OUR CLIENTS

The Phoenix Philanthropy Group has been proud to serve a wide range of local, national, and international clients in the following sectors.

Education

American Council on Education
Arizona College Access Network
Arizona College Scholarship Foundation
Arizona School for the Arts
Arizona State University – School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Balsz Elementary School District and Balsz Education Foundation
Boston University
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fullerton
California State University Maritime Academy
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
Center for Teacher Success (formerly AFRE)
College Success Arizona/Arizona College Access Network
College Summit
Communities In Schools of Arizona
Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina
Eastern Washington University
Educare Arizona
First Things First
Florida International University
Laguna College of Art+Design
Macquarie University
Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Melbourne Business School
Montclair State University
Phoenix Public Library Foundation
Pima Community College Foundation
Portland State University, Master of International Management Program
Saddleback College
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez
Sonoma State University
Tesseract School
Thunderbird School of Global Management
University of Arizona
University of Arizona Foundation
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of La Verne
University of Michigan – Dearborn College of Business
University of Montana Foundation
Verde Valley School
Zayed University

Environment

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Forward
Charles Darwin Foundation
Grand Canyon Association
The Nature Conservancy California

A NEW LEAF

A New Leaf

http://turnanewleaf.org

THEIR IMPACT:
A New Leaf inspires and supports individuals and families in their journey to independence by serving them with resources, including homeless and domestic violence shelters with services, affordable housing solutions, behavioral health, foster care, counseling, financial literacy coaching, and basic needs.
OUR ROLE:
Capital campaign consulting services, including campaign plan; prospect development, cultivation, and solicitation; campaign volunteer leadership development, recruitment, and solicitation; training and coaching.

ABOUT CARE

About Care

http://www.aboutcare.org/

THEIR IMPACT:
Delivers caring and compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and physically-challenged homebound residents of Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek, Arizona.
OUR ROLE:
Fundraising consulting services, including abbreviated assessment of the current fundraising operation; Board self-assessment; and development of a three-year strategic fundraising plan.

ACTORS THEATRE

Actors Theatre

www.actorstheatrephx.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Professional theatre with a social conscience in an urban setting. Ideas and themes embedded in performances are the framework for civic dialogue within the community. Innovation includes community outreach programs such as “Pay-What-You-Wish,” for community members who are unable to afford a full price seat.
OUR ROLE:
Comprehensive fundraising planning, interim management of the development function, oversight of the fundraising activities of subcontractors and executive and volunteer leadership and board development.

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION

American Council on Education

www.phoenixphilanthropy.com/clients/education

THEIR IMPACT:
Speaks as higher education's unifying voice in matters of public policy in Washington, DC. Represents over 1,800 U.S. higher education institutions. Core value: belief that widespread access to post-secondary educational opportunities is the cornerstone of a democratic society.
OUR ROLE:
Corporate and foundation sponsorships for their national conference on diversity in higher education, prospect development for their national corporate partners program. In association with Corporate Education Consulting, Inc.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter

www.arizonaredcross.org

THEIR IMPACT:
From disaster response, to lifeguard training, to round-the-clock emergency assistance, and communications between military members and their families, the Grand Canyon Chapter of American Red Cross serves the more than 4.4 million people in Arizona's Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma counties.
OUR ROLE:
Assess current fundraising operation; develop fundraising and community engagement plans; lead prospect identification; and determine development staff requirements.

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

www.andersonranch.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Both an international center and a close community, Anderson Ranch welcomes artists of all levels and ages to explore new ideas, hone their art-making skills and engage in meaningful dialogue.
OUR ROLE:
Market research study, including Internet administered survey and evaluation of results, to better understand the needs of the constituents and community the Ranch serves to assist the Board in its strategic planning.

ARIZONA CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Arizona City/County Management Association

www.azmanagement.org

THEIR IMPACT:
The Arizona City/County Management Association is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge and ability of city, town, and county managers, as well as other local government administrators and to strengthen the quality of local government in the State of Arizona through professional management, education, training, and the mutual exchange of information.
OUR ROLE:
Sponsorship development consulting services to support the marketing of sponsorship opportunities for ACMA annual conferences and ongoing stewardship to those sponsors; consulting on development of a charitable fund to support ACMA's community-service activities and scholarships.

ARIZONA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK

Arizona College Access Network

http://collegesuccessarizona.org/about-us/azcan

THEIR IMPACT:
A community of college access professionals dedicated to postsecondary success for all Arizonans, especially low-income, first-generation students, AzCAN’s vision is that every Arizona student has the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully attain a postsecondary education to succeed in life and contribute to the economy.
OUR ROLE:
Strategic planning preparation activities, facilitation of planning sessions, and final comprehensive strategic plan with business, development, and communications components.

ARIZONA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Arizona College Scholarship Foundation

www.azcsf.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Unique public/private scholarship program with the goal of building a $100 million state-wide scholarship fund to help make college possible for high-potential students who cannot afford the cost. Also works with community-based organizations to identify high-potential, economically-disadvantaged children at an early age for mentoring and support services.
OUR ROLE:
Development of annual and long-range fundraising plans to guide their $100 million fundraising initiative.

ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Arizona Community Foundation

www.azfoundation.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Statewide network of philanthropists, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations who work as partners to bring together the best philanthropic thinking with the cost-effectiveness of centralized services. Whether it’s the arts, health and human services, animal welfare, or affordable housing, donors can personalize their gifts to causes that speak to their hearts.
OUR ROLE:
Research inquiry conducted for ACF and the Ellis Center for Educational Excellence, including stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and forums which helped to determine the feasibility and potential impact of bringing Educare, a national early childhood education program, to the state of Arizona.

ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - ARIZONA ENDOWMENT BUILDING INSTITUTE

Arizona Community Foundation - Arizona Endowment Building Institute

www.azfoundation.org/initiativesimpact/arizonaendowmentbuildinginstitute

THEIR IMPACT:
The Arizona Community Foundation promotes enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona through a partnership of donors, organizations, and volunteers with a common vision to support community needs. Housed at ACF, the Arizona Endowment Building Institute was created in 2005 to give Arizona nonprofit organizations the tools and education they need to develop and implement endowment building programs.
OUR ROLE:
Feasibility and market research study to explore replicating and marketing the Arizona endowment building initiative to other community foundations nationwide.

ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - CENTER FOR LGBTQ PHILANTHROPY

Arizona Community Foundation - Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy

https://www.azfoundation.org/donors/centersforphilanthropy/centerforlgbtqphilanthropy.aspx

THEIR IMPACT:
The Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy at the Arizona Community Foundation is based on a belief in the power of uniting multiple voices, perspectives, and resources to solve problems and build on opportunities. In 2012, the Arizona Community Foundation began work to reinvigorate the fund, drawing on new support from a reengaged LGBTQ and allied community.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment and external market research to determine the level of community support; identification of strategic partnerships and alliances; development of fundraising priorities; guidance on prospect development, cultivation, and solicitation; early management and oversight of fundraising efforts; and guidance on grantmaking.

ANYTOWN ARIZONA

Anytown Arizona

www.anytownarizona.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Has served over 30,000 Arizona youth since 1957, providing development and leadership programs that focus on diversity awareness, social justice, and personal empowerment. Goal is to encourage peaceful communities through youth where hatred and bigotry cannot take root.
OUR ROLE:
Preliminary work conducted on a development assessment, creation of annual and long-range fundraising plans, board training, and direction of an annual giving campaign to achieve immediate and long-term financial needs.

ARIZONA BURN FOUNDATION

Arizona Burn Foundation

www.azburn.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona Burn Foundation assists burn victims and their families to become burn survivors through rehabilitation, treatment, and research; works to reduce death and injury from burns and fire through prevention education; and serves as an advocacy partner for the prevention of trauma. The Foundation believes that most burns are preventable and this can best be realized through the education of the community and its children.
OUR ROLE:
Preparation, planning, and management for the strategic growth campaign in support of a new facility and enhanced programs.

ARIZONA FORWARD

Arizona Forward

www.arizonaforward.org

THEIR IMPACT:
In order to move Arizona forward environmentally, economically, and socially, Arizona Forward seeks to find our commonalities through civil discourse, bringing leaders from across the state together to encourage cooperative efforts to improve the sustainability and vitality of Arizona through smart growth and development, efficient transportation, improved air quality, responsible water management, energy alternatives, and meaningful education.
OUR ROLE:
Develop a written strategic business plan to direct the transition of the forty-three year old Maricopa County-oriented Valley Forward into the statewide organization Arizona Forward, including financial plan, organizational structure, governance, and fundraising components.

ARIZONA FOUNDATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health

www.azfbh.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Formed in 1997, The Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health (AFBH) promotes and enhances the behavioral health and well-being of Arizona residents and supports the mission of the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation, which is a leading provider of permanent, supportive housing for those with serious mental illness. AFBH provides an extensive behavioral health advocacy training program and works to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the development operation to build capacity in their fundraising efforts; assist in search for new Development Director.

ARIZONA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN

Arizona Foundation for Women

www.azfw.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona Foundation for Women advances their vision to create a better life for Arizona’s women and children by mobilizing the community’s power and resources to meet their unmet needs and empower long-term solutions by focusing on safety, health, and economic empowerment.
OUR ROLE:
Board training focused on building an elevator speech and fundraising solicitation.

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

Arizona Game and Fish Department

www.azgfd.gov

THEIR IMPACT:
A leader in the wildlife management and conservation arenas, Arizona Game and Fish Department’s mission is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.
OUR ROLE:
Internal needs assessment and feasibility study with stakeholder interviews for a proposed capital campaign to build a new Wildlife Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Care Center.

ARIZONA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

www.azhcc.com

THEIR IMPACT:
For over 60 years, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been the premier advocate for the Arizona Hispanic small business community and a valuable and trusted resource to its corporate and strategic partners. By providing programs, seminars, and networking opportunities, as well as scholarship opportunities through the efforts of the nonprofit AZHCC Foundation, the AZHCC is a vital link to the growing power and influence of the Latino business and consumer market and the health and prosperity of the state and national economy.
OUR ROLE:
Work with Chamber leadership to create a position paper articulating the vision for The Business Center for Economic Diversity and Excellence; preparation, planning, and launch of the campaign to fund the Center; and ongoing counsel in support of prospect cultivation and solicitation, donor recognition and naming opportunities, and strategies for public phase of the campaign.

ARIZONA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

Arizona Humanities Council

www.azhumanities.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Offers programs and grants which encourage communities to share and understand the stories of Arizona’s vivid past and vibrant living cultures.
OUR ROLE:
Campaign feasibility study and detailed roadmap to enhance fundraising operation.

ARIZONA JUSTICE PROJECT

Arizona Justice Project

www.azjusticeproject.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1998, The Arizona Justice Project has been helping to overturn ‒ and prevent ‒ wrongful convictions in the State of Arizona by examining claims of innocence and manifest injustice, and providing legal representation for inmates believed to have been failed by the criminal justice system. The Arizona Justice Project also works for policy reform to strengthen the criminal justice system and minimize the likelihood that wrongful convictions will occur in the first place.
OUR ROLE:
Conduct internal organizational assessment; prepare and facilitate strategic planning; guide board development through self-assessment, and creation and implementation of plan; develop comprehensive fundraising plan to guide the organization as it builds and grows a robust fundraising operation.

ARIZONA LITERACY & LEARNING CENTER

Arizona Literacy & Learning Center

www.azliteracy.com

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona Literacy & Learning Center (ALLC) offers comprehensive evaluation and intervention services for children and youth with learning challenges that affect literacy, such as dyslexia, oral language difficulties, and auditory processing disorders; developmental and pre-literacy screenings for preschoolers to ensure that they are ready to learn upon entering kindergarten; public awareness programs; teacher, parent and caregiver training; and advocacy for clients and their families.
OUR ROLE:
Assess the organization’s capacity to transition to the next level of growth and development in its fundraising operations, facilitate strategic planning retreat, and create strategic, annual fundraising, and Board development plans to enhance fundraising performance.

ARIZONA OPERA

Arizona Opera

www.azopera.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Brings the cultural experience of grand opera throughout the state of Arizona, and is one of only three companies in the U.S. that performs in two cities. Has presented Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle twice, a feat that has only been accomplished in North America by four other companies.
OUR ROLE:
Campaign preparation, planning, and management for the Raising Our Voice capital and strategic growth campaign to establish a permanent home for the Opera.

ARIZONA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

Arizona School for the Arts

www.goasa.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Called “a specialized education powerhouse” by US News and World Report, Arizona School for the Arts is an award-winning college preparatory/performing arts school that has established a national reputation for its rigorous, challenging, and stimulating academic program which gives its students an excellent foundation in both academics and the arts.
OUR ROLE:
Active campaign management services to guide the School through a comprehensive capital campaign.

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

Arizona Science Center

www.azscience.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain people of all ages about science. Using an informal, hands-on approach to science exploration and inspiration, the Center features the latest premier science traveling exhibits, more than 300 hands-on permanent exhibits, an IMAX Theater, and a multi-media Planetarium.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the development operation to further enhance the effectiveness, productivity, and impact of the fundraising program. Implementation of recommendations from the assessment report, interim management of the development operation, and executive search; executive coaching.

