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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
Improving the quality of life in communities by providing knowledge and tools that enhance nonprofit effectiveness
Arizona State University College of Public Programs

May 23, 2005

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What's New


Profile of Arizona Charitable Foundations Released

A new study by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) and commissioned by the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, was recently released. The study reveals that assets of Arizona's public and private foundations grew 327% between the years 1993 and 2002. The study, titled "Profile of Charitable Foundations in Arizona," provides information on the state's private and public foundations and adds new understanding about the nonprofit sector in Arizona. Click here to view the full report. The study's author is Dr. Will Brown, assistant professor of nonprofit studies in ASU's School of Community Resources and Development and a researcher in ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This report, among others released through the center, adds to a growing number of products produced by the Center that provide "knowledge and tools" for nonprofit effectiveness. To learn more about the Center's research activities, click here.


ASU Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Education
Fall Schedule Now Available!

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce the fall schedule of graduate courses in nonprofit leadership and management.

  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector in America (Monday night)
  • Volunteer and Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations (Wednesday night)
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Ethics (Tuesday night)

Classes begin August 22, 2005 and meet weekly through December 12, 2005. For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, please visit our website at:, call (480) 965-0607 or e-mail to


The Piper Trust Board of Trustees Expands by Two with New Appointments

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust on May 11 announced two new appointments to its board of trustees, bringing to seven the total number of trustees for the Scottsdale-based trust. José A. Cárdenas, Chairman of Lewis and Roca, and Stephen J. Zabilski, Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Phoenix Diocesan Council, were named to the board. Cárdenas and Zabilski join James D. Bruner, Paul N. Critchfield, Arthur W. DeCabooter, Laura R. Grafman and Sharon C. Harper as trustees.

"These appointments resulted from more than a year of work among the trustees to determine what strengths and skills were needed to round out the board," says Judy Mohraz, President and CEO of the Trust. For complete details on the new appointees and on The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, see:



Valley of the Sun United Way Releases 2006 Helping The Working Poor Fund Applications - Interested parties invited to June 8 orientation meeting

Valley of the Sun United Way will accept applications from qualified charitable organizations interested in applying for funding from its 2006 Helping the Working Poor Fund beginning June 8 through July 15.  All applications must be submitted online by 4 p.m. on the deadline date.

To qualify for the Valley of the Sun United Way Helping the Working Poor Fund, applicants must be certified through the Arizona Department of Revenue as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (  In addition, applicants must also spend a least 50% of their budget on services to Arizona low-income residents and their households, and must provide collaborative services in the areas of job training and placement, childcare, transportation, and food and shelter.

This year the application will be completed through an online process. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an orientation meeting to review the proposal, the application process and requirements.  Please RSVP by June 6 to or call 602-631-4860.      

Helping The Working Poor Orientation Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at The Valley of the Sun United Way Office located on 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix (16th Street & Osborn Rd.). To learn more about Valley of the Sun United Way, visit


AFP Membership Scholarships Open for 2005

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is now accepting applications for Diversity Membership Scholarships and Introductory Membership Scholarships from individuals employed in the fundraising profession in Maricopa County. Qualified applicants must have either never been an AFP member, or not have been an AFP member in the last five years.

Chapter membership provides many benefits including monthly networking and educational opportunities, on-line resources from the national AFP website, a local job bank, and more. Members must adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics, a valuable tool for today's professional fundraisers.

For more information, contact Nikki Fisher, AFP Scholarship Chair, by phone at (602) 354-3682 or by email at, or visit the Chapter website at And hurry, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis to qualified applicants! 


ASU Community Fellows Program, in partnership with General Dynamics, seeks applicants

Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking applications for the 2005-2006 ASU Community Fellows Program. The ASU Community Fellows Program in partnership with General Dynamics brings experienced community leaders onto ASU's campus to share knowledge of local community development issues with faculty, staff, students, and others to create university-community-business partnerships.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a solid record of community involvement, as well as have the ability to raise awareness of community and neighborhood development issues. Former Fellows include Jennifer Doty, sergeant with Phoenix Police Department; Boyd W. Dunn, mayor of the City of Chandler; Denise Meridith, CEO of Denise Meridith Consultants and The Leadership Consortium; and, Ginger Spencer, director of the Family Advocacy Center in Phoenix.

This year, up to four community leaders will be selected to serve as Fellows. Each will spend approximately 20 days, over the course of a year, engaged in activities such as: guest lecturing in ASU classes; arranging visits to observe local neighborhood problems firsthand; speaking at university-community meetings; developing new relationships; and initiating collaborative community projects. Each Fellow will be paid a stipend of $2,500 for the year-long commitment.

Applications can be obtained by calling ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy at 480-965-4525 or online at For more information, contact Karen Leland at Morrison Institute for Public Policy, (480) 965-4525.

The application deadline is Friday, June 3, 2005. Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an Arizona State University resource for objective, provocative public policy research and analysis. A part of the School of Public Affairs (College of Public Programs), Morrison Institute brings university scholarship and public policy development together for the benefit of Arizonans.


10-Week Online Grants Course Begins June 9

For everyone who has ever asked if Just Grants! Arizona would offer our grants curriculum in an online, distance-learning format, your wish is granted! We're very pleased to be offering a 10-week Internet-based course starting June 9, through Midwestern University. This course, taught by Maryn Boess, is based on our powerful and popular "Five Rules of the Grantsmanship Game" model and guides you through developing a detailed project plan, connecting with the right funders, and creating a complete, ready-for-submission grant proposal. The course can be "audited" by any adult for $642 ($214 per credit hour) without enrolling as a student at Midwestern University. For details, please visit


North American Quitline Consortium seeks office space

The North American Quitline Consortium, a special project of the American Legacy Foundation, seeks to sublease 500-750 sq. ft. of office space in Phoenix from another nonprofit (from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006). Please email if space is available.


