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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

December 29, 2004

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What's New

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*Save the Date*
The Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness - Social Enterprise
March 3 & 4

If maximizing revenue is a priority for your organization, you should plan to attend The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's 7th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness: March 3 - 4, 2005. The topic for this Forum is Social Enterprise: building service capacity through non-traditional approaches and strategic thinking for long-range sustainability. The Forum will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

The price to attend this conference is $125. For each organization attendee paying the full price, a board member from the same organization may attend at the discounted rate of $90.

Click Here to get more information on this years Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness.

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Just Released: The 2004 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management has recently published the 2004 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report. This 86-page report contains compensation data on 59 nonprofit positions, findings on benefits and paid time-off, and detailed salary and demographic information on executive directors and development directors.

All nonprofits that completed the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the report. Organizations and individuals that did not complete the survey can purchase the report. Click here for detailed information, sample pages, and an order form.

The latest issue of Nonprofit Research Abridged is titled "Executive Compensation in Maricopa County Nonprofit Organizations" and contains highlights from the report. Click here to view the highlight publication.

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Now Available! - Nonprofit Management Institute Spring 2005 Schedule

The Spring 2005 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: Strategic Management, Results-Oriented Program Evaluation, Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector, Press, Power & Politics, and Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization. For more information visit the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management website at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm or e-mail us at nmi@asu.edu

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Announcements

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Jerry Bisgrove Elected Board Chair at Arizona Community Foundation

Jerry Bisgrove, chairman and CEO of Stardust Companies, has been elected chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF). Bisgrove, a leading Arizona philanthropist, succeeds Robert M. (Bob) Delgado, president of Anheuser-Busch distributor Hensley & Company, as chair of one of Arizona's largest philanthropies. Bisgrove has served on the ACF board for seven years, five of them as vice chair. Jerry and Debi Bisgrove also won the Annual AFP Philanthropy Award.

“It is an honor to chair one of Arizona’s outstanding philanthropies,” Bisgrove says. “I give credit for ACF’s success to the skills, credibility and hard work of my predecessors, and I look forward to leading the Community Foundation to its next threshold of greatness.”

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is a $400 million statewide philanthropy representing 765 charitable funds. ACF helps donors connect their individual interests with community needs. For more information, visit the ACF website at www.azfoundation.org or call (602) 381-1400.

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Social Venture Partners Receives Social Capitalist Award

Social Venture Partners has received Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist Award, which identifies organizations that are using creativity, business smarts, and hard work to invent a brighter future. The Fast Company/Monitor Social Capitalist Awards is the only award program that quantitatively measures a nonprofit group’s innovation and social impact, as well as the viability and sustainability of its business model.

Social Venture Partners exists in 23 communities to increase philanthropy by educating individuals and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. The model combines partners’ financial contributions with their skills and expertise to strengthen community nonprofits.

“The Social Venture Partners model of engaged grantmaking is a win for everyone,” says John Couleur, managing partner. “The nonprofits receive not only money, but the assistance of the partners to help build a sustainable organization. The partners receive the satisfaction and confidence of knowing that their charitable dollars are being spent effectively, and the community benefits because the data shows that the engaged grantmaking model motivates people to increase their giving and involvement.”

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Arizona Grantmakers Forum hires Marissa Theisen as full-time President
& Moves to New Location

Following a national search, the Board of AGF hired Marissa Theisen to be the full-time President/CEO of AGF. Marissa had been serving as the part-time Executive Director since October 1999, and will now be able to devote all her professional energies to strengthening the organization and fostering greater philanthropy throughout the state.

Starting in January, AGF will be at a new location. 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 202.

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Tucson Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2005 Achievement Awards

Nonprofit organizations in the Tucson metropolitan area are invited to apply for the 2005 Achievement Awards, a program of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

Based on their achievements in the area of impact or innovation, twelve finalists will be selected with four recipients receiving top honors and a $5,000 cash award. Each remaining finalist will receive a $500 cash award. Awardees will be announced at a luncheon on Thursday, April 14, 2005 sponsored by Jim Click Automotive Team, Tucson Electric Power, Vance Foundation and many others.

Nonprofits and interested parties are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on Wednesday, January 19 at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway. Applications can be obtained at the workshop or by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.cfsoaz.org. For questions or to register for a workshop, call (520) 770-0800.

