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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 18, 2005

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What's New


ASU American Humanics Program Partners with AFP
to Pilot Collegiate Chapter Concept

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in Washington, D.C. has selected Arizona State University’s American Humanics program to incubate the development of a collegiate chapter concept for students interested in the development profession. Faculty and staff of the AH program are working with the Greater Arizona Chapter of AFP, and a group of current ASU students, to develop by-laws and programs in development of a plan for what will become one of the first collegiate chapters of AFP operating anywhere in the United States. The AFP represents 26,000 members in 172 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs for fundraising professionals in the field. The AH program at ASU celebrated its 25th anniversary during the spring ’05 semester. It is well known for its curricular and co-curricular programs designed to "prepare, educate and inspire future nonprofit leaders." Many AH graduates now serve in a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector, including as fundraising practitioners, and the selection of AH/ASU as a pilot site is testimony to the program’s reputation in preparing nonprofit professionals. Other universities selected for the collegiate pilot include Indiana University, the University of Oregon and the University of Kentucky. For further information about this project call (480) 965-0607 or e-mail:


New American Humanics Sr. Program Coordinator Selected

Stacey L. Vicario has been selected to serve as the American Humanics (AH) Sr. Program Coordinator. In that role, Stacey will work with faculty and staff of ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, to advance the student development educational goals of the AH program. In prior positions, Stacey served with the YMCA in Minnesota and in positions with residential life at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Most recently, Stacey served as management intern in the ASU Multicultural Student Center. While completing her master of education degree in higher and postsecondary education at ASU, Stacey also worked in student services, and for University College. For information about American Humanics at ASU call (480) 965-5726 or by e-mail:


Host Organizations Needed for Graduate Students Projects

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is seeking 3-5 organizations to host a team of nonprofit graduate students. The students will conduct research to define roles and responsibilities for 1-2 jobs in your organization. This project can help to align and define key functions for critical jobs in your nonprofit organizations.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit or e-mail Dr. Will Brown at


“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 or contact Madia Logan at or 480-965-5288.


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


Fundraising Professionals Select 2005 Philanthropy Leadership Honorees

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Greater Arizona Chapter announces the recipients of its 2005 Leadership Awards. Numerous nominations were submitted highlighting the work of many outstanding philanthropists and volunteers in the Phoenix community. The following were chosen for their dedication to make Arizona a better place to live and will be recognized for their contributions at the Philanthropy Leadership Awards Dinner on November 16.

Congratulations to:

  • Outstanding Philanthropist: Henry B. Wallace
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Ardie and Steve Evans
  • Outstanding Corporation/Foundation: Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • Outstanding Media: KMLE Country 108 FM
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Bill J. Harrison, CFRE

For more information on this year's Philanthropy Leadership Awards Dinner, please contact dinner chair, Hazel Richards, CFRE at 602-239-3851 or


Volunteer Center Announces New Board Officers

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has announced Cathy Peterson (St. Luke's Medical Center) as the new board President, Rosemary Gannon (SRP) as Vice President, John Burnside (Bryan Cave, LLP) as Treasurer and George Bohnert (Prudential retiree) as Secretary.

The board thanked outgoing president Cathy Boyd for her outstanding leadership efforts.


New Foundation Announces Matching Gifts Program for Maricopa County

The newly formed Daron and Ron Barness Family Foundation of Scottsdale is announcing its first matching gifts program that will be open to the nonprofit community in Maricopa County. The mission of the Foundation is philanthropy through meaningful partnerships with donors and various community organizations. Its focus is to help the community achieve its charitable goals and increase its current and future support for vibrant and successful charitable organizations in Arizona and around the world. The Foundation's program will consist of ten separate programmatic grants of $10,000 each year. An agency that is interested in a grant must be approved by the Foundation and then raise $10,000 in new dollars for that program before receiving the funding. Deadline: Sept. 1.

Grants will be announced in January 2006. If you are interested in one of the ten grants please call Evan Bernstein, Executive Director of the Barness Family Foundation, at 480-607-6624.




Yavapai County Community Foundation Seeks Philanthropy Awards Nominations

The Yavapai Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2005 "Joy of Giving" philanthropy awards from organizations that have benefited from an individual, business, community benefactor, or youth. Efforts can include financial help, as well as time, energy, and talent. Recipients will be honored at a gala event on Friday, November 4, 2005 in Prescott, and a grant of $1,000 will be made in the recipient's name to the Yavapai County nonprofit organization of his or her choice. Nominations, not to exceed 200 words, must be postmarked before 5 PM on September 3, 2005 to the Yavapai County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3894, Prescott, AZ 86302 or by e-mail to

To request complete details and a nomination form, contact Kristi Edwards,, or call 928-708-9632.


