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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

June 20, 2005

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What's New


*Save the Date* - 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference - Board Governance
November 3-4, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce that Nonprofit Day has evolved into a premier two-day conference event filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue. The 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference will be held on November 3 & 4, 2005. Designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector, the Annual Nonprofit Conference is developed with nonprofit staff and volunteers in mind. As details become available – they will be presented in this newsletter and at our website at

This year's conference will focus on the theme of Inspired and Motivated Board Governance and will feature two days of activities including:

  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Pre-conference sessions
  • Conference bookstore
  • Information packed workshop sessions
  • Conference binder filled with valuable resources
  • Opportunities to network with other nonprofit and community leaders
*Your Input is Needed* - The Center invites your input on the focus and content of the workshop sessions to be presented as part of this two-day event. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey to inform our planning around the theme of inspired and motivated board governance. The survey is just nine questions and will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous. The deadline for input is July 15th. To access the survey, please click here.

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




Professional Meeting Managers Program - ASU School of Community Resources and Development

The ASU School of Community Resource and Development announces the Professional Meeting Managers (PMMP) summer school program. 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 calling Jim Fausel at (480) 965-0638.


Heather Rudinsky Joins Make-A-Wish Foundation of America as Director of Direct Response

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America has named Heather Rudinsky Director of Direct Response. Rudinsky joins the Foundation with 16 years of direct marketing experience in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and fundraising campaigns.


Professional Representative Board Member Wanted

Salt River Community Housing Division and the Board of Directors are seeking applications for one (1) PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE board member vacancy (2-year term).

As a Professional Board Member:

  • Have professional housing, construction, banking, development, etc. experience or background.
  • Have experience or knowledge of Indian Housing Programs.

Responsibilities of this position include regular attendance/participation of numerous meetings, conferences, workshops, housing events, interviews, etc. within and outside the community. Receive a paid stipend for regular and "special" meetings.

Applications for board membership can be picked up at the Tribal Administration Office from Council Secretary, Erica Harvier. 10,005 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256, (480) 850-8001. Deadline for applications: June 24, 2005 @ 5 PM.


The Andrew Family Foundation Seeks Proposals for New " Opportunity Knocks" Initiative

Arizona-based nonprofits are invited to apply to The Andrew Family Foundation's latest philanthropic initiative, Opportunity Knocks. The Foundation will award grant(s) of up to $450,000 over a three-year period.

The mission of Opportunity Knocks is to partner and collaborate with other organizations and individuals, enabling us to leverage our financial, intellectual, social and human capital to create, foster and support self-sustaining programs that positively affect and enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth and their families.

For the complete RFP, visit: To begin the application process, please visit the web address below. You will be asked to complete an online eligibility quiz. If your organization qualifies, you will be asked to complete an online Letter of Inquiry.


Capacity Enhancement Grants for Organizations that Serve Pima County Seniors

The Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative is a capacity-building program funded in part by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our program aims to assist faith-based and community groups that serve senior citizens and their unpaid, informal caregivers to increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services, expand their organization or association, diversify their funding sources and create collaborations to better serve seniors or engage them in meaningful volunteer activity.

The Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative is a partnership between United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Pima Council on Aging, PRO Neighborhoods, Interfaith Community Services (formerly Northwest Interfaith Services) and the Multicultural Leadership Development Program.

Grants are for capacity enhancement purposes only and may not be used to fund direct services or inherently religious activities. Organizations need not to have 501(c) 3 status to apply for grant funding, training or technical assistance. The Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative will provide ongoing assistance at no cost to organizations and associations.

The Request for Proposal will be released on June 27, 2005. Deadline for completed proposals is July 29, 2005. The grant period will be from December 1, 2005 until November 30, 2006. Applicants must attend a pre-proposal workshop to apply for this grant. The Registration Form to attend one of the pre-proposal workshops will be available on United Way's website ( on June 27, 2005. For more details, please contact United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona at (520) 903-9000.


Arizona Community Foundation Offers Grants to Serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

The Tapestry Community Fund, an initiative at the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), is offering one-year grants to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) nonprofit organizations and organizations serving the LGBT community.

