January 24, 2012
Value of Membership:
In This Issue

Member Spotlight
Free Featured Event
Membership Updates
Partner Webinars
Partner News

Upcoming Events
You & the Alliance
Webinar, February 1 @ 10:00 am
Arizona Guide to Grants Online
Webinar, February 9 @ 9:00 am
Getting Your Board on Board
Phoenix, February 23 @ 8:30 am

Click the links above for more information and to register. More events are available on our website.

Did you know Alliance Members receive a 15% discount on all Idealware Online Trainings? Here are just some of the offerings this month:
  • The Technology Planner's Toolkit
  • Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System
  • FREE Optimizing Your Website for Search Engines
  • Telling Your Story with Blogs, Photos, and Videos
Click to get started

Employment Opportunities
Administrative Assistant*
O'Connor House
Tempe, Posted January 23
Program Manager*
Arizona Family Health Partnership
Phoenix, Posted January 17
Internal Audit Manager*
Chicanos Por La Causa
Phoenix, Posted January 17
Chief Executive Officer
Florence Crittenton
Phoenix, Posted January 9
Director Domestic Violence Programs
Catholic Charities Community Services
Chandler, Posted January 9
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
A New Leaf
Mesa/Glendale, Posted January 12
Math Teacher
Blueprint Education
Phoenix, Posted January 11
Curriculum Coordinator
Blueprint Education
Glendale, Posted January 11
Executive Director
Keep Arizona Beautiful
Phoenix, Posted January 10
Executive Director
Tempe, Posted January 10
Communication Manager
Phoenix, Posted January 9
Marketing Assistant
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Phoenix, Posted January 9

*Are new jobs added this week. More jobs are available on our Job Center.

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The Connector this week is our “Value of Membership” issue, which includes insights about our more than 600 members, opportunities for collaboration, and stories of real impact in our communities.

Member Spotlight
Citizenship Counts

Alliance Member Citizenship Counts is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth by engaging them in a civics education program that teaches them to appreciate the value and responsibilities of citizenship. Their core curriculum promotes pride in American citizenship and encourages students to be involved in their communities. They empower young people to be responsible, participatory and socially-just citizens who appreciate the benefits of living in a diverse, inclusive, democratic country.

Citizenship Counts

John and Diane Eckstein with Citizenship Counts founder Gerda Weissmann KleinPhoto courtesy of Amanda Rudolph

Beginning in January of 2012, Board Member Diane Eckstein, her husband John, and their dog Kipp will walk and bike across the United States of America – from San Diego to New York City (3,500 miles) to promote engaged citizenship and to promote awareness of the naturalization process. The mission of the Journey is to raise awareness of the Citizenship Counts program and to raise $3.5 million that will be used to expand the program throughout the United States.
We are so proud to have Citizenship Counts on our Membership Roster, and look forward to following the Journey throughout 2012. Click here to read more> 
Getting Your Board on Board:
Activate and Energize Your Most Valuable Asset

FREE event presented by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and First Nonprofit Foundation
Once upon a time people entered an organization and spent years working their way up through a series of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Those days are gone. New additions to the board must hit the ground running. A thorough and effective orientation can make that possible. But too often orientations are an afterthought or nonexistent. Even thorough, well planned orientations are, all too often, boring. It doesn’t have to be this way. This 3-hour interactive session will leave you with valuable and creative ideas to make your board more cohesive, knowledgeable, and powerful right out of the gate.

Featured speaker Terrie Temkin, Ph.D., brings 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, organizational communication, and adult education to the discussion. She’ll share practical examples from her work as a senior consultant in the areas of governance, board development, and planning.

Space for this event is limited and a large group is expected. Please register early. Seminar materials and a continental breakfast will also be provided. 

Date/Time: February 23 @ 8:30 am
Location:  Phoenix Catholic Diocese
Cost: Free; registration is required
Click here to register

New and Renewing Alliance Members

New Nonprofits
100 Black Men of Phoenix
Akha Women's Foundation
Alice Cooper's Solid Rock
Amberly's Place
Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona's Little Hollywood Foundation
Black Canyon City Community Association
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Scottsdale
Classic Cooking Academy
Cortney's Place
Coyotes Curling Club
Every Voice in Action Foundation
First New Life Community Service Center
First Watch Ministries
Foundation Of Yuma Regional Medical Center
Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (GVAHEC)
Homicide Survivors
Horse Lover's Management Corp.
Keep Phoenix Beautiful
KGCB Radio Shine
Lake Havasu Museum of History
Local Community Advancement
Malpai Borderlands Group
Open Wide Foundation
Paw Placement Animal Rescue
Recovery Empowerment Network
Southern Arizona Mental Health Corp (SAMHC)
Tovrea Carraro Society
Valle del Sol
Verde Valley Archaeological Center
Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation
Zoe Foundation

New Partners
Daniel A. Packard, PC
Thomas Buttino
Udall Foundation (The)

