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March 10, 2015

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Greenfield teens get an early start as philanthropists

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Lily Erlewin started going to Women's Fund and Hancock County Foundation board meetings at a young age. She tagged along with her mom and observed the goings on. Now at 16, she sits at the table and chairs the Young Women's team, a committee of the Women's Fund of Hancock County.

The Women's Fund, a giving circle, was established in 2007 as a fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation, and since its inception, has encouraged adult women to sponsor girls, ages 10 to 16.

Madison Kindred, 14, was 10 when she joined. And it didn't take long before, Lily, Olivia Scott, 15, and Madison carved out a niche and formed the Young Women's Team committee.

"We want to get new generations in. We're working to bring people our age in and get them involved in what we're passionate about," said Lily.

The teens offer assistance to the adult women in a variety of ways. They help promote the work of the Women's Fund in their own circles, they take on projects of their own, they help recruit other young women, and, even though their financial resources may be limited, contribute their own real dollars. Read more.


Tart start to the world of giving

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

When Lemonade Day started, Gianina D'Attoma was a toddler. Three years later, at age 5, she became a businesswoman.

The citywide initiative, started in 2010, encourages kids to set up a lemonade stand on a common Saturday in May, work hard and make a profit. Kids are asked to divvy up their profits -- spend some, save some and share some.

"I would say, Lemonade Day is not just selling lemonade, you're actually helping people in a fun way who need your help," said 7-year-old Gianina.

Morgan Wide, 9, and a friend, Laila Johnson, are five-year participants. Morgan's sister, Madison, 7, joined the team two years ago.

These young saleswomen are serious about their charity selections, and each year, vary the recipient. Their criteria are simple: the organization must help the community, and have a cause they believe in and can support. Read more.

These 12 ways to thank donors will keep them from saying goodbye

By Marc Koenig, contributor, Nonprofit Hub

The secret of the great thank-you note: if you do it right, the givers are actually happier giving to you than they were before they gave the gift. It's not an obligation to give a gift any more -- it's a privilege

I never understood the point of thank-you letters.

My mom would insist. "You've got to send a thank-you letter!"

Three weeks after my birthday: "Have you written your thank-you letter yet?"

Four weeks after my birthday: "You're grounded if you haven't sent that letter by this afternoon."

"What's the point?" I thought. My relatives KNOW I'm thankful! I'll tell them next time I see them. Ugh, and I'm so busy playing video games. Read more.


Sponsor's insight

IU program: See law in action

By Rebecca Trimpe, writer and editor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is dedicated to preparing our students for success by giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve career goals and empowering them to make a difference.

Our location, in the heart of the state capital, enhances everything about the students' experiences. The school is a short walk from the state's courts, the legislature, and major law firms, all of which give students the opportunity to observe the law in action and to gain practical experience. Read more.

People on the move

Dave Wilkinson, a former Jane Addams Fellow at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has been named director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. ? Inside Indiana Business

Jim May has been named executive director of Hoosier Salon. Previously, May has worked at Briljent and Indiana State Museum and been an instructor at Herron School of Art at IUPUI.

Trine University's School of Professional Studies in Avon and Columbus welcomed Keith Gerhart to its team as the new enrollment specialist.

Cheryl Harmon has been named the chief financial officer of St.Vincent, a member of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system. Prior to this appointment, she was CFO at Porter Health System in Valparaiso.

The Purdue Research Foundation in West Lafayette has named Brian Edelman chief financial officer and treasurer. He previously served as vice president of corporate finance and investment banking for Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. ? Inside Indiana Business


Announcements

The International Center has received a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support its general operations and efforts to expand programs and services.

Christel DeHaan will receive the Madame Walker Heritage Award in April. This is the 10th year of the Spirit Awards program.

Local nonprofit Teachers' Treasures has selected WISH-TV's sports anchor, Anthony Calhoun, as the recipient of its 11th annual Caring Spirit Award.

Lafayette-based Food Finders Food Bank announces a $4.75 million capital campaign designed to fund a comprehensive plan to combat food insecurity in North Central Indiana, and is asking the community to help raise the final $750,000 needed to reach its goal. For more information, please visit its website.

ABB Optical Group announced that Best Buddies Indiana received a $1,000 grant as part of ABB Cares, which highlights outstanding nonprofit organizations throughout the country. The ABB Cares grant will help fund Best Buddies Indiana's school-based programs.

Project Home Indy: Teen moms find a future. Residents of this Near Northside who are homeless, pregnant or parenting have increased school attendance by 50 percent, 75 percent completed high school and been accepted into post-secondary education. Read more.

Indiana nonprofit employment: Trends in minor nonprofit industries from 1995-2011. An ongoing analysis of Indiana nonprofit employment documents the significant impact of nonprofits on Indiana's economy by providing detailed information on the size, composition and distribution of paid employment in the private nonprofit sector. Read more.

