If the Newsletter does not appear below, or if it is missing pictures, please click here to get the Newsletter right off the NonprofitNet Website.

By the
Seat of
Our Pants

Job Openings
Your News and Views
Media Updates
In the Boardroom
About Your Subscription

September 2009

A Nonprofit Management Newsletter


The 18th annual Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar will occur on Saturday, December 19 at the Prescott Activity Center (Old Armory) on Gurley.  My husband, Don, and I put on this fundraising event each year to help your agencies raise awareness and funds. We will begin taking reservations for booth space during the week of October 5. Notification that the registration process has begun will be sent by email only - nothing will be sent by snailmail. If you want to receive notification that the registration process is open, and instructions how to reserve a booth, you must provide us with a contact email address and the name of your nonprofit agency NOW. Go to www.stocking-stuffer-bazaar.com. Click on the Vendor Information links and fill in the form.

More than 50 nonprofit agencies will participate and thousands of people will attend, looking to buy your new gifts, crafts or baked goods. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Thank you for all you do to help our local communities,


Debbie Stewart, Editor
Stewart Communications
Nonprofit Consulting
(928) 778-3747


THE YAVAPAI COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION recently awarded $163,170 to nonprofits serving Yavapai County. A record number of grant applications were submitted, with more than $910,000 in funding requested. While the amount of funding distributed was also higher than ever, many compelling projects remain unfunded. Grant recipients include: Coalition for Compassion and Justice, Catholic Social Service of Central and Northern AZ, Light Heart Foundation, Horses with H.E.A.R.T., Prescott College, Yavapai College, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, NAU Gerontology Institute, Open Inn, Highlands Center for Natural History, Central Arizona Land Trust, Morgan Ranch Nature Park, Prescott Pops Symphony, Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Fdn, Beaver Creek Adult Center, Verde Valley Sanctuary, Yavapai County Education Fdn, Prescott Valley P.D., Prescott P.D., Cottonwood P.D., Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. In addition, the following nonprofits received funding to host AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers: Beaver Creek Elementarychool District, Prescott College, Buena Vista Children's Services, Youth Count & United Way of Yavapai County, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Prescott Area Women's Shelter. YCCF also granted $550 to Old Town Mission in Cottonwood and Stepping Stones Agencies in Prescott Valley from funding raised from Choose to Help, a campaign launched in March 2009 by 10 major Arizona funders, including the Arizona Community Foundation, YCCF's parent organization. YCCF will also award funds through its annual Joy of Giving Awards event and other funding opportunities. YCCF is a 16-year-old permanent philanthropic endowment for the enduring benefit of the community. To learn more about these projects, contact Grants and Operations Coordinator Traci Corey at 928-499-9795 or tcorey@azfoundation.org.

YAVAPAI COLLEGE is offering a series of three short courses to sharpen leadership skills. Take one class or all three and receive a Leadership Certificate. Creative Leadership will occur Sept 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 5-8:30 pm. Add more fun, humor & creativity to your workplace, motivate staff and volunteers. Leadership: Juggling Multiple Priorities will occur Oct 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 5-8:30pm. Strategies to keep everything under control and develop leadership talents.  Leading Out Loud will occur Nov 6 & 7 from 9-4 p.m. Polish your speaking skills using the latest technology. Location: Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon Street in Prescott. Cost is $58 each and includes all materials. Contact: joy.dangelo@yc.edu or 776-2343 for details.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION will occur Tuesday, September 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Prescott College's Crossroads Center. The Conversations are hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Social Change, Prescott College. The mission is to develop collaborative opportunities that enhance our community. You will be able to meet with others in specific areas of interest and areas related to your nonprofit's focus - education, health, elder services, youth, substance abuse services, music, young children, neighborhoods, etc. Action Areas that were discussed at the July Conversation will be organized. Come connect with and meet others in the community and envision and work toward a greater, more connected community. Please rsvp to Barbara Garvey, coordinator, at bgarvey@prescott.edu or 713-6255. Future Community Conversations will generally be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

RETIREE CONNECTION VOLUNTEER FAIR will occur Wednesday, September 16 from 10- 2 in the Community Room next to the library at Yavapai College in Prescott. Local nonprofits are invited to take a free booth, bring handouts and market your volunteer needs. The College will supply tables, chairs and interested volunteers. Space is limited. Contact Donna Bellina at donna.bellina@yc.edu or 717-7633.

