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March 12, 2008

Welcome to the Lodestar Center Nonprofit News, formerly the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report.  As always, we welcome your feedback and invite you to submit your news items for the next issue.

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Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Thanks to a generous investment from the Lodestar Foundation, the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is now the

The mission of ASU's Lodestar Center is to help build the capacity of the social sector by enhancing the effectiveness of those who lead, manage, and support nonprofit organizations. Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive portfolio of research, education, technical assistance and conference activities that provide stakeholders with knowledge and tools that enhance their effectiveness and impact.

With the investment from the Lodestar Foundation, new programmatic elements will be introduced in 2008-2009. In addition to our comprehensive array of capacity building initiatives already a part of the Center's portfolio, these new elements bolster our work in understanding the theory and practice of philanthropy and nonprofit innovation.

All contact information remains the same. Kindly update your records to reflect our name change at your earliest convenience.

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

10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness - Doing It Right: Achieving Mission, Embracing Ethics

Over 150 leaders in the nonprofit sector attended the 10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, Doing It Right: Achieving Mission, Embracing Ethics, March 7, 2008.

  • The conference featured nationally-renowned keynote speakers Thomas Jeavons, Ph.D., executive director of ARNOVA and Paul Pribbenow, Ph.D., president of Augsburg College.
  • Attendees participated in ethical decision-making sessions with F. Miguel Valenti, J.D., Lincoln Professor and Assistant Director of the School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University.
  • Attendees also worked through and provided solutions for real-life ethical case studies.
  • Following lunch, attendees shared in a celebration marking the naming of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation with remarks by Center director Robert Ashcraft, Center Leadership Council chair Don Lindner, and Bob Long with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

To view a full agenda of the day, click here.

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 these upcoming ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) courses!

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.

Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization - NMI 112
March 28 - 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization. Begin the development of a marketing plan.

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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Magellan Health Services of Arizona Inc. provides substance abuse prevention

Magellan Health Services of Arizona Inc. is seeking qualified respondents to provide primary substance abuse prevention services to communities in Maricopa County. Magellan Health Services of Arizona, through a partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, has allocated $5.2 million for the prevention services, designed to strengthen Maricopa County's environmental approach to preventing substance abuse and substance abuse-related suicide.

Applicants for the funds should be Maricopa County-based organizations, including coalitions and partnerships, school districts and institutions of higher education, public and private not-for-profit organizations, tribal nations and communities, and local units of government. Respondents need to identify the community they are targeting by geography, jurisdiction, age, language, culture, norms, interests or values. Requests for proposals can be accessed by emailing preventionRFP@magellanhealth.com or by calling Juan Aristizbal, prevention manager, at 602-797-8256. The deadline for responses is 3:00 p.m. MST on April 4, 2008. The contract term is from July 2008 through June 2009, with the potential for annual non-competitive contract renewals.




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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.


  • Mar. 6th - 12 p.m.
  • Mar. 20th - 1 p.m.
  • Apr. 3rd - 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.

Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors - Benevon
March 12 (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.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 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.
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!

Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona
Mar. 18 (Phoenix)

Description: Speaker: Barbara R. Levy, ACFRE
Organization & Fundraising Counsel
Topic: Endowment and Your Board
The Chicken & Egg Syndrome

Date/Time: Mar. 18, Registration: 11:15 a.m., Adjourn 1 p.m.

Cost: $25/Member and $35/Guest

Location: Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N 7th St, Phx, AZ 85014

For more information, please visit http://www.pgrtaz.org or call 602-840-2900.

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.

Let the good times bowl! - Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Mar. 20 (Phoenix)
Overview: Join YNPN Phoenix for a night of bowling! This event is open to members and anyone interested in learning more about YNPN Phoenix. It is a great way to meet new people or re-connect with friends within the Phoenix nonprofit community while having fun! Bowlers of all skill levels are welcome! Lanes will be open to YNPN attendees on Mar. 20th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Mar. 16.

For more information: http://www.ynpnphoenix.org or phoenix@ynpn.org.

First meeting of 2008 - The Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Arizona (APRA-AZ)
Mar. 21 (Tucson)

OverviewStrategic Use of Information:  Where to find it and how to use it. Join us as we discuss how to locate information on prospects and how to use that information strategically within the prospect cultivation cycle. Special attention will be paid to free and almost-free resources. Also, roundtable discussions, information swap meet & more.

