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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

January 31, 2006

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What's New

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Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Launch Events

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is proud to announce the formal launching of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. Our Center's leadership, along with several other individuals and organizations involved with incubating the Alliance idea, urge your attendance at one more of the upcoming kickoff events located across the state (Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff). You may RSVP your attendance by e-mailing launch@ArizonaNonprofits.org. For questions, please call 623-512-1578.

Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D.
ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a unifying association formed to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in the Grand Canyon State. They are a statewide organization of, by, and for all of Arizona's nonprofits.  Click here to see or print the full invitation. 

The 8th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness - Workshop Topics
March 3, 2006

Glendale Civic Center
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, Arizona

A forum by definition is a public meeting or assembly for open discussion. True to form, this Annual Forum is a must attend event for those interested in a dialogue on nonprofit self-determination and those that want to truly impact the future of the nonprofit sector.

Who Should Attend?

  • Volunteer and staff leaders of nonprofit organizations
  • Representatives from the community
  • Government Officials
  • Media
  • Those involved in Philanthropy
  • Academia
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders

Workshops Will be Held on the Following Topics:

  • Supporting Staff – Lois Zachary
  • Developing Boards – Linda Volhein
  • The Basics of Capacity – Will Brown
  • Framing Evaluation from a Community-Wide Perspective – Wayne Parker and Kelly Campbell

Come out and participate in the dialog and help shape our sector's future! Stay tuned for speaker announcements and other updates. Please visit our website to register & for more information. http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ann_info.htm

Effective & Motivated Board Governance

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is committed to helping develop knowledgeable and well-prepared boards and board members. This half-day board training integrates university-based research into a 4-hour interactive presentation which covers all ten of the project modules. The material can be abbreviated or built-out for custom workshops, or each respective module can be addressed in greater specificity in a seminar fashion. For more information please click here or contact Andrew Ortiz by email at andrew.ortiz@asu.edu or by telephone at 480-965-7593.


Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Start Your New Year Resolved to Get More Training!

The academic year has begun, but with NMI you can start ANYTIME! The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management's professional development programs (NMI) are available in a variety of formats and topics designed for the busy working professional.

So whether you'd like to take one class on something specific like financial management, or earn a professional certificate in nonprofit management -- you can do something about it today with a simple click-through to more information.

For more information visit http://nmi.asu.edu or call 480-965-1867.


*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. 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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AZFLSE to Invest $55,000 in Law-Related Education Grant Programs

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education will distribute a total of $55,000 toward the Law Related Education grant programs. Distribution of dollars will be made with the consideration of the Foundation priorities and greatest impact from support offered. Award amounts are anticipated to range from $500 to $10,000 dependent upon the grant program and total number of qualifying grant applications received.

Grant applications must be received by the Foundation by March 15, 2006.

For more details on this grant program and how to apply, please go to our website: www.azflse.org, or contact Jeffrey Schrade at Jeffrey.schrade@azflse.org or Lara Slifko at Lara.slifko@azflse.org.


McCarthy to Donate $25,000 Heart Hats Funds to Area Nonprofit Organization

McCarthy Southwest Region raised $25,000 at its annual Heart Hats Golf Tournament and is looking for a way to put this money to use in the community. The construction company invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies that serve the metropolitan Phoenix area to complete an application outlining how they would use this donation and the impact it would have in the community. All applications will be reviewed by McCarthy's Heart Hats community involvement committee and the recipient will be announced in April.

Deadline for applications is February 24, 2006. To request an application, please contact Julie Allen at 602.277.9530, x230 or email JAllen@bjc.com.


Affordable Housing Institute Applications Available

The Arizona Department of Housing announces the availability of the 2006 Affordable Housing Institute (AHI) application. The submission deadline is March 10, 2006.

The AHI is an intensive "hands on" technical assistance series in which teams take an actual housing project from concept to fruition. It is highly recommended for nonprofit organizations with limited experience in housing finance and/or development. For more information about the AHI or to make application, call 602-771-1092 or visit www.housingaz.com.

AFP Seeking Presentation Proposals for 2006 State Conference

Association for Fundraising Professionals, Northern Arizona Chapter, is seeking presentation proposals for the 2006 State Conference educational program. The Conference will be held at the Hilton Sedona Golf Resort, July 27-28, 2006, in Sedona, AZ.

Possible presentation topics: Nonprofit Board Major Gift Training, Direct Mail, Corporate Giving, Writing a Case Statement, Starting a Capital Campaign, Volunteer Management, Productive Special Events, Nonprofit Leadership, How to Lose Your 501(c)3, Technology, Planned Giving Tools, Grant Writing, Time Management, Nonprofit Ethics, Career Development.

To receive proposal guidelines, contact Alice Ferris, CFRE at alice.ferris@nau.edu.
Proposals are due by January 31.


Nominations for 2006 Moral Courage Awards Now Being Accepted

The Martin-Springer Institute invites you to nominate someone for the 2006 Moral Courage Awards. The Martin-Springer Institute began the Moral Courage Awards to foster its mission of using the lessons of the Holocaust to teach about moral courage, altruism and tolerance. These awards educate and inspire others to also exhibit moral courage.

What is moral courage? People who exhibit moral courage: recognize that something is wrong or unfair and oppose it; stand up against prejudice, unfairness or bullying behavior; take a stand that is unpopular or may even harm their reputation or character; advocate for others even in the face of those who have more power than themselves.

The Martin-Springer Institute is looking for community members who have exhibited moral courage. If you know someone like this, nominate her/him simply by writing a one page description of how she/he exemplified moral courage. Please use the description above as a guide. You may complete this form by mailing your letter with the attached nomination form completed by February 17.

Thank you for your nomination. Each nomination reminds us of the hope that we can move our society forward in positive directions.

For more information on how to apply, please contact The Martin-Springer Institute, Box 5624, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, or call 928-523-2464. http://www4.nau.edu/msi/


AAGP Seeks Content-Area Experts for Grant Credentialing Process

The American Association of Grant Professionals is taking the lead to uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional practice among grant practitioners by creating the nation's first valid and viable credentialing process for grant professionals. We've run updates on this process before -- you can find out more at http://www.grantprofessionals.org/credentialing/cred_overview.php. All work at this point is being done under the auspices of Grant Professional Certification Institute, or GPCI. An affiliate of AAGP, GPCI is overseeing and financing the study to define certification standards.

GPCI is now recruiting a pool of 75 to 100 "content-area experts" nationwide to assist in the validation of the testing tool. According to GPCI: "As we develop professional credential standards, we will use the expertise of these current leaders in our field who understand the required knowledge and skills that best define our profession. They will represent grant seekers, grant writers, grant developers, grant managers, funders, policy makers, trainers, legal and financial consultants, evaluators, authors-people around the nation who steer our profession."

Maryn Boess of Just Grants! Arizona is a founding board member of GPCI and a designated content-area expert, and is helping recruit additional content-area experts for the test development process. If you're interested in finding out more and perhaps being nominated to participate, please email your expression of interest and relevant experience to Maryn at mboess@azgrants.com. Please be sure to include your phone number for follow-up.

Arizona Endowment Initiative Announces Launch

LEAVE A LEGACY®, the Planned Giving Round Table and The Stardust Foundation are excited to announce the launch of a new program designed to help Arizona nonprofit organizations improve their endowment fundraising capacity. The Arizona Endowment Initiative is initially a 24-month program: our goal is to build a comprehensive, fully functional, sustainable planned giving/endowment program in each participating nonprofit organization within 24 months.

