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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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March 14, 2006

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What's New

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The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management's 8th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness - An Outstanding Success!

Aspiring to Excellence: Navigating in Changing Times proved to be a timely topic of discussion at this year's Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness. The forum provided two national and thought-provoking speakers including Marsha Evans, Former President and CEO of the American Red Cross and Irv Katz, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly. Attendees had the important opportunity to dialog about accountability and the coming trends that will impact this sector overall.

The Think Tank on Nonprofit Oversight & Regulation compared and contrasted the pros and cons of sector self regulation versus governmental regulation of nonprofits. The conclusions and results of this think tank will form the basis of a proceedings paper that the Center will publish.

In the closing session Andrew Ortiz introduced the Center's Newest program Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations and facilitated a panel discussion about the project. The Principles program has been three years in the making, and its intended impact is to empower nonprofit organizations to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and to advance along the continuum of organizational effectiveness. For more information about the Principles of Effectiveness, please contact Andrew Ortiz at (480) 965-7593 or at andrew.ortiz@asu.edu.

If you would like to view the program booklet from the Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectivess, please visit http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/ASUForumBooklet.pdf. The program also featured articles from the Nonprofit Quarterly's Special Issue on the Nonprofit Regulatory Landscape. Those articles are still available for FREE DOWNLOAD at http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/.


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.

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.


ASU in the Community: Search, Map, Connect!

If you have ever needed to know what ASU is doing in the community, you'll be happy to learn that this information is available from ASU in the Community, an online resource of ASU's community outreach programs (www.asu.edu/community). With ASU in the Community, you can browse through a list of summer programs and camps, search for programs in a particular zip code or serving a particular audience, map program locations, connect with ASU faculty and staff who coordinate community outreach programs, and more!

The web site is accessible at www.asu.edu/community and from the "Community Outreach" link on the ASU home page. The site is rich in content and tools, including information about more than 355 programs being conducted in over 460 locations throughout the site; the ability to conduct searches with 10 different criteria; and an interactive mapping tool with census data and school district boundaries.

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.


*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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Social Entrepreneur Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Social Venture Partners Arizona is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its first annual Social Entrepreneur Award to be given out at SVPAZ's Spring Partner Event on Thursday, April 20, 2006. SVP is currently soliciting nominations for this Social Entrepreneur Award. Eligible individuals are those who embody the spirit of social entrepreneurship (see above description). The individual receiving the SVPAZ award must have worked within Maricopa County in order to be eligible to receive the award and he/she must be able to attend SVP's Spring Partner Event.

To nominate a social entrepreneur for the award, please send SVP a one to two page description of your nominee. Be sure to include the following information in your nomination:

  • Nominee's name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • A brief description of the nominee's social entrepreneurial background;
  • Why you think he/she is qualified to receive SVP's Social Entrepreneur Award;
  • Your name and contact information in case SVP has questions.

One page nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2006 and should be mailed or emailed to: Dr. Sandi Perez, Interim Director, SVPAZ, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016. sperez@svpaz.org.

For questions, please contact Dr. Perez (602-224-0041 or sperez@svpaz.org) or Susan Perkins Fry (520-990-3646 or susan@stanfordalumni.org).


Native American Connections Now Seeking Board Members

Native American Connections is seeking new members for the Board of Directors with areas of expertise in the health care industry, real estate development, financing, marketing, and fund development.

The NAC board of directors meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the administration office located at 650 N. 2nd Avenue. All members participate at the subcommittee level and attend a day-long annual meeting for strategic planning. NAC by-laws require no less than 7 and no more than 15 board members.

Sources of Revenue: Arizona Department of Health Services/Value Options and Gila River RBHA; City of Phoenix, Arizona Dept. of Housing; Indian Health Services; Tribal Nations; Federal Home Loan Bank; U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (CSAT); and financial institutions & foundations.

For further information on this opportunity, please contact: Diana Yazzie Devine, Pres./CEO, Native American Connections, 650 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or call 602-254-3247 x 1000, or email d.devine@nativeconnections.org.


East Valley Miracle League Seeks Volunteer Board Members

Seeking Volunteer Board Members for our East Valley Miracle League project. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization in the preliminary stages of fundraising a baseball field for special needs children in the East Valley. We are currently seeking a Fundraising, and and Events Chairperson. Please email Kamryn Hodson-Puhler at 480-593-7756 or email: kamryn@evmiracleleague.org.


Court-Appointed Special Advocates Needed in Arizona Counties

Every year more than 9,000 Arizona children are in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are community volunteers who visit their assigned foster child and advocate for the child's best interest inside and outside of the courtroom.

CASAs must be at least 21 years of age and consent to a background check. To learn more about becoming a CASA, call 602-542-9683 or visit www.azcasa.org.


Youth At Risk Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Greater Phoenix Youth At Risk needs your help. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors in our program which works with our community's most seriously at-risk youth. HELP US help at-risk teens by teaching them goal-oriented behaviors. Our curriculum is designed to build self-esteem and leadership skills, increase school attendance and performance, decrease gang activity, violence and substance abuse.

For more information please contact Brianna Stratman at 602-258-1012 brianna.stratman@phoenixyouthatrisk.org or visit our website at www.phoenixyouthatrisk.org


Florence Crittenton Seeks Volunteers for Mentor Program

Florence Crittenton is one of Arizona 's oldest nonprofit agencies, serving youth in crisis throughout the Valley for over 100 years. Our mentoring program seeks to match stable adult women with the adolescent girls involved in our programs. As a mentor, you get the opportunity to be a supportive, encouraging, fun figure in the life of a girl who truly needs it. If you are interested in learning how to volunteer and make a difference as a mentor, please contact the Mentor Case Manager, Kristi Langhoff, at 602-288-4544 or e-mail klanghoff@flocrit.org.


Contest for Nonprofit Leaders to Award $20,000 Office Remodel

Online nominations are being sought for the Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy program, which will award a nonprofit leader in Maricopa County and another in Pima County with a $20,000 office remodel and the title "Good Guy." Boards of directors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders are invited to nominate their 501(c)(3) executive director, president or CEO for the contest, which is presented in Maricopa County by Goodmans Interior Structures and The Business Journal, and in Pima County by Goodmans and Inside Tucson Business. Nominations will be accepted online at www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com March 3 - April 3, 2006 and the public will vote for 10 finalists in May.

"One of the benefits of creating a great work environment is its effect on retaining highly valued workers," says Adam Goodman, president of Goodmans. "This is an opportunity for an organization to reward its leader and also create a unique employment benefit that can help the nonprofit retain that leader."

Goodmans Interior Structures, founded in 1954, is a third generation, family-owned and -operated business. The company is a long-time supporter of local charitable organizations. To place a nomination, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Web site at www.goodmansgoodguy.com.


