Monday, March 15, 2010

CFSA Community Collaboration meeting on March 23

On January 28th, CFSA took an historic step in our quest to refine our community investment model through strength-based community collaboration. Forty people, representing the twenty organizations that had received grants in 2009, fund holders and CFSA board members, spent four hours exploring the assets they bring to the community and ideas for the future.

Now we are expanding the process to include many more members of the community. We invite you to join us as we continue to identify critical issues in the community and the people who want to come together to address them.

On March 23rd we will hold a second meeting. We will build on the ideas already identified and add new ones that the expanded group will bring to the discussion. We will describe the process by which organizations can move forward with their ideas by applying for a planning grant in May. Funding for the collaborative work, identified through the planning grants, will be awarded in September. For more information on our process, please go to and click on

Please join us on March 23rd and you will have the opportunity to learn about today’s critical nonprofit issues, especially what is working in these challenging times, and new ways to think about providing quality services to the community through collaborations and partnerships.

We often hear from our fund holders and community philanthropists that there are too many nonprofits and there is too much duplication of effort. Whether or not that is true, collaborations and partnerships are critical to efficient and effective service provision.

Join us in addressing this issue.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Hotel Arizona
East and Central Ballroom
181 West Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85701


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