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January 3, 2007

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CNLM Announces 9th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness: "Speak Out!" Empowering Nonprofits to Help Shape Public Dialogue - Friday, March 2, 2007 (Glendale Civic Center)

Featuring Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Please visit the CNLM website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu/ for program updates and registration information.


Winter 2007 Courses from the Nonprofit Management Institute Are Available

Please visit the professional development section of our website: http://nmi.asu.edu. Upcoming January offerings include:

Strategic Management (NMI 107) January 5-6 - 9AM-5PM Friday, 9AM-noon Saturday

Results-Oriented Program Evaluation (NMI 108) January 19-20 - 9AM-5PM Friday, 9AM-noon Saturday

Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113) February 9-10, 9am – 5pm

Communication Strategies for Team Building (topical workshop) January 11-12, 9:00AM-3:00PM

The ABCs of Special Events Marketing (topical workshop) January 25-26, 9:00AM-3:30PM

How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Arizona (topical workshop) January 27, 9:00AM-2:00PM


Are You a Nonprofit Survivor?

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management – in conjunction with ONE and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – is polling nonprofit executives to find out what they think. The Daring to Lead study – recently released by CompassPoint - revealed many of the challenges facing nonprofit executives nationally. What do Arizona nonprofit leaders think? What can we collectively do to strengthen the leadership of our sector?

Click here to participate in the survey and be a part of the dialogue. The survey takes just 10-15 minutes and responses are completely anonymous and confidential. The deadline to participate is January 11th.

Join other nonprofit executives at the Black Canyon Conference Center on January 17th to continue the conversation at Survivor: Nonprofit Island. Jan Masaoka will discuss the findings of the Daring to Lead study and the results of the Arizona poll will be presented. For more information – visit: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/


2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study - Get a Complimentary copy of the 2007 Report!

Your organization is invited to participate in the 2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study, sponsored and published by the Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This report is an update of the 2004 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report and will contain salary and benefits information for executive directors and over 60 other nonprofit job positions in Maricopa and Pima counties.

Your participation in the survey will entitle your organization to a complimentary copy of the 2007 report, which will be published in the spring. The cost of the publication for nonprofit organizations that do not complete the survey will be $100 plus tax, shipping and handling (the price for other organizations and individuals will be $250). The time you invest in completing this survey now will pay dividends in providing pertinent information to help your organization in its future decision-making.

This year, the survey is online and includes a function that allows for saving and returning to the survey at a later time. If your organization is a 501(c)3, has at least one full-time paid staff person, and is NOT an endowed foundation, institution of higher education or a hospital, you are eligible to participate.

The deadline to complete the survey is January 12, 2006.

To access the online survey, go to http://salarysurvey.asu.edu and register as a new user.



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Women of Scottsdale Announces 2007 Director and Advisors

Rada Tierney will serve as director of Women of Scottsdale for 2007. Tierney is president of RKT Communications, a public relations consulting firm. Her company specializes in strategic communications for companies in the health and beauty industries.

Serving as 2007 advisors are: Ashley Cornils, Meridian Bank, Dena Kidd, Jr. Achievement, Stacey Bailey-Gitt, North Valley Plastic Surgery, Cindy Rossman, Hoeck & Associates, Michele Yates, Valley First Community Bank and Joan Zimmerman, Realty Executives.

Women of Scottsdale was founded in 1998. Women who live, work or conduct business in Scottsdale meet for a monthly luncheon and share mutual interests, exchange ideas and connect with other women in the community. Women associated with business, government, education, nonprofits and the arts meet at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa the third Friday of each month.


ACF Names New COO

Deborah Whitehurst, a 13-year veteran of the Arizona Community Foundation, has been named chief operating officer of the Phoenix-based organization and its 12 statewide affiliates.

Whitehurst has served as executive vice president for external affairs since 1993, managing programs for planned giving and asset acquisition, affiliate development, donor relations, programs and marketing.

“Deborah has been an indispensable part of ACF for many years, providing practical experience, diverse and deep knowledge of foundation business, keen judgment and thoughtful leadership to every aspect of our work,” said Robert L. King, ACF president and CEO.

Prior to joining ACF, Whitehurst was the founding executive director of the City of Phoenix Arts Commission, and a principal with the public-art consulting firm Freeman / Whitehurst Group.


Adoption Certification and Foster Care Licensing at WVCCC

West Valley Child Crisis Center, in addition to providing temporary shelter and supervision for children who are victims of, or are at risk for abuse and neglect, is now offering adoption certification and foster care licensing to families desiring become so. Orientations will be offered monthly, and trainings will begin bi-monthly, at WVCCCs community based facility located in the west valley. WVCCC is proud of its state of the art facility and professional, dedicated staff that serve children and families. WVCCC assesses no application fees to foster or adoptive parents, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or religion, and provides foster and adoption services in both English and Spanish. WVCCC facilitates foster care licensure as well as DES, private, kinship, and step-parent adoptions. For more information, call (623) 848-8863.

