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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 28, 2005

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From the Director

We describe our ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management's portfolio of research, education, technical assistance and conferences as helping build capacity of nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in communities. By capacity building, we refer to the ability of nonprofits to achieve their mission effectively and sustain themselves over the long term. To accomplish this goal, we provide knowledge and tools to hone the skills and capabilities of individuals who lead and manage nonprofits. A recent letter from New York attorney Allen Bromberger underscores the need for nonprofit capacity building efforts. Allen is a board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, one of the national infrastructure organizations (Our Center is a member of the Alliance). With Allen's permission, we offer his letter to readers of the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report:

September 13, 2005

Dear Colleagues:

I remember when New York was attacked on 9/11/2001, one of the things that came out of it was a growing realization of how much we all depended on the nonprofits of the city to provide basic services such as food and shelter and clothing and medical care beyond what government could or would do. Nonprofits all over the city - indeed the whole region - provided temporary offices and equipment for groups that had been affected directly, and they expanded services to reach those whose needs could not be met by the agencies that would "normally" have provided assistance. A lot of this was done with the assistance of local foundations, who diverted funding to meet the unprecedented need. Thousands of volunteers stepped up from across the country, and they were able to make a difference partly because of the nonprofits that were there to coordinate and direct services, in cooperation with local authorities.

I also remember at the time there was a lot of talk about how fortunate we were to have this "infrastructure" of groups in place so they could mobilize when needed. The "extra" capacity these groups provided literally made the difference between life and death in many cases, and they were still dealing with suffering and helping to provide for basic needs long after the attacks.

Seeing the sector in action really helped the public understand the value of a professional corps of nonprofit personnel and the value to the city of having strong, healthy nonprofits on the ground. I think the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina might engender a similar response if nonprofits are visible as part of the rescue and recovery effort.

I hope that in the rush to provide individual assistance - which I heartily applaud - there will be someone talking not just about individual acts of heroism and generosity, but of the larger issue of why we need nonprofits in the first place, and why the sector is something that deserves support all the time - so that it will be there when the need is truly dire.

Perhaps as we collect our stories, the Alliance can think about presenting this story to a national audience through the media. And individual Alliance members can do letters to the editor of their local papers making this point. Because we never know where the next disaster or attack might take place.

Allen R. Bromberger, Esq.
Perlman & Perlman, LLP
New York, NY 10010-2202

We acknowledge that capacity building isn't about unabashed cheerleading for the nonprofit sector in the absence of critical analysis about what constitutes effective practice, philanthropy and impact as informed by research. Capacity building may involve different priorities for different organizations. For one, it may mean improving their governance (board effectiveness). For another it may mean improving fund raising practices by considering new revenue streams through social enterprise. For a third, it may mean taking steps to merge with another nonprofit to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. Capacity building means asking the right questions and acting accordingly when the answers are secured.

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


*New Course* - Effective Technology Management for Innovative Nonprofits
October 11, 13, 18 & 20

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in partnership with NPower Arizona - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Effective nonprofits, whether small or large, can and should use technology as a strategic asset in serving their missions. Limited time and money, staff comfort levels and day-to-day work demands often make strategic use of technology difficult. This non-technical course is designed to teach managers about the basic functions that technology can play in their organizations and will help them to consider realistic ways of making technology work for both their organizations and the communities they serve.

The instructor is Patrick McWhortor. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. 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.


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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LISC Honors Chicanos Por La Causa President Pete C. Garcia for Worthy Contributions to Community Development

Pete C. Garcia, a Phoenix community activist who has helped develop affordable housing, businesses, cultural arts centers and schools throughout Arizona, will be honored September 28 in a Washington, D.C., as one of the nation's most effective community developers.

Garcia and 24 other community developers will receive Mike Sviridoff Leadership Awards, bestowed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) on men and women across the country who, through their determination and creativity, have made their neighborhoods better and stronger. The awards, named after LISC's first president, will be presented during LISC's 25th anniversary celebration at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC. LISC is the nation's leading community development support organization.

For more information, please contact Ruth Osuna, Program Director for the local Phoenix office: (602)256-0015 or e-mail rosuna@lisc.org.