Tucson-based HOPE, Inc. Seeks Board Members

HOPE, Inc. is a nonprofit umbrella organization that oversees the day-to-day operations of Nueva Luz (a drop in center for adults diagnosed with a mental illness) and the Peer Mentor Program (a support system by and for adults diagnosed with a mental illness). The Tucson-based mental health agency is currently seeking members for its board. HOPE, Inc. meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 PM.  Ideal board members will be primary consumers of behavioral health services or family members. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Regina D. Koch-Mart at 520-770-1197 ext. 111 or e-mail

Arizona Diamondbacks Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has announced that 2005 grant applications are now being accepted. The Diamondbacks Foundation gives funding priority to nonprofit groups that focus in three specific areas of need: youth education and development, homeless/low-income housing, and health care for the indigent. Funding is awarded through program grants, which are normally $5,000 or less, and the Grand Slam Award, with funding ranging between $100,000 and $300,000.

The deadline for submitting a Grand Slam Award application is Nov. 15, while the final date for program grants is Dec. 15. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, nonprofit groups throughout Arizona have received more than $2.3 million in grants and awards.

To obtain a grant application, contact the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation at 602-462-6573 or download an application from


Youth Volunteer Corps Council Seeks New Members

The Youth Volunteer Corps Council consists of a diverse group of dedicated valley high school students who desire to learn and share what it takes to be leaders, organizers, and community change agents.

Throughout the school year YVCC provides guidance, leadership and oversight for the following youth volunteer programs:

  • Coordinates and participates in Youth Volunteer Corps community service projects
  • Plans and honors outstanding youth volunteers at an annual recognition event
  • Plans and participates in National Days of Service

Join us for an informational meeting at the end of August.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Lanette Rosenbaum at 602-263-9736 x874 or


HOPE, Inc. of Tucson Seeks Cell Phone Donations

Please join the great cell phone drive by donating your inactive cell phones today. You'll be helping HOPE, Inc. in Tucson. Please bring or send your inactive cell phone to HOPE, Inc. at 236 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Seeks Volunteers for Make A Difference Day 2005

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is the local lead agency for Maricopa County and is looking for community service projects and groups of volunteers interested in participating in this year's Make A Difference Day, to be held on October 22, 2005. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mike Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or visit our website at  

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


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! 




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. On July 21th, 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.


Brown Bag Luncheon - Nonprofit Communicators Association (NPCA)
July 25, 2005 (Phoenix)

Date: July 25, 2005
Where: Maricopa County Bar Association 303 East Palm Lane Phoenix , AZ 85004
Time: 11:30 - 1 P.M.
RSVP: Laura Capello, 480-512-2124 or
Speaker: Juliet Martin, Director of Communications Piper Foundation

Juliet Martin joined The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in April 2005, where she is responsible for managing the Trust's communications activities including media relations, publications and the Web site. Additionally, she works with grantees to help them develop strategic communications strategies.

Before joining the Trust, Juliet worked for more than 10 years as director of marketing communications at the Heard Museum . While at the Heard, she saw the museum grow by more than 50,000 square feet and saw the marketing communications program grow substantially. Prior to joining the Heard, she worked for four years at a public relations agency and also was a freelance writer and editor for a commercial real estate magazine.

Juliet served as president of the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 2001 and was a member of PRSA's board of directors for seven years. She also served on the public relations committee for the Central Arizona Museum Association's May Museum Month program for four years.


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.


Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards – The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
August 13 (Tucson)

In response to community requests, the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona is sponsoring a half-day workshop designed for board members and key agency executives. Participants will explore the core areas of responsibility for nonprofit/volunteer boards. Topics to be covered include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Policy Making
  • Strategic Planning

The workshop will also include a panel discussion with several current nonprofit executives. 

Facilitator: Scott Ingram, MBA, Director of Programs for the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona. Scott is the past President of the Governance Board for Child Parent Centers, the Head Start Grantee for Southern Arizona, and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Date: August 13, 2005
Time: 8 am-12:00 pm
Place: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711
Cost: $55 per participant (due in advance)

To register, please call Maritza Estrella at 520-881-3300, ext. 100. A minimum of 16 registrants is needed to conduct this training session.  Your registration must be in by August 9th.

The Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards workshop is conducted every quarter.  If you are unable to attend this session, check out our schedule under Nonprofit Connection/Training at for dates of future trainings.  

Please note that the July 27th presentation of this workshop is canceled. August 13th will be our first attempt at scheduling this on a Saturday.


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


Community Leadership Forum – Make A Difference & The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
October 26 (Phoenix)

The Community Leadership Forum attracts a diverse group of public, private and nonprofit leaders for a dynamic day of skill building, issues awareness and leadership education. More than 40 provocative and exciting facilitators and panelists participate in a variety of sessions geared to provoke thought leadership, community engagement, advocacy, and provide direction to help develop individual roadmaps for leadership and service. All sessions are designed with input from an array of community leaders.

The Community Leadership Forum will help translate your knowledge, skills and passion into action for our community. It provides valuable opportunities to connect with others who are making things happen in our community. It's a chance to step up your leadership role, or recharge your leadership efforts, whether it's in your office, your neighborhood or a board room. Previous Forums have inspired board service, political leadership, organizational stewardship and enhanced the understanding of various issues and the need for engagement within the community.