ARIZONA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM

Arizona State Railroad Museum

www.azstaterrmuseum.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Currently under development, the museum preserves the unique treasures of Arizona’s heritage by collecting, interpreting, and exhibiting historic and cultural artifacts related to Arizona’s colorful railroad history. From 1900 to 1968, travelers from around the world arrived at the Grand Canyon rim by train through Williams, a key American West city on historic Route 66. Designated an official 2012 Centennial Legacy Project by Arizona.
OUR ROLE:
Preparation and planning for an anticipated $15 million capital campaign to construct the museum facility.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Arizona State University - School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

www.herbergerinstitute.asu.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has educated artists, arts educators, and art historians on the Arizona State University Tempe main campus since its origin as a degree-granting program in 1958. Today it is one of the largest and most respected public art schools in the country, offering courses in fine arts, art education, and art history. The School is ranked 22nd among Fine Art Schools in U.S. News and World Report and three School of Art discipline areas, including ceramics, photography, and printmaking are ranked at or near the top ten in the nation.
OUR ROLE:
Planning activities and facilitation of sessions to establish a strategic vision to significantly enhance the status, visibility, functionality, and educational offering of the School of Art, including a destination location and increased faculty and student interaction through consolidation of studios.

ARIZONA’S CHILDREN ASSOCIATION

Arizona's Children Association

www.arizonaschildren.org

THEIR IMPACT:
One of the largest nonprofit agencies in the state, Arizona's Children Association has been positively affecting Arizona's children for over 97 years by offering foster care, adoption, behavioral health, prevention programs, and other child welfare services to more than 45,000 children and their families annually across the state of Arizona.
OUR ROLE:
External relations management consulting services.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF EAST VALLEY

Assistance League of East Valley

www.eastvalley.assistanceleague.org

THEIR IMPACT:
One of 120 Assistance League chapters nationwide that develop, fund, and staff community-based philanthropic programs powered solely by volunteers. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing and hygiene supplies (Looking Good kits) to kindergarten through sixth grade students identified as needed by their school districts.
OUR ROLE:
Non-traditional capital campaign feasibility study which included the exploration of funding opportunities with immediate leadership prospects.

BALSZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BALSZ EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Balsz Elementary School District and Balsz Education Foundation

www.balsz.k12.az.us

THEIR IMPACT:
With a history dating to the late 1800s, the Balsz Elementary School District, consisting of four elementary schools and one junior high school, is committed to providing the best education possible for their students. The Balsz Community Education Foundation has recently been established to provide resources to support and enhance programs and activities for the students and families of the Balsz community.
OUR ROLE:
Provide advice and direction on the District's existing fundraising program, prepare and guide leadership as they seek start-up funding for the Balsz Community Education Foundation, and conduct an internal assessment and external market research.

BENEVILLA

Benevilla (The New Face of Interfaith Community Care)

www.benevilla.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Through a network of six West Valley adult day centers, Benevilla provides people of all ages with support and educational services, a comprehensive care-management program, volunteer services program, and social activities, including an intergenerational day care program where children have the unique opportunity to interact with older adults.
OUR ROLE:
Completion of the second phase of a capital campaign; develop an annual fundraising plan and program; and establish a planned giving/endowment initiative.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston University

www.bu.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Internationally-recognized private teaching and research university founded on abolitionist ideals to create a university that was fully inclusive. From the day of its opening in 1869, has admitted students of both genders and every race and religion. Counts Martin Luther King, Jr. among its alumni.
OUR ROLE:
An extensive audit and assessment of the external affairs function, with particular focus on fundraising and alumni relations. In association with The Wayland Group.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ARIZONA

Catholic Charities of Arizona

https://www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/

THEIR IMPACT:
Helps thousands of Arizona’s most vulnerable each year, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, or religious affiliation, with solutions that permanently improve lives, strengthen families, and assist individuals in crisis.
OUR ROLE:
Board development, including self-assessment, plan, and process implementation; feasibility study for a potential $9M campaign to expand services to more homeless veterans in need by providing a new home for MANA House, renovate and expand housing and programs in Prescott, and establish an endowment for all CCCS programs and services.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

California State University – Dominguez Hills

www.csudh.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
For half a century, California State University, Dominguez Hills has served as an integral member of and vital educational resource for the South Bay and all of Los Angeles County and is among the most ethnically-diverse in the United States with a student population approaching 15,000.
OUR ROLE:
Training and coaching sessions for Deans and key college administrators to attain more active participation in and support of major fundraising efforts.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

California State University – Fullerton

www.fullerton.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
A comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, Cal State Fullerton enrolls more than 38,000 students and offers 109 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Cal State Fullerton is among the largest universities in the 23-campus California State University system. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked CSUF No. 7 among "Top Public Regional Universities” in the West.
OUR ROLE:
Fundraising training for the University Dean’s Retreat; and for deans, department chairs, center directors, and directors of development of the College of Health and Human Development.

CAMP BOGGY CREEK

Camp Boggy Creek

www.boggycreek.org

THEIR IMPACT:
A member of SeriousFun Children’s Network and a year-round camp serving children with serious illnesses throughout Florida, the mission of Camp Boggy Creek is to enrich the lives of seriously ill children and their families by creating a life-enhancing camp experience that is exciting, empowering, memorable, safe, and medically sound, at no cost to them.
OUR ROLE:
Provided organizational assessment consulting services as part of the organization’s application to the Hole in the Wall Foundation Major Challenge Grant Program, and partnered with volunteer and executive leadership to develop a strategic plan.

CENTER FOR TEACHER SUCCESS

Center for Teacher Success (formerly AFRE)

www.centerforteachersuccess.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Train highly-skilled K-12 teachers and educational leaders to positively impact student achievement in math and science by transforming classrooms into progressive, high-quality centers for learning. “Make It Happen” grants provide cash incentive awards for completing research on the effectiveness of implemented projects.
OUR ROLE:
Fundraising assessment, identification of fundraising priorities and opportunities, creation and testing of the initial case for support, development of annual and long-range fundraising plans, and guidance of leadership fundraising activities.

CENTRAL ARIZONA SHELTER SERVICES

Central Arizona Shelter Services

www.cass-az.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona's largest shelter and service center for homeless people in Arizona, serving 6,000 men, women, and children annually. Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter is a 30-unit apartment complex that provides safe housing for homeless families with children.
OUR ROLE:
Fundraising audit and assessment, input on organizational structure and staffing priorities, and executive search. In association with Kellenberger Consulting.