IOLTA Grant Applications Now Posted

IOLTA grants are given by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education to non-profit organizations to aid the poor in Arizona. The 2005 IOLTA application is now posted at: http://www.azflse.org/AZFLSE/legalservices/ioltagrants.cfm

Please submit the application electronically to Lara.Slifko@azflse.org by October 14, 2005. If you can not submit via email, please mail the application without staples to 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Do not fax submissions. Please have narratives in Microsoft Word and budgets in Microsoft Excel. Do not fax, do not staple; electronically submit as an attachment in Word and Excel. If unable to submit via email, send by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Slifko at the above email or at 602-340-7235. For more information on AZFLSE and the IOLTA grant, please visit our website: www.azflse.org.


Volunteer Center to Launch Online Volunteer Management System

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County will soon launch the 1-800-Volunteer.org online community-based volunteer management tool in Maricopa County. This powerful Web-based software designed with the volunteer manager in mind combines recruiting tools with event management, flexible reporting, emergency response and volunteer recognition features. The Volunteer Center's use of 1-800-Volunteer.org will provide non-profit organizations in Maricopa county with not only a way to recruit volunteers, but will also provide management, recognition and impact reporting tools -- enabling local organizations to report on their impact in the community. Designed by and built especially for Volunteer Centers by the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network, the 1-800-Volunteer.org system allows volunteers to search and find opportunities 24 hours a day. This cost-effective tool is available at special rates to local non-profit organizations who join before the end of the year.

To attend a free information session, contact Michael Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext 892 or e-mail: michael.esposito@volunteerphoenix.org. A preview is available at www.volunteerphoenix.org.


Need Volunteers?

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has several hundred volunteers willing to be placed with Valley nonprofits. We received an overwhelming response from volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and would like to refer them to nonprofit agencies planning to utilize their services. If your nonprofit 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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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


American Association of Grant Professionals - Informational Arizona Chapter Meetings
October 7 (Prescott)

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

Date, Time, and Location: 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.

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.


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.


Effective Technology Management for Innovative Nonprofits (NMI 114)
October 11, 13, 18 & 20 (Phoenix)

Effective nonprofits, whether small or large, should use technology as a strategic asset in serving their missions. Limited time and money, staff comfort levels and day-to-day work demands often make strategic use of technology difficult. This non-technical course is designed to teach managers about the basic functions that technology can play in their organizations and will help them to consider realistic ways of making technology work for both their organizations and the communities they serve.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, and presented in partnership with NPower Arizona, this course may be taken alone or as a required core course toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Patrick McWhortor. October 11, 13, 18 & 20; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.

October Brown Bag Seminar - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
October 13 (Flagstaff)

An introduction to the basics of financial statements and accounting terminology. Learn about: balance sheets, income statements and other accounting topics. Question and answer period for financial issues facing your nonprofit organization. Presented by Wayne Fox, MS, CPA, Director of NAU's Center for Business Outreach

Date and Time: Thursday, October 13, 2005, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers  

To RSVP, please visit http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html. An RSVP helps us plan seating and handouts. For more information on this event you may also contact Christina Boyd, NPRC Program Manager, at 928-527-7926.


Are You Covered? Filling in the Gaps for Profit and Nonprofit Organizations - PLUS Southwest Chapter
October 13 (Scottsdale)

The PLUS SW Chapter presents an educational seminar on October 13, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Topic: Are You Covered? Filling in the Gaps for Profit and Nonprofit Organizations.

Location: The Gainey Suites Hotel, East Gainey Suites Drive, Scottsdale, AZ.

Guest speakers to include: Will Brown, PhD, ASU, Helen Savaiano, V.P. Monitor Liability Managers, Karen Callanan, Sr. V.P. NIF Risk Management, and attorneys from the local law firm Jones, Skelton & Hochuli. Keynote speaker will be Terry Cooper, Chief, Arizona Dept. of Insurance Fraud Unit. Charge: $55.00 for PLUS members, $70.00 for nonmembers

Call Pat Reid at reidp2@scottsdaleins.com for registration form and further information. You may register at the door at the time of the event as well.


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, 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.


Resource Development: Involvement and Investment
October 14

The second of eight stand-alone workshops 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 learn techniques to acquire, renew and upgrade donor support for the work of your organization. Fee is $40 per person. October 14th, 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.


Human Resources Management (NMI 102)
October 21 & 22 (Phoenix)

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. Improve your working knowledge of human resource management using legal, technical and practical concepts. Learn about compliance with federal and state employment laws, compensation systems, practical and affordable recruitment/retention strategies, problem performance analysis and the development of personnel policies and job descriptions. The instructor is Alice Conner. Oct. 21 & 22, 8AM - 5PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.

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.