The fifth annual Forum will be held this year on October 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Please contact Brandy at 602-973-2212 or for more information.
7th Annual National Conference – American Association of Grant Professionals
October 26-28 (Scottsdale)

The American Association of Grant Professionals will be holding their 7th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, from October 26-28, 2005. This national, professional membership organization is the premier authority on the grants profession, seeking to elevate the profession while providing networking opportunities for all those working in the field of grantsmanship.

Mark your calendars and watch for more details and registration information here: or contact Jerry Dillehay, Conference Co-Chair at 480-644-4202. E-Mail: for earlier details.

*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.

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

As more details become available, they will be presented in this newsletter and at our website at

*Save the Date* St. Nick's 2005 – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
November 18-19 and December 5-6 (Phoenix)

A Visit From St. Nicholas provides backpacks filled with toys and books to children in selected Title 1 elementary schools in Kindergarten - 2nd grade on St. Nicholas Day.  This project involves corporate and community volunteers in the assembly, stuffing, and distribution of 2,500 backpacks and the participation in the St. Nicholas Discovery Day activities.

Project activities include:

Stuffing Set Up:
Date:  Friday, November 18th
Time:  Morning (exact time TBA)
Attire:  very casual
Place:  TBA

Backpack Stuffing Party:
Date:  Saturday, November 19th
Time: Morning (exact time TBA)
Attire:  very casual, open to the whole family!
Place: TBA

Backpack Distribution to Schools:
Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 3pm-5pm
Place:  Pre-selected Title 1 Schools, Valley-wide
Attire:  very casual

St. Nicholas Discovery Day:
Date:  Tuesday, December 6th
Time:  Dependent on School, generally 8am-10am
Place:  Pre-selected Title 1 Schools, Valley-wide
Attire:  volunteer casual

To find out how to get involved or for further information, please contact The Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736.

Job Opportunities


*New Listing* President and Chief Executive Officer - Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)

The President and CEO is responsible for all facets of management of this growing organization serving children with autism, their families and related professionals. The CEO must be a seasoned administrator and poised leader with a high level of managerial, communication and organizational skills. A graduate degree in business administration, law, social work, education or a related field is preferred.

A full job description and additional information about SARRC is available on the SARRC website,

Please send a full resume with three current references to:

SARRC CEO Search Committee
5045 North 12th Street, #110
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, September 1, 2005.


*New Listing* President/CEO, Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

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 Foundation's 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 the complete job profile see the website below.

Prospective candidates should provide evidence of the capacity for leading a complex organization, innovative approaches to problem-solving, and experience in the nonprofit, education, business or public sectors. Candidates must also have a positive history of working with diverse ethnic groups. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for the position in an electronic submission via e-mail, along with a curriculum vita or resume (Microsoft Word attachments strongly preferred).

Candidates are urged to submit their materials by August 1, 2005, although nominations and applications will be reviewed until an appointment is made. The compensation for this position has been designed to attract a leader of significant accomplishment.

If interested in this position, contact Ilene H. Nagel, Russell Reynolds Associates, Arizona Community Foundation Search, 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1110, Los Angeles, California, 90071-3121.

Ilene can also be reached at 805-565-2227 or at


*New Listing* CEO - NPower Arizona (Phoenix)


*New Listing* Executive Director - Habitat for Humanity, Desert Foothills Chapter (Cave Creek)

The Executive Director will manage the operation of Habitat for Humanity Desert Foothills Chapter focusing on priorities that serve the organization's mission. General areas of responsibility include: operations management, human resources, program development, and fundraising and community relations.

Knowledge and skills required: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of five years experience in nonprofit and business management. Proven public relations and fundraising experience desired which should include great communication skills. Experience working with Habitat for Humanity or other similar organizations desired. Proven leadership and organizational skills are necessary. To apply for this job, please send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to: No phone calls, please. Website:


*New Listing* Vice President of Development – Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Working in concert with the President & CEO, the Director of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA), the Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), the Board of Trustees and the Operating Division Boards of Directors, the Vice President of Development plans and develops comprehensive fundraising strategies, and implements and evaluates activities to raise funds for the Scottsdale Cultural Council, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.  This is a hands-on fundraising position with heavy emphasis on donor prospecting, cultivation and major gift solicitation from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and at least ten years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience, including at least two years of demonstrated success in major gifts and a proven track record in donor development; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience and training. Commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter of interest and resume to: or mail to: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. EOE.


*New Listing* Senior Director of Chapter Performance - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Analyzes chapter performance variations, assembles performance metrics, evaluates chapter performance, and implements plans to improve chapter performance. Manages an interdisciplinary team to develop action strategies. Provides on-site intervention and management of chapter operations, ensures adherence to policies, and serves as a consultant to assigned chapter staff and chapter board leadership.

Bachelor's Degree and 7-10 years relevant experience in nonprofit organizations. Skills in executive leadership, strategic and operational planning, fundraising, volunteer management, financial oversight and systems, staff supervision, conflict management, human resources, program evaluation, quality assurance models, and training. Must have excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills, as well as strong consultation, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. Ability to travel required.

