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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

March 15 , 2005

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What's New


7th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness a Success!!

More than 200 participants from all parts of the state of Arizona attended the recent 2-day Forum, held earlier this month in Phoenix, sponsored by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in partnership with Social Venture Partners, the Glendale Human Services Council and the Partnership for Community Development at ASU, West Campus. This year's Forum was sponsored by Qwest and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation who provided underwriting support for the conference.

Participants learned from national social enterprise leaders such as Andy Robinson, Bill Strickland and Kathleen Enright. A number of panels and break-out sessions provided opportunities for participants to engage in dialogue with local social entrepreneurs. Attendees learned that social entrepreneurship is the "creation of social value through the innovative application of the best of for-profit and nonprofit practices, including the diversification of income sources with earned income strategies."

As noted by one participant in a follow-up e-mail after the Forum, "I must say that the conference on social enterprise put on last week was top-notch, and the resources you provided to the attendees upon departure is of high quality and use. Many thanks to all of those who organized it and carried it out. Please keep me informed of future gatherings."

For those individuals unable to attend this year's forum, a packet of resource materials on the subject matter is available for purchase through the Center at a cost of $14.95. To order materials send your e-mail request to or call (480) 965-0607. For links to other resources as provided by the Social Enterprise Alliance, consult:

It is not too early to save the dates for the two "must attend" state-wide/regional conferences on nonprofit capacity building organized by ASU's Center to be held in 2005-2006. The 13th Annual Nonprofit Day will be held Friday, November 4, 2005. The 8th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness will be held Friday, March 3, 2006. Information about these conferences will be detailed in future issues of the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report.


Money & Mission: Managing Financial Risk in Your Organization
Scholarships Now Available!!
April 26

Presented by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in collaboration with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). Veteran nonprofit managers often say that it's only a matter of time before a nonprofit faces a theft, abrupt loss of funding, costly workers' compensation claim or other threat to its well-being and resources. Financial risk management addresses the loss waiting to happen by providing a game plan for avoiding mistakes and security gaps that can lead to an organizational crisis and integrating practical measures that lift up and protect a nonprofit's charitable, community-serving mission.

Participate in this training and learn:

  1. How a practical approach to financial risk management can help your nonprofit avoid downside risks such as theft or violation of likely new regulatory requirements based on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  2. What role your professional staff and board should play in protecting the financial assets of your nonprofit.
  3. What services and help you can and should expect from outside advisors with respect to managing financial risk.
  4. What potential implications exist for nonprofits as a result of the work of the Senate Finance Committee and the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector.
Scholarship information and registration available in early March at the Center's website at For more information, contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer at 480.965.5548 or



Update on Proposed Charity Reforms

The Independent Sector, on March 1, 2005, proposed to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee recommendations designed to strengthen charitable organization and their operations. These recommendations were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector as a result of national discussion and dialogue. "In its Interim Report, the Panel calls upon the nation's 1.3 million charities and foundations to implement a series of measures to improve their governance and financial disclosure, and it also suggests enhancing government oversight of charitable organizations through actions by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service."

To review a copy of the interim report or to learn more about the Panel, please visit their website at: To participate in a local panel discussion regarding the potential implications of these efforts, please join us at the April 26th Risk Management Seminar. See details above.


Association of Fundraising Professionals Seeking Proposals for Conference Presentations

The Association of Fundraising Professionals 2005 Arizona Statewide Conference is seeking proposals for conference presenters for the July 21 and 22, 2005 conference to be held in Tucson, Arizona at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

The Conference Theme is "Secrets of Success: Realizing Your Potential." Conference topics include Fundamentals of Fundraising; Strategic Maneuvers; Ethics, Leadership, and Beyond; and Technology, Communication and Marketing.

The deadline for proposals is March 18, 2005. For more information, please visit the website at


Arizona Community Foundation Announces Grants to Build Nonprofit Organizational Technology

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is offering one-time grants up to $10,000 to improve nonprofit organizations technology capabilities and to strengthen their effectiveness.

NPower Arizona, an organization that provides technology assistance and training to local non-profits, is partnering with ACF and will provide full-day grant and technology workshops to help nonprofits apply for grants through its online grant process. A list of the workshops can be found at ACF's website Registration is required and only one person per organization is invited to attend each workshop. To be considered organizations must have a current organizational profile on ACF's website. Register by email at or call 602.381.1400.

In addition to the technology workshops, ACF will also host two workshops to assist nonprofit organizations highlighting the application and online registration process. The sessions will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. on Mar. 16, 2005 at the Arizona Community Foundation located at 2201 E. Camelback Ave., Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To register, email and include the session time you would like to attend. For more information go to the Grants Applications section on ACF's website or contact ACF's Programs Department at 602.381.1400 or 1.800.222.8221. The review process will take place in May.