Note: Only five organizations will be admitted to the program in 2006. We anticipate five new organizations each year thereafter. Organizations accepted into the program will gain the following from successfully completing the program: Understanding planned giving and endowments. Developing a plan and assessing your organizations readiness for endowment fundraising. Developing the organization’s case for support. Identifying, cultivating and soliciting planned giving/endowment donors. Developing and establishing endowment and gift acceptance policies. Developing donor stewardship programs. Marketing and Communication strategies for planned giving and endowment. Measuring and reporting success. Engaging the Board in support of an endowment building program.

This program is appropriate for organizations with an organizational history of ten or more years, organizations that have a full time development staff and committed CEO and an adequate number of individual donors (1,000+), and organizations that are willing to join LEAVE A LEGACY and the Planned Giving Round Table, if not a current member.

To learn more about the program and determine if it is appropriate for your organization, please plan to attend the orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 8:30 am at the Catholic Community Foundation. Please RSVP your attendance to leavealegacyaz@qwest.net or at 602-275-2210.

Professional Meeting Managers Partnership – Spring Semester Begins

The Professional Meeting Managers Partnership program (PMMP) at ASU has developed its spring courses and the emphasis this semester is on Multicultural Issues facing business and the Hospitality Industry.

The first program MULTICULTURALISM: A BUSINESS IMPACT, will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Comfort Inn, 1031 E. Apache in Tempe and will be conducted by Karen Garcia-Gonzales, Managing Director of the Multicultural Initiative for Meeting Professionals International. The second offering, MULTICULTURAL SERVICES FOR MULTICULTURAL CUSTOMERS, will be presented by Dr. Denis LecClerc, President of DLC Management Services on Tuesday, March 7, also at the Inn.

For a detailed description of the course and other offerings that ASU is presenting, click on the PMMP website: http://scrd.asu.edu/pmmp or call Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, Director of the
program at 480-965-0638.


Participate in the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

N-TEN is part of the steering committee for the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study that is being led by M+R Strategic Services. The eNonprofit Benchmarks Study is collecting and analyzing key online communications data from nonprofit organizations engaged in online activism, online fundraising, and email messaging. The study will measure email open rates, advocacy response rates, online fundraising conversion rates, paid email recruitment trends, and more. The study will establish nonprofit online communications performance benchmarks, giving nonprofits a tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their own online programs, and to compare it to those of similar organizations.

You can help our study! If you work for a nonprofit organization engaged in online activism, online fundraising, and email messaging, please take our confidential online survey sharing some of your organization’s online communications metrics:
(Only one survey response per organization, please.)

The survey includes questions relating to your organization’s budget and staffing, email open rates, response rates, web statistics, etc., and thus may require some research. Any data collected will remain confidential and will only be used in the aggregate. Your organization’s data will not be used individually.

The eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, to be released in early 2006, is sponsored by Advocacy Institute and M+R Strategic Services. It is co-sponsored by Beaconfire, Convio, Donor Digital, GetActive Software, and Kintera. The study also received generous support from the Beldon Fund and the Surdna Foundation. For more information about the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, please contact Ben Smith at bensmith@mrss.com.


Arizona Women's Partnership Seeks Grant Applicants

Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. is issuing a call for 2006 grant applicants.  The grant application has been posted on the AWP website www.azwp.org. Deadline: 1/31/06.

Grant applicants must be from 501(c)(3) nonprofits with operating budgets of under $200,000. Applicants must be non-sectarian and independent (not part of a larger organization); and whose mission includes assisting underserved women and/or children at risk. Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. raises funds through individual, small business and corporate support of its annual Wine, Women & Jazz event.



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Seminar: IRS Form 990 Update and Answers to FAQ's - ASCPA
February 1 (Phoenix)

This two-hour seminar will cover changes to the 2005 form 990 and related schedules A & B as well as address some frequently asked questions (or questions that should be asked more frequently) related to the preparation of this information return. Some of the items discussed include: 1. Form 990: a. noncash v. inkind contributions, b. government contributions v. fees and contracts from government agencies, 2. Schedule A: Compensation of 5 highest employees and interaction with Intermediate Sanctions.

Date: February 1, 2006
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix

To register: go to http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=05NFPFEB%20%20

*3-Day Conference* Successful Fundraising with Professional Tools - The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix
February 1-3 (Phoenix)

Spend two full days selecting from a comprehensive menu of topics, lead by some Arizona’s most esteemed business professionals, including our key presenter Mr. Bill Harrison, recently named AFP’S 2005 Outstanding Fundraising Executive. An award-winning author, respected teacher and dynamic speaker, Bill is well known for his sense of humor, high energy presentations and providing a valuable experience to all who attend his classes and workshops. This dynamic conference is open to the entire nonprofit community. An elite panel of speakers has been assembled to cover various topics including: fundraising basics, special event fundraising, major gifts, leveraging marketing and fundraising, building donor loyalty, fundraising ethics, financial accountability and reporting, and the “art of the thank you.”

Date: February 1–3, 2006
Location: Wells Fargo Conference Center, 100 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $499.00 - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - $399.00 BEFORE January 25th

Featured speakers:
Mr. Bill J. Harrison, CFRE – 2005 AFO Fundraiser of the Year
Diana Devine, Native American Connections, Inc.
Carroll Klein, Habitat for Humanity of the West Valley
Patricia Lewis, ASU Center of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
JoEllen Lynn, American Express
Kelly McCullough, KAET-TV / Channel 8
Dr. Wayne Parker, The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Herbert J. Paine, Paine Consulting
Sue Tormala, Stagebrush Theatre
Sandra Turner, Sandra Turner CPA, PC

For more details or to register, contact Jeanette Thomas at 602-364-7453, or e-mail her at jthomas@artsbusinessphoenix.org.


Seminar: Promoting Ethical Philanthropy- Association of Fundraising Professionals
February 2 (Prescott)

On Thursday, February 2, 2006, an educational seminar for fundraising professionals entitled "Promoting Ethical Philanthropy" will be held at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley, Prescott, AZ, from 1-4 p.m. Registration is required - $10 for AFP members and $20 for non-members. Additional nonmember registrants from same organization may register for $15.

With the nonprofit community coming under greater scrutiny it is vital that every fundraising professional's practices meet the highest standards and ethics. This seminar is designed to promote awareness of ethical conflicts that arise during the fund raising process. A product of Dr. Lance Johnsen's research in philanthropy, the seminar features an educational lecture, followed by an interactive discussion of several case studies. The concluding session will offer participants the opportunity to share their own experiences.

Dr. Johnsen has over nine years in higher education and healthcare philanthropy. He has been invited to speak at several national and regional conferences, and recently concluded a four-year term on the Ethics Committee for the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Political Science with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from ASU. He provides consulting services to the nonprofit community.

To register for the February 2 seminar, please contact AFP-Northern Arizona, c/o Heather Rogers at hrogers@northlandhospice.org or by fax at 928-779-5884. For more information, please contact Mary S. Stone, Communications Chair, AFP- Northern Arizona Chapter at 928-523-0668 or mary.stone@nau.edu.


Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
February 3-4, 2006

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.

Learn from the pros! Instructors include Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna, and Rob Leslie.

Thomas Avery, B.S. in accountancy and political science from Arizona State University, is the chief financial officer at Camp Fire Greater Arizona Council.