Nominations Sought for Southern Arizona Philanthropy Awards

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announces a call for nominations for the 2005 National Philanthropy Day Awards program Nov. 4, 2005. Award categories are: Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, Corporate/Foundation Philanthropist of the Year and Professional Fundraiser of the Year. One nominee in each category will be honored at the event. Also, up to 25 nonprofits can nominate one individual to receive a Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

The deadline for all nominations is June 10. For nomination forms and information packets see the AFP Southern Arizona Chapter's website at: For more information contact Jennifer Jones at (520) 770-0800.


BHHS Legacy Foundation Employs New Vice President of Program Development

BHHS Legacy Foundation announces the employment of Mary Thomson as Vice President of Program Development in the greater Phoenix region.

In this position Thomson will assist the Foundation staff with the management and implementation of the Foundation's community grant process. She will assist in the identification of potential community nonprofit organizations and health-related grant projects and review incoming grant proposals and funding opportunities, including overseeing the Foundation's scholarship program. Thomson will assist the Foundation's development efforts for Legacy Connection, a fundraising affiliate of BHHS Legacy Foundation. Legacy Connection provides back-to-school assistance such as clothing, shoes, educational supplies, hygiene and health-related items to meet the basic needs of elementary school-age children in the greater Phoenix and Bullhead City/Laughlin regions.

Prior to joining Legacy, Thomson was Director of the Division of Women/Office of Children, Youth, and Families at the Office of Governor Janet Napolitano. There she administered over $5M in federal and state funds annually to communities for addressing violence against women and children, and workforce development for women. She also worked at Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) where she had oversight of the Human Services Division and lead community planning efforts to more effectively address homelessness, domestic violence and aging.

For more information contact BHHS Legacy Foundation at (602) 778-1200.

The Administration for Children and Families Announces Targeted Capacity-Building Grants

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Compassion Capital Fund (CCF).

The purpose of the CCF Targeted Capacity-Building grants is to help build the capacity of grassroots faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. The CCF Targeted Capacity Building Program funds capacity-building activities that produce measurable impact resulting in more sustainable organizations.

The funding instrument is a Grant:

  • Anticipated Total Priority Funding: $15,000,000
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 300
  • Ceiling Amount of Individual Awards per Budget Period: $50,000
  • Length of Project Period: 12-month project and budget period

ACF encourages and will grant preference to organizations whose annual operational budget is less than $500,000, or whose tribal membership is less than 5,000.

All grant proposals are due May 31, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Organizations selected for funding will help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. A "distressed community" is defined as a neighborhood or geographic community with an unemployment rate and/or poverty rate equal to or greater than the state or national rate. Priority areas of need include the homeless, at-risk youth, couples who choose marriage for themselves, to develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages, or social services to those living in rural communities.

Based on the four priority areas of need, organizations must use funds to build their organizational capacity in at least one of these five critical areas: leadership development, organizational development, programs and services, funding, and community engagement.

Grantees must use these awards to increase efficiency and capacity. Therefore, these awards cannot be used to augment or supplant direct service delivery funds. For further information on this opportunity call the National Resource Center at (866) CCF- 5129.


Just Grants! Arizona seeks health-related agencies for student sponsors

Just Grants! Arizona is seeking well-established nonprofits in the greater Phoenix area who would be willing to sponsor students in our Midwestern University online grants course. Each student will be matched with a nonprofit agency to develop and complete a full grant proposal during the quarter. The course is part of Midwestern University's degree program for healthcare professionals, and many of the students will want to do their course project in conjunction with a health-related agency. We welcome sponsorships from qualified agencies of all types but would especially like to hear from more health-related agencies. If you're interested, please see for more details, and please respond via email by June 5 to


Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Exchange Available to Yavapai County Nonprofits

An office supply and equipment exchange is being made available to nonprofits in Yavapai County via the Yavapai County Non-Profit Exchange Network. A website has been created to match nonprofits that have no-longer needed items with nonprofits that might have a use for such items. The items should be made available for little or no cost, as a "co-op" for area nonprofits. Check out

To add your no-longer needed items to the site, send an email to



Coconino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council - Teen Job Fair
May 25

2:00pm 7:00pm
National Guard Armory - 320 N. Thorpe Street
(Doors open at 1:00pm for set up)

To sign up for a table or if you have any questions, please contact:
Deidre E. Crawley, Project Director,, 928.523.2182
Youth in Action AmeriCorps
Natalie Collins (928) 522-7900


Five Years of Funding in Arizona: Insights from The Piper & Pulliam Trusts -  Arizona Grantmakers Forum (Phoenix)
May 26

Arizona nonprofits are invited to join the Arizona Grantmakers Forum on May 26th, as representatives from the two largest private foundations in Arizona, The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, give their insights on what they've learned over the course of the past five years, including trends they have observed in nonprofits and grantmaking; the evolving nature of viewing proposals; experiences with mid-course corrections; lessons learned from grantees; thoughts on the nonprofit sector in general; and more. Learn who supports technology grants including recent grants made to NPower Arizona. Find out whether programmatic, capital or operating support is in or out. Network with your fellow nonprofit colleagues and other Arizona-based funders.

Time and location: 11:30am-1:30pm at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street, Phoenix.

Cost: $25 per person.

Please RSVP to Susan Forrest at  An RSVP is necessary to attend. You may bring a check made payable to AZ Grantmakers Forum with you to the door. We can also accept cash, but no credit cards at this time. 

For more information please visit


"Raising More Money" Presentation (Flagstaff) - Raising More Money
May 26 (Flagstaff)

Nonprofit organizations all across the United States and Canada are recognizing the value of a mission-based fundraising system that allows them to tap into the 84% of all charitable contributions that come from individuals. They have discovered the Raising More Money Model, a low-pressure, high-results fundraising approach that naturally attracts those people who are truly passionate about the organization's mission and work. This refreshing alternative to the old fundraising mentality ultimately builds sustainable funding and gets the organization off the "treadmill" of year-to-year fundraising.