To be eligible for a spring grant you must:
  • Be an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization (public, private and charter schools are not eligible to apply).
  • Be an Arizona government entity, including Councils of Governments.
  • Be a Tribal entity or organization.
  • Have an updated approved profile on ACF's website at
Organizations can only apply for one ACF grant offered during the spring cycle. Schools K-16 are not eligible to apply. The Foundation currently funds schools through special initiatives. If your organization received a 2004 spring grant, you may apply for a 2005 spring grant. Organizations without a 501(c)(3) must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website. Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to The Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide philanthropy with 11 affiliates which matches donor interests with community needs. Established in 1978, ACF has an endowment of more than $400 million, and in 2004 it awarded $24.8 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. For more information, visit the ACF website at or call 602.381.1400.


Volunteer Center of Maricopa County - National Youth Service Day

April 15 – 17 is National Youth Service Day and millions of youth are expected to volunteer worldwide. The Volunteer Center will be coordinating service opportunities for over 1,000 valley youth. This would be a great opportunity for your agency to utilize volunteers.

If your agency has a project you would like to include with National Youth Service Day, you may register it online at beginning January 31st or contact Sarah Aubrey and request registration forms be sent to you. To maximize recruitment efforts please send information by Wednesday, February 9th, 2005! If you have any questions please contact Sarah Aubrey at (602)263-9736 x870 or via email at .

0 Launches Nonprofit Innovation Award Program

Deadline: April 28, 2005 has announced the creation of the Nonprofit Innovation Award program a nationwide search to discover and reward nonprofit organizations whose innovative approaches and breakthrough solutions most effectively improve their communities or the world at large.

The program will honor one U.S. nonprofit organization whose innovative approach to philanthropy has achieved maximum impact. Along with the Stanford Business School's Center for Social Innovation (, which will review applications and select the semi-finalists, a panel of celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and leading philanthropists will choose the finalists. The competition will culminate with customers selecting the final winner. Beginning July 19, 2005, the ten nonprofit finalists will be profiled on the Amazon site, where customers and visitors will be able to find, discover, and make direct online contributions to their favorites. Donations will be accepted through September 30, 2005. The organization that receives the largest total contributions from Amazon customers will be granted the 2005 Nonprofit Innovation Award, along with a matching grant from

Award applications will be evaluated based on criteria, including "Need" -- the urgency, relevancy, and complexity of the problem the organization seeks to address; "Gap analysis" -- clear evidence of a gap between the targeted problem and existing solutions; "Innovation" -- the inventiveness of the solution and how it breaks from traditional approaches; "Results" -- clearly defined metrics and a measurable record of improvement for at least two years; and "Perpetuation" -- a well-developed plan for promoting continued innovation. Complete program details and applications are available at the Web site. RFP Link: For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Volunteerism, visit:



Cancelled – Luncheon, Organization for Nonprofit Executives
March 16


"Refugees 101" - Make A Difference and the IRC-Phoenix
March 16

Come increase your awareness of refugee issues in the Phoenix metropolitan area and learn how individuals and communities can best support those who have taken flight in search of freedom. Featured speakers will include a representative of the International Rescue Committee – Phoenix and two recently resettled refugees who will share their stories. 5:30-6:00pm Registration/Light refreshments, 6:00-7:30pm Program; IRC-Phoenix, 4750 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix.

Visit and click on 'Courses/Trainings' for more information, or contact or 602-973-2212 to RSVP by March 11.


Technology Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders (Yuma)
March 18

NPower Arizona will be presenting a set of Technology Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders sessions around Arizona during March. These sessions were funded through a grant with the Arizona Community Foundation. Please contact ACF to register.

Tech Strategies is a condensed, one-day (9 am – 5 pm) intensive workshop that prepares the leadership of Nonprofits to effectively inventory, assess and plan for their technology needs. Session will be held at the Springhill Suites, 1825 E 18th Street, Yuma, AZ. To learn more about this event, please contact Kara Schlosser at (602) 381-1400 Ext. 2061 or via email at


LearningPoint Workshops – Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
March 21 – Grants Management
March 30 – Planning a Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona LearningPoint project offers several workshops to help to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Visit to download a brochure or call 520.881.3300 for more information. Our March offerings include Understanding Volunteering on March 9; Grants Management on March 21; and Planning a Volunteer Program on March 30. Cost is $55 per session.


Nonprofit Management Institute - Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization
March 17, 22, & 24

Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as improve skills in written and oral communications. Begin the development of a marketing plan for your own organization. Cost: $165

Instructor, Stephanie Nowack received her M.B.A. from Arizona State University, and is the President and CEO of the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Stephanie was previously employed at Motorola and Valley of the Sun United Way. For more information please visit, email us at or call 480.965.1867.