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Harvard Business School Club of Arizona offers Scholarship

The Harvard Business School Club of Arizona is offering a scholarship for state nonprofit leaders for the second year. The scholarship is open to senior executives of Arizona headquartered nonprofit service organizations with annual operating budgets of at least $750,000 and a minimum of 10 employees. Applicants should have primary responsibility for strategic planning, operations, and organizational development.

The scholarship is to attend the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School entitled Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, from July 18 - 24, 2005. A course description can be found online at www.hbs.edu/socialenterprise . The scholarship includes full tuition and round trip airfare. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2005. For questions on criteria and to request an application, call Craig Jensen at (480) 502-8156 or email him at azcjensen@prodigy.net.

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Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona Announces LearningPoint Training Program

The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona is excited to announce LearningPoint, an expanded training program designed to promote professionalism and excellence in volunteer and nonprofit management!

To learn more about LearningPoint, please visit the website at http://www.volunteersoaz.org/default.asp.

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The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $4.7 Million in Grants

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a total of 14 grants representing over $4.7 million this quarter and over $27 million in Maricopa County in 2004.

The Piper Trust joins the Flinn Foundation in supporting MPAC and continues the philanthropic partnership that supported the work of the Maricopa Regional Arts and Culture Task Force. The task force, chaired by Drew Brown, issued its report “Vibrant Culture/ Thriving Economy” in May. The recommendations included establishing a nonprofit to ensure that the Valley fosters a strong arts and culture sector that contributes to regional economic competitiveness.

The Trust also awarded $1 million to the Maricopa Community College District campaign to expand the Achieving a College Education (ACE) dropout prevention program. “The Trustees believe the ACE program addresses one of the most serious problems in Arizona,” said Judy Mohraz, President and CEO of the Piper Trust.

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Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Volunteer Management Training

Volunteer Management trainings are designed to provide information about starting and/or managing a volunteer program. This year, the Volunteer Center has expanded basic volunteer management trainings to include an overview (similar to the "original" Basic Volunteer Management training) and more in-depth training around volunteer recruitment, placing volunteers, orienting and training volunteers, supervising volunteers and evaluating your volunteer program.

All trainings are from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Trainings are $55 with discounts for Full and Affiliate Partners of the Volunteer Center as well as current AVACA members. The Volunteer Management training incorporates a curriculum developed by the Points of Light Foundation along with information from past Volunteer Center of Maricopa County trainings. You may sign up for the entire series or just register for specific topics. Remember, you must pre-register for all trainings! Visit http://www.volunteerphoenix.org for more information.

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Events

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Association of Fundraising Professionals Luncheon (Central Region)
January 5

Here's a chance to spend an hour with the Valley's leading experts from various organization types. Some organization types present will be the Arts, Animal Welfare, Health Care, Human Services, Hospitals, Housing, Consulting and Higher Education.

AFP monthly luncheons are the first Wednesday of every month (except in August due to the State Conference) at the Phoenix Country Club, located on the northeast corner of 7th St. and Thomas Rd. Meet and greet is 11:30-12pm with the luncheon from 12-1:30pm. This luncheon costs $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Please call (602) 241-6774, send e-mail to admin@afpaz.org, or click here to make your reservation & pay with a credit card.

The deadline is noon on Monday, January 3, 2005. Payment is due at the registration table on the day of the meeting. AFP is now accepting Visa & MC. Attendees who do not RSVP cannot be guaranteed a lunch. No Shows will be billed.

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NPower Arizona Brown Bag - PDAs, Cell Phones and Mobile Computing
January 11

PDAs, Cell Phones and Mobile Computing - Evaluating Mobile Technology Before You Buy - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and location is to be determined.

With the explosion of new technology in personal computing devices, making purchasing decisions and understanding the pros and cons of everything available on the market is more difficult than ever. This session will focus on explaining the new vocabulary and how all this stuff works to help you make the right decision about which technologies are important to your work. You can expect a discussion about the merging of functionality between PDAs and Cell Phones as well as how mobile technology works to keep you connected to your information. This presentation will explain the what, how and why you need to knows about mobile computing.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson via email at beverlyt@npoweraz.org or via telephone at (602) 343-6797.

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Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona Brownbag “Need Grants?”
January 13

If you have experience with Federal and Foundation Grants, please come share it with your colleagues. Our brown bags are an opportunity for colleagues to learn from one another.

There will be discussion with two experts with extensive experience in the nonprofit world of federal and foundation grants. Topics of discussion will focus on finding grants, the application process and tips for successful applications. Bring your questions and your cases!