Fundraising Methods and Strategies (NMI 106)
October 27, 28, & 29 (Phoenix)

Successful fundraising involves preparation, enthusiasm and professionalism. Participants will explore effective and ethical methods of securing funds from corporations, foundations and individuals. Participants will also examine the potential of special events, planned giving, internet fundraising, individual solicitations, capital campaigns and much more, in determining the best strategies for reaching their organizational fundraising goals.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Bill Harrison, CFRE. Oct. 27 & 28, 8AM - 5PM; Oct. 29, 8AM - 12PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330 plus a $20 materials fee. The required text, "Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", will be provided the first day of class. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


Board Governance: Building Passion for Mission - Enrichment Series
November 18 (Phoenix)

The third of seven segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the 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:

•  Learn how to assess board composition
•  Learn how to build a diverse board, where to find board members and how to recruit them
•  Learn creative approaches to board orientation and to building board commitment to mission

Date, Time and Location: November 18, 9 am - 12 pm at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Fee is $40 per person - pre-registration is required. For more information about the entire series, or to register, visit the Center's website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ees.htm or call (480) 965-0607.


*Early Registration Rates Available* 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. 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* Executive Director, Ryan House (Phoenix)

Ryan House is a new venture to create a freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in Arizona. The facility will provide a community of support and palliative care (also called comfort care) in a home-like setting for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, including emergency or short-term respite, and end of life care. Ryan House will be the first pediatric facility of its kind in Arizona and the Southwest. Ryan House incorporated as a nonprofit on 2004; it has moved through planning and development with its Board of Directors and is now ready to begin hiring for critical positions as dates near for groundbreaking and construction. The Executive Director will take on the exciting challenge of leading Ryan House through facility development, licensure and onward to serving families and children facing life-limiting illness.

Requirements: MBA or other equivalent advanced degree in a related field; seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge of the health care administration, principles of palliative care, contract administration and negotiation, community organization, fiscal and organizational management, principles and practices of marketing, and public relations. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; negotiate and administer contracts; work with health care providers, commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary; and communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.

Please send Cover Letter and Resume by e-mail or fax to: Nancy E. Hook, nancy@hookandassociates.com or (602)795-6833 (fax). For more information on this position, visit http:/www.ryanhouse.org.


*New Listing* Fund Development Director - Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center provides vocational and placement assistance, day services programming and residential housing to people with developmental disabilities. With a budget of over $13 million annually, VALLEY serves over 400 clients in the Phoenix area. As part of the executive team, this position will report directly to the President and work closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff to develop and implement fund development activities to achieve annual goals. This position will manage all fund development efforts (including events, donor campaigns, grants, etc.) and will directly supervise 2 staff members.

Preferred qualifications include BA or BS in related field, a minimum of 5 years of experience successfully leading fund development teams to meet annual goals, CFRE certification, and a strong knowledge of local funding opportunities.

Request a detailed job description by calling 602 371-0806. To apply, send resume to bramos@valleyofthesunschool.org or mail to Betsy Ramos, Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center, 1142 W Hatcher, Phoenix, AZ 85021.


*New Listing* Development Director, Ryan House (Phoenix)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising fundraising activities to support an annual operating budget of $1.6 M and a comprehensive $6 M capital campaign. This position requires an individual with the energy and passion to articulate the mission and goals of Ryan House to a variety of audiences, and who can develop harmonious relationships with staff, volunteers, and community leaders. The individual applying for this position must have an understanding of comprehensive fundraising and the ability to achieve financial objectives, and must have:

  • A four-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The ability to function as a member of a team
  • A proven track record in fundraising
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking

Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail or fax to: Nancy E. Hook, nancy@hookandassociates.com or (602)795-6833 (fax).


*New Listing* Associate Director of Development - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (a six-year-old institution with an active exhibition program in modern and contemporary art, architecture and design), seeks a development officer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated fundraising and grantwriting experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work flexibly with the community, donors, collectors and volunteers. The position is an opportunity for a resourceful individual to help build a growing museum program of local and national significance.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum B.A. degree with related course work in art or non-profit management including annual fund, major gifts, special events and sponsorship, or related field and 5 years development experience. CFRE preferred. Grant writing and major gift experience is strongly desired. This position executes fund raising activities and programs including corporate, individual, foundation, government giving, grant research and grant writing initiatives. Reports to director and VP of development in the museum's umbrella corporate organization. Send resume and cover letter to: Resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Development Associate - STARS (Scottsdale)