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


*New Listing* Director of Institutional Advancement - Sun Health (Sun City)

Sun Health, a leader in providing healthcare services to residents in the Northwest Valley, has an opportunity for an individual who will focus on major fundraising in the Phoenix Metro and East Valley for the Sun Health Research Institute. The Sun Health Research Institute conducts laboratory and clinical research to find treatments or prevention for age-related diseases.

Requires Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have four years or progressively responsible fundraising leadership experience, preferably in a research or healthcare related setting. Must have the ability to develop strong relationships with donors and prospective doctors and communicate effectively in both verbal and written format with employees, physicians, scientists and healthcare management staff. 

Please apply on-line at: Phone: 800-486-5576. E-mail: EOE/AA. Substance abuse testing is a condition of employment.


*New Listing* Development/Fundraising Director – Save the Family (Mesa)

Save the Family is seeking an energetic individual for community fundraising and development.  This individual must have excellent communication and people skills and be highly motivated to market our agency. Sales and marketing experience a plus.

Requirements include three years of fundraising experience, strategic planning, donor cultivation, and event planning. An applicant should possess a highly professional manner, be able to problem solve, show the ability to take initiative, and have creative ideas to develop new avenues for fundraising. Salary: $35k-$42K DOE. EOE. Full benefits.

For more information or to apply, e-mail or fax 480-898-9007.


*New Listing* Development Director - Devereux Arizona (Scottsdale)

Devereux Arizona, a quality human services organization, provides tools for children, adults and families with behavioral health and mental health needs to become successful members of the community. The Development Director will be responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of effective and efficient fundraising and development programs for Devereux Arizona. The Director will also work closely with the Devereux advisory board.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in related field and a minimum 5 years related experience with evidence of successful grant-writing skills and fundraising capabilities required. Competitive salary/benefits package, July start date. For detailed job description, send an e-mail request to

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the above e-mail address, fax to 480-443-5587, attn: HR, mail to 11000 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 260, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 or visit our website at


*New Listing* Development Director - The ALS Association Arizona Chapter (Scottsdale)

Provides support of major operational fundraising opportunities for the chapter. Manages and directs fundraising efforts including direct mail appeals, corporate and foundation solicitations, and workplace giving.


  • Plan and implement mail appeals based upon identified needs, supervise the design and writing of appeal materials
  • Research, track, assess and evaluate donor histories using Access database; plan for targeted fund raising initiatives
  • Supervise chapter communications including: newsletter, website, mass media
  • Oversee the management of the donor database, insure the information is current
  • Direct information for press releases, media advisories and calendar listings.  Work with press for events and other Chapter activities
  • With the development team (fundraising committee, executive director, board of directors) plan major fundraising events, coordinate the solicitation of and communication with major sponsors; coordinate the follow up and recognition of major sponsors and other donors
  • Develop new fundraising ideas
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to coordinate volunteers for the events, coordinate donor and sponsor “thank-you's” before and after each event
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor's Degree and 2 to 3 years experience
  • Prior management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to project and achieve goals
  • Computer literacy: database management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Success in managing multiple projects and deadlines, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with a range of people including, but not limited to the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work under pressure with flexibility and good humor
  • Willingness to work overtime on evenings and weekends for special projects and events when needed
  • Have own transportation to travel to events and meetings
  • Commitment to the ALS mission

To apply, send letter of application and resume to Elayne Achilles, ED.D, Executive Director, at


*New Listing* Development Director – Phoenix Day (Phoenix)

Phoenix Day is currently seeking a Development Director reporting to the Executive Director. Responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising activities including operational and capital campaigns for 90-year old nonprofit that supports working families in south central Phoenix by providing high quality early education, healthcare, and social services.


  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience with fundraising, capital campaigns, public relations, marketing and planned giving.
  • Demonstrated success in an executive development position with organizational and governance responsibilities. 
  • An ability to enhance, organize and coordinate activities of the Board of Directors and work effectively with business and industry leaders, and other constituents vital to the center.
  • Demonstrated success with major gifts.  This includes the ability to plan, organize, gain support for and implement fundraising activities effectively as well as to personally participate in high-level individual and corporate/foundation solicitations.
  • Ability to present and interpret development programs to Board Members and others in order to mobilize their support for the program.
  • Familiarity with automated donor-tracking systems.
  • The ability to work somewhat autonomously in a changing environment while keeping supervisors appropriately appraised of issues, problems, opportunities and progress.
  • A management style that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, facilitates communications and builds consensus.

Salary based upon education and experience. Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.  Please submit resume and three professional references to: Yvette Toledo Katsenes, Executive Director, Phoenix Day, 115 E. Tonto Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or send e-mail to


*New Listing* Community Development Specialist - Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

Under the general supervision of the Executive Vice President Public Health and Public Advocacy, the Community Development Specialist – Program Services position is responsible for the overall development and implementation of program services throughout the state.  The position is responsible for establishing collaborative agreements with businesses and health related institutions that enhance the services of the Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter. The recruitment, training and continued involvement of volunteers individually and in committees is the primary activity for accomplishing the tasks of the job. 

The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree in public health, health education or related field plus one to three years of experience in a health related field, exercise science, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills with ability to work independently; and ability to manage and motivate volunteers. Experience working in a voluntary health agency helpful.