Date & Time: Mar. 21, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Location: University of Arizona Foundation, 1125 N. Vine Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719. 

Cost: $20 for APRA-AZ members; $30 for non-members.  Lunch included. 

RSVP by emailing Krishna.kelley@asu.edu 

For more information, visit http://www.apraaz.org.

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.

For more information, contact Dusty Whitney at 602-546-0269 or Email: dwhitney@phoenixchildrens.com.

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

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

Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
Mar. 28 - 29 (Phoenix)

Overview: Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization. Begin the development of a marketing plan.

Date: March 28 - 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

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!

Penelope Cagney on working with Consultants - The Cagney Company
Mar. 31 (San Diego)
Overview: Penelope Cagney, CFRE, CEO of The Cagney Company, will be speaking on working effectively with consultants on Monday, March 31st at 11:15 a.m., at the AFP International Conference in San Diego.
For more information on the Conference, visit http://www.afpnet.org/.
Learn from Renowned International Consultant - Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater AZ Chapter
Apr. 2 ( Phoenix)

Overview: The AFP Greater Arizona Chapter invites everyone to learn from renowned international trainer and consultant, Bernard Ross, Director of the Management Centre, Europe's leading consultancy and training organization. His 20+ years of experience in strategic thinking, change leadership and organizational transformation have taken him to 30 countries. Register by visiting http://www.afpaz.org. Earn CEU credits.

"Sticky Ideas" - Apr. 2, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Cost: $30 AFP Member; $35 Non-member, includes lunch.

The Magic of Influence - Apr. 2, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Cost: $15 AFP Member, $25 Non Member

VIP Reception with Bernard Ross, Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres - Apr. 2, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free to those with paid reservation for "Five Practices" on Apr. 3, $10 AFP Member, $15 Non Member.

The Five Practices of High Achieving Nonprofit Leaders - 8 -11 a.m., continental breakfast included. Cost: $89 AFP Member, $99 Non Member.

Location: Phoenix Country Club, North 7th St. & Thomas Road.

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

Valley Grants Forum - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Apr. 24 (Tempe)

Overview: This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership. The Alliance 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 our community.

Date/Time: Apr. 24, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts - 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Cost: $25; $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Association of Grant Professionals

For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=98.

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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Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (Flagstaff)

Description: The CEO/ED is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to set organizational goals and develop strategies to achieve them.  The CEO/ED is responsible for implementing the strategies and also for managing all aspects of BBBSF including but not limited to: Strategic and operational planning, board development, staff leadership and development, fund development, partnership and volunteer development, marketing, program development, finance and infrastructure management, other functions as may be assigned or which are necessary or appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s degree (master's preferred).
  • 5 Years executive level management experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, planning, resource development, operations and financial management, fundraising, partnership and relationship building skills.    
  • Successful completion of all interviews and background investigation.
How to apply: For application instructions:

View http://www.bbbsf.com, call 928-774-0649, email: General@bbbsf.com.

Executive Vice President- Arizona Multihousing Association (Phoenix)

Description: Seeking an executive vice president for the Arizona Multihousing Association, which represents over 210,000 units and 2,500 members statewide. This position is responsible for the operations and general management of all activities, including government affairs, community outreach, communications, finance, education and membership, and direction of 12-person professional team, interfacing with membership and various outside publics, developing and/or approving administrative policies and long- and short-term plans in accordance with overall goals and direction of organization. The vice president reports to volunteer board of directors.


  • Master's degree preferred, ideally in business, public administration or political science plus at least five years in association or apartment industry management.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, plus comfortable in public settings. Computer literate.
  • Requires some travel to achieve association goals and objectives.

How to apply: Mail, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to: EVP Search Committee, c/o The Arizona Multihousing Association, 5110 N. 44th St., L160, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Fax number is 602-296-6178. E-mail is info@azama.org. No phones calls. Closing deadline: 3/14/08.

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.

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.

Administrative Assistant - Fighter Country Partnership (Glendale)

Description: The administrative assistant will provide support to the president and CEO. This position must have a professional appearance and attitude, be organized, have the ability to multi-task and use independent judgment to prioritize work assignments. Duties include: Maintain and order office supplies, management of vendor communications – (IT, Qwest, Sparklett’s, etc), banking, work related to Accounts payable and receivable, Research projects and special assignments as requested, event registration management, including invoicing, member services, distribution of newsletter.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Previous administrative assistant/office support experience required – 5 - 7 years.
  • Sound computer skills including Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Explorer

How to apply: Qualified internal applicants interested in applying for the position described above should submit a resume to: syamamori@fightercountry.org.