VERDE VALLEY NETWORKING FOR SOLUTIONS will next meet September 16 from 11:30-1 at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic. To rsvp or for more info, contact Kathy Rhodes withYavapai County Adult Probation at Kathy.rhodes@co.yavapai.az.us or 777-7180.

PRESCOTT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a Business Expo as part of their September 17 Mixer at the Hotel St Michael. Event will occur from 5-7 p.m. and feature up to 30 businesses. Info: Jacquie at 445-2000, ext 113.

STEPPING STONES AGENCIES brings you the Certified Community Advocate (CCA) Training Program Level I class on September 17/18. CCA Level I is a 2-day training that will focus on information and referral, and interview skills and techniques.  In addition, there will be knowledgeable presenters from our community to talk about programs available to individuals and families in need.  Each participant will receive a training and resource manual, a completion certificate, and an annual certification card. Cost is $89 per person and includes all training materials, a continental breakfast and lunch. Location: Step One Community Center, 3343 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Contact Mayra at 772-4184 or mayra@steppingstonesaz.org for registration materials or if you are interested in CCA Levels II and III.

ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS, Northern AZ Chapter, will host a seminar called Cast Your NET, Catch More Fish: Effective Internet Strategy For Your Nonprofit on September 17 from 9-11am at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott. Learn how to develop and execute an Internet strategy to further your mission. Each participant will be offered a free Internet Readiness Assessment, conducted at your site or by phone, to include the rapid building of a powerful e-philanthropy prototype website. Cost: $10 members/$20 non-members. RSVP to Yvonne Bartlett at ybartlett@sacredheartprescott.com

NORTHERN ARIZONA HOMELESS VETERAN STAND DOWN, sponsored by U.S. VETS Prescott, will occur Sept 18/19 at Open Door (an Outreach Program of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice), in the Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley. The event will occur on Friday the 18th from noon-4 pm (legal services only) and Saturday from 8-2. This will be a one-stop-shop to assist Veterans with a variety of needs, including food, medical screenings, employment resources, benefits claims applications and follow-up, housing options, substance abuse treatment options, haircuts, legal assistance, transportation, clothing and cold weather gear, showers, phone cards, and more. Info: Skye Biasetti at sbiasetti@usvetsinc.org or 445-4860 ext 5908.

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: Preparing People for Change, is a 3-day free training hosted by Yavapai County Adult and Youth Probation on September 23-25 from 8:30-4:30 at the Prescott Police Dept, 222 S. Marina. Motivational Interviewing (MI) originated in the treatment of substance use disorders but has been adapted for use in dealing with people who are resistant to change in many areas. Training will cover principles, techniques & strategies of MI, the interplay between external and internal motivation, the interpersonal style of the helper, MI interaction techniques, and helping strategies. Program is aimed at beginning to intermediate skill level and intended for Probation Officers, Child Protective Service workers, psychologists, social workers, mental health therapists, addiction therapists, psychiatric nurses, chaplains, and other mental health professionals. CEU credits available. To register email jann.barrett@co.yavapai.az.us. Provide your name, email address, phone, occupation.