Matt Madonna, M.P.A. from the University of Missouri, is retired from a thirty-two year career with the American cancer society, most recently as the president of the southwest division.

Rob Leslie, B.S. in accountancy from Arizona State University, is a C.P.A. and partner with Miller Wagner & Company, PLLC. He specializes in accounting for nonprofit organizations.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. This class will be held at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from 8am - 5pm on February 3-4, 2006. 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.

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Training in Volunteer Resources Management -AVACA
February 8 (Phoenix)

This full-day volunteer management workshop goes beyond the basics to cover risk management, building community partnerships, your role as an in-house consultant and diversity. Presenters are: Arlene Schindler, internationally-known trainer in the field of volunteer resources and recipient of the 2004 AVA Lifetime achievement Award; Jim and Judy Bottorf, authors and trainers in the field of volunteer management and co-recipients of the 2005 AVA Distinguished Member Service Award; and Theresa Weber, former Adult Education Director for the Girl Scout Council and currently a corporate trainer/facilitator.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Center, 1101 W. Washington, Phoenix

Workshop cost, including lunch, is just $40 for AVACA members and $55 for non-members. Save money by joining AVACA (January through June membership just $12.50!). What is AVACA? The Association for Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona is the professional association which promotes excellence in volunteer resources management by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, networking and collaboration, and training and education. AVACA also serves the community as a resource and advocate for the profession of volunteer resources management. Membership includes monthly educational meetings, discounts on training, and a monthly e-newsletter.

For more information on AVACA or for workshop questions, contact Margie Coggins at the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County, 602-263-9736, ext. 501.


Phoenix Grants Forum
February 9 (Phoenix)

The first Phoenix Grants Forum of 2006 will be held Thursday, February 9, from 9:00-10:30 am at the Phoenix Public Library Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave. Featured speakers include: Mary Thomson, BHHS Legacy Foundation; Rudy Guglielmo, Hispanics in Philanthropy (and other targeted philanthropic initiatives under the Arizona Community Foundation); and Denise Birnbaum, Grant & Foundation Collection, Phoenix Public Library. For complete details and online registration, visit: http://phoenix.gov/GRANTS/gforum.html. (Note: If you experience any difficulties with the online registration please call Kim Wilmot, City of Phoenix Grants Office, 602-256-4257.)


Making the Case: Convincing Donors Your Organization is Worthy of Support
February 9 (

Does your organization have a "case statement," a strategic document that guides your fundraising efforts? Can you, your staff, and volunteers articulate the key reasons for supporting your organization? Are you prepared to write a grant proposal on short notice? Learn about this essential development tool and why every nonprofit needs one.

Important points that will also be covered include: Why your organization needs a case statement; Types of case statements; Elements of a case statement; Identifying the audiences; How to make a compelling case for support; The process of writing a case statement; Using a consultant to assist case development


  • Rick Swanson - Training & Development Director, North Country Community Health Center, Flagstaff, AZ; recipient of Outstanding New Fundraiser Award, 2005, by the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Mary Stone - Coordinator, University Development, Northern Arizona University; former communications consultant for Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and other biomedical organizations.

Date and Time: February 9, 2006, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members; $5 for nonmembers

To RSVP go to this website: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html.


Demystifying the Strategic Planning Process - Association of Fundraising Professionals
February 10 (Phoenix)

Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Place: Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon, Tucson
Cost: AFP Members $15 - Non-members $25
RSVP: Required by Monday, February 6, 2006
Online: http://www.afpsoaz.org
Email: admin@afpsoaz.org
Phone: (520) 403-9871
"No-shows" with reservations will be billed! Non-members and guests are welcome. RSVP today!


West Valley Human Services Alliance Summit - Valley of the Sun United Way
February 16 (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United Way in partnership with West Valley Human Services Alliance, Arizona State University's Partnership for Community Development and the Stardust Foundation will host a summit to present plans for improving the quality of life for West Valley residents. This event follows the work initiated by Valley of the Sun United Way 's West Valley Community Scan launched in March 2005. The event will be held on February 16, 2006 at Arizona State University 's West campus. The morning will include a plenary session and workshops, followed by a luncheon.

To attend this event, please RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2006 at 602-631-4862 or respond@vsuw.org.

For more information about the Summit or the West Valley Human Service Alliance, please contact the co-chairs: Betty Lynch, City of Avondale, at blynch@avondale.org or Paige Garrett, Quality of Life Community Services, at execghsc@qwest.net.


February Workshop - Planned Giving 101
February 21 (Flagstaff)

Is a planned giving program possible with limited staff and little budget? Absolutely! The next generation will likely inherit $41 trillion from their parents. Your organization simply can't afford not to have a piece of this action. A planned giving program can be as simple as receiving a bequest-in fact, most planned gifts come from a bequest. 

Learning Objectives & Participant Outcomes: Planned Giving 101 will provide the essentials of gift planning emphasizing the operations of a planned giving program as opposed to the mechanics of gift instruments.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 10 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Nonprofit Resource Center -- East Flagstaff Community Library
Cost: $20 - members of NPRC / $30 - nonmembers

Due to seating, the maximum number of participants is 40. To register, click this link -- http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/Workshops.html.

Presenter: Kristi Edwards, CFRE, CSPG, is the Arizona Community Foundation's (ACF) North Central Regional Manager. She works with the Yavapai County Community Foundation and the Greater Sedona Community Foundation and in Yavapai and Gila Counties . Kristi is a frequent workshop presenter, author of numerous articles, and the Northern Arizona Chapter's Fundraiser of the Year in 2000.


You're Hired! Finding Your Next Development Job - Association of Fundraising Professionals
March 1 (Phoenix)

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is sponsoring a fast-paced, interactive workshop focused on successfully conducting a job search.  The session will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Phoenix Country Club (immediately following the AFP luncheon). 

The session will focus on how to conduct a successful job search, tips for creating a great resume, and techniques to impress potential employers during an interview.  Job search tools and resources will be handed out during the workshop.  The cost to attend is $25 for AFP members and $35 for nonmembers.

Speakers include AFP members: Peggy Paullin, MA; Hazel Richards, CFRE; and Karen Ramsey, SPHR.  Each brings a different perspective to the workshop: Peggy has conducted successful development job searches; Hazel recently earned her CFRE certification to enhance her career; and Karen is a human resource professional who has hired hundreds of employees over her 20+ year career.

To register, call Emily Ward at 480-609-3999 or e-mail her at admin@afpaz.org.

Please RSVP no later than Monday February 27, 2006.


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
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


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Director of Major Gifts - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

The Director of Major Gifts will assist with the identification, cultivation, retention and development of Leadership Givers. Responsibilities: manage and execute programs for annual donors of $1000 and above; work closely with key donors and volunteers in the acquisition and retention of members; work closely with President and Development staff in the identification and cultivation of potential members; identify industries, demographics or geographic areas with high potential for member recruitment and create strategies to access these potential members; coordinate with Development and Marketing Departments; plan and orchestrate fundraising and special events for leadership prospects and donors. Ability to work hours outside the standard 8-5 timeframe and to travel, if necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, three years successful professional non-profit fund development and or fund raising experience or any equivalent combination of education and or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising preferably for a social service organization. Requires exceptional research skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be well organized, people-oriented, able to multitask, and able to maintain effective working relationships.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 1010 E McDowell Rd., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85006/Email: lcallan@bbbsaz.org EEO/MFDV.


