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November 10, 2015

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What Singapore's plan for an aging population can teach the United States

By Tara Bahrampour, reporter, Washington Post

Singapore, one of the world's fastest-aging countries, has announced a massive, multipronged plan to help its citizens age successfully -- one that advocates say leaves the United States in the dust.

The $2.1 billion plan announced by the Ministry of Health, "A Nation for All Ages," comprises initiatives on topics such as health and wellness, education, volunteerism, housing, transportation and social inclusion. A new "National Silver Academy" will offer post-secondary education to older people, and up to $142 million will go toward innovations in research to transform the experience of aging. The initiative also includes housing (with) elder-care and child-care centers in the same facilities to promote intergenerational bonding and piloting therapeutic gardens for dementia and stroke patients.

Singapore, an island city-state of 5.5 million, is one of the fastest aging populations in the world, with the number of residents aged 65 and over projected to hit 19 percent in 2030, up from 9.3 percent in 2011. Its plan is striking in that it focuses heavily on empowerment rather than just tending to the frail. Read more.


The liberation of growing old

By Anne Karpf, op-ed, The New York Times

LONDON - WHY do we have such punitive attitudes toward old people? Granted, the ancients did hideous things to elders who were unable to work but still needed food and care, but in more recent times, that had changed: In 18th-century New England, it was common for people to make themselves seem older by adding years to their real age, rather than subtracting them.

Yet today, the language used to describe the changing age composition of the population is little short of apocalyptic. We're told that the "graying of America" is an "agequake" or a "demographic time bomb." Read more.

World report on aging and health

By John Beard, Alana Officer and Andrew Cassels for the World Health Organization

Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself.

The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society. Read more.


Sponsor's insight

Understanding the risks and benefits of cloud computing

By Chip Heberden, owner and president, Netlink, Inc.

Cloud computing is a boon to small businesses and organizations. With cloud services handling specific technology tasks, small organizations can reap the benefits. They don't have to deploy physical infrastructure like servers, storage systems or expensive software.

The "anywhere, anytime" availability of these solutions, means hassle-free collaboration among partners, managers and employees by using web browsers. It's not a reach to say that aside from a locally installed desktop operating system and browser (and increasingly, mobile devices) a lot of today's daily office technology needs can be fulfilled almost completely with applications accessed through the Internet's cloud. Read more.

People on the move

Elizabeth Hagerman has been named vice president of the newly established Office of Corporate Engagement at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. Since 2012, Hagerman has served as vice president of Rose-Hulman Ventures at her alma mater. — Inside Indiana Business

Leah Gunning Francis will join the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty next June. She is currently a faculty member at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where she also serves as associate dean of contextual education. — Inside Indiana Business

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana is pleased to announce that Kyle E. Lanham has been named vice president of community engagement and chief advancement officer.

Susan Scroggins has been promoted to vice president for finance and administration at Valparaiso University. She will also serve as the school's treasurer and chief financial officer. — Inside Indiana Business

The Julian Center named Misty Wick director of development. She most recently served as director of development for Families First. The Julian Center is Central Indiana's largest provider of comprehensive services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence. — The Indianapolis Star


Announcements

Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust has been awarded nearly $600,000 from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help launch Enroll Indy, which will be the "central hub" for information on public school options in the city and support two research initiatives: equity reports for Indianapolis public and charter schools and a pilot-survey. Read more.

Indiana University Health has awarded Indiana's Playworks a $100,000 grant. The nonprofit will use the funding to provide health and educational programming for thousands of elementary school students during the 2015-2016 academic year. While Playworks primary efforts have been in IPS, it works with schools statewide. Read more.

The Muncie-based Ball Brothers Foundation announced $3,620,000 in grants to 18 local organizations. The recipients include the city of Muncie, which will use its $63,000 grant to support the Gateway Park project near downtown. Read more.

New playground equipment, walking trail and basketball courts at Gardner Park were funded through grants awarded to the Parks Foundation by Lilly Endowment Inc., Indianapolis Power & Light Company, and the Pacers Foundation, along with the City of Indianapolis. The park is located at 6900 E. 46th St.

A new community impact initiative, HOMES FOR GOOD (H4G) will stabilize military families and preserve blighted communities by building affordable homes on abandoned lots for qualifying veterans and their families. Veterans interested in purchasing a home should contact the IDVA main office at 317-232-3910 or contact Matthew Vincent at MaVincent@dva.IN.gov.