Guests are encouraged to bring other staff, board, volunteers, and business associates to engage them in this practical and effective new team-based approach. (Please, no babies or children at the session.)

Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

Presenter: Lynda Bowman
May 26, 2005, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff
1338 W Forest Meadows St., Suite 130, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Cost: None

To register: Go to, scroll down to this session, and click "Register." For more information, contact Elizabeth Case at (206) 709-9400 ext. 136 or

Leadership Skills: AFP After 5 Association of Fundraising Professionals
June 1 (Phoenix)

Join us for an informal happy hour networking event. 

Our special guest for the meeting is Andrew Ortiz, J.D. M.P.A., Project Manager for ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management who will provide information on leadership skills and qualities for fundraising professionals. 

Join us for this "AFP After 5" event and feel free to invite other AFP members and non-members who may be interested. Come mingle with old friends and meet new people!

Date and Time: Thursday, June 1 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 4321 North Central, Phoenix, AZ

Please RSVP to Rebecca Johnson at (602) 287-9922 or by Tuesday, May 31st so we can reserve enough space in the restaurant.

Getting the Word Out About Your Services: Marketing and Promotion Strategies for Nonprofits Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
June 2 (Flagstaff)

This 4-hour workshop is designed to provide basic tools for promoting nonprofit services in Northern Arizona.

Included in this workshop:

  • The basics for working with the media
  • A panel discussion with local media professionals
  • Working with other professionals who can promote our services
  • All participants will receive a workbook with planning guides, press release templates, and more.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 2, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Coconino Community College, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff, AZ
This workshop may be video-conferenced to Williams and Page.

Williams site: CCC campus 636 S. 7th Street (corner of 7th & Oak), Williams, AZ 86046 Page site: CCC campus 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ   86040 
Cost: NPRC member agencies -- $25, Nonmembers -- $35

Scholarships are available for participants who are in maternal and child related services. For information, contact Rachel Beitner-Berry at 928-522-7816 or

Registration deadline: May 27, 2005

To register, contact Christina Boyd, Program Manager, at (928) 527-7926 or To learn more about this event, please contact Michael Clark at (602) 944-6797 or e-mail


Creating the Future: Good Governance in Action (Scottsdale) International Policy Governance Association (IPGA)
June 2-4

The widely touted Policy Governance system will be featured at this high value conference which includes thought-provoking keynote presentations, a wide variety of interactive, stimulating workshops and multiple networking opportunities. Keynote speakers include world-renowned governance expert, Dr. John Carver, best-selling authors Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer, author and business consultant, Dr. Betty Flowers, and governance author and expert, Miriam Carver.

Presented by: International Policy Governance Association
For more Information, visit or call 1-877-847-4552.


Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona 11th Annual Summer Forum:  "A Passion for Planned Giving"
June 3

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
Time: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This all day program features nationally known speakers covering a variety of topics for gift planners.  This year includes NCPG President Joseph Bull, Leave a Legacy initiator Doug White, and marketing and training wizard Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.  Local talent includes attorney Mark Moritz, IRS attorney Wesley Scott, Carrie Kinnear and Alan Knobloch.  A full day of learning, networking and news for $95-$155 (depending upon your membership status in the PGRT).

Contact to request a registration flyer.


Home Ownership & State Housing Fund Arizona Department of Housing
June 6-7

The Arizona Department of Housing will conduct a "Home Ownership & State Housing Fund" training on June 6 and 7 at the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott. The workshop will provide guidance on how to use State Housing funds to creatively expand new construction and rehabilitation, and develop homeownership opportunities. The cost to attend is $100 (prior to May 25).

Visit for more info, or contact Pat Boland at (602) 771-1017 or The training will be repeated November 2-3 in Sierra Vista.


Annual Performance Reviews for Nonprofits Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
June 9 (Flagstaff)

At this brown bag lunch discussion, you will learn how to conduct annual performance reviews, set annual objectives for Board, staff, and volunteers, and use performance reviews to clarify expectations, review goals, and motivate people, re-engaging them in the mission.

Performance reviews are one of the most important building blocks of an effective organization but are often overlooked because of small staffs and inexperience. Come find out how your organization can build in this vital piece of organizational management.

Presenter: Dr. Katrina Rogers, Vice President, The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Katrina Rogers has a strong background in non-profit management and educational leadership, including work in the international sector.  She has directed, managed, and led both academic programs and nonprofit organizations.  Her career has included creating and launching strategic planning initiatives, organizational development, board relations and development, fundraising, and communications.

Date, time, and location: Thursday, June 9 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff

Cost: Free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers

Please RSVP so we can plan seating and handouts. Call (928) 527-7926 or e-mail


Creating a Thriving Community The Volunteer Center of Phoenix
June 21-22 (Phoenix)

This annual conference presented by the Volunteer Center addresses the impact business, nonprofit, community, educational and religious leaders have on making Maricopa County a vibrant, dynamic community through engaging the public's sense of volunteerism.

This year's conference will focus on utilizing volunteers to increase organizational sustainability. This year's theme is related to research conducted by the Volunteer Center and Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management on the Service Volunteer Loyalty Chain as well As research funded by the UPS Foundation on the importance of a quality volunteer management infrastructure in effectively utilizing volunteers. Workshops, panels and keynote speeches will focus on how to create loyal volunteers that intend to remain, intend to recommend and intend to donate through best practices in volunteer management in three sectors: (1) business sector; (2) nonprofit sector; and (3) public sector.

The second annual Excellence in Nonprofit Collaboration Honors Dinner, which recognizes collaborations involving volunteerism across sectors (i.e., corporations, faith-based communities, public sector), will be held the first night of the conference. While the Awards dinner is included in the conference fees, additional seats that do not include conference registration can be purchased.

Audience: Businesses, nonprofit organizations, public sector organizations (i.e., governments, schools, fire, police) and faith-based organizations

Location: Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Dates: June 21, 2005 and June 22, 2005
Times: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm (Awards Dinner) on June 21st; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on June 22nd
Cost: $175 per person (Discounts apply to AVACA & CVC members as well as Affiliate and Full Partners of the Volunteer Center)
Please visit for fee information.
Deadlines: early bird registration ends May 20th, 2005; registration ends June 15, 2005.