*New Listing* Director of Philanthropy - Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Unique opportunity to measurably impact the top human care priorities in Valley communities as part of a dynamic leadership team. Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is seeking a highly skilled senior financial development leader to develop and execute VSUW Foundation strategies and activities. Reporting to the Foundation CEO and President of VSUW, this new position will create and implement plans for the Foundation's endowment and planned giving initiatives, establish and evolve infrastructure to support growth, cultivate productive and diverse relationships, manage and mentor staff, and integrate efforts with other functional areas of the organization. Ideal candidate will have seven to 10 years of successful experience in foundation, planned giving, capital campaign and endowment programs, with at least five in management roles. Must have technical know how in program and product development and implementation, excellent leadership and managerial skills, natural ability to cultivate and sustain relations.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance if required. Email resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Manager of Major Giving - PetsMart Charities (Phoenix)

PETsMART headquarters (Store Support Group) in Phoenix, Arizona currently has an opening for a Manager of Major Giving. The Manager of Major Giving is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of donors $5,000 and above and the development of planned giving objectives, strategies, and tactics used for PETSMART Charities to build major and planned giving revenue from current and prospective donors. Identifies, develops, implements, and monitors major giving fundraising strategies, and works with the Director of Marketing and Development to set annual goals and analyze donor demographics for specific targeted solicitations. Develops a planned giving strategic plan, which outlines strategies, tactics and timelines for cultivating/growing donors, implementing donor prospect/research, management of prospect and invitation lists and acknowledgement system for major and planned gift donations. Conducts analysis and develops reports to analyze campaigns.

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or related field from a four-year college or university; and a minimum of five years experience in one or more of the following areas: major and/or planned giving fundraising, and annual and/or capital fundraising, coupled with solid business acumen. Candidate with demonstrated animal welfare advocacy preferred.

For more information or to apply online please visit us at www.petsmartjobs.com or to be routed directly to the application please click here.


*New Listing* Director of Development and Administration - Unlimited Potential (Phoenix)

Director of Development and Administration sought for a South Phoenix educational program serving primarily Hispanic women, children and families. Duties include fundraising, grant writing, outreach and networking. Minimum education: Bachelor's Degree required. Preferred but not required: Administrative experience, Spanish/English proficiency.

E-mail resume and questions to: u-potential@qwest.net.


*New Listing* Vice President of Development - Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Creative and strategic opportunity to impact the most vital human care issues in the Valley as part of a dynamic, caring team. Valley of the Sun United Way is seeking a highly skilled major gifts development officer to lead and execute the Alexis de Tocqueville Society efforts which include investors of $10,000 or more, working in conjunction with the annual Workplace Campaign. Reporting to the SVP of Development, this position will create and implement strategies and plans for major gifts; supervise and develop the Society staff; cultivate productive and diverse relationships; staff volunteer leadership and manage recruitment for activities and committees; serve as a collaborative member of the development leadership team; and help increase and evolve product offerings and revenue over time. Ideal candidate will have five to seven years of technically diverse development, donor relations and moves management experience, with at least four years in major gifts and supervisory roles.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. Email resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Manager of Finance and Lending - Self-Employment Loan Fund (Phoenix)

The Manager of Finance & Lending is responsible for overseeing all lending activities at SELF. The position is required to establish and oversee all operations of lending department; recruit, hire, train, and supervise underwriter activities; and conduct project management, public relations, financial reporting.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Public Relations: Represent agency at community functions and with national project; increase community awareness of SELF services. Data Management: Maintain and oversee all borrowers' files; monitor loan performance and compliance. Client support: Participate in or represent borrowers at loan committee meetings; provide technical assistance to borrowers; perform business coach and facilitator duties as needed (facilitate peer group meetings, assist in loan packaging, provide technical assistance).

Qualifications: BS in business related field or commensurate work experience with on-the-job training; Two or more years experience in accounting, finance, lending, self-employment, or micro enterprise; Advanced understanding of budgeting, marketing, accounting, lending, and finance; Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related products; Experience developing organizational growth plans and budget management; Ability to write and communicate effectively in public forums; Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and community organizations; Bilingual is a plus; Commitment to the philosophy of Self-Employment Loan Fund's vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Join the SELF team to work in an exciting environment with competitive pay and benefits! Position is part-time, non-exempt. Salary range is $35,000 to $50,000, DOE. Benefits include paid vacation, parking garage, retirement plan, and more. To apply, send resume to Sonia Singh, soniasingh@selfloanfund.org. Contact: Sonia Singh at 602-340-8834. Email: soniasingh@selfloanfund.org. Website: http://www.selfloanfund.org.


*New Listing* West Valley Resource Center Coordinator/ Family Care Consultant - Alzheimer's Association (Sun City)

Provide case management and related services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, in keeping with the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals. Provide community outreach and education, with a special focus on coordinating the operations of the West Valley Resource Center. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and aging/social services organizations in Central Arizona.

Preferred qualifications include a progressively responsible work history of case management or similar work with vulnerable older adults. A Master's degree in Social Work, Gerontology, or a related field is highly preferred. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential.

This position is based in Sun City, Arizona. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: John Durbin, Director of Central Arizona Region & Government Affairs, Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. John.Durbin@alz.org. 602-528-0545.


*New Listing* Day Camp Director (Seasonal) - Arizona Cactus Pine Girls Scouts (Phoenix)

Responsible for the management and direction of a day camp. Direct summer day camp programs through the development of program resources, delivery of camp staff training, and on-site program management. Participate in the recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement of camp staff. Develop, with Project Manager, and coordinate the delivery of pre-camp and in-service staff training; maintain routines, schedules and procedures for camp operation.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Katie Dailey at 602-253-6359 or katiedailey@girlscoutsaz.org.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator - Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Enrollment, the Program coordinator is a full-time exempt position. The primary responsibility of this position is to Coordinate compliance activities of AACHC grants and contracts with federal, state, and other agencies and assist with implementation and coordination of women's health programs in the areas of health education, outreach, research, leadership, and clinical.

Qualifications for this position include: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Health or closely related field with knowledge of health care project management OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Have at least 1 year previous experience in public health or health care setting; preferably involving state and federal health care programs. Grant writing and research experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: NadineC@aachc.org or Nadine Cummins, 320 W. McDowell Rd Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


*New Listing* Sports Coordinator - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Provides administrative support to Sports Department staff; service requests from local programs for information and support regarding state competitions. Manages all elements of competition registration and athlete entry, including assembly and distribution of informational packets for participants, coaches, and local coordinators, transmittal of entry confirmations to local coordinators, and preparation of reports, forms, and badges for use during competitions. Ensures that all registration applications including medicals for each state-sponsored competition are on file. Tracks the registration and participation of athletes in all state and area events; prepare annual report on athlete registration and participation. Assists with coach registration, data entry, and other clerical duties on the day of competition. Assists in planning for state competition and training events, consistent with established standards, including housing arrangements, preparation of contracts, and acquisition of needed supplies and equipment. Provides administrative and clerical support for operation of sports programs, including copying, mailing and filing. Serves as the staff GMS expert and trainer; serve as technical support for all field and staff GMS users. Assists with the coordination of the Games Management.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree; experience in Sports Management, administrative background; Special Olympics volunteer. Required skills: excellent customer service skills; solid verbal and written communications; ability to work independently on diverse projects; office procedures and phone etiquette; knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Project; Games System. Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills. Salary DOE.

