Collaboration, education, information and thoughtful leadership are the core paths to achieving success in both the nonprofit and for profit purview. The Arizona Nonprofit Academy pursues these values in order to succeed.

When our nonprofit community provides meaningful service and functions at maximum capacity Arizona wins.


We Like Asking Why…

 

WHY ARE THE WORKSHOPS SO INEXPENSIVE?
The Arizona Nonprofit Academy is supported by partnerships throughout the state. These partners help to sponsor the costs associated with organizing and hosting workshops. Corporate sponsors, grantors and underwriters understand that educated nonprofits function better and serve their missions with sustainability.

HOW DO I JOIN THE ARIZONA NONPROFIT ACADEMY?
Sorry. No can do. We are not a membership organization. Spend your money on workshops and not a membership. Now, if you want to be a sponsoring partner…

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN EACH CLASS?
Most workshops will have between 25 and 40 people in attendance. The Arizona Nonprofit Academy is successful when our participants can meet, collaborate and strengthen their connections. We seek engagement and that is best achieved in small groups.

HOW LONG DO WORKSHOPS LAST?
Most of the Arizona Nonprofit Academy classes run about 2 or 2.5 hours long. There is a scheduled break. Registration for each class begins 30 minutes before start time. While we won’t serve champagne and caviar during our workshops, we do allow for a 15 minute break about mid-way.

CAN I ATTEND THE CLASS VIA THE WEB?
Currently the workshops are in person only. However, most of the sessions are filmed. Fully edited, archived workshop downloads will be available in the near future.

WHO TEACHES THE WORKSHOPS?
Most of the classes are moderated panels. Our panelists and presenters volunteer their time and service. We value a wide perspective from a variety of experts who are willing to share their knowledge. The structure of the classes also allow for discussion and questions. If you have a passion and deep knowledge of the nonprofit world – Connect with us!

ARE COURSE FEES REFUNDABLE?
Course fees are not refundable. However, we will do our best to reschedule your workshop or apply for funds towards another Arizona Nonprofit Academy workshop.

ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS?
If you have a group of people (5+) who want to attend the same workshop, please contact Ann Cothron or ac@arizonanonprofitacademy.org to see how we can work together at a reduced rate.

HOW DOES ARIZONA NONPROFIT ACADEMY MEASURE IMPACT?
Each workshop participant will be asked to respond to a short survey after the class. A second online survey will be sent approximately one month after the class so that we can measure our impact. We will also use feedback to determine if there is a need for additional course topics or perhaps a follow-up workshop.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
While we are not the fashion police, you never know who you will be seated next to. In fact, you might just happen to meet your next big funder at the Arizona Nonprofit Academy. Bottom line: Dress for success yet be comfortable.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Be prepared with business cards, note taking tools and perhaps your organization’s brochure or rack card. If you don’t have these basic tools you had better sign up for the Communication Toolbox workshop!

HOW ARE CLASSES SCHEDULED?
Most classes are scheduled to begin at 9:30am or 2:30pm. Registration opens 30 minutes before each class. Each workshop will have a 15 minute break during the class. There are about 4 workshops per month held throughout the year. Some classes will be repeated throughout the year, however we have a variety of topics. Message here is the workshops are different each month.

MORE QUESTIONS?
If you are of a questioning nature or we just plain missed the boat on a particular subject give us a call at 602-522-2119 or email us at info@arizonanonprofitacademy.org