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 will address the needs of the LGBT community and enhance the operations of LGBT organizations. The deadline for letters of inquiry is July 15 at 5 p.m. A two-step application requires submission of a letter of inquiry and a proposal if invited to apply. For a list of complete Tapestry Community Fund grant guidelines go to:

To assist organizations prepare their online application and discuss ideas they may have about the application process, ACF will host a grants workshop on June 23, 2005 at the Arizona Community Foundation Lobby A, located at 2201 East Camelback Road Suite 202, Phoenix AZ 85016.

For more information, visit the ACF website at or call 602-381-1400.


Professionals and Young Adults Needed as Reviewers for the DHHS Community-Based Abstinence Education Program

Have you ever been a part of a grant review process in Washington DC ? Have you ever wanted to be a grant reviewer, but haven't had the opportunity to do so? Are you passionate about the message of abstinence for our youth? Are you discerning when you evaluate programs and proposals?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then please consider applying to be a panel member for reviewing the new Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) Grants offered through the Department of Health and Human Services. Formerly known as SPRANS Grants, these grants represent the lion's share of all abstinence funding in the United States.

CBAE Grant Reviews are scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. during each of the following three sessions in August:

  1. Sunday, July 31-Thursday, August 4
  2. Sunday, August 7-Thursday, August 11 and
  3. Sunday, August 14-Thursday, August 18

Please check your calendar for availability and then seriously consider serving America's Youth in this capacity. Reviewers can serve up to two sessions. All grant reviewers receive $150 per day of review participation. Panel chairpersons receive $200 per day. Transportation will be provided for out-of-town participants (you must live 50 miles outside of Washington D.C.).

It will take a few hours to complete the application process, but it is well worth the time and effort. To apply, go to the Administration for Children and Families website at: Follow steps 1-5 on the grant review website. For the CBAE Grant want ads, click on the link for the Family and Youth Services Bureau, and then scroll down to job codes FYSB-013 or FYSB 014 (young adults) in the left hand column.


Thunderbirds Charities Looking for "Birdies for Charity" Participants

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the FBR Open, and Thunderbirds Charities are looking for Arizona-based nonprofits to participate in the 2006 FBR Open Birdies For Charity program. The 2005 program raised more than $800,000 for Arizona charities. Here's how it works:

Participating charities solicit pledges of one cent, two cents, a dollar, etc. per birdie, and pledge forms are returned to the Thunderbirds. After the 2006 FBR Open (Jan. 30 – Feb. 5), the total number of birdies will be calculated and Thunderbird Charities will mail invoices to those who pledged. Example: 1 cent pledged x 1,400 birdies = $14.00 pledge to the charity. After pledges are collected, Thunderbirds Charities will cut a check for the entire amount collected to the charity who obtained the pledge. The Thunderbirds supply all the marketing materials. As an added incentive, all pledges are automatically entered into a random drawing for a 2006 Buick and 100 other great prizes.

Interested? Call or email Cheryl Ruggiero at 602-216-7325 or For more details, see:

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


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!




Managing Successful Community Volunteer Projects – Nonprofit Resource Center
June 22 (Flagstaff)

This workshop is NPRC's kickoff for Make a Difference Day, October 15, 2005. Project applications and details will be available. All projects submitted will be posted on the NPRC website for volunteers to review prior to October 15th. Get your project in early and take advantage of this opportunity to promote your organization and your volunteer needs.

NPRC is offering this workshop in collaboration with Make a Difference to help you develop and manage volunteer projects for your organization and prepare for Make A Difference Day. Last year, there were over 300 volunteers who worked on projects throughout the Flagstaff area on Make A Difference Day.

At this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify a meaningful need and a related project
  • Evaluate the feasibility of a project
  • Recruit and engage volunteers to staff the project…and have fun doing it
  • Analyze the outcome of a project
  • Prepare a final report

Each participant will receive a training manual filled with valuable guidelines, advice and worksheets.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who manages community service programs or volunteers.
  • Anyone responsible for engaging citizens in community service projects.
  • Nonprofits designing projects for Make a Difference Day next October.

For the second year, the Nonprofit Resource Center partners with City of Flagstaff Conservation Program, Coconino County and Youth in Action AmeriCorps to encourage nonprofits, neighborhood associations, special interest groups or any local civic group to develop a service project for this day. This workshop will help you in your planning.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: members of NPRC - $15 prior to June 15th and $25 after June 15th. Nonmembers -- $25 prior to June 15th and $35 after June 15th.