For more information, contact Liz Weirauch at (623) 925-9445 or at


How to Start a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Arizona
June 25

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This workshop will help participants determine if forming a new nonprofit corporation is an effective strategy. Common terminology pertaining to types of nonprofit organizations will be discussed as well as the various titles for the chief staff position and for the chief volunteer officer. All forms for application for a nonprofit status will be provided and reviewed. The instructor is Tim Delaney. 8:45 am - 1:30 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $75 plus $25 materials fee Lunch is provided. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us by phone (480) 965-1867 or by email at -


Grantsmanship Training Program
June 27 - July 1, 2005

This training is offered by The Grantsmanship Center in collaboration with the Valley of the Sun United Way and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

First offered in 1972 and continuously updated, TGCI's Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. More than 100,000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended this rigorous 5-day workshop. Designed for both novice and experienced grantseekers, this workshop covers all aspects of searching for grants, writing grant proposals, and negotiating with funding sources. The program will teach you to use TGCI's proposal writing format, the most widely used in the world. During the workshop you will search out funding sources and, as part of a team, you will develop a proposal for your own agency or help a classmate develop one. You will leave this workshop with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of your own organization.

For more information, please visit the Center's Website at: or contact Suchi Kohli at 602-631-4825 or


Action Planning Opportunity
July 22

How can you turn Action Planning Sessions into events that build enthusiasm, produce creative results, accountability, and momentum? The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) based in Phoenix, is offering a FREE one-day Action Planning Opportunity for 5 nonprofit organizations and/or their boards.

The Action Planning Method is a Technology of Participation method for meeting management. Action Planning is a powerful implementation planning process, which enables you to help a group rapidly pull together an effective plan, organize needed resources and mobilize individuals' energy into action. A group will: Visualize a successful result, Analyze their current reality, Create a practical plan, and maximize a group's commitment and involvement.

Action Planning is not Strategic Planning. It is meant for events or projects that require a time frame from one month to six months. There are only five slots available. These sessions will be advanced training for experienced facilitators who are participants in a Mastery program with ICA.  They have been using ICA methods for a year or more. Each team will be made up of two facilitators leading the session and a senior-level instructor.

Requirements for Participation:

Sessions will be held Friday Morning, July 22, 2005
Time: 3-4 Hours
Prework: One-hour design consultation/planning with 2-3 project leaders or sponsors to discuss the subject of the Action Planning Process and provide a context for the facilitators on the afternoon of July 20th in the late afternoon.

If you are interested in participating in this opportunity please contact Marilyn Oyler or Joan Knutson at 602.955.4811 or or

Planning for Life Expo Volunteers for Hospice
October 22 (Phoenix)

This one-of-a-kind event will deal exclusively with the legal, medical, housing, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional concerns of seniors and baby boomers with aging parents. Nonprofits might be interested in submitting a speaker application, exhibiting or helping to promote the event! The event will take place on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall E. Admission is $6 per person.

For more information, call Raoul Sada at (623) 583-4490 or e-mail him at For additional information visit our website at

Advanced Public Executive Program - Institute for Public Executives
September 15-16, October 17-18, November 9-10, and December 8-9

The Institute for Public Executives (IPE) provides a unique opportunity for public-sector leaders to enhance skills, exchange ideas, and develop professionally. In one week of highly interactive sessions, participants explore critical issues related to the dynamic nature of government.  Classes are held at the ASU Downtown Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Participants successfully completing the Institute receive a certificate signed by the Governor of the State of Arizona and the President of Arizona State University.

The Institute features intensive, practitioner-oriented sessions offered by distinguished presenters selected for their unique blends of knowledge, expertise, and experience.  Sessions focus on building personal and organizational capacity to help participants enhance their effectiveness as public leaders.


  • The Challenge of Leadership in a Dynamic Global Environment ;
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration with Employees, Elected Officials and the Public;
  • Aligning Personal and Organizational Values to Maximize Results ; and
  • Tapping into Intuition and Creativity to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness.

Who Should Attend:
Executives and senior-level public administrators and elected officials in federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments

To learn more, please contact Peggy O'Sullivan, APEP Director, at (480) 965-4006,
e-mail, or visit the APEP website at

Job Opportunities


*New Listing* CFO International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH)

The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) is seeking a full-time CFO with responsibility for audit, HR, insurance, legal, and accounting for headquarters and 10 field offices in Africa. 

Required qualifications: 10 years experience with nonprofits, 5 years experience with federal grants, CPA, excellent communication skills.  Desired qualifications: grants management experience with US Agency for International Development, MAS90 and Quickbooks. Position reports to President/CEO.

IFESH is a $10m nonprofit organization founded in 1981 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its mission is to empower sub-Saharan African communities to enhance the quality of education and health for children through operating community-based, self-help programs that promote sustainable development. Mail information to 5040 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 260. Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4687. Phone: 480-443-1800. Fax: 480-443-1824


*New Listing* Vice President of Resource Development Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (MAWFA), an organization which enriches the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work, is seeking a V.P., Resource Development in Phoenix, Arizona. Reporting to the President and CEO and working closely with the Board of MAWFA, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the organization's fundraising efforts except corporate sponsorship and will serve as a member of the senior leadership team. Additionally, the Vice President of Resource Development will work with staff in the national office and with executive directors and development officers at Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters to develop the major gifts and planned giving aspects of the function.

Candidates should have a broad background in fundraising with the ability to develop a strategic vision for development for this national decentralized organization. A demonstrated track record in providing executive-level management oversight of a development function and in the development of strong, collaborative working relationships is essential.

Nominations, or a letter of application accompanied by a resume and a list of references, should be sent to: Cynthia Barth, Managing Director, Diversified Search, Inc.,, (215) 568-8399 (fax), (215) 656-3555 (phone).


