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

February 27, 2008

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What's New

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Register today! 10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, "Doing It Right: Achieving Mission, Embracing Ethics," March 7, 2008

You don’t want to miss this interactive, hands-on approach to ethical decision making. Nationally-recognized experts in the field of ethical application will guide attendees through a variety of decision-making models. Next, attendees will work through real-life case studies, putting into practice their newly attained ethical decision making learning.

In recognition of the Lodestar Foundation’s landmark investment in the Center, the Center will be renamed the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. The new name and identity will be officially launched at the Forum. Please join us for a community celebration luncheon and program, with remarks from Center director Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft and other special guests.

Registration for the Forum includes Forum programming and materials, as well as the community celebration luncheon and program.  

Attendance for the celebration luncheon and program ONLY is also available.

Click here to register now before it's too late!

In collaboration with the ASU Joan and David Lincoln Center on Applied Ethics.

Questions? Contact the Center at 602-496-0500 or nonprofit@asu.edu.


FREE workshops presented by ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)

Do you have an annual operating budget under $500,000? Are you interested in FREE training? Register for FREE capacity building workshops through the Arizona Compassion Initiative today! Topics include board governance, strategic planning, resource development/annual fundraising and many more!

Click here to register now!

Questions? Contact the Center at 602-496-0500 or nonprofit@asu.edu.


Don't miss this upcoming ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) course

Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization - NMI 119
March 14 - 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization. Explore one’s comfort level working with others who are different than oneself and learn why this knowledge is critical. Learn to develop strategies for managing in a culturally diverse organization. Learn to identify and recognize stereotypes of colleagues and to develop an action plan to challenge those beliefs.

All courses take place at the Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

Visit http://nmi.asu.edu/ to register today!



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Diversify Your Board

Valle del Sol's Leadership Alumni Alliance has more than 600 individuals who have graduated from their Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI). These alumni, primarily Latinos, are some of the community's current and future leaders. Through HLI, they have all experienced the importance of service to the community and how important it is to get involved on boards and commissions. As a service to the community and the HLI alumni, Valle del Sol gathers information from nonprofit organizations that are seeking board members and provides these opportunities to the 600+ alumni.

For more information, please contact Imelda Romero, at 602.248.8101 ext. 246 or imeldar@valledelsol.com


Nonprofits Merge to Mobilize Youth

With a vision to build a national movement of young people who are aware of and equipped to tackle the greatest challenges faced by communities around the world, Youth Re:Action Corps, a Phoenix based nonprofit corporation, merged with New Global Citizens, a San Francisco based entity fiscally sponsored by the Community Initiatives Fund of the San Francisco Foundation.

The name of the merged entity will be New Global Citizens [NGC] with a mission to educate, equip, and mobilize young people to help solve the greatest challenges faced by communities around the world. Courtney Klein, Founder and Executive Director of YRC, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Working through teams of high school students, NGC educates students about the largest issues faced by communities around the world, equips them with the tools, skills, and resources necessary to affect change, and mobilizes them to educate their community, advocate for their selected project, and raise the resources necessary to implement change.

For more information, please visit http://www.newglobalcitizens.org.

AZWP, Inc. awarded $10,000 from the Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation
The Arizona Women's Partnership, a local all-volunteer nonprofit awards mini grants
to grass roots 501(C)3 nonprofits that assist underserved women and children at risk here in Arizona. 

For more information visit http://www.azwp.org   Tel: 602-863-9744.

ONE Nonprofit Leadership & Mentoring Program

ONE is pleased to announce this new initiative designed to meet the specific professional development needs of emerging nonprofit directors in Maricopa County. Mentees partner with a seasoned director (Mentor) to complete a professional project. Mentors receive training on effective mentoring. Mentors and Mentees both take a self-evaluative assessment to better understand themselves, each other and their leadership styles. The program includes a 360 feedback to understand strengths and growth areas. Outcome measurements include pre- and post-360 feedback assessments of program impact on leadership. ONE is grateful to American Express Foundation and St. Luke's Health Initiatives for program support.

Mentor and Mentee applications will be accepted through March 31, 2008. 5 Mentors and 5 Mentees will be chosen in this inaugural year of the Program.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.oneaz.org or call 602-264-8578.


Goodmans Interior Structures to award $20,000 office remodel

Online nominations are being sought for the Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy program in Phoenix, which will award a nonprofit leader in Maricopa 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 by Goodmans Interior Structures.

Nominations will be accepted online at http://www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com Mar. 11 – Apr. 10. Ten finalists will be announced in May, and the public will have an opportunity to vote online for their favorite “Good Guy” throughout the month of June. The results of the public vote will be combined with scores from a panel of local judges to decide the winner.

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Yuma Grants Forum and Workshop - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Feb. 27 (Yuma)

Overview: GRANTS FORUM - This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership. Scheduled presenters: Karen Ortiz, Helios Foundation; Others to be announced

GRANTSMANSHIP ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP - Presented by Just Grants! Arizona. The "Starter Kit" Workshop for Grantseeking Success: Here's everything one needs to get started on his/her way to grantseeking success -- all in one fast-paced, resource-rich three-hour session.