Administrative Assistant/Project Coordinator - Arizona Geriatrics Society (Phoenix)

Description: The Arizona Geriatrics Society is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to manage projects up to 20 hours per week. This key position provides support to the Executive Director and assists with daily operations including events/conferences and membership management. Duties: Processing memberships, coordinate registrations and logistics for meetings and conferences, perform duties such as answering phone calls/emails/faxes, help maintain website, data entry and maintain master mailing lists.


  • High school diploma plus two+ years secretarial experience providing support; some college preferred.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; excellent phone skills and highly developed customer orientation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required; experience with QuickBooks, Publisher and MemberClicks is preferred.

How to apply: Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to trudykies@arizonageriatrics.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Office Manager - Arizona Capital Representation Project (Phoenix)

Description: The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, practiced in Office/Quickbooks, and energized by a team-driven, socially conscious working environment. Responsibilities will include: compiling and reconciling financial data (including payroll, quarterly tax reports, A/P, A/R, billing, and grant/budget reports); collecting/organizing client and administrative files; supervising administration of office (including maintaining supplies/machines and troubleshooting technical issues); and communicating with clients, legal team members and court personnel. Legal experience preferred but not required.

How to apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Jennifer Bedier at azcaprep@hotmail.com or fax to (520) 229-6150.

Donations Coordinator - Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix)

Description: Hospice of the Valley is seeking a Donations Coordinator to work in its Fund Development Department. Fulltime, non-exempt. Responsible for processing donor data information into computer, generating gift acknowledgements, and providing phone support.


  • Minimum 5 years experience with data entry, word processing, financial databases.
  • Raisers Edge software experience preferred. Customer service experience preferred.
  • Must possess excellent critical thinking and human relations skills and team oriented work style.
  • Must possess excellent telephone skills and be able to represent Hospice of the Valley in communication with external customers. Experience working in nonprofit fundraising environment desirable.

How to apply: Send resume to Cheryl Thomas, Fund Development Department, Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, ckthomas@hov.org, fax (602) 636-5328, or visit http://www.hov.org/careers.aspx.

Fundraising / Financial
Development Officer - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Description: The person in this position is a member of the Development department and is responsible for raising funds, developing/managing assigned companies in the planning, organizing, reporting and auditing of the yearly fundraising campaign, while maximizing funds to help those most in need throughout our community. Primary Responsibilities are: Extensive contact with high level community and business leaders, United Way partner agencies, campaign coordinators and committee members, Loaned Executives and United Way staff on a year round basis; Recruitment, training and management of volunteers; Establishment of goals and objectives for improvement of campaign results. Extensive public speaking during annual campaign and as needed throughout the year with major emphasis on those campaigns and opportunities that require command of the Spanish language.

How to apply: Please visit http://www.vsuw.org for complete description. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Interested candidates should provide their information to us by Wednesday, March 12th.

Development Coordinator - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Description: Valley of the Sun United Way has an open position for a Development Coordinator, reporting to the Vice President of Resource Development Services. The Resource Development Coordinator has an exciting and diverse role within a growing development team. This position works in tandem with Resource Development Officers/Directors to support the fundraising efforts of United Way through functions such as customer service, database management, campaign management and reporting. 

How to apply: Please visit http://www.vsuw.org for complete description. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Interested candidates should provide their information to us by Wednesday, March 12th.

Campaign Coordinator - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible for implementing certain elements of campaigns or projects or may implement entire campaigns for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society within the Team In Training program. Team in Training is the largest endurance sports training program in the world. Duties: Implement plans for assigned special events, provide staff support for volunteers required for implementation of assigned special events, coordinate elements of promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission, prepare and/or coordinates and maintains assigned campaign correspondence, financial records and statistical reports as needed.


  • Minimum preferred education - Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent word processing and database management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and judgment.
  • Strong organizational skills and professional demeanor.

How to apply: Please contact Debbie Taylor, phone: 602-788-8622 ext 30, email: debbie.taylor@lls.org.