All workshop fees will be used for Make A Difference Day activities, October 22, 2005.

Location: Ponderosa Room, County Health Dept, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff

To register: Contact Christina at (928) 527-7926 or

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 -


Not-for-Profits and Multi-Entity Structures: Part 1 Legal Considerations
June 29

This workshop is presented by the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA) and will cover the following topics:

  • Overview – Why would a not-for-profit organization consider forming another entity?
  • Entity choices
  • Legal insulation
  • Board structure
  • Prohibited activities
  • Resource sharing and types of agreements
  • Issues around transferring title

To register, or for more information, please visit

Date: June 29, 2005
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix
Fee: $20 ASCPA Members, $35 non-members, $20 non-CPA staff


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 itself 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 300–400 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

Grant Writing & Planning Workshops – New Earth Foundation
July 13, 14, 15 (Sedona)

Presented by the New Earth Foundation, a grant giving and educational foundation. July 13, 14, & 15, 2005 at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 Whitebear Road, Sedona, Arizona. You must register in advance to participate. Lorna McLeod, author of the soon to be released "Grant Readiness Guide" and nonprofit coach, facilitates.

July 13 - Dynamic Proposal Planning – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Good project planning is critical to success in obtaining grants. A weak plan shows. So does a strong one. Guess which is more likely to receive funding? This workshop leads you through crucial components that must be included in planning.

July 14 - Grant Writing with Impact – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Learn to write about your organization with balance between words that touch the heart and practical action that shows funders you mean business. Participants learn basics of concise proposal writing and how to understand grant maker guidelines. We include workable tools for creating a proposal with true impact.

July 15 - Creating a Credible Funding Plan – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Funders pay close attention to whether a proposal's budget is realistic. While most nonprofit leaders have a reasonable grasp of expenses, there can be hidden items few people think about. The income side can be even more challenging. You'll receive forms and guides to help build a strong budget.

One workshop is $65. Two are $110. All three are $160. The second person from same organization is $45/one, $80/two, and $110/all three. To register, call (928) 204-1151 or e-mail


How to Work with Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
July 14 (Flagstaff)

The brown bag discussion sponsored by the Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona will cover similarities amongst the city, adult, and juvenile systems, the types of individuals being assigned community service work hours, the benefits court-ordered community service has to the community, and the benefits that court-ordered community service has to the agency.

Date & Time: July 14, 2005, 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Place: Coconino Center for the Arts, 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


Grantsmanship Essentials: Introduction and Overview – Just Grants! Arizona
July 19 (Phoenix)

In this three-hour "Essentials" class, you'll explore the essential rules of the grantsmanship "gameboard," including mission-driven grantsmanship, the power of partnership, effective program planning, funder research and relationships, and creating winning proposals. You'll discover how the overall grants process works and how you can contribute to your organization's grantseeking success. And you'll leave with three of the most powerful tools you need to get you started on your way to grants success. Our best workshop for anyone new to the field of grantsmanship looking for a "starter-kit" workshop, or for board members, volunteers, administrative staff, and other members of the grants support team.

Date & Time: July 19 -- 9 am-12 noon
Place: Phoenix -- Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Room 157
Cost: $45 for 1-2 people; or save 10% on three or more registrations!

For more information or to register, please visit Please contact Sally Clifford at (866) 472-6878, ext. 11, or email with questions.


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

Winning Federal Dollars: Essential Skills of Federal Grantsmanship – Just Grants! Arizona
August 3 (Phoenix)

Federal grantsmanship: It's a challenging, often perplexing funding arena -- but one with the potential of tremendous reward as well. Designed for novices and experienced grantseekers alike, this workshop will give you the tools, techniques and confidence you need to make your way successfully through today's changing federal-grants environment. We'll take an insider's tour of the federal grants process; reveal what to really look for when you read an RFP; dissect a typical federal funding proposal; explore the key up-to-the-minute Internet resources to support your federal grants research; and much more.

Date & Time: August 3 -- 9 am to 4 pm (lunch on your own)
Place: Phoenix -- Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Room 157
Cost: $85 for 1-2 people; OR save 10% on three or more registrations!

For more information or to register, please visit Please contact Sally Clifford at (866) 472-6878, ext. 11, or email with questions.