AFP CFRE Review Course Offered in Phoenix
March 17-18

If you are planning to sit for the CFRE Exam in Phoenix in March or at another exam site, or just want to benefit from a review of the main components of a complete fundraising program, then consider taking some time for yourself and attend the AFP CFRE Review Course on March 17 & 18, 2005, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Class size is limited, and the deadline for course registration is March 10.

Offered by the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the class will be taught by senior fundraising professionals who hold the internationally-recognized CFRE credentials. Cost: $350 Members, $390 Non-Members.


Budget Building for Grant Professionals – Just Grants Arizona!
March 22 (Phoenix)
March 23 (Tucson)

At the heart of every mission-driven grant proposal stands a mission-driven budget. A good budget provides an honest, complete and clear picture of the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program. In this workshop you'll learn the principles of mission-driven budgeting, and practice applying those principles to a foundation, state and federal grant request. You'll learn how grantmakers evaluate budgets -- and what your budget says about your organization. And you'll work with simple but powerful tools to help you organize your financial information in the clearest, most powerful way. Topics covered will include:

• The five key qualities of a mission-driven program budget
• A word about federal budget and financial guidelines
• Building a foolproof budget: A checklist planning tool
• "Matching" funds, volunteer time, and related issues
• Direct versus indirect costs
• Sample foundation, state and federal budget formats

Registration is $70 per person. Advance registration is required. For instant, 100% secure online registration, please visit:
• Phoenix (March 22):
• Tucson (March 23):

Deadline for registration is Friday, Mar. 18, at 5 pm. QUESTIONS? Call Sally Clifford toll-free at 1-866-472-6878, ext. 11, or email:


Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
Social Entrepreneurship: Financially Empowering Your Organization
March 23 - Kids at Hope
March 25 – Mesa United Way
March 28 – The Flinn Foundation

This affordable training leverages a powerful knowledge base! If you want to gain an understanding of why nonprofits are aggressively adopting entrepreneurial strategies as well as become familiar with the critical success factors identified by the pioneers in the field. This training will also familiarize participants with "The ESP Gridฎ," a strategic planning tool that enables nonprofits to simultaneously sort through everything they do from both a social purpose and an earned income perspective.

Video Presenter: Jerr Boschee, Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, has spent the past 20 years as an advisor to social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad. He helped start The National Center for Social Entrepreneurs in 1984, served as President and CEO from 1990 to 1999, remains a member of the Center's Board of Directors, and is now the Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs.

Workshop Cost is $40. To register please visit If you have any questions, please call 480.965.1867 or email us at


Regional Equity Conference: New Strategies in Wealth Creation, Asset Building, Housing and Community Development
March 28-29

Nationally prominent experts in the fields of equitable development, fair distribution of affordable housing, and inclusionary zoning will offer a new vision for the region through a focus on community development and wealth building.

Interactive skill building workshops led by local and regional professionals will provide hands-on strategy learning opportunities.

You won't just sit, listen and take notes … you'll learn by participating. Everyone will have the opportunity to leave with a plan, tools and implementable strategies. You can choose to be part of an on-going work group that seeks to implement policy and become part of next year's learning conference.

Register early for discounted rate! Registration is $100 before March 7th and $125 after. Visit for more information or to register.


Four Ways Any Nonprofit Can Setup Online Fundraising: Part of the Tech Focus on Fundraising Series
March 29

If you have a web site and can add a few links - and maybe a picture or two - you have everything you need to start using the web to help your fundraising programs.

In this session, we will discuss some proven online resources that can be tapped by any legally registered 501(c)3 to get online fundraising started with little or no cost. If you are listed on GuideStar, you are ready to begin. Persons attending this session will leave with the strategies and quick tutorials to get their organizations set up to receive donations through four different web services. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at NPower Arizona Main Offices in Tempe.

To learn more about this event, please contact Pat Cooper via phone 602-343-6797 or email at


2005 Make A Difference Serve-A-Thon
April 2

Be a part of Arizona's largest day of community service, the 12th Annual Make A Difference Serve-A-Thon, April 2, 2005 presented by Arizona Federal. In one day, you can make a world of difference. Join Make A Difference and Valley community service organizations, under resourced neighborhoods and schools as we experience the power of collaboration and see the difference a day can make in our community. Teams of corporate and civic volunteers as well as individuals are needed to transform our community by cleaning up neighborhoods, brightening school classrooms, painting murals, renovating homes for low-income seniors, fixing up domestic abuse and homeless shelters, planting gardens and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

Projects will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon all across the Valley and this year the event concludes on Friday, April 8 with an evening celebration at Steele Indian School Park complete with outdoor movie, food and drink and activities for the kids.

Serve-A-Thon is a fantastic way for companies to provide volunteer opportunities for their employees, while improving morale, building strong teams and having fun. Event sponsors benefit from terrific marketing opportunities as well. Download the 2005 Sponsorship Brochure and Reservation Form to check out all the different sponsorship levels or contact Chris Helmuth for more information. Check back after March 1, 2005 to find out how you can sign up yourself or a team of friends and co-workers to participate.

