October 2013

News & Notes is a bi-monthly email newsletter designed to keep the Arizona community updated on local and national developments in the philanthropic sector. Please feel free to forward this on to your colleagues.

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AGF News

AGF is Hiring!
Arizona Grantmakers Forum is searching for a Member Services and Communications Associate to fill an opening on our team. The full job description is available on our Jobs page. Emma Schneider's last day with AGF is November 15th. Good luck with your new adventure, Emma!

You can start preparing for Arizona Gives Day 2014!
April 9, 2014: The day our state unites to build a better tomorrow. You can start planning and preparing for April 9 today. The Arizona Gives Day team has already hosted two webinars on common questions about the campaign and getting your leadership on board with Arizona Gives Day. Sign up for the next webinar on November 22 on how to fold Arizona Gives Day into your organization's existing fundraising strategy. 

Community & Nonprofit News

Today is the Last Day for Fast Pitch Applications! 

The Fast Pitch Social Innovation Expo, put on by SVPAZ, is a free two-month communication skills building program and competition for innovative nonprofits in Maricopa County. The program equips nonprofit leaders to communicate their story powerfully and connects them with leaders of the business and funding communities who can help them create significant community impact. Applications are accepted until Oct. 31. Visit the SVPAZ website for more information about this event.  


Evaluating Program Outcomes: The Logic Behind the Logic Model

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits presents The Logic Behind the Logic Model. This is a fast-paced, resource-rich workshop that offers a simple and powerful way of thinking about, assessing, and communicating the work your organization does in the world. You'll learn and practice using new tools for crafting clear-cut evaluation plans for your proposals. Learn more!   


Are you going to the Certified Local Fall Festival?

Support local businesses and the community by enjoying activities, food, spirits and entertainment by Arizonans like you! Entrance to this family-friendly festival is free. Let's celebrate all things local to Arizona. See you there

Member News

Join Piper Trust and Experience Matters for an evening of inspiration, wit, and wisdom
Harvey Mackay and Marc Freedman will headline this event with inspiring stories of experienced adults creating a positive impact. The event includes the awarding of the Piper Trust Encore Career Prize - a $50,000 award that recognizes an inspiring encore career leader who is addressing a major social need in Maricopa County. Find out more.
Patsy Kraeger writes on NextGen Philanthropists
Patsy Kraeger of First Things First recent blog post on ASU Lodestar Center's Research Friday explores the traits and habits of the "next gen" donors who will inherit some 40 trillion dollars in the next few decades to direct to charitable giving. Read the full post.

Ellen Solowey dispels the "overhead myth"
Ellen Solowey of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust wrote an op-ed  for the Arizona Republic on how measuring nonprofit's worth by how much they spend on fundraising, office space and payroll is an easy, but flawed measure of success. She says, "Dollars wisely devoted to non-profit overhead are an investment in the quality, efficiency and growth of the irreplaceable services they provide." Read more.