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Fundrasing for an Important Cause, Domestic Violence


Marketing for Gurus has the opportunity to serve many causes with tools such as blogging, event coordination and assisting with fundraising.  I have whole heartedly and enthusiastically joined a foundation of great importance;  The National Advocacy & Training Network,  founded by MonaLou Callery.

Below you will find the areas of support MonaLou has created to help women  in recovery of domestic violence.  I believe you will be impressed by the services provided and, at the same time, will want to lend a hand in making a difference for these women. 

Agency History:

National Advocacy & Training Network

Through grassroots efforts, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) was
incorporated as a non-profit agency in January 2002 by a group of survivors, volunteers,
advocates, and professionals. Our mission is to address the health, safety, economic and
social justice issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance abuse through
education, public awareness, and direct services. In order to achieve our mission, we operate
three main projects: Training and Technical Assistance; Support, Education, Empowerment &
DirectionS (SEEDs); and Cup O’ Karma: Community Cafe for a Cause.

Programs and Services Overview:

Training and Technical Assistance – NATN provides training and technical assistance
through its’ local and international network of survivors, advocates, and professionals. Last
year, NATN trained 930 individuals about the dynamics of domestic violence.

SEEDs (Support, Education, Empowerment & DirectionS) -“A place to sow, nurture and
grow your heart, mind, body and soul”. The Diane House and the Marilyn House offer
transitional safe homes to address the unmet needs of battered and sexually abused women in
recovery for up to two years, assisting women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and
live safe, healthy and meaningful lives. SEEDs cultivate the initiative and strength of women
recovering from abuse and addiction through empowerment based advocacy, housing,
healthcare, life skills, education, and job training.

 Cup O’ Karma: Community Cafe for a Cause – NATN provides on the-job-training (OJT)
opportunities for women participating in the SEEDs program through the Job Training Cafe.
Located at 1710 W. Southern Ave., this coffee shop was donated by a local business owner in
June, 2008.

Goals of Cup O’ Karma include:

– Provide quality products and services – offers coffees, teas, smoothies, snacks and
free Wi-Fi; showcase artwork from local artists; Live music and entertainment
Monday, Wed, Friday and Saturdays.
– Provide OJT opportunities for residents of the SEEDs program – two to four
women receive OJT, working 20-hours a week for three (3) months while learning
food service, customer service, marketing, purchasing, and other related skills.
NATN assists the women in locating permanent employment.
– Generate revenue for the agency – All proceeds are used to advance the mission of
NATN. Cup O’ Karma is operated by community volunteers and women
participating in the OJT program; no personnel expenses are accumulated.

Project Evaluation:

Evaluation is based on the short, mid and long-term objectives developed for each program.
Services are closely monitored and adjusted as needed based on the results of the objectives.
Feedback is derived from program participants who play a key role in ensuring that NATN is
an efficient and effective community based, grassroots program.

Constituency Served:

Training and Technical Assistance – Offered to any agency, group or citizen interested in
learning more about domestic violence, sexual assault and/or substance abuse.

SEEDs – Homeless, battered and/or sexually assaulted women in recovery.

Cup O’ Karma – Customers are local community members. Baristas are community
volunteers and SEEDs residents participating in the agency’s job-training program.
Community and Volunteer Involvement:

NATN collaborates with government and existing community based services, utilizing all the
necessary resources to assist the women in accomplishing their goals, staying safe and
maintaining their sobriety. Ninety percent (75%) of the women who reside in the SEEDs
program for 6-months or longer become volunteers for NATN or in their community. Our
programs have an active volunteer base of more than 50 individuals who mentor, deliver life
skills, training, provide outreach, and fundraise.

