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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

January 29, 2004

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6th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness
Building the Capacity of Arizona's Nonprofit Sector: Resources and Opportunities

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness will be held March 5, 2004 at the Sheraton Phoenix East in Mesa. The Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, held on the first Friday of March each year, is designed to stimulate thought about best practices in nonprofit leadership and organizational effectiveness as well as provide affordable access to the latest and most innovative thinking on core issues.

This year's Forum, entitled Building the Capacity of Arizona's Nonprofit Sector: Resources and Opportunities, will highlight existing resources and emerging efforts to build the capacity of Arizona nonprofit leaders, organizations and the sector as a whole. Featured speakers include:

  • Audrey Alvarado, Executive Director, National Council of Nonprofit Associations
  • Sherry Salway Black, Senior Vice President, First Nations Development Institute

    Arizona-based capacity building organizations and resources will also be showcased. For more information, visit the Center's website at Capacity building organizations interested in participating in the exhibitor showcase can contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer at (480) 965-5548 or by e-mail at
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    "Harnessing the Science of Influence: Implications for Nonprofit Leaders"

    ASU Regents Professor of Psychology Robert B. Cialdini authors the latest issue of Nonprofit Research Abridged, published by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. In the article, Dr. Cialdini outlines the universal principles of influence, discusses how they are currently employed by nonprofits, and makes recommendations to nonprofit leaders for ethically optimizing the principles to achieve the organization's mission.

    Nonprofit Research Abridged is a quarterly publication that connects nonprofit sector research and practice. One printed copy of Nonprofit Research Abridged is available to each nonprofit organization. The current issue and all previous issues, as well as related resources on each topic are available online in the "Research that Matters" section of the Center's website at: If you organization is currently not receiving a printed copy of Nonprofit Research Abridged and would like to, please e-mail Stephanie Hiatt at




    Two Bills Related to Nonprofits are Introduced at the Arizona State Senate

    The Arizona State Senate has introduced two bills that may be of specific interest to nonprofit organizations. Senate Bill 1066 is sponsored by Senator Blendu. According to the Fact Sheet prepared by Senate Staff, the purpose of the bill is as follows: "Requires a charitable organization to provide assurance that 90 percent of the organization's income is used for charitable purposes, allows termination of investigation or legal action with assurance of voluntary compliance, and codifies charitable organization registration and reporting procedures." The full text of the bill and a summary of its status can be found at the State Legislature's website at

    Senate Bill 1193 is sponsored by Senator Anderson. This bill is "relating to the solicitation of funds for charitable purposes" and would require additional reporting to the Attorney General's office and the establishment of a website to maintain the information received. The full text of the bill and a summary of its status can be found at the State Legislature's website at


    NAU Offers Complimentary Website Design Services to AZ Nonprofits

    Looking to expand or bring your agency's message to the World Wide Web? Need a website? Have a web site but would like it redesigned? Northern Arizona University Web Design students seek to volunteer time and energy to a worthwhile cause. Services include: Needs assessment, Graphic Design and technical solutions, all putting your message to work. Get results at an affordable price...FREE! If you didn't have the chance to get a site last year, now would be a great time to apply for one. Contact by February 1, 2004 if you are interested.


    Arizona Women's Partnership Grant Application

    The Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the status of Arizona women and empowering women's grass roots organizations through mini grants and publicity. The organization is non-political and non-sectarian, and is sensitive to the needs of underserved and disadvantaged women and their families. Proceeds are generated from FUNdraisers and through corporate sponsorships and private donations.

    Grants are available to nonprofits that assist underserved women and /or youth at risk in Arizona and whose annual operating budget is under $200,000.00. Grant requests are limited to $5,000.00. Grant applications will only be accepted via U.S. mail, FedEx, or UPS. No personal deliveries will be accepted. The application packets must be postmarked by midnight, February 15, 2004. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed. Questions regarding the grant application process should be directed to the following e-mail address: All responses will be sent to the e-mail addresses contained in the 2004 Grant e-mail list. This will ensure that everyone receives the same information. For more information about AWP event information and past grant recipients please visit their website at


    Southern Arizona Capacity Building Program

    United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona announces its new Capacity Building Program, funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the Supporting Seniors federal program is to assist faith-based and community organizations and associations that serve or wish to serve senior citizens and their unpaid, informal caregivers in Pima County, Arizona to increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services, expand their organizations or associations, diversify their funding sources and create collaborations to better serve senior citizens or engage seniors in meaningful volunteer activity. United Way will provide training, technical assistance and grants to qualifying organizations and associations. Assistance will be provided at no cost to recipient organizations and associations and will be on an ongoing basis. Grants are to be for capacity enhancement purposes only and may not be used for direct services.