Special Event Date: April 02, 2005
Project Selection Dates: January 20, 2005 - April 02, 2005


Diversity Matters - Multicultural Leadership Development Program
April 27-29

Multicultural Leadership Development Program & United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona present a tremendous opportunity to learn valuable skills needed in today's diverse workforce and to become a leader in our community.

This leadership workshop, a program of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, will help you:

  • Broaden your understanding of cultural, racial, religious and gender differences.
  • Develop leadership, fundraising and financial skills.
  • Discover opportunities for community volunteering.

The program's alumni include Richard Miranda, Tucson Police Chief; Richard Fimbres, LULAC National Vice President for the Far West; and Clarence Boykins, State President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Seats are limited. Register by April 15. Fee for three-day workshop is $275, which includes lunch and graduation dinner. One-day workshop fee is $135. Some scholarships are available. To attend our exciting workshop, download the application or contact Judy Baker via email at or by telephone at (520)903-9000 ext. 210. Diversity makes a difference!


Job Opportunities

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Phoenix)

Lead an exciting, dynamic organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of services including communications, cost-savings, education, public policy and technical assistance to Arizona's large and diverse nonprofit sector. The President/CEO works in partnership with a Board of Trustees, a statewide Leadership Council and other key stakeholders to articulate and implement strategies that strengthen the nonprofit sector as a whole. The position involves managing all facets of the Alliance including budgeting, administration, fund development, and community and media relations. The successful candidate will be a collaborative self-starter with at least 10 years of progressive responsibility working in a nonprofit environment. The individual must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, a willingness to travel throughout the State, and excellent public speaking and writing abilities. College degree required. Advanced degree, bilingual in Spanish, background in public policy, advocacy, legislative and/or legal experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. For a complete job description or to send a resume send an email to See also the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Website


*New Listing* Executive Director - Arizona Foundation for Women

The mission of the Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW) is to fund programs that fulfill the unmet needs of Arizona's women and children. The priority areas are domestic violence and child abuse with emphasis on prevention and intervention.

The Executive Director (ED) of the Arizona Foundation for Women is the chief ranking employee. The Executive Director will directly manage the organization's annual operating budget of approximately $1 million, plus all current assets. The ED is responsible for the daily operations and overall leadership of AFW including all aspects of personnel, fundraising, grant-making, fiscal responsibilities, program design and delivery, public relations, marketing, and volunteer recruitment and management. The ED plays a key role in establishing the direction of oversight of key initiatives and auxiliary organizations such as MAN, CAN, and Angels.

The successful candidate must be passionate about women's and children's issues and capable of working in a fast-paced environment with many diverse stakeholders. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree and an advanced degree in social service, management, or similar field is preferable. At least five years experience in administration or management is required, and leadership experience in a non-profit organization is preferred. Applications accepted through April 8th. For more information, please send resumes to: Hope Levin, President AFW c/o U.S. Bank 101 North First Ave., Suite 1600, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or fax to 602-257-5352


*New Listing* Teen & Family Program Director - Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA

6869 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Hiring Range: $28,162--$35,203

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to join a team of committed branch staff to manage teen and family programs including Scottsdale Youth Leadership, Youth & Government, Y-Guides program, Summer Teen Camp and Birthday Parties. Existing Teen Center at the Pauite Neighborhood Center (6535 E. Osborn) and major facility renovation includes a new teen center with many programming options. Qualified applicants will have 1-2 years experience working with youth and families, must have excellent organization and communication skills and ability to do multi-tasks. Responsibilities include supervision of staff and volunteers, fiscal development, program planning, promotion and implementation. Bilingual is a plus. Closing Date: March 30, 2005


*New Listings* *Multiple Positions* Center for Hope at Community Bridges

Program Manager – Center for Hope at Community Bridges

The Center for Hope is a newly constructed residential treatment program located in Mesa, Arizona which offers long-term transitional housing for pregnant women with co-occurring disorders. This 20,000 square foot campus will serve 24 women and up to 32 children (8 toddlers and 24 infants).

The Program Manager will direct all segments of the operation of the facility, and coordinate the wraparound service delivery of educational, life skills, financial, and interpersonal training needed to support the successful implementation of nationally recognized best practice addiction and psychological therapies.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate superior skills in these areas, have a minimum of 3 years experience as a program manager in a residential women's and children's program, 5 years substance abuse treatment experience, a Master's Degree, and possess a current Arizona LISAC (Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor). Excellent salary and benefits package and a beautiful new campus to manage. Send resume to

Clinical Manager – Center for Hope at Community Bridges

The Center for Hope is a newly constructed residential treatment program located in Mesa, Arizona which offers long-term transitional housing for pregnant women with co-occurring disorders. This 20,000 square foot campus will serve 24 women and up to 32 children (8 toddlers and 24 infants).

