Collaborating for a Cause


cfac-headerCollaborating for a Cause is a networking group comprised of nonprofit professionals. The group conducts monthly meetings aimed at providing networking opportunities and expert-led best practice learning experiences for our members. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, yet structured and efficient.

Meetings will be held at:

Meeting Location:  Chandler Police substation, 251 Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

The station is just off of Chandler Blvd between Rural Rd and McClintock. There is a traffic light at Desert Breeze Blvd. Go north on Desert Breeze, Police/Fire station will be on your right. Look for the “Collaborating for a Cause” sign at the public parking entrance. Contact phone: 480-861-5185


 Presentations will be on the THIRD WEDNESDAY – except May – which will be on THURSDAY, May 18 – presenter flying in from out of town.


  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am              Networking and brown bag lunch (bring your own deli lunch)
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm              TBD
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                Main Presentation


Wednesday, March 15: 


Nicole Almond Anderson, MNpS

Manager of Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Arizona State University

Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Learn strategies to market your nonprofit organization effectively, as well as the latest trends in social media and techniques to drive donors and those that you serve to your website and social media platforms. See what it takes to create a marketing plan that actually achieves results and learn how to engage your staff to take a role in this transformative process.

In the past, a number of members have asked several questions regarding donor relations. Ms. Anderson will take some time to provide her views on “How often should you contact donors?” “What types of communication are best?” “Should nonprofits use multiple types of contact together?” “How much is too much?”

Wednesday, April 19:


Al Loveland

21 Days Consulting

Overwhelmed? How to do more work in less time with less stress & more fulfillment. This session will give you tools & techniques to build upon what’s working, stop what’s not working and identify things that can be done by others. Using this process will enhance communications, morale & performance. You can leave work with a feeling of accomplishment.


Thursday, May 18:


Steven Shattuck

Chief Engagement Officer

Did you know that 53% of donors lapse because of poor donor communication? Though social media usage has become pervasive among nonprofits, it is still used primarily for promotion. Those organizations who are utilizing networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show authentic and personalized appreciation to supporters are reaping the benefits of increased engagement and donor loyalty.

This session will help you discover how to maximize your nonprofit’s social media accounts through thankfulness, instead of promotion. We will examine real-life examples of effective social media usage from organizations large and small, as well as the latest research into what works and what doesn’t.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover time-honored gift acknowledgement techniques that translate perfectly to social media
  • Learn how to formulate a relevant social content strategy for your organization
  • Understand data-driven best practices in timing, format and style of social posts across all networks

*Note: These sessions are intended to be informational; all attendees are encouraged to seek legal counsel to help guide them through the process.  For More Info: (480-861-5185).

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