The mission of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) is to provide adults with severe disabilities the opportunity and resources to achieve their highest levels of personal, social and economic independence. The agency, which began in 1973, has a $2.1 million budget of which about $500,000 is raised through special events, individual gifts and grants. STARS is seeking to hire a highly motivated fundraising, marketing and/or event-planning professional with very strong communication, administrative and organizational skills. The job requires exceptional computer skills, database management (Matchmaker), extraordinary communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and balance the needs of a variety of internal and external contacts including donors and volunteers. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; some advanced education preferable; three years experience in a corporate, marketing, sales or event planning position preferable; positive, high energy; strong corporate presence; advance computer skills; exceptional organizational and communication skills; a self starter who is not afraid to take initiative in a highly charged environment is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. STARS has a great benefit package. Successful candidate must have reliable transportation and be willing to work evenings and/or weekends for events. Job applicant subject to background fingerprint clearance. Send resume and salary history to ssmith@starsaz.org or fax to S Smith at 480.994.0491 with cover letter and contact information. No calls please.

*New Listing* Development Associate - Arizona Science Center (Phoenix)

The Arizona Science Center, with the mission to inspire, educate, and entertain people about science, seeks an energetic professional to join our team as a Development Associate. This position will work closely with the Director of Development and volunteer committees to plan, organize, and implement fund-raising events, including the annual Galaxy Gala and golf tournament. In addition to special events, the Development Associate will assist with cultivating and soliciting corporate contributions.

Qualified candidates will have stellar interpersonal, organizational, analytic, verbal, written, and computer skills. Must be a detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple priorities. Must work well both independently and with the team. This is a FT position with some evenings and weekends required.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Assistant Director of Development, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004; fax: 602-716-2099; e-mail: development@azscience.org.

*New Listing* Director of Mental Health Services - Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona, located in Phoenix, and is recruiting applications for the position of Director of Mental Health Services. The Childhelp Children's Center is a fully co-located Children's Advocacy Center responsible for the investigation and treatment of victims of child abuse. The center is a Full Member of The National Children's Alliance and houses MDT partners in law enforcement, child protection, medical services, child advocacy and mental health. The Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona operates as a project of Childhelp USA, founded in 1959, one the oldest and largest child abuse organizations in the country.

The Director is responsible for: administration of direct clinical services program; provide therapeutic services to clients age 4 to adult; provide training, supervision and consultation for staff and students; participation as part of management team for center operations; ensure compliance of center policies and state licensure regulations; administration of grant funds and grant funded positions.

Requirements include: Doctorate in Psychology; eligibility for Arizona licensure; experience in cognitive behavior theory, play therapy and the treatment and assessment of abuse victims and trauma. EMDR certification a plus. 5 years experience in victimology and trauma. Forensic and court experience helpful.

Salary: $65,000/yr plus benefits. Start date to be determined following notification of successful applicant.

Please fax cover letter and resume to: Bill Copeland, Director, Fax: 602-282-0063, or e-mail in Word format to: bcopeland@childhelpusa.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Microbusiness Advancement Center of Southern Arizona (Tucson)

Program Director

This position strategically leads and tactically manages the agency's Microbusiness Training Program and includes direct supervision of several professionals. The position is responsible for: (1) the agency's training courses and training-related activities, including those delivered by the Women's Business Center, PRIME program for disadvantaged entrepreneurs, and JEFES program for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs; (2) preparation and management of program-related grants; (3) collection of data and evaluation of program outputs and outcomes. The position requires significant leadership and coordinative skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment. Minimum qualifications include Bachelors Degree in Business, Education, Public Administration or related field; three years of program development experience, preferably in a nonprofit corporation; two years of management and supervisory experience; and one year of program evaluation experience. For further information on the position and directions on how to apply, visit www.mac-sa.org and click on "Get Involved." Position closes October 7 at 5 p.m.

Community Relations Director

This position is responsible for the agency's external relations program, including marketing, media relations, program and program-event promotion, publications, and electronic communications systems; community-wide education and/or media campaigns related to the agency's microbusiness advocacy role; and the "friend raising" and stewardship aspects of fund development. In addition, this position is the main project leader in the planning and execution of up to two agency-wide, revenue-generating special events. The successful candidate will be a strategic community relations professional with an established track record of creating a multi-dimensional communications programs, and will possess a clear understanding of the cultivation and stewardship aspects of non-profit partnerships and fund raising. Minimum Requirements include three years of program planning and execution experience in public relations, media relations, outreach and publications, preferably in a non-profit environment, and a Bachelors degree in public relations, journalism, or a related field. For further information on the position and directions on how to apply, visit www.mac-sa.org and click on "Get Involved." Position closes September 30 at 5 p.m.

