With more than 24,000 nonprofits registered in the State of Arizona, it can be difficult for nonprofit founders to rely on passion alone to have their mission attract the attention of donors and volunteers. Luckily the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy has expanded to Arizona bringing with it their mission to increase the fundraising capabilities and impact nonprofits have in their communities. Not only did we learn more about the curriculum provided by SIP to move these nonprofits forward but also the trend of giving circles, like 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun.
Listen in as guests Kim Tarnopolski, co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun and Brent Boardman, Philanthropy Education Project Manager for Sanford Institute of Philanthropy discuss how their organizations are making philanthropy happen in Arizona and how you can get involved, too!
100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun is a local philanthropic group of women who meet quarterly, contribute locally and connect personally to benefit well deserving charities. Their members are like-minded, passionate women who nominate local nonprofits in an effort to bring awareness, education and funding to those causes. Ultimately, one charity is selected each quarter to support monetarily. The ladies are leveraging their resources so their small gifts ($100 per quarter) add up to a significant donation to a local charity ($10,000 per quarter).
The chapter has four sister groups that meet around the Valley of the Sun on a quarterly basis – Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, East Valley and West Valley. Their goal is to donate $100,000 annually to local charities in the Phoenix metro area. To them, it is not about just signing a check; it is about caring.
Kim Tarnopolski is a community steward who has made a Valley-wide impact to better the lives and opportunities for others. She is selfless in giving to the causes she believes in. She donates with her energy, her talent, her dollars and her time. Her corporate background includes roles in community building, philanthropy, business consulting and event planning. Everything she does is driven by her desire to bring communities, individuals and causes together so an impact is made, and the world is a better place because of it.
Kim is the Chief Community Builder and driving force behind 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (100+ WWC). 100+ WWC is a philanthropic group of passionate women who meet quarterly to identify local charities in need. Kim, along with Jacqueline Destremps, Stephanie Millner and Jenn Kaye, launched the organization in 2015 with a goal of donating $500,000 in five years to local nonprofits. Today, there are four sister groups who meet around the Valley with donations totaling almost $300,000.
Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges Mission Statement: To help nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and the impact they have in their communities and society, through proven contemporary curriculum presented by world-class nonprofit leaders, best in class faculty and renowned philanthropists.
Brent D. Boardman has been teaching and presenting on Organizational Behavior, Leading Projects in Organizations, and Team Dynamics since 2008. He is an ASU Fellow for the Arizona Program for Policy, Ethics, and Education Leadership, author of Connecting with Students through Online Education in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Brent currently serves as a Philanthropy Education Manager for the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges.
With the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges, he works with nonprofit organizations across Arizona to increase their fundraising potential by applying the Cause Selling techniques created by T. Denny Sanford.