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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

March 16, 2004

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Arizona Community Foundation Announces Grants to Build Nonprofit Organizations

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) announces the availability of Capacity-Building Grants to strengthen nonprofit organizations across the state the Arizona. Small, one-time grants up to $7,000 per organization will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in Arizona to improve their capacities to serve their communities. The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is a statewide philanthropy with 11 affiliates which matches donors interests with community needs. Established in 1978, ACF has an endowment of more than $354 million, and in 2003 it awarded $16.6 million in grants to other nonprofit organizations. Areas of interest focus on children, youth and families, education, intergenerational programs, community development, arts and culture; and the environment. To be considered each applicant nonprofit organization must complete an organization profile on ACF's website at Deadline for application: Friday April 9, 2004 at 5:00 pm . For more information, visit the Grants Applications section on ACF's website or contact ACF's Programs Department at (602) 381-1400 or 1 (800) 222-8221. The grant review process will take place in May with final notification in early June.


JUST GRANTS! Arizona Unveils New and Improved "Guide to Grants Online"

For the past several months, the JUST GRANTS! Arizona team has been working to bring a new look, a new level of information, and a whole new search power to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online. The new, redesigned Guide Online -- features more sample grants, a searchable grants database, expanded financial information, and more powerful search options Here are just a few of the new features offered in the new Guide Online:

  • More NEW Funder Profiles: Search detailed profiles of nearly 1,800 corporations and foundations with grantmaking ties to Arizona -- including more than 300 added since January.
  • NEW Grant Awards Listing: Check out our all-new, separate database of thousands of grants awarded recently in Arizona -- easily searchable by funder, recipient, city or purpose of grant.
  • NEW Trustees & Directors Listings: A new pop-up window displays the names and affiliations of foundation trustees, directors or board members -- the "who's who" of grantmaking in Arizona.
  • NEW, Powerful Criteria Search: In addition to the traditional keyword search, the new Guide Online offers an easy-to-use criteria search that lets you select from 10 areas of funding interest, 11 target groups and 19 types of grants offered.
  • NEW Saved Searches: Like the results you've gotten from a specific search? Now you can "save" the search and retrieve the results any time you want, in seconds.
  • NEW Information Fields: Guide Online profiles now include the grantmaker's assets, core funding priorities, and preferred lifecycle stages -- as well as unlimited sample grants.
  • NEW Recurring Deadlines: Our popular "Pending Deadlines" link now lists not only those upcoming deadlines specific to 2004, but also those that recur from year to year -- more than tripling the typical number of deadlines listed.
  • To test-drive the free, full-featured Guide Online demo – visit the JUST GRANTS! Arizona website at:




    NPower Arizona offers Technology Training for Nonprofits

    NPower Arizona's technology training classes are designed to address the specific technology needs of nonprofits in the Phoenix area. Courses are offered at a variety of locations and cover key topics identified by local nonprofits as critical needs. The wide range of topics include: "Beginning" and "Advanced Computer Skills for the Nonprofit Professional", "Improving Your Presentations", and "Email and Calendar Basics". For more information or to register for a class, please visit the NPower Arizona website at


    Practitioner in Residence Fellowship Available

    The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management seeks qualified candidates for the Practitioner in Residence (P.I.R.) Fellowship. The P.I.R. Fellowship involves the appointment of an outstanding and proven senior level volunteer or executive with nonprofit sector experience who becomes involved in work of the Center during the academic year. The P.I.R. provides a practitioner perspective as decisions are made and activities of the Center evolve.

    The P.I.R. involves an annual appointment from September 1 through May 31 each year. A minimum of one day a week service is considered on behalf of the Center (approximately 8 - 10 hours per week). A selection committee will review nominations and applications during the Spring semester and make its recommendation to the Center Director by June 30, 2004. A full job description, requirements, and application procedures are posted at our website at Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2004.


    Funding Available for East Valley Children's Programs

    The Tribune is pleased to open the RFP process for their 1st Annual Our Children Matter holiday fundraising campaign. Any agency serving East Valley children is welcome to apply. Applications can be downloaded from Mesa United Way's website at A link is available on the home page. Mesa United Way is acting as fiscal agent for this campaign. If you have additional questions, you can email Coleen Niemann at The deadline is March 26th at 4:00 pm.