Development / Fundraising Director - Florence Crittenton (Phoenix)

Description: The position increases public understanding of the mission and acquires financial support for programs, grows donor and volunteer base, plans, develops and leads fundraising including annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, larger individual and corporate gifts, special fundraising events and grant writing; develops ties with community organizations and corporations, collaborates with and assists the AEO (Associate Executive Officer) on strategic planning in areas of development and volunteers, collaborates with Marketing Manager and Officers of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Public Relations or Business) plus five to seven years successful, nonprofit fund development and management experience. 
  • Committed professional in presence and communication, a critical and strategic thinker with an acute sense of detail and organization, and advanced computer skills (MS Office Suite).

How to apply: Email (hr@flocrit.org) or fax (602.274.7549) resume and cover letter, including salary requirements. Employee drug testing required.

Grant Writer/ Development Associate - Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Description: The Grant Writer/ Development Associate will be responsible for all aspects of grant research, grant writing, tracking, and reporting, and is expected to be approximately 70% of this position's role. As a Development Associate, responsibilities will include participating in all aspects of the Children's Museum development plan including donor communications, special events, annual and capital campaigns, and department record keeping, and general development support.


  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and exceptional phone and personal etiquette, highly organized, able to multi-task, flexible, and able to work in a fast-paced, creative environment Able to work with minimum supervision, customer service driven, professional appearance.
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or an equivalent major; 3+ years professional grant writing experience.
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge a significant advantage.

How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and a list of successful grants to Kristina Hayden at khayden@childmusephx.org. Writing Samples upon request.

Senior Accountant - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Description: Valley of the Sun United Way has an open position for a Senior Accountant reporting to the Vice President Controller in the Finance & Administration department. The Senior Accountant; manages, plans, and coordinates the activities and operations of the accounting system and general ledger; Initiates and leads projects and activities with other departments, and is responsible for providing support and complex assistance to the Controller and Managers throughout the organization.


  • Competencies and skills needed are; Accounting; Financial Analysis; Budget Management; Financial Forecasting and Modeling; Financial Reporting and great Communication skills.

How to apply: For complete details on position profile, skills and requirements, how best to get your resume/cover letter to us and to learn more about our organization, please visit http://www.vsuw.org. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Interested candidates should provide their information to us by Wednesday, March 19th.

Assistant Controller Financial Reporting - ASU Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Assistant Controller Financial Reporting position performs professional accounting duties in a variety of areas requiring professional, competent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Non-profit Reporting requirements and surveys, the IRS Form 990 Information Return, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Decision-making is governed by Foundation policy and legal requirements, but some interpretational latitude may exist. This position is accountable for accurate reporting for the Foundation and related entities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a minimum of four to five years of professional accounting experience. CPA certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Experience working with investments, reconciling bank accounts, Experience with spreadsheets, word processing and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with financial accounting software.
  • Experience with not for profit institutions.

How to apply: Visit our web site at http://www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Financial Analyst position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.

In-House Grant Writer - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)
Description: This position is responsible for managing and expanding the grant program which includes the following: writing all funding applications, grant presentations, researching grant opportunities, and coordinating/leading all of the activities of the grant program. This position serves under the direction of the Executive Director. Save the Family seeks a creative experienced grant writer who is able to connect grant opportunities with the Agency's needs.


  • 3 years experience in grant writing (nonprofit), strong research, writing, planning, organization and problem solving skills, with a high level of diplomacy.
  • Ability to organize and multi-task multiple projects concurrently.

How to apply: Send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.

Multiple Positions - The Desert Southwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Phoenix)
  • Development Director is responsible for overseeing major donor and planned giving relations as well as Board nominations, Board management and Chapter stewardship initiatives.  This position is responsible for developing strategic plans and increasing high-level volunteer support.
  • Special Events Coordinator assists the chapter’s two largest fundraising events, the Walk to Cure Diabetes and The Promise Ball.  Responsibilities include donor relations, event management, financial records, managing volunteer committees, media and more. 


  • Strong communication skills and prior fundraising, writing and event experience.
  • Candidates should be well organized, people-oriented, able to multitask, and able to maintain effective working relationships.   

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to ccook@jdrf.org or fax to 602.224.1801. 