Date/Time: Grants Forum - Feb. 27, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Workshop - Feb. 27, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Yuma Community Food Bank, 2404 E. 24th St. Ste. A, Yuma

Cost: Grants Forum Only: Alliance Members - $15, Non-Members - $25 Workshop Only: Alliance Members - $50, Non-Members - $60 Grants Forum and Workshop: Alliance Members - $60, Non-Members - $85

For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=109.


You and the Alliance - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 4 (Webinar)

Overview: "Walk through" the Alliance during this 30-minute webinar. Alliance staff will answer questions and connect to the knowledge one needs. No software downloads, no training required.

Date/time: Mar. 4, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

To Register: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=101.


The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win - JUST GRANTS! Arizona
Mar. 4-5 (Phoenix)

Overview: This workshop presents the five fundamental, underlying, nonnegotiable principles on which an organization's grantseeking effort must be founded for long - term success:

  • Rule 1: Know Yourself -- The Power of Mission-Driven Grantsmanship
  • Rule 2: Build True Partnerships -- Collaborating for Success
  • Rule 3: Plan, Plan, Plan -- Plan! Building Your Master Proposal Blueprint
  • Rule 4: Know Your Funding Source -- Grants Research and Relationships
  • Rule 5: Create the Perfect Proposal -- Putting It All Together, On Paper


  • Free two-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online's searchable database of over 1900 foundations and corporations that have an interest making grants in Arizona.
  • A free CD with all the Planning Worksheets presented during class -- plus JGA's Proposal Planning Guide which includes three additional worksheets to help you map out the myriad details in developing a winning proposal.

Date/Time: Mar. 4 and 5, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. both days

Location:  Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe

Cost:  $190

Complete Course Description and registration: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=496

Contact Sally Clifford, at 602-230-5326 ext. 11 or toll-free 1-866-472-6878 ext. 11. Or e-mail: sally.clifford@grantsusa.net.

WINNING FEDERAL DOLLARS:  The Essential Skills of Federal Grantsmanship - JUST GRANTS! Arizona
Mar. 5 (Tucson)

Overview: It's a challenging, often perplexing funding arena -- but one with the potential of tremendous reward as well. 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!

Date/Time:  Mar. 5, 9 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Child & Family Resources Main Office, 2800 E. Broadway

Cost:  $85 through Feb. 27; $100 thereafter

Complete Course Description and registration: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=550 

Contact Sally Clifford, at 602-230-5326 ext. 11 or toll-free 1-866-472-6878 ext. 11. Or e-mail: sally.clifford@grantsusa.net.

Tucson Grants Forum - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 6 (Tucson)

Overview: This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership. Scheduled presenters: To be Announced. The Alliance is proud to partner with JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum to connect you to funding partners in our community.

Date/Time: Mar. 6, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: YWCA of Tucson. 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson

Cost: $25; $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=110.


Learn the ABCs of Web Conferencing - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 6 (Tucson)

Overview: How can an organization use webinars?

Daily Teleconferencing: Hold board and committee meetings, collaborate with colleagues across the state or country.
Phone and Web Meetings: Share your desktop. Work on budgets or present slide presentations. Communicate with your donors and other stakeholders.
Training: Recruit and train new volunteers, board or staff members.

Join in for a free informational webinar on February 28 at 10:00 am.

ReadyTalk makes conferencing simple for everyone

Enhance your organization's meetings regardless of technical knowledge, office location or type of computer you are using. All you need is a telephone and computer with an internet connection. Hold meetings from your office, home or cell phone at your convenience.

Date/time: March 6, 10:00am

Location: Online

Cost: Free
To Register: To register contact tracey.grant@readytalk.com.


Affinity Webinar - The Cagney Company
Mar. 6 (Webinar)

Penelope Cagney, CFRE, President of The Cagney Company, will be speaking about how to get the most out of a consultant in an Affinity Webinar on March 6th at 11 a.m. MST. Jack Marks, Chief Development Officer of St. Mary's FoodBank and Chairman of Beatitudes Campus, will join her in the presentation, offering the perspective of both senior development staff and volunteer. For more information visit http://www.affinityseminars.com.


IRS Form 990 Webinar Series: Changes and Implementation - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 3 (Webinars)

Overview: Significant changes have been made to IRS Form 990. Don't miss this chance to hear from experts in the field about changes to the Form 990 and how they impact the organization. Hear from the experts, get answers to questions, and gain insights into what one need to do NOW to better prepare nonprofit for its 2009 filing, receive the most recent guidance from the IRS on specific questions, learn about what small nonprofits are required to file on the new Form 990-N.

Dates/Times: Mar. 6 - 12 p.m., Mar. 20 1 p.m. and Apr. 3 12 p.m.

Location: Online

Cost: $35 per session or $90 for the entire series; $25/$60 for members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.
For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/get-involved/new990.aspx.