CHILD CRISIS ARIZONA

Child Crisis Arizona

www.childcrisisaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
With a vision of safe kids and strong families, Child Crisis Arizona operates the Valley’s only licensed Emergency Children’s Shelter facility for children from birth to age 10 who have experienced abuse and neglect. They also provide a foster and adoption program, parenting classes, an in-home visitation program and Early Education programs that all help to keep children and families strong.
OUR ROLE:
Board Development, including self-assessment, board development plan, implementation of a board development process, and culture of philanthropy training.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX

Children's Museum of Phoenix

www.childrenmuseumofphoenix.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the mission of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is to engage the minds, muscles, and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness. Since it began operating in 2008, the Museum has been ranked as one of the top ten children’s museums in the country.
OUR ROLE:
Market assessment and survey to determine perceptions on quality, availability, and community knowledge of Museum programs and an evaluability assessment to determine the extent to which given programs are ready for performance evaluations.

CHRYSALIS

Chrysalis

www.noabuse.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Connecting to Serve builds coalitions and empowers individuals and organizations to work together to address unmet needs in the community. In keeping with its mission statement: “Leading our community to broad-based solutions to prevent domestic abuse,” Chrysalis - “the growth that creates an independent being” – offers a 360-degree approach by providing services to those being abused, the children who often see the abuse unfold, and the offenders through prevention treatment. This comprehensive approach is what makes Chrysalis unique.
OUR ROLE:
Conduct internal assessment of the development operation and external market research, develop the fundraising case for support and three-year plan, and provide coaching on the implementation of the fundraising plan; strategic planning.

COLLEGE SUMMIT

College Summit

www.collegesummit.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students by working within inner-city high schools to demystify the application process and provide counseling and encouragement. Has been recognized for three years among Fast Company’s “Top 25 Groups Changing the World.”
OUR ROLE:
Market research and interviews with key stakeholders leading to recommendations on market entry strategies and potential partnerships for College Summit’s launch in Arizona. In association with The Greenleaf Group.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF ARIZONA

Communities In Schools Of Arizona

www.cisarizona.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Work directly with the most disenfranchised student populations – schools that have 85% or more of their students living at or below the poverty level – identifying and removing barriers to their success in school and life. Bring social services and supplemental academic resources directly into the schools where the need can be met head-on.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the organization’s operational infrastructure, community programs, and fundraising program.

COMMUNITY INFORMAION AND REFERRAL SERVICES/2-1-1 ARIZONA

Community Information and Referral Services/2-1-1 Arizona

www.211Arizona.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1964, Community Information and Referral Services has been a vital resource to the residents of Arizona, meeting their needs by providing free, confidential, 24-hour community, health, and human services information and referrals that bring people and services together every day. Last year CIR assisted over 1.2 million Arizonans, not only through 2-1-1 dialing services, but also via online resources, printed directories, and special programs throughout the state.
OUR ROLE:
Comprehensive fundraising consulting services to assist with the launch of the 2-1-1 Arizona initiative for health and human services referrals, including a development assessment, case for support, external market research, annual fundraising plan and Board-driven campaign, succession planning and implementation, and strategic planning.

CONNECTING TO SERVE

Connecting to Serve

www.211Arizona.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Connecting to Serve builds coalitions and empowers individuals and organizations to work together to address unmet needs in the community. Community leaders from government, schools, faith-based, and service organizations share resources and best practices, resulting in many important and diverse initiatives, including financial awareness, literacy, emergency shelter, human trafficking, and a food pantry.
OUR ROLE:
Organizational assessment, strategic planning, and development of the case for support.

DARLA MOORE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina

www.moore.sc.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Ranked #1 in undergraduate international business education by U.S. News & World Report in its August 2009 annual survey "America’s Best Colleges Guide," and with acclaimed graduate and post-graduate programs, the Moore School is a thriving site of academic excellence with alumni located in 99 countries around the world.
OUR ROLE:
Build a sustainable, scalable, and industry-leading alumni reunion and events program.

DIGNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION EAST VALLEY

Dignity Health Foundation East Valley

www.supportdignityhealtheastvalley.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Formerly Catholic Healthcare West, Dignity Health is the fifth largest hospital provider in the nation, delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services, particularly advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable as a key part of its spiritual-related mission.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the Foundation’s fundraising operation, campaign feasibility study, and campaign preparation, planning, and management for Chandler Regional Medical Center Tower C.

EDUCARE ARIZONA

Educare Arizona

www.educarearizona.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Opening its doors in 2011, housed in the Balsz School District, and the first of its kind in the Southwest, Educare Arizona is the 13th school in the Educare Learning Network, which was established by the Buffett Early Childhood and Ounce of Prevention Funds. Designed around a research-based model that meets and stimulates children’s early childhood developmental needs, Educare Arizona supports the growth and continuity of care for infants, toddlers, and children, and works to involve families in their children’s development.
OUR ROLE:
Organizational assessment, including further definition of roles and responsibilities of partners, staff, and Board; and onsite interim management, including assistance with hiring and onboarding of new CEO.

F.A.R.

F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) @ ASU

www.futureartsresearch.asu.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Seeks to achieve the ambitious mission of transforming the environment for the arts in Phoenix. Connects its artistic research to local and global arts communities in order to drive the creation of new art of the highest global artistic standards that is relevant to Phoenix’s social and physical environment.
OUR ROLE:
Research, preparation, and creation of a comprehensive report highlighting the artistic and civic activities and outcomes of F.A.R. for presentation to university leadership, donors, and the community. Preparation for and facilitation of a conference of regional art leaders; and initial planning and organizational development work for a regional art event.

FATHER WASSON LEGACY ENDOWMENT

Father Wasson Legacy Endowment

www.nph.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Provides long-term financial stability for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International, a Christian mission that provides a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned, and other at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.
OUR ROLE:
Facilitation of strategic planning session with the international Board of Directors and creation of outline plans and reports.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Florida International University

www.advancement.fiu.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Florida International University is Miami-Dade County’s first public, research, four-year university and one of the 25 largest universities in the nation. It ranked first among four-year colleges for awarding degrees to Hispanic students in a 2008 survey by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
OUR ROLE:
Interim management of the advancement function, building a comprehensive advancement program, and helping drive the fundraising activities of the advancement staff and senior leadership.

FREE ARTS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN OF ARIZONA

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

www.freeartsaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
With a mission of healing abused and homeless children through artistic expression, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona seeks to be the premier resource for the healing effects of the arts in children through programming, advocacy, resource development and education.
OUR ROLE:
Guidance in organizing and conducting an initial Board-driven annual giving campaign as a part of their overall fundraising plan.

