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April 21, 2015

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Cultivating the green consumer

By Sheila Bonini & Jeremy Oppenheim, Standard Social Innovation Review

At long last, the impulse to go green is spreading faster than a morning glory. Organizations of all types are launching green campaigns-from the city of London's Congestion Charge on automobiles, to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s push to sell organic foods, to the University of Texas's construction of LEED green buildings. Consumers too are getting behind the idea of being greener. In almost every opinion poll, consumers say that they are very concerned about climate change. They worry about rising seas, declining air quality, shrinking animal habitats, lengthening droughts, and newly brewing diseases. And they connect the dots back to their own purchases, finds a 2007 McKinsey & Company global survey of 7,751 consumers in eight major economies.1Our results show that a full 87 percent of these consumers are concerned about the environmental and social impacts of the products they buy.

But when it comes to actually buying green goods, words and deeds often part ways. Only 33 percent of consumers in our survey say they are ready to buy green products or have already done so. And, according to a 2007 Chain Store Age survey of 822 U.S. consumers, only 25 percent say they have bought a green product other than organic food or energy efficient lighting. By and large, consumers tend to ignore other Earth-friendly products such as carpets made from recycled fiber and energy-saving computers. Read more.

Everybody Solar helping nonprofits go green

By John Koetsier, Venture Beat

Everybody Solar is helping charities like the Bay Area low-income home rehab volunteer organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula go green by accessing the free energy of the sun - with free solar panels, to boot.

This week, Everybody Solar funded the installation of a 13.5 kW system on the roof of the Redwood City-based nonprofit organization, which will save Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) about $100,000 over the course of its 20-year life-span.

"We want to help nonprofits free up their resources to fund their projects," Everybody Solar representative Liz Oh told me today. "So we're bringing them renewable energy to help them benefit from going solar and getting free and clean energy." Read more.

Nonprofit Guide to Going Green review

By Jim Lynch, staff writer, TechSoup

The recently published Nonprofit Guide to Going Green is a robust handbook on greening all aspects of a nonprofit organization's program. It covers everything from greening your office and building to green management, fundraising, information technology, purchasing, travel, organizing events in an environmental way, saving water, saving electricity, recycling, and obtaining green certification. The book has several great checklists and some in-depth case studies that show how both large and small nonprofit organizations have implemented their greening efforts.

The green management and employee plan section by Matthew Bauer is probably the most visionary chapter in the book. Bauer maintains that organizational greening involves unexpected things like effective partnering, transparency, open work, and organizational democracy to create an effective and motivated green workplace. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Be savvy with in-kind software donations

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

Technology expenses stack up quickly, so it's a good idea to keep up on where you can maximize your budget and value. One easy way that that many nonprofits use is donated software offerings from major software suppliers.

Here are some options for donated or discounted software that we recommend to clients. You may be aware of some or all of these, but it's a good idea to keep up with new offerings. This isn't a comprehensive list, but many of most widely used.

In addition, some words of caution: like any really good deal, there may be unintended consequences. When registering for any program, be sure and read the fine print, and check in with colleagues who have used the product or service before you sign up and get too far down the road. In addition, the migration to a new product can be complex. Before you switch, be sure to do your homework, and ask the question: Do I need a new product or do I need to better use the one I have? Read more.

People on the move

Indiana Sports Corp has announced the hiring of Katie Brunette as events manager and Shannon Sullivan as project manager.