Register today! 10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, "Doing It Right: Achieving Mission, Embracing Ethics" - ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
March 7, 2008 (Glendale, AZ)

You don’t want to miss this interactive, hands-on approach to ethical decision making. Nationally-recognized experts in the field of ethical application will guide attendees through a variety of decision-making models. Next, attendees will work through real-life case studies, putting into practice their newly attained ethical decision making learning.

In recognition of the Lodestar Foundation’s landmark investment in the Center, the Center will be renamed the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. The new name and identity will be officially launched at the Forum. Please join us for a community celebration luncheon and program, with remarks from Center director Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft and other special guests.

Registration for the Forum includes Forum programming and materials, as well as the community celebration luncheon and program.  

Attendance for the celebration luncheon and program ONLY is also available.

Click here to register now before it's too late!

In collaboration with the ASU Joan and David Lincoln Center on Applied Ethics.

Questions? Contact the Center at 602-496-0500 or nonprofit@asu.edu.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors - Benevon
Mar. 11 OR 12 (Flagstaff, Tucson, Phoenix)

Overview: Learn a tested system to identify and cultivate donors who love your mission—donors who will give for operations, capital, and endowment. Find out how to grow your organization’s visibility in the community and engage your board in the fundraising process without requiring that they ask for money. This entry level workshop is designed for board members, executive directors, CEOs, and fund development professionals.  By the end of this seminar you will have the fundamentals to embark on the path to sustainability and grow your major gifts programs year after year.


Flagstaff: Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: The Family Resource Center
1806 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Tucson: Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Randolph Center - Performing Arts Building (Building 2)
200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phoenix: Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Family Phoenix Downtown YMCA
350 N First Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Registration: Go to http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/southwest.htm and fill out the registration form.  RSVP required! Space is limited.

Questions: Contact Alaina Szlachta at 206-709-9400 ext. 132 or alaina.szlachta@benevon.com.

Workshop - Quality of Life Community Services
Mar. 12 (Phoenix)

Overview: Workshop to be held on Mar. 12: Training: the secret to helping volunteers and staff succeed. Outcomes: identify strategies to develop good paid and volunteer staff relations; assessing the organizational climate of your organization; and deciding how much training for whom and by whom.

Cost: $25.00

RSVP by March 10th to Paige Garrett at execqlcs@qualityoflifeaz.org or 623-937-9034.

Convene-Connect-Commit: A Nonprofit Town Hall - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 12 (West Phoenix)

Overview: Nonprofit leaders are gathering to get involved in advancing the Arizona's nonprofit agenda. That agenda was voiced by more than 275 people in 6 Town Halls across Arizona in 2006. It was published in One Voice Arizona: A Nonprofit Agenda.

In the words of one of the attendees at the 2006 Nonprofit Congress National Meeting, this is just the beginning. There is much to be done.

Date/Time: Mar. 12, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goodwill of Central Arizona 2626 W. Beryl Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

Cost: Free
For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=114.


AVACA Presents Betty Stallings, International Presenter -The Association for Volunteer Administration Of Central Arizona
Mar. 13 (Phoenix)

Overview: AM Agenda: Building Commitment to your volunteer program

Breaking through resistance to the volunteer program. Learn how to influence key stakeholders to support volunteerism (CEO, BOARD, current volunteers who are resisting changes, potential volunteers, and staff)

LUNCH: Invite CEOs to attend the lunch where Betty will share what was learned when she questioned 35 CEOs/EDs who were identified as champions of volunteer programming within their organization.

PM Agenda: Building Competency with Staff and key leadership volunteers to Partner Effectively with Volunteers

Date/Time: Mar. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Carnegie Center 1101 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Cost: Member workshop $50, Attending CEO/ED/Board Member $20, Workshop non-member price $65.

Registration: 602-263-8845 x 140 for reservations and RSVP by Mar. 1.


Engaging Volunteers - CGSI
Mar. 13 (Phoenix)

Overview: Through technical assistance provided by subject matter experts, information sharing from a national and local perspective, and open discussions with local resources and funders, participants will expand their knowledge and identify tools that will enhance organizational proficiency in the areas of volunteer RESEARCH, RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND RECOGNITION.

Date/Time: Mar. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: National Bank of Arizona (Conference Center), 6001 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ

Register online today at http://www.cgsi.us!


Free seminar on recent 403(b) regulation changes - LarsonAllen LLP
Mar. 14 (Phoenix)

Overview: LarsonAllen LLP is offering a free seminar to help CFOs, directors of accounting and directors of human resources understand their responsibilities to ensure compliance with the final regulations and determine if their 403(b) plan will be subject to an audit. The session will meet the following objectives:
Overview of regulatory compliance and deadlines Highlight new developments Impact on plan sponsors Effect on service providers/vendors Tips to gear up for compliance and reporting

Date/Time: Mar. 14, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Airport Marriott, 1101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Registration: Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Contact Linda Steele (lsteele@larsonallen.com) 480/615-2401 to register.

For more information, visit http://www.larsonallen.com/BenefitServices/403(b).asp.


Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
Mar. 14 - 15 (Phoenix)

Overview: Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization. Explore one’s comfort level working with others who are different than oneself and learn why this knowledge is critical. Learn to develop strategies for managing in a culturally diverse organization. Learn to identify and recognize stereotypes of colleagues and to develop an action plan to challenge those beliefs.

Date: March 14 - 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Location: All courses take place at the Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

Registration: Visit http://nmi.asu.edu/ to register today!


Open Luncheon: Executive Director Retention and Evaluation - ONE (The Organization for Nonprofit Executives)
Mar. 19 (Phoenix)

Overview: Speakers-
Gene D'Adamo: Vice President of Community Relations, the Arizona Republic

Loral Deatherage: Attorney with Alliance HR Advisors, a Human Resources consulting Company

Evaluations of nonprofit Executive Directors are now required. Wording of this requirement leaves implementation open to interpretation. How do organizations handle this issue? Formally? Informally? Exhaustively? In a cursory manner? Is the information gleaned helpful and instructive? How can Boards hang on to valued EDs using means other than just salary?

Date/Time: Mar. 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Cost: $33 members of ONE, $43 for Nonprofit non-members, $53 for all others

Registration: Register online at the Events page of ONE's website http://www.oneaz.org or call Emily at 602-264-8578.


59th Annual Valley Leadership Man & Woman of the Year Awards
Mar. 20 (Phoenix)

Overview: Valley Leadership’s Man & Woman of the Year Awards is one of the premiere business and community recognition programs in the Valley. This event honors an outstanding man and woman for their long-term commitment to our community.  This year’s celebration will honor Dan Coleman, CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Network, and Carol Peck, CEO of the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona.

Date/Time: Mar. 20, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort

Registration: Call 602-952-6760, or visit www.valleyleadership.com for sponsorship opportunities


9th Annual Water Safety Day Event for Phoenix Children's Hospital - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Mar. 25 (Phoenix)

Overview: Make a difference in child drowning, by signing up to volunteer at the 9th Annual Water Safety Day Event for Phoenix Children's Hospital.

At Water Safety Day, more than 1200 first graders will learn critical drowning prevention lessons as part of a seven week educational process. Activities include a swimming pool show, fire truck tour, music show, and craft activities.

More than 300 volunteer positions are available, including tour guides to direct activities, Setup, cleanup, and food service positions, transporting supplies throughout the event, assistants to help presenters at various activities. Shifts are available throughout the day, and Spanish speaking volunteers are needed.

Date/Time: Mar. 25, 7 a.m. -2 p.m.

Location: South Mountain Community College, 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix.


Grant Writing Workshop - Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Mar. 26-27 (Phoenix)

Overview: The Maricopa County Sheriff's Training Center and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop in Phoenix, March 26-27, 2008. Beginning and experienced grant writers from government agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 220MB resource CD that's packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

For more information including venue location and maps, graduate testimonials and instant, online enrollment, please visit http://www.GrantWritingUSA.com

Contact: Cathy Rittenhouse, Grant Writing USA, 800.814.8191, cathy@grantwritingusa.com or Sgt. Corina Griffin, Maricopa County Sheriff, 602.876.4469, c_griffin@mcso.maricopa.gov.


Nonprofit Connections Series: Building Performance, Collaborations & Discovering New Opportunities
Mar. 26 (Avondale), April 3 (Phoenix/Glendale), May 7 (Phoenix/Glendale)

Overview: Event II: Making External Connections: Creating Collaborations that Produce Results

Date/Time: Mar. 26th 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale, AZ 85323 (South Community Room, Estrella Hall 2nd Floor)


Date/Time: April 3rd 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Arizona State University at the West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306 (B- La Sala Ballroom)

Regional Summit: Growing Your Connections: Linking People, Organizations & Resources

Date/Time: May 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona State University at the West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306 (La Sala Ballroom)

Designed for: Nonprofit Staff - Front Line Service Providers, Directors/Managers, Board Members & Executive Directors

Presenters: Various Topic Experts sponsored by ASU Partnership for Community Development and the Valley of the Sun United Way

Contact: To register email Laurie Pierce, laurie.pierce@asu.edu . Any questions call (602)543-6677

Registration: No registration fee.


Building Your Future: Planning, Designing, Funding and Financing Your Building Project - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Mar. 26 (Phoenix)

Overview: Executive directors, board members and development directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to attend this presentation to learn more about the building process. The workshop covers key do's and don'ts about capital projects. Panelists include:

  • Amy Gibbons, President and Executive Director & Brad Kuluris, COO and Director of Advancement from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
  • A. David Beringer from the Phoenix architectural firm of BCDM.
  • Susan Kauffman, CFRE, and Paul J. Strawhecker, MPA, ACFRE, of Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.

Date/Time: Mar. 26, 9 -11 a.m.

Location: National Bank of Arizona Conference Center 6001 N. 24th Street 6001 N. 24th Street

Cost: $30; $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=112.


