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Nonprofit Summit: Southern Arizona

 Export to Your Calendar 8/9/2018
When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
7:30am-8:30am - Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast / 8:30am-2:45pm Program
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Abrams Public Health Center
3950 S. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, Arizona  85714
United States
Contact: Angel Cancino

Online registration is available until: 8/2/2018
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 Join nonprofit colleagues and leaders in beautiful Tucson, AZ for a day filled with timely, relevant information and education on important issues impacting local nonprofits. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:30am – 2:45pm
Abrams Public Health Center
3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714


Alliance Members  $89 (members must log in to receive discount)
Non-Members  $109 

Includes all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and beverages.


7:30 am to 8:30 am - Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:15 am - Opening Session & Morning Keynote

Unconscious Bias

Gabrielle Camacho 
Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Tucson Electric Power

9:15 am to 9:25 am - Break

9:25 am-10:35 am - Morning Plenary

Communication, Public Speaking & F.E.A.R.

John-Peter Wilhite
 Director of Community Impact for Social Venture Partners Tucson 

10:35 am to 10:45 am - Break

10:45 am to 11:55 am - Morning Plenary

Creating Your Social Return on Investment Story

Dr. Anthony Evans
Staff Director & Sr. Research Fellow, L. William Seidman Research Institute

11:55 am to 12:40 pm - Lunch & Open Networking

12:40 pm to 1:20 pm - Afternoon Keynote

What Donors Want:

Seven Things Donors Want To See When Contributing

Jasmine Marrow
Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar 

1:20 pm to 1:30 pm - Break

1:30 pm to 2:40 pm - Afternoon Plenary

Creating a Successful GuideStar Profile

Jasmine Marrow
Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar  

2:40 pm to 2:45 pm - Closing Remarks



Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities (Coming Soon!)

Note: Alliance Business Partner Members will be given priority notice before these opportunities become available to the general public.

Session Descriptions

Unconscious Bias
Did you know that we all have a level of implicit bias and sometimes we act on it without even knowing it?  Join us to hear from Gabrielle Camacho, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Tucson Electric Power as she helps us become aware of and understand these biases and understand how to prevent them occurring in our organizations.

Communication, Public Speaking & F.E.A.R.
Effective fund development requires understanding the scope of your agency’s work and knowing how to communicate that message quickly and clearly to people who are interested in supporting your agency.  In this session John-Peter Wilhite will help you gain an understanding of how to craft an impactful message.  Time permitting some participants will get to deliver the message in front of the attendees.

Communicating Your Impact through Social Return on Investment 
As donors and funders become increasingly focused on evaluating their investments based on outcomes, not just inputs and outputs, it is critically important that nonprofits understand how to effectively calculate and communicate the social return on investment (SROI) of their programs. In this interactive and hands-on session, we will take a closer look at what Social Return on Investment (SROI) is, why it is important to communicate, and how to begin formulating your own unique SROI message. 

Dr. Anthony Evans, Staff Director and Senior Research Fellow at L. William Seidman Research Institute, will give a short overview of the findings from the recently released 2018 study Beyond the Bottom Line: The Social and Economic Impact of Arizona Nonprofits, as well as take participants through a brief case study of an example of a local Arizona nonprofit measuring their own SROI.  Participants will then have the opportunity to break out into groups with other nonprofit leaders from similar cause areas to discuss and answer five key questions that can help identify SROI.

Attendees will be able to receive feedback on their findings from their small group sessions, as well as take away a few tools that will help them get started on developing and communicating their own unique SROI.

What Donors Want: Seven Things Donors Want To See When Contributing
With philanthropic giving in the U.S. stuck at 2% GDP since the 1970s, organizations like yours are well aware of the constraints that nonprofits nationwide are experiencing.  Most donors give to large, well known nonprofits, or to those to which they are personally connected.  Few donors seek those charitable issues with the largest need, or those nonprofits with the greatest dollar for dollar impact. Despite multiple campaigns, our sector has so far been unable to notably increase or to shift individual giving. 

This inertia in giving is in large part due to limited insight into donors’ giving behaviors, motivations, and preferences. Hear from Jasmine Morrow, Director of Nonprofit Strategy at GuideStar about how Money for Good fills this gap. Jasmine will help identify three key areas of marketing insights to help nonprofits navigate this complex marketplace and access this untapped potential. 

Creating a Successful GuideStar Profile has been around since the mid-90s and is the primary provider of information ranging from mission statement to financials for nearly 2 million charitable organizations. Each year, millions of donors, funders, volunteers and stakeholders turn to GuideStar to learn more about the organizations they choose to support.

Is your GuideStar profile looking as good as it could? Creating and maintaining a solid, information-packed profile learning a ranking isn't just for looks. There are numerous benefits for your organization including the pace to share your organization's story.

In this session you will learn the secrets of creating a successful GuideStar Nonprofit Profile quickly and how your profile can get ranked to promote trust and transparency to the public.

Cancellations must be made at least 7 business in advance (no later than July 31).  No refunds will be provided after this date.

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