ACF Announces Funding to Support Nonprofit Technology

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is offering one-time grants up to $10,000 to improve nonprofit organizations technology capabilities and to strengthen their effectiveness. The deadline is 5 p.m. on March 30, 2006.

Grant applications can be accessed at https://www.azfoundation.org/rfp/index.xpl. This is only an online application process.

Eligibility Criteria: Recipients of 2005 Capacity Building grants in technology are not eligible.

Eligible: Any Arizona 501c3 organization (excluding public, private and charter schools). Any Arizona government entity, including Councils of Governments. Any Tribal entity or organization. Any organization that has registered (is visible) on www.azfoundation.org. Organizations may only apply for one ACF grant offered during the capacity building spring cycle. Schools K-16 are not eligible to apply. The Foundation currently funds schools through special initiatives. Organizations without a 501(c)(3) must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website. Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to grants@azfoundation.org.

For more information, visit the ACF website at www.azfoundation.org or call 602-381-1400.


Adler School of Professional Coaching's "CAN Project" To Help Local Nonprofits

In celebration of 2006 International Coaching Week, the Adler School of Professional Coaching announces the launch of the CAN Project: Coach Approach for Nonprofits. The 2006 CAN project participant will be selected through an application process open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Phoenix Valley area. During the project, the Adler School will partner with the chosen nonprofit to expand the organization's capacity and effectiveness. Adler's award winning 2-day "Workplace Coaching Skills for Leaders & Managers" program will be customized for the organization. This will be followed by three months of individualized coaching services for the organization's board members, executives and management teams. Pro bono services offered by the Adler School to the selected nonprofit are valued at $35,000-$45,000.

The 2006 CAN Project is scheduled to begin in May and will accommodate the scheduling needs of the recipient organization. Applications must be received by March 31, 2006 and the selected nonprofit will be announced by mid April.

Please see the Adler School website (www.adlercoachsw.com) and click on the "Special Events" tab for more information about CAN and application details, or call 602-493-1886. To request an application contact CAN project director at southwest@adlercoach.com. If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with CAN Project leaders, Laura Atwood, Adler School President and Isabel McDougall, CAN Project Director, please contact: Barbara Nixon at 480-200-2026, bnixon5@cox.net or Lee Shapiro at 602-441-3777, coachlee1@cox.net.


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.



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Southern Arizona Alliance Town Hall - SAAN and Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
March 16 (Tucson)

Featuring a lively dialogue about the needs and future of Arizona 's nonprofit sector. Special thanks to Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for sponsoring, and the Southern Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits for hosting, this event.

Date and time: March 16, 2006, 8:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Ward 6 Council Office, Community Room, 3202 E. 1st Street, Tucson

To register for this event, email Jenny Schultz here or use our Contact Us form and enter into your message, "Tucson Town Hall March 16".

Click here to register for this event.


Social Entrepreneurship: Financially Empowering Your Organization - Nonprofit Enrichment Series Workshop
March 17, 2006 9 AM - 12 PM

Objectives for learners:

  • To understand why nonprofits are aggressively adopting entrepreneurial strategies (the historical context, the long term goals, the basic principles)
  • To become familiar with the critical success factors identified by the pioneers in the field
  • To become familiar with "The ESP Grid®," a strategic planning tool that enables nonprofits to simultaneously sort through everything they do from both a social purpose and an earned income perspective

Video Presenter: Jerr Boschee

Founder and Executive Director, The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Jerr Boschee has spent the past 20 years as an advisor to social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad. He helped start The National Center for Social Entrepreneurs in 1984, served as President and CEO from 1990 to 1999, remains a member of the Center's Board of Directors, and is now the Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs.


Winning Federal Dollars: Essential Skills of Federal Grantsmanship - Just Grants! Arizona
March 21 (Phoenix)

Date/time: Mar. 21 -- 9am-4pm
Place: Phoenix -- Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe
Cost: $85** by Mar. 7 -- register early and save $15!
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=469

Designed for novices and experienced grantseekers alike, this workshop will give you the tools, techniques and confidence you need to make your way successfully through today's changing federal-grants environment. We'll take an insider's tour of the federal grants process; reveal what to really look for when you read an RFP; dissect a typical federal funding proposal; explore the key up-to-the-minute Internet resources to support your federal grants research; and much more.


Making Your Volunteer Program Boomer Ready - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
March 23 (Scottsdale)

This new workshop presented by the Volunteer Center will walk Volunteer Managers and Executive Directors through the minor and major changes that will help you engage the huge cohort of Baby Boomers (78.2 million) as volunteers in your organization. Starting from a summary of market research on boomer psychology, to structural changes in the organization, to developing the right tools for recruiting and retaining your volunteers, this workshop will cover all the major steps needed to engage this amazing generation. Volunteer managers must have at least two years experience or significant volunteer management courses.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 23, 8:30 - 11am
Location: Azurite Room, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale
Cost: Volunteer Managers $75. Executive Directors, CEOs or COOs attending with their volunteer manager are free.
To register: call 602-263-9736 ext 505 or email sherry.ladd@volunteerphoenix.org.

Presenter: Alexis Walker is the CEO of the Volunteer Center. She has been speaking on the baby boomer topic regionally and nationally for the past 5 years. She has participated in a Civic Ventures "think tank" on involving boomers during retirement and has received a Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program Management. She is a member of the Boomerz Civic Engagement Committee, the Arizona State Citizen Corps Council, and the Organization of Nonprofit Executives board.


Tech Tuesday Presentation - The Total Value of Technology: Communicate to Funders About Your Technology's Bottom Line
March 28 (Glendale)

Date and Time: March 28, 2006, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (free event)
Location: City of Glendale Public Library, Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.


Make Your Organization "Volunteer Ready" - Nonprofit Resource Center
March 30 (Flagstaff)


Cheryl Brock
Executive Director - Flagstaff Cultural Partners

Christina Boyd
Program Manager - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona

Participants will be able to identify the tasks that a volunteer can do in their organization, as well as develop new ways of recruiting volunteers. They will also discover additional methods for inspiring and motivating volunteers.

Time: 9:00AM - 12 noon
Cost: $30 - Members, $40 - Nonmembers
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
To register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html or call 928-527-7930


Using Private Sector Skill to Aid the State of Arizona: Tips on Receiving a Gubernatorial appointment to a State Board or Commission
March 30 (Phoenix)

The March event for Women, Wine and Politics is a great opportunity for women interested in learning more about the process of political appointments. How are individuals selected to serve the governors office? Two key women from Governor Napolitano's office will share their insight, answer questions and discuss their journey that led to the Governor's office.

