Ning: Phoenix or Fizzle?

Amy Sample Ward

Phoenix or Fizzle. Is Ning going to be a phoenix – rising out of the backlash and outcry about changing to a paid-service to become the platform of choice and provide users with access and ownership in it’s future?

Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

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In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference ! That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix!

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Association Social Media: National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)

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——————— Welcome to Tracie Rollins, social media manager for the National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)! a content and social media marketing agency in Phoenix, Arizona. I’d love to see every women business owner in Phoenix become engaged online with NAWBOPHX and achieve her business related goals.

The Latino Institute: A program of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

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Within the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the Latino Institute was developed to help address these issues and to serve as a bridge between the City and the Latino community. Approximately 80% of the Latino Institute budget is funded via sponsorship and programming fees with the remaining funds coming from the City of Phoenix. Phoenix Latinos Ariel Rodriguez posted by. Ariel Rodríguez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

Google exec: Connecting via social media can spur nonprofit donations - Phoenix Business Journal:

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Google exec: Connecting via social media can spur nonprofit donations - Phoenix Business Journal:: "Google Business Development Manager Jaime Casap led a spirited presentation about the importance of technology in today’s business and nonprofit environment.With a declaration of “the laptop is dead,” Casap said the importance of a strong and meaningful Internet and social networking presence

On a National Day of Service, Public Allies Arizona Makes a Difference in a Phoenix Neighborhood

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The Allies of Class 12 gathered that Saturday at Doras Church of Phoenix for National Make a Difference Day. posted by Nedd Freeman Anderson Class 11 Public Ally. With rakes, trash-picker-uppers, brooms and wheelbarrows in hand, the newest class of Public Allies Arizona joined the staff of the Creighton Community Foundation on Oct. 28 with a mission: to help their local neighbors beautify their curbs and develop long-lasting relationships.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Phoenix Nonprofit Institute. Phoenix Nonprofit Institute. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Phoenix, AZ / $125. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management.

From comic books to collective impact: The importance of ongoing professional development

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The Conference is on May 17th in downtown Phoenix, presented in part by the ASU Lodestar Center. This reality is one of the reasons that I decided to help launch the Phoenix chapter of the young nonprofit professionals network (YNPN) over four years ago, and why I have decided to serve as the host chair for this years YNPN National Leaders Conference , coming to Phoenix on May 17th. YNPN Phoenix Aaron Stiner networking posted by Aaron Stiner , Host Chair.

Research Friday: ASU is an Important Central Hub for Nonprofit Organizations

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This week we welcome Mary McGillicuddy, one of the researchers who worked with the ASU College of Public Programs on a project that analyzed and mapped the social network of downtown Phoenix nonprofit organizations. Recently, ASU's College of Public Programs used SNA to assess its impact on nonprofit organizations in the downtown Phoenix area. Organizations were selected based on their proximity to the downtown Phoenix campus. posted by.

So, you’re thinking about serving on a board. Now what?

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YNPN Phoenix. Shawn Rudnick currently serves as a board member on the membership committee for YNPN Phoenix. YNPN Phoenix Shawn Rudnick Boardposted by Shawn Rudnick , Board Member. Serving on nonprofit boards has been some of the most rewarding and frustrating work I have ever done. It gives you a chance to have significant impact on the direction of an agency and issue you are passionate about.

Oops! Now What?

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Shawn Rudnick , Board Member, YNPN Phoenix. Shawn Rudnick currently serves as a board member on the membership committee for YNPN Phoenix. YNPN Phoenix Shawn Rudnickposted by. Very recently I made a bit of a mistake and by bit I mean that I made a speaking gaffe in front of a crowd of 100 plus people while representing an organization at arguably their biggest event to date. Luckily it hasn’t appeared to do any real damage, but still is something I need to learn from.

This makes me a little sad.

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Byeee Phoenix Mars Lander. Sweet Dreams Little Guy. We'll miss you. But take heart! There will be another mission to Mars soon.

