SUBWAY® Restaurants of Arizona Supports Special Olympics Arizona; Donates 130 Lunches to 5th Annual Over the Edge Challenge

SUBWAY® Restaurants of Arizona | Dec. 14, 2017

SUBWAY® Restaurants of Arizona was proud to donate 130 lunches to feed the volunteers at the 5th Annual Over the Edge Challenge benefitting Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) on December 9, a fundraiser that challenged members of the community to rappel down a 27-story skyscraper at Cityscape alongside SOAZ athletes. The donation was just the most… [More]

Veterans Receive Free Estate Planning Services Thanks to APS, Snell & Wilmer, Ballard Spahr and Wills for Heroes

APS | Dec . 5, 2017

Valley veterans were recently provided an opportunity to receive free estate planning services at the Wills for Arizona Veteran Heroes Clinic hosted by APS. More than 40 volunteers from the APS legal team, Snell & Wilmer and Ballard Spahr joined together to put on the one-day clinic in which 28 veterans were provided with pertinent… [More]

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council $800,000 from Completing Campaign for Girls; The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Match Donations through December 31

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council | Dec. 4, 2017

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is only $800,000 away from completing its $18 million Campaign for Girls in Arizona. In an effort to close out the campaign, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation issued a $1.6 million matching challenge that extends to all donations received through December 31, 2017. Local businesses, community supporters and Girl… [More]

Diversity and Inclusion: Learning What We Don’t Know

by RaeAnne Marsh

Diversity is a social force that continues to gain momentum in the workplace as well. Corporate programs are expanding and gaining a diversity of their own as we recognize identifiable subgroups in our country’s “melting pot.” What was once just race and gender now also includes military veterans, the LGBT community and other groups with… [More]

WebPT Achieves Prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Global Honor

WebPT | No. 30., 2017

“The Red Herring Top 100 award is one of the most highly acclaimed awards in business, and we are thrilled to earn this recognition,” said Nancy Ham, CEO of WebPT. “We’ve worked diligently at WebPT to contribute meaningfully to the rehab therapy community and healthcare industry as a whole through innovation, education and advocacy. Through… [More]

Managing Conflict: A State of Understanding

by R.W. Burke

I’ve had thousands of conversations with managers in recent years, and in almost every one of them, a manager is struggling with trying to change behavior — his own or someone else’s. And it’s usually someone else’s. The struggle with that behavior is mostly caused by the lack of understanding of it. Too many of… [More]

When Key Employees Leave to Work for a Competitor

by John Egbert

At one time or another, most employers are going to experience the departure of one or more key employees to work for a competitor or to start a new competing entity. Such a departure can have significant adverse effects on the employer’s operations and success. Sometimes, the departing employees will have engaged in damaging misconduct… [More]

Engaging a Fundraising Consultant – the Why and the How

by Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

As nonprofit board members and professionals, it can be hard to ask for help. Emotion, pride and passion can be difficult and often cloud the more practical pursuit of enhanced business performance. Additionally, in a sector that often prides itself on making do with less, the idea of “scaling” programmatic and fundraising performance — and… [More]

Dr. Joel P. Martin, Triad West Inc.

from Dr. Joel P. Martin

Some consider Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) simply about political correctness. However, research tells us otherwise. In 2017 Gallup convincingly “linked engagement with positive business metrics including productivity, profitability, quality, employee commitment and retention” and reported that “Diversity combined with an inclusive culture can have an even greater impact on business outcomes”. D&I is a relevant, competitive, and… [More]

Glenn Hickman: Advancing Sustainability at Family’s Farm Enterprise

by Claire Natale

Glenn Hickman, president of Hickman’s Family Farms, comes from a long line of innovators. In the 1940s, the first generation of Hickman’s Family Farms, Nell Hickman — along with her husband, Guy — began their backyard chicken coop with 500 chickens and a back-porch store. A savvy businesswoman, Nell used her hens’ freshly laid eggs… [More]