Moving the Dial: Public Policy as a Funder Tool to Make Real Change

September 13, 2012
Location: Flinn Foundation

Significant government budget cutbacks have had a devastating impact on many nonprofit programs in Arizona. Despite wishful thinking by some state legislators, it is impossible for the philanthropic sector in Arizona to begin to fill the funding gaps now faced by nonprofits at a time of huge increases in demand for services. Funders need to  Read More »

Greater Phoenix Aging in Place Symposium – Funders Roundtable Breakfast

September 24, 2012
Location: Maricopa Association of Governments

The boomer generation is truly coming of age. Each day across the US, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By 2030, nearly 20% of the US population is expected to be over 65 and in Arizona the estimates are even higher. This aging population presents significant opportunities such as a well educated and vibrant volunteer resource for  Read More »

Education Funders Affinity Group meeting – Arizona Move On When Ready Initiative

October 4, 2012
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Move on When Ready Initiative was created in response to the K-12 academic readiness issues facing Arizona’s children and a state need to increase the number of students able to access and complete postsecondary education. Legislation was signed into law in May 2010 which produced a framework for an education model that enables  Read More »

Don’t Get Spooked by Logic Models!

October 30, 2012
Location: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Logic models can be scary, confusing, and frustrating for grantwriters and grantmakers alike. As Halloween approaches, we want to help “dash your fear” of logic models, so come learn some tricks, and leave with some treats. A well thought out logic model can be incredibly valuable (both internally and externally) for grantees and funders. At  Read More »

Small/Family Foundation Meeting

November 7, 2012
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Small and Family Foundation staff gathered to discuss current projects, areas of interest, and opportunities for future collaboration. This informal discussion group allows staff from small foundations and family foundations to connect with peers to discuss topics and issues relevant to their grantmaking. Special thanks to the Chauncey Foundation and the Hickey Family Foundation for  Read More »

Health Funders Meeting

November 9, 2012
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

The inaugural Health Funders affinity group meeting provided an overview of impacts to Arizona’s health care delivery system resulting from the November elections. The session also afforded funders an opportunity to better understand the current funding landscape through the opportunity to share with colleagues their specific funding priorities related to health care. PROGRAM MATERIALS Video  Read More »

Supporting Nonprofit Financial Sustainability for Greater Impact

November 13, 2012

This half day session was presented by Grantmakers for Effective Organization’sScaling What Works initiative, in partnership with Arizona Grantmakers Forum. Healthy and financially sound nonprofit organizations are a critical precursor to growing impact. Yet nonprofits and their funders have fewer resources and feel increased pressure to deliver results. So, how can grantmakers help nonprofits generate more impact? By  Read More »

Parlour Discussion: “Start With Why”

November 14, 2012
Location: Tuck Shop

Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers all started with “why.” Simon Sinek uses these famous examples and other real-life stories to give readers a clear picture of what it really takes to lead and inspire. His book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, explains his powerful concept  Read More »

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  Read More »