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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

June 7, 2005

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What's New


Dr. Guo Receives Stevenson Fellowship

Dr. Chao Guo, Assistant Professor of the ASU School of Community Resources and Development and a member of the affiliated faculty of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, has been selected as a 2005-2006 David Stevenson Fellow. The Fellowship is awarded from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (Cleveland, OH) and provides a $12,500 stipend to support Dr. Guo's nonprofit research agenda in the coming year. Dr. Guo teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in ASU's nonprofit studies programs.


Kate Forbes Receives 2005 Public Service Award from the American Institute of CPAs

Kate Forbes, Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix-based eTec, and a member of the board of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, was named the 2005 Public Service Award Recipient from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants during an awards last month in Washington, D.C. Forbes was cited for her outstanding leadership to the American Red Cross and for her role in founding the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. The Arizona Society of CPA's also honored Forbes with their public service award during a luncheon held earlier last month.


ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management Contributes to National and International Research

As ASU contributes to building the body of knowledge in the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies, it is noted that several research articles pertaining to nonprofit studies are in press this year from affiliated faculty of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management:

  • Articles by ASU Professors Will Brown and Carl Yoshioka titled, "A New Service Delivery Model to Support Volunteer Mentoring Relationships." and one by Professors Will Brown and Robert Ashcraft titled, "Corporate Employee Volunteer Programs: Considering the Interests of Multiple Stakeholders." Both articles appear in 2005 issues of the Journal of Volunteer Administration, published by the Association of Volunteer Administration. Each faculty member is a professor in ASU's School of Community Resources and Development. All of these authors are professors in the ASU School of Community Resources and Development.

  • Two articles dealing with the performance of boards in nonprofit organizations were published in 2005. The first by Professor Brown is titled, "Exploring the Association between Board and Organizational Performance in Nonprofit Organizations" and the other is from co-authors, Professors Jennifer Bright Preston (Argosy University, Santa Ana, California) and Will Brown titled, "Commitment and performance of nonprofit board members." Both of these articles may be found in current issues of the journal: Nonprofit Management and Leadership, published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass in partnership with the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

  • Through relationships developed between ASU's School of Public Affairs and Moscow State University (MSU) in Russia, a joint symposium for MSU's on-line journal was launched. Two articles affiliated faculty of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management were accepted in the first issue just released. Professor Laura Peck, (assistant professor in ASU's School of Public Affairs) authored an article titled, "Do Anti-Poverty Serving Nonprofit Organizations Locate Where People Need Them? Evidence from a Spatial Analysis of Phoenix." Professor Chao Guo, (Assistant Professor in the ASU School of Community Resources and Development), authored an article titled, "Responsiveness in Nonprofit Organizations: A Stakeholder Approach."


United Way Seeks Proposals on Preventing & Reducing Family and Domestic Violence (Tucson)

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is seeking proposals from groups working to reduce and prevent family and domestic violence in our community. Nonprofit groups are invited to apply for two different requests for proposals. A combined $123,500 will be awarded to groups that can harness the power of neighborhoods to make long-term reductions in family violence or help ensure that all healthcare providers screen patients for domestic abuse.  Please see the two attached RFPs.

For the Neighborhood Development for Family neighborhood-based effort, United Way is looking for proposals in which abuse survivors and neighborhood volunteers will play meaningful roles in decreasing tolerance for family violence. Proposals are due at United Way by 5 p.m. Aug. 15.

For the Healthcare Professionals Training for Domestic Violence Prevention, United Way will give priority to proposals that use community-building principles and are sensitive to the wide variety of local cultures. Those proposals are due at United Way by 5 p.m. June 30.

Groups may start the application process at All groups must be a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit and attend a pre-application workshop. See the RFPs for dates and times of the pre-application workshops.

For more information, call Patrick Jordan, Director of Strengthening Families, at (520) 903-9000 ext. 310 or e-mail




NPower Arizona - Summer of Training

Use the summer months to learn with NPower Arizona's Summer of Training. Classes include Excel, HTML Basics, Dreamweaver, and other interesting topics.

As part of their revamped education program in 2005, NPower Arizona has concentrated all of their classroom-based, hands-on, computer-based software skills training during June and July.

Scholarships are available for some classes. To learn more about training opportunities and scholarships please visit

If you have questions, call Beverly Tyson, our Membership Manager, at 602-343-6797 or email


Professional Meeting Managers Program
Summer School Program begins June 7

The ASU School of Community Resource and Development announces the Professional Meeting Managers (PMMP) summer school program beginning Tuesday, June 7 and 21st with The Art of Planning a Meeting, conducted by Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, director of the PMMP Program.