Women, Wine and Politics showcases featured speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise on various political hot topics and issues effecting our city and state. This non-partisan monthly event invites Republicans, Democrats, Independents and yet-to-decide females of all political stripes to join community leaders, politicians and businesswomen to discuss politics, mix and mingle and learn from those "in the know". Women, Wine and Politics welcomes women throughout the Valley. Speakers are Dora Vazquez and Jeanine L'Ecuyer from the Governor's Office

Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Deb Carstens will be hosting at 7101 N. Desert Fairways. Please RSVP with Laurie via email at laurie@gunslinger-az.com or telephone: 602-522-9333.


Grants Research on the Internet: What Works, What Doesn't Work - and What Makes the Difference - Just Grants! Arizona
March 31 (Phoenix)

Date: March 31
Time: Choice of morning (9am-12 noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm)
Place: ASU West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
Cost: $55** before Mar. 17 -- register early and save $15!
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/schedule.cfm

In this hands-on, interactive Internet lab session, we'll cut through the many misperceptions about grants research on the Internet, and zero in on the sites, services and strategies to help you connect quickly with the right private and public grants resources for your program. You'll have your own Internet-connected computer station to support you as you learn what to consider when designing your search criteria; how to use standard search language to get the results you want; which online resources are best for researching federal, state, and private grant opportunities; and how to get the best results for your investment of Internet research time.

BONUS: Free two-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online -- Arizona's premiere resource for corporate and foundation grants.

"So You Want To Be A Grants Consultant" - Just Grants! Arizona
April 4 (Phoenix)

Price: $55 if you register by Mar. 21. $70 after that date.
Date/Time: April 4, 2006, 9:00 am - 12 noon
Location: Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Room 159C, Phoenix

The workshop you've been waiting for -- everything you need to know about building and maintaining a successful practice as an independent grants professional. This practical, reality-based workshop offers clear, workable advice on how to:

  • Position yourself for success;
  • Set a flexible, realistic fee structure;
  • Build your client base through successful marketing;
  • Deal with the most common tricky situations;
  • Manage the ethics of grants consulting... and much more.

Includes worksheets and templates to help you plan and manage the details of your consulting practice. It is strongly recommended that you attend an "Essentials" class before registering for a workshop in the "Practitioner" series.

Contact: Sally Clifford, 602-230-5326 ext. 11 OR Toll-Free 1-866-472-6878 ext. 11. Email: sally.clifford@grantsusa.net.


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.


Brown Bag Seminar: Positive Leadership Skills - Nonprofit Leadership Skills
April 13 (Flagstaff)

Presenter: Deidre Crawley
Project Director - Youth In Action/AmeriCorps

Individuals attending this Brown Bag will participate in activities that sample just a few of the steps needed to create a collaborative and successful relationship with the individuals they supervise.

Location and time: Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff), 11:30AM - 1:00PM

To RSVP go to http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html or call 928-527-7930


The Hiring Process - For Staff and Volunteers - Nonprofit Resource Center
April 14 (Flagstaff)

Presenter: Theresa Alvarado, Director of Human Resources -- City of Flagstaff

Often wonder whether or not to trust that gut feeling when employing staff or volunteers? Use more than that to do smart hiring! There are ways to screen and conduct interviews to make certain you get the "right fit" for the job and your organization.

Time: 9:30AM - 12 noon
Cost: $25 - Members, $35 -- Nonmembers
Location: TBA
To register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html or call 928-527-7930


Effective Supervision (NMI 104)
April 14 & 15

New supervisors and those seeking enhancement of supervisory effectiveness will gain insight on being an effective supervisor based on self-assessment and practical skill development. Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies. 8AM - 5PM, April 14 & 15 at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Instructor Alice Conner, M.S. from Arizona State University, is the former director of human resources for Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona. She currently provides human resource management consulting services to nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.


Volunteer Management: Attracting and Keeping the Best - Nonprofit Enrichment Series Workshop
April 21, 2006 9 AM - 12 PM

Objectives for learners:

  • To be able to articulate the importance of volunteers through a broader vision of what volunteering is and can be
  • To understand the importance of employee/volunteer relationships and how to lay the foundation for successful teamwork.
  • To recognize the steps to successful volunteer recruitment and assess whether current volunteer job descriptions are likely to attract the most desired candidates.

Video Presenter: Susan J. Ellis
Founder and President, ENERGIZE, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Susan is an internationally known consultant, author, and educator in the field of volunteerism. Her books include From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Volunteer Program Success and The Volunteer Recruitment Book. She has taught graduate-level volunteer administration courses for Adelphi, Pennsylvania State, and Temple Universities. Susan is a frequent contributor to Nonprofit World journal and Nonprofit Times.


Multicultural Leadership Development Program - United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
April 26-28 (Tucson)

This workshop serves to broaden their understanding of cultural, racial, gender and religious differences. It will educate students to serve on community boards and committees with the confidence and experience needed to effectively impact the Tucson area.

Workshop sessions will cover cultural diversity, board management skills, committee participation, Robert's Rules of Order, the fundamentals of fundraising, and financial skills for board membership.

Click here for the workshop agenda.
Click here for the workshop application.

The workshop is open to all who desire to make a difference in the community where they live. It also serves to increase the effectiveness of management and employees within the workplace.

The workshop will be held at Southwest Gas Corporation, 3401 E. Gas Road. A graduation ceremony will be held Sat., April 29, at the DoubleTree Hotel.

*Dates Announced*
Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110)

May 9, 11, and 16

What are the basic laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations? Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization. Learn the legal principles and research methods as well as legal, regulatory and policy issues facing contemporary nonprofit organizations. The required course materials will be provided the first day of class. 5:30 - 9:00PM , May 9, 11 & 16 at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Parking provided.

Instructor: Ellis M. Carter, J.D., L.L.M. in Taxation of Quarles & Brady Streich Lang. For more information, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Director - Northern Arizona University Fund (Flagstaff)

NAU is growing its Advancement program and team, and seeks experienced fund raising, marketing, public relations or communications professional. The NAU Fund program includes direct mail, telemarketing, web marketing, and annual leadership gift personal solicitation. Minimum qualifications include Bachelor's degree and minimum of 3 years experience in fundraising, marketing/sales, program management or communication/public relations. Applications available through the NAU Human Resources website www.hr.nau.edu/m/content/view/620/476/. More info: (928) 523-2012.


*New Listing* Fund Development Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (Show Low)

Position is responsible for management of the agency's fundraising activities in Navajo and Apache Counties. This includes coordination of events as well as the identification and cultivation of individual and corporate donors.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree and three years successful fund development experience. Position is full time with benefits, salary commensurate with education and experience. Mail resumes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona, PO Box 1722, Show Low, AZ 85902 or email to bbbs@citlink.net. For further info call (928) 537-1996.


*New Listing* Business/Finance Manager - St. Augustine Catholic High School (Tucson)

St. Augustine Catholic High School (SACHS) is a 4 year college preparatory high school located on Tucson's East side on the former Regina Cleri Seminary Campus. In 2003 SACHS opened their doors for the first time to a freshman class of students, the soon to be class of 2007. SACHS is a strong and vibrant campus offering some of the most advanced High School educational studies in Southern Arizona as well as a both competitive and diverse Athletic program.