Outreach Specialist

This position educates the public about MAC services in order to provide a pipeline of prospective clients and volunteers to the agency through the active engagement of individuals, groups and networks. The incumbent will implement a comprehensive outreach plan; manage the process for keeping new audiences informed about MAC while maintaining relationships with previously-engaged groups; develop special strategies for encouraging use of MAC services by targeted groups (women, minorities, low income, veterans, the disabled); serve as the agency's main public educator; recommend ways in which to enhance recruitment efforts through the use of volunteers and coordinate volunteer activities related to outreach; and conduct off-site orientations to varied constituencies. Position requires high level of self-direction and coordinative abilities, as well as proficiency in grass-roots public education in a culturally-diverse community, approachable professionalism, a community-needs-based entrepreneurial spirit, and an understanding/appreciation of the nonprofit working environment. Minimum Requirements include bilingual English/Spanish (written and verbal) ability, two years of experience designing and implementing outreach efforts, and significant public speaking ability. For further information on the position and directions on how to apply, visit www.mac-sa.org and click on "Get Involved." Position closes September 30 at 5 p.m.


*New Listing* I-Learn Program Director - South Mountain YMCA (Phoenix)

Candidate with teaching experience to instruct and assist teen and young adult dropout students participating in the YMCA i-Learn program. These students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise. Ideal candidate will have 2 years of classroom experience, be Arizona Secondary Certified in either English, Social Studies, Math or Science, and be a self-motivated problem-solver.

Duties include facilitating online high school courses, conducting new student interviews, scheduling students and supervising students in a lab environment, working with students one-on-one with high-school level curriculum, tracking student attendance and progress, following up with parents and counselors, as well as other task as assigned. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required. Please note this is a 12-month position. Hiring range: $25,837-$32,296. Closing date for resumes: October 31, 2005.

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


*New Listing* Human Resources Director - COPE Behavioral Services (Tucson)

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, the Human Resources Director manages the planning, organization and administration of COPE's Human Resources function; ensures compliance with all applicable state, federal, and funding source requirements; ensures the development and management of policies and procedures; and performs related professional and administrative work as required. The HR Director develops staff orientation and training programs, promulgates customer service standards, works with senior staff to develop action plans in response to opportunities for improvement, and assesses the work environment for risk, compliance, customer service, diversity and cultural competence. The HR Director is a member of the Executive Management Team and provides advice and assistance on personnel related matters to senior staff, managers and directors and the COPE Board of Directors.

Candidates should have, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field. Candidate should also have, at minimum, three (3) years of human resources or organizational development experience at a supervisory or management level. Position is full-time with a salary range of $48,000 to $62,500 DOE, plus an excellent benefits package. A full job description and application is available at www.copebhs.com. The position is open until filled.


*New Listing* Operations Manager - Helping Hands Housing Services (Phoenix)

Helping Hands Housing Services, a local area nonprofit serving low-income families, is seeking an Operations Manager. Prerequisites: college degree; desire to serve others; experience with nonprofits; skills at managing multiple projects; good with numbers; excellent written communication skills; must be well organized and computer skills a must. Prefer grantwriting and bookkeeping skills. Competitive salary. For more information, please submit resumes to hhhousing@aol.com or fax to 602-381-7706.


*New Listing* Sponsorship Manager - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Plans and coordinates fund raising activity as it relates to cash and promotional sponsorship. Solicitation targets include corporations, individuals and organizations. Manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts sponsorship program by creating and maintaining a comprehensive strategy for satisfying the philanthropic and promotional objectives of existing and prospective sponsors. Minimum Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and 5 years experience in corporate management, or equivalent combination of education and related development experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Marketing/Development Manager - The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix (Phoenix)

Great growth opportunity for individual with passion for the arts and skills in promotion, business development, fundraising and relationship management. If you are looking for a challenge - this is it. Bring a positive attitude. Send resume and cover letter by October 15 by fax or e-mail to: Fax: 602-364-7089. E-mail: infor@artsbusinessphoenix.org. Please, no phone calls.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