Additional courses this summer include half day sessions on July 7 with The Checks and Balances of Food and Beverage Planning in the morning and Evaluating your Meetings Effectively in the afternoon. On July 21, a workshop on Audio Visual Technology will be held in the morning and Planes, Vans and Ground Transportation will be held in the afternoon.

The courses are open to all nonprofit agencies in the Valley who plan, organize and manage special events, meetings and conferences and are conducted by professional meeting and event planners in the Valley.

Further information about the courses and registration can be obtained by clicking on or by calling Jim Fausel at 480 965 0638.


Vote for the Nonprofit Leader Most Deserving of a $20,000 Office Renovation

Public voting has begun for the Goodman's "Eye for the Good Guy" program, which will award an office renovation valued at $20,000 to the most dedicated and effective leader of a Maricopa County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Now through June 10 at 5 p.m., visit to cast a daily vote for your favorite "Good Guy" from a choice of 10 distinguished finalists:

       Allen Carlson, Executive Director of Newtown Community Development Corp
       Christine Odom, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun
       Darlene Newsom, CEO of UMOM New Day Centers
       Diane Brossart, President of Valley Forward Association
       Julie Iacobelli, President and CEO of Communities in Schools of Arizona
       Linda Lyman, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation Inc.
       Phil Pangrazio, Executive Director of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
       Ron Adelson, CEO of AASK Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids
       Sherry Whitener, Executive Director of Advocates for Disabled, Inc.
       Yvette Toledo Katsenes, Executive Director of Phoenix Day.

Finalists were selected by the program's co-presenting sponsors, Goodman's Interior Structures and The Phoenix Business Journal, from a pool of more than 360 nominations received from the community. The winner will be selected through a combination of public votes and scores assigned by a panel of local judges.


Power Paws seeks board volunteers

Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Scottsdale, is seeking volunteers for Board Officers.  We will be electing a new board in October and will fill positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  Power Paws raises, trains and places assistance dogs to work with people with disabilities.  We are looking for dedicated individuals who will grow with us as we "Empower People for Independence." For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Robyn Abels at (480) 945-0754 or, or visit


Gilbert Historical Society names Executive Director

The Gilbert Historical Society has named Kayla Kolar as its first Executive Director.  Founded in 1982, the museum has been operated solely by volunteers until now.  Ms. Kolar previously was the Executive Director for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Deputy Director of the Desert Botanical Garden.


Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America Names
Mike Pressendo Director of Brand Communications

Mike Pressendo joins the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America as director of brand communications. Pressendo brings to the Foundation more than 20 years experience in public relations and communications, including advertising, marketing, e-marketing, internal communications and cause branding. For more information 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! 


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 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



"The Buck Stops Here - When You Are Your Organization's Fundraising Staff" - Greater Arizona Chapter of AFP
June 9 (Phoenix)

This workshop is sponsored by the Greater Arizona Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) - Being a one-person development staff is a major balancing act.  But it's also very individual. Here is your chance to ask a panel of experts the questions you need answered to get your job done. Anyone with an interest in this subject is welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend!. Topic: "Boards and Fundraising". Time: 2:30pm-4pm   Location: Kids Voting Arizona, 2200 N Central Ave., Suite 502, Phoenix, AZ.    Reserve by contacting Carole Kauffman by phone to 602-234-3338 or via email to  


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


Monthly Meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Southern Arizona Chapter
June 10 (Tucson)

Special Double Session:  Session 1: Ethics, Frauds, Flakes & the Fun of Ethics. 7:30am-9am.  During this program participants will be introduced to the six areas of potential fundraising ethical abuse and learn how to evaluate a situation to decide if an ethical problem exists.  Session 2:  Real Life, Real Money, Real Dilemmas!   9am-11am.  The presenter for both sessions is Bill J. Harrison, CFRE, who is the immediate past president of the AFP Greater Arizona Chapter.  Bill will share a few sensitive gift scenarios from his career and then will facilitate small groups in tackling difficult ethical dilemmas.   First session includes breakfast.  You may attend just the first session, second session or both sessions.  Cost:  Session 1: $25; Session 2: $15; Both sessions: $40.  Please RSVP by Monday June 6th. Online:  Email:  Phone: (520) 403-9871.


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 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 contact us by phone (480) 965-1867 or by email at -


Making Cultural Diversity a Way of Life
Sponsored by Arizona Council of Human Services Providers
July 10-12

Approximately one year ago,the Arizona Council committed themselves to creating a Cultural Competency process that will transform the manner in which human services are delivered in the state of Arizona.

Please join the Arizona Council of Human Services for their annual training conference, where we will spend two full days celebrating diversity.