The Secret Yardstick Driving Innovation At AOL, Beats, And Microsoft | Co.Design: business innovation design

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In fact, AOL killed a past iteration of its email service, called Phoenix, because Wetherall says, "it didn’t pass the 15-foot test The Secret Yardstick Driving Innovation At AOL, Beats, And Microsoft | Co.Design: business innovation design : The "15-foot test," as Wetherell refers to it, is the threshold for differentiation he holds his team to: Products must attract attention even yards away from the computer screen.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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Elena is very passionate about education, professional development, economic empowerment and international exchange, having served on the boards of the Global Economic Education Alliance, the Organization for Nonprofit Executives, the National Association of Economic Educators, the Phi Beta Kappa of Greater Phoenix and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. Elena has represented the city of Phoenix multiple times to visit China for cultural, education, tourism, and business exchange

Nonprofits Pitch for Big Awards

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They include: Arizona Dream Builder Foundation Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona Celebrate Autism Civitan Foundation Daddy Read a Book Diaper Bank of Central Arizona Hope’s Crossing Live & Give Foundation Live the Solution Neighbors Who Care Newtown Community Development Partners for Paiute Phoenix Collegiate Academy Project Rising Ryan House Spot 127 STEP: Student Expedition Program St.

6 Can’t-Miss Conferences for Nonprofits in 2018

NonProfit Hub

February 26 (Phoenix) & May 21 (Baltimore). This year there are two BloomCon events—one in Phoenix and one in Baltimore. With the new year comes another wave of amazing conferences for nonprofiteers and business leaders alike. We’ve researched many of these conferences, met with the people behind the scenes and were even able to attend a handful. From our experiences we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the can’t-miss conferences for nonprofits this year. Take a look!

Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.

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buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! Phoenix , the “WTF? Monkeys Phoenix & NoMo I have one month to raise approximately $35,000 to launch the SMAC! Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix. It’s hard for me to describe how my boys (NoMo and Phoenix) make me feel. Mom with NoMo & Phoenix at chemo. Help bring NoMo and Phoenix to life to help you and/or your loved ones SMAC!

The Intangible Rewards of Nonprofit Work

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As a member of the board of YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) Phoenix, I have been fortunate to cross paths with some extraordinary emerging leaders, facilitators, mentors, and nonprofit sector thought leaders. As YNPN Phoenix's annual member retreat approaches, I am reminded of a powerful experience from last year's retreat that still resounds with me today. posted by. Maureen Baker , Manager for Individual Giving. Musical Instrument Museum.

The Must-Have Accessory for Your Monthly Giving Program

Connection Cafe

With 23 percent of its sustainers’ credit cards updated in 10 months, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation saved 7 hours a month chasing down lapsed donors. 1,200,000,000. That’s how many credit cards were in circulation in the United States in 2015. Surprising, right? Even more remarkable is that over 80 percent, or about 1,000,000,000, of those cards lacked smart-chip technology when the EMV liability shift was first introduced.

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Research Friday: Branding in the nonprofit sector

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One example of a nonprofit organization rebranding in order to create a more positive impact on the community they serve is the Arizona based nonprofit formally known as Phoenix Youth At Risk. Phoenix Youth At Risk decided to undertake the task of rebranding and changed the name of their organization to New Pathways For Youth. posted by. Alex Flores , Teach For America. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Protect Donor Data When Working with Third-Party Vendors

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——— Founded in 1987, Phoenix Innovate is Detroit’s only marketing firm guaranteeing results. High-profile data breaches in recent years show just how vulnerable some organizations can be to attacks from outside. Protecting your nonprofit’s data is crucial, no matter who you work with. Data privacy gets even trickier when you’re dealing with a third-party vendor, whose systems and storage methods might leave you at higher risk. .

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Bringing “NOW Generation” Leaders to the Forefront

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As a proud young nonprofit professional in the Phoenix valley, I believe it's important to remember that age is not a qualifying factor in one’s professional abilities. Jessie comes to Phoenix from Chicago before she made the move to Tucson to become a Wildcat for life! She is Board Secretary for YNPN Phoenix and a member of the 2010-2011 Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy. posted by. Jessie Singer , Executive Director. Dysart Community Center.

Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

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Jarrett started The Rayvan Group in 2009 and brings more than 15 years’ experience with international, national and local organizations, including Girls Golf of Phoenix, Habitat for Humanity, the Paraiso Project and St. Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group.

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How should nonprofits develop a high-performance culture?

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Marcia Mintz, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP), defined a high-performance culture as, “When everybody at every level understands where their role fits into the organization and the plan to get where they want to go.”. She currently works as a Unit Director for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, an organization whose primary focus is to empower at-risk youth during their out-of-school-time to become the best adults they can be.

Social Media September Tweet Chatting Around the World September 18

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With one-hour chats in Nairobi, San Francisco, New Orleans, Phoenix, Milledgeville, and Naples, you're bound to find one in your own time zone to join. Phoenix, Arizona, United States 9:00 a.m. TechSoup and NetSquared have joined forces to bring you a September full of social media learning! All month long, we're putting on events and publishing content to sharpen your social media skills.

Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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Elena is very passionate about education, professional development, economic empowerment and international exchange, having served on the boards of the Global Economic Education Alliance, the Organization for Nonprofit Executives, the National Association of Economic Educators, the Phi Beta Kappa of Greater Phoenix and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. Elena has represented the city of Phoenix multiple times to visit China for cultural, education, tourism, and business exchange

The Smartest Solutions for the Best IT Support Now

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

As for the last axis, it concerns IT support in Phoenix or IT outsourcing. The services offered by the IT service provider are based on the client’s needs. Indeed, the intervention is tailor-made. This professional must be able to offer services adapted to the size, expectations and challenges of the company. Thus, the IT provider is brought to make an intervention on three different axes. It is first and foremost the organization and structuring of information systems (IS).

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

Jarrett started The Rayvan Group in 2009 and brings more than 15 years’ experience with international, national and local organizations, including Girls Golf of Phoenix, Habitat for Humanity, the Paraiso Project and St. Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group.

MEET AN ALLY: Channtal Polanco

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Prior to Public Allies I was a first-generation college student pursuing my Associate of Arts (AA) degree at Phoenix College, working part-time with the City of Phoenix Head Start and being a mother to my wonderful child. Immediately after Public Allies as a first-generation Chicana college student, I am hoping to continue my education at Phoenix College and graduate with an Associate of Arts by spring 2020. posted by Channtal Polanco Class 13 Public Ally.

Takeaways from the American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit

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Brigitte Dayton is Vice President of Operations for the Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese of Phoenix. Brigitte was recognized as SoScottsdale/Uptown Magazine’s – 20 of the Most Influential Valley Professionals Under 40 and Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, Class of 2015. cities, Brigitte moved to Phoenix in 2006. posted by Brigitte Dayton Vice President of Operations, Catholic Community Foundation.

"We Believe in Everyone’s Right to Choose Services that Most Interest Them"

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AFH has three locations: Maricopa, Casa Grande and Phoenix. My placement was at the Phoenix location, nicknamed “Perry.” posted by Lukas Nava Class 12 Public Ally. When I joined Public Allies Arizona, I was placed at Arizona Foundation for the Handicap, which is a day center for adults with special needs. AFH’s mission is to provide quality individualized services to people with physical or intellectual challenges in the least restrictive environments.

Engaging and Retaining Skilled (and Key) Volunteers

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Organizations like HandsOn Greater Phoenix can aid in the recruitment and training of skilled volunteers. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Welcome to America Project and KEEN Phoenix. He is also a project leader for Hands On Greater Phoenix and does youth programming through the American Red Cross. posted by Sentari Minor , Program Specialist, The Rodel Foundation of Arizona.

'I Can Honestly Say That My Life Has Changed Dramatically With Public Allies'

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We reached out to people from the City of Phoenix to find solutions for some of these problems. We did our part by getting people from the City of Phoenix out there and then let the community take the lead and make a difference. posted by Prisma Paredes Class 12 Public Ally. What I have learned in Public Allies: · Social justice. Data rescue. Networking. Public speaking. Advocating for myself. I felt like I was stuck working in a place with no more room to grow and develop.

