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Congratulations to our Leadership Award winners!

Outstanding Philanthropist - David C. Lincoln, Lincoln Laser Company
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser  - Laura Byers, Veterans Heritage Project
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Huanvy Phan, Viet House Foundation
Outstanding Foundation/Corporation - Thunderbirds Charities
Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Torrie A. Taj, CRFE, A New Leaf

These wonderful honorees will be celebrated at this year's Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon along with our Spirit of Philanthropy honorees. The day will begin with a morning of fundraising workshops with top professionals and conclude with our awards luncheon. Please plan to join us!

Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets and tables are now available, click here for more information and to purchase.

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2015 Spirit of Philanthropy Awards! 

Are you looking for a great way to recognize that exceptional supporter who goes beyond the call for your organization, or show a member of your development team that he/she deserves to be recognized for his or her passion and dedication?  Why not honor them with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award? The award was created in 1991 to provide charitable organizations the opportunity to honor someone within or close to their organization who truly exemplifies the “spirit of philanthropy”. These awards will be presented at the Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon along with the Annual Leadership Awards.

Submission deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015

Click here to download the 2015 Spirit of Philanthropy Award form.

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Sep 1 - Monthly Luncheons & Workshops
Our chapter is committed to education, communication, networking but most of all to serving you. I look forward to hearing from – and connecting with you during the coming year. ... more >
Aug 26 - Diversity
We continue to look for opportunities to enhance and enrich our organization with programs, activities and membership that is reflective of the diversity within our community. Please contact our Diversity committee co-chairs Lorraine Frias at or Katia Howard at if you’re interested in helping us continue the process of broadening the diversity of our chapter. ... more >
Aug 21 - Director of Community Advancement
Director of Community Advancement will work closely with the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer to lead in the development of community fundraising for the organization. This position is responsible for creating and growing sources of revenue for the organization from individuals outside of the workplace channel. This position supervises a development coordinator and a development officer. There are indirect relationships with marketing and engagement staff as well as major gifts and workforce development staff. ... more >
Aug 20 - Associate Director of Development
The University of Arizona College of Humanities seeks a motivated and energetic professional who will manage and direct major gift fundraising in support of the College. This position is subject to coordinated oversight by the College of Humanities and the University of Arizona Foundation as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated June 1, 2014. This position has no supervisory responsibility. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >
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Aug 30 - Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
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Aug 30 - KISS Your Board: How to Inform your Board in Five Minutes or Less!
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug 30 - Mind the Gender Gap: Canadian Women’s Role in Philanthropy
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >