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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 Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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

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

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter is the premiere organization for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals in the Phoenix-Metro region. We currently represent over 300 members from the leading nonprofit charities, foundations, and consultants across the Valley. Whether you’re already a member, looking to join, or just learning more about us, we’re glad you’re here! Please take a look at our many offerings.

Our Mission
The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals advances philanthropy by fostering the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting ethical and effective fundraising standards.

Our Vision
The vision of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is to be the leader and resource in strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community.

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Jul 28 - Executive Director
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation is a private family foundation that currently focuses its resources in the areas mental illness, integrative medicine, cultural/spiritual enrichment and philanthropic education in five separate geographic areas. The Lovell Foundation is managed by a Board Advisors and Trustees, many of whom helped establish the foundation. Paid staff includes the Executive Director and an Office Manager. The Foundation office is in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. ... more >
Jul 28 - Director of Development, Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center (MAC), owned and operated by the City of Mesa, Arizona, seeks a talented Director of Development. MAC is a unique, architecturally stunning, international award-winning facility located in the heart of downtown. Celebrating its 10th year in its 212,000 square foot venue, the four-building complex is the largest multidisciplinary arts center in the Southwest with four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Mesa Arts Center/Director of Arts and Culture of the City of Mesa, the Director of Development will cultivate public interest in, and support of, the needs of the Arts and Culture Department and its multiple program areas. The Director of Development will be a fundraising visionary who conceptualizes the opportunities for growth in funding and community involvement, while building relationships and maximizing implementation opportunities. ... more >
Jul 27 - Director of Advancement
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, an independent day school of approximately 500 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, seeks a Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement oversees all fundraising efforts of the school (including Annual Fund, tuition tax credit contributions, and capital campaign), is a member of the senior administrative leadership team and the communications team, serves as administrative liaison with parent and alumni organizations and other school volunteers, supervises and collaborates closely with the communications manager, works with the enrollment management department to market the school effectively and raise its profile in the greater Phoenix community, and partners with the Board of Trustees and the Head of School in all school advancement efforts. ... more >
Jul 22 - 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 >
Jul 17 - Associate Director of Development
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. How do we achieve this mission and vision? Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries. With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations. By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values. That’s how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
August 25, 2015 - August Webinar
September 2, 2015 - September Educational Luncheon
September 29, 2015 - September Webinar
October 7, 2015 - October Educational Luncheon
October 21, 2015 - October Webinar