Grant Writing 101 For Dummies and Everyone Else! - Grant Writing Training Foundation
Apr. 11 (Phoenix)

Overview: This session is designed to give volunteers, board members, program staff, and others a detailed overview of how to research and write winning corporate and foundation grant proposals. Supportive instruction includes: How to find grant funding opportunities; how to write multiple types of grant request formats; how to craft a winning proposal narrative; what funders want to fund; in-kind and direct costs in your budget; what do they mean; why grant proposals are rejected; follow-up expectations from funders, and 40 tips to winning a phenomenal grant award.

Trainer: Dr. Beverly A. Browning, author of Grant Writing For Dummies

Date/Time: Apr. 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: University of Phoenix West Valley Learning Center

Fee: $99 includes continental breakfast and Grant Writing For Dummies Audio CD (also handouts and novelty giveaways from Wiley Publishing).

Registration: http://www.grantwritingbootcamp.us - Limited seating, hurry!

For more information: 480-768-7400


Be More Awards Luncheon and Awards Ceremony - Eight, KAET-TV
May 14 (Scottsdale)

Overview: Inaugural Be More Awards luncheon and awards ceremony honoring the outstanding achievements of nonprofit organizations.

Date/Time: May 14, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

For more information: For tickets ($75 per person) or more information about the luncheon or the awards call 480.965.9614 or e-mail Eightevents@asu.edu.

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Executive Director - The New Foundation (Scottsdale)

Description: The New Foundation is seeking an Executive Director. This is a multi-service treatment center in Scottsdale.


  • Master's degree in SW, Psychology, Counseling, Education or closely related field & a minimum of 5 years experience in residential treatment setting.
  • Strong managerial background.
  • Fund raising and budgetary skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation & negotiation skills a must.
  • Good working knowledge of behavioral health system.

How to apply: Send resume to Board Chair, 8049 E. Lewis Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 or jowens@thenewfoundation.org.


Executive Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Description: The Valley of the Sun YMCA is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic to be a part of an expanding YMCA branch as an Executive Director. There is great potential to grow with the development of programs and a new facility. Must demonstrate strong leadership and community development skills and be able to work well with a variety of community partnerships. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Valley of the Sun YMCA in leading a $500,000 non-facility YMCA branch. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is seeking a Branch Executive Director with experience in supervision, program development, staff and volunteer development, fiscal management, capital fundraising, operations and facility management, financial development and collaborative partnerships.

How to apply: Please send resume to Sally Lauro – VP Human Resources, Valley of the Sun YMCA, 350 N. 1 st Avenue, Phoenix , AZ 85003, sxlauro@vosymca.org.

Executive Director - Phoenix Day School (Phoenix)

Description: The Executive Director will create and execute an annual strategic plan ensuring that Phoenix Day will achieve and exceed its annual goals and objectives, be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive fund development program for both operating and capital funds. In cooperation with the board President, the director will enable the Board to fulfill its governance function and facilitate optimum interaction between Phoenix Day management team and board members and provide leadership of the highest ethical standards consistent with the organizations philosophy and mission.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in administration and/or staff management.
  • Early Education field experience if possible.
  • Experience in building a supportive relationship between a non-profit agency and the communities it serves.
  • Successful fundraising trackrecord and PR, Marketing & Communications skills a must.
  • Proven and demonstrated track record of fundraising/development results and a management style that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, facilitates communications and builds consensus among co-workers.

How to apply: Please submit resume to Nancy Mitchell at nmitchell@prpnetwork.com. No phone calls please.


Executive Director - United Way Of Yavapai County (Prescott)

Description: The successful candidate will have demonstrated consensual leadership as a volunteer or professional in a service-oriented organization in a not-for-profit environment. This candidate will have demonstrated success as a team builder, an understanding of the relationship between the chief executive and the board and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with a board. The major mission of this individual is to serve as a leader in order to: enhance the credibility of the United Way; work with and strongly support Community Impact and its partners; and raise the funds and resources for the greatest community impact.


  • Multi-unit/organizational development skills.
  • Understanding of general marketing, sales and service delivery principles.
  • Evident communication and public relations skills and ability to deal effectively with the media.
  • Strong general management skills including knowledge of fiscal and financial issues.
  • Awareness of trends in charitable giving and volunteerism.

For more information : Please contact Tammy Linn, Executive Director, United Way of Yavapai County, 3343 N. Windsong Drive  Suite 7, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314, 928-778-6605 (phone), 928-771-8858 (fax).

Chief Operating Officer - Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

Description: The primary functions of the Chief Operating Officer are the direction, supervision, and managerial oversight of all financial operations and the administrative operations of the Chapter. Financial operations include: accounting, budgeting, reporting and forecasting, cash management, financial systems, internal controls, and audit. Administrative operations include management of the HR functions, the technology interface with vendors, facility operations. Additional duties include liaison with the Planned Giving committee and tracking the planned gifts.


  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in a business related field, accounting preferred.
    Three to five years experience as a COO and five years experience in a nonprofit accounting environment. CPA license required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred; and one to three years experience in human resource management.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret nonprofit financial data and to communicate the data to management and volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and experience in accounting software are also required.

