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ALLIANCE EVENT: Business On Board - Phoenix
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ALLIANCE EVENT: Business On Board - Phoenix

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:30am Registration and Breakfast, 8:00am-12:00pm Program
Where: National Bank of Arizona Conference Center
6001 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, Arizona  85016
United States
Contact: Lexis Reid

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Designed specifically for business professionals and community members interested in serving on a nonprofit board, this half-day in-person workshop will explain the roles, responsibilities and expectations involved.  Whether you are thinking about committing to board service or already on a board, this workshop will give you the information you need. Created by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Business On Board features nonprofit leaders and partners working together for a half day of valuable insight on a range of board service roles, including:

  • The Fiduciary Role
  • The Legal Role
  • The Fundraising Role

Cost to Attend: 
$59 Alliance Members, $89 Non-Members**

Schedule of Events:

7:30-8:00              Registration - Breakfast and Networking

8:00-8:10              Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:10-8:50              Nonprofit Overview

8:55-9:45              The Fiduciary Role 

9:45-9:55              Break

9:55-10:50            The Legal Role 

10:50-11:00          Break

11:00-11:50          The Fundraising Role 

11:50-12:00          Q&A and Closing Remarks

Where: National Bank of Arizona Conference Center (Map)

**Cancellation policy – refund can be given if cancellation request is sent/called in within 7 business days of event (by 2/3/20). 

For questions about accessibility or to request auxiliary aids, please contact the Alliance at least one week prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide appropriate accommodations in an effective and timely manner. Contact: Jennifer Purcell,, 602-279-9166



Refreshments & Food:

Our Speakers: 


Michael Barry
Director of Capacity Building

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Michael leads the development and implementation of the Alliance’s nonprofit learning and capacity building programs through in-person/online educational workshops as well as the Alliance's annual nonprofit conference and summits. Michael creates and supports programs that strengthen the ability of people working within nonprofits to make a difference in their communities across Arizona.

Michael Barry became the first Executive Director of the Organization for Nonprofit Professionals (ONE) in March 2018.  Until ONE became a program of the Alliance in 2019, ONE was the only organization solely dedicated to the professional development needs of the nonprofit C-suite executive, delivering on its mission through leadership assessments, customized roundtables and cohorts, and cutting-edge informational workshops.  

Prior to his joining ONE, Michael worked with Experience Matters as the Director of Business Development - where he was responsible for the identification, cultivation, and implementation of new Arizona non-profit organizations in need of experienced talent.   Prior to Experience Matters, Michael was both a consultant and an Encore Fellow with the American Lung Association in Arizona, helping to refine and develop more effective outreach efforts for the Arizona Smoke-Free Coalition.  Prior to transitioning into the non-profit sector, he spent his career in a variety of executive positions with the American Express business-to-business division, including account development, contract negotiation, and marketing, in both New York and Phoenix.  

Jill Shaw
Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.

Jill Shaw is a partner with the CPA firm Heinfeld Meech. She currently manages audit services for nonprofits, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments in Arizona. In her role as a partner Jill provides guidance and training on accounting and auditing issues including accounting pronouncements and auditing standards. She is the coordinator of the firm's lunch and learn program which provides ongoing training on a variety of finance-related topics for nonprofits. She also serves as a board member with Girls on the Run serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

Laura Lo Bianco
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP

Laura is chair of the firm’s nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations practice group and focuses her practice on corporate law and transactional matters. Her general corporate experience includes business counseling, the formation of organizations, including nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and limited liability companies, corporate governance, and maintenance of requisite organizational records. Laura also advises various tax-exempt entities, such as private foundations, public charities, schools, support organizations and other entities that are tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. She has experience with mergers and acquisitions, the purchase, sale and lease of real property, and negotiation of contracts.

Bruce Weber
Weber Group

Bruce Weber is Founder and President/CEO at Weber Group, an independent consulting firm that assists social-sector organizations in realizing their potential and achieve long-term sustainability through transformational execution.

Bruce brings over 20 years of experience to the for-profit and non-profit community, working with startup, growth, and mature organizations. He assists in strengthening organizations through, strategic planning and visioning, organizational development, leadership and board development, board recruitment, and board onboarding, all with an emphasis towards mission attainment and fulfillment.

As a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, Bruce delivers cutting edge tools and methodologies to assist in building the right governing board to support the organization. His approach to planning and strategy provide focus in helping organizations build capacity for long term sustainability. Having served in many roles on non-profit boards, Bruce is qualified to provide the guidance and tools necessary to make a successful impact on an organization. Bruce works with numerous non-profit organizations spanning Arts and Culture, Community-Based, Human Services, and Education.


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