Grants Research on the Internet: What Works, What Doesn't Work, and What Makes the Difference – Just Grants! Arizona
August 17 (Phoenix)

With its vast scope and lightning speed, the Internet's the best thing that ever happened to grantseekers -- right? Well, yes. . . and no. In this hands-on, interactive Internet lab session, we'll cut through the many misperceptions about grants research on the Web, and zero in on the sites, services and strategies to help you connect quickly with the right private and public grants resources for your program. You'll learn what to consider when designing your search criteria. You'll learn how to use standard search language to get the results you want. And you'll learn which online resources are best for researching federal, state, and private grant opportunities. Strictly limited to the first 25 PAID registrations per session.

Date & Time: Aug. 17 -- your choice of AM (9-12 noon) or PM (1-4 pm)
Place: Phoenix -- ASU West, 47th Ave. & Thunderbird Rd.
Cost: $55 per person -- Guide Online subscribers save an additional 10%!

For more information or to register, please visit Please contact Sally Clifford at (866) 472-6878, ext. 11, or email with questions.


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


Tech & Tools Service Day – Make A Difference and NPower Arizona
September 24 (Phoenix)

Make A Difference and NPower Arizona would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the first annual Tech & Tools Service Day, a new opportunity to engage volunteers at your organization while addressing some of your basic technology needs. The first annual Tech & Tools Service Day on September 24th, 2005 will mobilize 300 corporate and community volunteers in a rewarding and unique day of service in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The goal of this event is to provide you with some valuable technology support and assist you in beautifying and restoring your computer or learning facilities, or other related needs.

If you are interested in this event you may submit a proposal for:

A)A request for a virus vaccination; a team of trained technologically skilled volunteers to install or update virus protection software on your organizations computers. (Applicable to administrative computers and/or computer lab, onsite computers used by clients, etc)


B)Make a request for a hands-on service project; a team of volunteers to complete a service project related to your technology or learning facilities, or other related needs (i.e. painting the computer room, hosting a children's science or technology fun fair, creating a technology or educational mural, etc).

You provide the place to do the project; we'll provide project management assistance, computer software, volunteers and a great day of service.

All organizations are invited to submit one or more proposals. Proposals due July 13. Projects will be selected by August 1.

To request a copy of the proposal and further information about this event, please contact


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 – Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA (Scottsdale)

Excellent opportunity to join the Valley of the Sun YMCA in leading one of our premier flagship branches. Seeking an Executive Director with 7 years operation and budget experience of $3+ million. Must have strong staff and volunteer, fiscal and financial development skills, and vision for the future for a rapidly growing Scottsdale community. Full benefit package and 12% retirement. Location: 6869 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Hiring Range: $85,000-$95,000
Closing date of this position: June 30, 2005

Please forward resumes to: Sally Lauro, 350 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or send an e-mail to


*New Listing* CEO/Executive Director - Silver Bay Association Conference and Family Center (Silver Bay, New York)

We are seeking a big-picture leader of vision and character to guide, develop and move the Association into its 2nd century. The Association is a dynamic conference and family center, with a 100- year legacy of commitment to the core values of the YMCA. Our historically rich 700-acre campus is located on northern Lake George, within the NYS Adirondack Park. We own and maintain seventy (70) structures, many of which contribute to the Association's status as a National Historic Place. Candidate of choice will have prior experience as CEO or branch exec. of operations in at least the $3-4M range, with demonstrated experience in conference center or hospitality operations, clear success in operating programs for youths, families or conferences, support for spiritual-life programming, plus a track record of fund raising and development with membership organizations.

Resume deadline: July 31, 2005

Salary range from $100,000 to $125,000.

Additional compensation notes: Compensation is based on experience and qualifications. Total package includes potential housing provided on campus or housing allowance, and other cash benefits. In addition, 10% retirement fund participation level (special agreement) fully paid by Association.

More information and application online at


*New Listing* Assistant to the Executive Director – Social Venture Partners Arizona (Phoenix)

Social Venture Partners Arizona is a philanthropic partnership of more than 100 business leaders in the Phoenix area with the dual mission of developing innovative nonprofit programs into sustainable organizations and promoting philanthropy.