Salary: Starting at $25,000+, DOE. Full benefit package. Submit cover letters and resumes to Madeleine Stilwell at or mail to Madeleine Stilwell, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Alzheimer's Association is currently recruiting for two fund development positions: Chapter Development Director and Central Arizona Special Events Coordinator. Both positions are based in Phoenix, Arizona, and involved significant collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, organizations, foundations, corporations, private donors, and the community at-large.

Development Director

Provides leadership to develop and execute a comprehensive fund development and communication plan to achieve the Chapter's vision, mission and goals.  The Director coordinates a small professional staff team and a large volunteer cadre throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada to implement fund development activities that include individual giving, special events, and grant management. As we are a small staff team, while this a senior level management position, it is a “hands-on” role in all aspects of fund development and communications. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree and a progressively responsible work history in diversified fund development programs. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in many aspects of development and communications, including planned gifts and bequests, major gifts, direct mail appeals, managing a donor database, grant writing, special events, newsletters, website, and media relations.

Special Events Coordinator

Plans, implements and provides support for Central Arizona Region special events, including Memory Walk, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Ball, cause-related marketing events and third party fundraisers. A minimum of three years in nonprofit event planning is preferred, including successful volunteer coordination. As this position involves managing multiple projects and volunteer committees, excellent logistical skills are needed. 

Qualified candidates should contact Deborah Kahan at for more information on these positions or to apply.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator – Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix)

The Arizona Humanities Council, a private nonprofit corporation, is looking for a full-time program coordinator to begin as soon as possible. AHC is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and provides support through competitive grants, staff assistance and other program resources to hundreds of libraries, museums, community groups, cultural and educational agencies, and other nonprofit organizations that present humanities programs throughout the state. There are currently six full-time staff members. The program coordinator works closely with the program director and is responsible for AHC's Speakers Bureau, Community Book Discussions, and grants management. The duties include:

  • Oversee application process for booking speakers
  • Coordinate speaker programs with host organizations
  • Maintain files and records
  • With program director, prepare and distribute promotional materials
  • Provide general assistance for host organizations and speakers

The salary range is $25,500 to $26,500 per year, with paid holidays, health insurance, sick leave, and retirement plan. Desirable experience and qualifications include a liberal arts degree, two to three years' experience in program coordination, good people skills, attention to detail, and knowledge of Macintosh computers. Preparation in or work with the humanities is of particular interest. More information about AHC programs is available on the Web site at AHC is an equal opportunity employer and aggressively seeks applications from both men and women, as well as from all ethnic populations.  Applicants should send a letter of application and a resume to the AHC Office, 1242 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


*New Listing* Education Program Coordinator – Salvation Army Phoenix Citadel (Phoenix)

The Salvation Army Phoenix Citadel, located in downtown Phoenix's historical Roosevelt District and home to Arizona State University's Active Learning Project, is currently searching for an enthusiastic, people-oriented Education Program Coordinator. General duties include: coordination of Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Program; provide support to after-school tutoring participants; and develop a computer resource center.

Candidates must be 21 or older, hold a valid driver's license, and possess strong organizational and communication skills. Desired qualifications include proficient bilingual communication ability, knowledge of basic computer applications, and previous experience coordinating educational programs.

This 20-hour per week position offers schedule flexibility, but requires a Tuesday/Thursday morning and late afternoon commitment. Position pays $12.50 per hour. Please send resumes and cover letters to: The Salvation Army Phoenix Citadel, 623 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003.


*New Listing* Planning and Projects Coordinator – Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (Phoenix)

Responsibilities of this position include organizing members and volunteers for advocacy campaigns including letter writing, phone calls, and visits with legislators; conducting research and monitor legislation relevant to agencies' public policy agenda; assisting the Executive Director in analyzing public policy at the state and federal levels and its impact on people experiencing homelessness; planning and implementing special projects such as an agency video, events, etc.; and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications for the position include excellent verbal and written skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Internet with the ability to learn other computer programs quickly, the ability to be flexible and work with a variety of people, self-starting and the ability to work independently, ability to travel throughout the state as needed, excellent organizational and research skills, and an advanced education is required. 

To apply for this position, please send resume to, mail to 1735 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007, or fax 602-257-8951.


*New Listing* Controller - Kivel Campus of Care (Phoenix)

Kivel Campus of Care, a prominent Phoenix Nursing Home and HUD senior housing complex, is seeking a Controller who will manage several departments within the nursing home, including A/P, A/R.

Responsibilities include preparing monthly financial statements; accurate and timely reporting of financial information such as tax reporting, general ledger and budgets; preparing and implementing internal audit processes, ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed in the most productive, efficient manner. Qualified candidates must have a detailed knowledge of general accounting and auditing procedures and possess the ability to analyze data and provide solutions. Experience in long-term care preferred, HUD experience a plus. Current AZ CPA/CMA license and a minimum of 3 years of controller experience in a nonprofit organization required. Healthcare experience preferred. Position reports to the CEO.