AGF Releases New Report on Arizona Charitable Giving

Did you know that Arizona’s total foundation assets doubled between 2000 and 2004?   This and other interesting facts are presented in the Arizona Giving Report – 2006.  The report, prepared by the Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF), gives information on statewide foundation giving, individual giving, corporate giving, and estate giving.

“While both institutional and individual charitable giving in Arizona has grown significantly in the past few years, we still have a long way to go to match giving rates of the most generous states, “says Marissa Theisen President & CEO of AGF.  “The good news is that Arizona’s economy is strong and our citizens and corporations have the capacity to increase giving.”

AGF is a regional coalition of grantmakers focused on strengthening and increasing charitable giving in Arizona.  AGF represents 76 member organizations that give grants to the nonprofit community, and includes public and private foundations, corporations, trusts and donor advised funds, government entities and individuals.

For the full report, visit http://www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org/downloads/ArizonaGivingReport2006.pdf


Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations program is a tool that helps nonprofits assess their organization's strengths and weaknesses, create a plan to address what training they need, and undergo a peer review process that affirms the organization's advanced level of capacity.

This process allows nonprofits the opportunity to find what weaknesses exist in a reassuring environment, and provides a roadmap for strengthening their organization. It's building the capacity of organizations through self-examination. To learn more about this program, please click here. http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_pofe_info.htm



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Charitable Provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006
January 10 (Phoenix)

Please join us as we review and discuss the charitable provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, arguably the most significant legislation affecting the charitable sector in years! In addition to the oft-publicized IRA charitable rollover provisions, we will also cover: new rules for cash and non-cash donations including new special rules for food, books, taxidermy property; the change in taxation of certain payments to a "parent" charity (a significant easing for multi-entity structures); new definitions of qualified appraisal; increases in a variety of fines including intermediate sanction penalties; limitations on gifts of fractional interests in tangible personal property; new disclosure rules; overview of new rules for support organizations and donor advised funds (stay tuned for a more comprehensive discussion of the rules effecting support organizations in May!)

Registration: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N Central Ave Ste 100, Phoenix
Fee: $20 for ASCPA members, $35 for non-ASCPA members
Register at http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=06NFPJAN


Communication Strategies for Team Building, a topical workshop of NMI and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
January 11-12 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Thursday-Friday, January 11-12, 2007 9:00 am-3:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: L. M. Larry Edmonds, M.A., FMP, CFBE

Utilizing proven communication tools and knowledge is paramount to building effective and successful teams in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This dynamic workshop provides applicable knowledge and tools for building and maintaining effective teams within the organization. Topics include:

  • The steps to building an effective team
  • Coherence in groups
  • Team communication competence
  • Dealing with team conflict and resolution
  • Managing the culturally diverse team
  • Teams in varied contexts
  • Team decision-making
  • Evaluating team outcomes
  • Providing leadership in groups
  • Ethical considerations in teams

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


Board Leadership: January Brown Bag Seminar – Nonprofit Resource Center
January 11 (Flagstaff)

A discussion about what directors and trustees in leadership positions need to know to fulfill their responsibilities as board officers or committee chairs. Specific areas that will be covered include: The executive committee and board officers, other board committees, job descriptions, governance and management, expectations for leaders.

Who should attend?
Senior staff & board members

Date/time: January 11, 2007, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members; $10 for nonmembers
Presenter: Molly Williams, VP for University Advancement, Northern Arizona University

Please RSVP so we can be sure each person receives a handout and seating can be arranged. Simply send us an email info@nonprofitnaz.org


Volunteer Management Pathways - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
January 11 and February 1 (Multiple Locations)

The Volunteer Center is proud to present a new educational series to assist volunteer managers and those interested in volunteer management. This series consists of three-hour trainings, one and a half hour workshops, best practices brown bag breakfasts, and individual consultations. The following is a schedule of trainings and resources available to all organizations interested in improving volunteer management:

January 11: Making Your Volunteer Program Boomer Ready (3 hrs)

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: City Hall Facility Conference Room B3, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale
Trainer: Alexis Walker, CEO Volunteer Center
Cost: $75. Executive Directors, CEOs, and COOs may attend with their volunteer coordinators free of charge.

February 1: Start a Volunteer Program (3hrs)

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Bryan Cave LLP Conference Room
Two North Central Avenue, Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Trainer: Ava Stanford, Mayo Clinic Hospital
Cost: $60. Partner and AVACA member discounts apply.