Financial Analyst - ASU Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Financial Analyst is responsible for a wide-range of analytical and reporting work in collaboration with, and in support of, ASUF departments. The person in this position prepares and distributes routine fundraising and campaign reports, develops and prepares new reports, provides detailed financial modeling for endowment analyses, reviews solicitation materials, develops a benchmarking analysis against our peers, and completes other special projects for finance and foundation management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting and/or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience. Financial analysis work experience; 3-5 years preferred.
  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills. Able to review complicated rules and apply analytical framework to decision making.
  • Process oriented and systematic. Demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills Strong business writing skills.
  • Experienced user of MS Excel and PowerPoint Knowledgeable about CASE annual and campaign counting and reporting; and GAAP gift counting standards.

How to apply: Visit our web site at http://www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Financial Analyst position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications
Marketing Coordinator - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Description: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks full-time Marketing Coordinator to implement various marketing functions including media strategies & buys, promotions, sponsor opportunities and collateral material. This position will schedule & coordinate mailings & email marketing campaigns. Develop and implement strategies targeting audience development and group sales in addition to database management and tracking accounting records.


  • Must have excellent web skills and web page maintenance skills via Dreamweaver, Flash, and Adobe Photoshop, in addition to publishing with Quark.
  • Bachelor's in marketing or communications and 1 year experience in above essential duties required.

How to apply: E-mail: Resumes@SCCARTS.org.

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator - Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

Description: This part-time position assists the Marketing and Communications Manager with promotion and marketing of the theater, its programs and events, conceives and implements public relations strategies and programs, writes and edits press releases, articles and fact sheets, develops media relationships; monitors media activities; and responds to media requests, coordinates communication between performing companies and patrons, coordinates with Marketing & Communications Manager to implement marketing strategies.


  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and computer skills.
  • Experience in public relations required; experience in a nonprofit a plus.
  • Must be detail-oriented self-starter capable of managing multiple tasks.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to chinkle@herbergertheater.org. No phone calls please.

Marketing & Communications Officer - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER is a mid-level position responsible for supporting the Vice President of Marketing/Communications in executing the Arizona Community Foundation's strategic marketing/communications plan that ensures key messaging, positioning and measurable objectives to nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, government officials, media and current and prospective donors.


  • Candidate must have 4 to 6 years experience in public relations, marketing, communications or journalism plus a bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field.
  • Nonprofit sector experience a plus.

How to apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to Sharon Ellis as sellis@azfoundation.org. Full job description can be found at http://www.azfoundation.org.

Vice President Marketing - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix )

Description: Valley of the Sun United Way has an open position for a Vice President of Marketing, reporting to the Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The person in this position will be responsible for Strategizing, developing and implementing a multi-faceted marketing plan that will maintain and enhance the positive image of Valley of the Sun United Way among its customers and effectively inform these customers of key messages.

For complete details on position, please visit http://www.vsuw.org. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. VSWU offers excellent benefits and a great working environment and is an E.O.E. Interested candidates should provide their information to us by Mar. 31.

Information Technology / Technical Support
Database Administrator - Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)
Description: The Database Administrator manages and monitors all Blackbaud systems software. This individual is also the lead software administrator for Patron Edge and works directly with the other Blackbaud lead software administrators (Raisers Edge, Patron Edge Online). The Database Administrator also oversees the Membership Specialist and the Data Entry Specialist.


  • Ability to oversee all data processing functions and data entry. Strong computer skills, particularly in word, excel, and development database programs (Raisers Edge software experience highly desirable. Comprehensive training provided).
  • Knowledge of the utilization of information systems to support fund raising activities.
  • 3-5 years of related experience, with an established record of database management and development operations experience.
  • Must also be organized and meticulous; and pay attention to detail. BA/BS and 2-3 years experience in nonprofit setting.

How to apply: Submit your application and resume by mail or email to: Lynn Walsh, Director of Operations, Children's Museum of Phoenix, P.O. Box 2439, Phoenix, AZ 85002-2439.
Email: lwalsh@childmusephx.org.