Please submit resume with salary history and salary requirements to: Kivel Campus of Care, Attn: CEO, 3020 N 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Fax: 800-758-5175; e-mail: noting "Controller" in the subject line.


*New Listing* Operations Manager - Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (Flagstaff)

Successful candidate must be well organized, have strong working knowledge of computers and software (MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher), experience in standard office procedures, be able to represent FSO with effective and solid communications within the community, be customer-oriented, and be team-focused with the ability to take initiative.

Applications may be e-mailed to info@flagstaffsymphony.orgor faxed to 928-774-5109.


*New Listing* Media Relations Manager - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

This position serves as the primary point of contact for all national and international media organizations. Responsibilities include creating and implementing the strategy and action plan for national media relations to maximize positive media exposure, working with the director to identify potential crisis communications scenarios, and overseeing the internal communications process.

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree, five years direct public relations experience in local/national media relations, public service advertising, or crisis communications, and experience in nonprofit media relations and marketing. Direct knowledge of graphics and printing is also required. Additionally, exceptional writing skills demonstrated by a portfolio of written public relations or journalism materials, strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to travel for job-related functions are a necessity.  Resumes should be sent via e-mail to or fax to: 602-279-0855.


*New Listing* Grants and Communication Specialist - NARBHA (Flagstaff)

Responsibilities: Research & write grants; Plan & develop outreach activities regarding the availability of behavioral health services; Develop communication materials for behavioral health recipients, family members, & stakeholders.

Requirements: Experience with grant-writing, professional writing of various types of information materials, websites, etc, liaison and outreach activities; Bachelor's Degree and four years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; Previous behavioral health or human service experience preferred. Visit to apply or send resume to NARBHA, 1300 S Yale Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 or fax 928-774-5665 or e-mail Dedicated to a multi-cultural workforce. Seeking bilingual candidates. Applications will be accepted until 7/29/05.


*New Listing* Communications Specialist - Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Arthritis Foundation is the only nonprofit voluntary health association seeking the cause, prevention, and cure for all types of arthritis. Services include funding for research, patient and community programs, and public and professional education. For more information, visit our website at

The Communication Specialist is responsible to promote communication within and without the Arthritis Foundation. Responsible to promote community awareness through press releases and broadcast e-mails, around public policy, advocacy, educational programs, and fundraising events. Arrange media coverage and act as media liaison for all events. Develop local marketing plan. Create public relations tools for staff and volunteers. Edit quarterly newsletter. Liaison with national office coordinating local marketing initiatives and disseminating messages/responses throughout the Chapter. The Communication Specialist designs and produces local materials to promote the events and program services. Manage web updates.

The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Technical or Communications field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a motivated self-starter who can handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must have the ability to work well under pressure on time sensitive issues, shift priorities, and meet deadlines. Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills. Must have the ability to work independently and collaborate as team member. Strong writing and technical skills are required, as well as strong skills with all communications vehicles (e-mail, websites, and Internet) and excellent PC skills (Publisher, Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to navigate the internet). 

To apply for this position, submit cover letters and resumes to Madeleine Stilwell at or mail to Madeleine Stilwell, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Closing date for applications is 7/29/05.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Casey Family Programs (Phoenix)

Casey Family Programs, ( a private, nonprofit, child welfare, social service agency, supporting the needs of children & families is recruiting for the positions listed below. Currently the organization seeks candidates for the following two positions.

Social Worker

Responsible for providing services to ensure a stable, permanent placement within a family setting. Will provide clinical & concrete services to foster children & families, general case management, information & referral, & transition planning. Requires MSW or related degree, and 2 years post graduate experience in child welfare, foster care, adoption or guardianship work. Reports to Clinical Supervisor. Starting salary: $35-46K DOE.

Education Specialist

Provides and/or arranges specialized education testing and assessments, provides Ed consultation & training to parents, social workers, & community. Partners with public & private schools to ensure quality service. Recruits, hires, & monitors tutors & their work w/ youth. May work in collaborative with state foster care youth. Requires Master's in Education preferably w/special education certification & 5 years full-time experience in public and/or private education setting. Starting salary: $35-46K DOE.

Candidates must demonstrate ability to work within a family system & collaborate with colleagues. Excellent oral & written skills, knowledge of child welfare policy & practice, organization, teamwork, computer skills, & ability to work with wide variety of individuals & groups expected.

Send/fax resume with cover letter by July 15, 2005: Kelly Lohr, Casey Family Programs, 378 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Fax: 602-252-9665. E-mail:

CFP is an EOE, moving towards a culturally diverse & competent workplace.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Junior Achievement of Arizona (Tempe)

Junior Achievement of AZ (Tempe) has three open positions in the Education area.

Education Manager

Facilitates activities of schools and educators.  Manages programs, delivery models/methods, and educator marketing. Assures adherence to program models, program expansion and quality standards.  Develops and maintains good educator relationships at all levels, including principals, school coordinators and teachers. Works with the volunteer service team to ensure that all classes are filled with appropriate volunteers.

Operations Manager

Manages programs, delivery models/methods, and volunteer marketing. Provides operational and administrative support for the education team.