    The Request for Proposals packet and Applications for Training and Technical Assistance will be available after January 16, 2004; on the United Way website, at United Way Offices, 330 N. Commerce Park Loop, Suite 200, Tucson AZ 85754, and at the offices of Pima Council on Aging, 8467 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710. Completed grant proposals will be due back to United Way by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2004 and awards will be announced no later than Monday, April 19, 2004. For further information please contact Sharon Gartner (520) 903-9000 extension 420 or


    Highlight on GuideStar

    As part of its work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's "Unleashing Resources" initiative, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is collaborating with nonprofit support and capacity organizations across the country. Although the organizations involved in this broad national coalition have diverse programs, all share the common goal of helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. We will highlight one or two organizations in each of the future issues of the Arizona Community Report. Community stakeholders of our Center are encouraged to contact these organizations directly to see how they may benefit from their offerings.

    GuideStar is the national database of nonprofit organizations whose mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofits with information. GuideStar hosts a public library of information on nonprofits, including form 990's, and also provides a variety of subscription tools that connect people with the information they need to work smarter. Visit GuideStar at




    Results-Oriented Program Evaluation (NMI 108)
    January 29, February 3 & 5

    In today's environment of shrinking resources, growing demand and competing priorities, a manager needs information in order to make sound decisions about where and how to focus resources to achieve desired results consistent with the agency's purpose. This class covers the design and implementation of a results oriented program evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information. The instructor is B.J. Tatro, Ph.D. 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $150. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


    Confident Kids: An Exploration of Children's Self-Esteem Issues
    February 4

    Join Make A Difference in hosting Rick Miller, founder of Kids At Hope, and learn how you can play a part in improving a child's self-esteem. Self esteem is one of the most important factors in determining how well students perform in the classroom. While children with high self esteem are eager to try new things, able to control their behavior, and can work without encouragement, children with low self esteem are afraid or unwilling to try new things, give up easily, need frequent assistance, and can exhibit out-of-control behavior. Wednesday, February 4, 5:00pm-7:30pm at Wilson Primary School, 415 N. 30th St., Phoenix. Free and open to the public. Contact Brandy Howard at 602-973-2212 ext. 223 or to RSVP. For more information about Make A Difference, please visit their website at


    AFP/ONE Luncheon - "The 2004 State Budget; Arizona's Largest Funder and How Its Decisions Will Affect Us"
    February 4

    February's luncheon, a joint meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Organization of Nonprofit Executives, is sponsored by Kricun. Speaker Sue Gerard, Governor Napolitano's Senior Advisor for Health and Human Services and a former member of the Arizona Senate will be featured. She joins us for a view of the 2004 legislative session and the decisions it faces about funding the areas nonprofits serve. With the legislature just having begun session, this should be a great insider's view of many of the issues that might shape our own agency's budgets.

    Wednesday, February 4th, 2004, at the Phoenix Country Club, North 7th St. & Thomas Road 11:30am - Registration/ Meet & Greet -12:00 pm -1:30 pm-Luncheon meeting. Cost: Lunch - $25 Members $35 Non-Members. Please call 602-241-6774, send e-mail to, or make your reservation online at The deadline is noon on Monday, February 2, 2004. Payment is due at the registration table on the day of the meeting. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING VISA & MC. Attendees who do not RSVP cannot be guaranteed a lunch. "No Shows" will be billed.


    Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
    February 6 & 7

    Analyze the principles of managerial accounting. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 113. The instructors are Tom Avery, Matt Madonna and Rob Leslie. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $300. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Web Strategies for Nonprofits"
    February 10

    A web site can be a very powerful tool: It can communicate your mission to the public. It can reach out to funders for donations. It can offer interactive features to your constituents. Creating and maintaining a web site can be simple, or extremely complicated, depending on what you want your site to do. NPower Arizona offers tips on working with your web site, whether you're just starting the planning process or are improving your current site. Bring your lunch or visit the cafe next to our office. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at NPower Arizona, 1295 West Washington, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281. These events are open and free to the community. Seating is limited, so please contact Beverly Tyson at (602) 343-6797 for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at


    Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector (NMI 105)
    February 10, 12, & 17

    Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in the nonprofit sector including lobbying, empowering staff and volunteers and tracking emerging trends. Examine ethical challenges in nonprofit leadership. The instructor is Tim Delaney. 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $150. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


    Managing Successful Community Projects
    February 11

    Make A Difference invites you to attend a specially created program designed to assist you in developing rewarding community service projects for your organization, your volunteers and the community you serve. Experienced Make A Difference staff members will lead a hands-on workshop that will give you all the tools you need to develop and implement rewarding community service projects using volunteers. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 11, 8:00am-12:00pm, Arizona Federal Credit Union, 333 N. 44th St., Phoenix. Contact Doreen Pollack, Director of Volunteer Programs at Make A Difference, at 602-973-2212 ext. 227 or to attend. For more information about Make A Difference, please visit their website at