Marion Academy, has named Emmitt Carney as its school director. The academy, set to open in August, is a free, public school designed for students who have been in the juvenile justice system, expelled or at-risk of expulsion. Carney also oversees the juvenile justice complex's school, Hillside Academy. ? Inside Indiana Business

Saint Joseph's College has appointed Robert Pastoor the school's 18th president. He previously served as vice president for student life at Marietta College in Ohio. ? Inside Indiana Business


The John Templeton Foundation was honored by the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at its Spirit Awards ceremony for advancing philanthropy. The foundation recently awarded more than $2.8 million to expand the school's study and understanding of generosity. Read more.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency has been awarded a Community Impact Grant from Susan G. Komen(r) Central Indiana. The $262,930 grant will support its Breast Health Access and Navigation program. Read more.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County second annual Hardly Trivial team trivia fundraiser raised $15,714 for Morgan County's Commonwealth Endowment Fund. The dollars raised were matched through Lilly's GIFT VI program. Grants are awarded throughout the year to nonprofit programs in Morgan County.

Horizons at St. Richard's has received a $7,500 Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant from the Indiana Sports Corporation to support swim lessons and wellness programming during its summer academic enrichment program for under-privileged youth.

Chosen Ministries received a $5,000 grant from the LaGrange-based Caring Place Foundation to help low income single parents. The funds will be used to support Chosen's current programs, which help young single parents overcome poverty.

FORUM Foundation, part of FORUM Credit Union, recently announced its first round of collegiate scholarship recipients. Seven students were awarded $5,000, and each is eligible to renew for four years. Read more.

The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) announced a partnership with PepsiCo Recycling to launch a high school recycling program, the Student Recycling Leadership Corps. For more information, click here.

Technology innovator and ExactTarget co-founder Scott Dorsey launched Nextech, a nonprofit to help develop the next generation of high-tech talent. The group is the result of a reorganizing of the ExactTarget Foundation, and the nonprofit will partner with educators, the business community and code.org. Read more.

Professional development

Recruiting quality staff: Tips & tricks to snagging that quality staff member webinar on April 22 from 10:30 - noon. Recruiting quality staff for your afterschool or summer program is no easy task. Our trainer will help you rethink your approach to staff recruitment, provide tips and tricks to snagging that quality staff member and more! Cost is $10. Register online.

Keeping up with shifting philanthropic paradigms on May 7 from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at The Willows (6729 Westfield Blvd.) Planned Giving Group of Indiana welcomes Jim Langley. Cost is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers (includes breakfast). To register and for more information, click here.

Staffing: A focus on retention webinar on April 29 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. or May 14 from 10:30 - noon. The goal for this session is to discover ways to engage, re-engage, reward and retain your staff. For more information and registration, click here.

Leadership United 2015-2016 from Sept. 1 through June 1, 2016 at United Way of Central Indiana (3901 N, Meridian St.). Leadership United utilizes a combination of classes and practical experiences to help participants develop board leadership skills, knowledge of the community and acquire the skills necessary to be successful board members and community leaders. Cost: $1,500. To register, click here.

HR outsourcing: How it can work for you on May 21 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at Ball State Indianapolis Center (50 S. Meridian Street, 2nd floor) for the HR Nonprofit Peer Group meeting. Join Jeremy York, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, lead consultant and president of InvigorateHR and human resources field representative for Synergy PEO, as he guides a discussion of strategies to maximize the impact of the HR function in an organization. Whether yours is a large HR staff, or just you, it is critical to develop a team of resources and vendors that you can count on. To register, 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.

Westminster Neighborhood Services seeks volunteers to help with expanded service hours at our family and adult services center (2325 E. New York St.) Beginning May 4, its pantry services will be open 3 - 6 p.m. on Mondays, in addition to its regular hours, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Opportunities include helping guests select groceries and clothing from the pantry and serving food in the soup kitchen. Contact Lindsey Welch at lindsey.welch@westmin.org or 317-245-6282 for more information.


Need: Westminster Neighborhood Services needs 8-10 lockers for our afterschool and summer staff, an upright vacuum and dress-up clothes for a dramatic play center including princess/police/fire/construction costumes, tutus and shoes. Contact Wade Coggeshall at wade.coggeshall@westmin.org or 317-245-6294.

