MissionWise® Expands Presence in Arizona: Trains Nonprofits in Business Planning

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MissionWise®, the innovative not-for-profit consultancy that helps build healthier nonprofits, announced that it has significantly expanded its presence in Arizona, adding several new clients in the Phoenix / Scottsdale metropolitan area. Included are the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, and Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat (P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.).

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We are honored and proud to have added three exceptional new clients to our growing roster of nonprofits in Arizona, all of whom are making a tremendous difference in the communities they serve.

MissionWise®, the entrepreneurial nonprofit that trains health and human service organizations in the social sector to grow stronger and more sustainable, announced that it has significantly expanded its presence in Arizona, adding several new clients in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Established as the consulting arm of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) to help nonprofits achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness through business planning in their efforts to eliminate health inequities, MissionWise has expanded its client roster to include the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute in Phoenix, as well as Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat (P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.) in Scottsdale.

For each of these client organizations, MissionWise will provide consultation and training over a period of several weeks to help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to build and improve their business capacity, which, in turn, will strengthen their mission impact, operational effectiveness and financial sustainability. This work is predicated on the notion that nonprofits will have a greater likelihood of achieving their mission and financial bottom lines if they have a strong business plan and diverse revenue base.

According to Pamela Block, Vice President of MissionWise, "We are honored and proud to have added three exceptional new clients to our growing roster of nonprofits in Arizona, all of whom are making a tremendous difference in the communities they serve." Block continued, "MissionWise is uniquely qualified to help these organizations strengthen their management and business capabilities, retain their mission focus, and become more financially self-sufficient because we are part of a nonprofit that has been operating as a successful social enterprise for nearly forty years."

Despite the continued economic challenges faced by funders, nonprofits, and other health and human service organizations in Arizona, MissionWise has experienced robust growth throughout the region within recent months. In addition to taking on projects with its newest set of clients, MissionWise has had a number of other recent engagements with Phoenix-area organizations, including the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. It was through these engagements that MissionWise was introduced to the sizeable and highly diverse nonprofit community in the greater Phoenix / Scottsdale metropolitan area.

"There is an exceptionally high level of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit among Phoenix-area nonprofits, and there is tremendous opportunity for them to build even greater mission impact and financial sustainability," said Larry Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation. "We believe it is because of the current economic challenges that organizations are seeking out our services as they look for ways to better achieve their mission and financial bottom lines through a strong business plan and diverse revenue base."

About MissionWise®:

MissionWise® offers consulting, training, and mentoring expertise in building capacity so health and human service nonprofits and organizations can become stronger, more sustainable, and better achieve their missions. Its diverse clients include foundations, grantees, and other health and human service organizations such as The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), Treatment Research Institute (TRI), Houston Community Health Centers, Inc., Collaborative to Advance Funding in Palliative Care (CAFPAC), In SHAPE Program of Monadnock Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and Presidio YMCA, among others. For information about MissionWise, please visit http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation:

Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.'s efforts today focus on reducing health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships, as well as consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change as part of its Health Equity Partners™ division, or providing consulting to help organizations become more sustainable through its MissionWise® division, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F., please visit http://www.chef.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

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