Like clockwork, it seems, agencies reach a point near their 1
year anniversary where the Founder and Board Members realize the
organization must figure out a way to bring in funding, other than
from bake sales and their personal checkbooks. Seeking grants seems
to be a popular option, but can be a waste of time if not done
strategically. A disorganized approach to grant submittals not only
wastes your agency’s precious time and resources, it can actually
destroy your chances of getting a grant.
Stewart Communications offers "Seat of Our Pants"
Nonprofit Management Seminars to help nonprofit staff and board
members run their organizations more effectively. Presented by
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In "Strategic Grantseeking," you'll discover (and thus
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to how to increase your chance for success when talking to funders;
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organization and programs, even if you decide not to apply for a
Available for a very affordable $29.95. For details or to
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or call Debbie at Stewart Communications (928) 778-3747 for more
CENTRAL YAVAPAI METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION will meet
Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in the conference room at the ADOT
District office, 1109 Commerce Drive, just west of the MVD building
in Prescott. Training needs will be discussed. Info: Vicky
CATHOLIC CHARITIES offers a free financial workshop each month on
reducing debt, increasing savings and managing money. Upcoming dates
for the workshop include April 10 from 10am-1pm, May 8 from
10am-1pm, and May 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Location is Catholic
Charities, 434 W Gurley Street in Prescott. For more information,
call (928) 778-2531.
FOUNDATION CENTER RESOURCES TRAINING will occur at the Prescott
Public Library on Monday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. This will be an
introduction to the Foundation Center's database, the
Foundation Directory Online. Learn to create customized searches to
develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your
organization's funding needs. You can only access the database with
a Prescott Public Library card while in the library. Info: 777-1526.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS ALLIANCE (formerly called
Affordable Housing and Homelessness Coalition) will next meet on
Thursday, April 17 in the Founders’ Suite at the Prescott Library
from 9-10:30 a.m. For information or to be added to the meeting
notification list, contact Kathern Mitchell, Director of
Development, Coalition for Compassion and Justice at 445-8382 or
FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR for tenants, housing managers and staff,
landlords, realtors, brokers, consumers, management companies, etc
will occur Thursday, April 24 from 10 am – noon in Prescott. The
City of Prescott and Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG),
in collaboration with Southwest Fair Housing Council, will provide
an overview of Fair Housing laws and Affirmatively Furthering Fair
Housing (AFFH). Location: Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite B,
215 E Goodwin Street, Prescott. In order to ensure sufficient
materials for all attendees, you must RSVP by April 21 to Shaun
Rydell, City of Prescott at 777-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHLAND CARES invites community members to participate in
Dining Out For Life 2014 by dining out on Thursday April 24 to
support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Participating restaurants will
donate a portion of proceeds from each meal to Northland Cares. For
a list of participating restaurants, visit www.NorthlandCares.org or
www.DiningOutforLife.org or contact Erika Stone at (714) 865-2502.
CASA (Central Arizona Seniors Association) will host the 9th
annual Prescott Valley Main Street Faire on June 6 – 8 in the
Entertainment District. For booth space information, visit
www.pvcasa.net or call Mary Wise at 772-3337.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES is offering Home Again, a Foreclosure
Relocation Assistance Program available to Arizona residents who
have lost their home, either as an owner or tenant. Call Melissa for
details at (928) 708-7223.
MONEY MANAGEMENT is available for free for local churches and
non-profit organizations from Hepburn Capital Management. Many
of you know Will Hepburn for his involvement with nonprofits over
the years. Prescott has been good to him, and one of the ways he
expresses his gratitude and gives a little back to our town is to
manage money for churches and charities for free. If your board
is not pleased with the earnings rate on their savings, he would be
happy to speak with them to see if his lower-risk strategies might
provide better results. Just call his Prescott office at 778-4000 to
schedule an in-office meeting or to have him address a board
NEW HORIZONS DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER transportation is
available Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment.
Transportation services are provided to anyone, any age, not just
for individuals with disabilities. Vehicles include accessible,
lift-equipped vans, trained drivers, passenger cars. Call about
rides to other locations out of the local area. Vouchers accepted.
Call 775-8870 for information on their low rates and to schedule
rides to shopping, appointments, medical, grocery, work, movies, and
WELCOME TO DJ Fone, who replaces Lindsay Draper as host of KQNA’s
interview show, "Q&A". The show airs live from 3-4
p.m. weekdays. To be considered as a guest on his show, contact
Lindsay Draper at Lindsay@kppv.com or call 445-8289.
CHANCE ENHANCER MEDIA GUIDE, published by Debbie Stewart of
Stewart Communications (that’s me), provides contact information
for more than 40 print media, radio and television stations, and
online publications serving the extended Prescott area, (most of the
radio stations get coverage throughout Yavapai and/or Coconino
County). In addition to addresses, phone and fax numbers, the Guide
includes email and website addresses, contact names, publication
dates and deadlines, the focus of the publication, special
opportunities for media coverage, and a checklist for writing Public
Service Announcements. The Guide is available as a pdf file sent to
you via email Cost is $25 (plus applicable tax), which entitles you
to Free Updates for a year. To order, visit www.ChanceEnhancer.com.
Or for further info, email Debbie Stewart at Debbie@nonprofitnet.com
or call (928) 778-3747.
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your public service announcements and news releases, as well as
newsletters and event invitations.