Need: Ronald McDonald House needs granola bars, liquid laundry, detergent, snack items (Little Debbie's, individual chips, and pretzels), liquid hand soap, dryer sheets, bottled water, pop tarts, cereal (individual servings), paper towels and Lysol wipes/Lysol spray. For more information, click here.


National news

Don't forget to budget indirect costs. Indirect expenses, also called "overhead," "administrative," or "general operating" expenses, are essential to all your organization's programs yet difficult to attribute directly to individual programs. Each of your organization's programs has to carry an appropriate portion of these costs.

Five data points that can change everything. Big data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don't have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you'll have to look elsewhere for measurement.

Revenue for big events starting to slow. Some of the largest and most established fundraising events continued to wane in 2014 as smaller events fueled growth among the top 30 peer-to-peer programs.

Independent Sector announces that the 2014 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $23.07 ? a $.52 increase from 2013 and up 2.3 percent from the previous year. To access state-by-state values of volunteer time and learn more about the national figure, click here.

Sponsors' insights

IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Chicagoans are more likely to give to charity on average than are people elsewhere in the U.S., according to a report released by The Chicago Community Trust and the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which conducted the study. Read more.

FirstPerson Helping your employees navigate individual healthcare video. Learn more.



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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.


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.


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.


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.

UIndy/MAAS: Master's of Arts in Applied Sociology is a graduate degree program that prepares students for today's ever-changing world. Emphasis is on the practical application of social science research to solve contemporary social problems and develop skills for a variety of careers. Provides a strong foundation for Ph.D. programs.


Real estate

Get that extra office space leased or that extra building sold by using the new NFP News real estate section to let people know you have extra space, an extra building or even residential property for sale. Photos and a web link may be included to give readers more information. To learn more, contact Bryan at Bryan@CharitableAdvisors.com

IUPUI campus office space

Available office space is located on the IUPUI campus, just off Indiana Avenue and West Street. A full-service commercial office building with approximately 9,400 rentable square feet located on the third floor. The space is two individual suites (one approximately 1,900 rentable square feet and the second 7,400 rentable square feet). Close to Indianapolis downtown retail and dining. Parking available near the offices. The space becomes available for tenant occupancy by late July. For more detailed information, please contact Thomas M. Popcheff, CAE at tomp@stti.org or 317-634-8171.



Featured internship positions

Don't miss the window to recruit interns for spring and summer positions: This February and March, the Indianapolis Not-for-profit News is offering nonprofits an easy way connect with students, recent graduates and career changers to fill upcoming internship positions. For a special rate of $77, beginning Jan. 28, you can post your position for 30 days in this special-intern jobs section of the newsletter and on the jobs board. The special rate also applies to AmeriCorps positions posted in February and March. Submit your intern postings to ads@notforprofitnews.com.

Intern, Communications - St. Luke's United Methodist Church. St. Luke's United Methodist Church is an open community of Christians, gathering to seek, celebrate, serve and share the love of God for all Creation. We are a congregation of about 6,000 members in the north-central...more

Internship in Organic Small Farming - White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. At WVC you'll find 320 acres of forestland, 300+ acres of certified organic cropland, a 7 acre organic garden, 2 orchards, a small apiary from which we harvest and sell raw honey, a small flock of chickens, and a herd of...more

Intern, Recreational Therapy - New Hope of Indiana. New Hope of Indiana is seeking a summer Recreational Therapy Intern to continue the development of our successful, rapidly growing Recreational Therapy program. New Hope of Indiana serves physically and developmentally...more

Intern, Human Resources & Diversity - United Way of Central Indiana. (Internship, May - August 2015) The Intern provides coordination, support and assistance with events, projects and functions of the Human Resources Department. This Intern will also receive a broad overview of the day...more

Intern, Back Pack Attack Central Indiana Northwest - United Way of Central Indiana. (Intern, May 20 - August 7, 2015) Provide support and coordination of United Way of Central Indiana's Back Pack Attack in Boone County. The intern will handle the logistics, communication needs, and documentation to ensure...more