*New Listing* Gift Planning Officer Make-A-Wish Foundation

This position works in partnership with staff and leadership volunteers at the local and national levels to identify, research, cultivate and solicit major/planned gifts focusing on individual giving. This position also creates strategies for annual major gifts and long-term planned giving. Bachelor's Degree, three years experience in nonprofit fundraising, and demonstrated success in soliciting major gifts required. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational management skills. Proficiency with donor database-tracking software. Ability to travel for job-related duties required.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: (602) 279-0855 or e-mail


*New Listing* Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving Friends of the Orphans

This position is responsible for designing and implementing planned giving programs; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewardship of donors and prospects for major gifts; and implementing a marketing plan that deals with both. The positions directly report to the Regional Executive Director with a dotted-line-reporting relationship to the Chief Development Officer.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, a minimum of ten years experience in major and planned giving donor development, management and solicitation, and a track record of success in this field.

Familiarity and fundraising experience in the geographic area is highly desirable. We are seeking charismatic, high-energy individuals who can master both the administrative and development responsibilities as well as become passionately driven by the mission and objectives of Friends. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills. Limited travel is required. We offer competitive compensation packages. Please send a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: or mail materials to: Friends of the Orphans, PO Box 25507, Tempe, AZ 85285-5507.


*New Listing* Southwest Valley Regional YMCA--Membership Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA

Exciting opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to join a dedicated staff team to manage the Membership Department. The Membership Director will be responsible for branch customer service, membership sales, special events, volunteer development, local branch marketing, and membership retention.

Qualified applicants will have 3-5 years membership experience, excellent communication and organizational skills and must be multi-task oriented. Responsibilities include; supervision of staff and volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning and promotion of all YMCA programs. College degree in related field or equivalent. Resume closing date: June 3, 2005. Salary Range : $28,162--$35,203

For more information on this position, or to apply, contact Laura Taylor at (602) 744-2291 or e-mail


*New Listing* Programs Coordinator Helping Hands Housing Services

Helping Hands Housing Services provides permanent affordable housing to very low-income working families and individuals.  This 501(c)(3) nonprofit seeks to stop the cycle of poverty by also providing programs to educate and assist residents with daily living needs with particular emphasis on the children.  HHHS is seeking a full-time, salaried Programs Coordinator who will help this young organization reach its full potential. The successful candidate will possess a passion for and commitment to the organization's mission, compassion and desire to help others, with sensitivity to those who are less fortunate.

Responsibilities include coordinating and managing the following programs and services: English as a 2nd Language, tutoring, in-kind donations, transportation resources, life skills trainings, adopt-a-family, and the coordination and attendance of special outings. Oversee volunteer management along with some volunteer and donation procurement.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Social Services or related degree preferred. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Direct experience working with children preferred.   Energetic, well organized, good communicator, and self-starter. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher. Excellent communications skills both written and verbal. Well-organized with good multi-tasking skills. Experience in program development, volunteer management, and/or special events. Experience developing and implementing new programs is key. The successful candidate must be able to receive a Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card; possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license and have own vehicle.

Hours: Monday Friday 9:30 am 6:00 pm with occasional weekend days. Helping Hands offers a competitive compensation package based on experience including a fully paid medical and dental program. Submit resume with cover letter to or fax to (602) 381-7706. 


*New Listing* Health & Fitness Director - Scottsdale/PV YMCA

Seeking a motivated individual with 3-5 years experience in health and fitness programming. Ability to manage fitness staff, develop and implement wellness and fitness programs for all ages, and create a positive environment for all members. 

Responsibilities include staff development, program development, overseeing personal training, conducting and coordinating educational lectures for members and corporations, developing and managing budget. Works closely with Membership department on program partnerships and member retention. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203
For more information on this position, or to apply, contact Laura Taylor at (602) 744-2291 or e-mail

Closing date for applications: May 27, 2005


*New Listing* Account Manager Make-A-Wish Foundation

Develops, implements and manages licensing, cause marketing and/or in-kind partnerships with national corporate clients to secure and retain revenue and in-kind resources for the Foundation's national headquarters and local chapters. Prepares and negotiates contracts, evaluates proposals & programs, creates educational & marketing collateral, and develops presentations. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and demonstrated success in developing funding sources required, nonprofit account management experience preferred; a minimum of two years licensing, marketing, or advertising experience; excellent written & verbal communication, public speaking, and presentation skills; exceptional customer service skills. Travel required.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; fax: (602) 279-0855 or e-mail:


*New Listing* Media Assistant KAET-TV

KAET-TV is looking for a Media Assistant to join our team. This position is responsible for inputting sales orders, assisting in developing sales presentations, client proposals, and updating ACT files.

For complete application information and requirements go to to view Staff Request # 0-119814. Application deadline is 06/01/05 at 5 PM ; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. 


*New Listing* Job Training Specialist RISE, Inc.

RISE, Inc. is now seeking applicants for its job training specialist position, 30-40 hours/week. This position provides pre-vocational training to individuals who would like to work but are not quite ready. Job responsibilities primarily include delivering computer software classes to program participants. Computer building and rebuilding knowledge a plus. Wage is $10.00 to $11.00 per hour. Benefits eligible.

Minimum qualifications: high school diploma or GED plus four years full-time experience providing behavioral health services (i.e., assessment, diagnosis, or treatment of an individual's behavioral health issue) in an agency, to an individual, or in a field related to behavioral health (education can substitute for a portion of the experience). One year experience teaching keyboards, basic word processing, and spreadsheets desirable. Agency-specific training will be required upon hire.

General requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
  • Must have a valid Arizona driver's license, and be insurable under RISE automobile policy (i.e., no more than two [2] moving violations in the last three [3] years - DUI or reckless driving are automatic exclusions).  At time of hire, submission of 36-month (three-year) driving record from DMV will be required.
  • Availability by home telephone, cell phone or pager for easy access by agency personnel.
  • CPR and Standard First Aid certification at time of hire or within one month of hire date (must maintain certification throughout employment with RISE).
  • Ability to positively interact and develop rapport with participants and their families, professional support staff, team members, and various levels of staff from community agencies.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, nondefensive, supportive attitude during stressful situations.
To apply, please email your resume to

*New Listing* Philanthropy Assistant The Nature Conservancy

Join The Nature Conservancy and help save the last great places on Earth! Provide administrative support to top-notch fund raising team for leading conservation organization. Requires skills/experience in computers and communicating effectively. Must be highly organized and able to multi-task. AA degree or 2-3 years of experience required. For a complete job description visit our web site

end letter & resume by June 7 to Sharon Frye, Administrative Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, (email preferred). If no access to email, 7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 145, Phoenix, AZ 85020-4660. TNC is EOE.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant Museum of Northern Arizona

Museum of Northern Arizona seeks FT Executive Asst to Director. Duties include MNA Human Resources mgr/secretary to Director/secretarial assist to Board. Req: BA/BS Business Admin or related degree plus 3 yrs exp. admin or 5 yrs exp admin/office mgmt. Must have human resources mgmt. exp.

Send resume & cover letter to: MNA/HR, 3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ   86001 or fax to (928) 774-1229. Open until filled. EEO employer. Complete job description on


*New Listing* Administrative and Clerical Positions - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a non-profit health and social service organization serving Arizona and Southern Nevada, currently has three openings for administrative/ clerical positions based in the Phoenix office. The Administrative Specialist/Executive Assistant is a professional level position, assisting the Executive Director and governing board. The Development Assistant manages the donor database and assists in fund development tasks. The Receptionist greets visitors and helps callers. Related office experience needed; specific qualifications vary with the positions. Effective communication and team work skills are essential. Competitive salaries, excellent benefits package. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006. 602-528-0545 x201


*New Listing* VISTA Member - Americorps

  • Make a difference with community youth right now.
  • Receive helpful training for college and future career goals.
  • Be part of a grassroots community development team.
  • Get on the job experience and demonstrate your potential.
  • Be part of a National Movement to help neighborhoods.
  • Earn a living allowance with health insurance coverage AND $4,725 for college with successful completion of service.

Seeking a VISTA member who:

  • Is bilingual in Spanish and English;
  • Is a high school graduate;
  • Has a commitment to service;
  • Has a positive attitude and energy to work the neighborhoods of Murphy School District in central Phoenix, helping build a culture of Positive Youth Development for students and their families.

Call Nancy Bowen at (602) 955-4811 for an application and interview, or submit request for information to 4220 N 25th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016.


*New Listing* Volunteer Coordinator - The Second Chance Center for Animals

The Second Chance Center for Animals seeks a Full-Time Volunteer Coordinator. Duties include recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers for our beautiful, busy animal shelter and clinic. Some evenings and weekends required. Volunteer management experience preferred. Email resume to, fax to 928-526-5322, or mail to the address provided. Diane L. Jarvis, Education Director, Second Chance Center for Animals, 11665 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Inc.

Housing Development Specialist

Assists in Housing programs and projects through technical assistance, training, direct development services, grant writing and loan fund assistance. Provides technical and specialized services in org. development, capacity building, grant and loan sources, land development, construction, project financing and program mgmt. Requires knowledge of federal housing and comm. development programs, including farm worker housing, computer proficiency, effective oral/written communication skills, AZ DL with a good driving record. Some travel required.

Application available at Mail resumes to 802 E. 46th St. Tucson, AZ 85713, fax to (520) 806-4639 or e-mail to

Community Development Assistant

Conducts outreach and accepts and processes loan applications and applications for financial assistance. Duties include loan processing, underwriting, coordinating close of escrow, preparation of closing documents, processing loan drawdowns, loan servicing, escrow analysis and reporting. This position also coordinates homeownership preparation and financial literacy training for borrowers with outside contractors and assists in the Community Investment Officer in complying with lending policies and procedures and compliance with contractual requirements of other lending sources.


High School Diploma or GED plus one(1) year of secondary training at a technical school, community college or university. Two (2) years experience providing homeownership preparation and financial literacy training, or as a realtor, mortgage loan processor/underwriter, or a combination of the above. Or any combination of academic education, or professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and data management products and valid AZ Drivers License. Salary is DOE.

Application available at Mail resumes to 802 E. 46th St. Tucson, AZ 85713, fax to (520) 806-4639 or e-mail to


*New Listing* Finance Manager - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the role of Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is the chief financial position within the Foundation. With over 500 individual donor funds and ten Supporting Organizations operating under our umbrella, CFSA offers a fast-paced, diverse and challenging work experience.

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the finance department and ensuring adherence to generally accepted accounting principles, procedures and internal control audit standards throughout the organization.

The Finance Manager is expected to create a team that not only functions well as a Finance Department but works closely with other departments to contribute to the success of the Foundation as a whole. Supervision responsibilities include two accountants, and any interns, volunteers or temporary staff assigned to the Department.

Sample responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of timely and accurate financial reports.
  • Preparation of annual and special budget projections.
  • Preparation of all schedules and reports necessary for the Foundation's annual audit and tax returns.
  • Providing accounting services for major programs and affiliates; ensure integration of off-site operations and accounting processes.
  • Maintaining investment and banking accounts.
  • Providing support to the Center for Planned Giving and the Foundation's Planned Giving program.


  • experience with fund accounting
  • experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • ability to work independently
  • experience supervising others
  • excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks
  • excellent oral, written and listening skills
  • ability to maintain confidentiality
  • detail-oriented
  • a willing team member with strong interpersonal skills
  • experience with government contracts a plus
  • Education equivalent to a bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years experience; CPA preferred.

Salary DOE. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: President/CEO, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719


Executive Director - BorderLinks

BorderLinks, a bi-national nonprofit organization, seeks Executive Director to lead progressive interfaith organization dedicated to experiential education and community development on the Arizona/Sonora border. 