St. Augustine Catholic High School is seeking a Business/Finance Manager. This is a full time exempt position at a nonprofit 4-year high school. Minimum qualification is a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, CPA and/or MBA would be preferred. Experience should be in budgeting, preparing monthly financial statements, accounts receivable/payable and payroll. Minimum BA in Business or related field / combined work experience. Please submit cover letters, resumes and salary requirements to: St. Augustine Catholic High School, 8800 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85710 or E-mail kmarquez@staugustinehigh.com. We are asking all resumes be sent by April 1. For more information please call 520-751-8300 between the hours of 8:30 - 4:00 pm.


*New Listing* Financial and Business Administrator - National Alliance on Mental Illness (Phoenix)

NAMI Arizona seeks a full-time Financial and Business Administrator. Under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director, the administrator will be responsible for monthly financial reporting, budget development and forecasting, grant tracking and reporting, database maintenance, office administration, tracking and reporting expenses and revenue from fundraising events, audit coordination and other related tasks.

Required Qualifications: Business degree with a focus in accounting or finance, or equivalent in academic preparation and/or work experience. Previous experience in the nonprofit sector desirable and extensive QuickBooks experience a must. Computer expertise including spreadsheets and ability to learn new programs a prerequisite. Previous employment that demonstrates skills in budgeting and preparing financial records and forecasts is required. Salary DOE

This is a newly created position with an expanding nonprofit organization and the selected candidate will be instrumental in the development of the position. Please email a cover letter and resume to namiaz_finance@yahoo.com. No phone calls, please.


*New Listing* 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 Bachelor's degree or documentation of relevant equivalent experience in education or social sciences required. The successful candidate will have a high level of energy, 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, at cisa@cisarizona.org or via fax 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, visit http://www.cisarizona.org.


*New Listing* Development Associate - Seton Catholic High School Advancement Office (Chandler)

The Advancement Office at Seton Catholic High School is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Development Associate. Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience required with major in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations or Business Administration.

Ability to coordinate and expand media relations; ability to use desktop publishing software and special event experience necessary. We seek a diplomatic and sincere individual who is able to motivate people and work with our staff and volunteers to promote Seton Catholic High School. Outgoing sales personality necessary along with ability to make "cold calls". The promotion methods to be used include internal and external media, newsletters, website design, organization and management of special events and creative ways to promote Seton to our many constituencies - students, potential students, parents, alumni, staff, donors and potential donors and the southeast valley community. Excellent oral and written skills are necessary. Examples of finalists' writing and marketing materials required.

Salary Range: $37,000 - 41,000. Healthcare, retirement and other benefits available through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Position is fulltime. The school is located at 1150 N. Dobson, in Chandler, AZ.

Application deadline: March 22, 2006.

Send resumes to Seton Catholic High School, Attn. Paula Osterday, Director of Advancement, 1150 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 or email to posterday@SetonCHS.org.


*New Listing* Development Operations Assistant - Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Part-time, seasonal. 12-16 hours/week. This position provides support and data management assistance tot the Development Operations Department. Primary responsibilities include data processing of donor records, donor and member customer service, preparation of membership fulfillment packages, acknowledgement of gifts, and assistance with departmental scheduling.

Requirements include one year of experience in customer service, one year of database experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office, the ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to multi-task. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge software preferred.

Please mail, email or fax a cover letter and resume to: Mary Catellier, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008; 480-481-8124; or mcatellier@dbg.org.


*New Listing* Guild Coordinator - John C. Lincoln Health Network (Phoenix)

John C. Lincoln Health Network is looking for a Guild Coordinator to join our team. In this challenging role you will be coordinating all activities relating to the John C. Lincoln Health Network Foundation Guild. Responsible for overseeing membership recruitment, Guild board meetings, minutes and coordinates volunteer Board of Directors. In addition will be coordinating special events such as the Night of Gold Ball, Lincoln Guild Invitational and five other Guild events. Tracks reservations, sponsorships, underwriting, solicitation and recognition. 3-5 years progressively responsible Special Event experience, Foundation experience, or coordinating volunteers. Strong computer skills required.

Will be required to drive locally. Valid AZ drivers' license and driving history consistent with JCLHN insurance requirements. Please apply online at www.jcl.com.


*New Listing* Program Manager - United Way (Phoenix)

This is the lead position for project management of all in-office activities, including financial and programmatic, for the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration grant. This individual coordinates all of the administrative strategies and tasks associated with activities outlined in the grant proposal. A Baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field is required; five years experience in public administration, human services or other related field is desirable, particularly in projects funded by federal sources. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated success managing partnerships. Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. This position is grant funded.

Interested applicants should request a job description from Sharon Gartner at sgartner@unitedwaytucson.org. To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Sharon Gartner at 330 N. Commerce Park Loop, Suite 200, Tucson 85745 or email sgartner@unitedwaytucson.org.


*New Listing* Victim Advocate Volunteer Program Coordinator - Coconino County Victim/Witness Services (Flagstaff)

Maintains a comprehensive volunteer program of crisis intervention, courtroom advocacy, in-office support & fundraising. Recruits, trains & supervises Victim Advocate Volunteers for 24/7 crisis response; develops training curriculums; provides courtroom advocacy. May provide case management for felony crime victims. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related field and a minimum of 4 years experience in crisis response, volunteer program management, victim/witness advocacy, etc. Must be available for on-call hours. Must possess valid AZ driver's license and have reliable transportation. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will not be under filled. Salary: $30,000-$32,000 year to start (includes complete benefit package).

Applications and job descriptions available at: 5200 E. Cortland Blvd., Suite B-5, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. 928-779-6163. Fax: 928-214-8775. kmusselman@coconino.az.gov. Open until filled.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* CASS, Inc. (Phoenix)

Volunteer Coordinator

CASS seeks to hire a full time Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, place, retain and recognize community volunteers and develop, plan and execute volunteer events. The Volunteer Coordinator assesses agency volunteers needs and recruits and trains community volunteers to meet those needs. The Volunteer Coordinator plans and coordinators volunteer projects and events, monitors and provides support to community volunteers, creates and distributes quarterly volunteer newsletter, maintains volunteer database and compiles statistical reports, and other duties as assigned. The Volunteer Coordinator requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year directly related experience, experience working as a staff person in special event or volunteer coordination. The Volunteer Coordinator should be proficient with word processing and computer spreadsheet preparation, possess demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, and have a valid Arizona driver license and a satisfactory driving record. For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Jamie Kelly at jkelly@cass-az.org.