Interested in educating youth about philanthropy? Habits of the Heart®, designed by Indiana Humanities with input from leaders in the fields of youth development, philanthropy and research, involves young people actively and thoughtfully to develop habits of serving, giving and caring. The program aims to help pass on the American tradition of philanthropy to future generations. For more information about the program: click here.


Professional development

Feeding the board/staff relationship on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. - noon. Offered by the Nonprofit Training Center at United Way of Central Indiana (3901 N. Meridian St.). Cost: $20, United Way agencies; $25 non-UW agencies. Register here.

HR (& CFO) Nonprofit Peer Group: ACA 2016 compliance updates on Nov. 19 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at Indianapolis Zoo (Hulman Riverhouse, 1200 W. Washington St). Healthcare reform specialists will share what is new with the Affordable Care Act and reporting requirements. To register, click here.

Building a strong board: Stop making the governance mistakes that hurt! on Dec. 3 from 9:00 a.m.- noon at Ivy Tech Community College Conference Center (261 Commerce Dr., Marion.) Participants will understand basic board roles and responsibilities, appropriate board size and structure, proper ways to recruit, orient and evaluate board members. Cost: $10. To register: click here.

Legal traps of your nonprofit selling goods online. With the need for additional revenue to carry out organizational missions, some nonprofits are conducting or considering online sales. These activities create potential risks, many of which are unique to tax-exempt organizations. Download for free.

2016 Executive Leadership program. This nine-month program kicks off with five days onsite and includes workshops, coaching and peer learning. The leadership program is designed to increase participants skills through the use of practical tools and customized support in order to position their organizations to have greater impact. The onsite location is Loyola University Retreat and Conference Center. For more information click 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.

Do you want to do more for your community? Do you think philanthropy should be fun? Learn how you can multiply your impact by being a member of Giving Sum. Attend this informational meeting on Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. at The Athenaeum (407 E. Michigan St.). For more information: click here.

CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) help abused or neglected children in Marion County by being their voice in court. After completing training, time required is about six to eight hours per month, which is flexible. One-year commitment requested, which is the average case duration. For more information about volunteer service, click here.

STRIVE Indy, an adult re-entry program, is seeking volunteers for one-on-one and group life coaching. Time commitment depends on the activity, but volunteers help conduct and participate in discussions on topics like goal-setting, problem-solving, forgiveness, relationships and stress management. Please contact Kirsten at kibush@voain.org for more information.

Salvation Army-Register to Ring. The Red Kettles will be back and The Salvation Army needs you from Nov. 20 to Dec. 24 (Monday-Saturday.) Families, groups, and service organizations are welcome. Pick your location, your day and your shift. Sign up here or contact
Rebecca_Cola@usc.salvationarmy.org for more information.


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DONATE: Child Advocates' Holiday Gift Drive. Help the group provide 1,000 children who are victims of abuse and neglect gifts this holiday season. Learn more.

 

National news

The Gates Foundation, in partnership with the organizers of Giving Tuesday, is calling on people across the country to write and share accounts of meaningful donations to nonprofits. Find the competition at the social media hashtag #MyGivingStory.

Going concern: What nonprofit management teams need to know. Financial reporting remains a hot topic for those in the nonprofit industry, but one issue in particular has historically lacked direction and guidance for for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike: going concern.

Opportunities missed from too many fundraising channels. Sixty-eight percent of fundraisers use four or more channels to engage constituents, and the most popular engagement channels are email, website, in-person events and direct mail.

Ask and ye shall be connected: How to get referrals to new donors. Fundraisers often forget to ask donors, board members and other constituents for referrals of people who might be interested in the organization's work.


Sponsors' insights

BKD Sage plans to release product updates for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this month for Versions 2013 and 4.50.

 

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.

HR Partnerships, Inc.: HR Management firm that is dedicated to redefining the way organizations manage talent, resulting in a healthier company culture and increased profitability.

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.

Marketing/digital fundraising

Balance Marketing: specializes in maximizing nonprofit's ability to connect, engage and inspire investment in its cause through digital and interaction communication practices.

Banking/asset management

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

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

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: Our programs are the first in the nation to focus on philanthropy's history, culture and values. Through traditional or online master's degree programs, gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further graduate study or to enter the field as a nonprofit professional.

Leadership Development

Radiancy Coaching Partners: Leadership coaching and personal development for nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members to help get the right projects done with heart.