FLAGSTAFF GRANTS FORUM AND WORKSHOP will occur September 25 from 8:30-4. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, in partnership with the Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff Cultural Partners, and First Nonprofit Insurance will present this forum to connect grantseekers with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership, and to network with other nonprofits. Check-in, continental breakfast and networking: 8:30 - 9 a.m. Grants Forum Presentations: 9 - 11 a.m. Scheduled presenters include: Cindy May -Arizona Public Service, Victoria Reinold - AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region, additional presenters to be announced. Lunch 11:30-12:30 includes presentation by First Nonprofit Insurance on Risk Management. Grants workshop: 1-4 p.m. The 90-Minute Grant Proposal: Speed Thinking Your Way to a Clear, Compelling, and Fundable Project Concept. Cost: Grants Forum only: $15 Alliance Members/$25 non-members; Workshop only: $45/$55; Forum and Workshop: $55/$75. Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort lley Rd, Flagstaff. To register, visit the events section at www.arizonanonprofits.org.

CREATING CARING COMUNITIES FOR SENIORS Conference will be held in Flagstaff on September 30. Hosted by Northern Arizona Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging, the event will occur in the new High Country Conference center on the north campus of NAU. Conference theme of Aging Well will be reflected through a variety of topics ranging from eco-awareness, physical and emotional health and healthcare literacy, to providing tools to help manage dementia behaviors, elder abuse prevention, and many others. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Vicki Schmall, whose talk will address Lessons Learned from Elders on How to Live Well and Age Well. Dr. Schmall will also discuss with a panel of seniors the attitudes and variables of aging. Opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with Navajo flute player Brian Bennally. Brian, who was raised by his grandmothers, will also present at one of the sessions on the topic of Elder Wisdom. Numerous exhibitor booths will offer information and resources. Register online at www.regonle.com/AgingWellConf or call (877) 521-3500 toll-free for more info.

BUILDING ENGAGED SUPPORT for Your Mission is a 6-hour workshop to occur October 2 from 9-3 at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Phoenix Airport. Presented by Hildy Gottlieb, the workshop will help you learn how to simultaneously build community, achieve your mission, and accomplish resource development goals. Cost: $79/person or $69 each for multiple attendees. Price includes lunch. Info: www.CommunityDriven.org/Phoenix1 or call (888)787-4433.

NONPROFIT CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES will occur at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix October 15-16. Theme is What's Next? Moving Boldly into the Future. Keynote speakers include: Ruth McCambridge, Editor-in-Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly; Art Taylor, CEO of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance; Richard Bowers, President of the Herberger Theater. Scheduled workshop topics include: Advocacy in the Nonprofit Sector, Social Media, Resource Development, Career Mapping, Strategic Planning, Board Development, Effective Communication in the Workplace, Networking. Visit http://nonprofit.asu.edu for details.

UNITED WAY OF YAVAPAI COUNTY and partners will hold a Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 24 from 9-4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sandretto Drive in Prescott. A limited number of free booths are available to nonprofits. Theme is Surviving and Thriving in Troubled Times. The day will feature topics including finance and the economic climate, healthcare, fitness, nutrition, food demos, long term care and disability, stress management, retirement planning and returning to work, careers, job search, and small business. Presentations will be made in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Admission to the public will be free, and lunch will be available for $1/per person. Lunch keynote speakers will be Ken Bennett, AZ Secretary of State, followed by Muriel Haverland, motivational speaker and business consultant. Childcare for young children of attendees and participants will be provided, and older children will be offered supervised activities. If your organization wouldike to present on a topic related to those listed above, if you'd like to reserve a booth, would like to help with planning (next planning meeting will occur Thursday, September 10 at 4 p.m. at AWEE, 778-3010, on the corner of Whipple and Walnut - across from YRMC), contact Muriel Haverland, Chair of the Fair at 443-5353 or MurielH@Q.com.

ARIZONA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS will hold their Annual Conference October 26-27 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. Theme is Growing Home: Nurturing the Present to Cultivate the Future. Info: www.azceh.org or (602) 340-9393.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES are offered on an on-going basis to the general public (i.e. your clients, staff and volunteers) at both the Salvation Army in Prescott and New Horizons Independent Living Center in Prescott Valley. Topics include computer basics, as well as specific programs such as 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 of either organization's class schedule, contact Betty Byers at Salvation Army via maganda1326@yahoo.com or Jean Lasher at NHILC via JeneL@cableone.net.

