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AFP AZ, Greater Arizona Chapter: 2014 February Educational Luncheon

February 5, 2014

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Leadership’s Role in Advancing the Mission

The economy may have begun its slow climb out of the recession, but the non-profit sector is still lagging behind philanthropic gifts at the levels prior to 2008. Organizations are struggling not only with declining dollars available from state and federal grants, but individual donations have been either flat or on a slow decline. In addition to this financial challenge, non-profits are also faced with increasing demands for their services.

The need for visionary leadership is clear. The role of your organization's leadership is key to ensuring that you can continue to carry out your mission in these challenging days. Your executive leaders and volunteer leaders must work together for the good of the organization.

Come hear Jack Davis, retired CEO of APS, Board of Directors Chair of Arizona Community Foundation and a donor - talk about his work as a leader and what it ultimately means for the community.   Jack will share the importance of the board member's participation in forming and carrying out the strategic plan, supporting investment in the organization's donor relationship strategies, and as an advocate of your organization’s mission in their public roles.

About our Speaker
After 35 years, Mr. Davis retired from Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and Arizona Public Service (APS) in 2008. During his career he held many positions of increasing responsibility and at the time of retirement he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of APS and was on the board of both companies.
Mr. Davis is currently Chairman of the Board of the Arizona Community Foundation and serves on the Ellis Foundation Board. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Portland General Electric Company and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee. He has been an active participant in many industry and community organizations. He served on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, WEST Associates, the National Electric Reliability Council and the Western Systems Coordinating Council and is a past Chairman of WEST Associates and the Western Systems Coordinating Council. He is also a past Chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Theatre Company.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Meet & Greet: 11:30 am – Noon
Luncheon:  Noon – 1:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown (parking will be validated)
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

AFP Members - $30
Non-Members - $45

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