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December 1, 2015

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Is Indiana ready for its changing demographics?

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Ellen Miller is an optimist, a person who sees the glass as half full. She looks at statistics that show the nation's 65-and-over population is expected to double to 83.7 million by 2050. And while many see that as cause for alarm, Miller sees it as an opportunity.

"It's no surprise to anyone that our society is aging. We've known it's coming. It's predictable," said Miller, executive director of U-Indy's Center on Aging since 2001. "People like to frame the aging of our society as, 'Oh, my gosh, our society is aging.'

"It's just as easy to say, 'Cool, our society is aging, we've never had these kinds of demographics before.' What's the opportunity to think about this and use it to our advantage?"

In 2010, Indiana's 65+ population was 13 percent, but by 2030 that will increase to 20 percent. The foremost question appears to be: Are we ready for this changing demographic? Read more.

Center for At-Risk Elders (CARE)

When Ken Bennett started practicing elder law 33 years ago, it wasn't with the intention of running a nonprofit. His practice focused on health-care advocacy.

During the course of his private practice and through personal experiences, he realized there was no surrogate decision-maker to help remedy issues of neglect, abuse and exploitation of elders. Prosecutors administer Indiana's adult protective services.

Bennett said the state's adult protective services don't go far enough. Read more.

Joy's House

When Tina McIntosh was a student at Ball State University, she volunteered at an adult day center in Muncie, and that experience planted a seed.

In 1999, McIntosh launched Indianapolis-based Joy's House and 10 years later, expanded its Broad Ripple operation. The agency recently announced the opening of a Southside location near the University of Indianapolis.

All this hard work and innovative programming recently won the local nonprofit a prestigious national award. This fall, the National Adult Day Services Association gave Joy's House its top prize -- outstanding and innovative adult day center -- and encourages others to learn from its model. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Cause + targeted communication = IMPACT

By John Duncan, executive vice president, Balance Digital Marketing

Central Indiana is home to a broad cross section of nonprofit organizations, ranging from international headquarters that employ several hundred individuals to small start-up organizations that are exclusively volunteer-driven.

Regardless of size, shape, age and infrastructure, all nonprofits in this area are striving to advance important causes and make a difference in communities, society and world.

The goal of Balance Digital Marketing is to help tell these stories and inspire and enroll people in these great causes. Read more.

People on the move

The Indiana Arts Commission announced the selection of Shari Wagner as Indiana Poet Laureate. She teaches poetry and memoir writing at the Indiana Writers Center and literature for Butler University's religion, spirituality and the arts seminar.

Peter Harding has been named head of school at St. Richard's Episcopal School in Indianapolis. He currently serves as principal of the Somersfield Academy in Bermuda. Harding has academic leadership experience on four continents, including headmaster at six schools.

Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has appointed Scott Jenkins director of state policy. He previously served as program director at the National Governors Association. Maria Carbenia has also joined Lumina as convenings associate. She previously worked for Alpha Gamma Delta.

Marian University's Adult Programs has named Kyle Hattenburg director of enrollment. He has 13 years of health care-centered higher education experience in admissions and student services.

The University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business has named Paul Slaggert director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education. He previously served as director of Stayer's non-degree programs.


The Indianapolis Museum of Art's membership has topped 15,000 households and credits programs, including members-only hours during popular exhibitions, for this membership growth.

The University of Southern Indiana Foundation has exceeded its fundraising campaign goal with nearly a year to spare. The foundation was looking to secure $50 million over three years. Read more.

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced $100 million in grants to more than two dozen arts and culture organizations with a portion of the funding supporting efforts that boost quality of life in Indiana, which is an ongoing focus. Read more.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in Indianapolis announced 27 grants for area nonprofits. The organization's most recent giving round totaled nearly $3.4 million. Read more.

FORUM Credit Union is proud to announce the FORUM Foundation has awarded more than $25,000 to 15 educator grant recipients for the current school year. Read more.

Impact 100 is hosting an information session for local nonprofits to learn about its grant process on Dec. 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Insights Consulting (7830 Johnson Rd.). To register, email grants@impact100indy.org.

Call for nominations for Center for Leadership Development (CLD) 36th annual Minority Achievers awards. CLD must receive the completed nominations by Jan. 22 for its awards dinner in March. The awards recognize minority professionals who have demonstrated high achievement in life's work and provide valuable service to the community. Click here.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency's eighth Face of Hope Breakfast raised a record $343,477 and attracted over 1,000 guests.

Professional development

Fundamentals of proposal writing on Dec. 8 @ 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis 38th Street library (5420 E. 38th St.). This session concentrates on the eight steps of proposal writing and registration is required. No cost to attend. Learn more.

Principles and techniques of fundraising at The Fund Raising School from Jan. 11 to 15 in Indianapolis. Provides attendees with practical skills, tools and an understanding of fundraising as a management function. Learn more.

Best practices in survey design workshop on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon in Louisville. Does your nonprofit use surveys to gather information? Are you planning to create a survey to gather feedback or input? Are you interested in learning more about how to effectively analyze the information you receive from surveys? Learn more.

How to build a planned-giving program webinar on Jan. 14 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). For nonprofits new to planned giving, experts recommend starting by asking donors to designate the organization in their wills or on a life insurance policy or retirement account, and moving to more complex bequests over time. Learn more.

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National news

Giving Tuesday? - A new study by the John Templeton Foundation and analytics firm Edelman Berland found that only 18 percent of Americans are familiar with Giving Tuesday, while almost all -- 93 percent -- are familiar with Black Friday.

Peer-to-peer learning boosts unrelated programs. Patricia Graham's big idea came in the form of a tiny icon. The valuable lesson was inspired by the impressive marketing materials shared with her by representatives of a local Head Start program.