NACOG Transit Voucher Program provides rides to Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey/Humboldt and Camp Verde residents who have no access to a vehicle. Vouchers may be used for medical appointments, education, employment and other basic needs.  Contact 778-1422 for an application. Note: the City of Prescott eliminated the Prescott voucher program. If funds become available, voucher recipients will be notified.

Job Openings

JOB CLUB, hosted by Arizona Women's Education & Employment Network (AWEE) is available for anyone who is looking for a new job or simply interested in expanding their support network. Held every Monday from 10-11 a.m. at AWEE's Prescott office, this free resource offers job-seekers an opportunity to share job search experiences, network to find new job leads, refresh job search skills, connect to the community, and develop a support network. Location: 805 Whipple, Suite C in Prescott. Info: Mary Bauer, Career Development Specialist, 778-3010.

NACOG - Yavapai County economic stimulus funding is available for employment and training opportunities through the Yavapai Workforce Connection - NACOG Office.  The One-Stop Center is also equipped to accommodate job seekers at all levels, providing resources, services including On the Job training and Work Experience training programs in the community.  Orientation to these Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services occurs every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 3 p.m.  Info: Call 778-1422 in Prescott.

NACOG is recruiting youth age 16-24 who are looking for work. Yavapai Workforce Connection/NACOG office can provide the help youth need to succeed with good jobs and good pay.  Contact 778-1422.

If you have a job opening (i.e. a part-time or full-time paid position) that you would like to advertise in this newsletter (free of charge), please send the details to NonprofitNet@gwi.net.

Your News & Views

DATES AND TIMES of meetings and events sometimes change at the last minute. If you're not on an established notification list for a particular group, it's a good idea to call to verify the information prior to heading out.

PRESCOTT lost two compassionate women last month, with the passings of Judith Pagel and Jeanne Frank. Judith was an advocate for both children and adults. Wanting to experience firsthand what it was like to be in need of basic assistance, she once took on the persona of someone who was homeless and made the rounds to all of the local nonprofits to find out how she would be treated and what help was/wasn't available. As a result of her experience she was able to shed much light on the subject and better advocate for those in need. She was also the founder and director of the F.O.C.U.S. Program. After serving as a nurse and working as a social worker for the Salvation Army for many years, Jeanne Frank helped start Project Aware Men's Shelter and also served as the first executive director. She treated everyone she met with tremendous dignity and respect, as if she had walked a mile in each and every one of their shoes. Thank you, ladies, for your beautiful presence.

PRESCOTT FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION announces the availability of season tickets for the 2009-2010 Season. Save almost 10% with season tickets or become a Friend of PFAA and save almost 20%. The Mainstage Season hits the ground running with four plays and two musicals. For a full listing visit www.pfaa.net. To reserve seats call 445-3286 or visit the Box Office at 208 N. Marina, Mon-Sat 10-3.

YAVAPAI HUMANE SOCIETY announced the grand opening of their new spay/neuter and wellness clinic. Located at 2989 Centerpointe East Drive in north Prescott, the new facility increases spaying and neutering from approximately 2,000 procedures annually to 7,000 which will allow the agency to better accommodate local pet owners and their pets at a low cost, while also increasing their ability to spay and neuter the dogs and cats that come in to the shelter. The new facility also increases the ability to offer various wellness services including vaccinations and micro-chipping of pets so they can be easily tracked if lost.  For more info: call 445-2666 or visit www.yavapaihumane.org.

PRESCOTT AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY was among more than 120 affiliates selected from across the country to participate and build green homes in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation in a program called Partners in Sustainable Building. Habitat will be granted $3,000 for each home built to Energy Star standards and up to $5,000 for each home built to a higher green Standard for a period up to 5 years. These features incorporate the use of energy-efficient equipment and water-conserving fixtures. Info: 445-8003.