Applications accepted through Friday, March 3, 2006 (or until a qualified application is found). Please submit cover letter and resume to Dee Lively Bowman at deeb@soaz.org or mail to Dee Lively Bowman, Special Olympics Arizona, 1850 N Central Ave, Ste 900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4540.


*New Listing* Program Case Manager: Creating Healthy Families - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Assess client's needs, provide pre and post testing, customized referrals, ongoing case management, and outcome reports. Recruit women for the program through a variety of marketing techniques. Master's degree in social work or related field with a proven background of experience in abuse, domestic violence, or inter-personal violence, required. Fax resume to Fresh Start 602-261-9691, attn: Annette Morrison, or e-mail to amorrison@fswf.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights (Phoenix)

The Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights is a new statewide coalition of local immigrant and refugee rights organizations from throughout the state of Arizona, engaged in work ranging from organizing and advocacy to direct service to migrant communities. We aim to undertake this work through targeted efforts in five key areas: Information sharing, Capacity Building and Leadership Development, Legislative, Electoral, and Media and Research programs. We are currently seeking highly skilled, motivated and committed individuals to fill our first two staff positions:

Organizer/Program Manager

The Organizer/Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of a statewide program working to bring together diverse migrant rights organizations and allies from across the state to assess local organizational needs and concerns and work to address these needs and develop leadership through trainings, education, mobilizations, alliances and lobbying. Specific duties will include development of a statewide committee of local organizations for this program and organizing/conducting statewide and regional trainings on topics including organizing and leadership development.

We are seeking one full-time or two part-time skilled individual(s) with a great deal of initiative for this program, with experience in immigrant/refugee program work, organizing and program management. A thorough understanding of migration issues, experience working with diverse populations, strong written and oral communication skills and bilingual/bicultural skills (Spanish/English) is required. This position will be based in Phoenix, Arizona and will require extensive travel throughout the state.

This is a one-year contract based position as we seek continued funding for this program. Salary will be $29,000 for one full-time person, $14,500 each for two part-time staff persons.

Organizer/Program Manager - Legislative Program

The Organizer/Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of a statewide program working to bring together diverse migrant rights organizations, communities and allied sectors from across the state to implement a legislative campaign focused on state level immigration related legislation. Specific duties will include tracking of legislation, leading development and implementation of a statewide legislative strategy, development of a statewide committee of local organizations for this program, organizing/conducting trainings with local groups, lobbying/education at the State Legislature and coordination of an e-activism campaign.

We are seeking a skilled individual with a great deal of initiative for this program, with experience in legislative analysis, organizing and campaign development. A thorough understanding of migration issues and legislation, experience working with diverse populations, strong written and oral communication skills and bilingual/bicultural skills (Spanish/English) is required. This position will be based in Phoenix, Arizona and will require travel throughout the state.

This is a full-time, half-year contract based position as we seek continued funding for this program. Salary will be $16,000. We are seeking to fill this position in early January 2006.

Interested applicants please submit a resume and cover letter by email to manafirrp@yahoo.com. With questions please call: 520-868-0191 x104.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

For more information on any of the following positions, please contact Valerie James at 480-874-4639 or email ValerieJ@sccarts.org.

Membership Manager

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Membership Manager to manage the membership program and department staff. Meet/exceed membership budget income projections for new and renewal memberships. Create, develop, market, solicit, and implement membership acquisition and renewal programs. Ensure high quality records and customer service for existing and potential members. Four year college degree in a related field plus min. three years development department experience, training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Communications Manager

Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Communications Manager to manage and implement corporate communications for the Scottsdale Cultural Council and its divisions to gain recognition and awareness while managing special program initiatives. Communicate with members, donors and prospective donors. Write and produce communication vehicles as required including, but not limited to, updates to board and staff, website content, e-mail blasts, media releases, editorials, articles for media, annual report etc. Write and produce speeches, presentations, and papers for CEO, key board members and senior staff. Liaisons with Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau to manage the cultural tourism initiative contract. Administer annual Community Arts Grants Program. Educate board, committees, membership and audiences on the positions of candidates and issues related to arts and culture including City Council elections, State and City budgets and other initiatives. This person will report to the Vice President of Development.

Sponsorship Manager

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) seeks a Sponsorship Manager to plan and coordinates fund raising activity as it relates to cash and promotional sponsorship. Solicitation targets include corporations, individuals and organizations. Manage the SCPA 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.

Marketing Assistant

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art seeks a temporary, part-time Marketing Assistant with quality clerical and computer skills to assist the PR Manager. Support department with maintenance of mailing list, database, and on-line calendar management. Maintains department files & museum marketing archives, assists with design & maintenance of electronic correspondence, website updates, and press releases and press packets. Assist with incoming calls, and other clerical and administrative duties as assigned. AA Degree from an accredited Community College or graduation from an accredited secretarial school, minimum three years of experience or a combination of education and experience.

Database Administrator

The Scottsdale Cultural Council is seeking a Microsoft SQL administrator who will initially assist in the conversion of the donor data base and ticketing systems to a new customer relationship management system (Tessitura) combining donor and ticketing information. The position will ultimately provide the on-going management of the Tessitura system. Responsibilities include working with the Scottsdale Cultural Council Operating Divisions and the development staff to insure data accuracy, data standardization, data entry protocol, report writing and analysis, Tessitura user support and training, and customizing applications and reporting to match business practices. The Database Administrator will work closely and coordinate the Tessitura system with the Cultural Council IT Coordinator and the IT service provider. The Database Administrator ensures efficient services designed to achieve the mission and business plan objectives and meets the needs of the organization, operating divisions, and other arts o

Afternoon Receptionist

The administration office of the Scottsdale Cultural Council has an immediate opening for a part time receptionist. This afternoon position is 12:30PM to 5 PM , Monday through Friday. The ideal candidate will present a professional appearance, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to keyboard at least 40 wpm, have intermediate proficiency with computer software programs and previous experience in office procedures. In addition to coordinating telephone calls, mail delivery, visitor inquiries and staff requests, this position assists the administration department staff with various clerical duties.

Gallery Attendant

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has an immediate opening for a part-time Gallery Attendant in our Protection Services Division. Attendants are specially trained to assist museum and center patrons with information, to observe, report and document incidents and accidents. Previous security experience is a plus. We have an excellent working environment and offer flexible shifts for weekdays, evenings and weekends. The starting hourly rate is $7.30/hr.

Retail Sales Associate

Friendly, energetic and dependable sales associates are needed for the Stores at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Duties include assisting customers with purchases, merchandising, assisting volunteers and ensuring an esthetically well maintained retail environment. We are open 7 days a week and offer flexible schedules. Previous retail sales experience of at least 6 months is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Creative merchandising skills and an interest in visual and performing arts are a plus.

Box Office Representative

Scottsdale Center for the Performing is looking for a Customer Service Representative who enjoys working in a fun and fast-moving atmosphere, and working with computers. The Box Office Representative will perform customer service computer entries and accounting relating to service and sales of tickets and promotion of excellent customer relations. Must posses a positive sales-oriented attitude, provide consistently courteous service to the public and demonstrate ability to handle cash and credit card transactions with integrity. Box office experience is strongly desired.