How to apply: Please send resume to CEO at: vscarafiotti@arthritis.org. No phone calls please.


Event Assistant - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Description: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks a part-time temporary, Event Assistant for hire now thru April 30th. This position assists both the Artist Services Manager and Project Manager. This position serves as an Event Representative and manages activities for artists including receptions, evenings and weekends, signings and backstage access. This position works with incoming performing groups to coordinate and execute transportation, hospitality and activities under the direction of the Artist Services Manager. This position also works onsite at outdoor music/cultural events coordinating activities with performers and audience under the directions of the Project Manager.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma plus 1-2 years customer service experiences.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.
  • Must be responsible, be able to multi-task, have excellent interpersonal skills, flexible schedule, and can work independently on a variety of events.

How to apply: Please submit your resume with cover letter to Resumes@SCCARTS.org.


Executive Assistant / Bookkeeper - American College of Medical Toxicology (Phoenix)

Description: This Executive Assistant position is one of the most critical positions in the organizational infrastructure and will help ensure that the organization has the necessary support to fulfill its mission. The Executive Assistant will work under the direction of the Executive Director and in concert with the Board of Directors in the areas of Finance, Membership, Governance, and Educational Meeting Planning. Bookkeeping skills are essential.


  • Must be well organized, flexible, resourceful, and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a small national non-profit society.
  • Written and verbal communication skills, strong customer relations and decision making ability, and attention to detail are equally important.

How to apply: Please submit a resume with 3 references and a one-page cover letter detailing your interest, qualifications, and salary expectations to Paul Wax, phone: 602-881-5966, email: acmt.exec@gmail.com. The position is open until filled. Qualified applicants must be available to start no later than May 15 and should be prepared to interview as soon as possible.


Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter (Tucson)

Description: The primary functions of the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist are to answer questions about arthritis and Chapter services from telephone calls and letters, following standardized information and referral procedures. The Assistant manages the volunteer program by recruiting, interviewing and placing volunteers in all aspects of volunteer service. Additionally, the Assistant provides administrative support to the Director, Tucson office.


  • High school diploma plus one to three years secretarial experience. Some college preferred.
  • Excellent phone skills and a highly developed customer orientation and professional mannerism. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accurate word processing and experience in standard office machines required. Attention to detail in work. Proficiency in MS Office software.

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Sandi Moomey at: smoomey@arthritis.org or mail to Arthritis Foundation, 434 S. Williams Blvd. #200, Tucson, AZ 85711. No phone calls please.

Fundraising / Financial

Financial System Manager - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Description: The Financial System Manager is responsible for suggesting and developing new procedures and guidelines, as well as enforcing existing policies. Most duties are performed with minimal supervision. This position is accountable for having processes in place to ensure that there is complete data retention in the system, that reports are accurate, complete and fully tested, that design and procedural changes are fully tested prior to implementation and for incorporating reasonable practices to ensure completeness, accuracy and continuity of financial system data.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, systems management or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in financial and gift processing software and information systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills Project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve both assigned and mutually determined outcomes.

How to apply: For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at http://www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Financial System Manager position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Fundraising Professional - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation seeks a motivated fundraising professional for the chapter's two major events; A walk and Gala, and works to continue the chapter's 20%+ annual growth rate. Responsibilities include: corporate partnerships, donor relations, event management, maintaining accurate financial records. managing volunteer committees, media relations, strategic planning and more.

Candidate should have prior fund raising, creative writing, design and event experience.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirement to ccook@jdrf.org or fax to 602-224-1801.


Director of Development - Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Ballet Arizona, the Southwest's premier ballet company, is looking for a Director of Development to join its team. The Director of Development serves to advance the mission of Ballet Arizona through the management of a department of development professionals responsible for the maximization of contributed revenue in the areas of unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, government sources, and through special events.

This position is responsible for building and managing effective, strategic, and collaborative development programs throughout the department. The incumbent will act as an account executive and facilitator for major individual, foundation, and corporate donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities related to leading donor prospects.

How to apply: For more information please visit http://www.balletaz.org. To apply, please e-mail your resume to jwalter@balletaz.org.


Chief Operations and Financial Officer - Gabriel's Angels (Mesa)

Description: Chief Operations and Financial Officer Reporting to the President/CEO, this position serves as Gabriels Angels chief operations and financial officer. Together with the CEO, this individual will work closely with the Board on all administrative, programmatic, financial and risk management matters. In addition, this individual will help staff the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board and will attend all Board meetings. The Chief Operations/Financial Officer will oversee the development and monitoring of the agency's operating budgets and will supervise the Finance Department, Program Department and the Informational Technology Consultant/Webmaster.

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Attn: Pam Gaber at info@gabrielsangel.org. Or my mail to Gabriel's Angels, 220 S. Mulberry Street, Mesa, AZ 85202.