Please RSVP to nprc@nonprofitnaz.org by Friday, January 7, 2005. This event is free to members and $5 for nonmembers. The brownbag will be held at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff. 11:30 am 1pm.

Speakers include: Ignacio Lopez, Programs Supervisor at Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff - Joannne H. Stucjus, Grant and Contract Administrator at Northern Arizona University. Susanna Maxwell, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, Northern Arizona University will facilitate the discussion.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (Greater Arizona Chapter) - The Buck Stops Here
January 13
February 10

Being a one-person development staff is a major balancing act. But it's also very individual. Each month, we will give you a chance to ask the questions you need answered to get your job done. Topics suggested by the participants: January 13: Motivating non-development Staff and February 10: Okay, You're Hired! Now What? There is no charge for this session! Reserve by contacting Carole Kauffman via email at ckauffman@tobyhouse.com or by calling (602) 234-3338.

The session will be held at Communities in Schools at 4520 N. Central Ave., Suite 560, Phoenix, 1:30pm - 3pm.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (Southern Arizona Chapter) - Recruiting the Best Board Members for Your Organization
January 14

AFP of Southern Arizona will be hosting their monthly meeting on January 14. Breakfast and Networking begins at 7:30 am. Session I is at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and will focus on Involving Your Board Members in Fund Development. Session II will be at 9:15 - 11:30 am and will focus on Recruiting the Best Board Members for Your Organization.

Board members attending with an AFP member will pay the AFP member price. So register your board today!

Simone Joyaux will be the guest speaker for this meeting. Joyaux provides consulting services in fund development, board and organizational development, and strategic planning to diverse organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere. She has presented in Mexico, Australia, and at the international fundraising congress in The Netherlands. Simone is a faculty member for the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Development at Saint Mary's University, Minnesota. Her well-regarded book Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last, is in its second, expanded edition.

For RSVP information please contact Nicola Hartmann at nhartmann@cfraz.org

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Nonprofit Management Institute - Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations
January 18, 20, & 25

This class offers the opportunity to explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment. Study how to utilize agenda setting, strategic planning, strategy implementation and management of strategic change. Classes are scheduled for 5:30pm 9pm, and cost is $165.00

The instructor, Lance Decker, received an M.P.A. from Ohio State and is with L.L. Decker and Associates, Inc. He is a faculty associate at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs. He was formerly a strategic planner for the City of Phoenix.

To learn more about this class or to register please click here.

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The Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) Luncheon
January 19

Please join ONE at their annual 'January Kick-Off' Luncheon. This is probably one of the most important meetings of the year because ONE is focusing on you, the members. Just like last year an annual survey will be distributed, and this will be your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Join a roundtable and discuss your ideas. Each table will have an interactive dialogue focusing on either a specific committee or membership benefits and goals.

Check In is from 11:30 to 12 noon and lunch and program will be from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. Cost is $25 for ONE Members and $40 for non-members. Click here for registration & more information.

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Help 4 NonProfits (Tucson) - Building & Sustaining Programs in Tough Economic Times
January 19

The Help 4 NonProfits Sustainability Seminar is coming to Tucson! If you're worried about money in the short term, you cannot begin to aim at community impact for the long term. The Community-Driven Sustainability Model is a whole new way of grounding organizational sustainability in the reason your organization exists - improving the quality of life in your community. This one-day intensive session will show you how long term sustainability can move beyond your bank account, spreading into all levels of the organization, and on towards community impact. Session presenters Hildy Gottlieb and Dimitri Petropolis (Help 4 NonProfits & Tribes) pioneered this model out of frustration with nonprofits' ongoing struggle for dollars. Seating is limited.

Online registration at http://www.help4nonprofits.com/Workshops/ToughEconomicTimes.htm. If you have any questions or comments please contact hildy@help4nonprofits.com or call (520) 321-4433 x 201.

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Make A Difference How to be a Great Nonprofit Board Member
January 20

What's the difference between a good board member and a GREAT board member?

How can you be sure that you are an asset to the board that you currently serve on, or one that you've been thinking of joining? Serving as a board member is one of the most challenging and rewarding of volunteer activities. Whether you’re already on a board or thinking about joining your first, this dynamic workshop led by a panel of experts from the private and nonprofit sectors will provide you with valuable information, tools and advice to enhance your experience and ensure that you can be a GREAT board member.