The Council has assembled a faculty of experts and entertainers who will certainly "educate,enlighten and entertain" our audience. We are confident that this year's training event, focused exclusively on Cultural Competency, will be the finest educational event ever conducted by this organization and perhaps the finest conducted in the state.

Anticipated attendance is between 300400 clinicians and executive level management staff and available seating will sell out quickly. For registration information contact Jerry Boehm at 602.252.9363 or via email at


Women of Scottsdale Monthly Luncheon
July 15

This monthly luncheon is a great opportunity for networking. This meeting is being sponsored by Signature Sponsor North Valley Plastic Surgery & Dr. Martin L. Bell. Enjoy lunch with members and guests.

Friday, July 15th 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Reception 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Luncheon at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale. Women who work, live or conduct business in Scottsdale are invited to attend. Non-members interested in finding out more are welcome.

R.S.V.P: Advance reservations are required and a payment of $25 per person must be received three days prior to the meeting date. For an R.S.V.P. form and information on where to send payments visit or call (480) 391-6585.


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 moyler@ica-usa.orgor

Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders - Free Information Sessions
August 25, 2005        5:30 pm 6:30 pm
October 7, 2005        12:00 pm 1:00 pm
January 10, 2006      5:30 pm 6:30 pm
April 12, 2006            12:00 pm 1:00 pm
June 8, 2006              5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Interested in advancing your career? The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers a full spectrum of professional development programs through the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI). NMI offers an array of workshops and courses that provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment. Programs include:

  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
  • Topical Workshops
  • Conferences

You are invited to attend a free orientation to learn more about the professional development programs offered through NMI by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.  Each Brown Bag session will take place at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at (480) 965-1867 or at


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* Executive Director Interfaith Cooperative Ministries

Interfaith Cooperative Ministries a small inner city charity which provides food, clothing and other services, to the poor and homeless is seeking an Executive Director. This is a "hands on" job with a small staff and many volunteers. A minimum BS degree and several years experience working with non-profit boards and agencies is required. The selected candidate must have excellent communications skills, will engage in marketing and fund raising activities, and will make presentations to large and small groups.

Send cover letter and resume to Albert E. Peters, ICM Search Committee, 6401 E. Calle Rosa, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Or inquiries may be sent by email to


*New Listing* ASU American Humanics Sr. Program Coordinator Position

ASU is seeking to fill the position of the AH Senior Program Coordinator. This position supports the student and community development goals of the American Humanics Program in the School of Community Resources and Development in collaboration with the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management; coordinates relationships to key on-campus and off-campus constituencies including faculty, students, alumni, nonprofit partners, founders and community leaders; initiates and implements outreach strategies of the program; develops and coordinates student development activities such as retreats, senior dinners, special events, workshops, community service experiences, annual fund raising efforts and other activities designed to prepare students for service in the nonprofit sector in meeting national American Humanics competencies. Prepares reports and other documentation of the program's work; supports the work of a community board of directors in collaboration with the director of the Center.

Applicants who meet the position criteria are encouraged to apply, as ASU seeks an outstanding staff member to work with faculty and staff of the school and center to continue bolstering the AH program at ASU. Additional details about the position may be found at the following link:


*New Listing* Director of Development West Valley Arts Council

The Director of Development for the West Valley Arts Council will be responsible for a comprehensive development effort, including managing a three-person development department that will raise approximately $600,000 per year in annual support plus additional income generated from special projects. He/She will work closely with the programs, marketing and finance staff; Board of Directors; development committee; donors and prospective donors; foundations, corporations and other institutional supporters to achieve income projections. The Director will be responsible for formulating fundraising goals, and for developing and executing the strategies and action plans to achieve them. Specific duties will include: grants research, prospecting, writing and reporting; corporate support/sponsorship; personal solicitations; special events; the development of online giving and planned giving vehicles; donor cultivation and stewardship; managing development staff; budget preparation and reconciliation. This position presents an excellent opportunity for any development professional seeking a challenging leadership role.

To apply, fax or mail cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to: Development Director Search, West Valley Arts Council, P.O. Box 754, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. Fax: (623) 935-4327, or you may e-mail it to No phone calls, please.