The Clinical Manager will direct all aspects of implementing a national model best practice residential treatment program for this population. Clinical program development was accomplished through State and local agency collaboration as well as research and development assistance from CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment). The program is designed to support women from early pregnancy to healthy birth through the coordinated delivery of addiction treatment, psychological therapy, educational assistance, social skill building, job training, and prenatal care that will carry her and her baby through a balanced postpartum adjustment and eventual transition to successful independent living. Wraparound services will be delivered on-site to this trauma informed, high risk population.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate superior skills through a minimum of 3 years of clinical leadership in a residential women and children's program. A Master's Degree (MSW, MC, or related), as well as being an Arizona Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) (or another State's equivalent) is required. Experience working with the homeless is also desired. Excellent salary and benefits package. Send resume to


*New Listings* *Multiple Positions* HomeBase Youth Services

Youth Care Specialist

  • Responsible for teaching social, independent living and academic skills by maintaining the motivational system, implementing the case plans and daily interactions.
  • High School Diploma or GED or one (1) year of equivalent experience plus one (1) year of experience in related field with specific experience in youth based programs.
  • Pay $11.54 per hour with a $.50 per hour shift differential for hours worked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. All shift available. Bi-lingual applicants preferred.
ORC Case Coordinator

Responsible for providing Case management and case planning goals and objectives for Outreach Center Clients.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or three (3) years of equivalent experience plus,
  • One (1) year of experience in related field with specific experience in case management or youth based programs.
  • Pay $12-15 per hour, DOE. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and bi-lingual applicants preferred.

Data Specialist

  • Data entry and data analysis to support programs/compliance/grants.
  • High School Diploma or one (1) year of equivalent experience plus,
  • One (1) year of experience in related field with specific experience in data entry, Microsoft Access and Excel. Experience with HMIS a plus.
  • Pay $10-13 per hour, DOE. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

HomeBase Youth Services is a local, nonprofit organization that provides services to youth living on the streets of Arizona. These services are designed to provide a safe environment where youth in need can learn essential life skills that will lead them to independent and productive lives. The mission of HomeBase Youth Services is teaching at risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives. HBYS is an equal opportunity employer and is currently hiring. Please refer to the website at for job descriptions. All interested candidates can apply in person, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 931 E. Devonshire Avenue, fax their resume to (602) 263-5498 or apply on-line. For further information, please call (602) 263-7773 ext 211.


*New Listings* *Multiple Positions*– Arizona Animal Welfare League

Pet Rescue Representative

Arizona Animal Welfare League is seeking a representative to assist with a community-wide grant project involving animal adoptions. Responsibilities will include photographing adoptable animals in animal shelters; representing the adoption project at events, and serving as an information resource for the public.

The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, reliable person with outstanding communication skills who is comfortable working in an animal shelter environment. Schedule is flexible. Familiarity with animal welfare issues strongly preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) communication skills (oral and written) a plus. For more information about the Arizona Animal Welfare League and the Maddie's Fund grant projects, visit and Submit a resume and a cover letter via email to: by March 31, 2005.

Project Coordinator - Arizona Animal Welfare League

The Arizona Animal Welfare League seeks a full-time Project Coordinator to serve as a key liaison for two grant projects involving animal adoptions and low-cost spay/neuter services. Responsibilities will include maintaining grant project records and data; submitting accurate and timely grant reports; and serving as an information resource for animal welfare organizations, veterinary service providers, and the public.

The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, flexibility, an outgoing personality, and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. A combination of relevant education and experience essential; Bachelor's degree preferred. Familiarity with animal welfare issues strongly preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) communication skills (oral and written) a plus.

For more information about the Arizona Animal Welfare League and the Maddie's Fund grant projects, visit and Submit a resume and a cover letter via email to: by March 31, 2005.


*New Listing* Visitor Sales and Services Associate - Arizona Science Center

Are you a people person with an outgoing personality? Do you have a retail or customer service background? Then this might be the job for you! The Arizona Science Center is in need of full- and part-time Visitor Sales and Services Associates. The positions are available immediately.

Successful candidates will be comfortable greeting Science Center visitors, including school field trip groups; work well with others; is friendly and good with customer-service; and can deal well with the rare upset visitor or rowdy groups. Cashiering or POS experience helpful. The Science Center will provide training.

Please email or fax your resume to: Bill Schmidt, Visitor Sales and Services Manager,, 602-716-2099. For more information, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the Arizona Science Center website at:


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Family Involvement Center

FIC is a non-profit organization in the behavior health field. We are currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. The ideal candidate will possess, excellent organization skills, working knowledge of excel, work and misc. office equipment. Knowledge of various state agencies and programs is preferred. Candidate must be open to new responsibilities and challenges. Previous experience in a mental health setting is a plus. Compensation DOE. If interested please e-mail resume to Website:


*New Listing* Campaign Assistant - Team In Training, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

This position performs diverse projects and activities for the chapter to support and enhance income production; Assists in recruitment of volunteers interested in training for endurance events. Duties and Responsibilities: Administers select on-going programs and/or special projects (e.g. sponsorship recruitment, corporate/foundation prospect identification and cultivation, prize distribution, event press releases, event logistics coordination, etc.)

