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What Does it Take to Participate in Fast Pitch?

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Have you considered participating in Fast Pitch?  With the opening day for applications quickly approaching (September 15th, 2014), it is important to know the basics to participate. Selection Criteria: Must be designated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization; Must be located in or have significant operations in Maricopa County; No restrictions based on organizational size, budget […] Read More »

The Frustration with Innovation: Bright Shiny Object Syndrome and its effect on the nonprofit sector

Posted by arizona

This post was originally posted on Vu’s blog, Nonprofit with Balls One of the great things about our sector is how innovative it is. There are smart, talented, socially-conscious people—nonprofit staff, funders, researchers, boards, donors, volunteers. We come up with amazing ideas all the time. In the past few years we’ve had 40 Developmental Assets, […] Read More »

Top Eight Reasons to be a Fast Pitch Mentor

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8. Expand your network Meet nonprofit leaders, individuals from Phoenix’s business community and fellow SVP Partners.   7. Learn about the most innovative nonprofits in Phoenix This is a great opportunity to learn about twenty fantastic organizations, all in one place!   6. Make a difference in the lives of families from around the Valley […] Read More »

Marc Kellenberger’s SVPI Conference Experiences

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“I have attended three or four of the previous SVP Conferences. There are numerous reasons why I look forward to attending each year; you get to meet some really great people from across the country and the world who are working toward the same goal of making their communities better. Being in the same room […] Read More »

SVPI Conference Experiences from SVPAZ Partners

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The Annual SVPI Conference is a wonderful opportunity for Partners from across the network to interact with each other, and to engage in conversations that will stretch both your thinking as a SVP Partner and as a philanthropist.  Quite a few of SVP Arizona’s Partners have attended a SVPI Conference in the past.  Here is what […] Read More »

Feeding Matters gets a new office!

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Feeding Matters, SVP Arizona’s 2011 Fast Pitch winner, has settled into their new office space.  Located by Scottsdale Airport, the new facility is equipped with multiple meeting rooms, and the walls are adorned with the faces of the families that Feeding Matters serves. Chris Linn, Executive Director of Feeding Matters, stated that the unrestricted, capacity-building grants […] Read More »

General operating funds, admin expenses, and why we nonprofits are our own worst enemies

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From Vu Le’s blog Nonprofit With Balls     This week I was on an NDOA panel to discuss the importance of unrestricted funds. I was there with another nonprofit leader as well as two funders, and all of us, everyone in the room, agreed that general operating funds are awesome. General operating funds are […] Read More »