*New Listing* Marketing Representative - Health Care Connect: Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Marketing Rep is a full-time exempt position. The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the primary liaison to state and local small business associations, small employer groups and the individual broker community. Participates in the development and implementation of marketing materials and education programs to enhance provider/member satisfaction and retention.

Qualifications for this position includes: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or equivalent experience in marketing in public or private health care market or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Commercial and Public insurance programs. Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English).

Send resume and cover letter to: NadineC@aachc.org or Nadine Cummins, 320 W. McDowell Rd Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


*New Listing* Enrollment Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

The Enrollment Specialist will focus on interviewing, enrollment and assessment of volunteers, children and families who participate in one of the most successful and respected mentoring programs in the United States.

The Enrollment Specialist must be able to interview, assess and document effectively; be self-motivated; highly organized; adept at time management, and highly skilled at verbal communication.

Requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years professional experience, preferably in social services, human resources or a similar field; proficient in Microsoft Office; ability to work a flexible schedule.

The starting salary range is $25,000 - $28,000, depending on experience. Hours may include several evenings a week. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick time off, health, dental, and life insurance and a generous 403(b) retirement plan.

Send resume with cover letter to Laurie Callan, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix, AZ 85006; email lcallan@bbbsaz.org. No faxes please.

*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Maricopa County Advocate Program (Phoenix)

MCAP is now serving Mesa and Chandler due to expansion. Advocates are needed for empowering court-involved youths and their families through community supports and positive direction, to foster successful community living. The multiple advocate positions available are all part-time at $9-20 per contact hour. Resumes may be faxed to 623-939-6060 or e-mailed to cblackburn@yapinc.org. For more information, call 623-939-5757.


*New Listing* Accounting Clerk - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Accounting Clerk assists the Finance Director in maintaining the computerized fund accounting, bookkeeping system, and financial reporting requirements needed to achieve the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals in Arizona and Southern Nevada. He/she is responsible for preparing and maintaining financial ledgers and statements in keeping with approved budgets. Other responsibilities include preparing checks for disbursements and invoices and claims for collections, processes credit card contributions, and prepares bank deposits and bank account reconciliation. The position involves significant team work and collaborative efforts with staff and volunteers throughout the communities served by the Chapter.

Full-time (40 hours/week) non-exempt position. Competitive hourly wage and benefits package. This position is based in Phoenix.

Preferred qualifications include a proven work history of effective, accurate, and dependable bookkeeping, accounting, and some budget preparation and/or execution. High level of proficiency in using related computer technology is needed; experience with MAS 500 is preferred. The ideal candidate will have an associate's degree in accounting and experience with non-profits.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: Curt Larabell, Finance Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. curt.larabell@alz.org.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Raising Special Kids (Phoenix)

Excellent Customer Service skills required. Phone, computer, clerical duties for nonprofit organization. Full time with benefits package. To apply, fax resume to 602-242-4306. For more information, visit www.raisingspecialkids.org.


Director of Finance -Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)

Responsible for the administrative management of the agency, including finance, operations, facilities and risk management. Essential functions and responsibilities include activities in the areas of administrative financial support; special projects in the area of Financial Management; and operations management.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: strong skills in working with mathematical accounting and financial analysis concepts; ability to interpret an extensive variety of accounting instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables; ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet development, database management and electronic communications; strong skills in supervising employees, interviewing, coaching, reviewing performance, mediation of grievances; knowledge of nonprofit financial and administrative management and government grant management.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional accounting experience; OR, five years progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and course work, which includes at least one year professional accounting, in which a broad exposure to all areas of accounting and accounting principles, practices and procedures was acquired; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

For more details or to apply, please contact Northland Family Help Center at 320 N Leroux, Suite C, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-774-4503, or visit http://www.northlandfamily.org.

Director of Development - Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation (Phoenix)

The Director of Development is responsible for all Foundation activities, including: Fundraising and identifying, soliciting, and cultivating current and prospective sponsors; Assisting Foundation Board members in identifying, soliciting, and cultivating current and prospective sponsors; and Preparing proposals to fund agricultural education or Foundation projects. The Director of Development also is responsible for other duties assigned by the Foundation Board and its President, and reports to, and is evaluated by, the Board President.

Position Responsibilities: Accomplish plans for the continued cultivation of sponsor relationships and solicitation of support from prospective sponsors; Work with Foundation Board members to develop and accomplish marketing plans for key prospective sponsors; Prepare and provide input in the development of new proposals for funding sources; Implement fund-raising activities, travel expense planning, sponsor and prospect follow-through and the effective utilization of all resources available, including Board Member’s time and skills; Some overnight travel to rural area within Arizona is required and required to maintain a log of activities.

Required Education, Required Skills and Preferred Skills: Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, business, education or non-profit management. Required skills: Strong written and oral communication skills and well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills required. Applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently and efficiently within deadlines and under time constraints. Preferred skills: Experience and training in fund-raising, public relations, agricultural, education and/or administration. Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Full-time position.

Resumes should be mailed to: Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation, PO Box 33455, Phoenix, AZ 85067-3455 or emailed to azffafoundation@yahoo.com.

Director of Marketing and Communication - Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Ballet Arizona is seeking an energetic and experienced arts marketer to lead the marketing and promotion efforts for the Southwest’s premiere ballet company, with $2 million in ticket sales (series subscriptions and individual tickets) against an organizational budget of $4.5 million. This senior staff position requires a minimum of five years experience in the performing arts, with demonstrable and measurable results. Application deadline is February 1, 2006. Competitive benefits and salary package. For complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Development Manager - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Director of Development & Communications, the Development Manager position is a full-time salaried (FLSA exempt) staff position that will be responsible for fund development of the organization to include: grant writing, research, special events, individual giving and corporate relations and development. This position will support fundraising efforts for an annual budget of more than $1M, work collaboratively with other department directors and managers to maximize the dollars raised to support the organization.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vacation, holiday pay and more.

Qualifications for this position include: Bachelor’s Degree; 1-3 years nonprofit experience; Proven track record in fundraising and/or grant writing; Availability to work on evenings and weekends as needed; High level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point; Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Visit www.makeadifference.org for more information. Please mail, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to: Make A Difference at 5151 North 19th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Attention: Director of Operations. You may also fax us at 602-973-9233 or email Lisa@makeadifference.org. Please reference this position.

Resource Development Consultant – Hopi Education Endowment Fund (Kykotsmovi, AZ)

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is seeking a Resource Development Consultant to provide professional services in the areas of nonprofit fundraising. The consultant must be a team leader who is willing to complete the respective duties while providing “hands on” training to the HEEF staff in all aspects of his/her work. Major duties include: creation of a comprehensive multi-year development plan, prospect research (corporations, foundations and individuals), grants research and mobilization of a development committee.

A Bachelor’s degree and three to five years experience in resource development are required. Applicants must have demonstrated success in planning and implementing development objectives, experience managing significant fundraising campaign and strong writing skills. Candidate must be strategic and have a proven track record of success in raising funds as well as an understanding of ways to design and implement a public relations and marketing plan.

Compensation is negotiable based on experience for this part-time position. All assignments will be administered through a contract with HEEF. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume (including highlights of recent fundraising successes), salary requirements, two writing samples and three references that are knowledgeable of your skills and experience. Submit application to: the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 605 Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039 or by e-mail to HEEF8@aol.com by 5:00 p.m. For a more detailed job description and the deadline for submissions, please call 928-734-2275. For more information on the HEEF, visit www.hopieducationfund.org.