Preschool Teacher Aide

CASS seeks to hire a part time preschool teacher aide to provide quality childcare to homeless children in Sunnyslope. The Preschool Teacher Aide works to maintain a safe educational environment. The Preschool Teacher Aide will assists with cooking, laundry, teacher breaks, substitute coverage, inventory control, cleaning, etc. This position requires high school diploma or GED, background check (fingerprint clearance card), clean MVR, and six months experience. The Preschool Teacher Aide pay is $8.00 to $10.00 per hour plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance. For more information email resumes to jwise@cass-az.org, call (602) 870-8778 ext. 10, or fax (602) 256-6401. EOE

Shelter Manager I

CASS seeks to hire full time shelter staff to work with homeless adults in the downtown Phoenix area and with families in the Sunnyslope area. The Shelter Manager I works to maintain a safe and humane shelter environment, and to assist guests in achieving their highest level of self-sufficiency. The Shelter Manager I does not require any experience. They will be part of CASS's Shelter Team. The Shelter Manager I pay is $8.00 plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance as well as a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching contributions. For more information about the downtown Phoenix openings please call (602) 256-6945 ext. 316 and for more information about the Sunnyslope openings please call (602) 944-0960 ext. 22. Resumes are accepted by email to jkelly@cass-az.org or via fax at (602) 256-6401. EOE


*New Listing* Special Events & Promotions Coordinator - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Responsible for planning and executing various fundraising activities for SOA, with an emphasis on the coordination of special events and promotions. This position will implement annual plans for SOA's special events and promotional activities; plan, oversee, and coordinate SOA and LETR special events; assist with planning, development, and execution of strategies to obtain, maintain, and upgrade corporate underwriting, sponsorships, and promotions of SOA activities and events; assist with the development and implementation of strategies to increase revenue and in-kind support for SOA and LETR operations and programs; ensure that all promotions and sponsorships are effectively and appropriately acknowledged; coordinate with the V.P. of Marketing to ensure that branding and messaging are aligned and that collateral materials are designed to support all events; assist the V.P. of Marketing in cultivating and leveraging relationships with donors, sponsors, media, and volunteers; administer the annual operating budget for special events and promotions; serve an internal contact for SOI special projects and promotions; oversee and assist with direct mail and telemarketing initiatives; and other projects as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years progressively responsible fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Must have demonstrated success in planning and executing fundraising events. Additional skills required include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Outlook Express; strong organizational and time management skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to speak persuasively about the organization and ability to work well with others.

To apply for this position, please submit resumes, samples and work history to Toni Jacobs Trull at tonit@soaz.org or mail to Special Olympics Arizona, 1850 N. Central Ave., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 by Wednesday, March 15, 2006. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Preparedness and Response Assistant - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

American Red Cross seeks a Preparedness and Response Assistant to provide administrative, clerical and operational support to Emergency Services. The successful candidate will have an AA Degree in business or related field; 3 plus years administrative experience working with volunteers; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience in nonprofit environment desirable. FT w/xclent benefits. Please visit our website at www.arizonaredcross.org for more info. EOE/AA


*New Listing* Web Content Developer - AZ Foundation for Legal Services & Education (Phoenix)

Juris Doctorate degree required. With the Technology Director, primarily responsible for writing and coordinating submission of materials and information relating to legal information benefiting Arizonan's population particularly targeting marginalized populations most often underserved in legal representation and those assisting in the provision of legal services to this population. The Content developer performs background research using a variety of legal-based resources to develop material. The Content developers interviews and collaborates with subject matter experts to ensure the technical accuracy of content and builds of a support network of volunteers to increase collaboration in ongoing content submission. Content developers assist in the promotion and the public awareness of the legal websites as a resource. Salary starts at 38k.

Submit resume by end of business day March 22, 2006 to: Attn: Lara Slifko, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 4201 N. 24th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. No phone calls.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Cultural Council is the private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) management organization contracted to manage arts and cultural affairs in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our mission is to create arts in diverse experiences that engage the community though the development of new and exciting cultural initiatives for the community; the encouragement of active participation and cooperation of the government, business, education and private sectors; and the providing of quality management, fundraising, and financial services to our operating divisions and other arts organizations desiring our services.

Current Openings:

  • Controller
  • Database Administrator (Tessitura)
  • Gallery Attendant
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Box Office Representative

For more information visit: http://www.sccarts.org/employment.php.


*New Listing* Teachers - First Baptist Christian School (Willcox)

First Baptist Christian School of Willcox is currently accepting applications for teaching positions for 2006-07. Teacher for multi-grade level classroom, maximum 15 students, 142 instructional days, 16 tutoring days, Monday-Thursday. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (state certification preferred), and must sign a statement of faith. FBCS does not discriminate against any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.

Please submit a resume to the First Baptist Church Office, 321 W. Maley St., Willcox, Arizona, 85643, or fax to (520) 384-4465. Phone (520) 384-2305.


*New Listing* Customer Service Representative - Better Business Bureau (Prescott)

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU in Prescott seeks enthusiastic candidate for part time Customer Service Representative. Must be organized and self-motivated with excellent customer service skills, strong oral and written communications abilities, and basic computer skills. Bilingual a plus. Info: 772-3410.


*New Listing* Part Time Bookkeeper - World Children's Relief (Prescott)

World Children's Relief is a charity that recently relocated from Phoenix to Prescott. They have an opening for a PT/ Bookkeeper, $9/hr. Approximately 5 hours/week. Email resume to Kari Hull at kari@worldchildrensrelief.org or fax (928) 778-3304. For more info about the organization, visit www.worldchildrensrelief.org.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Thomas R. Brown Foundation (Tucson)

The primary responsibility of the Administrative Assistant is to provide administrative/clerical support to the Foundation's Program Coordinator and Board of Trustees. Work closely with the Program Coordinator to provide exceptional, seamless services for participants attending summer workshops and other programs offered by the foundation.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Process applications for program participants; Communicate (email, web, and orally) on availability and status of programs with participants; Assist participants in registration process; Assist Program Coordinator in setting up programs; Assist Program Coordinator in creating brochures, program forms, and certificates; and maintain teacher database on the web.

Qualifications/Requirements: Excellent oral, written and listening skills. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks. High level of computer proficiency (IBM /Windows environment including Word, and Excel). Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work cooperatively with others/high degree of flexibility. Experience in event planning activities. A.A. in Business or related field or advanced degree preferred. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license and proof of insurance.

Please submit resumes to: Mary B. Brown, 520-298-2838.

*New Listing* Administrative Specialist I - Coconino County Health Department (Flagstaff)

Coconino County Health Department in Flagstaff has an opening for a full time Administrative Specialist I to work with the Access to Health Care Unit and provide support to Maternal & Child Health, HIV Promise and HIV Prevention. Salary $23,907/yr. Benefits package included. Application available at www.coconino.az.gov/jobline.asp?id=1399.