COALITION FOR COMPASSION AND JUSTICE has an opening for a
Bookkeeper. This is a 20-hour-per-week hourly position. The
bookkeeper manages payroll, writes checks, and enters receipts into
donor database. Knowledge of QuickBooks required, experience with
MatchMaker database software a plus. Bookkeeper also will prepare
monthly, annual and as-needed reports and work with CPA on annual
audit. Send a cover letter, resume and references to CCJ, PO Box
1882, Prescott, AZ 86302. Job is open until filled. EEOC, DOE. No
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES are offered on an on-going basis to the
general public (i.e. your clients, staff and volunteers) at the
Salvation Army in Prescott, the Prescott Public Library, and New
Horizons Disability Empowerment Center in Prescott Valley. Topics
include computer basics, as well as specific programs including word
processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, digital photography
and more. Classes are available on a first-come space-available
basis (at New Horizons, priority is given to those having any
disability that might make it difficult to use a computer). To be
added to the distribution list for notification for Salvation Army
classes, contact Betty Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org or for New
Horizons contact (928) 772-1266. For information about the Library’s
classes visit www.prescottlibrary.info or call (928) 777-1500.
If you have a job opening (i.e. a part-time or full-time paid
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News & Views
MOUNTAIN ARTISTS GUILD in Prescott will hold their Annual Spring
Cleaning and Garage Sale fundraiser the weekend of April 11 &
12. The Guild is located at 228 N Alarcon Street in Prescott. For
info, call 445-2510.
HEALTHY KIDS DAY will occur at the Prescott YMCA on Saturday,
April 12 from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For more than 20 years, Healthy
Kids Day has and will continue to teach healthy habits for kids and
families, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of
physical activity. Boys and girls ages 6-16 are welcome to attend
this free community event. There will be a scavenger hunt starting
at 10 a.m. that includes fun games and activities. Snacks at noon
and free swim for participants at 12:30 p.m. Info: 445-7221.
PRESCOTT AREA WOMEN’S SHELTER will host their annual Women's
Afternoon Tea - A Vintage Affair fundraiser on Saturday April 26
from 12:30 – 3 pm at the Prescott Adult Center. Entertainment will
be provided by the women's vocal ensemble, Womansong. Brad Newman
will be the afternoon's Host. Delectables will be provided by
The Poor Girl Gourmet and there will be a Wine Bar. Tickets are
$40 a person. To make a reservation, call Patricia Brockert at
(928)541-0063 or email email@example.com
COALITION FOR COMPASSION AND JUSTICE is participating in the
annual Feinstein Challenge through April 30. The Alan Shawn
Feinstein Foundation percentage-matches food donations (or cash
donated for food purchases) during the months of March and April. On
Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., CCJ will be building a
Mountain of Food outside its office at 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott.
Call 776-0353 for more information.
CENTRAL ARIZONA SENIORS ASSOCIATION is participating in the
annual Feinstein Challenge through April 30. The Alan Shawn
Feinstein Foundation percentage-matches food donations (or cash
donated for food purchases) during the months of March and April.
For information, visit www.casapv.net or call 772-3337.
PRESCOTT YMCA will hold their annual Whiskey Row Marathon on
Saturday, May 3. As an Arizona running tradition for 36 years, the
Marathon is among the toughest races in the country. A number of
running routes for runners of all skill and fitness levels include a
marathon, half marathon, 10K, and a Hotshot 1.9 mile fun run/walk.
Proceeds from the race go into a scholarship fund to assist children
and families in financial need. Info: 445-7221.
ADULT CARE SERVICES is selling tickets to their annual Passport
to Paradise Fundraiser. Grand Prize is two (2) round-trip tickets on
Southwest Airlines. Additional prizes include tickets on the Verde
Canyon Railroad and the Grand Canyon Railroad, an evening at the
Sedona Hilton with dinner included, passes for a family of four to
the Challenger Space Center in Phoenix, a $50 gift card to JC
Penney, Dinner for two at the Cork and Cuisine in Prescott Valley, a
family bowling party at Antelope Lanes, passes to Freedom Station
and many more. Tickets are $20 each, or, if you purchase 5 tickets
you receive a 6th ticket free. You can purchase tickets
at any of The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers, The Margaret T.
Morris Center, or contact Stephen Whisenhunt, Director of Marketing
and Development for Adult Care Services if you need to purchase
tickets by mail. He can be reached at 771-2335 in Prescott. Or visit
www.adultcareservices.org for more information. Drawing will occur
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE will hold Color Dash, a 5k fun run/walk on
Saturday, May 24 in Prescott. Packet Pickup occurs at 8:30am. Race
Starts at 10:30am. Along the way your world is brightened with
a colorful shower (harmless & non-toxic). Each color shower
adds to your white 'canvas' until the finish
line.....where you emerge looking like a tie-dyed rainbow. All ages
are invited to participate – kids, parents, grandparents.
Location: Pioneer Park - Brownlow Trailhead, 1300 Commerce Drive.
In the Boardroom
COALITION FOR COMPASSION AND JUSTICE is looking for hard-working
men and women for its Board of Directors. CCJ provides hope and
relief for people in poverty in Yavapai County, with a major
emphasis in the Quad City area. Board members must have a sincere
interest in CCJ’s work, be willing and able to attend regular and
special board meetings, and support CCJ's mission. Responsibilities
include financial oversight, strategic planning, active
fund-raising, active involvement in one or more board committees,
representation at CCJ community events, and an annual personal
financial contribution. For more information, please contact Gail
NEW HORIZONS DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER (formerly New Horizons
Independent Living Center) is looking for people to be actively
involved on their Board of Directors. New Horizons’ Mission
is to provide programs and services which encourage and empower
people with disabilities to self-determine the goals and activities
of their lives. For an application, please call New Horizons at
772-1266. New Horizons ILC is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing
services in Northern Arizona.
If you have openings for Board Members, please send your
information for inclusion in this newsletter.
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