Controller - Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix)

Description: MIM is seeking a Controller to develop, implement and maintain the museums accounting records, including budgeting, financial analysis, reporting, and forecasting. The controller will process AR, AP, supervise the payroll vendor and work with the management team on the project budget, operating budget and capital campaign financial reporting, as well as other financial functions.


  • Exceptional organizational, negotiation, problem-solving, and communication skills are required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, with experience in a capital campaign or building project preferred.
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required and CPA is preferred.

This position reports to the President and Director. It is located in Tempe, AZ during planning stages of MIM; located in Phoenix, AZ once museum is constructed.

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: HR@themim.org. Visit http://www.themim.org for more information!


Director of Finance and Administration - Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: As the Director of Finance and Administration, the selected candidate will direct all aspects of accounting and financial management from both a strategic and operational perspective of the organization. The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and will supervise the accounting, human resources, and administrative functions.

To see a detailed job description, please visit http://www.balletaz.org.

How to Apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to jwalter@balletaz.org. Ballet Arizona headquarters are located at 3645 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018.


Multiple Positions - Arizona Public Media, University of Arizona (Phoenix)


Solicit and secure new &/or continuing program underwriting agreements for KUAT-TV Channel 6 (PBS), KUAT-FM (Classical music), KUAZ-FM (NPR News/Genuine Jazz), Create, V-me & website.

Responsible for major gift development for Arizona Public Media & its stations, including management of major donor stewardship, on-air fundraising, underwriting, & other activities designed to generate support for the organization. Requires regular travel & work on evenings &/or weekends.

How to apply: For complete details & to apply online, visit http://www.uacareertrack.com (citing job number). Review continues until positions are filled.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

School Outreach Representative - Youth Frontiers (Phoenix)

Description: Youth Frontiers is seeking a part time School Outreach Representative to spread the word about Youth Frontiers throughout Arizona and sell their retreats to schools. The selected candidate will build and maintain relationships with schools by understanding their needs, represent Youth Frontiers to the community, attending events and meeting with community and foundation leaders.


  • Must be self motivated, able to build and maintain strong relationships, be a good listener, and have an ability to tell the story of Youth Frontiers to educators and community leaders.
  • Travel should be minimal but may be required occasionally to other parts of the state.
  • Bachelor's degree is required. Sales or customer relationship experience is preferred, experience in education or business to business sales is a plus.

How to apply: Send resumes and inquiries to Amanda@youthfrontiers.org. No phone calls please. For more information, visit our website, http://www.youthfrontiers.org.

Lobbyist & Public Affairs Manager - Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (Phoenix)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona currently has an excellent opportunity for a Lobbyist and Political Affairs Manager at our Phoenix Administration Office.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic self-starter with lobbying experience and established relationships in the State legislature. Knowledge of campaigns and political strategy and an understanding of grassroots organizing and coalition building are required. Knowledge of the legislative process is imperative. Statewide travel is required.


  • Bachelor's degree or eight years equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • A strong personal commitment to and an ability to communicate about the goals and philosophy of Planned Parenthood is essential.

How to apply: Please submit your resume to uroesler@ppaz.org.


Public Relations Program Director - Banner Health Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Public Relations Program Director will develop, implement and measure a strategic integrated communications program that supports organizational objectives and initiatives while strengthening the company brand with internal and external audiences.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Business or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience as typically acquired through eight years of healthcare public relations in a leadership position.
  • Significant knowledge of major trends in healthcare and mass communication required along with modern graphic and production methods knowledge.
  • Highly effective verbal, written and communications skills.

How to apply: For more information, and to apply on-line, please visit http://www.Bannerhealth.com, or contact Evelyn.Kras@Bannerhealth.com.

Information Technology / Technical Support

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Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

There are currently no positions for this job category.

General Program / Coordinator

Our Common Welfare Project Coordinator - Women In New Recovery/Our Common Welfare (Phoenix)

Description: Our Common Welfare (OCW) Project Coordinator will plan, coordinate and oversee the delivery of alcohol and drug addiction recovery services for individuals and service providers; integrate and train peers into these functions. The position requires mobilizing the community around recovery concepts; developing community partnerships; planning and coordinating special events and activities.


  • Must have proven leadership and supervisory experience; strong communication skills with experience in public speaking; good managerial and organizational skills; be an independent worker with a well developed program outline.
  • A background in Evidence Based Practices (EBP) is highly desired with a BA in Business Administration and five years administration/supervisory experience.
  • A current Arizona Drivers License and compliance with vehicle insurance is required.

How to apply: Please reply by faxing resumes attention: Gwen Henderson at 480-834-5372 or call 480-464-5764.


Candidate Forum Organizer - The Arizona Wildlife Federation (Mesa)

Description: (AWF) is seeking to hire a qualified individual in Northern Arizona to organize private citizens and various organizations to develop a candidate forum that will open honest dialogue with national congressional candidates or representatives regarding conservation and environmental issues that are critical to Congressional District 1.


