The CFSA Community Calendar is a free, convenient resource to help Southern Arizona nonprofits share their technical assistance opportunities with the community. Please submit your event(s) to Ana Tello at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking in the Mirror | An Introspective Conversation on Race
Jun. 21, 2018 1:00 - 5pm
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
RFP: The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award Submittal Deadline: Jul. 13, 2018
Details: The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award recognizes nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Utah that have created ventures to generate sustainable revenue streams. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of creativity, implementation, impact, sustainability, and overall impression. A $10,000 grand prize and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 will be awarded in each participating state. Organizations in any field are eligible to apply.
RFP: Robert Frederick Smith Internship & Fellowship Program Submittal Deadline: Jul. 15, 2018 – 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)
Details: This program seeks to build a professional pipeline for historically underrepresented individuals to grow successful careers in the cultural sector.
The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories, or digital filmmaking.
RFP: Creating a Diverse Workforce for People with Developmental Disabilities Submittal Deadline: Jul. 19, 2018 – 4:30 pm (Phoenix Time)
Details: We are looking for proposals to support businesses to diversify their workforce by hiring, training and retaining people with developmental disabilities. Applicants should be willing to diversify their organization, implement a model hiring and training program, and share their story with the Council and other businesses.
The main goal is to increase employment opportunities for workers with developmental disabilities, and design and implement strategies to retain and promote these workers.
This solicitation is open to nonprofits, businesses, tribal governments, universities, and government agencies. The total amount of funding available is $150,000 over 12 months with the potential for renewal for up to two additional years. Multiple awards will be considered.
RFP: COPIC Medical Foundation Submittal Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Details: The COPIC Medical Foundation supports health-related nonprofit organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming that address patient safety and quality improvement. Grants are provided to organizations that focus on quality of care, improving patient safety, reducing medical errors, and transitions in care. The Foundation supports activities that are centered on the education and training of healthcare professionals; pilot programs that are designed to improve the delivery of medicine; and development, implementation, or changes in healthcare-related systems, tools, and processes.
RFP: Sheltering and Adoption Organizations Submittal Deadline: Sep. 28, 2018
Details: The Petco Foundation provides grants to animal welfare organizations performing sheltering and adoptions nationwide. U.S.-based nonprofit animal shelters and foster-based rescue organizations, as well as municipal animal shelters are eligible to apply. For the 2018 funding cycle, applications will be accepted from August 1 through September 28.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Animal Control agencies and non-profit organizations responsible for animal control field support and sheltering services.
Non-profit organizations responsible for animal control sheltering services but not field support (via contract or otherwise).
SPCA/Humane Societies and other non-profits that provide care and adoption services for animals in a sheltering facility.
Non-profit organizations that are primarily foster-based rescues.
How to Create a Fundraising Development Plan that will Help you Raise More Money: A Step-by-Step Guide Jun. 20, 2018 10:00 - 11:30 am
Details: Successful ventures start with a plan. You have to know where you want to go before you can figure out what steps you need to take to get there, right? Fundraising for a nonprofit organization is no different!
This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a Fundraising Development Plan - a blueprint for a thriving nonprofit fundraising program. It will help you strategically prepare to efficiently, effectively, and SUCCESSFULLY raise more money.
7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at your Nonprofit Jun. 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Webinar
Details: Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors. They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers.
The value of volunteers can’t be ignored. But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent.
You will learn…
7 fundamentals to successful volunteer coordination throughout the volunteer life cycle
A key best practice for attracting high-quality volunteers
A key to onboarding that will convert newcomers to reliable supporters
A key to inspiring better staff-volunteer relations and teamwork
A key to acknowledging volunteers that keeps them coming back
How to Stand Out from the Crowd in Online Grant Applications Jun. 28, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am OR Webinar
Details: One of the most common challenges with online applications is how to have your application stand out in a sea of grant applications when you are all faced with the same formatting and character or word limited requirements.
In “How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications” we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.
Key Takeaways From This Webinar:
How to make your application stand out in an impersonal online process
How to grab your reviewer’s attention
How to use character and word counts to your advantage
How to create a consistent story across all your application components
Data for Change: The State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Jun. 21, 2018
Details: Almost 3,400 leaders of nonprofits across all 50 states and a wide range of sizes, missions, and work areas raised their voices through the latest State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. They said:
Demand continues to rise faster than nonprofits’ ability to meet it: 86% of Survey respondents say demand for their services is rising, and 57% say they don’t think they can meet it.
They continue to move forward with characteristic determination and creativity: 54% of respondents increased staff and 55% increased compensation in 2017.