For more information please contact Douglas Wilkey at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or doug.Wilkey@volunteerphoenix.org.
To register please contact Patsy Kraeger at 602-263-9736 ext. 505 or patsy.Kraeger@volunteerphoenix.org.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Make A Difference
January 13-19 (Phoenix)

In January 2007, Make A Difference will join communities across the country to celebrate the power of service. January 13-19, join Make A Difference for the 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, a special week of volunteer service projects and community workshops in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Each day a special event focused on hands-on service, issues education or entertainment will be featured around the Valley: find the common ground at a community service project; view a hip-hop documentary at a film screening; explore poverty at a community workshop; tune in to a night of art, music and poetry. You can do all of this and more at a Make A Difference 2007 MLK Celebration event.

Be the voice of change by taking action. We can commemorate the legacy of Dr. King, as we strengthen communities, empower individuals and build bridges together during MLK Celebration Week and throughout 2007.

To sign up to attend an event or for information on even more MLK activities visit www.makeadifference.org, or contact Theresa at theresa@makeadifference.org, or 602-973-2212x240.


Survivor: Nonprofit Island -- Nonprofit Executives Prepare for Leadership Challenges
January 17 (Phoenix)

Are you prepared to deal with the challenges of the new year? Do you feel sometimes like you're alone on a remote island? Are you ready to build alliances with your board, your staff and your funders to strengthen your organization?

This one-day conference features dialogue with fellow executives about the challenges of nonprofit leadership. Hear a national speaker discuss findings from the Daring to Lead study of nonprofit leadership. Enjoy an innovative lunch presentation focusing on board-executive relations. Afternoon workshops will provide you with tools and skills to handle stress, burnout, organizational continuity planning, and innovative leadership strategies. A resource fair will introduce you to services and providers to support your nonprofit.

Co-presented by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Organization for Nonprofit Executives and ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

$105 for Alliance and ONE members; $155 for non-members (discount for multiple people from the same organization)

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Time: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center – Phoenix
Cost: $155 fee; $105 for nonprofit members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and members of the Organizations for Nonprofit Executives (ONE)

Register online at http://www.arizonanonprofits.org


Non-Profit Human Resources, A National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Workshop; Presented by The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix and American Express
January 18 (Phoenix)

The secret of employee retention has little to do with pay or benefits. It has to do with a company or organization’s “soul” and a “brand” that attracts the best people, and brings out the best in them. This workshop will provide practical advice on how to hire the right people, how to bring out the best in each employee, how to manage diversity and performance issues, and how to minimize conflict and disputes (or their effects).

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix is one of fourteen cities nationwide to participate in the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP), an innovative program sponsored by American Express, to help arts groups develop new audiences and increase marketing skills. The NAMP Workshop program and training is open to ALL nonprofit organizations. Attracting new audiences, new clients and new patrons through creative marketing is critical to the vitality of the entire nonprofit sector. NAMP workshops are comprehensive and varied and are designed particularly for executive directors, managers, marketing professionals and working boards.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Loral Deatherage is president of Alliance HR Advisors, LLC, a human resources consulting firm, and has dealt with human resources issues for more than 20 years. The first part of her career was spent as a labor and employment lawyer in private practice with one of Arizona’s largest law firms.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 from 9:00AM – noon
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
COST: $50.00
TO REGISTER Contact: Jeanette Thomas at 602-364-7453 or  jthomas@artsbusinessphoenix.org


BUZZ, BLAST AND BLOGS: Tools of the Internet, the New Word of Mouth, A National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Workshop; Presented by The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix
January 18 (Phoenix)

The Internet can offer some powerful tools for promoting your organization.  Understanding how to use these tools is critical. Use online marketing to create community around your brands. At this workshop, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of using technology to build attendance and interaction with your organization and how your website can be best leveraged to develop new audience.

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix is one of fourteen cities nationwide to participate in the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP), an innovative program sponsored by American Express, to help arts groups develop new audiences and increase marketing skills. The NAMP Workshop program and training is open to ALL nonprofit organizations. Attracting new audiences, new clients and new patrons through creative marketing is critical to the vitality of the entire nonprofit sector. NAMP workshops are comprehensive and varied and are designed particularly for executive directors, managers, marketing professionals and working boards.


  • Jim Colletti, President and CEO of Element Design
  • Eric Duncan, e-Business Marketing Specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
  • Nancy Sagar, co-founder/executive vice president of Moderandi, Inc
  • Ann N. Videan, APR, Videan Unlimited, LLC

Thursday, January 18, 2007 from 1:00PM– 4:00PM
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
COST : $50.00
TO REGISTER Contact: Jeanette Thomas at 602-364-7453 or jthomas@artsbusinessphoenix.org  


The ABCs of Special Events Marketing, a topical workshop of NMI and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
January 25-26 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Thursday-Friday, January 25-26, 2007 9:00AM-3:30PM (Lunch Provided on Thursday)
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Stephanie Nowack, M.B.A.

