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ALLIANCE EVENT: Business On Board - Tucson
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ALLIANCE EVENT: Business On Board - Tucson

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30am Registration Breakfast, 8:00am-12:00pm Program
Where: Community Foundation Campus
5049 E. Broadway Blvd
Suite 201
Tucson 85711
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

12:00-1:00          Lunch (Tour of new facility can be made available if attendees are interested)

**Cancellation policy – refund can be given if cancellation request is sent/called in within 7 business days of event (by 2/11/20). 

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.  


Monica Vera, CPA
Tax Manager

Monica Vera is a Tax Manager for BeachFleischman. She has provided accounting, tax, and consulting services for a variety of privately held companies and nonprofit organizations since 2012. Monica is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit and Healthcare Taxation Service Groups. She is a licensed CPA in Arizona and has developed an expertise in nonprofit taxation.

Alexis Sharp, 
Quarles & Brady

Alexis Sharpe is a member of the firm's Energy, Environment & Natural
Resources and Real Estate Practice Groups. Prior to joining the firm, she
practiced civil litigation.
Following law school, she clerked for Justice Pelander of the Arizona
Supreme Court.

Legal Services
  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
Education and Honors
  • University of Arizona–James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa
  cum laude, 2016)
    o Order of the Coif; Deans' List
    o Arizona Law Review (Senior Note Editor)
    o CALI Award: Criminal Procedure
    o Writing Fellow (edit and mentor 1L students); Ares Fellow
    (tutor and mentor 1L students in Torts); Research Assistant;
Criminal Procedure Tutor
  • Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, highest honors in history,
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Tucson Hebrew Academy Trustee

Deb Dale & Associate, CFRE
Founding Partner
Smith & Dale

Deb is a founding partner of Smith &Dale, LLC, a Tucson, Arizona based consulting firm working with nonprofit organizations to increase revenues and improve organizational operations, foundations to improve and execute donation programs, and for-profit companies to create or enhance their philanthropic endeavors.

Deb has provided board facilitation, strategic planning, educational trainings and performance audits for numerous organizations, and has helped dozens of nonprofits raise over $40million in funds.  






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