This session is FREE of charge and open to the public. This session will be held at the Boys & Girls Club Metro Phoenix, 2645 N. 24th St, Phoenix, 5:00pm-7:00pm. RSVP to katie@makeadifference.org or (602) 973-2212 ext. 224 with your Name, Organization/Title, Phone, and Email by January 14, 2005.

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Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
Marketing: Connecting With Your Clients and Community
January 19 - Kids At Hope
January 21 - Mesa United Way
January 24 - The Flinn Foundation

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. This video lecture provides an inexpensive learning opportunity from a seasoned professional.

Video Presenter: Karen F.A. Fox, Associate Professor of Marketing, Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA

Dr. Fox teaches courses in marketing management, services marketing, and international marketing. Her research interests include social marketing and overseas economic social development, marketing for educational institutions, and intellectual capital. Her book, Strategic Marketing for Educational Institutions, builds on her combined background in education and marketing.

To learn more about this class or to register please click here.

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Nonprofit Management Institute 108 - Results-Oriented Program Evaluation
January 27, February 1 & 3

How do nonprofit organizations measure outcomes?

This class will teach you how to set-up and implement a program evaluation system so that you can learn what your results are and have that useful information. B. J. Tatro, the instructor for this course, received a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, and owns B.J. Tatro Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in planning, evaluation and group process. This is a three-day course that will be held evenings: 5:30pm 9pm. Class cost is $165.

To learn more about this class or to register please click here.

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Jewish Community Foundation & Planned Giving Round Table
New Ways to use the Internet for Fundraising
January 27

Jewish Community Foundation and Planned Giving Round Table present New Ways to use the Internet for Fundraising The ePhilanthropy Internet Strategies eTour.

Guest Speakers include Nancy Johnson, Senior Vice President of Target America; Chris Krackeler, Vice President of Business Development, and Brandon Fix, Director of Sales/Higher Education & United Way of Kintera. Topics of discussion will be Where Technology & Philanthropy Meet, Bring in the Dollars by Building Community, and Planned Giving Knowledge Management.

Cost is $75 for the 4-hour training session only, $99 for the training session and book “Fundraising on the Internet”. A $25 gift certificate towards any ePhilanthropy Foundation online e-learning course is included with the cost of either registration.

To register online visit http://www.ephilanthropy.org/etour . To register by phone, call (877) 536-1245. To register by fax, please download the form from the website and fax it to (202) 478-0910. For more information, contact the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix at 480.699.1717.

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Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* President & CEO - Arthritis Foundation
Greater Southwest Chapter

The Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation seeks a forward-thinking executive with strong operational and management skills and a proven development background to provide leadership and direction. This opportunity is for a seasoned professional who possesses diversified fundraising skills to build on the financial and organizational strengths of the Chapter. Major development priorities include corporate relations, annual giving, and special events.

Success in this position requires demonstrated experience in building programs and partnerships, cultivating and soliciting major gifts as well as experience in fiscal management, budget development, volunteer recruitment and strategic planning. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to recruit and work with top-level corporate and community leaders and to lead and motivate staff teams. A Master’s degree is preferable. A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years’ related experience is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications a must. Competitive salary and benefits.

The Chapter office is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Its territory includes the states of Arizona, New Mexico and the city of El Paso, Texas. Staff are located in Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso.

To apply, send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume by e-mail to chapterresumes@arthritis.org.

Please reference job code G. Southwest Chapter 04 and your full name in the subject line when applying. Responses will be sent only to candidates selected for further consideration. EOE.

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*New Listing* Special Events & Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Phoenix Affiliate)

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience coordinating and implementing small and large special events (including small donor events to overseeing the annual Race for the Cure), working with corporations to develop sponsorship opportunities, managing large numbers of volunteers, preparing and adhering event budgets, and working with donor database management software. Candidate needs to have the ability to multi-task in a small office setting, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. A Bachelors degree and 5 years event and/or development experience preferred. Submit resumes including salary requirements to kkolar@komenphx.org or fax to (602) 544-3366 by January 15th.

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*New Listing* Campaign Director - Arizona for Health Care

The Campaign Director will be responsible to reach out to voters, community groups and union members throughout the state to take action for quality, affordable health care. Qualified candidates will need to have program and/or campaign management skills in political, union and/or community organizing. Applicants must have a passion for justice, a willingness to learn, a sense of responsibility and discipline; Broad vision that encompasses base-building, coalition-building, public policy, communications, and collective action; Strategic skills in designing an implementing campaign strategies a must; Prior organizing or campaign experience is essential; health care experience a plus; Skill in staff supervision (staff of 2-3 organizers); Voter outreach, campaign communications, press outreach skills are important; Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends; Must have a valid driver's license and dependable car with insurance (car allowance provided).