    Highlight on the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

    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.

    The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide is an online resource provided by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University. The guide offers "Preferred Practices and Pitfalls," "Glossaries, Resources, Trends" and "Web Site Profiles" within ten topic areas, including:

  • Accountability and Evaluation
  • Advocacy
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Foundations and Grantmaking
  • Fundraising and Financial Sustainability
  • Governance
  • Management and Leadership
  • Staff Development and Organizational Capacity
  • Technology
  • Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide contains a wealth on nonprofit management information and it available at



    ONE Luncheon Program - "How Can You Effectively Brand Your Organization?"
    March 17

    Do you want to effectively communicate your message, establish relationships with the media, and win publicity or attention for your special events? The featured speaker, Abbie Fink, VP/General Manager of HMA Public Relations, will shares tips on how to successfully brand your organization. Sponsored by Mutual of America. 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 -


    "Third Thursday" 501 Tech Club Meeting
    March 18th

    Come to meet other nonprofit technology professionals in a relaxed, social environment. If you want to share your recent successes, utilize our network for your technology questions, or just come to meet others. Please continue to strengthen our network of nonprofit technology professionals by contributing information to the group, and by inviting others to the list or meetings if you think they would benefit. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Monastery, 4114 E. 28th Street If you have any questions about the Phoenix 501 Tech Club or want to join the list-serv, visit or email


    Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 112)
    March 18, 23, & 25

    The Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, offers fifteen noncredit courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually or as part of a comprehensive professional development certificate program. In this course, participants will learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as improve skills in written and oral communications. Students will also begin the development of a marketing plan for your own organization. The instructor is Stephanie Nowack. 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 -


    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Your Technology Inventory"
    March 23

    Need to get a handle on your hardware and software? NPower Arizona will help you create a technology inventory using both web-based tools and on-site records. Bring your lunch or visit the cafe in our building. 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 or for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at


    "Take Your Nonprofit to the Next Level in 2004"
    March 26

    This complimentary seminar on technology and planned giving strategies is presented by CharityFinders, RBC Dain Rauscher and TB Consulting. 2003 was a very tough year for many in the nonprofit world and fundraisers in general. Learn what to do in 2004 to make this year more productive. Liz Kaplan of CharityFinders, Adam Brooks, CFP and Lee Eisinberg of the Brooks-Eisinberg Investment Group of RBC Dain Rauscher and Marcus Sipolt owner of TB Consulting will share some successful strategies that are working with many nonprofits. As we are all asked to work harder, do more with less and be more efficient, how can you use the best practices of successful nonprofits to help your organization? Friday, March 26, 2004 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Step One Center at 3343 North Windsong - Prescott. Seating is limited - please RSVP to Liz Kaplan at or (480) 657-7098 by March 19, 2004.


    Program on Major Gifts and Planned Giving
    March 31

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to announce a program on major gifts and planned giving. The recent Association of Fundraising Professionals membership survey reflected substantial interest in learning more about major gifts. Based on this feedback, AFP, in conjunction with the Planned Giving Roundtable and their Leave a Legacy initiative, has created a curriculum to assist nonprofit professionals in creating and operating a successful Major and Planned Gifts program. The curriculum, which will be presented through a series of meetings, will cover Planning Issues, Prospecting, Cultivation, and Solicitation Techniques, as well as Stewardship Issues.

    The March 31, 2004 brown bag meeting will be led by Andy Kramer, the Senior Vice President for Major and Planned Gifts for the Valley of the Sun United Way. Andy heads up the Alexis de Tocqueville and Leadership Giving Societies, as well as the Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation and Planned Giving. Andy is responsible for growing the number of donors in these Societies as well as increasing the amount of money raised toward the annual campaign. This meeting will focus on the nuts and bolts of establishing a Major Gifts and Planned Giving program and provide valuable information for those involved in the initial stages of planning or developing a major gifts and planned giving program. 12:00 pm on March 31, 2004 at the Flinn Foundation - located in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 802 N. Central Ave. To RSVP, please e-mail Amy Locklear at or Karen Ramsey at


    8th Annual Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council - Workshop & Awards Luncheon
    April 1

    Featuring Naomi Griffith MA, MSW who will present the keynote address: "The State of the Heart: Challenges of Teaching and Nurturing the 'Whole Child'". Morning workshop with Ms. Griffith on "The Unkindest Cut: Understanding Emotional Abuse" and afternoon workshop and networking on "School Bullying Prevention". Awards to be presented are the Cherish the Children Awards and the School Achievement Awards for Bully Prevention. Cost: $30: All day (luncheon and either or both workshops) - $20 for the luncheon only or one workshop only. 8:00 am - 3:45 pm at the Glendale Civic Center. Register on-line at or call (480) 727-2772 for information.


    Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
    April 2 & 3

    The Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, offers fifteen noncredit courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually or as part of a comprehensive professional development certificate program. This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management. The instructors are Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna and Rob Leslie. Required Text: "The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards." 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 -


    Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110)
    April 12, 15, & 20

    The Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, offers fifteen noncredit courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually or as part of a comprehensive professional development certificate program. This course will address the question: What are the basic laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations? Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization. Learn the legal principles and research methods as well as legal, regulatory and policy issues facing contemporary nonprofit organizations. The required course materials will be provided the first day of class. The instructor is Daniel Ortega. 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $150 plus a $35 material fee. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "What is GIS? Mapping and Nonprofits"
    April 13

    One of the newest technology developments is the availability of powerful yet affordable technology to combine data with maps of your community to create effective visual presentations of your impact in the community. GIS - geographic information systems - can be useful tools for nonprofits to analyze their clients and communities and make a better case for support. See a demonstration of GIS and learn how NPower Arizona can help you get access to this tool. Bring your lunch or visit the cafe in our building. 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 or for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at


    Nonprofit Enrichment Series - "Social Entrepreneurship: Financially Empowering Your Organization"
    April 19 - North/Central Location
    April 21 - West Valley Location
    April 23 - East Valley Location

    The sixth 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:

  • To understand why nonprofits are aggressively adopting entrepreneurial strategies (the historical context, the long term goals, the basic principles)
  • To become familiar with the critical success factors identified by the pioneers in the field
  • To become familiar with "The ESP GridŽ," a strategic planning tool that enables nonprofits to simultaneously sort through everything they do from both a social purpose and an earned income perspective
  • April 19th, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 North Central Avenue, Phoenix; April 21st, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Catholic Social Services, Westside Head Start, 7400 W. Olive, Phoenix, AZ; April 23rd, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Mesa United Way, 137 East University, Mesa. 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. Online registration is now available.


    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Getting Your Board on Board"
    May 11

    The total value of technology considers not only the cost of technology, but also the complete positive organizational impact technology can have on your ability to serve clients and the community. Hear tips on convincing leadership to fund and support your technology plans. Bring your lunch or visit the cafe in our building. 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 or for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at


    Job Opportunities


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - St. Luke's Home

    St. Luke's Home is recruiting for an Executive Director. Position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of a 64 unit assisted living facility licensed at the supervisory level, duties include staff supervision, budget preparation and monitoring, long and short range planning and board development. Position requires a bachelor's degree and five years experience related to job duties with strong written and verbal communication skills. Qualified applicants must be computer literate and have or be able to obtain an Assisted Living Facility Manager's License. Qualified applicants should send their resume to Mary Greene, St. Luke's Home, 615 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85705.


    *New Listing* - Education Coordinator--West Valley Fine Arts Council

    Vibrant, growing arts organization seeks dedicated Education Coordinator. The West Valley Fine Arts Council seeks an Education Coordinator to develop and implement its education programs including Gallery 37, Arts Academy, Arts Advantage and Generation Link. The successful applicant will have a four-year degree preferably in the arts or education and a professional arts/education background. Experience in teaching, planning and implementing educational initiatives and partnerships, particularly in the arts education field, is essential. Only applicants with excellent communication skills, budget management experience, and a positive, professional attitude need apply. This position reports directly to the Programs Manager. Some evening and weekend work will be involved. For more information about the organization please visit Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Bernadette Mills, Programs Manager, West Valley Fine Arts Council, P.O. Box 754, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 or by fax to (623) 935-4327. The closing date for resumes is 5:00pm Thursday March 18, 2004.