*New Listing* Education Operations Manager (Part-Time) - Junior Achievement of Arizona

This person must work well in fast paced, team environment. Must be comfortable public speaking, highly organized and detail oriented, computer savvy, energetic & motivated. This position will coordinate projects related to programs, marketing collateral, maintain inventory/supplies of program materials, and provide support and training to teachers and volunteers to implement JA programs, among other projects. Degree a plus. See for more information or email resume to


*New Listing* Development Coordinator - Interfaith Community Services (Tucson)

This person must work well in fast paced, team environment. Must be comfortable public speaking, highly organized and detail oriented, computer savvy, energetic & motivated. This position will coordinate projects related to programs, marketing collateral, maintain inventory/supplies of program materials, and provide support and training to teachers and volunteers to implement JA programs, among other projects. Degree a plus. See for more information or email resume to


*New Listing* Development Assistant Beatitudes Campus

The Beatitudes Campus, faith-based multi-level retirement community serving 600 older adults, has an immediate opening for the position of Development Assistant

The Assistant will work with a good degree of independence and will have the opportunity to learn about donor relations, direct mail, donor acknowledgement, and prospect research techniques. The ideal person must be highly organized, have great attention to detail, outstanding written and proofreading skills, and excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Experience with MS Office, Raiser's Edge, Corel a plus.

Responsibilities include data entry of all gifts and donor information, preparing donor acknowledgement letters, reports and mailings, maintaining file records, coordinating volunteer services, and assisting with special projects and events.

Salary: $25,000 plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately; position open until suitable candidate found. Submit letter of application, resume, and three current professional recommendations to Michelle Just at mjust@beatitudescampus.orgor 1610 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. For more information on Beatitudes Campus go to


*New Listing* Fundraising Specialist - United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona

This position will be responsible for creating, implementing and managing major fundraising projects annually to generate unrestricted funds for UCP. Additional responsibilities include cultivating and soliciting new corporate and individual donors for all events. 
Skills/Requirements: BS/BA degree in business, marketing, public relations or related field; or two years of fundraising experience with an AA degree.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits: medical, dental, life, paid-time-off (vacation/sick time), holidays, 401(k) plan, and the opportunity to work with a great bunch of people!

For more information on this position or to apply, contact Perry Bramlett at (602) 943-5472 or


*New Listing* Development Coordinator - Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith Community Services (formerly Northwest Interfaith Center) is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that serves the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged families in the greater Tucson area. Programs include Caregiving Services, Mobile Meals, Health Advocacy, Food Bank, and Good Samaritan emergency assistance. For more information, visit our website.

The Development Coordinator, 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.
  • Coordinate various fund-raising events and initiate new avenues of economic support.
  • Create and maintain an ongoing donor relations program which may include personal visits, scheduling luncheons and meetings, making personal calls, producing printed collaterals, correspondence and other forms of communication.
  • Manage the maintenance of FundRaiser database.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related degree preferred. Direct experience preferred in development and marketing, including annual and planned giving programs, corporate solicitation, and grant writing; excellent communication and presentation skills; and sensitivity to diverse faith backgrounds.

To apply, submit resumes and salary requirements to Bonnie Kampa, Executive Director, at bkampa@icstucson.orgor mail to ICS, 2820 W. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741. Call Bonnie with questions at (520) 297-6049. Please visit for more details.


*New Listing* Assistant Director of Development Arizona Opera (Tucson)

The ideal candidate possesses the following professional qualifications: At least 2 years experience in fundraising environment, Ability to handle multiple/diverse projects simultaneously, Experience with Raiser's Edge or similar donor database management software

  • Experience with all components of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with major event planning and management
  • Some experience with donor cultivation and solicitation practices
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Research experience with Lexis Nexis, Guidestar, Wealth Engine, Hoovers, etc a plus

 The major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Organization and management of all patron activities surrounding opera performances in Tucson
  • Data entry of donor gifts and other relevant information
  • Generates gift acknowledgment correspondence in a timely manner
  • Plan and execute special events in Tucson including season-opening gala, Home Tour, Director's Dinner, salons, working rehearsals, etc.
  • Research corporate, foundation & individual donors and/or prospects and prepare detailed profiles
  • Generate contribution reports via Raiser's Edge
  • Liaison to 150-member league of volunteers; attend League board meetings; assist and/or attend League events as necessary
  • Oversee all benefit fulfillment for corporate & major sponsorships throughout the season
  • Responsible for portfolio of in-kind contributions as well as some select corporate, foundation and/or individuals for cultivation, moves management and solicitation
  • Occasional travel to Phoenix for events and development department meetings

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred in related field of interest.

For more information about Arizona Opera, please visit our website For the complete job description please contact the Arizona Opera.  Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter by June 22nd via e-mail kate@azopera.comor mail 3501 N Mountain, Tucson, AZ 85719 or FAX (520) 293-5097.  No phone calls please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Northland Hospice

Executive Assistant

Northland Hospice is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director.  Duties include Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Human Resource records management.  Must have strong computer skills and be detail oriented.  Prefer 3-5 years experience in human resources and payroll.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Salary is dependent upon experience and skill. 

