AGF’s Annual Meeting – Looking Ahead: How Are Arizona’s Philanthropic Leaders Planning for the Next Four Years

December 13, 2012

After the November 2012 elections, professionals in the sector at the national level narrowed in on what they perceived to be the most important issues likely to impact the sector. At this meeting, leaders of Arizona’s philanthropic sector shared their thoughts on what issues will be most critical here in Arizona. They addressed challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits and grantmakers. Foundation leaders discussed their approach to strategic planning and moving forward during this period of economic uncertainty which some have labeled the “new normal.”


Brian Spicker, Senior Vice President, VSUW

Panel Members

Robert Ashcraft, Director, ASU Lodestar Center
Clint Mabie, CEO, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Steve Seleznow, CEO, Arizona Community Foundation
Jerry Wissink, CEO, BHHS Legacy Foundation

Program Materials

“Challenges Ahead for Nonprofits” – Robert Ashcraft.
“Finding a Niche to Make a Difference” – Jerry Wissink.
“How to Make Progress” – Clint Mabie.
“Investing for Scale” – Steve Seleznow.
Panel Q&A