Special events, whether a small thank you dinner for top donors or a festival with thousands of people, are a critical element of any organizations marketing plan. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of successful special events and the strategies required to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate them. Students will gain an understanding of event management including budgeting, sponsorship, risk management, and event operations and logistics. Be prepared to discuss examples of events you have done, or would like to do.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Arizona, a topical workshop of NMI and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
January 27 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Saturday, January 27, 2007 9:00AM-2:00PM (Lunch Provided)
Cost: $125
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Tim Delaney, J.D./M.P.A.

This workshop will help participants determine if forming a new nonprofit corporation is the most viable strategy for meeting their goals. Key terminology and core issues will be discussed, including important differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. All forms for application for nonprofit status will be provided and reviewed.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
February 9-10 (Phoenix)

Date/time: February 9-10, 9am – 5pm
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructors: Thomas Avery, Matthew Madonna and Rob Leslie

This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


Phoenix Grants Forum Connects Nonprofits and Funders in the Community (Multiple dates - Phoenix)

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is proud to partner with the City of Phoenix, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Association of Grant Professionals Arizona Chapter to connect you to funding partners in the community.

For the past 11 years, the Phoenix Grants Forum has been held four times each year: twice in the fall and twice in the spring. This forum is for grant seekers from nonprofit organizations to learn about opportunities for partnership with funders for community projects. Presenters will discuss funding opportunities to address local needs.

Location: Phoenix - Burton Barr Central Library - Pulliam Auditorium; 1221 N. Central Ave.
Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Cost: $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits; $25 for Non-members

Dates and Presenters:

  • February 15, 2007 - Scheduled Presenter: **By Special Engagement** Kresge Foundation - a national foundation from Michigan interested in capital campaigns in Arizona.
  • May 3, 2007 - Scheduled Presenters: Arizona Humanities Council; Helios Foundation (tentative); others to be announced

To register, visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org.

To become an Alliance member, sign up at: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/get-involved/member.aspx.


"Speak Out!" Empowering Nonprofits to Help Shape Public Dialogue - The 9th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
March 2 (Glendale)

Featuring Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Please visit the CNLM website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu for program updates and registration information.


Training Opportunity: Methods for Strategic Collaboration
March 5-8 (Amado, AZ)

The training will be held from March 5-8, 2007 in Amado, Arizona. Participants will learn how to utilize Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, and World Café to generate strategic collaborations. Faculty will be Christine Whitney Sanchez and Claudia Haack, owners of KAIROS Alliance Inc. More information is available at: http://www.triunemilagro.com/methods_for_strategic_collaboration.

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Executive Director – The Neighborhood Christian Clinic (Phoenix)

The Neighborhood Christian Clinic, Inc. is searching for an experienced executive with a minimum of 2 years in nonprofit management to serve as Executive Director. Main responsibilities are fund development, financial management, and public relations. MBA or 5 years management experience preferred. This is a full-time position.

The Neighborhood Christian Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and dental clinic located in an urban Latino neighborhood in central Phoenix. On-site services include acute and primary care for children and adults. Referrals are available to our network of volunteer medical and dental specialists in the community, and other resources such as churches and community groups are utilized as needed. The mission of the Neighborhood Christian Clinic is to provide whole-person healthcare to the medically uninsured of central Phoenix, and to train and equip volunteer healthcare professionals to share God's love.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a confidential letter of application and a current resume to our Search Committee at Plorentsen@tncclinic.org; deadline is March 31, 2007. (www.thechristianclinic.org)


Director of Operations – The Wellness Community (Phoenix)

The Wellness Community is seeking a Director of Operations minimum 5 yrs experience as a senior manager over daily operations including finance, budgeting, IT, database, HR, and staff. Exc. Salary & benefits. Internationally-recognized and evidence based, The Wellness Community serves individuals with cancer and their loved ones through free drop-in support and education programs. The organization is six years old in Phoenix and serves over 6000 participants annually. It is 25-years old globally with 21 locations in the U.S. and international sites in the Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Manila and the U.K. Located in a beautifully-restored California Bungalow on Palm Lane in downtown Phoenix, The Wellness Community is a place of hope, inspiration and empowerment, and an invaluable resource for anyone whose life is touched by cancer. Our programs serve adult and teen cancer survivors, their entire family, caregivers and friends. The Wellness Community has grown exponentially in the last several years and we are eager to take the organization to the next level.

Please send resumes to: phardison@twccaz.org.


President/CEO - The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (Tempe)

The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (TWI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1993, is seeking a President/CEO to manage the activities of the corporation and provide leadership. The ideal candidate will be an organization builder who demonstrates strong social entrepreneurial skills. A strong commitment to the corporation’s nonprofit vision to build ethics in community and the ability to advance that vision in planning and organizing for the future growth of the corporation are essential. This individual will report directly to the TWI Board of Directors.