*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Mental Health Association of Arizona (Scottsdale)

Executive Assistant

Seeking executive assistant to support executive director and assist in coordination of agency activities. Must have excellent communication and organization skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Quickbooks, Excel & Access preferred. E-mail resume to ltrimble@mhaarizona.org or fax to 480-994-4407.

Administrative Assistant

MHA seeking administrative assistant to assist callers/visitors and support program staff. Must have excellent communication and organization skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Internet. Able to learn QuickBooks, Excel, Access & other programs as needed. E-mail resume to ltrimble@mhaarizona.org or fax to 480-994-4407.


CEO - Make-A-Wish Foundation (Phoenix)

Hope, Strength, and Joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona 's (MAWAZ) mission is to provide this life changing experience to every Wish Child we serve. MAWAZ is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate will have the exceptional leadership qualities, community presence, superb communication skills, relevant experiences to lead quality staff, and capabilities to work closely with our Board of Directors in fulfilling and expanding this mission. The demonstrated ability to lead significant fund raising efforts and to successfully develop and execute strategic and operational plans is critical. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is required, and a graduate level degree would be an asset. Extensive non-profit experience in a Senior Management or CEO position is preferred. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Interested candidates should submit confidential letters of application and a current resume to our Search Committee at MAWAZCEOSearch@cox.net. All candidates will be contacted regarding next steps and to answer any questions after receipt of your application.


Full-Time Director - Hadassah (Phoenix)

Hadassah, a National Jewish women's organization seeks a highly organized and flexible individual to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hadassah Valley of the Sun covering the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Partnering with lay leaders, the successful candidate will help implement fundraising, membership and programming initiatives, and oversee implementation of the annual plan. Duties include: work with and support lay leaders, market the Chapter, coordinate special events, oversee budgets and expenses, and supervise staff of one.

3-5 years experience required. Candidates must possess superior interpersonal skills and administrative and financial expertise. Must have excellent facility with computer/databases. Knowledge of and experience in the Jewish community is beneficial. No phone calls, please. Send cover letter and resume directly to: jobs@hadassah.org. EOE. For more information, please visit, www.hadassah.org.


Director of Development and Administration - Unilimited 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.

To apply, e -mail resume and questions to u-potential@qwest.net.


Vice President of Development/Major Gifts - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United Way is seeking a strategic and creative development officer to lead and execute major gifts efforts of $10,000 or more, working in conjunction with the annual Campaign and the VSUW Foundation. Reporting to the SVP of Development, this position is responsible for the growth of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and will: create and implement strategies and plans for major gifts; supervise and develop 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 seven to 10 years of technically diverse development, donor relations and moves management experience, with at least seven years in major gifts and supervisory roles. S/he must have proven success in leading and developing major and diversified investor initiatives; developing strong, effective teams; envisioning new product/donor matching opportunities; cultivating and maintaining leadership relationships in the Valley; and a bachelor's degree.

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


Director of Major/Planned Gifts - John C. Lincoln Health Foundation (Phoenix)

Responsible for administering a comprehensive major and planned giving program. Responsibilities include identifying and engaging prospects, creating and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies, steward donors, writing effective proposals, using planned giving vehicles to maximize donor commitments, and establishing effective working relationships with administration, volunteers, Board members, and colleagues within the network and Foundation. Bachelor's Degree preferred along with 5-7 years related experience required and CFRE Certification preferred. Must have working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software as well as professional level fundraising/major gifts, charitable laws governing the state of Arizona. Frequent local driving required/clean MVR.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 5-plus years of experience.

To apply for this position, please contact: Human Resources/K at 602-870-5219 or fax: 602-870-6066. You may also email: klynch@jcl.com. Address: 250 E. Dunlap Avenue Phoenix AZ 85020. For a full description of this position, click here.


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.

Apply to: 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.


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 http://www.petsmartjobs.com.


Fund Development Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (Show Low)

The Fund Development Director will be responsible for management of the agency's fund raising activities in Navajo and Apache Counties. This will include coordination of events as well as the identification and cultivation of individual and corporate donors.

A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and three years successful fund development experience. Candidates must be people oriented, well organized, and able to work independently. Travel throughout the counties served and flexibility in work schedule will be necessary.

The position is full time with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please mail resumes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona, PO Box 1722, Show Low, AZ 85902 or email to bbbs@citlink.net. For further information call 928-537-1996.


Director of Philanthropy - Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation (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.

To apply, e mail resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


Director of Hispanic Programs - AASK (Phoenix)

The Director of Hispanic Programs will develop and implement programs and activities tailored to the unique needs of Hispanic families with the goal of bringing those individuals and families forward as potential adoptive, foster or mentor families, helping those families to work through the process successfully and supporting those families on an ongoing basis. The Director will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for designing programs and managing program staff. The Director will create recruiting strategies that utilize multiple recruiting methods, including media based recruiting, recruiting through churches and schools and recruiting through grassroots outreach. The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and have the ability to address skillfully the unique needs, wants and perspectives of the Hispanic community. The candidate should be able to forge positive relationships with appropriate governmental and social service agencies and local businesses in order to promote and support the programs. The successful candidate should have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment characterized by growth and change. Familiarity with adoption and foster care is helpful but not required. Social work degree is preferred. Interested persons should fax a resume to AASK 602-212-2564 or email to mlarsen@aask-az.org.


Program Director - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

Self-directed individual needed for full-time position of Program Director for statewide chapter serving over 5,000 people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and medical professionals. Responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight and management of staff to develop, implement and coordinate the delivery of educational programs and services for clients, professionals and the general public.

The Director must have strong human services skills and a minimum of five years of experience in: program design, delivery, supervision, budget management, building community alliances and public speaking. Advocacy, volunteer management, computer literacy and time management skills a must. Bachelor's degree in related field required, Master's degree preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Caroll Pilcher, Director, Client Programs Department, National MS Society, PO Box 173759, Arlington, TX 76003-3759 or email caroll.pilcher@nmss.org.


Foundation Grants and Program Manager - Vistacare Hospice Foundation (Scottsdale)

Vistacare Hospice Foundation is seeking a Foundation Grants and Program Manager responsible for helping the caregivers of people facing end of life decisions by providing grants for last wishes and basic human needs through consultative support with 60 programs around the country.

To apply, please contact John Vack, VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., #5000; Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or e-mail John.Vack@vistacare.com.

Manager, Grants and Programs - Amateur Athletic Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

The Amateur Athletic Foundation (AAF) in Los Angeles, CA has a new opportunity for a Manager, Grants and Programs. Reporting to the Vice President, Grants and Programs, the Manager will supervise and direct three professionals: a senior program officer, a program officer and an associate program officer.

Ideal candidates will have five to seven years in grants and programs management with at least three years of management experience. Candidates must have the ability to use GIFTS for Windows grant information system, be able to work creatively and proactively and to balance the details and the big picture to achieve results.

