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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

July 5, 2005

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What's New


Pair of American Humanics/ASU Students Win Edson Awards

Two projects created by students from ASU's American Humanics program (undergraduate nonprofit studies program) were among 16 student-led ventures receiving Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative funding during the spring 2005 semester.

Megan Brauner earned an award to initiate "Phoenix Creative Network," an enterprise that provides nonprofit organizations with a network of graphic design and production professionals to enhance the marketing and design needs of area nonprofits. Courtney Klein earned an award to initiate "Youth Re:Action Corps," designed to connect America's youth with international communities in need through a high school based initiative that partners with the Peace Corps.

The Edson Initiative was made possible by a $5.4 million donation from Orin Edson to the Arizona State University Foundation and supports annual awards to student teams of entrepreneurs. Awards include up to $20,000 in seed funding, office space at the initiatives' facility located at the Brickyard in downtown Tempe, and training and networking opportunities with ASU faculty researchers and successful entrepreneurs.

Both Megan and Courtney have benefited from the expertise of faculty and staff of ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management through training programs and other support to their project. Of the 16 projects awarded from 99 submitted for judging, the only two related to nonprofit/social enterprise were from students of the American Humanics program. For more details about the Edson Initiative see: For more information about American Humanics, see:

In related news, Courtney Klein of ASU's American Humanics program will receive one of the prestigious Hon Kachina Awards, presented by the Hon Kachina Council and sponsored by St. Luke's Health Initiatives. The award will be presented at the 29th Anniversary dinner of the Council in September 2005. The annual award recognizes individuals with an exemplary commitment to volunteering. Klein is involved in numerous volunteer projects including Manos de Ayuda Medical Clinic in Puerto Peņasco, a nonprofit collaboration of professional health care volunteers that conducts free monthly clinics for children in one of Mexico's poorest communities and provides food and other vital supplies to the population. It began as an effort to relieve Mexican residents after Hurricane Nora struck in 1997, and Klein helped build the project up into a self-sustaining program that helps about 360 people each month. Klein is just the fourth ASU student to win the award in its nearly 30-year history. For more information about the Hon Kachina Awards see:


"Nonprofit Boards at Work" Photo Project

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce the "Nonprofit Boards at Work Photo Project". The purpose of this project is to showcase the valuable service of nonprofit board members throughout the state as they conduct their work in a variety of settings, from the board room to the community. The Center invites nonprofit organizations to submit digital photos of their board members for possible inclusion in the project. Selected photos will be featured in a photo montage on our website and at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference. In addition, a small number of photos will be featured in promotional materials leading up to and following the event, and in the promotion of other board development programs of the Center in the future. Photos will be selected based on the quality of the image and the degree to which the photo portrays nonprofit board members in their varied and important community roles.

For more information, please visit our website at or contact Madia Logan by e-mail or at (480) 965-5288.


*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 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 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.


Register Now for Graduate Courses in Nonprofit Leadership

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a post-baccalaureate certification that strives to give students an understanding of the nonprofit sector's role as steward of the public good. It provides the skills necessary for effective leadership and management of nonprofit organizations.

As part of this certificate program, these courses provide tools and knowledge to help current and aspiring leaders in the nonprofit sector. Register now to receive a place in any of the following courses available for the Fall 2005 semester.

  • NLM 510: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector in America (meets Mondays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)
  • NLM 540: Volunteer and Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations (meets Wednesdays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)
  • NLM 591: Nonprofit Leadership and Ethics
    (meets Tuesdays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)  

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




Just Grants! Arizona Seeks Partnerships and Support in Williams Institute Project

Just Grants! Arizona is pleased to be assisting The Williams Institute (TWI) in developing a one-year pilot project involving social services agencies who work with families in high-risk circumstances. This message is an invitation to social services agencies across Arizona who serve high-risk families to help us in this project development.

Specifically, we are seeking three agencies based in the greater Phoenix area to partner with TWI by serving as test sites for the pilot project - at absolutely no financial cost to the agencies. See below for specific criteria. Expressions of interest and/or support from all agencies anywhere in Arizona who see the value of the services TWI will be testing and are willing to help build our case by attesting to that value on behalf of the families you serve.