Position also provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support for special events; Maintains assigned office, program and event records, files and data bases; Prepares event related correspondence and reports; Maintains a working knowledge of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and its programs to address them.

Position Requirements: Excellent word processing and database management skills. Good communication and organizational skills. Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Proficient in basic accounting and bookkeeping skills. Detail-oriented and highly organized. Knowledge of standard business machines and computers. Professional maturity and judgment. Contact Steve Kunz at 602-788-8622 ext 29.


*New Listing* Full-Time Assistant Production Director - Sun City Studio Arizona Unit Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national, nonprofit organization providing educational materials in recorded and computerized formats to individuals who cannot read standard print, seeks a detail-oriented, self starter individual to join the Arizona Unit as the Assistant Production Director. Position will provide administrative and technical support to the Production Director in the testing, training and implementation of digital audio production processes and software at this audio studio. Position will also involve staff supervision and scheduling of volunteers.

Qualified candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills, adaptability, detail orientation, and be proficient in Microsoft office applications. An audio background would be helpful.

Send resume with salary requirements to or RFB&D Attn: Susan Reilly 3627 E. Indian School Road, Ste. 108, Phoenix, AZ 85018.


*New Listing* Marketing and Communications Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

BBBS is a leading mentoring organization in the United States. We match adult volunteer mentors to children in need of a positive adult role model. We seek an energetic, self-starting, experienced Marketing and Communications Director. This position is responsible for the development and production of marketing materials, relationships with advertising agency with local media. Support for all special and fund raising events. Tasks include but are not limited to preparation of press releases and PSAs, preparing written information and promotion of all special events, promote and track media and collateral material for Fund Development events. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate interested in doing a variety of tasks, interacting with the friends and donors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and participating in marketing one of Arizona's leading non-profit agencies.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and be highly organized. This is an exempt position, generally Monday - Friday, but some flexibility is needed for occasional evening or weekend events. The salary range is $35,000 - $40,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, and life insurance and a generous 403(b) retirement plan. Requirements: Proficiency in MS Office; at least 3 years professional experience in marketing or similar field; ad agency experience a plus, bachelor's degree or professional experience equal to a four-year degree is required. Candidates without the required educational/work experience will NOT be considered.

Send resume with cover letter to Madeleine Stilwell, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix, AZ 85006; email No faxes please. Position is open until filled.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Interfaith Cooperative Ministries

ICM is seeking an Administrative Assistant to perform support tasks associated with maintaining a donor database, accounts payable, writing thank you letters, filing, track services, track volunteer hours, answering multi-line phone, maintaining office supplies inventory, and ensuring volunteers have forms and information needed to process food boxes.

Candidates must be well organized, able to work well with volunteers, donors, staff and service recipients, demonstrate excellent grammar and ability to compose and format business letters, mail merge, knowledge of databases, Excel, and QuickBooks. Spanish comprehension and conversational skills highly desirable. Hours are M-F, 8am-2pm with benefits, $12 - $14 hour DOE.

Fax resume to 602-257-1857 or email to


*New Listing* Grants Manager/Business Manager Position -Arizona Community Action Association

Arizona Community Action Association seeks experienced Grants Manager/Business Manager. Job duties include: prepare grant proposals, program reports, budgets and fiscal reports; contract management; fundraising; serve as liaison to community groups; work with various Committees and Board; manage accounts payable/receivable, payroll and grant reports.

This is an immediate opening. The qualified applicant has proven experience in: contract and project management; professional communication skills; ability to analyze, interpret, research, report findings; Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. This position requires a B.S., B.A. or equivalent experience. Desktop publishing a plus. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. Qualified candidates send resume and cover letter to: Cynthia Zwick, Executive Director, ACAA, 2627 N Third St, Suite 2, Phoenix, AZ, 85004 or email to To learn more about Arizona Community Action Association log onto


*New Listing* Grant Writing Specialist – Special Olympics Arizona

Special Olympics Arizona seeks a part-time grant writer with experience in successfully researching, planning, preparing and submitting foundation, government and corporate grants. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, minimum of three years demonstrated success in writing effective proposals, securing grant funding and preparing RFPs; superior communication, organizational, interpersonal and creative writing skills; knowledge of Microsoft programs; and experience in a non-profit environment is desirable. Please send your resume to SOA, Attn: Trudy 3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Fax: 602-230-1110 or email:


*New Listing* Early Childhood Program Specialist - Ni๑os en Mi Casa Program (Flagstaff)

This position would be responsible for assisting individuals with child care certification and training. This is a full-time position with health, dental, 401K, $11/hr. Minimum requirements are and AA degree in early childhood education or equivalent work experience. Communication, organization, computer and people skills needed. Transportation required for out of county travel, all mileage reimbursed. Mail or drop off resume no later than March 16, 2005 at 4pm.