Get that extra office space leased or that extra building sold. Use the new NFP News real estate segment to let people know you have extra space, an extra building, or even residential property for sale in your neighborhood. You can include a picture and web link for more information. To learn more, contact Julie at Julie@CharitableAdvisors.com.


Professional development

The generosity equation: Donors, faith & avenues to giving on March 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana Historical Society (450 West Ohio Street). The lecture, which includes a question-and-answer session, is followed by a reception at 6:00 p.m. Both are free and open to the public, but space and parking are limited and advance registration is required. Learn more.

Recruiting roundtable: How do you find candidates for those tough to fill positions? HR Nonprofit Peer Group conversation on March 19 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at The Wesleyan Church (13300 Olio Road
Fisher). To register, click here.

Leadership certificate for nonprofit chief executives webinar series. On March 24, 31 and April 7 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Ask a lawyer offers free legal advice from qualified, licenses attorneys on April 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 14 locations (For a full list of locations, click here.) or by phone at 317-269-2000 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information indybar.org/legaladvice

Can all nonprofits really be above average? Join Bryan Orander on April 17 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Glendale Library Branch (6101 North Keystone Avenue) for an interactive workshop about organizational assessment work. Learn more.

Women leaders: Leading change offered four consecutive Tuesdays from April 28 - May 19. Includes two full days and two half days. Entrepreneur, philanthropist and artist Marianne Glick will moderate this exciting experience. Program fee is $1,000. Class size is limited to 15 women, and participants will be chosen through a competitive application process. Application now open online until March 23 here.

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Volunteer opportunities

Please send your needs and donations of supplies, equipment, and furniture plus volunteer opportunities and requests to IndyNews@NotforProfitNews.com.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is seeking volunteers for the organization's second annual trivia fundraiser, Hardly Trivial, held on April 10 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Grace Church (Camby). Individuals will assist with registration, selling mulligans, collecting trivia answer forms after each round, and more. The organization is also looking for a volunteer photographer to document the event. For more information, contact Danie Becknell at dbecknell@CFMConline.org or 855-280-3095.

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter is actively seeking volunteers to assist in serving more than 100,000 Hoosiers with dementia and their 330,000 caregivers through education, fundraising and spreading general awareness of Alzheimer's disease. Volunteer orientations are scheduled in Indiana in March, including March 31 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Indianapolis. Visit alz.org/indiana/volunteer for more dates and locations. Email IndianaVolunteer@alz.org to register.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky needs volunteers for its upcoming gala on April 25. Shifts range from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Please click here to sign up for a shift.

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is looking volunteers to help with its 12th annual Mutt Strut on April 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Volunteers can sign up here. For more information or questions, please contact muttstrut@indyhumane.org


Swap

DONATE: Project Home Indy needs diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags and laundry detergent. For more information, projecthomeindy.org or 317-925-0980.

National news

TechSoup and Intuit provide copies of QuickBooks, a comprehensive and essential accounting software package that eases accounting burdens. Donated copies available for eligible churches and nonprofits.

Fundraisers who use academic research do better, study finds.About half the nation's nonprofits consult scientific studies on how best to approach donors, and those groups that do so are more likely to raise more money, a new report says.

Make your trustees champions of your nonprofit. To be effective spokespeople for a nonprofit, board members need to develop a persuasive elevator pitch and practice overcoming objections, among other skills. Listen to the podcast.

How to get celebrities involved in your cause. Watch a discussion on how top organizations persuaded celebrities to help raise money and promote their missions.


Sponsors' insights

UIndy plans $5.5M library renovation of the Krannert Memorial Library. Read more.

FirstPerson Seven ways employers can practice mindfulness throughout the hiring process.

 

Services

Our sponsor marketplace serves to further connect our readers with our advertisers who are focused on serving nonprofits. Please keep in mind that you should always check references before hiring a consultant or vendor. Contact Bryan at Bryan@charitableadvisors.com or 317-752-7153 to learn how your business or organization can become a sponsor of the Not-for-Profit News.

Legal/Administrative

Charitable Allies: nonprofit that provides affordable, experienced nonprofit legal services.

Human resources

Synergy: professional employer organization (PEO), Synergy assumes the risk and liability of employing employees, and administers payroll, benefits and human resources.

FirstPerson: professional advisory firm that creates meaningful work experiences through benefits, HR and wellness solutions.

Technology, software, services

FTM LLC: software advisor to improve organization's financial operations with system implementation, training and support.

Netlink, Inc.: An information technology service provider delivering best practice information, technology guidance, implementation and support in order to contribute to nonprofits' mission and success.

Finance/accounting/bookkeeping

Alerding CPA Group: accounting firm with nonprofit experience provides audits, accounting, tax services, planning and board governance.

