Good Deeds in Spring Lead to Good Vibes All Summer Long

by Kristen Merrifield

May has long been one of my favorite months of the year. The beautiful transition between spring and summer, with temperatures still bearable even in the Valley of the Sun. It’s a time for graduations and celebration of new seasons in life. During my time at the Arizona Small Business Association, we had a month-long celebration during May because it was Small Business Month. … [More]

Arizona Gives Day 2019 Results Are In! 

by Jennifer Purcell

Arizona Gives Day is an annual statewide day of giving that invited Arizonans to donate to their favorite local causes during a 24-hour period on April 2, 2019. This year’s Gives Day raised a record total of more than $3.6 million for more than 650 nonprofits organizations statewide.  Hosted by The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by … [More]

Three Questions with a Board Member: Penny Allee Taylor

by Penny Allee Taylor

Penny Allee Taylor Company: Valley of the Sun United Way Job Title: Chief Public Policy Officer What drew you to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits board?  When I joined Valley of the Sun United Way, there were members of our team who participated in a variety of programs that were offered. I began participating in their committees and found organizations that had similar … [More]

Decisions, Dollars and Data, Oh My!

by David Thompson

Businesses of all types, take note: Decisions coming out of Washington, DC in the coming months will affect employment practices and business planning decisions for years to come. For-profit and nonprofit organizations have a vested interest in what comes of proposals from the U.S. Department of Labor on overtime pay and the Department of Commerce on the 2020 census. This is an … [More]

Not a Far Stretch

by Carly Figman

We have been conditioned that combining the words “stretch” and “dollar” is an overreach or unattainable. But what if we change the connotation of how the words are paired together? We have a mission at DollarDays to stretch your dollar so that any need is attainable. With nonprofits, we know an order for a case of soap it isn’t simply bars of soap. They may be part of hygiene … [More]