They are very worried about the people they serve: 67% say the federal government’s 2017 actions and words made life harder for their clients.
Join us to dig deeper into the data and explore its uses for your planning and presentations.
Women and Money Masterclass
Jun. 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Aug. 18, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Frances McClelland Community Center| 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson
How many of you have a love-hate relationship with it?
You know you should save more yet you consistently find yourself with more month than money
SESSION I (Jun. 23, 2018):
• What is holding you back and getting in the way of creating a stronger financial future?
• How can you stop being obsessed with money and start putting that energy into building a financial plan?
• Explore your personal issues about money.
• Learn about how your own belief system gets in the way of your budget.
SESSION II (Aug. 18, 2018):
• Create a realistic plan for your finances.
• Learn how to put your money to work for you.
• Master the art of negotiating to get what you want & deserve.
State Unemployment Insurance: Risk and Claims Management Jun. 26, 2018 10:00 - 11:30 am Webinar
Details: This webinar is intended for nonprofit organizations with 10 or more employees.
Creating a solid unemployment insurance strategy that includes claims administration and an insured risk management solution is essential to keeping 501c3 nonprofit organizations safe from needless unemployment costs. Learn about the state unemployment insurance (SUI) options available to your nonprofit and HR tips for success in claims management:
How to opt-out of Arizona's 66% SUI tax increase (since 2009)
Tools for evaluating your SUI costs and choosing the safest, cost effective unemployment financing method
Basics of SUI program including: claim liability, base period, last employer
Burden of proof/document for successful disqualification
Budget-Building for Grantwriters Jul. 18, 2018 9:00 - 10:30 am Webinar
Details: At the heart of every mission-driven grant proposal stands a mission-driven budget. A good budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of all the resources necessary to perform the proposed work. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program.
So … how do we get there from here? That’s the question we’ll explore in this down-to-earth, myth-busting session.
You’ll learn why you should never plan your proposal budget using the form the grantmaker gives you … and what you can use instead
Working with a real-life scenario, we’ll make our way through each of the six major budget categories … looking at the key issues and challenges you can expect to run into in each one
You’ll have the chance to whip out your calculator and try your own hand at thinking through some of the situations in our real-life scenario - some are pretty tricky!
You’ll get a behind-the-scenes view of how grantmakers evaluate your proposal budget – and what your budget tells them about your organization
You’ll understand the importance of taking a "total value” approach to budget-building, to clearly and compellingly show the value of everything it takes to do our work successfully
And we’ll clear away the confusion around value of volunteer time, accounting for “match,” handling administrative/indirect costs, and other perennially perplexing budget issues
BONUS: In this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsMagic U’s exclusive Master Budget Planning Checklist and Worksheet, a powerful planning tool to help make sure you’re crafting a budget that is comprehensive, realistic, and bullet-proof—and that will work for you, your organization, and your grantmaking partners.
How to Increase Fundraising by Recruiting Great Board Members Jul. 12, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Nonprofits often look to the arrival of new board members with great hope. These new arrivals must bring fresh energy, ideas, and networks to break the cycle of 'been there, done that' that can plague a long-standing board of directors. But how can you be sure this will happen? Will your newest board members act as your allies for change, right from the start, raising the bar for board engagement instead of settling in at the lowest common denominator? Get strategies for firing up new recruits, integrating them into the board team to make their enthusiasm and willingness to take action infectious.
Upon completion of this webinar you should be able to:
Recruit potential board members from new sources
Integrate energized recruits into the board team
Create a process to onboard new board members effectively
Build your team: Identify allies on your existing board
Cost: $49 Early-bird rate | $75 after Jul. 6, 2018 CFRE Approved: 1.5 points More Information
The Accountable Nonprofit: Ethics & Regulations you Need to Know Jul. 12, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar
Details: Nonprofit organizations are under more scrutiny today than ever thanks to a few bad apples and zealous regulators. Learn how the Standards for Excellence®—an ethics and accountability code for our sector—can keep your organization on the right track. Review the IRS regulations that impact donor acknowledgment and the charitable solicitation registration requirements that impact how you raise funds. This webinar will cover key organizational policies your nonprofit should have in place. Walk through examples of the most common types of misconduct in the nonprofit sector and how to avoid them. Explore the most misunderstood tenants of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Conduct and Donor Bill of Rights.
Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate Jul. 16 to Aug. 26, 2018
Details: This introductory certificate is designed for individuals who wish to begin writing grant proposals for their organization. The Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate will increase your confidence to secure grant funding by learning how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder, instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project. Consist of 3 classes.