Please send a resume, cover letter and list of references to: Julia Greene at Arizona for Health Care, 1802 E. Thomas Rd. Ste 12, Phoenix, AZ 85015. You can also email information to julia@imahealthcarevoter.org. Fax: (602) 266-0449 Phone: (602) 418-8283

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*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Chapter, a nonprofit organization, is seeking a part-time administrative assistant for a long-term temporary assignment. Ideal candidate for this position (approximately 35 hours a week) should have a high degree of initiative, be a motivated self-starter, able to adapt to a changing environment, strong writing skills and strong verbal skills. Must be detail-oriented, organized, flexible and a team player. Candidate should possess good analytical and problem-solving skills. Exposure to sensitive information will necessitate the use of tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment. Must be able to meet deadlines, re-evaluate priorities, and interact with all levels of personnel and volunteers.

This position requires at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required; knowledge of or ability to learn GiftMaker Pro.

Consultant fee is $13-$16/hour based on experience and salary history. The Arizona Chapter office is located in the North Phoenix/Deer Valley area; minimum weekend and evening work is required around special events; candidate must have reliable transportation and a background check is required to be offered this assignment. Send your resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@drugfree.org. No calls, please.

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*New Listing* Citizen Action AmeriCorps Program - Make a Difference

Make A Difference is currently recruiting members for our Citizen Action AmeriCorps Program to begin January 4th, 2005. This program places corps members in the natural role of leader in the community to help nonprofits accomplish more and make more effective use of volunteers. AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to building a better future for the communities they serve. Since 1994, more than 250,000 men and women have served in AmeriCorps nationally, providing needed assistance to millions of Americans. Currently, AmeriCorps engages more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs.

To see what positions are available, please visit http://www.makeadifference.org/AboutUs/index.php/jobs.html

These are full time, 10-12 month positions. The program begins in January 2005. 35-40+ hours per week. Schedules will vary per position. Evening & weekends are required as needed. A living allowance of $12,000 is distributed in equal installments every two weeks during the term. You also receive basic health insurance, loan forbearance for federal student loans, a $4,725 educational award upon completion of your service term (a minimum of 1700 hours is required) and childcare assistance (available for those who qualify).

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*New Listing* Manager of Corporate and Donor Relations Arizona Humane Society

Make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals! The Manager of Corporate and Donor Relations is an integral part of our management team and reports directly to the VP of Development. Responsibilities include drafting and coordinating solicitations for corporate sustaining gifts as well as event sponsorships , coordinating recognition for all charitable gifts, and managing and continuing to develop existing cause-related marketing programs and product relationships. Job requirements include a 4-year degree in business or related area , 3 to 5 years related experience in fundraising or the corporate sector, a proven track record of cultivating, building and managing successful corporate relations in marketing, sales or business development, and proficiency with database software, preferably Raiser's Edge. Additional information on this position and the Arizona Humane Society can be found by visiting our website at www.azhumane.org. Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume and detailed salary history to: Human Resources, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041. EOE

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*New Listings* *Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Cultural Council

Donor Records Coordinator

Scottsdale Cultural Council has an immediate opening for a Donor Records Coordinator to support the development department by performing a variety of duties such as data entry of deposits and contributions; generating reports; and coordinating development recognition efforts. The Donor Records Coordinator coordinates membership renewal, invoicing, gift acknowledgments and other mailings; works with volunteer committee members and assists with special projects. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, word processing, and spreadsheet and advanced proficiency in data base management. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be familiar with office equipment. Ability to handle multiple tasks, type 50 wpm and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. High school diploma, community college degree or equivalent. Two years of related experience. Raiser's Edge experience a plus. EOE

Communications Assistant

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a full-time Communications Assistant to support the organization's administration and communications department, maintaining department files, maintaining the web site, mailings lists and other projects. Coordinates and arranges meetings, confirms attendance with invitees, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities for meetings, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings. This person will also assist with material mailings, database updates, copying, labeling, sorting and delivery to post office. Reception desk coverage as needed. AA Degree from an accredited Community College or graduation from an accredited secretarial school and/or minimum three years of experience or a combination of education and experience preferred. EOE

