Let’s Build a New Table Together

by Kristen Merrifield

Ah, let’s take a moment to envision the mythical “table” we all refer to and the elusive “seat” that we are never invited to fill. Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Well, if we just had a seat at the table we could …”? Admittedly, I’ve said it often when thinking about the work we… [More]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Impact on Charitable Giving 

by Robin Hanson

Arizona’s charitable community may lose approximately $170 million in giving due to the federal tax law changes. As business owners and professionals who engage with the nonprofit sector as board members, sponsors and donors, it is important to consider the impact this will have on nonprofits you support. It is also critical that we continue… [More]

Arizona Gives Day 2018 Results Are In!

by Jennifer Purcell

Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide day of giving that invited Arizonans to donate to their favorite causes during a 24-hour period on April 3, 2018. This year’s Gives Day raised more than $2.5 million for nonprofits across our state. This amount is likely to grow, as the total is still being tallied at… [More]

On The Board and In The Spotlight: Rhett Baughman

by Robin Hanson

Q: How long have you served on this board? A: One and half years What drew you to this organization? A: I was drawn to YNPN Phoenix because of their impact on young professionals’ lives and their desire to affect change in the social sector. Q: What would you say is one of the biggest… [More]

Workforce Development through National Service Programs

by Robin Hanson

An educated and skilled workforce is one of the top factors in determining business attraction and expansion decisions. We can think of the usual places to look for these candidates: college recruiting, job boards, career fairs. However, have you considered a VISTA alumnus to fill that next job? Let’s take a step back. First, what… [More]

Building Better Boards – Leadership that Matters 

by Bruce Weber

The role of the nonprofit governing board is vital to the long-term success of any nonprofit organization. The board is the critical lynchpin in creating a successful partnership with the CEO/ED that works toward long-term organizational sustainability. According to BoardSource, an innovator in governance thought leadership, exceptional boards add significant value to their organizations, making… [More]

We can’t go back to the future …

by Kristen Merrifield

If you lived through the ‘80s, you will definitely remember an iconic moment from Back to the Future. It’s the moment Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, realizes his future is at risk of never happening as his siblings begin to disappear from a family photo. Much like young Marty, we can’t forget what… [More]

The Nonprofit/For-Profit Connection: AWE Corporate Interiors and Cancer Support Community AZ

by Robin Hanson

As a full-service, woman-owned, office furniture dealership, AWE Corporate Interiors had an idea that would not only help the Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSACZ) — the leader in providing FREE emotional support to anyone impacted by cancer — but would also benefit its manufacturer representatives. Five years ago, Andrea Moseley, president, CEO and owner of… [More]

998, 999, 1,000!

by Robin Hanson

The Alliance was excited to reach a huge milestone in 2017 — reaching 1,000 members! We have experienced tremendous growth, going from 750 members in 2015 to 1,000 in 2017. To celebrate, we gave away $1,000 to three lucky nonprofits at our Annual Conference in September.   Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank provides a number of… [More]

Your Business and Arizona Gives Day

by Robin Hanson

Arizona is home to more than 20,000 nonprofits that provide services we rely on every day. Our nonprofits create safe places to learn, live, and fulfill dreams. They enrich our lives through art and culture, and protect our natural wonders, cultural heritage and human dignity. In order to strengthen Arizona’s nonprofit community, Arizona Gives Day… [More]