The Assistant to the Executive Director will be a key player on a small staff ensuring that a partnership of more than 100 engaged philanthropic volunteers efficiently achieves its goals of making a difference in the lives of children in the phoenix area. Working in partnership with the Executive Director this individual will manage a broad set of operational responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferable); good oral and written communication skills; excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; knowledge of basic office technology; experience maintaining websites is a plus; marketing experience is a plus; event design and management experience is a plus.

Social Venture Partners Arizona offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a benefits package. Social Venture Partners Arizona is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement no later than June 30th, 2005 to
Social Venture Partners Arizona, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or email


*New Listing* Vice President of Marketing - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Provide strategic leadership and direction in the development and implementation of the organization's marketing and branding plan, to include coordination of special events and promotions, donor cultivation and development, and public relations and communications.

Qualifications: college degree required - concentration in Marketing, Business, or Communications preferred. At least five years of management experience in customer-oriented marketing within the nonprofit or corporate environment. Demonstrable experience in strategic marketing, planning and branding. Proven track record in developing and administering a marketing program.

For more information on this position, or to submit resumes, please send e-mails to Chris Hite at


*New Listing* Development Manager - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter (Tempe)

Highly motivated individual is needed as development manager for statewide chapter. Must have demonstrated success and ability to achieve goals in fundraising through large-scale special events, specifically with through team recruitment/cultivation and sponsorship. Primary responsibilities include logistical planning and implementation of special events (walks and bicycling events), event promotion, management of event committees and volunteers, and corporate solicitations.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree; a background in sales, marketing and/or customer service is a plus. Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, time management and organizational skills, high energy level, computer literacy, and success in meeting deadlines.

Apply for the position by sending resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements to Meg Elsroad, National MS Society, 315 S. 4th Street, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 or by e-mail to


*New Listing* Development Director - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter (Tempe)

Successful, experienced individual is needed as development director. Responsible for implementing fundraising activities to successfully achieve annual fundraising goal of $2 million. Primary responsibilities include planning, promotion and implementation of large-scale special events, corporate solicitation, budget development, and management of volunteers. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, five years supervisory experience and a proven track record of successful fundraising through special events, sponsorship, in-kind support, and committee development. A background in sales, marketing and/or customer service is a bonus. Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, time management and organizational skills, initiative, integrity, computer literacy, and success in meeting deadlines.

Apply for the position by sending resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements to: Meg Elsroad, National MS Society, 315 S. 48 St., Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 or by email to


*New Listing* Development Director - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a nonprofit health and social service organization serving Arizona and Southern Nevada, currently is recruiting for the position of Development Director, based in the Phoenix office. The Development Director provides leadership to develop and execute a comprehensive fund development and communication plan needed to achieve the Chapter's vision, mission, and goals. He/she manages and coordinates a small professional staff team and a large cadre of volunteers throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada in fund development activities that include individual giving, special events, and grant management. The Development Director also implements communications activities, including the website and newsletter.

The position involves significant collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, organizations, foundations, corporations, and private donors. Preferred qualifications include: (1) Progressively responsible work history in diversified fund development programs including donor relations, special events, and grant management. (2) Professional experience in public relations, volunteer development, and strategic planning. Computer competency is needed; experience in managing Raiser's Edge or a similar donor database is preferred. (3) A Bachelor's degree in a related field. (4) Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be a team player. The chapter offers competitive salaries and an 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. Call (602) 528-0545, ext. 201.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* – Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun (Phoenix)

Director of Homeowner Services

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Director of Homeowner Services. The organization, located in a new facility off I-17 on Watkins Road in downtown Phoenix, is seeking a team-focused collaborator who values and supports the mission of Habitat which is to provide home ownership opportunities for low income families. The position is part of the senior management team and is responsible for managing a professional staff and developing, implementing, and measuring all homeowner programs and services. The successful candidate will have a college degree, the ability to speak both Spanish and English, three to five years of leadership experience, and five to seven years working in human services or the housing industry. Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits (including medical coverage), and a team-oriented, enthusiastic work environment. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: P.O. Box 20186 Phoenix AZ 85036 attn: Christine Odom or send via email to

Senior Development Officer

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun is seeking a Senior Development Officer to implement and manage a major giving/planned giving program. This position is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, recognition and maintenance of major donors. The ideal candidate will have a heart for the Habitat mission, a team-oriented outlook, a proactive work style and enjoys a fast-paced culture. Bachelor's Degree, excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Previous experience in fundraising required with Major Gift experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite desired. The ability to work well with people of all backgrounds is required. For a full job description, Email E-mail or mail resume and cover letter to Missie D'Aunoy, Chief Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun, PO Box 20186, Phoenix AZ 85036. No phone calls please.