Leadership

Leading Change for Good Consulting: helps Indianapolis-area nonprofits strengthen their operations and efficiency using proven process-improvement tools.

 


Real estate

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Affordable Near-Southside office space

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Great location

CARMEL Great location at 99th and Michigan Rd., just north of I-465. Approximately 1,200 square feet for suites or office space, available at $10 per square foot with utilities included. Easy access to highway, restaurants and shopping. Roadside building directory, free parking, private entrance and restrooms. Call Andrew Follman at 317-566-5614.

 

 

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This week's jobs

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CEO/Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer - Volunteers of America Indiana. Come make a difference in the lives of others! Volunteers of America of Indiana is seeking an experienced strategic leader to lead our affiliate forward and oversee complex administration of programs and work with our...more

Administration /Executive Assistant

Workforce Development Program Assistant (part-time) - Indianapolis Urban League. Indianapolis Urban League's Workforce Development Program has an immediate opening for a well-organized, detail-oriented Program Assistant to provide administrative support to its Workforce...more

Staff Assistant - Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. The Kappa Delta Pi Staff Assistant position is the voice of the organization. He/she serves the membership through courteous, friendly, and professional responses to phone inquiries and guests/visitors. This position also...more

Administrative Assistant - Indiana Donor Network. Indiana Donor Network, one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the U.S., is a vital link between people waiting for life-saving organ transplants and donors. Working closely with Indiana hospitals, donor...more

Operations Manager - John P. Craine House, Inc. Craine House is a non-profit work-release facility for non-violent female offenders who are pregnant or have preschool age children. We are seeking a highly responsible administrator to direct, manage, and supervise our...more

Executive Assistant - United Way of Central Indiana. Provide oversight for the administrative details to the Sr. Vice President's office. Provide administrative support and maintain the schedule and records for the Sr. Vice President of Community Impact and Fundraising...more

Communications/Marketing/Outreach

Outreach Manager, West Central Indiana - Indiana Youth Institute. A dynamic, statewide nonprofit is recruiting a strong communicator with exceptional people skills to represent our organization in a region that covers parts of West Central Indiana from Terre Haute north...more

Grant Writing/Finance

Accounting Assistant - Music for All, Inc. Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Accounting Assistant position. The Accounting Assistant works under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and is an important part of the Music...more

Grant Writer - White's Residential and Family Services. The Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and...more

Programs

Kitchen Aid and Cook (part-time) - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. (Part-Time 10:00am - 1:00pm) The Kitchen Aid and Cook will follow menu plans and prepare lunch for all early childhood education program children based on the mandated daily nutritional requirements. This person...more

ECE Assistant Teacher (part-time) - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. (Part-Time - 25-30 hours) As a part of our Early Childhood Education Program staff, the Assistant Teacher will help the children learn through play and hands-on experiences. Christamore House provides a foundation...more

Interpretation Supervisor - Indianapolis Zoo. Personal passion about advancing animal conservation, both locally and globally, is a primary job responsibility of every employee at the Indianapolis Zoo. It is the heart of who we are, and a core value of our...more

Director of Innovation in Early Education - Early Learning Indiana. Early Learning Indiana has become a leading voice for innovative solutions in early childhood learning. Recent and anticipated growth provides increasing opportunity and capacity to have greater impact in the community...more

Program Specialist - Kiwanis International Foundation. The Program Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating various philanthropic programs for the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Program Specialist performs a variety of...more

Program Coordinator - GiGi's Playhouse. The Program Coordinator is a staff position that will provide leadership, energy, oversight, and daily direction to all aspects of programming for all age groups infants through adults. He/she enthusiastically implements...more

Client Services Coordinator - Horizon House. Horizon House is a multi-service day shelter exclusively serving the homeless community in Indianapolis, offering direct services and advocacy in a spirit of genuine hospitality and professional care. The Client Services...more

Participant Relations Coordinator - Music for All, Inc. Music for All is seeking a qualified candidate for a Participant Relations Coordinator. This position will work under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources but will require collaborative work with...more


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Last week's jobs

CEO/Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Christamore House. The Christamore House is looking for a highly motivated person to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Christamore House provides the very best child and youth services, senior programming, and lift skills training...more

Executive Director (part-time) - Paws and Think, Inc. Paws and Think, Inc. is seeking a passionate and mission-driven Executive Director (part-time) to lead our organization. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the community...more