PRESCOTT AREA ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL will hold their quarterly membership meeting Thursday, September 3 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.. Evening will feature live musical and performance art by the Lonesome Valley Playhouse Players and Prescott Independent Theater, complimented by wine and refreshments. Location: Lonesome Valley Playhouse 8859 E. Valley Road in Prescott Valley. Free to PAAHC members/$10 non-members. Join PAAHC that evening and receive 2 free passes to Phippen Museum and 2 free tickets to a future performance at Lonesome Valley Playhouse.

HACIENDA DE CONTENIDO, a therapeutic horse program, will present a horse-assisted demonstration on the dangers of substance abuse on September 9 from 4- 5:30 p.m. at Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive. Sponsored by: Matforce/Yavapai Substance Abuse Coalition, Prescott Frontier Days, Decision Point Center, Olsen's Grain. Free admission. Info: Kathy Reyes 830-2222

CHAPTER 5 RECOVERY HOUSE in Prescott will hold an Open House on September 10 from 3-6 p.m. to introduce their new women's program. Location is 707 W Gurley Street. For more info or to rsvp, contact Gwen Henderson at (928) 420-0135.

POETRY FOR PEACE, a Path to Peace through the Power of Words, will occur at the Prescott Public Library on Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Artist's Path, a newly forming nonprofit in Prescott, the event is free and open to the public. The Artist's Path will encourage, support and showcase artists and their work, while educating the public concerning the role of the artist in society. Info: www.theartistspath.org or contact Gail Mangham at gailmangham@yahoo.com or 771 2554.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR Food & Wine Extravaganza will be held Friday, Sept 11 from 5-9 p.m. at StoneRidge Clubhouse in Prescott Valley. Sponsored by the Prescott Valley Rotary Club, the event will include entertainment by The Buddy Mock Swing Band, hors d'oeuvres, wine-tasting, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Enjoy dancing, silent & live auctions, raffles and more. Proceeds will benefit Trauma Intervention Program, DARE of Prescott Valley, and Horses with H.E.A.R.T. Cost: $45. Info or tickets: Dora Carter at 759-8062.

MARCH OF DIMES will hold their annual March for Babies fundraiser walk on September 12 at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 4.5 mile walk starting at 8 a.m. The organization provides financial help to families that have babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Info: Kelly Doll at kdoll@marchofdimes.com or (602) 287-9938.

SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM in Prescott will hold their annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8-2. The event is known for its eclectic selection of merchandise, which typically includes furniture, antiques and collectibles, appliances, home décor and housewares, holiday decorations, musical instruments, garden and yard items, sporting goods, tools, records, DVDs, CDs, books, jewelry and accessories, linens and bedding, toys and gently used children's clothing. There will also be a few items from the Museum's collections. Proceeds will help send Museum volunteers to the biannual National Docent Symposium next year. Info: www.sharlot.org or call 445-3122 ext. 30 or email kchurchill@sharlot.org. Location: 415 W. Gurley.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CENTRAL YAVAPAI invites the public to attend their General Meeting on Saturday, September 12 from 9:30-11:30 am at the Las Fuentes Resort Village in Prescott. Guest Speakers include Nadine Basha, Founder of First Things First Arizona and Marcia Jacobson, FTF Regional Coordinator. First Things First exists to improve the lives of children from birth through age five to ensure their readiness for school and to support their families in preparing them for a lifetime of success and wellbeing. Meeting is free and the public is welcome.

ELISABETH RUFFNER will celebrate her 90th birthday at the Elks Opera House on September 12 from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited and the event is part of a series celebrating 230 years of Ruffner Women. The influence of the Ruffners runs deep, not only in the development of Prescott, but throughout the nonprofit sector, both locally and statewide. Come celebrate with Elisabeth and her family and see the progress of the restoration of the theater. No gifts, please, although tax-deductible contributions to the Elks Opera House Restoration and Purchase project will be greatly appreciated.

