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]

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]