Membership Manager

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Membership Manager to manage the membership program and staff. Meet/exceed membership budget income projections for new and renewal memberships. Create, develop, market, solicit, and implement membership acquisition and renewal programs. Ensure high quality records and customer service for existing and potential members. Four year college degree in a related field plus min. three years development department experience, training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Data Entry Clerk - Membership

The Scottsdale Cultural Council has an immediate opening for a Data Entry Clerk-Membership to support the development department by performing data entry of deposits and contributions; generating reports; and coordinating development recognition efforts. High school diploma or equivalent. Performs duties such as logging daily deposits, entering contributions and maintaining donor records utilizing the database program. Producing reports, invoices, acknowledgments and donor recognition lists. Assists in preparation and implementation of departmental mailings, Membership renewal reminders, pledge payment reminders, membership cards, thank you letters, invoices, and gift acknowledgments. When appropriate, provides clerical assistance to the Development Department Two years of related experience. If you have previous experience in data entry, a HS diploma (GED), work well in a team environment, posses exceptional customer service, communication & interpersonal skills, join us in our fast-paced arts environment. Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus. EOE

For all positions please send your cover letter and resume to: Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Fax: 480-874-4699 E-mail: resumes@sccarts.org

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*New Listing* Marketing & Development Administrative Assistant
Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Special Olympics Arizona, part of the largest sports organization in the world, seeks an Administrative Assistant to support the Marketing and Development departments. This position is responsible for initiating and coordinating clerical and secretarial functions for donor and media relations, special events and promotions, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The ideal candidate for this full-time position should have a high degree of initiative, be a motivated self-starter , have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented with an ability to manage multiple priorities, be flexible and a team player. A minimum of three year’s assistant or related experience is required. Candidates must have effective verbal and written communications skills and be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel ACCESS, PowerPoint with Raiser’s Edge software experience a plus. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsarizona.org. Send letter/resume and salary expectations to Special Olympics Arizona, 3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or send it via email to trudyk@soaz.org.

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*New Listing* Annual Giving Manager - American Red Cross

The American Red Cross seeks an Annual Giving Manager for actively managing the annual giving program for the chapter. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, a minimum of three years experience in a not-for-profit organization with demonstrated success in a broad range of development activities; expertise in annual giving fundraising and knowledge of fundraising techniques with particular expertise in individual donor solicitation and stewardship, direct mail programs and e-giving; successful experience in cultivating and soliciting individual and corporate gifts; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of Microsoft programs; Raiser's Edge software skills preferred. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume with cover letter to American Red Cross, Attn: Human Resources, 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. Or you may email your resume with cover letter to hr@arizonaredcross.org . This position is open until filled.

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*New Listing* Early Learning Connections Project Coordinator (Phoenix) Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW)

VSUW has an open position reporting to the Success By Six Director. The person in this position is a member of the Community Initiatives department and is responsible for providing management and coordination of the Early Learning Connections Project (ELCP), a collaborative project that utilizes a community mobilization model to enhance and expand access to voluntary early learning programs to produce sustained gains in early learning. Note: This position is in place because of a 17 month grant. VSUW and its partners are committed to identifying and obtaining other funding where possible to sustain the future of this project.

Primary responsibilities will be to lead and monitor the implementation of the Early Learning Connections Project, facilitate and manage the Phoenix Advisory Council on Early Childhood, participate in all community mobilization activities within each district serving as liaison between the project, the Phoenix Advisory Council and local communities. Continue to build connections with the Success By 6 Partnership by raising awareness and adding new players to the “You’re It” campaign, work collaboratively with the Success By 6 Partnership and the City of Phoenix Human Services Department, ensure full compliance with all contracts related to Success By 6, ensure that a focus is kept on the following five priority areas as identified by the Phoenix Advisory Council: community mobilization; school transition/early literacy; community education/public awareness; parent education and support; provider training/quality improvement.

Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter and resume to Vice President, Human Resources in one of the following ways: Fax: 602.776.3303, email: staffing@vsuw.org or mail to 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. VSUW is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a great benefits package and working environment. For more information on our organization, please visit www.vsuw.org.