    Realize Your Resolutions 2004!
    February 18

    It's a new year and time to start fresh! Make A Difference is hosting this free instructional session to chart your course for a more fulfilling year in 2004. Personal coach Katharine Halpin will lead participants in an analysis of their core values, their gifts, and their strengths. Learn to align your work or volunteer activities with your own gifts, in order to maximize your productivity and get even greater energy and satisfaction from your efforts. Wednesday, February 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Central Phoenix (Location TBA). Contact Katie Princic, Make A Difference, at 602-973-2212 ext. 224 or to RSVP by February 9th. For more information about Make A Difference, please visit their website at


    Nonprofit Enrichment Series - "Marketing: Connecting With Your Clients and Community"
    February 18 - West Valley Location
    February 23 - North/Central Location
    February 27 - East Valley Location

    The fourth of seven segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will:

  • Learn the steps for developing a marketing plan, including the structure and content of a useful marketing plan
  • Learn cost-effective ways to listen to and learn about your clients and community, and to translate that information into better marketing decisions
  • Learn how to measure, align, and communicate an accurate, positive, and compelling image for your organization
  • February 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Catholic Social Services - Westside Head Start, 7400 West Olive, Phoenix; or February 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Mesa United Way, 137 East University, Mesa; February 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Fee is $30 per person - pre-registration is required. For more information about the entire series, or to register, visit the Center's website at or call (480) 965-0607.


    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Budgeting for Technology"
    March 9

    You need to purchase some hardware and software, but it's not in the budget. When it's time to budget for technology, you don't know how. When the next fiscal year comes around, there is still no money budgeted for technology. Does this sound familiar? It's a cycle that many non-profits face. Learn how to properly budget for next year's technology needs today so you can prepare for the coming fiscal year. Bring your lunch or visit the cafe next to our office. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at NPower Arizona, 1295 West Washington, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281. These events are open and free to the community. Seating is limited, so please contact Beverly Tyson at (602) 343-6797 for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at


    Job Opportunities


    *New Listing* - Development Director - Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest

    This position will be responsible for managing the Development activities of a statewide, faith-based, non-profit agency in Arizona. The primary focus will be major gift solicitation, donor cultivation and endowment building. The individual will be responsible for the marketing, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts in excess of $2,500. In addition the Development Director will ensure that the remainder of the development activities are successfully completed. The position requires a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of major gift solicitation and experience in cultivating, engaging, and securing significant individual gifts. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, management, and interpersonal communication skills. Fax resume and cover letter to (520) 748-2355.


    *New Listing* - Office Assistant - Scratch & Sniff Awards

    Part-time, seasonal office assistant for non-profit serving animal welfare and pet therapy agencies. Approximately 15 hours per week now through May, days and times will vary. Flexible, detail-oriented, excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in Word and Excel. Able to maintain a check register. Own transportation. Biltmore area. Please e-mail resume to or fax to (602) 265-0779, Attention: Ernie.


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - West Valley Fine Arts Council

    West Valley Fine Arts Council seeks executive director responsible for the overall administration and management of this non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization in Phoenix, Arizona's West Valley, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations. Experience in leadership role with a nonprofit arts organization is essential. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the board of directors through its elected board chair. Join a great team! Please email resumes to WVFAC attn: L. Magoon at or mail to West Valley Fine Arts Council Search, PAB241, P.O. Box 52025, Phoenix, AZ, 85072-2025. Resumes are going to a contractor and will be completely confidential.


    *New Listing* - Director of Development and Communication, Camp Fire Greater Arizona Council

    Energetic and organized professional needed to lead the fundraising effort at a dynamic youth development organization. Proven track record in fund raising including corporate, foundation and individual gifts, event planning and execution, grant writing, grants management and donor recognition skills required. Experience with donor databases in a Windows environment is required. The Director position will require people skills and attention to organizational details and project planning. It is a "hands on" environment. Bachelor's degree and five to ten years' experience in the non-profit environment are requirements. AFP and Masters preferred. The organization delivers youth programs primarily in Maricopa and Gila Counties and at Camp Wamatochick, Camp Fire's camp in Prescott. Camp Fire Greater Arizona was established in 1924 and operates with a budget of approximately $1.5 million. Please visit our website at or the national web site at To apply send resume and salary range requirements via email ( or mail to: Camp Fire Greater Arizona Council, Attn. Vikki, 5110 N. 40th Street, Suite 107, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Deadline: February 6, 2004.