The TWI goal is to launch this pilot program by January 1, 2006. In the course of the program our partner agencies will receive -- at no cost to them -- confidential management consulting services, staff training in ethics, and integration of an ethics component into their existing parenting services. For our partners in this pilot project, TWI will select three social service agencies who are located in and primarily provide services in the Greater Phoenix area; provide services to fragile families or families/parents who are dealing with high-risk circumstances; and have been providing a program or curriculum intended to enhance parenting skills within these families for a minimum of one year.

If your agency meets these criteria and would like to be considered for partnership on this project, please submit (via e-mail) a Letter of Interest of no more than 1 page. The Letter of Interest should be e-mailed to by Friday, July 8, and should include the following: complete contact information for the individual who will be the agency's primary representative on this project; a brief description of the life factors, economic circumstances, etc. that place the families you serve at high risk; a brief description of your current program of parent support, training, or intervention, including how long you have been offering this service and how many families you serve each year; a statement that you understand the scope and purpose of the pilot program and are willing to commit the necessary time to participate as a pilot site partner.

For more information on this project, please contact Maryn Boess at or call 623-412-8650.


Arizona Community Foundation Announces President & CEO Search

The Arizona Community Foundation has contracted with Russell Reynolds to conduct the search for President/CEO. The new President/CEO will succeed Stephen Mittenthal, who announced recently that he will retire after serving as the Community Foundations top executive for 22 years. The Arizona Community Foundation holds more than $409 million in assets and made $24.8 million in grants last year. For a complete job listing visit


BHHS Legacy Foundation Awards Over $800,000 to 14 Organizations in Maricopa County

The BHHS Legacy Foundation today announced the awarding of $822,763 to 14 nonprofit organizations in Maricopa County. The awards bring the total amount awarded to over $1.5 million during the past year.

“We are proud to be a partner with these community agencies to continue on the legacy of the Arizona Baptist Hospital and Healthcare System goal of improving overall community health”, said Gerald Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation. “These agencies are in direct alignment with our mission to enhance the quality of life and health of those we serve.”

Grantees included:

  • Central Arizona Shelter Services
  • Gateway Academy
  • Advocates for the Disabled
  • Desert Voices Oral Learning Center
  • Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America, Arizona Chapter
  • The Valley of the Sun United Way
  • Sojourner Center
  • Southwest Human Development
  • St. Mary's Food Bank
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Rodel Math Achievement Program
  • Alhambra School-based Clinics
  • Backpack Buddies Project

The BHHS Legacy Foundation is an Arizona nonprofit corporation which is a charitable conversion foundation with Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) status. Its mission and resources developed principally as a result of the sale of its former hospital and healthcare systems affiliates.  


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.

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


Grant Opportunities Available for Youth and Social Entrepreneurs

The Draper Richards Foundation is seeking social entrepreneurs for its fellowship program. The nonprofits of these social entrepreneurs will receive $100,000 annually for three years. See

Think Venture Grants - MTV and Youth Venture are offering $1,000 grants to young people who lead organizations, clubs or businesses that address a need in their community. See

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:

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 e-mail 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 e-mail


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 e-mail at, or visit the Chapter website at And hurry, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants! 




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 e-mail 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 e-mail with questions.


ONE Luncheon: Resource Development - Part I Raising Funds through Diversification, Collaboration and Strategic Alliances
July 20

Date: Wednesday July 20, 2005 ~ 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Wells Fargo Conference Center 100 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Get 'out of the box' and explore innovative and interesting approaches to resource development. Panelists will help us look beyond grants and other typical fundraising methods. We will explore proven fund development strategies including earned income ventures, collaborative nonprofit partnerships and business partnerships. Please join us.


  • Julie Iacobelli, President & CEO, Communities in Schools of Arizona
  • Gary Law, Director of Facilities, UMOM New Day Centers
  • Marsha Porter, Executive Director, Crisis Nursery, Inc.
  • Michelle Lyons-Mayer, MPA, Senior Program Coordinator, ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management (Moderator)

Check-in and Meet & Greet: 11:30 to 12 noon Lunch and Program: 12 noon to 1:30 pm Cost: ONE Members $25, Non-Members $40 Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Working through its nonprofit division to serve those who serve the communities we share. Click here to register. Visit for details.