Chief Executive Officer - TeenWorks. TeenWorks is currently seeking an experienced nonprofit professional with a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to lead the organization as the Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief...more

Coordinator of Northside Mission Ministries (part-time) - Second Presbyterian Church. The Coordinator of the Northside Mission Ministries will be responsible for overseeing the operation of our food pantry, working to assure the long term financial and operational sustainability of the pantry, and facilitating...more

Executive Assistant/Administration

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - Indiana Sports Corp. The Administrative Assistant supports and serves the administrative needs of the Business Development Department; this high-performing department maintains stakeholder relationships, fundraises for events through...more

Communications/Marketing

Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Arts Council of Indianapolis. Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks Marketing & Communications Coordinator to implement marketing strategies and tactics to increase awareness and visibility of the arts, market the work of the arts and cultural...more

Marketing Manager - Indiana Sports Corp. The Marketing Manager will direct planning and execution of event marketing activities for Indiana Sports Corp projects and events as well as assist with overall branding efforts. Marketing Manager will create and implement...more

Multimedia Coordinator (part-time) - Indiana Repertory Theatre. The Multimedia Coordinator is an integral part of moving the institution's digital initiatives forward to enhance the overall visitor experience and engagement both on site and online. The position supports the IRT's...more

Volunteer Mgmt

Volunteer Manager - Indiana Sports Corp. The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for overseeing the future direction of Indiana Sports Corp's volunteer program. Through the recruiting of new volunteers while maintaining strong relationships with current...more

Business Development/Sales

Business Development Manager - Indiana Sports Corp. The Business Development Manager is an important revenue-generating and relationship manager position for Indiana Sports Corp. This staff member is responsible for generating revenue/sales and participating...more

Fund Development

Vice President, Investor Relations - United Way of Central Indiana. Develop and lead United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Investor Relations Team to execute strategies to grow the giving and engagement of leadership donors and members of donor affinity groups. Responsible for achieving...more

Special Events Assistant (part-time) - Jackson Center for Conductive Education. The Jackson Center is a program for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders. Conductive education is a rehabilitation program developed in Hungary. There are only approximately thirty conductive education...more

Director of Development. The Director of Development is a newly created position for a values-driven Indianapolis organization on the North side. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and experienced Director of Development to design, coordinate...more

Director of Development - Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice is searching for a fundraising professional to join the development team to raise funds and promote the mission and work of the...more

Grants Services & Arts Education Coordinator - Arts Council of Indianapolis. Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks a coordinator to assist the Director of Grants Services & Arts Education with the management of the Arts Council of Indianapolis' grant and fellowship programs, arts education initiatives...more

Programs

Therapist - Region 11 (part-time) - Children's Bureau. The Children's Bureau Noblesville office is seeking an individual to add to our team to provide therapy services to families in the office and the local schools for a temporary position that will end June 30, 2016. This...more

Manager of Support Services - Partners In Housing. Partners In Housing Development Corporation (Partners In Housing) seeks a qualified individual to join its team as the Property Development Manager. Partners In Housing is a not for profit developer and manager of...more

Supervisor of Clinical Services - Legacy House. The Supervisor of Clinical Services will be responsible for supervising trauma counselors and clinical interns, providing training and education to staff and community partners, identifying and implementing best practices...more

Employment Initiatives Manager - Tangram. The Employment Initiatives Manager exists to assist with building business relationships in the community for the Business Resourcing service line and lead job coaches providing services to individuals searching for meaningful...more

Program Manager - Tangram. Program Manager exists to manage services provided to individuals with disabilities living in the community and ensuring a culture among the staff that leads to providing a meaningful life and outcomes for those...more

Mission Manager - Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. The Mission Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Komen Central Indiana's community health programming, including grant making, community outreach, education programs and public policy initiatives...more

Finance/Accounting

Finance Director - MIBOR REALTOR Association. Manages the finances of MIBOR REALTOR Association and its three related organizations, including the accounting, reporting, and investing functions along. MIBOR is a professional trade association in central Indiana...more

Director of Finance & Operations - Alpha Gamma Delta. The director will serve as the operational leader of the organization, providing management to ensure the planning, execution and administration of all accounting, finance, and operations services and systems. S/he will...more

Trust Account Manager - The Arc of Indiana. The Arc of Indiana is a state-wide, not-for-profit association that advocates for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Indiana is successful because of the teamwork of all employees working...more


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