Welcome to ONE, the Organization for Nonprofit Executives.



The seed for ONE was planted in 1998 by the Council of United Way Agency Executives (CUWAE).  The founders’ goal was to share the CUWAE support network that was so helpful to those persons responsible for the success of nonprofit organizations, and to expand it to include the larger community of nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors within the State of Arizona.  They were joined by members of the Association for Nonprofit Executive Directors of Arizona (ANEDA). The original Steering Committee worked diligently throughout the year 1999 to set up the foundation of legal groundwork and develop a structure of committees that were focused on meeting the needs of the membership and the Organization for Nonprofit Executives was born.

Join us in our Mission as ONE develops Arizona nonprofit leaders by providing education, networking and professional growth opportunities.

  • A professional association dedicated exclusively to meeting the unique needs of nonprofit CEOs, Executive Directors, Regional Directors of national organizations etc., primarily in Maricopa County – Arizona.
  • offering multi-level forums to discuss and learn more about the many facets of leading non-profit organizations
  • affording intimate networking and peer-to-peer support opportunities with other leaders in your industry in a welcoming, supportive environment.
  • an invaluable resource for the nonprofit community to learn from its own and other experts in related fields.

It can be a challenging road to walk alone…ONE colleagues help and support each other