A detailed position profile is available. Additional information regarding AAF may be found at www.aafla.org. Please contact us directly or encourage appropriate persons to e-mail us an indication of their interest in this opportunity. Inquiries and résumés should be directed to Johnston and Company, Attn: AAF, 6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 140, Culver City, CA 90230. Electronic résumés and cover letters preferred. E-mail to JandC@johnstonco.org.


Grants Specialist for Sponsored Projects - A.T. Still University (Mesa)

A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Health Sciences is seeking applicants for a dynamic Grants Specialist position on its growing Mesa, AZ, campus (see ATSU's Arizona Schools/programs at www.atsu.edu). Bachelor's degree required, plus 3-5 years relevant experience and track-record. Prior knowledge/success with NIH, HRSA, DoEd, and other federal, state, and foundation grants preferred. Individual will facilitate the establishment/operation of a Mesa campus grants office and work with an energetic faculty and an accomplished University grants team in developing/writing competitive grant applications for innovative health education and research projects. Some overtime and travel are required.

To apply, email application letter, résumé, grant writing sample, and three professional references to neitel@atsu.edu or, mail application materials to: Human Resources; A.T. Still University; 800 West Jefferson; Kirksville, MO 63501.

Grant Officer - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Musuem is looking for a motivated grant writing professional to join its development team. This person will manage and expand the Museum's grant program, and research, coordinate, submit and track grant applications and proposals to government agencies and private foundations. BA and minimum 3 years experience fundraising, preferably for nonprofit organization. High level of communication skills, proven research and writing skills, organizational and multi-tasking skills. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to job code ANP-GRANT, Attn: HR Dept, 1625 N Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or fax to 602-257-2127, or email to hr@phxart.org.


Project Director - AWEE (Phoenix)

The Project Director will implement AWEE's Department of Labor (DoL) Prisoner Release Initiative Grant and manage AWEE's Women Living Free program, funded by two grants. The director will be the project liaison to the Department of Labor, all sub-contractors, correction officials and community partners. The Director will report on the successes and challenges of the program to the President & CEO and the Vice President. This position is grant funded and available as funding is available. Duties include: Supervision of project specific DoL Program Assistant, Retention Specialist, Business Liaison and Group Facilitators; Project Liaison to DOL, subcontractors, corrections officials and community partners; oversight and evaluation of the projects and achievement of performance goal preparation of fund source reports; seamless delivery of AWEE's services through coordination with other AWEE staff and contractors; community-building, resulting in effective outreach, partnerships and services; Leadership of the project team. Responsibility for performance management, contract management, and subcontractor monitoring; oversight of program expenditures Leadership for fundraising and project sustainability efforts.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Kathie Rudolph at 602-223-4342 or kathierudolph@awee.org.


Community Event Coordinator - Marley Park Community Association (Surprise)

The Marley Park Community Event Coordinator will actively support Marley Park 's community values, vision and philosophies, while demonstrating leadership and creativity through coordinating community events and activities that allow residents to interact and build relationships. Primary responsibility is to plan, execute, implement and evaluate Marley Park community signature events and neighborhood activities.

Requirements include: Possession of Bachelors Degree in related field is preferred. All workshop, seminar and on the job training will be considered. 2 + years experience in event planning and implementation. Ability to negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers. Demonstrated skill in producing detailed work plans, programs, and reports. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Outstanding organizational, prioritization, follow through and time management skills. Excellent trouble shooting skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience working with and recruiting volunteers and event committees. Certification in CPR, AED and Water Safety or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire date.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Scott Gerken 623-466-8824 or e-mail sgerken@dmbinc.com.


Bilingual Early Childhood Program Coordinator - Association for Supportive Child Care (Tempe)

FT opportunity for a bilingual Child Care and Early Education Professional. Looking for a Program Coordinator, who is a self-starter, for an exciting early childhood program at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC). Bilingual in oral and written English/Spanish required. BA in ECE or related field, 5 years work experience in early childhood, 3 years supervisory experience required. Excellent computer, customer service and organizational skills essential. $30,000-$45,000/year dependent upon education and experience. Generous benefits. Pick up an application at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC), 3910 South Rural Road, Suite E, Tempe, AZ or fax resume to 480-820-7288.


Financial Analyst - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

TCAA is seeking a Financial Analyst to manage the financial, accounting, and business operations of a complex and growing non-profit organization with an annual budget of over $1 million. Duties include: Update, maintain, and implement a computerized fund accounting, cost allocation, and bookkeeping system which includes the management of diverse funding and contractual requirements from multiple governmental, corporate, foundation, private, and other fund sources; develop budget and policy recommendations; and provide financial and business leadership to the agency's staff. This full-time position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vacation, matched Simple IRA plan and holiday pay. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; 3-5 years nonprofit experience; experience using Quickbooks/Nonprofitbooks required; High level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point; Valid driver's license and proof of insurance. Mail, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to: Beth Fiorenza, Executive Director, Tempe Community Action Agency, 2150 E. Orange Street, Tempe, 85281, Email: bethf@tempeaction.org; or fax to 480-350-5894. The position will be open until filled, first resume review will occur on March 10, 2006. TCAA's mission is to empower our community members to address basic needs to live with dignity, self-reliance and optimum health. Find out more information on www.tempeaction.org.


Controller - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is seeking an experienced Controller to serve as a key member of the Museum's management team. The Controller will report directly to the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department. This position will enforce financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems, ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, and coordinate the daily operations of all accounting functions and staff.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Phx Art Museum, Attn: HR Dept, Job Code NP-CON, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or via email to hr@phxart.org, or fax to 602-257-2127. Salary commensurate with experience. EEO


Marketing Coordinator - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Phoenix)

Marketing Coordinator to promote and recruit for Nike Women's Marathon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training Program. 29 hours per week from March to May. Some nights and weekends. For more information contact Julie Reid at reidj@lls.org.


Licensing and/or Adoption Specialist - Arizona Action for Foster Children (Tempe)

Foster and adoption agency seeking 2 candidates for licensing and/or adoption specialist positions. Will consider full and part time candidates. Bachelor degree in social services or related field required. Bilingual and MSW preferred. Flextime, pleasant work environment.

$23-26K DOE (depending on experience and degree), plus benefits, EOE. Fax resume to K. Rodgers at 480-345-2678 or e-mail resume to krodgers@arizonaaction.org.


Network Provider Representative - Health Care Connect/AACHC (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Executive Director of Health Care Connect, the Network Provider Representative is a full-time exempt position. Serves as the primary liaison to contracted and non-contracted providers; participates in the development and implementation of provider services and education programs to enhance provider/member satisfaction and retention. Contracts with physicians, hospitals and other health care providers to provide discounted services to HealthCare Connect enrollees.

