Sitting or lying on public sidewalks is no longer allowed due to a recently enacted Tempe ordinance, impacting the homeless who relied on panhandling. The Downtown Tempe Authority has responded with fundraising efforts that will funnel money to social service agencies that help the homeless and others in need. Kate Borders, executive director of the Downtown Tempe Authority, will tell us more.
Charities all have a mission statement listing their good intentions, but they also would like to know if they are being effective. We’ll talk about how nonprofits keep track of their impact with Ben Powers, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter, Maureen West, project manager of Social Impact Measurement from the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and Lauren Schroeder, director of capacity building for the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.
Getting financing to go into business for yourself can be the most daunting part of the job, and there is more than just raising the money to be concerned about. Many business owners may be violating federal and state laws through their efforts to raise funds. Steven Reed of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon will talk about avoiding those pitfalls.
It’s called the premier annual social fundraising event of the Phoenix area, and this year’s Heart Ball will focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention. Kimberly Afkhami, chair of the 56th Heart Ball, will tell us more.
The Arizona Court of Appeals recently put an injunction on higher campaign contribution limits approved by the legislature this year. The injunction comes as politicians are in the midst of fundraising for next year’s election. Sam Wercinski of the Arizona Advocacy Network and attorney Lee Miller will discuss the pros and cons of the higher limits.
The Grand Canyon Association is launching a fundraising campaign to renovate Kolb Studio, a 109-year-old building perched on the edge of the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Kolb Studio served for decades as a business and home for brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. They photographed hikers and tourists starting down the Bright Angel Trail. Their images helped document the Grand Canyon and early tourism in the West. Helen Ranney, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for the Grand Canyon Association, will talk about the Kolb Studio and the fundraising effort.
Team ACA, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Arizona Commerce Authority, has been criticized for not revealing the amounts of donations from private sources. Team ACA Executive Director Don Cardon addresses those criticisms.