Renewing Nonprofits
A Stepping Stone Foundation
About Care
Alice's Place, an Empowerment Center
Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Arizona Community Media Foundation
Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and Kids Voting Arizona
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Arizona Heritage Alliance
Arizona Humanities Council
Arizona StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology)
Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Assistance League East Valley
Association for Supportive Child Care
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River
Careers through Culinary Arts Program C-CAP
Catalina Community Services
Catholic Charities Community Services
Chandler Gilbert ARC
Communities in Schools of Arizona
Community College National Center for Community Engagement
Damage Control SOS
Dineh Cooperatives
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
Environmental Fund for Arizona
Family School (The)
Future For Kids
Gabriel's Angels
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Harp Foundation (The)
Health World of Scottsdale Ltd.
Hopi Foundation (The)
Hummingbird Society (The)
Inspired Connections
International Rescue Committee
Keep Sedona Beautiful
Lead For Good
Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County
Literacy Volunteers of Tucson
Loved Ones Lost
Maryvale Revitalization Corporation
Metempyrion Foundation
Neighbors Who Care
New Beginnings for Women & Children
North Valley Chorale
One Street
Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE)
Pan-African Education
Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
Phoenix Public Library Foundation
Planned Parenthood Arizona
SMILE Independent Living Services
Social Venture Partners
Southwest Shakespeare Company
Special Olympics Arizona
Spina Bifida Association of Arizona
Sports Extravaganza
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
Starlight Children's Foundation/Arizona
Swift Charities for Children
Touch Point Connection
Treasures 4 Teachers
UMOM New Day Centers
Valley of the Sun United Way
Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Volunteer Southern Arizona
Waste Not
Young Arts Arizona
Yuma Conservation Garden

Renewing Partners
Charity Charms
Egmont Associates
Graceful Fundraising LLC
Merrilyn Ridgeway
Michia Casebier
Sandra A. Turner, CPA
Sechler CPA LLC
SPF Consulting

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Partner Webinars
Webinars offered to Alliance members at a free or discounted rate by our partners.

Thank-You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts
Hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network
Join us for a webinar that will provide the essentials for a great thank you letter for first-time and renewal donors, as well as corporate sponsors.  Use Kivi Leroux Miller's tips to turn your donors into life-long givers!
Date/Time: February 15 @ 11:00 am
Click here for more information and to register
Alliance Members can register at Member rate of $55

The Ins and Outs of Hiring and Working with a Consultant
Hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network
Not sure if your nonprofit needs a consultant or know you need a consultant, but not sure how to choose a great one?  Join Danielle Clore to learn about assessing the need for a consultant, tips for selecting the right consultant for your organization, the consultant’s role and clarifying expectations to ensure a great experience.
Date/Time: February 22 @ 11:30 am
Click here for more information and to register
Alliance Members can register at Member rate of $55

Partner News

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
Nonprofit Management Institute Current Offerings
The Nonprofit Management Institute provides immediately usable knowledge and tools for you to become a skilled nonprofit professional.
Click here for a current schedule of courses.

Nominations Open: 11th Annual Governor's Volunteer Service Awards
Nominations for the 11th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Award are now open.  Please nominate a deserving individual or group in your community for what is considered to be the highest volunteer award in Arizona. Award categories include lifetime achievement, youth, youth group, outstanding mentor, adult, adult group, large business/government agency, small business/government agency, non-profit, faith-based organization, national service member, and/or service-learning project in your community. Those selected as this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award will be honored at a special reception in late April.  Additionally, all nominees will receive special recognition for being nominated. Nominations are due January 25, 2012.  For more information, click here.

YNPN Phoenix 2012 Kickoff & Leadership Awards
Save the date – February 2 at 5:30pm. Come celebrate a new year with YNPN Phoenix as we celebrate the leaders in our community. The nomination process has closed for our Leadership Awards, but click here to read more about the three awards that will be announced at the YNPN Phoenix 2012 Kickoff & Leadership Awards. Registration form will be live by the end of the week – so check back soon.

Experience Matters Learning Lab Workshop
Join a group of progressive organizations that have discovered a vital new resource—the energy and expertise of those 50+. Maricopa County is prime with experienced folks who want to support their communities utilizing their skills and talents. With experienced trainers, dynamic presentations, engaging discussions and hands-on activities drawn from the latest research and proven best practices, the Learning Lab helps you learn how to begin shifting your organizational culture in preparation for engaging community talent. You will also get tips on how to create a marketing action plan and effective recruitment materials, as well as other useful strategies for managing an intergenerational workforce.
Date/Time: February 28 and 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration: $40 for Experience Matters members; $140 for non-members.
For more information: info@experiencemattersaz.org or call 602.973.2212, www.experiencemattersaz.org

Hon Kachina Council announces call for nominations for 36th annual Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards
This event, known as Arizona’s most prestigious celebration of volunteerism, honors the Valley’s finest volunteers. The Hon Kachina Council just announced its call for nominations for the organization’s 36th annual presentation of the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards – Arizona’s most prestigious celebration of volunteerism. Anyone can nominate a volunteer, high school age or older, who has dedicated time, talent and passion to a variety of causes. Up to seven recipients will be chosen from the nominations and honored at an exclusive awards presentation during the 2012 Awards event. In addition to extensive statewide publicity, each winner will receive a one-of-a-kind hand carved Hon Kachina doll and a cash award for their nonprofit organization. Nominations are being accepted at the Hon Kachina Council’s website: www.honkachina.org.
Nomination Deadline: March 30, 2012
For more information: www.honkachina.org or contact Pam Betz at (480) 905-1578 or  info@honkachina.org

Newlsetter Schedule each month:
Week 1: Nonprofit Trends
Week 2: Focus on Benefits
Week 3: Change Agents
Week 4: Value of Membership
Week 4.5: Grantseeker News & Updates
Week 5: Leadership Matters

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