Boosting Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

For those suggesting that cost of living and state and local tax burdens are likely to impact charitable giving, it may be important to note that, according to the Tax Foundation , Arizona ranked 33 in terms of state and local tax burden. Only two of the ten most generous states (Utah and Arkansas) had higher state and local tax burdens than Arizona. giving income cutbacks Marissa Theisen fundingposted by. Marissa Theisen , President & CEO.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Utah’s tourism slogan captures the physical wonders of our state, which has some of the best skiing, highest deserts and deepest canyons in the world. Utah has the highest birth rate in the country (88 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44) and the youngest population – almost a third of Utahns are under the age of 18. Given that so many of our state’s residents are minor children, you’d think we would apply the ideal of “life elevated” to health care and education funding.

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How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?

Connection Cafe

Her donation history seems fairly involved with two gifts over a five year span of $550 each to your main annual fund campaign. With this new information, would you still keep her in your annual fund direct mail campaign? Or would you invite her to a behind-the-scenes event for local VIPs? Her current donor profile shows her address in the next town, but with the screening you learn she actually has another home in the upstate, and a vacation home in Utah.

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Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. I say thorny because despite the nearly $300 million in stimulus funding awarded by the U.S. Google plans to roll it out in Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah as well. The Community Driven Fund. The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Symantec Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

As a company, they works to have a positive impact on the local communities around the world where it has offices. Last year, Symantec employees donated $650,000 to nonprofits and libraries in their local communities, as well as 19,000 hours of volunteering. In Lindon, Utah, 50 employee volunteers planted trees that Symantec donated to TreeUtah using its local Community Outreach funds.

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#GivingTuesday is almost here! NTEN Members share their campaign plans


PeaceWorks Technology Solutions is turning #GivingTuesday into a team building event that supports one of their local clients, as well as the local community. Candy Cane Corner is a partnership between The Road Home, YWCA Utah, and Volunteers of America, UT to help bring holiday magic and cheer to needy families in the community. Other companies are offering special deals or matching funds.


Bigger is always better…(Except when it’s not!)

ASU Lodestar Center

By having more local leaders she would increase not only total funds to her organization, but higher visibility as well. Scola, CFRE has been involved professionally in nonprofit work since 1983, having held leadership positions in Texas and Utah, as well as Arizona and California. posted by. John Scola, CFRE , President. John Scola & Associates.

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