FRESH START WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

Fresh Start Women's Foundation

www.wehelpwomen.com

THEIR IMPACT:
Helps women facing life challenges to help themselves through the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women's Resource Center. One example: Women can obtain free assistance from staff attorney, legal assistant, and certified legal document preparer specializing in domestic-relations cases such as divorce, child custody, and child support.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of fundraising operation and executive search for Director of Development.

FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS

Friends of the Orphans

www.friendsoftheorphans.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children through their support of the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.
OUR ROLE:
Preparation for and facilitation of an international strategic planning retreat which led to a comprehensive three-year strategic plan. Developed and delivered a national fundraising training program for affiliate network.

GAY & LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION (GLAAD)

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

www.glaad.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Changing people's hearts and minds about the LGBT community by influencing what they see in the media. Promotes and ensures fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of LGBT people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the development operation, infrastructure, and organizational structure to strengthen its position in the philanthropic marketplace and optimize the impact of the fundraising operation.

GIRL SCOUTS-ARIZONA CACTUS-PINE COUNCIL

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

www.girlscoutsaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSACPC serves more than 24,000 girls ages 5-17 and more than 10,000 adult volunteers throughout central and northern Arizona. Through Girl Scouting, girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in an accepting and nurturing environment. Girl Scouts learn who they are and what they can accomplish through traditional troop activities, camps, product sales, and many other events and programs.
OUR ROLE:
Refine campaign strategies, campaign planning and management consulting services; management assistance and coaching to the development function; and assistance with development staff search.

GRAND CANYON ASSOCIATION

Grand Canyon Association

www.grandcanyon.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Grand Canyon Association is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds to benefit the Park, operating retail shops and visitor centers within the park, and providing premier guided educational classes, hikes, and tours about the natural and cultural history of the region.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the internal organizational and development capacity to undertake an endowment campaign, and analysis of endowment documents required for implementation.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DESERT FOOTHILLS

Habitat for Humanity Desert Foothills

www.habitatdf.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Nationally-recognized affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based, global, affordable housing builder. Works in partnership with people from all walks of life, building and renovating homes for Arizona families in need within the local community.
OUR ROLE:
Creation and implementation of a campaign plan for the organization's unique challenge campaign, ongoing counsel during the campaign, board development and training, strategic planning. Subsequent work involved conducting a fundraising feasibility study to determine community perception and to evaluate the viability of a capital campaign; and capital campaign planning and management.

HEARD MUSEUM

Heard Museum

www.heard.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Premiere museum preserving the heritage, cultures, and arts of the American Indians of the Southwest. Recognized worldwide for its collections, educational programming, and annual festivals, including the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest and the Guild Indian Fair and Market.
OUR ROLE:
Feasibility study for a major endowment campaign, and ongoing campaign counsel.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL ARIZONA

Humane Society of Central Arizona (formerly Payson Humane Society)

www.humanesocietycentralaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Provides shelter, food, care, and promotes adoptions for the area's homeless and abandoned animals. Promotes animal foster care, adoptions, the spaying and neutering of pets, and education on animal care
OUR ROLE:
Campaign feasibility study, campaign fundraising and communications plans for new animal shelter.

MAKE-A-WISH AMERICA AND MAKE-A-WISH ARIZONA

Make-A-Wish Arizona

www.wishaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish Arizona, the organization’s founding chapter, has granted wishes to more than 4,200 Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions. A worldwide phenomenon, Make-A-Wish, its Chapters, and volunteers have enriched the lives of more than 250,000 children around the world.
OUR ROLE:
Review the Chapter’s fundraising plan, conduct an assessment of performance against that plan, create three-year fundraising plan, develop systems and resources, provide training and coaching to support plan implementation and strategic planning, and development department interim assistance.

MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

www.maricopa.edu/foundation

THEIR IMPACT:
Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation receives and manages gifts on behalf of the Maricopa County Community Colleges District, the largest community college district in the nation, with ten individually accredited colleges, two skill centers, and numerous education centers, all dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the development operation; enhancement of operational fundraising; strategic planning; district-wide visioning exercise; external feasibility study; campaign preparation and planning; prospect development; fundraising coaching; and ongoing counsel for a $50 million comprehensive campaign.

MARICOPA HEALTH FOUNDATION

Maricopa Health Foundation

www.maricopahealthfoundation.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Maricopa Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public health care system. The Foundation raises private funds to improve accessibility, quality of health care, and patient comfort for all those who live in Maricopa County and beyond.
OUR ROLE:
Conduct fundraising organizational assessment and develop a report and recommendations to address short-term and long-term sustainability, reduce dependency on grant funding, and create a more diverse mix of funding sources for Maricopa Integrated Health System’s Mariposa: Wings to Safety for victims and families affected by domestic violence.

MARCQUARIE UNIVERSITY

Macquarie University

www.mq.edu.au

THEIR IMPACT:
Known as Australia’s “Innovative University.” Has achieved international stature for its interdisciplinary approach to education and research. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice with a comprehensive range of scholarship offerings to benefit students from disadvantaged backgrounds and Indigenous people.
OUR ROLE:
Design and development of the University’s first comprehensive institution-wide fundraising operation including an assessment of institutional preparedness, the application of best practices, design of a fundraising model, and a detailed road map for the implementation of the program.

MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Melbourne Business School

www.mbs.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Australia’s leading graduate school of business. Unique business education partnership between one of Australia’s greatest universities and the Australian business community.
OUR ROLE:
The creation and implementation of turnkey operations in constituent relations, alumni relations, and fundraising; creation and implementation of comprehensive long-range and business plans; hiring and training of staff; analysis and input on multiple aspects of institution’s strategic marketing and partnership division; research of international, national, and regional best practices in higher education philanthropy and alumni relations; advice and counsel to the Dean and Director.

MESA HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Mesa Historical Museum

www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Dedicated to keeping the history of Mesa, an Arizona frontier town founded in the mid-1800s, alive by preserving records, artifacts, photographs, landmarks, and memorabilia.
OUR ROLE:
Development of the Museum’s first annual giving campaign for unrestricted operational support, and an assessment of the development operation.

MESA HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Mesa Historical Museum

www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Dedicated to keeping the history of Mesa, an Arizona frontier town founded in the mid-1800s, alive by preserving records, artifacts, photographs, landmarks, and memorabilia.
OUR ROLE:
Development of the Museum’s first annual giving campaign for unrestricted operational support, and an assessment of the development operation.

MESA HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Mesa Historical Museum

www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Dedicated to keeping the history of Mesa, an Arizona frontier town founded in the mid-1800s, alive by preserving records, artifacts, photographs, landmarks, and memorabilia.
OUR ROLE:
Development of the Museum’s first annual giving campaign for unrestricted operational support, and an assessment of the development operation.

MONTANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Montana Community Foundation

www.mtcf.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1988, the Montana Community Foundation has worked aggressively to expand endowed philanthropy and build stronger communities. Their work with donors, charitable organizations, cities, and towns plays a critical role in both philanthropic and community development. Their granting has benefited scores of organizations and projects that make Montana a better place to live and work.
OUR ROLE:
Organizational assessment and interim management services to assist and lead the foundation during an executive leadership search and transition; best practices training and support for Montana Community Foundation Board and staff.

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

www.montclair.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
The second largest and fastest growing university in the state of New Jersey, with 16,700 students. Offers over 250 majors, minors, and concentrations with the added benefit of a small college’s individual attention to students with a 17:1 student/faculty ratio. First educational institution to sign a “green” agreement with the EPA.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the alumni relations function, including its programs and services, network, communications, fundraising, organizational structure, and resources; and develop a strategic plan for alumni relations and engagement.

ONE IN TEN

One in Ten

www.1n10.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Provides a safe environment for LGBTQ youth to develop positive self-acceptance through life enhancing
OUR ROLE:
Strategic planning; board development and training; creation and implementation of long-range plans for marketing and communications, community alliances and partnerships, and fundraising.

NEW PATHWAYS FOR YOUTH

New Pathways for Youth (formerly Phoenix Youth at Risk)

www.npfy.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1987, New Pathways for Youth (formerly Phoenix Youth at Risk) has positively impacted the lives of approximately 3,500 at-risk youth in their mission to make possible new futures for our children and youth through mentoring and value driven programs.
OUR ROLE:
Board development and annual campaign management; fundraising feasibility study, market research study, capital and strategic growth campaign preparation and planning, and infrastructure development.

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

Phoenix Art Museum

www.phxart.org

THEIR IMPACT:
The Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts. Features collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern, and contemporary art, including Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibovitz, and Monet.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the fundraising operation and recommendations for strategies to optimize the impact of the fundraising operation. Guidance of the implementation of key goals based on assessment.

PHOENIX CENTER ARTS ASSOCIATION

Phoenix Center Arts Association

www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org

THEIR IMPACT:
With the mission to provide the community with the opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through creative and affordable quality programming, PCAA was formed to support the programs offered at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.
OUR ROLE:
Established a strategic plan for the organization to assume management of City facilities, the administration of lifelong learning classes in the arts, and ensure the provision of related community enrichment activities and programming at the Center.

PHOENIX INDIAN CENTER

Phoenix Indian Center

www.phxindcenter.org

THEIR IMPACT:
In pursuit of its mission, Phoenix Indian Center celebrates cultural heritage, supports the general welfare and promote programs that enhance economic, social, and educational advancement of the Native American community, and continuously strives to enhance the experience and benefit of traditional cultural values for all the citizens of the Native American community.
OUR ROLE:
Preparation for, and facilitation of, a development planning process with members of the Board of Directors and senior administration to help guide the Phoenix Indian Center as it seeks to prepare for and establish a formal development function.

PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Pima Community College Foundation

www.pima.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1977, the Pima Community College Foundation has helped secure private support for scholarships, programs, and other needs; managed assets to ensure the highest financial returns; and facilitated development activities for Pima Community College in support of their mission of developing the community through education.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the effectiveness of past and current fundraising efforts; planning, preparation, and facilitation of strategic visioning sessions to pursue an enhanced level of fundraising that will benefit the college and students on a daily basis and strengthen the foundation for future fundraising efforts.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ARIZONA

Planned Parenthood Arizona

www.plannedparenthood.org/ppaz

THEIR IMPACT:
Planned Parenthood promotes and protects every person's access to sexual health and well-being, to reproductive choices, and to building healthy, strong families.
OUR ROLE:
Intensive work to accelerate capital campaign and grow operational fundraising through the creation and implementation of comprehensive short- and long-term fundraising plans, board development and volunteer leadership strategies, policies and procedures; strengthening of the fundraising infrastructure; prospect development; staff reorganization; advice and counsel to the President and CEO.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION

Planned Parenthood Great Memphis Region

www.plannedparenthood.org/memphis

THEIR IMPACT:
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is one of Tennessee's oldest and largest private, nonprofit health care agencies. Since 1938, PPGMR has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive health care, honest sexuality education, and fearless advocacy to women, men, and teens throughout the Memphis region, regardless of their ability to pay.
OUR ROLE:
Fundraising organizational assessment, identify fundraising priorities and opportunities, develop initial statement of intent, and conduct external market study in support of a proposed strategic growth campaign.

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Portland State University, Master of International Management Program

www.gradbusiness.pdx.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Prepares graduate business students to conduct international business in Asia’s Pacific Rim economic bloc by pairing global MBA education with intensive study of Asian language, culture, and politics.
OUR ROLE:
Creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategy and plan for a strong alumni relations program and an emerging corporate partners program.

RAISING SPECIAL KIDS

Raising Special Kids

www.raisingspecialkids.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Raising Special Kids is an organization of families helping families of children with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs in Arizona through programs and services that are provided free of charge, including parent-to-parent support, training, information, and individual assistance.
OUR ROLE:
Research, planning, and coaching to establish the organization's first comprehensive development program.

REUBEN H. FLEET SCIENCE CENTER

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

www.rhfleet.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Located in Balboa Park, San Diego, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. Home to more than 100 interactive science exhibits, major traveling exhibitions, and the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater, the Fleet is one of San Diego's most-visited museums.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of fundraising capacity and operations; comprehensive external assessment; staff and Board fundraising training; and development of a comprehensive fundraising plan.

SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

www.sfaf.org

THEIR IMPACT:
To end the HIV epidemic in the city where it began, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, the Foundation's mission is the radical reduction of new infections through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease.
OUR ROLE:
Research and planning to establish a more formalized and comprehensive development program, expanding beyond their world-class events into comprehensive development activities, including individual and institutional major gifts strategies and planned giving.

SAN FRANCISCO LGBT CENTER

San Francisco LGBT Center

www.sfcenter.org

THEIR IMPACT:
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center’s mission is to connect the diverse LGBT community to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and their allies.
OUR ROLE:
Conduct assessment of fundraising operations and performance; develop comprehensive, multi-year fundraising plan, including implementation timeline, resource budget, staffing and volunteer plan, organization chart, outline of key position descriptions, and performance metrics and reports.