Part-time position opening, 10-15 hrs/wk, $12.50/hr. Flexible hours Monday-Friday. No benefits. Need strong clerical and computer software skills and strong attention to detail. Data entry or bookkeeping experience required. Assist with front office. Working knowledge of ACCESS, Word, Outlook and Excel necessary. Sample tasks include: data entry and verification, bookkeeping under the direction of accounting manager, greeting people in the front office, answering phones, filing, wordprocessing and proofreading a wide variety of material. Downtown Tempe location. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit planning agency. Position will begin in October. Send resume to tccjobs@tempe.gov.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant, Operations - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks a highly personable, detail-oriented individual with excellent customer service & computer skills; minimum 1-3 years experience in administrative tasks and general bookkeeping. Must possess excellent telephone & writing skills. Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Please fax a resume, cover letter and salary requirements immediately to 602-395-0722 or to ebrown@wishaz.org.


*New Listing* Youth Care Workers - Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Provides direct services to agency clientele and group management. Functions as a behavioral example to youth through use of role modeling. Provides for and maintains a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment. Part-time or full-time hours available. Two years college education or experience in the Human Services field. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Anna Journey at (602) 271-9904 or e-mail ajourney@tumbleweed.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council (Phoenix)

Accountant (Accounts Receivable)

To provide the services of receipting all incoming monies on a daily basis, maintaining the accounts receivable process, and assist in maintaining the ongoing accounts payable process. As part of the yearly rotational program, responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the financial positions of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Reporting. Full time.

Area Team Program Aide

Primary duty is to assist assigned area team with the development, extension, and maintenance of girl and adult membership by providing program activities for girls. Provides support with recruitment and placement of girls for specific program activities. Prepares and organizes necessary program materials and supplies. Part Time.

Assistant Registrar

Primary duty is to input, edit and/or maintain a variety of registration information related to general girl membership, program events/activities, adult training sessions and summer camp participants. Full Time.

Human Resources Specialist

Responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the group benefit programs. Provides excellent customer service, education and quality benefit plans. Investigates new benefit programs, improves existing programs, supervises, and monitors benefit administration. Serves as a primary staff liaison to Summer Camp personnel operations. Full time.

Member Services Executive (2 positions)

To develop, extend, and maintain girl and adult membership within a specific geographic area. Position also supports training, program and fund development activities. Includes collecting and evaluating data, planning and implementation, problem solving, volunteer management. Experience with team-focused work performance a plus. Bilingual - English/ Spanish - preferred with the ability to read/write in both languages. Ability to work a variety of hours, including nights and weekends (this position may require frequent travel outside of Maricopa County). Full Time.

Product Sales Specialist

Responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of quality Girl Scout product sale related program and adult product sale related training. Will work to enhance product sales program at troop, neighborhood and council-wide levels to both girls and adults. Includes volunteer recruitment and management, budget management, record keeping and reporting. Full Time.

HR Manager

Responsible for developing, administering, evaluating, and revisiting policy and procedure material for Council staff. Provides staff leadership and support services to ensure compliance with all state and federal employment regulations. Provides direction and support to Council-wide task groups and/or committees. Full Time.

Outdoor Program Manager

The Outdoor Program Manager works in direct partnership with the Girl Program Manager in the development and implementation of quality council-wide program and resource services delivery to a diverse membership base. Valid Arizona Driver's License needed for this position; full time.

Visit http://www.girlscoutsaz.org/home.htm for more information on these and other job postings.


*New Listing* AmeriCorps Members - U.S. Vets (Prescott)

Americorps members needed to serve full and part time as Case Manager, Outreach Team Member, Employment Team Member, Evening Van Driver, Shelter Night Manager. Full time AmeriCorps Members receive a living stipend of $10,600, an education award of $4,725, health insurance, and childcare reimbursement. It requires completion of 1700 hours over a 10 month period. Part time AmeriCorps Members receive a living stipend of $5,300 and an education award of $2,362. It requires completion of 900 hours over a 10 month period. Please contact Sara Dragon at (928) 445-4860, ext. 5908 or via email at sdragon@usvetsinc.org US Vets 500 North Highway 89 Prescott, AZ 86313 Building 151 (V.A. grounds) for position descriptions and application information.


Community Development Specialist - Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Arthritis Foundation is the only nonprofit 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


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.


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 Coordinator 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


*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.


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.


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.


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.


Camp 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.


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.


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.


*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, reconciling 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.


Development Manager - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

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 nonprofit and/or university development experience; demonstrated record of success in special event planning, management and implementation, i.e. fundraising walks. Preferred skills; Bilingual, 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.


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