Tag: Advocacy

Why Can’t We Sell Charities Like We Sell Rock Stars?

Why Can’t We Sell Charities Like We Sell Rock Stars?

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Act like a rock star and drop the tin cup Some time ago I was in a nonprofit seminar and a grant maker from a major corporation was rocking the room with a passionate speech. Her message? Pay your people well. Recruit real talent. Demand respect and sell yourselves with pride. And she’d welcome it. […]

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Telemarketing Just Smells Bad for Nonprofits

Telemarketing Just Smells Bad for Nonprofits

| October 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

Nonprofits sometimes use telemarketers in “Loss Leader” campaigns that primarily benefit the telemarketing company, not the cause. There is mounting criticism being directed at nonprofits that use telemarketing companies and “loss leader” schemes that return little to none of the money that the telemarketing company receives from donors. Tens of millions of dollars are being […]

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The Most Important Message You’ll Hear Today

| March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

This isn’t a local story, but it is a story about all of us. It’s quickly trending with millions of views. Get a cup of coffee – the movie is 1/2 hour long – and give this time to yourself and the invisible children of the world. It’s that important. Join TRI or Donate to […]

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I Want to be 1 in a Million on National Donor Day

I Want to be 1 in a Million on National Donor Day

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

I want to be “The Match”. I want to be the one-in-a-million that is so compatible with a sick person’s DNA that I can be a part of saving a life. I’m here. I’m registered. I’m ready. It’s easy to overlook these things, to be caught up in the business and the busy-ness of life […]

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CAA Hosts Community Conversation on Healthcare

CAA Hosts Community Conversation on Healthcare

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Children’s Action Alliance is hosting a community forum on healthcare on Thursday, February 16, at the Marana Health Center. The event, which is from 5:30pm to 7pm, is free and open to everyone. The event includes a panel of healthcare providers, experts, and policy makers. The discussion will be on healthcare priorities, the state […]

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Summit for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Summit for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

When: Sunday, January 29, 2012; 9am to 4pm Where: Holiday Inn 777 N. Pinal Avenue, Casa Grande, AZ Cost: Free What: Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors Community Outreach & Advocacy Summit At The Community Outreach and Advocacy Summit, grandparents will get practical information to help with raising their grand children, share the challenges they face, and work […]

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How Many Children Will Be Pushed Off Arizona’s Fiscal Cliff?

How Many Children Will Be Pushed Off Arizona’s Fiscal Cliff?

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many state lawmakers have been bragging in recent weeks about the “improved” outlook of Arizona’s state budget while tens of thousands of children and adults go without health care and child care. Many also say it is a high priority to put some of this year’s revenues aside to ease the budget pain when the […]

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Tucson to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Conference January 14

Tucson to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Conference January 14

| January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Modern-day Slavery Happens Around the World…and in Arizona Slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. In fact, there are more people in slavery today than ever in human history—approximately 27 million people, more than 4 times the population of Arizona. Human trafficking, including both sex and labor trafficking, occurs not only in developing countries, […]

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War Veterans Made Up the Occupy Movement of 1932 and the Army Drove Them Out

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you remember learning about this “occupy” movement, veterans and their families marching on and occupying Washington DC in 1932? President Herbert Hoover ordered the Army to clear out the veterans, and General MacArthur moved in with troops, mounted cavalry, and even tanks. The active Army gassed and burned out the Army veterans. Why were […]

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Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

| December 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Time is running out to use the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Arizona tax filers have a great opportunity to donate to their favorite qualifying charities and receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their Arizona tax burden for donations made by December 31. Qualifying organizations are nonprofit (501(c)(3) organizations that spend at least half of their budget […]

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