JLP Foundation Seeking New Board Members!

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Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Seeking New Board Members! 
The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation Board of Directors is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join us as members of the Board to steward our mission. Ideally, Board candidates will have a desire to become involved in non-profit management, finance, grant funding, marketing and/or advocacy. What is essential is a desire to act as a fundraising liaison for our donors. Learn more about the Foundation and the programs we serve at foundationjlp.org.
Interested in joining us?

jlpf 1.pngAn informational happy hour will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm at Junior League of Phoenix Headquarters. Please join us for light appetizers and beverages and to learn more about the opportunity. Please RSVP attendance to JLPHXFoundation@gmail.com or sign-up through Digital Cheetah (if you are a JLP member).
Resumes will be accepted until March 13, 2017. We will be conducting interviews with selected candidates on a rolling basis, with the intention of appointing new Board members by April 15, 2017. Please share this invitation with JLP provisionals, actives and sustainers and other community members. Please direct resume submissions to JLPHXFoundation@gmail.com.

Save the Date April 5th for a special Leadership Training!
jlpf 3.pngNaomi Chavez Peters, a noted leadership development, talent development and communications leader, will be presenting to the Junior League of Phoenix at a special leadership training meeting, funded by a grant by the JLPF. Stay tuned for more details including a special reception for JLPF donors!

The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation fosters and sustains the mission and community impact of the Junior League of Phoenix through stewardship of financial resources. The Junior League of Phoenix is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

VOTE! But first you have to register!

It’s no secret that a significant election is scheduled for November 8th. Voters may not be eligible to vote, however, unless they are registered. This is the drive behind National Voter Registration Day on September 27th.

Sponsors of National Voter Registration Day, or NVRD, say that 6 million Americans didn’t vote in 2008 because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. On Sept. 27th, NVRD will address that problem by putting volunteers at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting events, and concerts; activating a network of grassroots, local organizations engaged in their own communities; and using technology to help eligible voters find registration drives nearby and register to vote online.

NVRD says that it is a non-partisan group led by the Bipartisan Policy Center, League of Women Voters, Bus Federation, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Fair Elections Legal Network, Nonprofit VOTE, and National Association of Secretaries of State. (A wide range of nonprofits are involved as NVRD partners at the national and local levels, including a number of Junior Leagues.)

Nonprofits are also heavily engaged in register-to-vote efforts through an organization called Nonprofit VOTE, which is a major supporter of NVRD. Nonprofit VOTE claims more than 114 state and national partners, representing more than 65,210 nonprofits nationally. Its partners promote non-partisan voter engagement to their affiliates, members, constituents and peers, including encouraging and assisting members in conducting voter engagement work.

Vision 2020 is a national coalition of individuals and organizations in all 50 states working together for women’s economic, political and social equality in the United States. Vision 2020 wants to get women voting in record numbers across the nation.

Want to learn more about voting? Check out the League of Women Voters’ VOTE411.org, designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information at the federal, state and local levels along with online access to absentee ballot information, early voting options and election dates along with voter registration information.

And to drill into voting statistics, try Statistic Brain, a free online research resource that offers up such statistics as total number of Americans registered to vote, voter registration by demographics and top reasons for not voting.

 


 

*This article was originally published in The Civic Lede, an official publication of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., and has been reprinted with permission.  The Civic Lede spotlights notable developments in philanthropy, not-for-profits, women’s interests, voluntarism and leadership, and offers commentary on the issues on which The Junior League has been active for many years.

Volunteer Internationally with AJLI + Cross-Cultural Solutions

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Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies. As a leader in the field of international volunteer travel for over 20 years, they know that the best approach to International volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community.

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and Cross-Cultural Solutions have partnered together to offer Junior Leagues and their members the opportunity to volunteer internationally with countless opportunities to connect with and learn from, local people in these global communities. There are three opportunities:

It’s Easy…..

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Join the next extraordinary Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer service opportunity: Rabat, Morocco.

Experience an eye-opening first-hand look into Islam and its beautiful and historic layers while you’re taken on a sensory journey through the warm and welcoming country of Morocco. As an international volunteer, you’ll support dynamic grass-roots initiatives that lend services to the women and children of Morocco’s most vulnerable populations. In addition to volunteering, you’ll explore the many colorful medinas of Morocco, visit ancient ruins, and perhaps take a camel trek through the Sahara Desert!

Our March trip is filled but we’ve scheduled two additional trips to accommodate demand:

  • August 20 – 27, 2016
  • October 29 – November 5, 2016

Plan a League Trip— Cross-Cultural Solutions will help you customize a trip for your League.  You and your League can volunteer together, grow together, learn together and raise funds all while changing your lives and those of others.

Volunteer Independently —Enroll in your own Volunteer experience in one of 9 countries around the world where Cross-Cultural Solutions works- spend a week or a month with your friends, your family or alone making a difference in a community of need.


Program fee and discounts—Program Fees vary by destination and length of stay. Cross-Cultural Solutions is a 501c3 not-for-profit. Program fees are 100% tax-deductible for US tax payers. All Junior League members are eligible for a $400 discount on any program they choose.

Groups traveling on an AJLI trip or a Junior League Program may benefit from the follow discounts:
One out of every 8 participants, irrespective of their League, will earn a complimentary program. The fee for the 8th participant will be disseminated among the 8 travelers, thereby lowering the cost for all. Furthermore, for each person who enrolls, CCS will make a $100 donation to AJLI and a $50 donation to the traveler’s League.

Pricing for family and friends!
Bring a friend or family member along and the referring Junior Leaguer receives an additional $262 outreach discount on their travel. Children 12 and under receive the child discount of $700 off of their program fee.

The Association and Junior League will benefit from invited family and friends as well with the $50 and $100 donations.

To reserve your spot or for more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Junior League—CSS webpage.


*This article was originally published in The Civic Lede, an official publication of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., and has been reprinted with permission.  The Civic Lede spotlights notable developments in philanthropy, not-for-profits, women’s interests, voluntarism and leadership, and offers commentary on the issues on which The Junior League has been active for many years.

We are recruiting for Community Ambassadors!

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You may have guessed it…it is Community Ambassador Recruitment Time!
The Junior League of Phoenix Board of Directors is currently looking for connectors, impact makers and established professionals with the ability to serve as our JLP Ambassadors for two years!

Here are the commitments the Ambassadors make annually to the JLP:

• Attend one ambassador meeting a year
• Engage with the JLP in meaningful discussion
• Provide a meaningful direct or indirect contribution to the JLP
• Connect the JLP with potential networking and funding partners
• Purchase a ticket to two JLP Fundraising events annually (Legacy Celebration, White Party, Rummage Pre-Party)
• Promote JLP events to your network
• Attend May Annual Meeting or September General Membership Meeting

If you know of anyone that would be a great Ambassador please share their name and email with Sara at smayer1872@gmail.com and they will be invited to an information session. There is no obligation to “join” at the meeting. We provide a comprehensive overview of the program so attendees can make a decision on the best fit.  Read more about our current Community Ambassadors here.

We look forward to hearing about all potential JLP Community Ambassadors!