Key Corporate, Foundation, and Community Supporters:

Arizona Foundation for Women
ASU – SDO College of Law
Bruce & Diane Halle Family Foundation
Deb Carstens
Costco- Chandler
Discount Tires
Frankel Family Foundation
Gary & Jeanne Herberger Foundation
Luis Prado
Marilyn Seymann
NextCare – Urgent Care
Nina Mason Pulliam Trust Fund
Park & Co
Robson Communities
Az Sexual Assault Network
Arizona South Asians for Safe Families
Fix The Hurt – John and Linda King
Infincom Print Solutions
Manos Amigos, Green Valley
Naturopaths International (NI)
O’Connor House
SoundlightingF/X inc.
Songwriters for a Cause
Stealthmode Partners
Sundt Foundation
Veteran’s First
Wells Fargo
Zonta Club of the East Valley

Board of Directors –

NATN has built a dynamic Board of Directors who ALL financially contribute to the agency and
offer their experience and expertise on philanthropy and non-profit sustainability, which is lead
by Marilyn Seymann, Founder of the Arizona Foundation for Women.

Financial Investment:

NATN invests every penny of every dollar directly on resident services, education, prevention,
public awareness, and developing resources.

Breakdown of how contributions are invested:

63% – Resident/Direct Services (housing, food, counseling, education groups)

15% – Prevention (training, outreach, and public awareness)

12% – Administration (management, fundraising, special events, consultants)

10% – Community Development (cross training, partnerships, resource development)

To house one (1) woman with comprehensive support services at one of the homes, it
costs $29.70 per day.

To provide housing and on-the-job training to one (1) woman per day, it costs $52.74

For giving opportunities, Donations and Tax Credits please visit our website: www.natn-az.com

Marketing for Gurus Community Support At Earth Jam 09′

Marketing for Gurus, picks and chooses wisely in regard to our community support. This year we have been invited to participate in Earth Jam 09′. We are extremely excited to join in on the exceptional opportunity to market and support this important yearly event.

What you can expect to see from Gurus……Video’s from past years Earth Jam, invitations to not only get involved with sponsorship but also an opportunity to get your company a booth at the Jam. Guru’s are here to help out with answering questions or simply find the person that can!

Rather you are a vendor or coming for the day to learn about earth friendly companies, listen to the music, check out the latest local artist, or be at the park for no other reason than curiosity, no matter,  you will feel the Charisma at Liberty Park April 25, & 26, 09′


Here is what Earth Jam is all about…..  click here for Website

Earth Jam’s  mission is to produce concert events providing an open forum for organizations to communicate their views and objectives. In doing this we also provide a venue for artists, entertainers and others who share a high level of interest in increasing public awareness of environmental concerns.
The creation and magic of Earth Jam begun in 1992 with 3 men and a vision; Dan Marsh, Branford Butler, and John Bullock. Dan Marsh is the only surviving founder. They had heart and soul that lives on today; their vision has crossed the spectrum from environmental issues to music, art and self expression of all kinds. Today Earth Jam has become one of the large free festivals in Utah. Earth Jam Productions is a non-profit organization that comes together every April in celebration of Earth Day. Our annual Festival is held in Liberty Park located in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer a variety of different activities that all help educate on bettering the environment and bringing people and community’s together.


Of course the volunteers are the backbone of Earth Jam. There are a number of things that volunteers do with Earth Jam from making phone calls to set up and take down. It is through our volunteers that Earth Jam has become such a great success. Earth Jam is a nonprofit organization and does everything on a volunteer basis; we are always looking for new faces, ideas, talents and energies, to joining our volunteer staff. If you are interested in any of the things Earth Jam has to offer please contact us at:

Earth Jam has,  4 main areas that represent the 4 elements (earth, fire, air, water) that we fill with local talent and performing artists each year.

As music is the heart of Earth Jam it will be featured on The Earth and The Fire Stages.

The Water Stage will feature our Workshops, on different environmental issues and healthier living ideas. The workshops are both informational and hands on

The Air Stage will be featuring visual arts and preforming art.

The Children’s Garden Center helps teach our children lasting memories on Global consciousness and building a safer future for generations to come.

Contact Dena for a Sponsorship or a booth, both are moving quickly. Earth Jam had over 10.000 visitors last year we expect this year to be more than amazing. dena@earthjam.org

Cam Williams

Holly Evans

Marketing for Gurus