The Season for Sharing : What Matters – Arizona Grantmakers Forum 2016 Annual Meeting

December 15, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Please join us for the Arizona Grantmakers Forum 2016 Annual Meeting as we continue The Values Series, a sequence of programs and workshops designed to inform and inspire you to approach your work in new ways. Our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transformation—are central to our educational programming as we pursue our mission  Read More »

Beyond Borders: The Impact of Global Giving

December 13, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Please join us for a fascinating program featuring Emily Coppel of BRAC USA, an affiliate of BRAC. Emily will share her experiences in the field in Bangladesh, Uganda and post-Ebola Liberia and Sierra Leone where community health workers fought tirelessly to stop the spread of Ebola in the midst of a catastrophic outbreak. Based in Bangladesh,  Read More »

Philanthropy Storytellers Featuring Jerry Hirsch

November 10, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Grantmakers Forum kicked off our Philanthropy Storytellers series. In this sequence of programs, we will showcase different members who are willing to share the story of their personal journey into philanthropy. At this program, Jerry Hirsch, founder of The Lodestar Foundation and Social Venture Partners Arizona, shared with us how he developed his focus on philanthropy after professions in  Read More »

Homelessness in Maricopa County Panel Discussion

November 8, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Join Arizona Grantmakers Forum as we continue The Values Series, a sequence of programs and workshops designed to inform and inspire you to approach your work in new ways. Our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transformation—are central to our educational programming as we pursue our mission to empower our members to transform  Read More »

Race, Diversity and Philanthropy: A World Café Workshop

October 24, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Grantmakers Forum as continued The Values Series, a sequence of programs and workshops designed to inform and inspire you to approach your work in new ways. Our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transformation—are central to our educational programming as we pursue our mission to empower our members to transform Arizona through leadership  Read More »

Poverty in Arizona Panel Discussion

October 19, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Grantmakers Forum continued The Values Series, a sequence of programs and workshops designed to inform and inspire you to approach your work in new ways. Our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transformation—are central to our educational programming as we pursue our mission to empower our members to transform Arizona through leadership and  Read More »

Small and Family Foundations Roundtable – September 2016

September 29, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

  A strong funder/grantee relationship is key to effective philanthropy. Do you view your grantees as partners? How do you provide them with feedback and engage in open dialogue about projects and issues you care about? At this session, members discussed methods to strengthen relationships based on articles from “Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy,”  Read More »

Back to School featuring Pearl Chang Esau, president & CEO of Expect More Arizona

September 27, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

School is Back in Session at Arizona Grantmakers Forum Arizona Grantmakers Forum held its first program of the fall to launch The Values Series, a sequence of programs and workshops designed to inform and inspire you to approach your work in new ways. Our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transformation—are central to our  Read More »

Good Business: Table Topics for Corporate Giving

June 9, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

AGF corporate members convened for a table topics networking breakfast. In small group discussions, they had the opportunity to share experiences that resonate specifically with corporate giving staff and ask questions about challenges and burning issues that were on their minds. They spent the morning growing their network of corporate giving peers, getting questions answered and passing  Read More »

Professional Development Group Coffee Talk: The Art of Crucial Conversations

May 18, 2016
Location: Ocotillo Restaurant

A crucial conversation is most often also a difficult one. Whether you’re talking to a nonprofit about why they didn’t receive a grant or you’re voicing disagreement with a colleague, crucial conversations are an unavoidable part of leadership. How do you prepare for this kind of conversation? How do you transform hurt feelings and anger  Read More »

Expanding Philanthropy’s Toolbox with Impact Investing

May 11, 2016
Location: Vitalyst Health Foundation

Impact investing is one of the newest tools that philanthropic organizations can use to achieve meaningful social impact. In fact, it’s so new that many foundations and giving programs are still unclear about how they can align capital with their organization’s mission to drive social change. AGF members heard from Norman E. Nabhan, institutional consulting director  Read More »

Small and Family Foundations Roundtable

April 28, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

At this roundtable discussion, small and family foundation colleagues discussed current projects, areas of interest and opportunities for future collaboration. This informal discussion group allowed staff from small foundations and family foundations to connect with peers to discuss topics and issues relevant to their grantmaking. We also brainstormed future discussion topics and learning opportunities that  Read More »

Arizona’s 2016 Legislative Session Wrap-Up and Elections Preview

April 26, 2016
Location: Northern Trust, Community Room

AGF members and guests joined us for another insightful presentation by Chris Herstam, principal and director of government relations at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. A former state lawmaker, Herstam provided us with a summary of the 2016 Arizona legislative session, sharing some behind-the-scenes insight on which bills passed and which ones didn’t—and why. He also gave us a sneak peek into upcoming  Read More »

Rethinking Your Foundation’s Approach to Mission, Measurement and Success

March 16, 2016
Location: Northern Trust, Community Room

Featuring David Grant, author of “The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations” In the world of philanthropy, the conversation has shifted from evaluating outputs to outcomes, leaving many feeling overwhelmed and unclear about how to best measure the impact they want to achieve through  Read More »

Arizona Philanthropy Day at the Capitol

March 9, 2016
Location: Arizona State Senate

Arizona Philanthropy Day at the State Capitol With Legislative Co-Hosts Hon. Heather Carter (R-Dist. 15)                         Hon. Martín Quezada (D-Dist. 29) Schedule of Events*   9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks Sen. Martín Quezada Rep. Heather Carter    10:30 – 11 a.m.  Roundtable Discussion with AGF Members Moderator Laurie Liles, President & CEO Arizona  Read More »

PhilanthroPolicy 101: An Advocacy Workshop for Foundation Leaders and Trustees

February 24, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Featuring Phoenix attorney and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Sam Coppersmith and Jason Sabo, founder of Frontera Strategy. Savvy foundations and public charities understand the importance of educating lawmakers and the public to build awareness about public policies impacting their missions and the communities they serve. But, for many, the legal rules  Read More »

Arizona’s 2016 Legislative Landscape – Featuring Capitol Insider Chris Herstam

January 27, 2016
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

AGF members and guests gathered to hear insights into the 2016 legislative session from Chris Herstam, principal and director of government relations at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. A former state lawmaker, Herstam provided a high-level look at key public policy issues that should be on all grantmakers’ radar screens.