WEBINAR – May 18: The Why, When and How of Nonprofit Collaboration

Rick McCartney

Now more than ever nonprofits need to work together to ensure critical community services are available, both now and into the future. But creating a successful partnership takes an investment of time, a common mission, and most of all, trust. Join us as we explore collaboration as strategy for sustainability.

We Will Discuss:

  • The types of collaboration models and their benefits and drawbacks
  • When to think about collaboration as a strategy
  • How to find collaboration partners
  • Taking the next step


Unable to join us? Register anyway and receive the recording after the presentation.

Featured Speakers:


Nora Hannah – Director of Arizona Together for Impact. Nora is a business executive, social entrepreneur, and nonprofit strategist, with a passion for citizen engagement. She is currently serving as the Director of a new statewide initiative to support collaboration and partnerships among nonprofit organizations. Her prior role in nonprofit was as Chief Executive Officer of Experience Matters, a groundbreaking initiative to engage the time, talent and experience of adults age 50+ to help meet the growing needs in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Nora has been active in the Phoenix community for over twenty-five years serving as chairman of the YWCA, Valley Leadership and the Children’s Action Alliance.  She is also the recipient of the 1999 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award and one of the 2015 Outstanding Women in Business from the Phoenix Business Journal.  Having lived in Phoenix since she was two, Nora has a strong commitment to the quality of life in the Arizona community.


Leah Fregulia – Head of School/CEO of Arizona School for the Arts. Leah is a founding faculty member and served as the school principal for nine years. Her leadership has helped to establish the school as one of the top academic schools in Arizona and in the nation while maintaining a dual focus in the performing arts. Ms. Fregulia has worked to develop partnerships that uniquely position ASA in the Phoenix downtown arts and culture network, including co-founding the Phoenix Youth Arts Commission. PYAC is a collective of seven after school arts providers working to build an integrated service model to provide after school arts programs to students in our community.

Ms. Fregulia is the 2015 Athena Public Sector award recipient and a 2016 Piper Fellow through the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust as well as the 2019 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy recipient for advancement in arts and culture in AZ. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Hance Park Conservancy, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and the Phoenix Community Alliance. She is also a member of the Valley Leadership Class 35.

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