Class 12 Ally Shares Experience in Program

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One of my favorite experiences was organizing an event with the Phoenix Fire Department. Upon developing a relationship with the Phoenix Fire Department, I was able to get them to come to AFH and show a fire truck to members, as well as educating them about the roles and responsibilities of a fire truck. posted by Ellie Slater Class 12 Public Ally. After graduating college and moving to Arizona, I was unsure of what path to take in life.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

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As Board President of YNPN Phoenix , I often hear from other emerging nonprofit leaders – including our board – a shared desire to perform with high standards in the face of huge workloads, while at the same time wanting life/work balance. The ASU Lodestar Center , the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits , YNPN Phoenix, my fellow MNpS graduates, my coworkers, boss, friends, and professional mentors are all resources I access to get me unstuck on my quest to improve the common good.

Recruiting New Board Members? Here’s how our geographically-focused nonprofit does it!

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It does not make sense for us to recruit individuals from East Phoenix because it is a rather long drive for a volunteer commitment. Jessie comes to Phoenix from Chicago before she made the move to Tucson to become a Wildcat for life! She is Board Member for YNPN Phoenix and a recent graduate of the 2011-2012 Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy. She believes that young nonprofit leaders are going to move Phoenix into the forefront of the nonprofit industry.

Leadership Development in Nonprofits: Identifying Toxic Signs of Ego in Your Development Space

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Not being a bottleneck requires having a great deal of trust,” says Matt Solberg, owner of Phoenix Comicon, “My first few years I micromanaged, which was a reflection of my trust level. Disa McAlister, MNLM, is the founder of the Museum of Science and Sustainability, a portable museum serving the Greater Phoenix area. posted by Disa McAlister Fall 2017 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

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While working in the for-profit sector I had access to the latest technology, studies, and methods to develop professional development courses for organizations such as Meritus University, University of Phoenix and Lockheed Martin. While at University of Phoenix, I specialized in the development of faculty workshops for our online faculty members. posted by Leslie Beecher , Instructional Designer. ASU Lodestar Center.

What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

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Funding cuts could leave 100-plus Phoenix-area families homeless -- again. Additionally, Cruz serves on the Built for Zero leadership team in Phoenix which focuses on ending veteran homelessness. posted by Jessica Cruz SSVF Program Coordinator, UMOM New Day Center. Complex social issues are rarely solved by the individual success of a single organization. The nonprofit sector has the ability to achieve significant social change through collaboration across sectors.

Can Social Media Really Humanize a Large Corporation?

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Park Howell opened his sustainable marketing firm in Phoenix, AZ, in 1995, and uses the power of storytelling to ignite the growth of people, products, companies and causes that dare to make the world a better place. This is a guest post by master storyteller Park Howell, whom Jamie and I met when we went to speak for Goodwill Industries last week. When I saw his great list below, I had to ask him if I could post it here. He kindly wrote a little introduction to it for me.

Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

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How a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won the internet – how they decided to tweet as the Phoenix lander in the first person – in order to save characters – and created one of the most popular and iconic social media voices in the history of Twitter. A few social media goodies handpicked by me that I think you need to see: A Teenager’s View on Social Media – “written by an actual teen” – very, very eye-opening.

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A First Timers Guide To Washington Dc Auto Concept Loans

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Our Sunlight City site is effortless for customers throughout Peoria, ARIZONA, Glendale, ARIZONA, and Phoenix, Arizona, AZ. Review payday loan companies that could provide you with a 500 financial loan even if you currently have bad credit background. Cash Coach is a dealing name of a single of Australia’s leading hard cash lenders, MONEY3 Services Pty Ltd when we can assistance, you’ll be interacting directly around, not a few third party.

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Principal for a Day

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I had the pleasure of serving as Principal for a Day at Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) on October 27 via a program put on by HandsOn Greater Phoenix. Maureen Baker is the Manager for Individual Giving at the Musical Instrument Museum , serves on the board of YNPN Phoenix and on the core team of Emerging Arts Leaders of Phoenix , is a co-founder of Classical Revolution PHX , and is a member of Valley Leadership Class 33. posted by.