  • Candidates must have excellent written and public communications skills, experience working with the media, good computer skills, and the ability to work independently.
  • Travel will be required.
  • Fundraising and political experience would also be beneficial. Pay will be competitive and it should be noted that the duration of the position is limited to the scope of work for the forum concluding shortly after the event’s conclusion.
How to apply: Please email your résumé along with a cover letter to: Arizona Wildlife Federation, Attn: Candidate Forum Organizer

Affiliate Deputy Director - NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: This is a contract position through 2008 election with opportunity for continuation. Duties: Develop and implement organizing campaigns and outreach strategies, strengthen and expand grassroots organizing base, work in collaboration with development staff, maintain contacts with NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona major donors, members, and other donors to raise money and cultivate relationships, maintain the NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona website and mobilize Choice Action Network activists via online communication, assist NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona board with the coordination and implementation of a search for a new Executive Director, including assisting members of the board search committee.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@prochoicearizona.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Community Development Coordinator - New Life Center (Goodyear)

This position will support the development and implementation of fundraising and volunteer service programs, service days, and special events, among other projects. Responsibilities include data entry, preparing reports and mailings, maintaining file records, assisting with volunteer services and special projects/events.


  • Must work well in fast-paced, team environment.
  • Must be highly organized with a great attention to detail.
  • Also, must be computer savvy, energetic and motivated. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately. Submit cover letter and resume to C. Vidal Grant, Community Development Manager at cvidalgrant@newlifectr.org or fax to 623-547-1147.


Programs Coordinator - Helping Hands Housing Services (Phoenix)

Description: Helping Hands is seeking a full-time Programs Coordinator to provide support services to low-income families living at one of (4) Casa de Paz Communities. Programs include afterschool and tutoring, adult education and life skills resource and referral, transportation assistance and referral, Christmas adopt a family and many other programs. Coordinator will supervise one assistant coordinator as well as volunteers.


  • College degree in Social Services, or equivalent social service experience.
  • Ability to work well with children. Ability to motivate and communicate with adults.
  • Must be able to receive class 1 Fingerprint clearance card.
  • Good written skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

How to apply: Please send in your resume to Chela Sullivan, chela@helpinghandsaz.org,
Helping Hands Housing Services, 3837 E. Wier Ave Suite 4, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Fax (602) 381-7706.


Volunteer Coordinator - Altered Tails (Phoenix)

Description: Altered Tails, an organization committed to offering affordable spay/neuter services to our community, is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator. Altered Tails recently merged with AzCATs whose mission is trap, neuter and return of feral and free-roaming cats. The main responsibilities are to: Devise and implement volunteer recruitment strategies to meet the needs of the organization’s programs, maintain records of volunteer talents/interests, conduct regularly scheduled training of new volunteers, organize annual volunteer appreciation , participate in planning and executing annual fundraising gala.


  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years in a comparable position and have superior interpersonal skills and initiative a must.
  • Person must not be allergic to cats or dogs.

How to apply: Please submit resumes to CWeiner@alteredtails.org. No phone calls please.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Speech Language Pathologist - Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible to provide individual and/or classroom-based speech therapy, conduct speech and language evaluations, provide parent training, consult and support SARRC programs concerning the speech needs of the children in those programs and participate in research assessments as needed.


  • Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences or other related degree required.
    ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence required.
  • Experience writing goals and implementing evidence-based interventions including ABA, PRT, and/or PECS.
  • Experience with a variety of evaluation tools for children ranging in age from 12 months to 22 years old preferred.
  • Previous research experience, including familiarity with ADOS, ADI-R, Vineland, Peabody testing required.
  • Two or more year's autism experience preferred.
  • Arizona state licensure required. Bilingual preferred.

How to apply: Please send resume to Kathy Hand, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center 300 North 18th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006, or by fax to (602) 218-8176, or by email: khand@autismcenter.org.

Multiple positions: Native American Connections (Phoenix)


  • Clinical Supervisor- Intake - has the primary responsibilities of directing the intake and administrative functions in support of the clinical staff and client care.  This position participates as an integral member of the management staff of Native American Connections. 
  • Case Manager – OP provides intake, orientation and case management services for clients participating in Native American Connections programs.
How to apply: Qualified interested applicants may send a letter and resume or complete and application in one of the following manners: At NAC, 4520 N. Central, Suite 600, Phoenix, Az 85012 Fax to 602-256-7356 On line at http://www.nativeconnections.org.
Housing Services

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Training and Education

Education Program Manager - Junior Achievement (Tempe)

Description: Junior Achievement is looking for a dynamic Education Program Manager to facilitate the implementation of our programs with schools, educators and volunteers. Program Managers focus on the K-12 in-classroom JA programs by marketing to principals, teachers, and volunteers. This position partners volunteers with educators who would like to implement JA programs in their classroom, and is the liaison to ensure JA programs are implemented successfully.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and customer relationship management experience.
  • Strong marketing/persuasion skills.
  • Financial and business acumen; strong oral/written communication; collaborative skills.
  • Organizational/planning and manage time/tasks effectively and proficiency.

How to apply: Resumes can be emailed to Careers@jaaz.org or faxed to 480-377-8558 for consideration. Please type Education Program Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please.


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