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]

Nonpartisanship Is the Charitable Nonprofit Way of Life, for Good Reasons

by David L. Thompson

One of the distinguishing features of the charitable nonprofit sector is that it focuses almost exclusively on solving problems in communities — without regard to profit and without regard to partisan politics. Instead of profits, charitable organizations can receive tax-deductible donations. And in exchange for tax exemption and receipt of those donations, charitable nonprofits agree… [More]

The Nonprofit/For-Profit Connection: National Bank of Arizona

by Pam Keefe

Arizona is our home as much as it is yours, and we want to see it grow and thrive just as you do. Nonprofit organizations are a significant part of the Arizona community, and National Bank of Arizona® is committed to your goals and success within them. Let us help you reach your financial goals… [More]

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]