Responsibilities include overall management, including fund development and fiscal oversight, day-to-day operations, and communications.  Qualifications include demonstrated success in nonprofit management and fundraising, bilingual skills (English/Spanish), the ability to work with different cultures, exceptional personal presence, participatory decision-making skills, and planning and implementation skills.

For more information on this position, please visit or e-mail No phone inquiries, please.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary history by 5 p.m. June 20 to Search Committee, 620 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. You may also fax your resume to (520) 740-0242.


Manager of Community Programs Make A Difference

Make A Difference is committed to building strong communities by advancing volunteerism and civic engagement in the Valley. Through partnerships with more than 400 community service organizations, neighborhood associations, under-resourced schools, and corporations, Make A Difference provides year-round hands-on service projects and leadership and issue education opportunities for busy people. Please visit our website for further information

The primary responsibility of the Community Program Manager is to support the development and management of community service partner relationships and service programs. To be successful in this position, candidates should possess:

  • Time-management and organizational skills, creativity and the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • The ability to multitask many different projects simultaneously and prioritize as needed;
  • The ability to work in small office environment and handle own administrative tasks;
  • Knowledge of painting, landscaping and other home improvement project management.

Salary and 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years in a non-profit environment with experience in program development, volunteer management, and/or special events, with commitment to community service;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • High level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point working knowledge Quark or other publishing software a plus; 
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends on an as needed basis;
  • Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance;
  • Spanish bilingual a plus.

Please send, e-mail or fax cover letter and resumes to: Make A Difference at 5151 North 19th Ave., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Attn: Director of Finance and Human Resources
Fax: (602) 973-9233
E-mail: (please be sure to reference this position)


Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is a key member of the outstanding Thunderbird Annual Fund team. The Assistant Director assists the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Communications in executing all aspects of the Thunderbird Annual Fund and in coordinating unique solicitation strategies.

This person is specifically responsible for: managing an international phone-a-thon effort; coordinating an on-campus student campaign, alumni chapter fund raising, and other special annual giving campaigns; supporting other aspects of Thunderbird Annual Fund, including direct mail, web giving, alumni giving challenges, and campaign initiatives.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, 2+ years fundraising experience, preferably in annual giving, call center, and/or direct mail, willingness to work some weekends and/or evenings during peak fundraising times, highly developed computer skills, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should have a great sense of humor and be well organized, creative, people-oriented, able to multitask, and comfortable with change. Professional development and training is a plus, as is familiarity with international issues.

Please send resume with cover letter to: Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, Human Resources, Ref. #1553, 15249 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85306 or e-mail to


Volunteer Coordinator - Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rescue Mission, a Christian agency serving the homeless and low-income in our community, is looking for a mature, energetic individual with organizational skills to serve as a volunteer coordinator.  This position would include managing all Mission volunteers, scheduling their activities, help coordinate Special Outreach Events and serving as a liaison between the Mission and local churches, businesses and other organizations.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

For more information, please contact Ashley Kinnaman at 602-346-3323.  


Director of Communications - Childhelp USA

Childhelp USA, one of the nation's largest and oldest nonprofit organizations dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse, is seeking a Director of Communications at its national headquarters office in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The Director of Communications has management responsibility for local and national communications and public relations programs and strategies of Childhelp USA. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall direction and supervision of the Communications Department;
  • Guidance, input, writing and editing of marketing and communications tools;
  • Planning/management of media relations program, including handling media inquiries and initiating local and national media outreach;
  • General communications/PR guidance for marketing activities and fund-raising events/programs;
  • Planning and management of public awareness initiatives, including public service announcements;
  • Identifying and planning community outreach opportunities;
  • Implementation of internal communications programs;
  • Development and management of crisis communications plan;
  • Legislative advocacy and public affairs strategies to impact key issues; and
  • Coordination of public awareness/outreach opportunities for celebrity ambassadors.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 8-10 years of experience in communications, public relations and marketing;
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or related field;
  • Knowledge of best practices in communications/public relations strategic planning and ability to implement plans and ideas;
  • Experience managing and developing professional staff;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Substantial experience as an organizational spokesperson with media;
  • Detail-oriented and organized;
  • Ability to successfully juggle multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills;
  • Strong customer service skills; and
  • Experience managing production of broad range of marketing materials, including brochures, newsletters, videos, Web sites, e-newsletters, advertisements and other tools.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter and resume to or Sylvia Hopkins, Childhelp USA, 15757 N. 78th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


Assistant Program Manager for the Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative (United Way)

This position provides skilled administrative support, project management and database services for a comprehensive federal program in compliance with federal mandates and deadlines.  This position is grant funded and is located at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.  Position reports to Program Manager, Compassion Capital Fund Program (Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative) and works collaboratively as a team member with the Director of Supporting Seniors, Program Executive Consultant, administrators and staff of all program partner agencies.  Serves as project manager for specific aspects of the federal program; activities require independent judgment and autonomous decision-making; works with minimal oversight.

Responsibilities include:  Program database management, marketing and outreach, special events planning, meeting supporting, file and records maintenance, customer service and administrative functions.  Applicant must be knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Access.

Interested applicants should contact Sylvia Ahrend at 903-9000 x 231 or for a copy of the job description and application material requirements.  Review of Applications will begin on May 16th.


CEO - Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank has engaged the services of DHR International, a Phoenix-based executive search firm, to aid in hiring a full-time CEO for the organization.

"We feel that DHR will help us to identify and attract the type of leader we are seeking to work with the Board and staff to set future directions for the food bank," says Askin.  "Ideally, we hope to have the position filled by the start of our new fiscal year July 1."

Jackie Askin, chair of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank, invites interested candidates to contact Richard B. Wilder, executive vice president at DHR, regarding the position.

His phone number is (602) 992-7810. He can also be reached by e-mail at More Information is available online at the Community Food Bank's website:


Vice President and Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer - Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Chief Financial & Operations Officer as chief advisor to the CEO with the ability to focus on a broad range of financial, operational, strategic and executive leadership issues impacting the organization. 