Association for Supportive Child Care Ni๑os en Mi Casa Program
2708 North Fourth Street Suite C-1 Flagstaff 86004. EOE.

Tina Nation
Ninos en Mi Casa Program Coordinator
Association for Supportive Child Care


*New Listing* Director of Quality Management – EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center

EMPACT is a Tempe based non-for-profit with a new opportunity to be a part of the Executive team. EMPACT has been providing behavioral health services to your community since 1989. This role will implement CQI processes, oversee CARF accreditation, licensure activities, risk mgmt & act as the HIPAA privacy officer. MA/MS degree with +5 yrs senior mgmt experience required. AZBBHE independent licensure or CPHQ designation preferred.

Position compensation includes an outstanding benefits package including PTO, & 401(k). Please fax/email resumes w/salary history to 480.736.4939, To learn more about us, please stop by our website at today! EOE


Manager of Civic Engagement – Make a Difference

This is a full-time, salaried, permanent staff position, reporting to the Director of Outreach. The Manager of Civic Engagement oversees the development, management, and evaluation of the Community Leadership Forum, Citizen Academy workshops, and training and leadership development programming. The Manager of Civic Engagement will oversee an AmeriCorps member, who will serve as Civic Engagement Coordinator, and together will support community and volunteer leaders by providing ongoing strategic direction for civic engagement programming and leadership development efforts. Salary & Benefits: This position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vacation and holiday pay and more.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; at least 1-2 years experience with a proven track record in volunteerism, civic engagement, community mobilization and/or facilitation and training; supervisory experience; experience in developing and leading workshops and/or trainings; event management experience; high level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point – working knowledge Quark or other publishing software a plus.

Please send, e-mail or fax cover letter and resumes to: Make A Difference 5151 North 19th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Attention: Director of Finance and Human Resources Fax: 602.973.9233 E-mail:

Please be sure to reference this position. We also have some exciting AmeriCorps positions available. Please visit our website for more information.


Development Director – Northland Hospice

Northland Hospice is accepting resumes for development director. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing special events & activities that generate significant revenue to support hospice services. B.S. degree preferred, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills imperative. Must be self-motivated with high level of energy. E.O.E.

Send Resume to: Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff 86002 or FAX to (928) 779-5884 Email:


Development Assistant – Scottsdale Cultural Council

We have an immediate opening at the Scottsdale Cultural Council for an experienced administrative assistant professional to support the Vice President of Development and Development staff in our fund raising department. Duties include coordinating donor recognition and fulfillment efforts, assisting in the preparation of grants and proposals, generating reports and correspondence, maintaining file records, preparing mailings, and assisting with special projects. The ideal candidate will have AA Degree or graduation from accredited secretarial school, minimum three years related experience, service and detail oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a high proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management. Non-profit development office and Raiser's Edge experience is a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale., AZ 85251; Fax: (480)874-4699; OR e-mail:


Executive Director - Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)

Responsible for ensuring integrity and quality of all services and operations of Northland Family Help Center (NFHC), as well as the agency's reputation and appropriate function in the community. Areas of oversight include administrative management, funding procurement and compliance, strategic planning and delivery of services, community relations, and adherence to the mission of the agency. Minimum Qualifications • Master's Degree in business or public administration or related field. • Five years experience in management or delivery of behavioral health services.

Required Certifications • Ability to successfully pass fingerprinting and background check to obtain an Arizona Department of Public Security Fingerprint Clearance Card. • Successful Annual TB Test. • Valid Driver License and Proof of Insurance. • Any other certification(s) or acknowledgment(s) as may be required by NFHC, Behavioral Health Licensure and/or funding sources.

Please submit NFHC application, cover letter, resume, a sample letter to a foundation, and a sample proposal to a state/federal agency.
320 N. Leroux St., Suite C, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Fax - 928.774.4503


Associate Director of Development - Scottsdale Center for the Arts

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts seeks an experienced development professional to support the SCA director and the vice president of Development in the management and coordination of SCA's development and fundraising efforts to meet short- and long-term budgetary needs. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum B.A. degree with related course work in non-profit management including annual fund, major gifts, special events and sponsorship, or related field and 5 years development experience. CFRE preferred. Grant writing and major gift experience is strongly desired.