Volunteer Coordinator

Northland Hospice has a position open for an energetic, intuitive people-person who can work with a variety of personalities and situations as our Volunteer Coordinator.  Duties include coordinating and supervising the efforts of volunteers who serve with patient care in the patient's own home and the Olivia White Hospice Home; meeting with families to assess volunteer needs and matching volunteers appropriately; and, coordinating volunteer efforts with fundraising, mailings and office assistance.  Strong computer skills are required.  Some management experience preferred.  Hospice training and/or experience a plus.   This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and skill.


Northland Hospice is seeking a person with exceptional interpersonal and computer skills to fill the position of secretary/receptionist.  The position requires sensitivity, confidence, accuracy and the ability to multi-task.  Duties include answering telephone, processing incoming mail and correspondence, bank deposits and recordkeeping. Competency with MS Office Professional software is necessary. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and skill.

To apply for any of the above positions, please send resume to, FAX to (928) 779-5884 or mail to P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, AZ 86002.

*New Listing* Regional Director - Pima County Programs - Child Family Resources

Child Family Resources, a private, non-profit, comm-unity-based organization has available a senior management position to direct and coordinate multiple programs in Pima County. Responsible for grants, contracts, and management of complex programs in child care, youth, and family support services. Must have expertise in program, contractual and fiscal funding areas. Requires experience in both administrative and clinical supervision. Masters degree in Social Work, Management, Education or related field required. Excellent benefits. EOE. Open until filled.

Applications available at Child Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway M-F 8-5. Visit for more information.


*New Listing* Volunteer Coordinator Maricopa County Animal Care & Control

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is seeking an experienced go-getter for the position of Volunteer Coordinator.  This position is responsible for recruitment, training, program development and management of the department's volunteers.  Visit for a complete list of responsibilities and requirements.


*New Listing* Development Associate La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), a farm worker movement agency, is seeking a part-time Development Associate to lead the design and implementation of its development strategy for its Phoenix-based Arizona office.  The position offers the opportunity to grow into a full-time job. 

Required qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and two years experience or an advanced degree and one year of experience in fund development, including annual giving, major gifts, special events and grant writing.  Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred. 

LUPE's mission is to build a common voice of people to promote a broader vision that shapes community issues so that the well-being of families and communities are improved. Interested parties should mail a cover letter and resume to


*New Listing* Career Development Specialist - Arizona Women's Education & Employment, Inc.

AWEE is a growing nonprofit that has two openings for immediate hire.  One position will be housed at AWEE's main office at 640 N. First Avenue in Phoenix and the second will work in the West Valley. The correct candidates will prepare clients for employment, career advancement, create service plans, assist job search and retention. Experience in workforce development and bilingual preferred.  Excellent pay and benefits in a friendly environment.  Fax resume: Kathie Rudolph at (602) 223-4338.


*New Listing* Community Investment Officer (Exempt Position) Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc.

Provides services and technical assistance to originate, process, underwrite and close loans for housing and community development projects. Generates monthly or payoff statements and loan documents.  Prepares loan portfolio reports.  Performs collection efforts. Works with Housing Director to build investor relationships to enhance the Housing Loan Fund.  Supervises staff as assigned.  Requires excellent writing and communication skills, B.A. in Business Administration, Finance or related field, or five years equivalent experience, and valid AZ driver's license with clearance from insurer.  Travel required within assigned area.  Applications available at at 802 E. 46th St. Tucson, AZ 85713.  Please mail with resume to previous address, fax to (520) 806-4639, or e-mail to


*New Listing* Business Manager - Southwest Valley Regional YMCA

Exciting opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to join our team of committed staff to manage the business operations of the Southwest Valley Regional YMCA.  Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Business Manager will be responsible monitoring branch deposits, payables, payroll and will be the Branch liaison to the Board of Directors and the Strong Kids Campaign.  This person will also run daily, weekly and monthly reports regarding income, expense, membership and program participation.  This position will also require supervision of the member service desk procedures and staff.

Qualified applicants will have excellent communication and organizational skills and must be multi-task oriented.  YMCA experience a plus; computer skills a must.  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. Salary Range : $32,386-$40,483

For more information, please contact Laura Taylor at (602) 744-2291 or Resume Closing Date: June 15, 2005


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


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).


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


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.


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


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 hhhousing@aol.comor fax to (602) 381-7706. 


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


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:


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. 


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

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, preferred). If no access to email, 7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 145, Phoenix, AZ 85020-4660. TNC is EOE.


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


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


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.


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


*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


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


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