The COO/CFO will be responsible for the executive leadership, direction and management for finance, administration and operations, including establishing and monitoring internal controls with regard to financial and operational processes.  This position also directs such activities of the Scottsdale Cultural Council and its operating divisions in support of policies, goals, and objectives in collaboration with the CEO and the Board of Trustees by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.  This position supports the operating division programs by assuring that administrative and operational services are responsive to the needs of program management.

Qualifications: Masters degree (M.B.A.) preferred, with a minimum of seven years of direct experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified in the job description, preferably in nonprofit management.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: or mail them to Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR fax: 480-874-4699


*Multiple Positions* - Beatitudes Center (DOAR)

Director of Development

Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R. (Developing Older Adult Resources) is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that serves homebound or disabled adults and family caregivers throughout the greater Phoenix area.  Programs include VICaP Faith in Action, GENERATIONS, Project GrandCare, and the Nurse & Health Ministries Network. Learn more about Center D.O.A.R. at

The Director of Development, a newly created position, will:

  • Develop a fund development plan, in consultation with the Executive Director and board members, outlining specific strategies with both long and short term goals
  • Actively seek and secure new corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to identify avenues of economic support for various programs and projects
  • Create and maintain an ongoing donor relations program which may include personal visits, scheduling luncheons and meetings, making personal calls, producing newsletters, correspondence and other forms of communication
  • Manage the development and maintenance of a database for Center D.O.A.R. benefactors.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related degree preferred. Direct experience preferred in development and marketing, including the construction and administration of annual and planned giving programs, corporate solicitation, and grant writing. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Sensitivity to diverse faith backgrounds.

Hours:  36 - 40 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends (depending on the successful candidate's preference).  The salary is based upon $20 per hour and includes an excellent benefit package.

VICaP Faith in Action Director

VICaP Faith in Action recruits and trains volunteers to help homebound elders and disabled adults with services such as shopping, visiting, and transportation. Learn more about VICaP Faith in Action and all of Center D.O.A.R.'s programs at

The program director will:

  • Develop goals and objectives for VICaP Faith in Action, together with the VICaP Coordinating Council and staff
  • Monitor and move forward the strategic direction of the program.
  • Coordinate and monitor performance of VICaP Faith in Action staff.
  • Interpret VICaP Faith in Action to clergy, other religious leaders, and the wider community through presentations, meetings, written communications, and other methods.
  • Design and execute methods for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
  • Administer all contracts and agreements with funding agencies relating to the program.
  • Assist in the provision of training for new and ongoing volunteers.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or a minimum of five years of volunteer management experience; administrative / supervisory experience; ability to establish, implement, and monitor goals and objectives; excellent communication skills; basic computer skills; commitment to the mission of Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R.; sensitivity to working with persons from diverse faith communities.

Hours: 32 - 36 hours per week (weekdays), with occasional evenings and weekends at a salary based upon $20 per hour. Excellent benefits are provided.

Submit resumes to Elizabeth Brunstein, Executive Director, at or 555 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ   85021.  Call Elizabeth for questions at 602-274-5022.


Community Relations Supervisor - Maricopa County Animal Care & Control

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Phoenix, Arizona has an opening for a Community Relations Supervisor to manage animal welfare and safety net activities and staff and to develop and manage public relations, marketing, and community relations.  

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience in Public Relations, Marketing, or Communications.  Supervisory experience helpful. Must have strong communications skills and be comfortable with speaking to large groups and on camera. Must be able to work a flexible schedule of weekends and evenings. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit


Customer Service Specialist - Yavapai Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Yavapai Big Brothers/Big Sisters is hiring a 20-hour per week Customer Service Specialist in their Prescott Valley office. The idea candidate will be a highly organized, customer service oriented person with Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills. Specific job duties include overseeing volunteer enrollment process including files, maintaining databases, scheduling interviews, answering program questions, running fingerprint/DMV reports, some volunteer recruitment and follow-up.

For more information, call 775-5336 email resume to


*Multiple Positions* - US Vets, Inc.

US Vets in Prescott is a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. The program is currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Americorps Case Manager

Assists clients in creating a case plan for employment, mental health, medical, housing and sobriety goals, and helps ensure clients' compliance with program. This is a full-time temporary (10 months) volunteer position that pays a stipend of $10,190, an education award of $4,725, health insurance and child care reimbursement.

Resident Assistant

Maintains safety and welfare of clients and facilities. This position works full time, evenings and weekends. Earnings start at $8 per hour, with health insurance available after 90 days.

For more information or to apply, contact Sara Dragon at 445-4860, ext 5908 or


*Multiple Positions* - Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority

Adult Project Coordinator (2 Positions SMI; Substance Abuse)


  • Master's Degree in Behavioral Health
  • Licensed in AZ at independent level or eligible w/in 6 months
  • Min. 5 years clinical experience working w/ the Seriously Mentally Ill &/or Substance Abuser
  • Skills in clinical program development, technical writing, & issue resolution
  • Proficient with Computer Software Applications

No direct client contact. Implement & monitor new & existing regional programs for behavioral health services for substance abuse & SMI populations throughout the Northern AZ region.  Need strong people & problem solving skills, be diplomatic, tactful, creative and ethical w/ excellent time/project mgmt skills.  Some travel required.  Program administration exp. and familiarity w/AZ RBHA system preferred.

Children's Program Integration Analyst

Grant funded position responsible for design, implementation, monitoring, & management of children's program measures. Bachelors required, master's preferred. Expert level with Access and Excel; exp. w/ research project design & knowledge of children's behavioral health care. Salary DOE $35-45K

For a full listing of our open positions please visit Please send resume to:

Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, 1300 S. Yale St., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001, Phone (928) 774-7128; Fax  (928) 774-5665;

Dedicated to a multi-cultural workforce, seeking bilingual candidates.


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