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Who We Are

The Arizona Nonprofit Policy Council is an advisory group composed of individuals interested in public policy and advocacy for Arizona’s nonprofit sector. Participation in the council is open to members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and is primarily made up of professionals from the nonprofit sector who are working in or for a nonprofit organization. Other members include lobbyists or other experts in public policy who support the sector. Our goal is to have a council that accurately reflects and represents our diverse nonprofit community in Arizona.

If you are interested in learning more and attending meetings, please complete our Policy Council Inquiry Form.

What We Do

The Policy Council provides critical insight and feedback on issues, opportunities and obstacles facing the nonprofit sector. Policy Council members share their issues, concerns and viewpoints on a variety of nonprofit issues through productive discussion and information sharing. The Policy Council helps mobilize the ‘grassroots’ and ‘grasstops’, and informs boards of directors, partners and the media on legislation, propositions or positions important to the nonprofit sector in Arizona.

This helps shape the Alliance’s advocacy strategies and the formation of the Alliance’s annual legislative agenda, guided by the Alliance’s Policy Framework. The Policy Council also helps plan advocacy related programs and events. Policy Council members are also often invited to meet with policy makers and other leaders, or provide testimony at the legislature, as part of the Alliance’s ongoing advocacy efforts. Finally, the Policy Council provides review and recommendations on legislative and policy issues to the full Alliance board for approval as necessary.  

Learn more about Advocacy & Public Policy at the Alliance by clicking here.

Council Leadership

  • Chair: Penny Allee Taylor, Valley of the Sun United Way

Staff coordinates and provides ongoing education and information to Policy Council members to keep them informed on local and national issues, trends and best practices. Policy Council members also receive a monthly report from the National Council of Nonprofits at each meeting, providing insight and perspective on issues facing the sector on a broader scale. Also, council members have access to the legislative bill tracker and advocacy communication from the Alliance. 

Get Involved

The Policy Council is open to accepting new members year-round, and we are regularly looking for nonprofit leaders who represent the diversity of the communities and causes we support. Meetings are normally held once a month on a Friday from 9:00am-10:30am at the Alliance’s Central Phoenix office, with the option to call or video chat in from other parts of the state. 

2020 Policy Council Meetings
(All meeting have been moved to Zoom for the foreseeable future)

  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th
  • July 17th (View Recording)
  • August 14th (View Recording)
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 4th


If you are interested in learning more and attending meetings, please complete our Policy Council Inquiry Form.

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