Dear Colleagues,

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to send you this issue of the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report. Over the years, this e-newsletter has emerged as an important communication piece to inform both community and campus stakeholders about a range of issues, ideas and activities regarding the nonprofit sector in Arizona.

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All the best wishes,

Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D.
Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Arizona State University

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July 10, 2003

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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report Gets a New Look!

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Now Available! - Nonprofit Management Institute Fall 2003 Schedule

The Fall 2003 schedule of classes for the Nonprofit Management Institute is now available at our website with registration beginning immediately. Arizona State University continues its commitment to nonprofit professional development with an array of courses being offered at the Downtown Center. Among the course offerings slated for the coming semester: Human Resource Management, Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Fundraising Methods and Strategies, and Effective Governance. Tim Delaney will also return with the ever popular "How to Start a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization in Arizona". For more information visit the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management website at or e-mail us at


Donna Pope Accepts New Position

Donna Pope, former Manager of the Nonprofit Management Institute, has accepted a position as Vice President of Clubs Programs with CampFire USA First Texas Council in Fort Worth, Texas. For the last four years, Donna has provided her able leadership to the nonprofit management professional development programs at Arizona State University. Recently, she helped to guide the seamless transition of NMI's programs as they became a part of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. We trust that you will join the College of Extended Education and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in extending our best wishes and congratulations to Donna as she embarks on this new venture. Donna's last day at ASU will be July 15th - until then you may reach her at


Arizona Evaluation Network Seeks Input

The Arizona Evaluation Network, a state-wide evaluation organization, is working to assess the extent to which Phoenix-area researchers and managers would be interested in participating in periodic meetings/workshops on program evaluation topics. One of the groups they are interested in serving includes nonprofit organizations. If you are interested, please answer the following questions and e-mail your responses to

  1. WHO are you? (Name, position, organization)
  2. HOW much interest do you have in attending/participating in program evaluation-related sessions/workshops/presentations? (none at all... very much)
  3. WHAT kind of specific event would you attend?
  4. WHEN would you be most likely to attend it?
  5. WHERE would you be most likely to attend it?

Fifteen Valley Non-Profits Selected For Volunteer Management Training

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has selected fifteen Valley non-profit organizations to participate in the Volunteer Management Infrastructure Project funded by a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The selected organizations are: A&A Cottages, Alzheimer's Association, Area Agency on Aging, Arizona Quest for Kids, Beatitudes AgeLink, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Boy's and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Crisis Nursery, Downtown Urban Community Kids (DUCKS), HomeBase Youth Services, Mesa Senior Services, New Song Center for Grieving Children, Phoenix Children's Chorus, Phoenix Day and Tumbleweed Youth Development. "The goal of the Volunteer Management Infrastructure Project is to improve client outcomes through volunteerism in organizations providing services to young children, youth and the elderly," said Maggie King, President & CEO of the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County. The project is part of a $135,333 grant the Volunteer Center received from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to provide volunteer management consultation, training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations in the Valley. Spread over three years, the grant will enable selected organizations to effectively utilize volunteers for their needs. Particular attention will be placed on providing satisfying volunteer experiences for people under 18 and over 55 years of age. For more information about the Volunteer Center and its programs, please visit their website at




Nonprofit Communicators Association Brown Bag Luncheon - "Strategic Communication"
July 15, 2003

Today - more than ever before - every organization is looking for communications programs that roll up their sleeves, get the job done, and help the organization achieve its goals. Hear about strategic communications from Bill Hiniker, president and founder of MessagePoint Communications -- a communications consulting and writing practice in Phoenix. He'll cover what it means to be a strategic communicator, offer tips on how you can become more strategic and increase your value to your organization, and provide a short course in communications planning that can help you move up the strategic food chain at your organization. Before forming MessagePoint Communications in 2002, Bill spent more than thirty years in organizational communications. Most recently, he was a senior communications executive with Honeywell. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 1010 E. McDowell, Ste LL4, (McDowell and 7th Street - across from Good Samaritan Hospital) The event is free to all attendees. To RSVP please contact Laura Capello at or 602-393-4128.


Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) Luncheon Program - "Things that Matter More to your Employees than Money"
July 16, 2003

Don Tatarelli, CEO of Custom Management Training, will share tips on how to successfully motivate your employees and build valuable employee relations. Join us for a discussion on 'setting the stage for you to take care of your people so they can help you take care of the organization'. ONE luncheons are at the Phoenix Country Club, NE corner of 7th Street and Thomas Road. Check in at 11:30 am to 12 noon, Lunch and Program at 12 noon to 1:30 pm. ONE members $25; Nonmembers $40. Please register at the ONE website events section -


Common Grant Application Evaluation Session
July 16, 2003

The Arizona Grantmakers Forum is hosting an informal session to review the use of the Common Grant Application and identify areas for improvement. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Arizona Community Foundation. Anyone interested in attending the session should contact Marissa Theisen at (602) 840-6813.


Job Opportunities


*New Listing* - Nonprofit Technology Advisor - NPower Arizona

NPower Arizona was formed in 2002 to help all Arizona nonprofits -regardless of size, sector or geography - access and use technology to expand the reach and impact of their services. The Nonprofit Technology Advisor (NTA) is chiefly responsible for providing direct services and assistance to nonprofits through the membership program. The NTA is responsible for assisting nonprofits to become members, responding to the majority of requests for information and assistance from nonprofits, and assisting the Director of Nonprofit Services in tracking the success of the program. In addition, the NTA maintains online information resources available to nonprofits through the NPower Arizona website. The NTA may coordinate or assist with programs, workshops or seminars provided to member and non-member nonprofits in the community. Position open until filled. Interviews will begin the week of July 7. For more information including instructions on how to apply - visit the NPower Arizona website at


*New Listing* - Executive Director - Maricopa County Bar Association

The Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. The MCBA is the largest volunteer bar association in the State of Arizona with more than 4400 members and an annual budget of $1.25 million. The Executive Director implements the goals, policies and procedures of the MCBA Board and coordinates support for the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the MCBA. In addition, the Executive Director represents MCBA in legal and community forums, and directs the operations of the MCBA operations, management and supervision of staff, prepares the annual budget for the MCBA and supports the Sections and Divisions of the MCBA. Desired Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in Business or equivalent certification in nonprofit management; prior association, nonprofit or similar experience required; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and individuals and fundraising; prior successful supervisory, budgeting, management, programs planning, implementation and administrative experience. Salary: DOE, Excellent benefits; Deadline: July 18, 2003; To apply, send letter of interest along with current resume and salary requirements to: MCBA, 303 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, Attention: Search Committee


*New Listing* - Development Director - Phoenix Day

Senior staff position reporting to the Executive Director. Responsible for the development and implementation of all fund-raising activities including operational and capital campaigns for 88 year old non-profit that supports working families in south central Phoenix by providing high quality childcare and ensuring healthy child development. Position requires bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years experience with fundraising, capital campaigns, public relations, marketing and donor cultivation. Must be computer proficient with Microsoft Windows Applications, possess management style that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, facilitates communications and builds consensus. Salary based upon education and experience. Excellent benefit package including health insurance. Please submit resume and 3 professional references to: Janelle M. Degn, Executive Director, Phoenix Day, 115 E. Tonto St., Phoenix AZ 85004 or send email to


*New Listing* - Executive Assistant - Nature Conservancy

Help Save the Last Great Places on Earth! The Nature Conservancy in Arizona seeks energetic, professional Executive Assistant. High degree of independent judgment/discretion, contact with Trustees/major donors/officials. Excellent coordination, organization and communications (oral and written) skills required. Send letter/resume to Executive Assistant Search, The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, 333 E. Virginia Ave., Suite 216, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Visit our web site for a complete job description. TNC is EOE

*New Listing* - Marketing & Communications Assistant - Nature Conservancy

Join The Nature Conservancy and help save the last great places on Earth!! The Nature Conservancy seeks Marketing & Communications Assistant. Part-time - 28 hrs/wk with benefits. Maintain AZ chapter web site, desktop publishing, maintain archives, and assist with press and public contact. Great organization, staff, benefits, mission. For a complete job description visit Send letter/resume to James E. Cook, Director of Operations, 1510 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719. TNC is EOE


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