Database Administrator/IT Support - Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Description: This position is a 40 hour full-time exempt position which reports our IT Manager/Network Administrator. The database administrator's primary duty is to provide support and training for Tessitura (ticketing and fund-raising software) and its users. Responsibilities include working with the Scottsdale Cultural Council Operating Divisions and the development staff to insure data accuracy, data standardization, data entry protocol, report writing and analysis, Tessitura user support and training, and customizing applications and reporting to match business practices. In addition, this position will also provide end-user help-desk support, application training, software and hardware evaluation, network backups, hardware troubleshooting.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from 4 year College or technical school in related field; MCDBA in 2000 and/or 2005.
  • 4+ years SQL server administration and design or combination of education and work experience. MS SQL certification required.
  • Development and Box Office ticketing knowledge desired, experience in Tessitura highly valued, but not required.

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

Sexual Violence Victim Advocate

Description:  Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director for Advocacy Services, provides advanced casework of considerable difficulty providing information and services to victims of sexual violence; performs related duties as required or assigned. The candidate should have considerable knowledge of Arizona Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems,  Arizona Victims’ Rights Act, caseload management, interviewing, assessment & counseling, emotional, physical and mental health impacts on victims of sexual violence.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in caseload management (one of which must specifically relate to sexual violence), social service work, victim/witness advocacy, and/or crisis intervention.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field; special consideration for Spanish speaking ability preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and have reliable transportation; must be available to travel throughout Coconino County; must be available for on-call hours.

How to apply: Applications and job descriptions available for download at victimwitnessflagstaff.org or at: Victim Witness Services, 5200 E. Cortland Blvd., Suite B-5, Flagstaff, AZ 86004928-779-6163. Open until filled.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service
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General Program / Coordinator
Youth and Teen Activities Coordinator - DC Ranch Community Council (Phoenix)

Description: The Youth and Teen Activities Coordinator (Coordinator is responsible for creating, planning and facilitating various clubs, classes and programs offered at Desert Camp community center, though various promotional and advertising media. This person is responsible for all leisure activities and programs related to youth and teens. Occasionally, this person will also work on individual community events (both public and private), that take place throughout the year within the Celebrations/Festivals, or independently. The Coordinator assists to oversee the Desert Camp facility and amenities, such as tennis and basketball courts, pool area and fitness room. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for maintaining resident relationships and performing general administrative duties.

How to apply: Send resume to mike.woltz@dcranch.com.

Community Impact Manager - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Description: Major responsibilities include; provide leadership for the further development, implementation, integration and evaluation of Community Impact based strategies; overall Community Impact project management including project planning, budget monitoring, contract management, convening, leading and managing VSUW's Collaborative Partnership. In addition, the Community Impact manager assists in resource development and participates as a supportive partner in the Maricopa County School Readiness Partnerships.

For complete details on position, please visit http://www.vsuw.org. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. VSWU offers excellent benefits and a great working environment and is an E.O.E. Interested candidates should provide their information to us by Wednesday, Mar. 24.

Retention Specialist - Arizona Women's Education & Employment (Phoenix)

Description: The Retention Specialist provides job retention support to newly employed participants and their employers. This position will require travel throughout AWEEs service delivery areas. This position is supervised by the Project Director. This position is grant funded and available as funding is available.


  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional technology skills in Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Valid Arizona Drivers License. Current car insurance.
  • Preferred: Prior case management and work with ex-offenders. Bilingual English/Spanish.

For more information: Please contact Susan Lagasse, Arizona Women's Education & Employment. Phone: 602-223-4333, Email: susanlagasse@awee.org.

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 - 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. 
  • Clinical Supervisor-IOP - Supervise teams of clinicians, peers, and case management to support innovative substance abuse services within a structured Intensive Outpatient Program. Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director, develops, implements, and supervises a comprehensive system of outpatient clinic services.
  • Behavioral Health Clinician (BHT or BHP) – IOP – Master's level Clinician responsible for the management and delivery of direct client counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections programs.  Must be able to be licensed by the Board of Behavioral Health within a reasonable amount of time.
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
Instructor - Women's Education and Employment (Phoenix)

Description: An AWEE instructor, under the direction of the Project Director, provides instruction, presentations and resources to participants on job readiness skills. The AWEE instructor will work to create an environment for the adult learning experience.


  • A bachelor's degree in Education, or related field. Non-supervisory - Four (4) years of training-related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of training, delivery/facilitation & coaching experience and the ability relate to diverse audiences using adult learning strategies.
  • An understanding of the need and the ability to follow assigned curriculum and meet learning objectives.
  • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills. (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

How to apply: Please contact Susan Lagasse, phone: 602-223-4333, email: susanlagasse@awee.org.


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