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American Express, Arizona Lottery Fund Diversity Leader Search

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Special to NNPA form the Arizona Informant –

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix (A&BC) has received funding from American Express and the Arizona Lottery to identify and train potential board members for nonprofit organizations from the Valley’s diverse ethnic communities as well as from the Caucasian, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) communities.

A&BC, which connects volunteers to nonprofit organizations and prepares future board members and leaders, will award 90 scholarships to its Business on Board leadership training program for up to 15 individuals each from the Valley’s Asian, Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American, Caucasian, and GLBT communities, who attend one of four networking affairs and express interest in community service.

Candidates invited to attend special Business on Board classes will only pay the $100 application fee. The remaining cost will be covered through funding from American Express and the Arizona Lottery.

“Our intent through this program is to expand and enhance both the diversity and the available pool of candidates for service on nonprofit boards of directors for the Valley’s human services and arts and cultural organizations,” said A&BC Executive Director Debbie Paine. “The Business on Board program provides training for individuals interested in serving the community, who in turn help create, build, and sustain strong effective nonprofit boards of directors.”

The Business on Board diversity training is scheduled from January to May 2011.

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