Happy New Year! 
January 2016  

News and Updates for a New Year   
A Branding Evolution
Phoenix Philanthropy Rebranding Process Clarifies Vision; Graphics Capture Renewed Spirit
As an outcome of a recent rebranding process, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group is proudly unveiling a new design for its visual identity - an exciting graphics package that includes a retooled logo and more striking typography and color schemes... 

Introducing: David Hume
   The Newest Member of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group...
David Hume, Of Counsel, joins The Phoenix Philanthropy Group with a diverse and successful background in business and education with expertise in marketing and communications; leadership and team development; and organizational change and strategic planning. In addition, David has served the nonprofit sector as a volunteer board member of a number of organizations. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

Leadership Profile: Carrie Gustavson
One in a Series Prepared by Phoenix Philanthropy ...
Presidents and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations often see the need for enhanced leadership in their communities and state and they want to participate in and help influence statewide discussion of key social and economic issues. However, many are uncertain where to begin and how to get involved. This series of leadership profiles provides concrete tools and examples that will help nonprofit executives demonstrate leadership on behalf of their organizations - and their communities.
This profile features the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum and its Director, Carrie Gustavson, who, working with her community, was able to raise the funds needed and then complete the revitalization of the park surrounding their museum - in just five months.

Featured Article: Knowing and Doing
   Knowing and Doing by Deborah Whitehurst
Nonprofit board members must know their organization first, and act second...
Being a board member - like being a business executive - boils down to two key responsibilities: knowing and doing. "Knowing the organization, believing in (and even being passionate about) its mission - that is the primary responsibility for a board member," says Shelly Cohn, board member of the Arizona Community Foundation, Childsplay, and the Desert Botanical Garden. "Then take action - be a good ambassador and steward: stay engaged; contribute ideas, expertise, and connections; find ways to engage others; and assure that the community's investments in the organization are used wisely on
behalf of the public."

Certainly the roles and responsibilities of boards are many and complex - from governing, policy-making and strategizing to overseeing internal operations - but at the heart of these tasks comes, first, knowledge, then action. Knowing. Doing. 

Stories of Success  
Campaign Success!

Congratulations to  Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez for the successful completion of the E=MC2 Campaign!    Begun in 2009, the Campaign exceeded its goal by 26% , totaling $29.48 million. The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, as campaign counsel, was honored to play a role in helping the University lay the groundwork for a successful future.