Development Officer

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun has a job opening for a Development Officer to manage donor relationships with home sponsors and faith groups. This position is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, recognition and maintenance of donors from faith groups, individuals, corporations and foundations interested in home sponsorship. The person will support the Faith Relations Committee and the Public Relations Committee. Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have a heart for the Habitat mission, a team-oriented outlook, a proactive work style and enjoys a fast-paced culture. Bachelor's Degree required. One to three years of experience in fundraising preferred. The ability to work well with people of all backgrounds is required. Email or mail resume and cover letter to or PO Box 20186, Phoenix, AZ 85036. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Manager of Programs and Development, Self-Employment Loan Fund, Inc. (Phoenix)

SELF is a nonprofit micro-enterprise developer whose mission is to promote the self-sufficiency of low-income individuals, especially women and minorities, by encouraging the growth of micro-enterprise through training, technical assistance, and access to credit. Qualifications include: BA/BS in business related field or commensurate work experience with two or more years; skills/experience to manage projects and build teams; grants writing and/or proposal writing skill; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Access is essential, fund-development software is a plus; experience developing organizational growth plans and budget management; ability to write and communicate effectively in public forums
Ability to work with diverse cultures and socio economic backgrounds; commitment to the philosophy of Self-Employment Loan Fund's vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Salary range is $35,000 to $50,000, DOE. Benefits include paid vacation, parking garage, retirement plan, and more.

SELF is a recognized leader in micro-enterprise development. Join the SELF team to work in an exciting environment with competitive pay and benefits! To apply or to request a full job description, contact SELF's Executive Director, Caroline Newsom, via phone or e-mail.

To apply, send resume to Caroline Newsom, You can also contact Caroline Newsom at (602) 340-8834. Please visit our website:


*New Listing* Director of Communications – Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Make A Difference is seeking candidates for this full-time salaried staff position. The Director of Communications implements the organization's marketing and community outreach strategies. This includes managing the external messages for the organization through multiple mediums and serving as the lead staff on media and collateral development. The Director of Communications also manages the individual giving campaign. This includes developing, implementing and tracking a multi-faceted campaign, which includes email, direct mail and direct asks.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree, at least 3 years experience with a proven track record in marketing and/or public relations, fundraising or nonprofit work experience a plus, experience with collateral development, copy and page layout, high level of computer proficiency with Word, Power Point, HTML, Quark or other publishing software, working knowledge of Photoshop and Front Page a plus.

Candidate must be available to work some evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis; have own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of insurance.

For more information or instructions to apply, please visit our website


*New Listing* Preschool Director – South Mountain YMCA (Phoenix)

Highly motivated individual with a minimum of two years experience as a director in a child care program. Must be able to develop and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 3-5 years. Responsible for training staff, parents, and volunteers. Plans, organizes, and attends parent meetings as needed or required. Initiate positive working relationships with families to encourage meaningful participation in the program. Successful with ADHS compliance and licensing procedures. Overseeing the team assessment of each child developmentally and develops individual goals, involving parents in the process. Must be able to create and implement budget ($704,000). Bilingual skills preferred.

Salary: $28,162-$35,203 DOE

Location: South Mountain YMCA, 222 E. Olympic Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85040
Closing date for applications: June 20, 2005

For more information, please contact Laura Taylor, Valley of the Sun YMCA, at (602) 744-2291 or

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

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.

Education Requirements: Bachelor Degree preferred in related field of interest

Arizona Opera will celebrate its 35th Season in 2005-06. It is one of the oldest major arts organizations in the state serving two cities with more than 35 performances of 5 operas every season. Work environment is artistic, fun and exceptionally fast-paced during the season. Full-time position is non-exempt – some overtime required as well as some nights and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience with health, dental insurance provided. 401(k) program also available.

For more information about Arizona Opera, please visit our website Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter by June 22nd via email or mail 3501 N Mountain 85719 or FAX (520) 293.5097. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Accounting Assistant - Save The Family (Mesa)

Fulltime position with East Valley nonprofit. Applicants must have knowledge of fund accounting A/P, A/R and Quickbooks. Minimum requirement of Associates degree in Accounting.

