|Arizona Grantmakers Forum is thrilled to invite you to the first official meeting of the Southern Arizona Network! Formerly known as the volunteer-run Southern Arizona Grantmakers, the Southern Arizona Network serves as a regional affinity group of AGF in partnership with the Regional Partnering Center.
At the initial meeting, we will provide a preview of what to expect from the Southern Arizona Network, elect a chair for the group and invite members to share updates and feedback. Your input is essential for the success of the network, so we hope you will join us!
We also will cover the following key topics to inform your work and identify meaningful opportunities to collaborate:
Philanthropy’s Role in Census 2020
Pima Association of Governments Director of Partnerships and Development Mary Carter will highlight what’s at stake in Arizona for the 2020 census, including a legislative seat and increased eligibility for federal funding. She also will demonstrate how to identify hard-to-count communities using the Response Outreach Area Mapper. Together, we will review a menu of options for funders and discuss opportunities to complement each other’s efforts to support a fair and accurate census count.
Setting the Example: Arizona Funders Collaborative to Support Enduring Nonprofit Collaborations
The Lodestar Foundation President Lois Savage will share a formal partnership opportunity for funders to maximize impact and sustainability of nonprofits through increased capacity building and financial support. In some of the country’s largest cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, funders have come together to establish their own formal partnerships to address those needs and support enduring nonprofit collaborations without shifting their own priorities. How can philanthropy set the example for Arizona nonprofits by forming a similar collaborative in our state?
About Regional Partnering Center
Organized as a 501(c)(3), the primary mission of the Regional Partnering Center is to advance policies, practices and solutions to regional challenges in Pima County by facilitating collaborative partnerships between governments, nonprofits and businesses, collectively identifying regional priorities and pooling resources to address those priorities.
AGF’s Southern Arizona Network and its partnership with RPC are made possible through support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, the Thomas R. Brown Foundations and Tucson Electric Power.