Qualifications for this position includes: Bachelor's Degree in related field or 2-4 years experience in Provider Relations and contract negotiation or equivalent combination. Knowledge of Commercial and Public health programs. Availability to work some evenings and weekends. Bilingual is a plus.

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


Part-time Child Therapist - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Currently Chrysalis is looking for a part-time (30 hours per week) Child Therapist at our Phoenix Shelter. Please email a cover letter and resume to chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Counseling or related field; certification preferred or willingness to apply for certification within the state of Arizona when eligible; Ability to provide client assessment with adults and children Experience with individual and group counseling, including parenting. Demonstrated knowledge, training and experience in working with children and families. Experience and/or knowledge of domestic violence and issues that relate to children and families from higher risk populations. Ability to perform crisis intervention with adults and children and children's groups. Ability to utilize play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, etc. in working with children. Ability to obtain Fingerprint Clearance according to ARS § 36-3008 & § 46-141. Bilingual a plus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Read and update staff log and bed log at the beginning and end of each shift. Review client files and notes from weekly staff meetings weekly. Participate at a member of the clinical team in providing services. Maintain a case load of all children over three years of age. Document all pertinent client information in individual client files. Develop and follow through on all individual treatment plans and provide individual counseling to children over three years of age residing in the shelter. Facilitate group counseling for adults and children.


Part-Time Childcare Worker - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis is currently searching for part-time childcare workers who are mature, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Scottsdale. Childcare is critical so mothers in program can attend group and individual counseling sessions, go to work, or just get away for some much needed rest and quiet.

The ideal candidate is at least 21 years of age, has a high school or equivalent education, has experience in supervising children, both individually or in large group settings, the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, and the ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment.

We have two positions available presently: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Monday thru Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. You can make a difference in our community.

Please email a cover letter and resume to chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org.


*Multiple Positions* Native American Connections (Phoenix)

To apply for any of the following positions, send resume or complete application: NAC, 650 N. 2 Ave, Phoenix, Az 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org. Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application.

Behavioral Health Clinician I

Under the direct supervision of the Outpatient Clinic Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Clinician I is responsible for the management and delivery of direct client counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections programs at the NAC Assessment / Outpatient Clinic.

Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in behavioral health field and one year experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and families, in both group and individual counseling; OR any combination of education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience in working with Native Americans desirable. Possess a background in the delivery of individual/group/family counseling services, with a chemical dependency population. Familiarity with community resources for referral purposes. Able to function in a teamwork environment. May be Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family therapist, Social Worker or other license as appropriate. Current TB test and physical examination documenting the ability to perform all job duties. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license. Demonstrated working knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's Patient Placement Criteria. Must be credentialed and privileged as a Clinical Liaison with the Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority, within 90 days of hire.

Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor

The Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor maintains a professional working relationship with numerous behavioral health and social service agencies for the purpose of referring clients in/out of NAC programs. The Intake Specialist maintains a daily waiting list of clients and coordinates all placements of NAC clients for both residential and outpatient treatment. The Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor completes all client assessments in a timely manner and recommends placement either at NAC or to the most appropriate agency.

Qualifications: Masters degree in behavioral health or related field (from Masters Program of at least 48 hours) and one or more years of counseling experience. Must be certified by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Knowledgeable about the economic, educational and social challenges of Native Americans. Able to function as a team member. Familiar with assessment tools that pertain to substance abuse, depression, and other behavioral health issues. Possess effective written and communication skills to engage clients in the treatment process and record necessary assessment information.

Life Skills Coordinator

This Part Time position would be responsible for evaluating need, coordinating and delivering needed Life Skills training to residents in the supportive housing units.

Qualifications: Associate's Degree in social services field and one year experience in providing service delivery or any combination of related education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform duties. Knowledge of life skills and recreational activities. Experience working with Native Americans desirable. Demonstrates good written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates good organizational skills. Demonstrates ability to work well with others in team approach.


*Multiple Positions* Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. (Flagstaff and Prescott)

The Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. is a leading provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities. With facilities in both Flagstaff and Prescott, we have the following opportunities to truly help and change someone's life. To apply for any of the following positions, visit us at: www.Hozhoni.com. Stop by in person at: Flagstaff at 2133 N. Walgreens St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004. In Prescott at: 371 Garden St, Suite H 86305. Fax resumes to Flagstaff: 928-526-5909 Prescott: 928-445-6985 Attn HR.

DTA Instructor

You will train and supervise assigned program participants in a professional manner, while increasing their quality of life and fostering more independent functioning; implement each consumer's program according to a developed plan; and provide a mature, adult role model with regard to dress, interests, social skills, etc. This professional will be aware of resources and services in the community and involve the consumers in outside recreational/social activities on a half-day basis. Also provides ongoing informal counseling/role modeling to the consumer as needed.

40 hours/week. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Starting pay is $9.00/hour. We also have various part-time and night positions available - perfect for students and night owls.

Weekend Home Manager

The Weekend Home Manager assists individuals with personal growth, developmental opportunities, and choice making. This is done through positive role modeling and active intervention with the consumers. Also manages the group home with staff, consumers, and the Residential Supervisor working as a team to accomplish daily tasks. Duties include housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation, assisting with personal care needs, laundry, community outings, and reporting home maintenance needs. Provides a safe, healthy environment that remains in compliance with licensing, and monitor rules as stated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

45 hours/week in residential setting. Hours are 3:00 p.m. Sunday through 8:30 a.m. Friday. You will be off work each day between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Fridays at 8:30 a.m.). Sleepovers are required. Starting pay is $9.75/hour + benefits. We also have various part-time and night positions available - perfect for students and night owls.


Bilingual Office Manager - WellCare Foundation (Phoenix)

The WellCare Foundation is looking to hire a bilingual Office Manager. Interested persons should contact Ray Burden, Executive Director, at 602-263-7619.


Administrative Assistant - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis seeks to employ an assistant in its Administration department to provide administrative and logistical support to the Executive Director, including agency fundraising activities. The assistant supports all administrative functions with friendly/courteous telephone and personal greetings to donors and others who call or visit the Administration office; accurate record keeping, production of reports, management of lists; and organization of Development materials. This position assists in managing donor acknowledgements and donor files. This position will also assist with Development-related events such as fundraisers and meetings. Assists the Executive Director as liaison to the Board of Directors: attends meetings, takes minutes, sends meeting notices to committee/Board members, etc.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has five years of related work experience in an office environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities, an interest in the non-profit arena, effective verbal and written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and database management software. Experience with scheduling software is also helpful. Candidates should be well organized and have the ability to work in a high pressure environment. Public speaking and presentation experience is desired. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence would be helpful but is not required.

This is a full-time employment opportunity offering liberal medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and other benefits.

If you would like to be a part of the Chrysalis administrative team please e-mail a cover letter and resume to chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org, or fax a cover letter and resume to 602-955-0165. Chrysalis is an EEOE.


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