Exchange City Director

Supervises the development, implementation and expansion of Junior Achievement's Exchange City programs. Directs all educator and volunteer training, program management, customer support and services, and coordinates with the facility manager to ensure upkeep of the City facility. Monitors the program for adherence to the model and maintenance of quality. Works closely with other education staff in supporting the marketing efforts for all Exchange City education customers. Acts as a liaison to the K-12 team and to the development and administration teams. Responsible for the Exchange City expense budget. 

All positions require good communication skills, high level of organization, computer skills, ability to multitask and public speaking skills. Please send resume and cover letter to


Administrative Assistant – United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (Tucson)

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona seeks a motivated professional for a full-time Administrative Assistant position. You will provide skilled administrative support of a confidential nature for marketing/communications and resource development teams. 

Skills/Requirements: Associate's Degree in Business, Office Administration or related field plus 3 years of increasingly responsible office support, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Experience in desktop publishing, photography and graphic design and Microsoft Office skills. Requires impeccable grammar, telephone skills, advanced writing and customer service skills. Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable. Skills testing will be required.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to or fax to 520-903-9002.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation (Scottsdale)

Whispering Hope Ranch (WHR) has been providing a healing environment for individuals with physical or developmental challenges since 1998. Their mission is to offer special needs children and their families rustic, Arizona ranch-style camp and retreat experiences. These experiences are enhanced by programs designed to foster nurturing interactions between campers and the animals residing at the ranch. This nonprofit organization has an administrative office in Scottsdale and they are seeking an experienced and dedicated Administrative Assistant to support diverse functions. The ideal candidate will be proficient in MS Office, work well independently, and have superior phone and correspondence skills. This person will be responsible for various tasks including reception, database maintenance, accounts payable, fundraisers/special events and general administrative responsibilities.

The ideal candidate for this position will also have 3+ years of experience in a similar administrative position, personal transportation (with insurance) for local errands, and excellent typing skills. Knowledge of QuickBooks is highly desired. Applications are being accepted for immediate consideration.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to or fax to 602-808-3892.


*New Listing* Lender and MIS Coordinator - Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (Mesa)
NEDCO, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), seeks a full time Lender and MIS Coordinator responsible for carrying out the marketing, lending and management information functions of the organization. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, public or nonprofit administration, Urban Planning or related field is required. Master's Degree preferred and five to seven years of directly-related, equivalent work experience. Must have a valid State of Arizona Driver's License and be able to attend evening and early morning meetings. Salary range is open, competitive and DOQ with standard benefits package. Through Mesa Community Action Network, Inc. NEDCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employs persons without regard for race, sex, gender, religion, national origin or sexual preference. Full job description/ announcement available on line.

Send resume, Cover letter with salary expectations and three References with Phone Numbers to Karen LaFrance, Executive Director, NEDCO at or NEDCO, 635 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. The position is open until filled.


*New Listing* Bilingual Foster Home Recruiter - Catholic Social Service Serving the East Valley (Mesa)

Develop recruitment plans targeted to recruit ethnically diverse families for children ages 0 – 18 years of age, sibling groups and specific geographic areas within Maricopa County. Submit recruitment plans to DES for approval. Implements approved recruitment plans by developing ads, utilizing public service announcements, newspaper articles, radio and television appearances, community presentations, pulpit announcements, newsletters, flyers, posters and referrals. Participate in interfaith activities. Make presentations to congregations with pulpit and bulletin announcements. Utilize church/parish linkages. 

Requirements: Must have knowledge of cultural diversity. Must be familiar with foster care and adoption regulations, issues and procedures, recruitment strategies, development and implementation. Must have skills in presentation, interviewing and assessment. Must have excellent communication and writing skills. Must be able to accept supervision and be a team player. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field. Four or more years of direct service experience in foster care and adoption system or marketing, implementation and recruitment can be considered in lieu of Degree. Bilingual Spanish/English required. Grade 10 position.

$25,318 to $30,467, depending on experience. Send your resume via fax to ATTN: Child Welfare Supervisor: 480-964-8865.


*New Listing* Loaned Executives – Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

This unique opportunity is for high-energy individuals to work as full-time, temporary fundraisers on Valley of the Sun's United Way annual campaign to raise contributions for local health and human service programs. Sales, public speaking and customer service skills preferred.

Must be detail-orientated, flexible, and have a passion for helping improve our community; bilingual speaking skills a plus. Must have own vehicle and a valid AZ drivers license/insurance. Position is full-time from mid-August to end of November; training provided. Stipend of $6000 plus mileage. Visit our website at to learn more about us and to see a full position description. Once on the site, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities.

Email resume and cover letter to or fax to 602-776-3303, ATTN Human Resources or mail to: Valley of the Sun United Way, Human Resources, Attn: FRLE, PO Box 10748, Phoenix, AZ 85064-0748. EOE.


*New Listing* Box Office Representative – Phoenix Symphony (Phoenix)

The Phoenix Symphony is seeking enthusiastic candidates for a seasonal Box Office Representative. Our Box Office Representatives provide a high level of customer service for telephone and in-person sales of individual tickets and series packages, as well as processing web ticket sales and helping to maintain the Symphony's patron database.