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - West Valley Child Crisis Center

    West Valley Child Crisis Center, located in Glendale, Arizona, seeking an Executive Director. Professional with demonstrated management and fund development experience. The successful candidate will possess a track record in fund-raising, program development, and sound financial management and provide hands-on management of daily operations. Experience required developing programs, interfacing with State agencies and a strong understanding of the legislative process. Crisis Center has state license for 52 children, operates on a 1.8 million dollar budget, and has 60 full-time and part-time employees. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and skills. Submit resume and a letter expressing interest as well as at least three professional references to the search committee engaged for this assignment: WVCCC Search Committee:


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - The Arizona Alliance for the Mentally Ill-NAMI Arizona

    The Arizona Alliance for the Mentally Ill-NAMI Arizona seeks an experienced, committed and energized leader to serve as Executive Director of this vital non-profit, self-help, support, and advocacy organization. With an active and highly motivated membership of more than one thousand individuals and family members in nine affiliates throughout the state, NAMI Arizona is Arizona's leading grassroots organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of people of all ages who are affected by serious mental illnesses. In addition to family memberships, NAMI Arizona is also composed of treatment partners, policy allies, and dedicated friends, advocating for sound legislation and public policies aimed at enhancing services, and for promoting research to improve treatment, save lives, and eradicate severe brain disorders.

    The Executive Director will be responsible for providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's mission of support, advocacy, research, and education of providers, professionals, and the public. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Send resume and salary history by February 20, 2004 to: Arizona Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI Arizona, 2210 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ, 85006-1604 or email


    *New Listing* - Development/Marketing Associate Position- Arizona Animal Welfare League

    Under the direction and guidance of the President and Vice President of The Arizona Animal Welfare League, this position will assume responsibility for assisting with fund development and marketing. This person will be instrumental in fulfilling the organization's goals to increase memberships, sponsorships, and public awareness of the organization, adoptions, special events and marketing strategies. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or two years professional experience in either field is required and a minimum of two years experience in either fund development or marketing is required. Benefits include paid health insurance, a group dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick time and participation in a 403(b) retirement plan. Excellent oral and written communications skills, superior customer service skills and phone etiquette are essential for this position. Exposure to the nonprofit sector, through volunteer or work experience is certainly preferred. Proven ability to manage workloads and priorities in accordance with deadlines is necessary. Computer proficiency in Microsoft programs is essential. Interested applicants please send resumes no later than Friday, January 30th, 2004. E-mail cover letter and resume to - no phone calls please.


    *New Listing* - Children's Program Consultant - Unlimited Potential

    Unlimited Potential is a grassroots non-profit agency which has operated educational programs in south Phoenix since 1986. We work closely with Head Start and other community-based agencies. Our programs include: educational programs for low-income women to help them gain English, literacy, and life skills; an early childhood program for their children (6 mo-5 years) to help them gain socialization, language, and preschool skills; social services; and workshops and family events. Three of the four people involved in this project got their GEDs and learned English within the program.

    The Children's Program Consultant will develop written lesson plans for Unlimited Potential's 36-week early childhood program and implement and assist program teachers in a continuing education plan. This is a contract position and does not include benefits. Required knowledge and skills include: Bachelor's degree in early childhood education; experience in writing lesson plans; Knowledge of course work for Child Development Associate (CDA) and Early Childhood Certificate; Fluency in Spanish or assistance of a bilingual aide to work with staff; Experience with Unlimited Potential, Head Start or other preschool programs. Salary: $950/month. Length of employment and time commitment TBD (tentatively Jan -Dec, '04; 10 hrs/wk incl. Fridays and one other morning (8-12 AM). Evaluation after 1st, 3rd, and 6th months by director. Evaluation can lead to cancellation of contract if work is unacceptable. Send resumes to: Laura Lowe Edgar, Unlimited Potential Board Chair, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union - Community Development, PO Box 2945, Phoenix, AZ 85062-2945. No calls please.


    Member Services Executive - Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.

    Responsible for development, extension and maintenance of girl and adult membership within a specific geographic area (East Valley). Position also supports training, program and fund development activities in order to meet Council and team goals. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. For more information, please contact Kristina Campbell at (602) 253-6359 (ext 1282). For a complete position description or to download an application, please visit the website at


    AmeriCorps - Make A Difference

    Make A Difference is offering a unique and exciting opportunity for individuals to gain non-profit and career experience. Made possible by a grant from our national affiliate, City Cares, we are hiring a team of 17 people to fill newly created AmeriCorps positions. We have 5 exciting positions still available:

  • John C Lincoln Health Network - Literacy Coordinator
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Case Manager
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator
  • Make A Difference - Community Programs Coordinator
  • The Salvation Army, Project Hope - Homeless Outreach Coordinator
  • See details on our website Please send resume and cover letter to: Lisa Stevenson, c/o Make A Difference, 5151 N 19th Avenue, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85015 or fax to: 602-973-9233 or email to


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