Raiser's Edge Consultant - Blackbaud

When nonprofit organizations around the world need fundraising software, they turn to Blackbaud. As a result, the Blackbaud Professional Services Group has numerous opportunities for The Raiser's Edge® Consultants to join our team and help our nonprofit clients implement - and make the most of - this powerful and versatile software solution.

Your job is to ensure our nonprofit clients' development staff members maximize the potential of The Raiser's Edge. To achieve success, you will assist our clients' technical staffs with installing The Raiser's Edge, manage the conversion to The Raiser's Edge, help clients analyze their donor base, conduct comprehensive system audits to increase efficiency and create custom documentation.

In this position, you will be based out of your home office and will travel nationally 85-100% of the time to client sites as needed.

All new members of Blackbaud's consulting team receive extensive training on The Raiser's Edge software program at the company's headquarters in Charleston , SC , as well as in the field with a senior consultant. Consultants are brought back to Charleston - all expenses paid - for advanced training.

Blackbaud will consider only those candidates who have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; at least three years of documented fundraising success; advanced computer skills and fund raising systems experience; superior communications and interpersonal skills; and disciplined time-management with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks on schedule and budget.

Preferred Experience: familiarity with major and planned gifts; experience moving management, membership and capital campaigns. Experience with The Raiser's Edge and/or previous consulting experience considered a big plus.

Blackbaud offers a competitive salary and a quarterly bonus incentive plan. The company's outstanding benefits package - including Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance, company-matched 401(k) contributions as well as vacation and sick time - begins on the first day of employment! To apply, click here.

Family Care Consultant / Information & Referral Specialist – Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Tucson)

Provide case management and related services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families, in keeping with the Desert Southwest Chapter’s vision, mission, and goals. Coordinate the Helpline and related Information and Referral services. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and aging/social services organizations in Southern Arizona. Provide community outreach and education, with a special focus on multicultural diversity.

Preferred qualifications include two years experience of case management and/or working with older adults. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, gerontology, or a related field is helpful, although not required. Multicultural communication competency needed; bilingual Spanish-English is preferred. Proven effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. Full time (40 hours/week) professional level exempt position. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations in writing to: Family Care Consultant Search, Felipe Jácome, Southern Arizona Regional Director Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 5132 East Pima Street, Tucson, Arizona 85712. Felipe.Jacome@alz.org. 520-322-6601.

Events Coordinator - West Valley Child Crisis Center (Phoenix)

This position will be responsible for the inception and execution of several internally-produced fundraising events (i.e. golf tournament, gala, 20th anniversary signature event, silent & live auction parties, etc.), as well as assisting with many externally-produced events that benefit our organization. This position will manage donor solicitation, committee volunteers, event volunteers, event logistics, print materials, promotions, and acknowledgement correspondence, as well as making follow up calls and planning and managing post-event donor stewardship. Annual income responsibility: $200,000. Pay range: $31,000/year.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree and one year experience in a non-profit fund raising environment. Experience working with major donors, volunteers and multiple events. Excellent communication, event planning, creative writing, and graphic design skills, in addition to the ability to work independently & manage time and tasks effectively and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills. Ability to be flexible, foster cooperative relationships with others. Occasional evening and weekend work.

This position will manage donor solicitation, committee volunteers, event volunteers, event logistics, print materials, promotions, and acknowledgement correspondence, as well as making follow up calls and planning and managing post-event donor stewardship. 

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Create and implement fundraising calendar of events. Assist Director of Development with the development and maintenance of special event budgets. Identify site selection, production, entertainment, script and program planning for all events. If needed, responsible for solicitation of items, record keeping, data entry and item tracking, acknowledgment of donors, bid sheets, displays, and auction close-out. Draft and produce all sponsorship solicitation materials. Develop, maintain, and nurture relationships with sponsors and donors.

For more details on this job or for immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to jobs@wvccc.org.


Event and Community Gift Manager - Florence Crittenton (Phoenix)

This full-time, benefit-eligible position, coordinates details of major internal and external fundraising events for the agency. Initiates and manages projects and processes to track and analyze event details, as well as fundraising activities of our business donors. Maintains master files and budget spreadsheets for fundraising events and media activities. Must be able to work under pressure with a positive attitude and be a team player. We are seeking a committed professional with experience working with major donors and event planning.

Must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid Arizona Driver's license. Bachelor's Degree in Event Planning, Business, or related plus one to two years related experience in event coordination and volunteer management, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Advanced computer and writing skills required.

If you are a qualified candidate interested in joining a dynamic growing organization, fax your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to 602-274-7549 or e-mail to jgrady@flocrit.org. EOE. Employee drug testing required.

Youth Development Coordinator – Communities in Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Communities In Schools of Arizona is currently taking applications for a Youth Development Coordinator to serve at a small high school learning academy in Phoenix. General responsibilities include program development, implementation and evaluation, resource coordination and database management. A Bachelors degree or documentation of relevant equivalent experience in education or social sciences required. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communications skills and excellent organizational, training, coordination and leadership skills. Preferred skills include bilingual, volunteer management and an established network in the education, social sciences and/or business community. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and transportation (including documentation of insurance) required. Starting salary in mid-20’s. Position is full time and includes benefits.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Communities In Schools of Arizona, Attn: Youth Development Coordinator position, cisa@cisarizona.org or via facismle at 602-252-5314. Candidates failing to provide the above requested information will not be considered. Position available immediately and open until filled. To learn more about Communities in Schools of Arizona, please visit www.cisarizona.org.
Annual Program Coordinator – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Primary objective of position: This position will provide oversight and coordination of direct mail and ancillary annual projects. Under supervision of the Annual Giving Director this position will coordinate and deliver comprehensive direct and electronic mail appeals. The individual will also assist in development of new and existing annual appeal projects. Weekend and evening hours may be necessary for this position.

Major areas of responsibility: Coordinate annual direct mail appeals for ASU academic and non-academic units. Work with committee to develop and deliver electronic mail appeals. Assist in the development and implementation of special projects including; Class Gift, Young Alumni, Giving Societies. Work with team to develop comprehensive direct and electronic mail campaigns. Develop and implement strategies for appeals to targeted populations as well as overall acquisition and upgrading. Develop and coordinate communication vehicles including internal newsletter and websites. Develop and maintain reporting tools for results of direct mail appeals. Identify and evaluate implementation of industry best practices.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment OR, an equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Minimum of two years fundraising experience or sales/marketing experience. Must possess working knowledge of principles and techniques of development/ fundraising via direct marketing vehicles.

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities: Fundraising experience in a college/university setting. Exceptional communication skills (written & verbal). Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of an annual giving operation. Demonstrated time management skills. Superior attention to detail. Knowledge of data management needs in direct and electronic mail programs.

Application packet must contain cover letter, resume and name, address and phone number for at least 3 professional references. Resume must indicate month and year of employment dates. Applications should be sent directly to Director of Annual Giving at: S. Mitchell Harris, Director of Annual Giving, Arizona State University Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280-2260.

*Multiple Positions* Save the Family (Mesa)

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator position for East Valley nonprofit responsible for recruitment, training, and supervision of all volunteers. Tracking of all volunteer hours and volunteer events is essential. Sustaining and thanking all volunteers is vital in the continuing success of STF's volunteer program. This position is also responsible for developing partnerships with all community organizations, including philanthropic organizations, businesses, corporations, and other interested parties for the purpose of developing financial resources and support for STF. Excellent public speaking skills are a must. $35-40K DOE, full benefits, EOE. E-mail resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.