In addition to working at our main Box Office location at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix during weekday business hours, the box office staff offers in-person ticketing services for evening and weekend performances during the symphony season at our various concert venues across the Valley. This position will also serve some aspects of the main receptionist, including answering main phone line, sorting and distributing mail, and greeting visitors. This is an entry-level seasonal position that runs August 2005 through May 2006. This position is available for up to 40 hours per week. Compensation is hourly. For more information, please visit

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references by mail to: Andy Anderson, Assistant Box Office Manager, The Phoenix Symphony, 455 North 3rd Street, Suite 390, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Candidates can also reach us by e-mail:, or by fax: 602-253-1772. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.

Girls Scouts—AZ Cactus-Pine Council is an exciting organization serving more than 26,000 girls, ages 5-17, throughout the state of Arizona. Our mission is to create confidence, courage, conviction and compassion in girls. We are seeking to fill the following positions with energetic, self-motivated people:

Accountant (Accounts Payable)

Responsible for maintaining ongoing payables process, providing support to the Finance Director, and as part of a yearly rotational program cross-train on duties and responsibilities of payroll, receivables and financial reporting. Record, maintain, review and adjust transactions, orders, and check requests. Generate checks, file maintenance, and technical support of accounting software.

Administrative Assistant

Provide direct administrative support to Corporate Functions and HR. Performs a variety of related activities including, but not limited to, file maintenance, record keeping, proofreading and processing correspondence/reports/agendas, design and maintenance of resource library and responding to telephone/electronic/walk-in inquiries.

Assistant Registrar

Input, edit and/or maintain a variety of registration information related to general girl membership, program events/activities, adult training sessions, summer camp participants, etc. Includes report generation, accurate database maintenance, letters, notifications, and reception relief.

Assistant Camp Manager

Provide assistance with camp maintenance, custodial and logistical services for assigned camp properties. This is a hands-on position providing maintenance support of utilities, facilities, equipment and land, as well as assistance with onsite/offsite security for events/activities.

Fund Development Associate

Assist in all aspects of organizational enhancement activities supporting and expanding the team's role within the council. Assist with PR functions, product sales, promotion and special events. This position includes preparing and writing proposals and development materials, aides in the implementation of fund development strategies, providing support in prospective donor identification, cultivation and levels of annual giving campaigns.

Member Service Executive (3 positions available)

Develop, extend and maintain girl and adult membership within a specific geographic area. These positions also support training, program and fund development activities. Includes collecting and evaluating data, planning and implementation, problem solving, volunteer management. Experience with team-focused work performance a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, with the ability to read and write in both languages. Ability work a variety of hours, including nights and weekends (two of these positions will require frequent travel outside of Maricopa County).


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Navajo Housing Authority

Director of Construction Services - Ft. Defiance, AZ

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Business/Public Administration or closely related field, seven to ten years of progressive experience in administration or construction management of a large public or private organization with five years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information on this position, call 928-871-2621, or visit NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Position is open until filled.    

Senior Project Manager - Ft. Defiance, AZ

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business/Public Administration or related field PLUS five years of experience in construction or project management over a geographical area with two years supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information on this position, call 928-871-2621 or visit NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Position is open until filled.  

Staff Advocate - Window Rock, AZ

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year institution, course of studies approved by the NNBA or paralegal training program, advocacy program, apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information, please call 928-871-2621 or visit NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Position is open until filled.  

Grants Administrator - Window Rock, AZ

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Bus/Pub Admin, Urban or Rural Planning, or related field PLUS three years experience in grant writing, grant coordinator, or administrator in local government, or equivalent combination of education and experience. More info: 928-871-2621, NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP Employer. Position is open until filled.

Accountant IV (General Ledger) - Window Rock, AZ 

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Public Administration, or closely related fields PLUS seven years of professional accounting or auditing experience including financial statement preparation (preferably in government accounting), two years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information on this position, call 928-871-2621 or visit NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Position is open until filled.

Custodian - Window Rock, AZ

Minimum requirements: high school diploma/GED plus one year of janitorial experience and some building maintenance experience. For required documents, call Human Resources Division at 928-871-2655 or log onto Visit for more information on this position. NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Closing date: July 26, 2005.

Maintenance Tech II - Navajo, NM

Minimum requirements: high school diploma or GED, certificates in two building trades, proficiency in three additional building trades plus four years experience in maintenance activities, with one year of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information on this position, please call 928-871-2621, or visit NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP employer. Closing date: July 21, 2005.

Lead Diesel Equipment Mechanic - Ft. Defiance, AZ

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED, vocational training in related field. Five years of journey-level experience in auto, HD equipment, or mobile equipment maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years in supervisory capacity. For required documents, call Human Resources Division at 928/871-2621 or log onto Visit for more information on this and other positions. NHA is an EOE/AA/D/V/NP/IP Employer. Closing date: July 26, 2005.


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.


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.


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.


Director of Special Events – ALS Association Arizona Chapter (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


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.


*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


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.


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.


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


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


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