This position executes fund raising activities and programs including corporate, individual, foundation, government giving, grant research and grant writing initiatives. The Center celebrates its 30th anniversary season and offers a wide range of programming including theater, world music, jazz, dance, classical music in three theatres; diverse educational programs for adults, families, and children; a three-day nationally-recognized Arts Festival; and creative special events. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter of interest and interest with your resume to: E-mail: OR MAIL TO: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR Fax: 480.874.4699


Membership Manager – The Scottsdale Cultural Council

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. Raiser's Edge experience a plus. EOE Send your cover letter and resume to: Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Fax: 480.874.4699 E-mail:


Senior Vice President of Development - Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley of the Sun United Way is seeking a highly motivated and skilled senior financial development leader to develop and execute annual campaigns in support of its transformation to the Community Impact business model. This new position will create and implement strategies and plans for annual campaigns, evolve and grow the roles of the Development team; build a culture and infrastructure where successful development takes place; cultivate and sustain productive and diverse relationships; serve as a collaborative member of the senior team; instill support for sustainable organizational change; and, integrate work efforts with all functional areas.

Ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of experience, with at least five in a senior role, superior leadership and managerial qualities, and success in creating and directing complex, integrated fund development programs in the health and human services sector. Must have proven success in developing high performance teams; evaluating and realigning systems and infrastructure; leading and developing major fundraising initiatives and workplace campaigns; operationalizing new business models; building excellent relationships; and, working as part of a united senior team. Compensation includes competitive base, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance. Email resumes to or fax to 602.604.9045.


Executive Director - YWCA of Maricopa County

The YWCA of Maricopa County is a non-profit organization devoted to eliminating racism and empowering women & their families. Position reports to the Board of Directors. Provides oversight, leadership and strategic direction to the YWCA. Primary responsibilities: manage day-to-day operations and administration; long-term planning, fiscal and information management; lead corporate and individual philanthropy efforts; supervise staff and program activities.

Requirements & Qualifications: B.A. (Master's preferred) in business or public administration or related area; 5-8 years relevant work experience in non-profit management and fundraising. Excellent oral & written communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet. Some travel required. The YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email resume to or fax to 602.258.9116 or send to YWCA of Maricopa County, 755 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2796. Position closes 3/15/05


Program Coordinator - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a non-profit health and social service organization, is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator for our Northern Arizona Regional Office located in Prescott. This new position will provide case management, education, and other services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, and assist in community outreach efforts. Preferred qualifications include a progressively responsible work history of case management and/or comparable experience working with vulnerable older adults. A master's degree in social work, gerontology, or a related field is preferred. Multicultural competency and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds are needed. Bilingual Spanish-English skills are desirable. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes to: Northern Arizona Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 225 Grove Avenue, Suite B, Prescott, Arizona 86301. 928.771.9297


Accountant (Payroll) – Girl Scouts AZ Cactus Pine

Process payroll and assist with the ongoing accounts payable process. As part of the yearly rotational program, responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the financial positions of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Reporting. [Regular, full-time, non-exempt]

  • Record, maintain, and review payroll for current and new hires.
  • Generate, maintain, and review applicable payroll checks and reports.
  • Record, maintain, review and make appropriate adjustments to transaction(s) as reflected on invoices, purchase orders, and check requests into an accounts payable system.
  • Generate checks, maintain, and review accounts payable reports.
  • Operation knowledge of miscellaneous office machines, i.e., 10-key (by touch), copiers, fax machines, etc.
  • Successful customer service experience (both by telephone and in person).
  • Complete working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with systems-supported accounting procedures; computer literate with word processing and spreadsheet software applications, such as ABRA or an equivalent, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Forward resumes to: Human Resources, PO Box 21776, Phoenix, AZ 85036 Fax: 602.252.1159 e-mail: Employment Applications and fully detailed job descriptions can be downloaded from .


Entry Level Managers – Kids Voting USA

Kids Voting USA (KVUSA) has two AmeriCorps*VISTA opportunities for entry-level program managers. Make a difference for America by helping KVUSA build a new generation of active, engaged citizens. Assist KVUSA in supporting and serving its nationwide network of affiliates to develop lifetime citizenship and voting habits in youth. Help facilitate national fund-raising efforts through grantwriting and partnership development. Develop project management, networking, communication, and grant writing skills. One member will serve as affiliate services and another as resource development manager.

Specific duties for Affiliate Services Manager include: support affiliates through coordination of communication efforts, delivery of services and information management; develop information-gathering processes to collect data about affiliates, territories served and program impact; and coordinate the collection and dissemination of program implementation "Best Practices."

Specific duties for Resource Development Manager include: assist with establishment of new affiliates and related promotional materials; help organize and implement national fund-raising and partnership efforts; and create databases for national and affiliate demographics, civic/voter participation and other data to assist with academic research.

Skills necessary for both positions include: strong project management expertise; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; interest in civic education and the political process; computer literate; background in fund raising, communication or project management a plus. To apply, go online to and submit an application. Contact Paula Case, vice president, affiliate services, at 1.866.500.VOTE (8683) for more information or visit the KVUSA Web site at


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