    *New Listing* - CEO - Tucson Based Nonprofit

    SSA Executive Search is conducting a search for the CEO of a leading, for profit, $20 million human services organization based in Tucson. The ESOP has 700 employees throughout Arizona. The new CEO will have successful healthcare management experience in service delivery to vulnerable populations. He or she will be a collaborative leader, have strong communications skills, demonstrated financial expertise, managed operations with multiple locations, strong lobbying and regulatory experience and P & L responsibility for at least $10 million in a relevant operation.

    We will very much appreciate your suggestions regarding candidates and/or referral sources. Our goal is to identify the most outstanding people, without regard to their potential interest in the position Naturally, if you prefer, we will keep your name confidential. In turn, we will appreciate your guarding the confidentiality of our assignment. The position will be open until the end of April. Responses should be forwarded to the attention of Susan Shultz at SSA Executive Search at


    *New Listing* -Youth Development Coordinator - Communities In Schools of Arizona

    Communities In Schools of Arizona is currently taking applications for a Youth Development Coordinator to serve at a small high school learning academy in Central Phoenix. General responsibilities include program development, implementation and evaluation, resource coordination and database management. A Bachelors degree or documentation of relevant equivalent experience in education or social sciences required. The successful candidate will have a high level of energy, interpersonal and communications skills, excellent organization, training coordination and leadership skills. Preferred skills include bilingual, volunteer management and an established network in the education, social sciences and/or business community. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and transportation (including documentation of insurance) required. Salary range is low to mid-20's. Position is full time and includes benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to Communities In Schools of Arizona, at or via facsimile at (602) 252-5314. Position available immediately and open until filled.


    *New Listing* - Volunteer Manager - Volunteers for Hospice

    Volunteers for Hospice is a not for profit organization located in the northwest valley, and has been recruiting, and training volunteers for local hospices for over 25 years. The organization is currently seeking a highly motivated volunteer recruiter, trainer, and manager. Public speaking and excellent computer skills a plus. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in training and experience. A minimum of three years experience in a nonprofit organization with an emphasis volunteer recruitment, management, public speaking, and adult education. Good verbal and written communications skills. Excellent organizational abilities and a familiarity with Office 2000 is a plus. Salary in the low $30's with benefits. Fax resume to (623) 583-4399.


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - Arizona Operations - Mission of Mercy

    Mission of Mercy, Inc seeks an energetic, committed Christian able and willing to share his/her faith and integrate his/her professional knowledge and skills to lead a mission oriented, value based, Christian, volunteer centered, health care ministry to poor and vulnerable families. Mission of Mercy is looking for a seasoned and experienced professional leader with a college degree and at least five years of management and fundraising experience. Founded in 1994, Mission of Mercy is an independent nonprofit 501 (c)(3), nonsectarian community-based organization that utilizes active and retired licensed medical professionals to provide free medical services and prescription medications to the uninsured working poor, homeless and e conomically disadvantaged people of Arizona through mobile health clinics at diverse sites throughout Maricopa County. Mission of Mercy provides all medical services regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or religion. For more information go to website:

    Mission of Mercy offers a generous salary and competitive benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, disability Insurance, vacation and sick leave. Email a cover letter with resume attachment to the Mission of Mercy CEO David Liddle at or send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Search - Arizona, P.O. Box 2152, Scottsdale, AZ 85292.


    *New Listing* - Executive Director - Neighbors Who Care, Inc

    Neighbors Who Care, Inc. (NWC) is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the agency's operations. NWC is a non-profit social services agency based in Sun Lakes, Arizona. It provides Services (through the use of recruited and trained volunteers), oversees support groups and makes referrals for seniors who live in their own homes but require assistance to accomplish daily activities. These Services include: Transportation for necessities - medial appointments, personal business, groceries, etc; Minor home repairs, Dinner Delivery Service; and other assistance including Caregiver Relief. The executive director reports to a volunteer citizen Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have: Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills; Highly effective management and administrative skills; Proven abilities in grant writing and/or other fund raising activities; Experience in planning and budgeting; Very good communication skills; Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors, volunteers and clients; Experience with managing programs for fragile, homebound clientele. Minimum Education and Background will include: a Bachelors degree in Business, Communications, Gerontology, Social Services or related field; 3 to 5 years postgraduate management experience in elder care or a comparable combination of education and experience. Compensation - discussed at interview. Please submit resume, including at least 5 references to: Neighbors Who Care, PO BOX 12175, Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248. Closing date for applications is: March 31, 2004.


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