Sparkling Clean Donor Records: Your Fall Clean-Up Project

Fall is in the air!  Can you feel it?!  Well, at least morning temperatures show the promise of cooler days to come.    I have spent the last couple of weekends “fall cleaning” at home.  There is something about cleaning out closets, reorganizing my pantry, and getting rid of baseboard grime that brings order to …

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Still reeling from Penelope Burk…

It’s been over three weeks since Penelope Burke delivered her incredible presentation in front of a full house at the October AFP meeting, and I am still marveling at all the great stuff I learned that morning. I find myself parroting, “Penelope says! Penelope says!” over and over in the office, when I’m with clients and even a couple of times to my husband (who frankly has no clue who Penelope is).

Are you ready for tomorrow?

The Chronicle and Giving USA Foundation will hold a live video discussion with several fundraising experts at 10:30am on Tuesday, when Giving USA plans to release its estimate of how much was raised last year nationwide as well as details about trends in the sources of donations and the causes that did the best and worst.

Your Summer Harvest!

You deserve to celebrate this summer. Take time to rest, renew, reflect and restore your soul. Forget fiscal, calendar, or school— just look back at your year and celebrate all that you and your team have achieved. So little time and resources. So many barriers and challenges, yet you did it!

Hello, Summer!

I’d like to encourage you to participate in a survey being conducted by ASU, the Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits, and Lodestar.

The Power of MUSIC

Chances are pretty good that you have a go-to album or playlist when your mood needs a boost, and it turns out that science backs up the experience of music making us feel better. This study, published a few years ago, indicates that if you focus a little energy on improving your mood while you …

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Guest Blog: Does Our Leadership Reflect Our Community? by Lea Marquez Peterson, President/CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

According to Korn/Ferry Senior Client Partner Victor Arias, “as our country climbs out of a recession, growth opportunities and financial success should absolutely include tapping into the Hispanic market. Companies that overlook having Latinos on their boards risk missing those opportunities.” There is a significant gap between the fast growing Hispanic population and the number of Hispanics serving on Boards in the state and the nation. At the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, we’ve created a Leadership Board on our website at Non-Profit organizations may send us their Board Qualifications and Organizational information and we will assist with matchmaking potential board members with organizations. Demographic shift is happening. How relevant will your organization be in 10, 15 or 20 years if you do not start now to cultivate the new generation of leaders?

Only in America! Giving in the USA

Americans continue to give more away every year. $335 billion in charitable gifts were given in 2013! That is 4.4% more than given in the previous year and a growth of nearly 98 billion over the past decade. Never prouder to be an American.