The Grand Canyon Watchtower is a 70-foot high stone building on the South Rim of the canyon that was designed by famed architect Mary Colter. The Grand Canyon Association, a non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, has entered a contest being held by National Geographic that will award up to $250,000 in restoration funds to the winners. Ann Scheflen, the chief philanthropy officer at the Grand Canyon Association, will tell us more about the historic tower and the contest.
The original GI Bill is turning 72 this year. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill” was enacted on June 22, 1944. There are several GI Bill programs that help military service members and their families obtain an education or training. Historian Jack August, who leads philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum, will talk about the history of the GI Bill.
We’ll take you inside the Make A Wish Foundation, a local nonprofit that has been granting the wishes of dying children for over three decades. Then we’ll talk about what makes a nonprofit last over the years and decades from Jacky Alling, chief philanthropy officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, along with Max Gonzales, vice president of strategy and relationship management of Chicanos Por La Causa, which has been in operation since 1969.
Hear how non-profits and government can both benefit by joining forces. Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, and Jill Watts, director of Capacity Building Initiatives for the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, will discuss the issue.
As people step up their charitable giving during the holidays, we’ll discuss how you can make sure you give donations to reputable organizations. Robert Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University, will tell us how to be a smart giver.
A new report shows that Baby-boomers are expected to give $8 trillion dollars in their time and money over the next 20 years. Jacky Alling, chief philanthropic services officer for the Arizona Community Foundation, and Patricia Lewis, Professional-in-Residence at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, will talk about giving trends expected for Baby-boomers.
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.
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona provides services to kids living in group homes, treatment centers, child crisis centers and homeless shelters. Free Arts recently received a $250,000 grant to continue its work. Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts, will tell us more about her organization.
The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation has joined with Valley Leadership to create a clearinghouse for nonprofits looking for funding and corporations looking to provide that funding. The Grant Network allows both parties to register their information and exchange opportunities. Julia Patrick of the Arizona Nonprofit Academy, which brings leadership, education and connectivity with collaboration to Arizona’s nonprofit community, and Nicole Almond Anderson, marketing manager of ASU Lodestar, will tell us more about the project.
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.
Valley artist Ann Morton talks about Street Gems of Arizona, a program sponsored by ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, that gives homeless people an opportunity to earn money while creating art with found objects and recycled materials.
Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the new report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits.
On March 6th Social Venture Partners is holding its "2nd Annual Fast Pitch Social Innovation Expo." It’s the culmination of a seven-week training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change. Finalists have three minutes to make a “pitch” that could earn their nonprofit $100,000 in funding. SVP Executive Director Terri Wogan talks about the program.