BKD: CPAs and advisors offering services in assurance, tax, risk management, technology and forensic to closely-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals.

FTM LLC: works solely with nonprofits on bookkeeping, audit preparation, outsourced controller and CFO services.

VonLehman CPA and Advisory Company:nonprofit focused CPA- and advisory-firm providing accounting, tax, business advisory and turnaround services.

Professional Development

Accent On Business: Develops public speaking and presentation skills, executive presence, and message delivery skills for nonprofit leaders and their teams.

 

Banking/asset management

The National Bank of Indianapolis: the bank of choice for nonprofit organizations.

Horizon Bank: a community bank with a proud legacy of service offering cash management and wealth services for nonprofits.

Transition/retirement

Alerding CPA Group: provides board governance, training, consulting and succession planning.

Charitable Advisors:BoardSource-certified governance trainer, support for board-led ED/CEO search process.

Education/training

UIndy/MPH: Master's of Public Health is the newest graduate degree program at UIndy that prepares professionals to identify health disparities and develop community-based approaches.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI: At SPEA, people learn how to work in government, nonprofit and business roles to make positive changes in their communities, their states, their countries and the world.

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: The nation's first school of philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change.

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Master of Jurisprudence graduate degree program prepares professionals with the legal knowledge to enhance, and potentially advance their careers.

 


Real estate

Incredible Location and Value in Carmel

carmel 850 sq. foot to 1750 sq. foot classroom/office space offered at $700/month to $1350/month and includes free parking! Meeting and conference rooms are also available for rent. Great location at West Main St. and US 31 North. Close to shopping, restaurants and highway access. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Office Manager Denise DeLong at 317-846-8716 or email Denise at ddelong@stchriscarmel.com.

 

 

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This week's jobs

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Executive/Management

Executive Director - Child Care Network, Inc. The Executive Director serves as Child Care Network, Inc.'s legal representative; and therefore, acts on behalf of the governing board of directors. The Executive Director oversees the agency's business and delivery...more

Director of Thrift Store Operations - Wheeler Mission Ministries. Wheeler Mission Ministries (WMM) has a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual who wants to combine their retail management experience with a desire to do Kingdom work. This position will provide the right person...more

Fund Development/Research

Senior Associate Director for Major Gifts - Indiana University School of Medicine. The Indiana University School of Medicine seeks an experienced development professional to join the Office of Gift Development as a Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts. The individual will focus on cultivating, soliciting...more

Leadership Gifts Officer - Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Leadership Gifts Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity to make annual gifts...more

Administrative/Mgmt

Administrative Assistant - Chaucie's Place. This is a great time to join Chaucie's Place! Due to our consistent, strong growth, we are adding an experienced Administrative Assistant to join our team...more

Marketing/Communications

Communications and Development Director (part-time) - Indiana Youth Group. Donor development and relations will be the focus of the position with additional responsibilities in event planning, marketing, and corporate sponsorship development in order to position IYG for a future...more

Online Communications Coordinator - Central Indiana Community Foundation. Looking to work with people as intelligent, dedicated, and passionate about the transformative power of philanthropy as you are? Then welcome to Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). CICF is seeking an...more

Director of Marketing and Communications - Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. Reporting to the Artistic Director, this position develops and manages all marketing and communications functions for student enrollment and acquisition, ISB performances and productions, the summer intensive program...more

Permitting/Regulatory

Permitting & Regulatory Ombudsman - Indy Chamber. The Indy Chamber is looking to hire a full-time Permitting & Regulatory Ombudsman that will report to the Vice President of Indianapolis Economic Development. This position contributes to Indy Chamber goals of membership...more

Programs

Community Programs Analyst - Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. The Community Programs Analyst contributes to fulfilling IHCDA's mission by helping the department meet strategic and annual goals. Through individual effort and collaborative work, all of IHCDA's programs, funded...more

Behavior Consultant - New Hope of Indiana. The Behavioral Consultant is responsible for the provision of behavioral and counseling services to individuals served by our organization. This position provides behavioral therapy and counseling to individuals...more

Manager, Behavior Services - New Hope of Indiana. The Manager - Behavior Services is responsible for overseeing the provision of behavior services and supervision of behavior consultants. The Manager of Behavior Services would also carry a caseload providing behavior...more

Social Work Supervisor - Bethany Christian Services. Bethany Christian Services, a global leader in child welfare and adoption has a supervisor opening for its Homebuilders program covering Region 9 (Boone, Montgomery, Putnam, Hendricks, Morgan County) 2 practitioners...more

K-8 Program Director - Westminster Neighborhood Services. Westminster Neighborhood Services is looking to hire a Full-time K-8 Program Director. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of holistic, engaging and quality children and youth programs...more

Program Coordinator (part time) - TruDirection, Inc. Part-time: 15-20 hours/week. This position is responsible for helping TruDirection, Inc. fulfill its mission of educating members about topics of financial literacy through expanding and maintaining the membership, maintaining...more