Professional Meeting Managers Program - ASU School of Community Resources and Development
July 21 (Tempe)

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.


Action Planning Opportunity
July 22 (Phoenix)

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

Training to Build Leadership & Empower Communities – Camp Sheila Wellstone
July 28-29 (Flagstaff)

Join us on July 28th & 29th at Northern Arizona University, Mountain View Dormitory, in Flagstaff. Learn skills to mobilize your constituency for active civic participation, empower survivors to work for social change, and motivate others to advance your mission: provide victim safety, perpetrator accountability and social responsibility.

First come, first served. No registration fee. Meals included. Dorm rooms are available for $51-$61; call AzSAN at 888-977-0119 or 602-277-0119 for details or to make reservations.

Register online at


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 e-mail 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 e-mail with questions.


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders - Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
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.
These 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


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

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

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


Job Opportunities


*New Listing* Executive Director – Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children (Phoenix)

Rosie's House, which was founded in 1996, the creation of Woody and Rosebell Schurz, is a music academy for children, ages 5 to 18. Our mission is simply to provide underserved youth of Greater Phoenix with the gift of music, which enhances their daily lives by providing direction, stability and tools for future success. At Rosie's House, classes are held six days a week.  We provide group and private lessons in string instruments, piano, guitar, brass, and woodwind instruments, a variety of ensembles (including chorus), and, in addition, performance opportunities for all.  Rosie's House is a fully certified Institutional Member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

The Executive Director will provide the leadership, innovation and vision necessary to continue the development of Rosie's House as an organization, with the ultimate goal of achieving long-term success; lead the Board and Staff in developing a sound and comprehensive fundraising strategy; be a visible presence, standard bearer and ambassador for the institution to donors and the community at large; oversee the organization as a whole, with responsibility for managing staff positions, operations and finances, and implementing the fundraising strategies of the organization. 

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and at least 5-7 years fundraising and managerial experience, preferably in a cultural or educational nonprofit institution. Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and people. A proven record of identifying and writing grant proposals. A mature and confident presence and self-image; excellent written, verbal and critical thinking skills; and the ability to relate well to a wide variety of people.

To apply, submit resume, three work-related references and a brief cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience to the attention of: Debora Verdier, Sanders & Parks, P.C., 3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or via FAX to 602-230-5097. Applications will be accepted until July 26.


*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 seven years of 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.

Please forward resume to Sally Lauro, 350 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or send it by e-mail to

The closing date for applications is July 13, 2005.


*New Listing* Program Director - Flagstaff YMCA (Flagstaff)
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is highly motivated and seeking career advancement. There is great potential to grow with the development of programs and a brand new facility! We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual and team player with a strong work ethic.

Incumbent will be responsible for the overall operation, development, and direct implementation of new programs as well as managing current programs in the areas of child care, enrichment, youth sports, day camps, after school, teens and family programs.  Position requires online work in programs as needed. Other areas of responsibility include marketing programs; financial development with the annual campaign; fiscal management; program development; program management; program administration; volunteer development to support programs; and hiring, supervision and management of all program staff.  Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related fields preferred. Pay range:  $28,162 - $35,203
To apply, send resume to Melissa Bowen, Executive Director, at Closing date for applications: July 15, 2005.


*New Listing* Resource Development Coordinator – Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Communities In Schools of Arizona is currently searching for a dynamic, team-oriented Resource Development Coordinator to work in the organization's school-based services program. General duties include: coordination of work in partner schools; training; technical assistance; meeting and resource coordination. 

Qualifications include a minimum Associate's Degree or three years progressive program experience. The successful candidate will have experience in the education, health or human service field. A high level of communication skills, schedule flexibility (including nights and weekends) and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under minimal supervision is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is also required. This position necessitates reliable transportation, a valid Arizona driver's license and proof of current automobile insurance and successful completion of a background check. Bilingual candidate preferred.