Foundations of Grant Development and Proposal Writing
Grant Development: Proposal Exploration
Grant Development: Proposal Application and Grant Management
The following textbook is required for this certificate program:
Smith, Nancy Burke & Works, E. Gabriel (2012). The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn To Write Grants Like A Professional. Sourcebooks, Inc. Naperville, IL. ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-67291
Details: All 6 sessions will be recorded. Attendees can only attend one session during each workshop time slot. Attendees will receive recordings and materials from all the sessions taking place during the online institute. Continuing education units provided through CFRE. Click on the icon workshops offered above to check out the detailed schedule.
Workshop Block 1 | 10 am - 11 am
Session Topic:Data Visualization: Using Your Organization’s Secret Weapons To Boost Impact Description: Almost every nonprofit has two “secret” weapons, so secret that even those on staff might not be fully aware of them. The first is the data that they have packed away in databases and spreadsheets, often collecting virtual dust on their servers. The second is the visual superpowers of their staff members, board members, funders, and clients. By visualizing data in charts, graphs, and maps, you can capitalize on these secret weapons to more effectively evaluate, plan, and fundraise. This workshop will help you learn how to use your data to make a larger impact.
Session Topic:Nonprofit Website Best Practices: Top Ways to Grow Your List and Increase Online Donor & Community Involvement Description: Having an effective website is key to growing your email list, and increasing community involvement and online donations. This workshop will cover several best-practices for nonprofit websites - we'll talk about everything from accessibility to search engine optimization, then do a deep dive into some unique ideas for online fundraising campaigns and email list growth.
Session Topic: Developing Strategic Corporate Parnterships Description: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is often seen as two-way road where both corporations and nonprofits benefit and are well supported - but it is not always. CSR may drive the private sector to partner with nonprofits however, most nonprofits don't have their own focused model to powerfully respond with their needs supported first and foremost . During this workshop, we will review a strategy model focused on the design of mission advancement, nonprofit partnership advancement makes partnerships about more than money, creating room for what corporations want most and built against what nonprofits need most: impact, outcomes, co-branding, volunteerism, and partnerships.
Workshop Block 2 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Session Topic:Volunteer Coalitions: Building Blocks for Sustainability Description: With so many buzzwords and such limited capacity, "sustainability," "coalition building," and true "collaboration" are often times put on the back burner. A solid plan for recruiting, engaging and retaining volunteers is just as crucial as an on-boarding and retention plan for staff! During this session, we will explore a few building blocks for sustainability within your volunteer base. Once implemented, these easy lifts have the potential to shift the breadth and depth of your impact and brand recognition!.
Session Topic:How to Drive Impact and Innovation in Your Organization Using Empathy, Experimentation, and Evidence Description: Participants will understand the importance and benefits of applying Lean Innovation in nonprofit and social impact organizations and how to use the three E’s of Lean Innovation: Empathy, Experimentation, and Evidence. We will complete 4 hands-on and interactive activities where participants will identify a challenge and its impact, practice conducting an empathy interview with a partner, draft empathy questions for their challenge, and identify assumptions of an existing or potential solution. We believe in the democratization of innovation and know that ideas can come from anywhere and anyone, including frontline staff, management, volunteers, to board members. We will present how the Moves The Needle framework and tools can be applied to pursuing any new idea, program, collaboration, or new organization most efficiently and effectively.
Session Topic:How to Launch a FABULOUS #GivingTuesday Campaign with Less Work and More Impact Description: Giving Tuesday is just a few months away!
Love it or hate it, the truth is that this wildly popular international day of giving and giving back will most certainly generate record amounts of press coverage, website clicks, and donations to charities small and large.
Create Year-End Campaigns that Deliver Results Jul. 26, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar
Details: Plan now for a successful year-end fundraising campaign. Learn creative ways to cultivate donors all year long, so they’ll be inspired to give during the holidays. Get tips on how to craft appeals that highlight your mission and lead to bigger gifts, and real-world examples of smart ways nonprofits boost giving and attract new supporters during the “giving season.”
Grants Training Aug. 22-23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by Tucson Police Department | 1310 W Miracle Mile | Tucson
Details: Tucson Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants administration workshop in Tucson, August 22-23, 2018. In this class, you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. This training is recommended for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.
Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.
We are excited to offer area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $565. Please use discount code "AZNPO" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.
Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Do-Good-Better Workshop Fall Series 2018 PREPARE: Foundations for Fundaraising - Aug. 30 & 31, 2018 INSPIRE: The Compelling Case for Support - Oct. 4 & 5, 2018 PLAN: The Blueprint for Fundraising Success - Sep. 20 & 21, 2018 CULTIVATE: The Art and Science of "Major Gifts" - Nov. 8 & 9, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity | 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson
Details: “Workshops That Work” provide a productive learning and workspace where you create useful, customized plans and tools to raise more money for your mission. In this energetic, creative, collaborative environment, you put best practices to work and leave every workshop with a ready-to-use product.
FOUNDATIONS: Strengthen the culture of philanthropy in your nonprofit, and lay the foundation of your effective fundraising program.
PLAN: Create your annual fund development plan and guide your nonprofit in executing thoughtful strategies to meet realistic fundraising goals.
INSPIRE: Develop your compelling messages that move people to ACTION and provide financial support to your nonprofit.
CULTIVATE:Plan for identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of your top donors and prospects.
Nonprofit Management Institute: Toward Real Change: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Sep. 12-14, 2018
Details: While issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity have existed for decades (if not centuries), they have taken on a new urgency today in the worlds of business, politics, and—yes—even the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises are hardly immune from challenges that include the lack of representation of people of color among boards and leadership teams, gender-biased wage gaps, hostility towards religious or sexual minorities, or sexual harassment, to name only a few.
The social sector faces problems with how our organizations are run, as well as how we work with the communities we serve. If we want to fully realize our goals as agents of social innovation, we need to address these issues head-on. And while we realize this change will not happen overnight, long-term solutions need to begin now if they are ever to be realized.
With this commitment in mind (and recognizing that we are just as guilty of not doing enough to address these issues in our own organization), Stanford Social Innovation Reviewannounces the theme of the 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute: “Toward Real Change: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
Over the course of three days—September 12, 13, and 14, 2018—SSIR will bring together respected scholars exploring the latest research and thinking on the root causes and most promising solutions to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; notable leaders of organizations working to make progress against these issues, and prominent voices elevating the dialog on these topics. But we aren’t satisfied to merely raise awareness of these issues. Our goal is to probe the complex layers of these challenges, to create a greater understanding of the mechanisms that cause them, and to outline steps we can all take to address them.
Details: The MAP Dashboard recently released its inaugural Annual Report providing a snapshot of the MAP Dashboard as of spring 2018, using the most up to date data available. The report summarizes the latest results for all indicators and highlights key changes during the past year. It also documents changes to the website during 2017, brings together website metrics, and summarizes outreach activities.
Examples of key conclusions found in the Annual Report include:
Job growth in the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) accelerated to 1.5% last year, up slightly from 1.3% in 2016. While local growth was close to the national average last year, it still ranked low among peer metropolitan areas.
The Tucson MSA ranked first among peer Western metropolitan areas in housing affordability, which has gradually declined as house prices rose faster than income.
Tucson MSA residents reported worse mental health than most peer metropolitan areas. However, the local area did better in terms of physical health.
In 2016, Tucson MSA ranked ninth among peer metropolitan areas in the percent of the working age population that had a bachelor’s degree of better (Figure 1). This was well below Austin, at 42.7%, but well above Las Vegas, at 22.6%.
Stanford Social Innovation Review – My go-to for uncovering new industry data and discovering new perspectives on everything from nonprofit technology to fundraising trends to cutting edge development work.
Bill Gates – the philanthropy giant is a prolific writer and thinker, with lots of great book recommendations and insights into the world of international development.
Harvard Business Review – marketing trends to management best practices, you’re sure to find a ton of great information on the HBR blogs.
Knight Foundation – focusing on journalism, media, community engagement and the arts, the foundation covers exciting, cutting edge ideas in civic engagement, nonprofits, big dataand storytelling.
Skoll – although it doesn’t post daily, the Skoll blog provides a plethora of videos, lectures and fascinating articles that highlight the work of social entrepreneurs across the globe. As one of the most comprehensive resources out there, I’d definitely recommend watching some of the recordings from the Forum.
HuffPost Impact – the great thing about the HuffPost is its range of voices. The many guest bloggers write about unique experiences working in a variety of roles at nonprofits, from fundraising to founding. This is a great resource for anecdotal learning.
Nonprofit with Balls – Vu Le, the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps based in Seattle, shares his outlook on life and work with fantastic prose and outright hilarity. A gem of a blog, its candid pages are a must read for any nonprofit professional.
New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, the Guardian and other traditional news outlets – Don’t discount local, national and global news outlets to get fundraising ideas, industry tends and read up on the latest studies about the sector. Set Google news alerts for topics you’re interested in. There might be a lot to sift through, but there are definitely invaluable diamonds in the rough out there.
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