Case Manager

East Valley nonprofit seeking candidate for Case Management position. Ideal candidate will be responsible for case managing a caseload of no more than 20 client families and assisting those families in becoming financially, personally, and parentally self-sufficient. Knowledge of Community Resources is necessary and bilingual skills are a plus. A Bachelor degree in social services or related field is required. $26K DOE (depending on experience), full benefits, EOE. Fax resume to Laura S. at 480-898-1191 or e-mail resume to lauras@savethefamily.org.

Client Services Personnel Representative

Client Services Personnel Representative is responsible for explaining the housing application process to those that inquire, phones, logging of various information, e-mailing vital information to staff for client furniture needs, move-in and move-outs, and auditing client files. Familiarity with Excel, Word and e-mail is a must. $10-11/hr DOE, full benefits, EOE. Please e-mail resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.

Development Director

Administers and supervises all fundraising programs and goals within agency, including annual giving, corporate fundraising, direct mail, special events, and planned giving. 5+ years of experience required. $60K - $65K DOE. Full benefits. EOE. Email Resume to teresag@savethefamily.org.


Part-time Healthy Lifestyles Program Leader - ICAN (Chandler)

The position is part-time at approximately 20-22 hours per week (starting pay is $9 per hour). It leads programs under our Healthy Lifestyles focus.

Promote and uphold ICAN's mission; proficiency in conflict resolution; develop leadership and mentoring skills with capable youth; mentor youth and help build their self-esteem & self efficacy; develop activities/curricula that are age-appropriate and culturally competent to address prevention/intervention of gang activities, drug and substance abuse, and tobacco and alcohol use; implement prevention activities and curricula for elementary, junior/middle and high school; facilitate group sessions with youth member, incorporating relevant cultural considerations as reflective of group members; conducts program evaluation, presenting evaluation reports to Director of Programs; report on overall progress of all ICAN programs to Director of Programs; include volunteers and youth trainees in program implementation; implement, with direction from the Director of Programs; assist and tutor members with homework; supervise or assist youth who are participating in various ICAN activities; drive ICAN van to transport members to and from the facility; assist with office duties, including filing, updating membership records, answering phones, etc., and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Minimum 21 years old, valid AZ driver's license, ability to work with youth from widely diverse backgrounds, ability to accept constructive feedback from supervisors.

Preferences: Experience in counseling or direct services with youth; knowledge of and/or experience in alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention; knowledge of and/or experience in designing and implementing prevention curriculum.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Christy McClendon at 480-821-4207.

Administrative Assistant - Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix (Scottsdale)

Full-time administrative assistant for major non profit organization. Seeking a team player with initiative, flexibility and ability to complete tasks accurately and in a timely fashion. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite -- Outlook, Word, Excel. Knowledge of GTPro helpful. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload; have excellent communication/written and verbal skills. References required. Excellent benefits package.  

Submit resume to HR@jewishphoenix.org or Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 201, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Attention: Personnel Dept.

*Multiple Positions* Sojourner Center (Phoenix)

If you are interested in any of the five positions listed below, please contact:  Debbie Dixon, Personnel Effectiveness Manager, Sojourner Center, P.O. Box 20156, Phoenix, AZ 85036, or call 602-296-3345. Fax: 602-244-8006. Email: ddixon@sojournercenter.org.

Data Entry/Program Assistant

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing support to staff and residents during the overnight shift, answering the crisis line, completing necessary data entry, and completing tasks related to organization of open and closed files. The keys to success in this position are (1) a strong attention to detail, and (2) an understanding of the importance of their role in providing the highest quality of care and services to the residents at the shelter. The Program Assistant is also responsible for communication between shifts. Ability to travel throughout the community, use standard office equipment, and move within standard office. Ability to pass a fingerprint clearance according to ADHS licensure. A high school diploma and one year of work experience. Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, and customer service skills are strongly recommended. Oral, written and computer skills are essential.

Advocate III

The Advocate III is responsible for providing support and resource for the residential participants. They share the responsibility of the Helpdesk and Crisis Line with all other Advocates. In addition to these responsibilities, Advocate III's provide support, resource, and referral to assigned residential participants. The Advocate III is also responsible for facilitation of classes offered on site, and is active in supportive interventions.

Requirements: A commitment to meeting the day-to-day needs of the women on the campus in a compassionate manner that is in concert with the empowerment dynamic. Ability to travel throughout the community, use standard office equipment, and move within standard office. Ability to pass a fingerprint clearance according to ADHS licensure. 2-4 years post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent work experience in family violence services; Crisis management experience; Class/group facilitation experience; Strong communication skills; General office and computer skills; Bi-lingual Spanish-English preferred

Thrift Store Van Driver

The Donations specialist is responsible for driving the Donation and Resource Center van to donor sites, demonstrating customer service skills to donors, participants and patrons' loading and un-loading donations both in store and on pickups and for occasional cashiering. The Donations Specialist is also responsible for participating as an active member of the team at the campus and in the DRC , which will include attending and actively participating in weekly staff meetings, quarterly forums and periodic trainings.

Requirements: Ability to stand for entire shift, bend, reach high, use a ladder, maneuver small spaces, lift a minimum of 60 pounds, move heavy furniture and other assorted objects in and out of potentially small spaces or up or down stairs, basic math and reading skills, safely operate a large vehicle, a hand truck, a furniture dolly and standard office equipment. Ability to pass a fingerprint clearance according to ADHS licensure. Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, and problem solving skills strongly recommended.

Lead Advocate II

The Lead Advocate II is responsible for supervising the Advocate I's. They share the responsibility of the Helpdesk and Crisis Line with all other Advocates and Lead Staff. In addition to these responsibilities, they will provide support, resource, and referral to assigned residential participants. The Advocate Ills also responsible for facilitation of classes offered on site, and is active in supportive interventions. The Lead Advocate II is a member of Team Lead and is responsible for carrying the on-call pager in rotation with all other Lead Advocates.

Requirements: Ability to travel throughout the community, use standard office equipment, and move within standard office. Ability to pass a fingerprint clearance according to ADHS licensure. Two to four years post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent work experience in family violence services; one year crisis management experience preferred; six months supervisory experience preferred; class/group facilitation experience; strong communication skills; general office and computer skills; bilingual Spanish-English preferred.

Maintenance Tech

Assures the orderly cleaning of facility. Inspects facility and equipment for hazards and seeks remedies. Representative duties include routine and special cleaning of facilities: sweeps, mops, scrubs, and waxes floor surfaces of many types; vacuums rugs and shampoos carpets; dusts, waxes, washes, and polishes furniture; cleans walls and empties wastebaskets; cleans and sanitizes restrooms; washes windows, cleans vents and changes light bulbs; arranges furniture and equipment for special activities; empties trash and garbage cans; sweeps concrete surfaces; performs minor maintenance tasks to keep assigned area safe and functional; locks and unlocks windows and doors. Makes minor repairs to electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural systems. Maintains grounds and facility in a clean and safe condition. Responsible for painting and playground maintenance.

The key to success in this position is the ability to follow written and verbal instructions; perform assigned tasks without immediate supervision; establish and maintain working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties. Works as a team with other Sojourner staff. Will perform other duties as assigned.


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