Position is full-time with a salary range is $22,000 - $26,000 DOE, plus benefits, a great team, and fun work environment. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to or fax to 602-252-5314. Please indicate Resource Development Coordinator Position in the subject line. Candidates failing to provide the above requested information will not be considered. Position available immediately and open until filled.

*New Listing* Full-time Corporate Relations Coordinator – The Volunteer Center (Phoenix)

Responsible for stewardship of current corporate donors and for identifying new corporate sponsors based on corporate goals and Volunteer Center programs and services. Also responsible for growing the Annual Awards for Excellence in Corporate Volunteerism.

Minimum three years experience with corporate/nonprofit partnerships preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Salary DOE plus benefits. EOE. 

Resume review will begin July 12 and will continue until position is filled. Fax resume to 602-264-9555; e-mail, mail to Volunteer Center, 722 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

*New Listing* Director of Special Events – Alzheimer's Association of Arizona (Phoenix)

General Responsibilities: Manage and implement all aspects of chapter special events, obtain and cultivate sponsors and media exposure, build and manage volunteer core and volunteer committees, attract, acknowledge and steward event participants, and provide strategic direction and oversee all aspects of event fund-raising plans and implementation.

The Director of Special Events will be held accountable for the following annual events: Say It With Flowers Luncheon; Walks to D'Feet ALS (4 walks throughout the state); Schilling Fore ALS Golf Tournament; Curt's Pitch; Existing and new third party events. 

Qualifications: Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of ALS patients and families, experience in community networking to solicit, obtain, and cultivate sponsors, volunteers and participants for events. Solid working knowledge of office server and computer programs, such as Microsoft Office Excel, Access, and PowerPoint/Publisher for developing budget, monitoring income, maintaining data base, donor records, and gift acknowledgement. Fundraising and marketing skills. Project management skills.

Education: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in related area (Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Nonprofit Management, etc.)

Experience: At least three years experience in nonprofit business development and event planning/ coordination. Salary commensurate with education and experience. 

Submit application letter and resume to

*New Listing* Community Development Coordinator – New Life Center (Phoenix)

New Life Center, a Domestic Violence Shelter located in the far Southwest Valley, is seeking a Community Development Coordinator. This position will support the development and implementation of fundraising and volunteer service programs, service days, and special events, among other projects. The Community Development Coordinator will have the opportunity to learn about donor/volunteer relations, recognition and communications. 

Responsibilities include data entry, preparing reports and mailings, maintaining file records, assisting with volunteer services and special projects/events. The ideal candidate must work well in fast-paced, team environment. Must be highly organized with a great attention to detail.  Also must be computer savvy, energetic, and motivated. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.  Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Associate's Degree or equivalent experience required.

Review of applications will begin immediately; Please submit cover letter and resume to C. Vidal Grant, Community Development Manager at or fax to 623-547-1147.

*New Listing* Volunteer Coordinator – Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible to provide excellent customer service to current and potential program volunteers. Volunteer management responsibilities include supervision of the master database and fulfilling all national requirements on volunteer screening. Some clerical and administrative support to the Sports Department staff is required.

Qualifications: college degree required. Experience with database management, clerical duties, public relations experience preferred. Knowledge in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), Games System Software (GMS), standard office procedures also preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills, customer service orientation, presentation and organizational skills a must.

Special Demands and Opportunities: travel (in- and out-of-state), evening and weekend work, some physical set-up of venues, networking with Special Olympics organizations and other volunteer programs. In-service training provided.

Applications accepted through Friday, July 15, 2005 (or until a qualified applicant is found).

Please submit cover letter and resume to Dee Bowman at or mail to Dee Bowman, Special Olympics Arizona, 3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5004.


*New Listing* Volunteer Services Coordinator – Habitat for Humanity (Phoenix)

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun is seeking a dynamic individual to coordinate all aspects of the Volunteer Services Department. This position is responsible for logistics and planning of all volunteer activities at the Habitat office, the Habitat build sites, and the Habitat Discount Home Improvement Center. Duties include volunteer orientation, recruitment, tracking, retention and recognition. This position also supervises AmeriCorps volunteers in the Volunteer Services Department.

