem identification and resolution of staffing at unit level. BS preferred. In Hire Range: $11.41 - $13.69.

For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.flagstaffmedicalcenter.com/HumanResources/fmc_secretarial_clerical.htm.


Patient Representative I - Alliance Medical Laboratory (Flagstaff)

Responsible for opening mail, returned mail research and data entry of payments. Troubleshoots problems on patient accounts. Customer service experience required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Previous medical billing experience helpful. Hiring range: $11.41 - $13.69.

For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.flagstaffmedicalcenter.com/HumanResources/fmc_secretarial_clerical.htm.


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