Essential skills and abilities: Management of the organization; collaboration with diverse partners; development and management of a current budget of $250K with demonstrated ability to grow the organization; expansion of TWI’s social entrepreneurial activities to generate revenue to fund an increasing number of community service projects; successful implementation of plans with measurable outcomes; creation and execution of long-range plans; collaboration and team building with a Board of Directors; supervision of a three-member staff with plans to expand with the growth of the corporation; and management of independent scholars, contractors and community volunteers.

Qualifications: Ten years experience in organizational or program management. Nonprofit and supervisory experience is preferred. A demonstrated track record of proven leadership, professionalism, innovation and integrity. An advanced degree in a field commensurate with the TWI mission preferred. Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills are required for this position. Application deadline: 5:00 PM MST February 1, 2007. Projected start date: May 2007.

If interested, please contact TWI at EthicsTWI@aol.com to request an application package. Applications will be held in confidence. www.Ethics-TWI.org.


Volunteer Coordinator - Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (Phoenix)

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to develop this newly created position. Will be responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the volunteer program; includes planning, marketing, recruitment, screening, placement and training of volunteers. Maintains records and reports on volunteer program. Establishes volunteer outreach program with community groups, schools and individuals. If you believe as we do that "Kids Come First", have a bachelor's degree with relevant experience and are a positive and energetic person, we'd love to talk to you. We offer fully paid benefits and salary in the high $30's to low $40's. Please send cover letter and resume to: BGCMP, 2645 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, or fax to 602.343.1331 or see us on the web at www.bgcmp.org


Office Administrator - ALS Association Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

Assists the Executive Director and staff with the day-to-day operations of the Chapter along with special events and database management. Assists with all duties requiring knowledge of office routine. Responds to requests for information. Processes donations and acknowledgements. Prepares routine correspondence and materials and coordinates mailings. Performs copying and collating of materials. Assist with maintaining and creating reports from chapter data base and files including fund raising events, special events, membership, volunteers, donors, media, etc. Assists with researching and preparing grant and foundation proposals. Assists with Patient Services initiatives. Assists with expanding special events for fundraising Work with board members, other related agencies and community programs. Represents the ALS Association in the community at large. Attends support group meetings and board meetings as requested. Maintains a polished professional demeanor, excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all staff, Board Members, volunteers, clients, private corporations and/or public offices. Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Three to five years practical work experience in a business setting responsible for general office/clerical procedures and practices.

Please send resume and salary history and requirements to ken@alsaz.org or fax to 602.297.3804

Fundraising / Financial

Development Director - The Caregiver Resource Institute (NW Valley)

The Caregiver Resource Institute, located in the NW Valley has an opening for an entry level Development Director. The position initially will focus on the execution of three events generating $100K of income (Walk, Dinner and a Journal). The Development Director reports directly to and works closely with the CEO. The ideal candidate would have experience raising money via special events and have a very high achievement orientation. The salary range is in the low- to mid-$30's and includes health insurance, three weeks of annual vacation and other benefits. Interested applicants should forward their resume Raoul Sada. E-mail: rsada@vfhaz.org. For more information about CRI go to www.vfhaz.org


Vice President of Development - Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

The Arizona Humane Society, the largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Arizona with a $12 million dollar budget, is seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to oversee our Development Department; this position reports directly to the CEO.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in business administration or equivalent and at least 5 years at the senior management level in a development office. Primary responsibilities for this position include major gifts and planned giving, as well as the overall management of a 10-person development department. The leader we are seeking will have a demonstrated track record in donor relations and stewardship, supervisory experience, proficiency in public speaking, a high level of competence in planned giving, computer proficiency and prior capital campaign experience. This job is a development professional’s dream! Our board of directors is governance-focused with a keen understanding of their fundraising role, our databases and systems are in place and functioning well, and we have over 50,000 regular donors who, with proper stewardship, can be cultivated to more meaningful levels of giving.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to work with and among other individuals who share a passion for animal welfare. Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter and a detailed salary history for the last 5 years either by fax, to 602-268-4515 or by mail to Arizona Humane Society, Attn: Job Opening/VP of Development, 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041. Deadline for resume submittal is January 5, 2007. No e-mail submissions, please.


Director of Development - Friendly House (Phoenix)

Friendly House seeks a Director of Development with a proven record of performance in planning and implementing fund Development programs to support mission driven programs. Friendly House is one of Arizona’s oldest human service agency that has been building success and independence since 1920.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in donor development; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously; and the ability to create productive relationships with staff, donors, community leaders, and volunteers. Experience with either capital or annual campaigns is desirable. Proven success in strategic planning, soliciting major gifts, and building long-term relationships is highly desired. It would be desirable for the candidate to be bi-lingual. (English/Spanish)

Application: Compensation and benefits are competitive. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume either electronically or by mail to the following addresses: Electronic address: terril@friendlyhouse.org. Mail applications to: Friendly House, P.O. Box 3695, Phoenix, AZ  85030


Major Gifts Officer - TGen Foundation (Phoenix)

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments. The Major Gift Officer (MGO) will work within the TGen Foundations volunteer based, program driven, major gift focused development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward, major philanthropic gifts. The MGO will work in consultation with senior TGen Foundation and TGen leadership to formulate programmatic descriptions and proposals. The MGO will strive to secure gifts which enable TGen to move to a higher level of excellence.