The ideal candidate must have a heart for Habitat and an appreciation for the importance of volunteers to the Habitat mission. The candidate must possess a team-oriented and proactive work style, and have physical stamina for a fast-paced work culture that includes office and build site environments. Previous experience managing a volunteer work force or customer service representatives is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. The ability to work well with people of all backgrounds is required.

E-mail resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* - Child Help USA (Phoenix)

Donor Relations Coordinator

National nonprofit organization serving children has an immediate opening. Experience with donor database management preferred. Candidate to be self-motivated, team worker with excellent communication skills and ability to multitask. E-mail resume with salary requirements to: No phone calls please.

Administrative Assistant

Qualified applicant will have 3 to 5 years of nonprofit, event-planning and fundraising experience. Must be a team player, a self-starter, and detail-oriented person. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Previous work with volunteers preferred. For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Ruth Anne Smith at 480-922-8212 or e-mail


*New Listing* Full-time Houseparent – Girls Ranch, Inc. of Arizona (Scottsdale)

What other job provides free housing and meals? Group home for teenage girls is seeking a highly responsible and caring adult to live in the Scottsdale home – this is a round the clock position. Must be able to role model appropriate behavior in a responsible, honest, and respectful manner.

Skills required: communication, guidance, ability to maintain a positive attitude towards girls, social skills, patience/listening. Must be able to teach and supervise food preparation and household care of up to 10 girls at a time. Houseparent is responsible for maintaining the home to meet health/fire/licensing standards. Arizona driver's license, First Aid/CPR certification, and fingerprint clearance required. Houseparent schedule is work three weeks and have one week off. A cottage is available for free usage during time off. Medical, dental and vision benefits available.

Please call Rosalind at 480-941-0150 to apply.


*New Listing* Mentor – Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (Phoenix)

Want to work with at-risk teenagers, supporting them as they change the direction of their lives? Then be a Mentor at Phoenix Youth at Risk, where we continuously train and support our mentors. Orientations are held three times a week at our center in downtown Phoenix.  For more information on how to become a mentor, call Lori Tapia at 602-258-1012.

*New Listing* Volunteer Member - AmeriCorps "Getting Things Done" (Phoenix)

The U.S. Veterans Initiative AmeriCorps program has a rewarding, full time opportunity for you. We are now accepting applications for the 2005-2006 term. Members who commit to serve a 10 term will receive a monthly stipend of approximately $950.00, limited health insurance and upon completion of service an education award of $4,725.00.  There are positions available in Outreach, Case Management, Career Counseling Services, Human Services Planning and Shelter Services.

A printable version of the application can be found at Please visit our website at or contact Tony Johnson, AmeriCorps Director for more information. Call 602-721-5846 or send an e-mail to

*New Listing* Accounting Assistant – Save the Family, Inc. (Mesa)

Full-time position with East Valley nonprofit organization. Applicants must have knowledge of fund accounting A/P, A/R and Quickbooks. Minimum requirement of Associate's Degree in Accounting.

Job Responsibilities include: Account payables, accounts receivables, posting receipts, entering purchase orders, enter all financial records into accounting 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. To apply, e-mail resume to


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 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 is from $100,000 to $125,000. 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


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 e-mail Chris Hite at


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


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 e-mail to


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.


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 e-mail, direct mail and direct asks.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree, at least three 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


*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 e-mail 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, e-mail 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. e-mail or mail resume and cover letter to or PO Box 20186, Phoenix, AZ 85036. No phone calls please. 


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:


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 e-mail or mail 3501 N Mountain 85719 or FAX 520-293-5097. No phone calls please.


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 Associate's 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. E-mail resume to or Fax to 480-898-9007


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


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 PowerPoint – 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


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.


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 e-mail You may also fax resumes to 480-348-0316.


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 e-mail to References are a must.


Education Operations Manager (Full-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 about this and other current job openings at Junior Achievement. To apply for this position, please e-mail resumes 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 e-mail 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: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations or related field; or two years of fundraising experience with an Associate's 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.


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