THE PHIPPEN MUSEUM in Prescott will hold their annual Fall Gathering fundraiser on September 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event commemorates the original grand opening ceremonies of the Phippen Museum in 1984 and will include a western BBQ dinner, raffle, and traditional western music. John Coleman, a long time supporter of the Museum, has donated a Bronze valued at $2,200 for a raffle. Raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and may be purchased at the Museum or via the website www.phippenartmuseum.org. Tickets to the event are $20 for museum members/$25 Non-Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or by phone 778-1385. Location: 4701 Hwy 89 North.

PRESCOTT AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY will hold their annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, September 15 at the Hassayampa Golf Club. Check-in at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. Scramble format. Info: Christine 445-8003 ext 15.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF COTTONWOOD will have an Open House for parents and youth on September 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. If your agency would like to host an informational booth, contact Chris Quasula at cquasula@apositiveplace.org or 639-3057. Location is 817 North Second.

HIGHLANDS CENTER FOR NATURAL HISTORY will hold their Wander the Wild dinner banquet and auction September 20 from 3-7 p.m. at Juniper Well Ranch in Skull Valley. It will be an elegant but causal event in the midst of a working ranch and winery. Silent and live auctions will include outdoor-related experiences such as a week in a vacation home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a weekend on Catalina Island, and original art items inspired by nature. Dinner will feature locally grown and wild gathered cuisine. Cost: $75. Info: 776-9550 or www.highlandscenter.org.

SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM will participate in national Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 by offering free admission to visitors who present Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Admission Card. The Card is available in the September issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Sharlot Hall is located at 415 W. Gurley St. in downtown Prescott. Info: www.sharlot.org.

PRESCOTT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION will host a Pedals & Pumps Gala on September 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the Crossroads Center at Prescott College. The winners of the CYCLE Awards will be announced at the event, which will also include a three-course meal and live entertainment. The newly-created awards are intended to draw attention to individuals and organizations who deserve special recognition for their support and commitment to a higher quality of life in Prescott via a more walkable, bikeable community. List of nominees can be found at www.PrescottBikePed.org. Tickets are $75. Volunteers are needed to help on the night of the event. If you are interested in volunteering (volunteers will receive a free dinner at the event) or for more info about the event or awards, call 708-0911 or email pat@prescottbikeped.org.

SEDONA SUNRISE CENTER FOR ADULTS will host a Golf Tournament fundraiser Saturday September 26 at Oak Creek Country Club. Registration from 7-7:30 a.m., Shotgun 4 person Scramble begins at 8. Includes 18 holes of golf and a variety of prizes. Fee includes greens fee, range balls, cart, and buffet lunch at Mulligans. There will be a Silent Auction and raffle. All proceeds to benefit Sedona Sunrise Center for Adults, the only adult day care center in the Verde Valley. For info or to register: 203-9476.

WOMEN IN NEW RECOVERY invites you to attend a community event to recognize National Alcohol & Drug Recovery Month on Saturday, September 26 from 10-1 at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. There will be food, music, educational information and testimonials of the power of recovery. Brought to you by Yavapai County agencies that believe lives, families, and communities can be healed through recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. To reserve a free booth space for your agency or for more info, call John Morris, Drug Court Coordinator at (928) 925-0831.

ELKS OPERA HOUSE FOUNDATION announces The Thumb Butte Festival, Prescott's Premier Art & Heritage Celebration, to occur September 25/26/ 27. The Festival kicks off at the Courthouse Square during the 4th Friday Artwalk at 6 p.m. with a variety show and performance by Rio Flamenco. On Saturday and Sunday from 10-4, area museums, galleries and artist studios will host over 70 local artists, craftsman, writers, and performance & heritage groups demonstrating and educating the public about their craft. Talent continues to be recruited for the talent show.  Visit www.ElksOperaHouseFoundation.org or call 717-0628.