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*New Listing* City of Hope Assistant

This position is responsible for database maintenance, event mailings, meeting coordination and attendance, and volunteer support. This position is also responsible for assisting with office support functions, phones, supplies, processing invoices and bills and interfacing with office equipment and vendors. Candidate must be experienced with Word, Excel, Outlook, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a non-exempt position, 40 hours with full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and 401K). This position also includes paid holidays and one week vacation. Please contact us via phone to set up interview and or send us your email with cover letter to jjepson@coh.org. If you’re mailing information, please send it to Jan E. Jepson at City of Hope, 6245 N. 24th Pkwy., Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85016. If there are any questions please call (602) 340-8925.

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*New Listing* Boys Hope Girls Hope Program Director

Program Director needed for local affiliate of a national private, educational/residential program serving non-delinquent, at-risk youth with academic potential, ages 12 18. Program Director is responsible for the overall management and program enhancement of two residential homes in North Central Phoenix. Responsibilities include: program development, general case management, staff training, supervision and support, crisis management and community networking. Candidates must possess excellent relationship and organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Competitive salary range depending on education and work experience. Send resume and salary history to Director of Children’s Services, Boys Hope Girls Hope 12120 Bridgeton Square Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044

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*New Listing* Nonprofit Bookkeeper Needed (Phoenix)

This position is for a downtown Phoenix office. Salary Range $30,000+ depending on experience and qualifications. Responsibilities include: A/R and A/P, processing payments & deposits, preparation of monthly financial statements. Administrative assistance as needed. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills & computer skills. QuickBooks, & Access & Excel and Microsoft Office. Please send resume to nonprofit@cox.net.

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Director of Community Outreach
Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Responsible for managing volunteer relationships and the organization's marketing and public relations initiatives. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's and at least three year's experience in volunteer management or marketing/public relations. A complete position description is available at www.makeadifference.org. This is a full-time position with a strong benefits package. Please send resumes to Make A Difference 5151 N. 19th Avenue, Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Attn: Rhonda or email rhonda@makeadifference.org.

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Outreach Coordinator - New Life Center

One of the state's largest shelters for women and children leaving domestic violence situations has an opening for an experienced Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator supports the mission of New Life Center by marketing, creating, and facilitating group meetings for victims of domestic violence in the West Valley. Additionally, the Coordinator may facilitate group meetings at the Center, and will occasionally provide advocacy services to residents of the Center, as well as perform other duties as needed. The Outreach Coordinator will create and provide training sessions on domestic violence to community groups and agencies on the topic of domestic violence, and organize and distribute materials on domestic violence.

Skills & Requirements: Experience in community outreach, group facilitation , and providing advocacy. Must be 21 years of age or older. Knowledgeable in the area of domestic violence. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social work, counseling, or closely related field a plus. Bilingual preferred. E-mail resume and cover letter to dmeadows@newlifectr.org or fax to D. Meadows 623-536-1147

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Development Director - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County

This position is responsible for executing the organization's development plan including grant writing, corporate sponsorships, relationship building, and stewardship of donors. The Development Director works closely with the CEO and the board fund development committee to ensure that financial goals are being met. Minimum 3 years experience. Proven grant writing and corporate sponsorship success required. Team player and ability to ensure others complete assignments. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Familiarity with Matchmaker or other fundraising database system a plus. Salary DOE plus benefits. EOE. For full job description visit www.volunteerphoenix.org. Resume review will begin December 14. Fax resume to (602) 264-9555, email hr@volunteerphoenix.org, or mail to Volunteer Center, 722 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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Executive Director (Part-Time) - Phoenix Developing Families Center

PDFC is a dynamic, evolving organization with plans to build a community birthing center in South Phoenix. In the first two years, our innovative program has generated amazing success with prematurity prevention and significantly reduced rates of premature birth for women most at risk. PDFC is seeking a part-time (.5 FTE) executive director with a passion for making a difference in the lives of families in South Phoenix. We need a professional ED with skills and vision to guide the organization to the next level of community effectiveness.

The ED has ultimate responsibility for organizational operations and implementation of programs and policies, develops the annual budget, recruits, supervises and evaluates administrative staff. The ED works closely with Clinical Director in program development, community outreach and community relations. Candidates should have successful experience in fundraising and grant writing, excellence in communication skills and effectiveness in working with a community board of directors. Please mail current resume to: Phoenix Developing Families Center 303 E. Baseline, Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85042.

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Development Manager - Ballet Arizona

This position is responsible for conducting detailed research relating to prospective donors; writing grant proposals to national corporate, foundation and local government entities; administer the planned giving program; responsible for creating and executing direct mail solicitations. Skills required: Microsoft Office; desktop publishing; Razor's Edge preferred; minimum two years development experience. Please send resume to Ballet Arizona 3645 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85018, Attention Development.