The position requires three to five years of successful experience in building philanthropic relationships and soliciting substantial gifts in an academic, healthcare or research setting.

A bachelor’s degree and a comprehensive understanding of the development process is required. If you are interested in applying for the job listed below, please go to https://www.tgen.org/about/careers.cfm and submit your resume for this position. You can also view our other opportunities and employee benefits and more learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to post for a position, please contact tgenhr@tgen.org. EOE / AA


Development Coordinator -  Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

The Hemophilia Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the bleeding disorder community. The Development Coordinator is a newly created position that will be responsible for refining and implementation of an established development plan, working closely with the executive director and others in support of the organization’s mission. The Development Coordinator will take a leadership role in two major fund-raising events, working closely with external consultants in the planning and execution of our tournament and Salsa Challenge.  Duties will include grant writing and cultivation of relationships with corporate supporters and foundations. Qualifications include excellent communications and interpersonal skills, experience in fundraising and events. Grant writing and marketing experience preferred.

The position is full-time and offers a competitive salary with potential for telecommuting as appropriate. Visit www.salsachallenge.org  Please send cover letter and resume to mary@hemophiliaz.org or Mary Alba Kurth, Executive Director, Hemophilia Association, 818 E. Osborn Road, #105, Phoenix, AZ, 85014.

Manager of Planned Gift Administration and Research - Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

The Arizona Humane Society is seeking a professional Gift Administrator for our Development Department. This position is the primary contact for pending/realized wills, estates and other planned gifts, the Continuing Care Program, Prospect/Donor Research, and Gift Annuity Program Administration. Strong knowledge of investment vehicles and the administration of wills and estates required along with proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. Raiser's Edge experience desirable. Must have strong customer/donor relationship skills as well as good organizational skills. Please send resume to: 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041 or fax to (602) 944-5386. More information is available at www.azhumane.org

Chief Financial Officer - Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an executive staff level position and serves as the department head of the accounting department. The CFO will serve as a key member of the executive staff team. Under the direction of the President the CFO will assist in the overall leadership and direction of the Agency and staff. The CFO will ensure the effective utilization of the agency’s human, financial and physical resources in a manner that is consistent with our service standards approved within the annual budgets and/or business plans.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in finance or business, prefer master’s; 5-7 years experience in managerial role in a finance setting; knowledge of nonprofit accounting methods; computer proficiency in needed areas of finance & accounting. Salary & Benefits - Competitive; For more information, contact Paul Frishman, Chief Operating Officer at paulf@vosjcc.org

Department Administrator - College of Medicine Phoenix (Phoenix)

In conjunction with the Department Head of Basic Medical Sciences and the Assistant Dean for Financial and Administrative Affairs the incumbent will provide overall financial and administrative leadership and management to the department. This position will report to the Department Head and the Assistant Dean for Administrative and Financial Affairs. He/she will manage and administer the departments accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, reporting, and advise on strategic planning. He/she will also be responsible for human resources, department space occupancy, space planning and other space related issues.

Minimum Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field AND four years of related budgeting and accounting experience; OR Eight years of professional budgeting and accounting experience; OR any equivalent combination of professional experience, training and/or education as approved by the Human Resources department.

ABOR and UHAP Chapter Designation and Voting Rights:

This position is under Chapter 4 of the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel, Conditions of Professional Service, and Paragraph M, Section 6-301 of the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual. This appointment is a year-to-year appointment without voting privileges.

Location: 550 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ; compensation: $60,000 - $63,000 annually. Interested applicants MUST apply online at: www.uacareertrack.com. Click on Search Postings from menu on the left; enter job #37009 or search by location Outside of Tucson.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Resource Development Coordinator – City of Phoenix (Phoenix)

The Resource Development Coordinator will serve as the Lead for sponsorship development for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and will also be responsible for developing media relations through sponsorships for major special events, programs, and initiatives. Examples include the Latino Institute, the Golf Section, the Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, and APS Fiesta of Light Electric Light Parade. Duties include seeking funding sponsors to secure over $250,000 in cash donations; securing in-kind contributions, product donations and trade exchanges; writing sponsorship proposals and agreements; determining exposure values, and researching alternative resources to meet the needs of the Parks and Recreation Department. Media relations duties include securing media partners for each event, negotiating exposure, maintaining effective working relationships, and coordinating necessary details and logos required for television, radio spots and live productions. Duties also include developing promotional materials using computer graphic applications. Currently there is one vacancy in the Community Outreach Division of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Requires at least two years experience soliciting event sponsorships and success securing cash contributions of $60,000 or more. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, or a related field is also required. Positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business.

