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Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

| August 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congress is considering a proposal that would have a severely negative impact on service organizations and communities in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Today is Save Service in America day and you can voice support for the thousands of volunteers serving Arizonans through hundreds of nonprofits, schools, and agencies by contacting congress and saying no to eliminating the […]

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Debt crisis a crossroads for nonprofits

| August 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

From Inside Philanthropy by Todd Cohen The “new normal” prophesied for the charitable marketplace in the wake of the implosion of the U.S. economy nearly three years ago merely hinted at the pain nonprofits and philanthropy can expect, along with the fundamental changes they will need to make, as a result of the U.S. debt […]

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Tucson School Supply Drives

Tucson School Supply Drives

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens are collecting supplies August 1-15. Supplies can be dropped off at any Walgreens store in Southern Arizona. Last year they collected $71,000 worth of supplies, supplies that might otherwise have come out of a teacher’s pocket. The Community Finance Corporation has kicked in a generous $25,000 grant, and Walgreens […]

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Newsletters: Your Most Important Relationship Building Tool

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Your nonprofit organization’s newsletter is the single most important marketing and relationship building tool you possess. Why? Because your email list is pure gold. People who share their email address with you are statistically far more likely to become donors and be active in your organization. They have already taken a proactive step and expressed […]

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Primavera Works as well as Cooks!

Primavera Works as well as Cooks!

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Need labor for that landscaping job or a housing move? Primavera has an answer for you – Primavera Works! If you do need temporary day labor, as an individual, business, or organization, Primavera might be the solution. Primavera is all about providing pathways out of people out of poverty by giving them a stable environment. […]

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Apologies in Advance

Apologies in Advance

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tis’ the season of corporate foundation funding/image building campaigns. During the past several weeks, I’ve been urging everyone to cast a vote in various competitions including two still-current Tucson causes; Goodman’s Eye For the Good Guy, and Home Depot’s Habitat campaign. And why not? Don’t we all love donating corporate money for the price of […]

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Pollinator Week In Tucson

Pollinator Week In Tucson

| June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tohono Chul Park, Bat Conservation International, and The Audubon Society have teamed up for National Pollinator Week featuring a digital photography contest and a week full of free educational lectures. The lectures, on landscaping for pollinators, hummingbirds, bees and other related topics, are presented by various local experts and authors and held in the Educational […]

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Mission Statements

Mission Statements

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I like Mission Statements. Mission Statements capture the essence of an organization’s purpose and reason for existence. It  reflects the most altruistic wishes and goals. Many nonprofits were started because of a founder’s deep personal tragic circumstance, or of someone’s appreciation of the healing and cultural value of the arts, or sometimes in just seeing […]

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OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The OASIS Institute rolled out a new website interface this week along with a new mission statement and focus. OASIS is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits geared for the 50+ age , and is well known for producing a wide range of inexpensive community classes in the arts, humanities, and technology each year. OASIS’ […]

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The Volunteer Center is now Volunteer Southern Arizona

The Volunteer Center is now Volunteer Southern Arizona

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona has changed its name to Volunteer Southern Arizona. The name change comes with a new logo and a revamped website. The changes are more than cosmetic; VSA has outlined a strategic plan to expand volunteer capacity in the community and offer more volunteer management services to local nonprofits. For […]

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