Intern, Back Pack Attack, Central Indiana North - Hamilton Co. - United Way of Central Indiana. (Temporary - Intern, May - August) Provide support and coordination of United Way of Central Indiana's Back Pack Attack in Hamilton County. The intern will handle the logistics, communication needs, and documentation...more

Intern, Communications - United Way of Central Indiana. (Internship, May 2015 - August 2015) The communications intern will work with the Marketing team to create clear, compelling, SEO-friendly content for United Way digital communications. Concentration will be in the...more

This week's jobs

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Executive Director - Theta Xi Fraternity. The Theta Xi Fraternity Executive Director works in partnership with Board of Directors - known as the Grand Lodge - and a small staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization and execute organizational...more


Temporary Administrative Assistant - Carmel Clay Public Library. The Carmel Clay Public Library is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant to temporarily fill in during a staff member's upcoming leave of absence. The assignment will begin June 1 and last for approximately three...more

Office Administrator - Christamore House. Christamore House is seeking an experienced, customer-focused individual to serve as the first point of contact for all who call and enter the organization. This person will ensure a smooth operation of the office by exhibiting...more

Association Management

Conference Manager for a Statewide Association (Non-profit). We are looking for a team-player with a minimum of 2 years of experience in conference planning, contract negotiation experience, food & beverage and exhibit hall set up/exhibitor relations experience. It would be a plus...more

Association Manager - Mattison Corporation. The association manager provides complete administrative support for the organization, as empowered by the Executive Director. This individual is the first point of contact for members, organizes all support services...more

Fund Development

Vice Chancellor for Advancement - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne. Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Advancement (VCA). The University seeks a collaborative and innovative development...more

Fundraising/Family Events Coordinator (part-time) - Down Syndrome Indiana, Inc. Down Syndrome Indiana is the leading privately funded organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. This PART-TIME (20-25 hours) position assists the Executive Director with coordinating...more

Donor/Prospect Research Manager - National FFA Foundation. Primary responsibility is to collaborate with all relevant Foundation teams to develop and implement a strategy for identifying and researching current and potential donors for the National FFA Foundation. Obtains...more

Database Coordinator - Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Inc. The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana (RMHI) is seeking an experienced database professional to coordinate all aspects of our comprehensive database system supporting both fund development and program...more

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful seeks a fund raising professional with successful grant and proposal writing experience, as well as a corporate relations background, to develop and nurture key relationships with foundations...more

Director, Development Operations - Riley Children's Foundation. Working as part of the Finance team and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Development Operations oversees all systems and business processes related to Development Operations and plays a critical...more

Annual Giving and Sponsorship Coordinator - The Orchard School. The Orchard School has an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional to fill the role of Annual Giving and Sponsorship Coordinator. Founded in 1922, The Orchard School is an independent, non-sectarian...more

The Mounds Greenway Campaign Director - Hoosier Environmental Council. The Mounds Greenway Campaign Director will be responsible for overseeing an effort to build the scientific and economic case for preserving a rich ecological area of the White River while engaging civic and business leaders...more

Director of Advancement - Evansville Day School. The Director of Advancement is responsible for leading the School's fundraising program (including planning, management, and implementatio.n) as adopted by the Board of Trustees. With the goal to attract the maximum...more


SNAP Outreach Specialist - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. The SNAP Outreach Specialist will provide support to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Primary focus will be outreach to Marion County with secondary focus on other communities in the remaining...more

Public Relations and Communications Specialist - Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Indiana Black Expo, Inc. was founded in 1970. Today, an eighteen person staff lead by Tanya Bell, President and CEO serves to be an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of Americans of...more

Manager, Event Rentals - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is looking for an extraordinary professional who has a proven passion, talent, and track record for events management to direct and produce rental events at the world's largest...more

Marketing and Design Coordinator (part-time) - Global Gifts. Global Gifts is seeking a marketing and design coordinator. Design and promotional work will be in areas including, social media, website design, customer emails, print advertising and in-store signage. This position...more