Apply on-line at http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs/ or submit your resume, cover letter, and data collection form to the City of Phoenix Application Office at 135 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003. In your cover letter or resume, please outline your largest negotiated sponsorship values and include specific examples. Also, detail your experience working with the media as it relates to the duties stated above. Resume and cover letter guidelines are available at the Application Office or at http://phoenix.gov/EMPLOY/resumeg.html. Only applicants who meet the experience requirements will be placed on the eligible-to-hire list.

All completed application material must be received by 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2007 in the Application Office or the drop box located in front of the Personnel Building. RECRUITMENT DATES: December 26, 2006-January 19, 2007. SALARY $46,176 - $68,931 annualized


Associate Director, Public Affairs - College of Medicine Phoenix (Phoenix)

As a member of The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) Office of Public Affairs (OPA), the Associate Director of Public Affairs, College of Medicine Phoenix, in collaboration with Arizona State University, will manage media and community relations efforts, as well as general public affairs activities for the Phoenix Campus. Particular emphasis in this fast-paced position will be placed on promotion of UA College of Medicine research, clinical programs, outreach efforts and other high-profile programs and achievements through local, statewide, national and international media coverage.

Minimum Qualifications: bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or related field; four years of experience in journalism; or four years progressively responsible experience in media/public relations, or four years combined experience in both areas; strong writing and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage diverse assignments required.

Location: 550 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ; Compensation: $57,500 - $ 65,000 annually.

Interested applicants MUST apply online at: www.uacareertrack.com. Click on Search Postings from menu on the left; enter job # 36704 or search by location Outside of Tucson.

Information Technology / Technical Support

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Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

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General Program / Coordinator

Program Coordinator - Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Phoenix)

ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management seeks to hire a program coordinator to support its the capacity building and technical assistance activities. The position implements a portfolio of programs for nonprofit organizational capacity building and coordinates projects and programs to improve nonprofit organizational effectiveness.

Duties and responsibilities include: Coordinates projects and programs to improve nonprofit organizational effectiveness; creates, writes and edits bi-weekly e-newsletter; assists in the development of program policies and procedures to achieve maximum success; builds cultural competency into programs, ensuring relevancy, appropriateness, and inclusiveness; ensures achievement of program deliverables; facilitates meetings and trainings, among other duties.

Desired qualifications include: Knowledge of the nonprofit sector and principles of nonprofit management. Successful project management skills with the ability to complete all phases of execution from planning to evaluation. Facilitation and training skills. Experience in special event planning. Knowledge of cultural competency and ability to work with diverse groups. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently. Good time management skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and goal-driven. Skills in use of electronic mail, database and word processing programs on PC. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum qualifications and general information: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; or four years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience, or equivalent experience/education. The position is located at University Center, 411 N. Central Ave. Phoenix – ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. This is a grant funded position; continuation is contingent on future grant funding, satisfactory performance and the needs of the Center. For a full position description and instructions on how to apply - please visit the ASU HR website at: www.jobsatasu.com and search for the "Program Coordinator" listing (job ID 10147) at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.


Event Coordinator - The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona (Central Phoenix)

Duties and Responsibilities--The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is seeking a full-time Event Coordinator. Works under the direction of Executive Director to manage the Foundation’s events.  Maintains existing and identify new relationships with businesses and individuals that will generate monetary and non-monetary (in-kind) support for the agency.  Recruits, trains and manages volunteers, ensuring an adequate number of volunteers attend events.

Skills and Abilities Required-- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to prepare presentations, materials, reports and documentation.  Demonstrated ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, reprioritizing work as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience Required-- bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in communications or marketing.  Six months prior experience in a nonprofit organization or event planning.

Candidates can send a resume to: mmaclei@chw.edu  or fax to 602-406-6147.


Program Coordinator - Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

The Hemophilia Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the bleeding disorder community. We are seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to plan and manage programs for children and adults and to help us expand our services to Tucson and other locations. Our programs include educational events that are supported by pharmaceutical companies, a week-long summer camp for kids in Northern Arizona, support groups for parents and children, and a leadership program for teens. This newly created position requires excellent planning and communication skills, the ability to contribute to a great team, and experience in working with programs serving children and adults. The position is full-time and offers a competitive salary for the right experience. Please send your resume and cover letter to mary@hemophiliaz.org or Mary Alba Kurth, Executive Director, Hemophilia Association, 818 East Osborn, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ, 85014.