SAVE THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

www.savethefamily.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Founded in 1988 with a view toward empowering homeless families toward self-sufficiency, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona now operates over 180 single and multi-family housing units for working poor families and transitional housing units for homeless families across the Valley, and provides a vast array of support services.
OUR ROLE:
Organizational assessment; strategic planning; Board development; market study and data analysis in support of a potential capital campaign; strategic growth campaign preparation, planning, and management.

SCOTTSDALE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

www.experiencescottsdale.com

THEIR IMPACT:
Since its formation in 1987, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has worked to expand the economic base of the region with its partners, including the municipalities of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, as well as the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The vision of the SCVB is to communicate the uniqueness of the Scottsdale experience and position Scottsdale as a world-class vacation, meetings, and group travel destination.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the organization’s operations through document review and stakeholder interviews, and facilitated planning sessions with SCVB leadership and key stakeholders to set an agenda for new initiatives to help determine the future direction of the organization.

SCOTTSDALE CULTURAL COUNCIL

Scottsdale Cultural Council

www.sccarts.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Extending beyond the walls of any single building or specific event, Scottsdale Cultural Council makes high-quality art an integral part of Scottsdale, serving residents, visitors, cultural institutions, and artists by creating and advancing high-quality arts and cultural experiences and opportunities.
OUR ROLE:
Development planning preparation and facilitation consulting services.

SCOTTSDALE PREVENTION INSTITUTE

Scottsdale Prevention Institute

www.spi-az.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Works to prevent underage drinking, the use of illegal substances and tobacco, and unacceptable behavior by children and families through educational programs and crisis support in schools, communities, and the workplace. Includes the acclaimed bilingual community program, El Centro de la Familia (The Family Center).
OUR ROLE:
Facilitation of strategic planning session focusing on the organization's fundraising capabilities.

SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ANA G. MÉNDEZ

Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez

ac.suagm.edu/en

THEIR IMPACT:
Founded in 1949 as the Puerto Rico Junior College, Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS) is now the largest private higher education institution in Puerto Rico, serving students through a variety of certificate, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs at four main universities: Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad del Este, Universidad del Turabo, and Ana G. Méndez Virtual Campus; four mainland sites located in South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Wheaton, Maryland; and fourteen off-campus locations across Puerto Rico. AGMUS also operates the only private television station in Puerto Rico, affiliated to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the System’s Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Programs; development and implementation of a comprehensive System-wide plan for alumni relations and fundraising; campaign counsel for the E=MC2 Campaign, which concluded in December 2015 with over $29.48 million raised, exceeding the campaign’s $23.4 million goal by 26%.

SCOTTSDALE TRAINING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES

Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services

www.starsaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
STARS provides opportunities, resources, and services to persons with disabilities so they can achieve personal, social, and economic independence. Each day, STARS serves more than 130 adults with learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and other mental, physical, or sensory challenges.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of organizational capacity and opportunities for growth, and development of strategic and business plans; fundraising plan development and implementation; Board development; staff coaching.

SOUTHWEST AUTISM RESEARCH AND RESOURCE CENTER

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

www.autismcenter.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Provides services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder. More than 5,000 children and parents are supported each year.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of current fundraising operation, creation of long-range and annual fundraising plans, and interim management of the development function .

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

www.swhiv.org

THEIR IMPACT:
The largest wellness, education, behavioral health, nutrition support, and clinical trial center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States.
OUR ROLE:
Research, interviews, focus groups, and forums to engage key stakeholders and create a shared vision for a new community center; campaign preparation and planning services for the subsequent capital and strategic growth campaign.

ST. LUKE’S HEALTH INITIATIVES: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP

St. Luke's Health Initiatives: Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP)

www.tapslhi.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Builds and funds collaborative nonprofit alliances and sector partnerships. Nonprofits assess their most important issues and form teams around those issues; each team is then matched to an experienced SLHI-funded consultant who coaches and mentors the group over time. Processes of sharing, networking, troubleshooting, and developing solutions produces stronger community connections and organizational results.
OUR ROLE:
Assisted six nonprofit organizations with definition of roles, responsibilities, and budget for a potential collaboration, and with preparation for group presentation to potential funding sources.

TEMPE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Tempe Community Action Agency

http://tempeaction.org/

THEIR IMPACT:
Since 1971, Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) has been the community’s primary social service organization, serving elderly and low-income community members. TCAA is supported by grants, contracts, and private contributions, including many community agencies from across the Phoenix area.
OUR ROLE:
Intensive assessment of the development department, including expanded revenue generation activities; fundraising training with the Board of Directors..

TEMPE COMMUNITY COUNCIL/TEMPE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Tempe Community Council/Tempe Community Foundation

www.tempe.gov/TCC

THEIR IMPACT:
Serving the community since 1972, Tempe Community Council works in partnership with the City of Tempe and community organizations to serve as a planner, advocate, and resource to improve the funding and policies affecting human services in Tempe and surrounding communities.
OUR ROLE:
Assess operations and structure; identify funding priorities and opportunities; create initial case for support; provide recommendations for Board and staff development, conduct an endowment campaign feasibility study.

TESSERACT SCHOOL

Tesseract School

www.tesseractschool.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Tesseract School is a leading nonprofit, independent private school that gives students the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. By exposing students to diverse cultures, the digital revolution, the global economy, and social and environmental issues, Tesseract graduates have a broad understanding of their role in the larger interdependent, interconnected, competitive community in which they will lead their lives.
OUR ROLE:
Active campaign planning, management, and support services to guide Tesseract through a $7.5 million Phase II capital campaign in support of the Shea campus expansion and new construction of the Fifth and Sixth Grade Village.

THE BEAD MUSEUM

The Bead Museum

www.mingei.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Houses the world’s leading cultural collection of beads and beaded artifacts from around the world, preserving ancient links with people, places, and diverse community expressions. Collection runs from a 15,000 year old bead to modern bead art of today.
OUR ROLE:
Board development and training; creation and implementation of long-range plans for fundraising, membership, and marketing and communications. In association with Kellenberger Consulting.

THE BEAD MUSEUM

The Bead Museum

www.beadmuseumaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Houses the world’s leading cultural collection of beads and beaded artifacts from around the world, preserving ancient links with people, places, and diverse community expressions. Collection runs from a 15,000 year old bead to modern bead art of today.
OUR ROLE:
Board development and training; creation and implementation of long-range plans for fundraising, membership, and marketing and communications. In association with Kellenberger Consulting.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

University of California, Irvine School of Law

www.law.uci.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
In August 2009, UCI Law opened its doors to students as the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. With a top-ranked faculty and high-caliber students, UCI Law seeks to create the most highly-trained lawyers for the 21st century by providing an innovative curriculum centered around hands-on, clinical experience; interdisciplinary study; and public service.
OUR ROLE:
Creation of an initial case for support and extensive external market research study to determine the readiness and capacity of the school to enter into a major capital campaign.

THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY

The Phoenix Symphony

www.phoenixsymphony.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and only full-time professional orchestra, with a 75-member orchestra and 275 concerts and presentations annually. Performs for more than 80,000 students and children each year to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education, community, and youth-engagement programs.
OUR ROLE:
Interim management of the development operation and executive search for a new Chief Development Officer.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY ARIZONA

Cancer Support Community Arizona

www.twccaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Formerly known as The Wellness Community Arizona, their mission is to provide educational and psycho-social support programs for people and their loved ones diagnosed with cancer. In a home-like environment, The Wellness Community provides support to empower people with cancer to gain the tools to take control, make good decisions, and harness their internal courage, strength and hope to fight for recovery.
OUR ROLE:
Annual and strategic growth campaign consulting services, including campaign volunteer leadership; infrastructure, work plan, and marketing materials; prospect research and cultivation and solicitation strategies, and proposal development.

TUMBLEWEED CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development

www.tumbleweed.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Tumbleweed provides a safe space for youth and young adults (12 to 25 years old) in the community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness. The only program in Maricopa County that offers shelter services to non-system youth in this age group, these safe spaces allow access to caring relationships, resources, and programs that offer opportunities for young people to develop their individual potential.
OUR ROLE:
Consulting services to enhance fundraising capability to build philanthropic giving and reduce the dependence on public funds, including organizational assessment, infrastructure development, fundraising planning, and Board development.

TUMBLEWEED CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development

www.tumbleweed.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Tumbleweed provides a safe space for youth and young adults (12 to 25 years old) in the community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness. The only program in Maricopa County that offers shelter services to non-system youth in this age group, these safe spaces allow access to caring relationships, resources, and programs that offer opportunities for young people to develop their individual potential.
OUR ROLE:
Consulting services to enhance fundraising capability to build philanthropic giving and reduce the dependence on public funds, including organizational assessment, infrastructure development, fundraising planning, and Board development.

UMOM NEW DAY CENTERS

UMOM New Day Centers

www.umom.org

THEIR IMPACT:
UMOM New Day Centers’ mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. Our programs and services are designed to help families and individuals meet basic needs and work towards the ultimate goal of permanent, affordable housing.
OUR ROLE:
Multi-tiered capital campaign consulting services, including campaign volunteer leadership for each of two phases; assistance with government bond process, infrastructure, work plan, and marketing materials; prospect research and cultivation and solicitation strategies, and proposal development. Ongoing management, organizational support, and strategic planning of capital campaign in support of providing new and expanded homeless shelter facilities and services for families. Assessment and plan to mobilize New Day Gourmet Catering operation and the Food Service Job Training program as a separate social enterprise initiative.

UNITED WAY OF NORTHER ARIZONA

www.nazunitedway.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Improves lives by mobilizing communities and partnering with other organizations to make lasting changes in community conditions throughout northern Arizona. Focus on basic areas of education, income, and health.
OUR ROLE:
Creation of a strategic plan for a comprehensive fundraising operation, expanding fundraising beyond the traditional Employee Workplace Campaign to include major and planned gift fundraising.

UNITED WAY OF NORTHER ARIZONA

www.nazunitedway.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Improves lives by mobilizing communities and partnering with other organizations to make lasting changes in community conditions throughout northern Arizona. Focus on basic areas of education, income, and health.
OUR ROLE:
Creation of a strategic plan for a comprehensive fundraising operation, expanding fundraising beyond the traditional Employee Workplace Campaign to include major and planned gift fundraising.

UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN ARIZONA

www.nazunitedway.org

THEIR IMPACT:
Improves lives by mobilizing communities and partnering with other organizations to make lasting changes in community conditions throughout northern Arizona. Focus on basic areas of education, income, and health.
OUR ROLE:
Creation of a strategic plan for a comprehensive fundraising operation, expanding fundraising beyond the traditional Employee Workplace Campaign to include major and planned gift fundraising.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

University of California, Irvine School of Law

www.law.uci.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
In August 2009, UCI Law opened its doors to students as the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. With a top-ranked faculty and high-caliber students, UCI Law seeks to create the most highly-trained lawyers for the 21st century by providing an innovative curriculum centered around hands-on, clinical experience; interdisciplinary study; and public service.
OUR ROLE:
Creation of an initial case for support and extensive external market research study to determine the readiness and capacity of the school to enter into a major capital campaign.

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

University of La Verne

www.law.uci.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
With an illustrious history dating back to 1891, and recognized in 2011 by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine as one of America’s best colleges, the University of La Verne provides liberal arts and professional programs in support of their mission to provide opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals and become contributing citizens to the global community.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the fundraising and alumni relations programs of University Advancement; implementation of key strategies to optimize fundraising performance; and preparation and planning for the largest comprehensive campaign in the University’s history.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

University of Michigan

www.cob.umd.umich.edu

THEIR IMPACT:
Is among the 12% of US business schools that teach innovation, and known for its practice-oriented business degree programs, applied research centers, and the expertise of a world-class faculty.
OUR ROLE:
Feasibility study, research on relevant best practices and benchmarks of peer institutions, and recommendation of next steps in the School’s fundraising and alumni relations activities. In association with Alexander Resources Consulting.

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA FOUNDATION

University of Montana Foundation

umt.edu/umf

THEIR IMPACT:
Its recently completed five-year capital campaign, Invest in Discovery – Connecting People, Programs and Place, resulted in gifts and pledges totaling $131 million, surpassing its goal of $100 million and making it the state’s most successful nonprofit fundraising effort ever.
OUR ROLE:
Guidance on campaign strategies, tactics, priorities, and prospects; creation and implementation of new campaign and operational fundraising planning and evaluation models, new development officer performance evaluation models, and new management reporting tools; analysis and input on the campaign infrastructure and development services; and ongoing advice and counsel to the President and CEO.

VERDE VALLEY SCHOOL

Verde Valley School

vvsaz.org

THEIR IMPACT:
International college preparatory boarding and day school dedicated to the importance of global citizenship, understanding, and tolerance. Diverse international body includes students from 15 different nations.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the development operation and campaign feasibility study.

ZAYED UNIVERSITY

Zayed University

zu.ac.ae

THEIR IMPACT:
An educational center of excellence that prepares students in an emerging and evolving nation. Proudly bearing the name of the founder of its nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the university stands for innovation, inspiration, and education.
OUR ROLE:
Assessment of the University’s preparedness to mount a comprehensive advancement operation appropriate for the United Arab Emirates and the region; and preparation and planning for the launch and management of a major endowment campaign.