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Coordinator of Volunteer Services - West Valley Child Crisis Center

WVCCC is a home away from Home. We provide temporary shelter and supervision for children ages birth-eleven who are victims of, or at risk of, abuse, neglect or abandonment, in a safe, nurturing, homelike environment staffed by quality care providers.

Our Coordinator of Volunteer Services develops and manages community volunteer opportunities which serve the Center's mission and provides information regarding volunteer issues. The successful candidate will develop Volunteer Program goals and objectives, provide needs assessments and respond to requests for volunteers, develop volunteer leadership and provides full-time and part-time opportunities for volunteers to coordinate other volunteers, as well as create volunteer marketing materials, and assist with a quarterly newsletter and information handbook.

Bachelors Degree and three years experience in a non-profit fundraising environment is required. Three years direct working experience with volunteer coordination, event management, marketing and managing a myriad of varied tasks types simultaneously. The ability to establish priorities, set goals, develop timelines, schedule tasks, and manage volunteers to meet the needs of the organization is critical. Ability to manage and motivate others to meet deadlines and perform at the desired levels; a positive attitude, personal initiative, action oriented, conscientious, honest and dependable team player and good listener.

Fingerprinting and drug screening test required. For immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to the Director of Human Resources at jobs@wvccc.org or fax to (623) 355-3556. EOE

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YWCA Haven House (Multiple Listings)

Career Guidance Specialist

A dormitory style Phoenix Transitional Shelter for women with children is seeking a Career Guidance Specialist to provide a full range of career guidance services to 16 homeless women. Services include coaching in pre-employment skills such as resume building, professional telephone etiquette and interviewing techniques; maintaining a current “Jobs Leads” notebook; providing post employment coaching on topics such as “How to Keep a Job”; transporting women to Job Fairs; conducting assessments and introducing them to education and training programs; offering referral and coordination of services with educational programs; providing individual tutoring instruction and conducting individual and group “Computer Basics” training. 20 hours per week. Schedule must be flexible to fit clients’ needs. Master’s degree in social work or counseling preferred, experience is required. Fax cover letter and resume to Margaret at 602-258-9116 or e-mail to ywca.m.reiber@fastq.com

House Manager

The YWCA Haven House is looking for a House Manager, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Haven House is a transitional shelter for 16 homeless mothers and their children. The House Manager is responsible for ensuring a safe, secure environment, and for providing a positive role model for the families. Duties include enforcing program rules, conducting orientation of new residents, preparing rooms for occupancy, conducting room inspections, providing instruction/checking completion of assigned daily chores, and maintaining the daily log of activities on the floor during the shift. A high school diploma, computer knowledge and a minimum of two years experience are required; a college degree is preferred. The full-time position includes paid benefits. Fax cover letter and resume to Margaret at 602-258-9116 or e-mail to ywca.m.reiber@fastq.com.

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Executive Director - The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA

The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA (ICA) is seeking a dynamic individual who possesses visionary leadership qualities to serve as Executive Director. The ICA USA is a 30 year old global social change nonprofit organization closely aligned with ICAs in 24 other countries. The ICA USA operates with 3 national program teams and an administrative team with offices in Chicago, Phoenix and Washington D.C. ICA teaches and utilizes participatory methods of problem solving and planning that builds ownership in creating community and organizational change. The distinctive purpose is to equip, inspire and support individuals, organizations and communities to create an inclusive, just and sustainable culture.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide direction and leadership to achieve ICA's philosophy, mission and strategic plan, will develop & implement a marketing and public relations program, and will provide guidance and support to teams to ensure innovation and new approaches while building an organization of continuous change, renewal and responsiveness. Candidate will have highly developed skills in finance assuring sound administrative policies and fiscal management activities including budget control and cost analyses, a proven ability to expand and diversify contacts and networks for the benefit of the organization, and a history of successful fundraising, including donor cultivation.

The Executive Director will serve the organization from offices in Chicago and Phoenix. Masters degree, 8-10 years nonprofit experience, including 5 years of senior management or equivalent education and/or experience. Salary: $55,000 - $63,500 plus benefits. Send letter, resume & salary history by 1/15/2005 to execsearch@ica-usa.org or by fax to 602-954-0563. Visit http://www.ica-usa.org/org/orgwork.html for further information. EOE

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