Volunteer Manager - Fresh Start Women’s Foundation (Phoenix)

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is seeking an experienced professional to lead its volunteer efforts. Our mission is to help women help themselves and our volunteer program is one of the ways in which we do this. Our Volunteer Manager is an integral part of what we do and assists with both programmatic and special events volunteer opportunities. Currently, there are 70 active programmatic volunteers contributing almost 8,000 hours per year. In addition, approximately 140 volunteers are utilized for our fundraising and special events.

The Volunteer Manager’s responsibilities include all aspects of volunteer administration: (1) recruiting, screening, orienting, scheduling and recognizing volunteers; (2) building the capacity of staff to work effectively with volunteers; (3) working with the management team to develop strategic uses for volunteers to help us fulfill our mission; and (4) representing Fresh Start in local and national volunteerism networking organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for volunteerism and its ability to transform lives, a minimum of 5 years experience as a volunteer administrator, strong communication skills, computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) and the ability to be flexible and have fun. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Experience utilizing Volgistics a plus! Salary is negotiable. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to djones@fswf.org by January 10, 2007. No phone calls please!


Membership Director - Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA (Scottsdale)

Looking to work in a vibrant city with a service driven staff? Are you the right person to lead a membership department that already consists of 5 full time staff and continue to increase sales and retention? This could be your opportunity! We are looking for an energetic, motivated individual to join a team of committed staff to manage branch membership department. Under the guidance of the Associate Executive Director, the membership director will be responsible for branch member services, membership enrollment, special events, volunteer development and member involvement and retention. Branch currently serves 2,800 membership units, and has an annual budget of almost $3 million. Qualified applicants will have 3-5 years of YMCA experience, excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills. Responsibilities include; supervision of staff and volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning and promotion of all YMCA programs. College degree in business, marketing, recreation or similar field preferred. Resumes accepted until 1/10/2007. Please submit resumes to Sam Humphrey at shumphrey@vosymca.org.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Program Director – Family Involvement Center (Phoenix)

Family Involvement Center is a nationally recognized family-run organization. This position directs and oversees the Family to Family Services program and develops innovative peer support services tailored to the needs that families and youth identify. Actively participates in systems transformation work across major child-serving systems (e.g. child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health); and assists the Executive Director in planning, policy, agency operations and community/ stakeholder relations.

Responsibilities include providing clinical direction and supervision for program staff; System Transformation Activities; and other duties.

This position requires Qualification as a behavioral health professional (preferred) or technician (reference AZ Office of Behavioral Health Licensure rule R9-20). For more information, or to apply, please mail resume to: Jane Kallal, Executive Director Family Involvement Center 1430 E. Indian School Rd., Ste. #110 Phoenix AZ 85014; or electronically to: jane@familyinvolvementcenter.org


HIV Counselor/Case Manager – Native American Community Health Center

The HIV Prevention Counselor / Case Manager will provide individual counseling, case management services and advocacy for young MSM (men that have sex with men) and /or young transgender at risk for HIV. Program recipients will be assisted to develop capacity to avoid infection or transmission of the virus that causes HIV. The person filling this position will ensure clients are provided with comprehensive and continuous care through the promotion, maintenance, and enhancement of their physical and mental well-being as associated with risk factors for HIV transmission or infection. The Counselor / Case Manager will provide direct services to individuals who have been identified as at high risk for HIV infection. The Prevention Project Collaboration Manager supervises the HIV Prevention Counselor / Case Manager.

Must be bilingual (Spanish/English). Targeted services to young minority gay men and young transgender; Bachelor degree or equivalent (recent BSW graduates encouraged to apply); peer to targeted population encouraged to apply. Native Health is an EEOC, Employment-At-Will. A Drug Free and Commercial Smoke-Free work environment.

Apply at Native Health by faxing resume and cover letter to (602)279-5390. Attention Matilda Duran, Human Resources. No phone calls please.

Housing Services

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Training and Education

Community School Teacher - Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for providing direct supervision and teaching to children 18 months to 5 years. Essential Job Duties: Collaborate with team to develop curriculum to meet the needs of all children. Supervise and interact with children while supporting their educational and emotional needs. Learn and implement current intervention strategies (i.e. DTT, Floortime, PRT, PECS, Incidental Teaching, etc.) Complete daily classroom paperwork. Work in collaboration with staff to create a safe child-oriented, active, positive environment for children. Communicate with parents and staff on a daily basis in regards to observations, progress, concerns, questions, etc.

Position Class: Non-Exempt, $15.00 per hour plus full benefits; average hours per week: 40

Minimum Education: AA degree or 12 units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field.

Minimum experience: One (1) year experience working in a preschool setting; Preferred: Two (2) years teaching experience in an early childhood/preschool setting AND two (2) years teaching with special needs preferably Autism.

Candidates should forward their full resumes to: Kathy Hand, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, 300 North 18th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006; or by fax to (602) 218-8716, or by email: khand@autismcenter.org


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