Worship Leader (part-time) - Covenant Community Church. Covenant Community Church is seeking an experienced Part-Time Worship Leader who will be responsible for building, enhancing and developing the adult, teens, and youth praise and worship choirs while ministering...more


Correctional Family Officer (part-time) - John P. Craine House. Great part time entry level position in a residential facility for non-violent women and their pre-school age children. Unique criminal justice organization. Bachelors or Associates degree...more

Therapist - Region 11 (part-time) - Children's Bureau Noblesville. 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. Referral sources include self-referrals, school personnel...more

Coordinator of Client Services (part-time) - Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County. Position is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the client aspect of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County (MOWHC) program. This individual works directly with clients to ensure they are properly enrolled in the meal...more

Youth Advocate - Prevail, Inc. Prevail, Inc. provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse to residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties. Prevail is seeking a full-time...more


Staff Accountant - Indianapolis Art Center. Are you looking for a small, supportive environment where you can do your best work every day? Are you tired of the cold bureaucracy of the corporate world? The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for someone who is organized...more

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Last week's jobs


Office Operations Coordinator - Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. The Office Operations Coordinator is responsible on a daily basis for ensuring the smooth operation of the office and administrative functions at the Theta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters, as well as providing...more

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Still Waters Adult Day Center. The individual who fills this position is responsible for creating a caring, compassionate and professional atmosphere that welcomes all to the Center. He/she is responsible for performing reception and administrative...more

Fund Development

Annual Fund and Stewardship Manager - Methodist Health Foundation. Do you have a passion for enhancing health and well-being and inspiring generosity? In this new role on our growing team, you'd develop philanthropic relationships to expand...more

Vice Chancellor for Advancement - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne. Easter Seals TriState is adding to our Leadership Team! We are looking for a dynamic person to be Vice President of Organizational Excellence. Easter Seals TriState empowers individuals with disabilities and disadvantages...more

Director of Annual Giving - Brebeuf Jesuit. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is seeking an individual to provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the annual giving program. The director is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive...more

Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Phonathon and Student Engagement - Ball State University. Serve as part of a two-person team responsible for hiring, training, and managing approximately 70 student employees in the automated phone center; develop overall goals and objectives to plan, implement, and evaluate...more

Associate Director of Community Engagement - Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. This position provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of Chapter programs and services and the management and supervision of staff assigned to the service delivery...more


CLE Coordinator - Indiana State Bar Association. The CLE Coordinator will work closely with Director of Continuing Legal Education to develop streamlined system for planning, implementing and evaluating all continuing...more


Planning and Data Manager - Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. (doing business as Downtown Indy) exists to continually improve Downtown Indianapolis. Downtown Indy is action-oriented and empowered to address critical issues that affect the growth...more

Public Policy Coordinator - INARF. INARF is seeking a smart, organized, and motivated professional to support the Association's public policy strategies and promote awareness for member organizations that serve Hoosiers with disabilities. Successful candidates...more


Case Manager - Children's Bureau. Do you have a heart for abused and neglected children, and a passion for helping strengthen families? Are you known for your ability to accurately assess needs and effectively manage multiple projects...more

Camp Counselor - First Samuel Summer Enrichment Camp. First Samuel Church (W)holistic Ministries is seeking full-time and part-time summer camp counselors. This is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy working with youth and are willing to make a positive difference...more

Resident Advisor (Night shift, Part-time) - Project Home Indy. Project Home Indy is searching for a caring individual to serve as a part-time Resident Advisor during the overnight shift (8 pm-8 am or 9 pm-9 am). Part-time Resident Advisors are responsible for directly caring for...more

Missionary Houseparents - New Song Mission. New Song Mission is now interviewing couples with missionary hearts to serve as boys houseparents on its beautiful 100 acre Brown County children's home campus (previous foster parenting or work with at-risk children...more

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