Nonprofits are at the heart of everything we do.

The Center for Healthy Nonprofits, a program of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, works to strengthen the Southern Arizona nonprofit community by offering free and reduced cost capacity building workshops and training for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.  Work in the nonprofit sector presents unique challenges, often stemming from too few resources; our goal is to help fill that resource gap.

It is essential that nonprofit organizations keep up with best practices and find the means to learn new skills and develop their workforce and governing boards as they work to fulfill their missions.

CFSA is deeply committed to investing in the hopes, dreams, and talents of the people leading Southern Arizona’s nonprofits.  Through the Center, we provide professional and organizational development in a culture that values lifelong learning and collaboration.

Ask An Expert

The Center’s “Ask an Expert” sessions continue to focus on topics critical to all nonprofits, including: governance and boards, strategic planning, development, HR,  career and succession planning, digital marketing, grant-seeking, donor cultivation, financial management, technology, workplace conflict and so much more..

We also offer regular self-care workshops and “Coping with COVID-19” sessions. View the complete Events Calendar here.

Peer-to-Peer Programs

The Human Resources Peer-to-Peer Roundtable meets regularly via Zoom.  Roundtable topics are determined by group members who benefit from expert presenters and lessons learned by fellow nonprofit professionals. A new Nonprofit Communications Roundtable will launch at the end of October 2020.

We invite anyone interested in joining a Roundtable to contact us.

CEO/ED Survival Series

By tapping into the Community Foundation’s vast resource of professional experience, the Center for Healthy Nonprofits is offering a focused on-going series to support those in similar career stages.

The Center’s CEO/ED Survival Series is an 8-session training program designed to give a cohort of newer Executive Directors and CEOs practical information to help them thrive in their positions. This year’s cohort is is coming to an end. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the next cohort.

Upcoming Events


Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about any of the programs offered by the Center for Healthy Nonprofits, please contact Paula Van Ness at 520-382-5883 or