RAW SPIRIT FESTIVAL will occur Sept 26/27 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. each day at Watson Lake Park in the Granite Dells in Prescott. Raw Spirit Festival is an educational non-profit movement whose mission is to ensure that every human being on the planet is given the tools to know how to prevent disease and live healthfully via a balanced organic diet and balanced lifestyle. Event includes guest speakers, health seminars, music, educational vendor booths, children's program, raw restaurant food court, raw vegan demos & tasting parties, doctors stage, discovery dome, art garden, 5 Minutes for Peace, job fair, dancing, poetry, theatre, sacred exercise area, yoga, meditation circle, nature trails. Cost to attend is $99 for a weekend pass; $69 for a 1-day pass; Friday night business dinner pass is $35. Kid's rate includes all kid's activities: Age 0-4 free; age 5-11 2-day pass $59; age 5-11 1-day pass $49. Complete info at www.rawspiritfest.com or call 776-1497.

MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION will hold a yard and bake sale in Prescott on Saturday, October 3 from 8-4 at the vacant lot on Whipple and Ruth Street  (where the old Shuttle U used to be).  If anyone has any items they would like to donate, contact Mallory Jackson, Wish & Outreach Coordinator at 443-9474.

SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM in Prescott will hold their annual Folk Music Festival on October 3/4  from 10-5 each day. This year's gathering features four stages hosting 68 folk music performers from around the state. There will be jam sessions, workshops and a Sunday morning instrument swapmeet. Celebrate Arizona's musical heritage with songs of the people whose cultures and traditions influenced territorial life. Cost: $5 for adult non-members/$3 for members and free for children under 18. More info: www.sharlot.org or call 445-3122.

Me dia Updates

STEVE STOCKMAR has been promoted to City Editor at The Daily Courier. In this position he is responsible for assigning reporters to cover your various news stories. News Releases should be sent to the attention of Managing Editor, Tim Wiederaenders at twieds@prescottaz.com, with a cc to Steve at SteveStockmar@prescottaz.com. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) should be sent to Debbie Craton at editorial@prescottaz.com, with a copy to both Tim and Steve.

COMMUNITY ACCESS CHANNEL 13 of Prescott and Prescott Valley will host a PSA Day on September 25 from 10 am - 3:30 pm. Nonprofits are invited to reserve time to come in and have a 30 second Public Service Announcement created, free of charge. PSA Day will be held each quarter and will be available to nonprofits or other organizations and businesses that may be hosting an event to benefit a nonprofit. Public Service Announcements shot on PSA Day will air for three months, until the next PSA Day event. In addition to getting a free PSA, refreshments will be provided and there will be a raffle. Space is limited, so make your reservation no later than September 18 by calling the station in Prescott at 445-0909.

THE CHANCE ENHANCER MEDIA GUIDE, published by 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 full year. To order, visit www.ChanceEnhancer.com. Or for further info, email Debbie Stewart at nonprofitnet@gwi.net or call (928) 778-3747.

BY THE SEAT OF OUR PANTS (i.e. - this newsletter). If you haven't already done so, please add me (Debbie) to your mailing lists (email: nonprofitnet@gwi.net & snailmail P.O. Box 11929, Prescott 86304), and especially your media lists such that I receive your public service announcements and news releases, as well as newsletters and event invitations.

In the Boardroom
If you have openings for Board Members, please send me your information for inclusion in this newsletter.

About Your Subscription

You are receiving this edition of By the Seat of Our Pants, a nonprofit management newsletter, either because you've requested to be on the email mailing list, or because one of your colleagues in the nonprofit sector thought you would like to receive it.

To change your subscription, please send an email to Debbie Stewart at NonprofitNet@gwi.net. Your email address and associated information will be kept confidential, and will not be sold, traded or otherwise provided to outside third parties.

"By the Seat of Our Pants" is a trademark of Stewart Communications. Various portions or all of this newsletter may be quoted and shared with others, provided credit is given to "By the Seat of Our Pants - Stewart Communications, NonprofitNet@gwi.net" as the source of the information.

Stewart Communications provides consulting services to nonprofit agencies.

Debbie Stewart
Stewart Communications
P.O. Box 11929
Prescott AZ 86304
(928) 778-3747 voice
(928) 778-5275 fax

©2009, STEWART COMMUNICATIONS (928) 778-3747