Job Responsibilities include: account payables, account receivables, posting receipts, entering purchase orders, enter all financial records into acct. program, complete bank reconciliation for all accounts, prepare 5-day notices for delinquent payments, maintain all ledger files, assist Finance Director with other duties as needed. Full benefits, $12-$14 per/hr DOE. EOE. Email resume to or Fax to 480-898-9007


*New Listing* Viewer Services Coordinator - KAET-TV (Tempe)

KAET's Viewer Services Coordinator coordinates all aspects of the Viewer Services office/unit, answering approximately 300 communications/week. To apply, reference SR#0-119788 Salary: $30,000.00 AA/EOE For more information on how to apply go to


*New Listing* Manager of Business Services - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Make A Difference is seeking candidates for this full-time, salaried staff position, reporting to the Director of Business Services.

This position will support the development, management and implementation of business service programs, business service days and special events. In addition, the Manager of Business Services also supports the achievement of business fundraising goals through stewardship of existing partners, programs and events and initiating new approaches.

This position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vacation and holiday pay and more.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; two years experience with a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising or corporate/business solicitation, marketing, or sales (nonprofit program experience will be considered.); availability to work on evenings and weekends as needed; high level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point – working knowledge of Quark a plus; own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of insurance; supervisory experience.

For more information and instructions to apply please visit our website at


*New Listing* Raiser's Edge Guru – Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

The Arizona Humane Society is searching for just the right person to manage our annual fund and database of over 100,000 records. This newly created position requires a detailed, people person, who can perform accurate data entry, serve as the liaison for our direct mail vendor, meet deadlines, create reports and guarantee accuracy. You can even bring your dog to work!

The Arizona Humane Society is the state's largest animal welfare and protection agency. We were named 2004 'Animal Shelter of the Year' in recognition of our outstanding programs and work.

If you are interested in joining our team and making a difference in the lives of animals every day, please send a cover letter, resume and a five year salary history to: 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041. You may also visit our website at for more information.


*New Listing* Office Supervisor - The JOE FOSS Institute

The Joe Foss Institute, a nonprofit organization in the Scottsdale Airpark, is seeking an office supervisor to oversee general operations. Must be proficient in MS Office Professional products and be experienced in finance management utilizing Quick Books Pro. Non-profit experience preferred.

To submit resume, or for a complete position description, please email You may also fax resumes to (480)348-0316.


*New Listing* Accountant - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

This entry-level position reports to the Controller. Responsibilities include bank reconciliations, account analysis, and field audits of branch activity. In addition, this position will also be responsible for government grant accounting, reporting, and compliance. Special projects would also be included on an as needed basis. This would include, but not limited to, work paper preparation for the year end audit, as well as assisting the controller in the preparation of various management reports, and budgeting process.

Candidates should have a minimum of an Associate's degree in Accounting with at least three to five years related work experience. Must be comfortable working with computer systems and other internet-based information systems as it relates to specific job requirements. A working knowledge of Great Plains accounting software would be a plus but not a requirement.

Location: 350 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Hiring Range : $35,300--$44,125
Closing date for this position: June 30, 2005

Please forward resumes to George DiFlavis at


*New Listing* Part-Time Accountant – Integrity Bookkeeping and Payroll Service (Phoenix)

Part-time accounting position available. Specializing in nonprofit accounting and payroll for small organizations. Must have some working knowledge with QuickBooks Pro and Excel. Need to be flexible with working 5 to 10 hours a week. Please fax resume to (602) 298-2886 or email to References are a must.


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


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:


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.

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


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


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 or 1610 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. For more information on Beatitudes Campus go to


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


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 or mail to ICS, 2820 W. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741. Call Bonnie with questions at (520) 297-6049. Please visit for more details.


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 or mail 3501 N Mountain, Tucson, AZ 85719 or FAX (520) 293-5097. No phone calls please.


*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 record keeping. 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.

Regional Director - Pima County Programs - Child Family Resources

Child Family Resources, a private, non-profit, community-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.


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.


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


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.


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 or at 802 E. 46th St. Tucson, AZ 85713. Please mail with resume to previous address, fax to (520) 806-4639, or e-mail to


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