Transportation/Facilities

Facility Maintenance Assistant - Wheeler Mission Ministries. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic hard-working individual who wants to combine their skills and experience in facilities maintenance and construction with a desire to do Kingdom work. Candidates must have...more

Driver - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center. Forest Manor Multi-Service Center seeks a Driver for our Senior and youth programs. Driver would follow specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules in order to transport passengers, complying...more

IT

IT Support Specialist - Providence Cristo Rey High School. Providence Cristo Rey High School has an opening for an IT Support Specialist. This individual will work with the students, faculty and staff of Providence Cristo Rey High School. The job primarily involves troubleshooting...more

Finance/Accounting

Accounting Manager - Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. (dba Downtown Indy). Downtown Indy exists to continually improve Downtown Indianapolis and is the only non-profit organization charged with developing, managing, activating and marketing Downtown to make Downtown a better place to work...more

Finance and Operations Program Director - Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). The Finance and Operations Program Director reports to the CEO. The Director manages all IPHCA initiatives and technical assistance relating to operational/financial integrity and serves as an educational resource to the state's...more

Accounts Receivable Clerk (part-time) - Division of Homeland Ministries, dba Disciples Home Missions. The Part-time Accounting Clerk secures revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving...more

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Last week's jobs

Executive/Management

Executive Director - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) seeks an innovative visionary to serve as the Executive Director. Based in Indianapolis, IN and reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive...more

Operations

Operations Coordinator - Classical Music Indy. (Full Time OR Part-time/Flexible if desired) Exciting opportunity for detail-oriented professional in a creative and rapidly growing industry. Classical Music Indy is currently seeking an experienced, proactive, and highly-skilled...more

Operations Manager - Hear Indiana. Hear Indiana is the one-stop shop for children with hearing loss and their families. We provide Hope, Education, Advocacy, and Resources (including speech therapy and audiology) for children who are deaf or hard...more

Administrative/Mgmt

Coordinator, Volunteer Services and Human Resources - Indiana Historical Society. This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the Volunteer Program that serves all areas of the Indiana Historical Society (IHS), both the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center and statewide. This...more

Association Executive/Office Manager - First Resource, Inc. First Resource, Inc. is a professional association management company serving the needs of small to mid-sized manufacturing based trade groups. With nearly 17 years in business, First Resource is known for its service...more

Bilingual Administrative Assistant - NACS Far East - Children's Bureau, Inc. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the organization of the office, filing, record keeping, and for answering and directing all incoming calls to the proper employee. He/She resolves all inquiries as it relates...more

Administrative Assistant - NACS Central - Children's Bureau, Inc. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the organization of the office, filing, record keeping, and for answering and directing all incoming calls to the proper employee. He/She resolves all inquiries as it relates...more

Marketing/Communications

Manager, Marketing & Communications - Fairbanks Hospital. The Fairbanks Marketing and Communications Manager will oversee branding, educational and promotional messages to increase awareness of the services and programs of Fairbanks to the public and targeted audiences...more

Graphic Designer - Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. As the home technology...more

Ministry

Minister of Educational Services - Hope Partnership. This position creates and implements all residence and internet educational resources for Hope, including Leadership Academy, Ambassadors Academy and webinars in collaboration with the Hope team; Manages support...more

Programs

Literacy Program Coordinator, part-time - Madisonville Education and Assistance Center. MEAC is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, results-oriented, certified teacher to be responsible for the planning and implementation of MEAC's Early Literacy Program and the coordination of its Adult Basic Reading...more

Victim Notification Program Advocate - Prevail, Inc. Prevail, Inc., a victim awareness and support program providing services to residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties, is seeking a full-time victim notification program advocate. Responsibilities include prevention...more

Homeless Management Information System Master Trainer - Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Master Trainer contributes to fulfilling the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority mission. The HMIS Master Trainer is responsible for meeting...more

Community Programs Coordinator - Classical Music Indy. (Full Time OR Part-time/Flexible if desired) Exciting opportunity for organized and creative professional interested in innovative community programs focused on diversity, the arts, senior communities, youth and children's...more

Community Liaison for Region 11 - Serving Madison and Hamilton Counties - Children's Bureau, Inc. The Community Partners for Child Safety Program is a free and voluntary program for families with minor children. The Community Partners program is a home based program that offers case management services by a...more

Finance/Accounting

Finance Director - Reach For Youth, Inc. Reach For Youth, Inc. is seeking a full time Finance Director. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience with progressive growth in responsibilities and expertise. Bachelors Degree from accredited...more

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Volunteers of America Indiana. As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO is a key contributor in setting the vision and strategic priorities of the organization. The CFO, who reports directly to the President/CEO, oversees and manages all aspects...more


 

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