Passionate Work

by Kristen  Merrifield

As we are just coming off one of the most generous and philanthropic seasons of the year, and with a brand new year at our fingertips, now is an important time to consider how we will continue to support our communities in the coming year. As business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs, you have an important… [More]

Arizona Gives Announces Employee Giving Landing Pages for Businesses

by Jennifer Purcell

Arizona Gives is excited to announce a new way for businesses to get involved in Arizona Gives Day (April 2) through employee giving landing pages. The customizable pages can be created with just a few clicks and will allow a business to share their philanthropic principles and encourage employees to donate to a local nonprofit… [More]

Corporate Philanthropy

by Michael B. Cyrino

Do you engage your customers in your community involvement?  We have a wide range of stakeholders that includes the State, our providers, our members, the communities we serve and more. Many times we partner with one of our providers to conduct health screenings at events we sponsor or attend. In other opportunities, we support community… [More]

January 2019 On The Board and In The Spotlight

by Robin Hanson

Name: Yvonne Moss Company: Caritas Law Group, P.C. Job Title: Attorney What drew you to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits board? I work with nonprofits on a daily basis. I was drawn to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits because of its positive impact on the Arizona nonprofit sector. What would you say to someone considering joining a nonprofit… [More]

Rethinking our Approach to Community Solutions

by Thomas Barr

On a slightly chilly yet sunny day in November in Arizona, crowds descended upon a local art festival, gazing at the unique vendors, their mouths watering at the smell of kettle corn cooking in the distance. A man in his 50s sat with his dog asking for spare change. My wife walked over to hand… [More]

A December of Challenges for Charities

by David L. Thompson

Businesses and governments in Arizona and across the country rely on charitable nonprofits to help build the communities we want and address critical needs of our fellow residents. Those charitable organizations rely on steady funding, stable laws and consistent court decisions to advance their missions and be the reliable partner that businesses and governments expect.… [More]

It Might Be Time to Get on a New Ship

by Kristen Merrifield

I vividly remember my first experience with the concept of corporate sponsorship. A local arm of a large corporation had given the chamber of commerce I was working for at the time a sponsorship of $50,000 for our networking events we were holding all over the Valley. As a young professional just starting my career,… [More]

Good Corporate Citizenship Is a Sound Business Practice

by Rhonda Oliver

Corporate community engagement is no longer about responding to requests from community organizations with a simple yes or no. Instead, companies are designing programs that make meaningful social impact while also meeting business needs. Here are a few noteworthy practices from some of the top community-minded companies in the country. Customizing Causes Today’s cutting-edge community… [More]

Capacity Building for Nonprofits

by Robin Hanson

The Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA program places college-educated individuals into nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to serve full time for one to three years to help build the capacity of these organizations to expand resources and services in the communities they serve. These individuals serve as grants in human capital with a focus to… [More]

On The Board and In The Spotlight: Andrea Moseley

by Andrea Moseley

Name: Andrea Moseley Company: AWE Corporate Interiors Job Title: President/CEO Boards you serve on: I currently serve on The Board of Visitors, The ARCS Foundation and Phoenix Rotary 100; formerly, Cancer Support Community Arizona. Q: How long have you served on these boards? A: I’ve been a member of the BOV since 2002, working on a variety of committees… [More]