Why a job candidate's values matter. Prepping for a job interview can be nerve-racking says talent strategist Brian Mohr. He shares some of the questions interviewers will want to ask any candidate for a leadership position and explains why they're important.

Smart, skilled and striving: Transforming and elevating the teaching profession. Recruiting and retaining effective teachers requires elevating the profession and setting higher expectations for every stage of the teacher career continuum, a report from the Center for American Progress argues.



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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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


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 Julie at Julie@CharitableAdvisors.com

Affordable Near-Southside office space

DOWNTOWN 300 to 10,000 sq. ft. Great location at I-65 and South Keystone Avenue (3530). Five minutes from downtown with easy access to all Indianapolis. Free parking. Many restaurants nearby. Other nonprofits on site. Low rates: $10 to $12 per square foot depending on space size. Call Ron at: 317-702- 6079.


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.


Perfect for your holiday party

Host your holiday party at the Sol Center, home to Meal on Wheels. Located downtown, our 2,500-square-foot ballroom is handicap accessible and seats 150 people. The space offers such amenities as a state-of-the-art A/V system, dual 10x7 ceiling-mounted screens, small stage and podium, a caterers' staging kitchen, coatroom and free-lighted parking. Rental income is used for the purchase of meals for our low-income clients. For rate information, contact Vicki Burdick at 317-252-5558.


This week's jobs

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Fund Development

Donor Representative - Kiwanis International Foundation. Responsible for accurately performing donor processing, data entry, timely acknowledgment letters, preparation of reports, and responding to donor inquiries regarding clubs, divisions and...more

Associate Director of Development - White's Residential and Family Services. The Associate Director of Development will take responsibility for reaching annual fund goals; assist in reaching campaign and planned giving goals; develop an effective communications program reaching donors, churches...more


Events Coordinator - Society of Professional Journalists. The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's largest and most broad-based membership association for journalists, is seeking an Events Coordinator. This person will serve as the primary planner for all SPJ-managed...more

External Affairs & Communication Specialist - Herron School of Art and Design. Will be responsible for ongoing updates of content and visual images for Herron School of Art and Design's web-site. Facilitates internal and external communication to develop content for web-site and social media. Assists...more

Content Marketing Manager - CEDIA. CEDIA is seeking a talented writer to join its marketing team in the role of Content Marketing Manager. The Content Marketing Manager plans, coordinates, and implements content creation initiatives across multiple platforms...more

Administrative Support/ Finance

Administrative Assistant - 500 Festival. The 500 Festival, an Indianapolis based non-profit corporation, produces nearly 50 annual events and programs reaching over 500,000 people and creating a $20 million positive financial impact on the city...more

Accounting Specialist - Jewish Community Center. The Accounting Specialist is responsible for all aspects of accounts receivable and other various tasks related to the day-to-day operations as summarized...more

Organizational Support Specialist - First Resource Inc. The Organizational Support Specialist (OSS) position functions as the liaison and advisor to the organization's leadership and facilitates initiatives across the enterprise. The OSS is a multifaceted job function...more


ECE Toddler Teacher - Jewish Community Center. The toddler teacher is responsible for providing a loving and nurturing environment and developing and implementing activities which promote stimulation, learning, and fun. The toddler teacher must be able to work...more

2nd Shift Advocate (Full-time) - Sheltering Wings Center for Women. The Advocates supervise the daily operations and overall structure of the residential component of the shelter within these major components: interaction with the women and children and documentation of such...more

4 Permanent Part-time weekend Advocate Positions - Sheltering Wings Center for Women. The Advocates supervise the daily operations and overall structure of the residential component of the shelter within these major components: interaction with the women and children and documentation of such...more

Family Resource Director - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center. This position coordinates a comprehensive program of services designed to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency for families and provides oversight of a comprehensive resource program that offers both information...more

Master's Prepared Social Worker - MissionPoint Health Partners. Are you ready to make a career change that will take all of the knowledge that you've gained and bring it to an organization committed to improving health care in new and innovative ways? As a Health Partner, Integrative...more

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Last week's jobs

Fund Development

Development Assistant - Parks Foundation of Hendricks County. The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County seeks a Development Assistant to help with the Foundation's operation and donor relation activities. This positional will be the first, and at this time, only paid staff member...more

Director of Development - Kiwanis International Foundation. The Kiwanis International Foundation Director of Development position is a strategic position that works closely with the COO in all aspects of the foundation's fundraising efforts. They will work with the Board...more

Director of Development - Kingsway Christian School. The full time Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for KCS. The Director of Development is responsible for growing the donor file and building a broad base of annual support for Kingsway Christian...more


Community Coordinator, Great Indy Cleanup (GIC) - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). This position will work to connect the community to KIB programs to enhance public spaces, strengthen multi-year neighborhood partnerships, and build relationships between individuals and the natural...more

Community Outreach Associate - IU Health Methodist Hospital. IU Health is currently looking for a full time Community Outreach Associate at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. This position exists to support the development and execution of community...more

Administration Assistant/Finance

Accounting Assistant - Brebeuf Jesuit. The Accounting Assistant will assist with accounting team coordination and provide support for effective business...more


Production Manager - Indianapolis Children's Choir. Premier children's arts organization seeks bright, energetic person for Production Manager position. Responsibilities include coordinating and staffing performances, choir communications, uniform...more

Clubhouse Assistant Director - Circle City Clubhouse. The Assistant Director is a professional position with Circle City Clubhouse, providing services for adults with mental illnesses in accordance with the Clubhouse International standards. All Clubhouse staff work side by side...more

Manager of Support Services-Social Services/Mental Health - Partners In Housing. Partners In Housing Development Corporation (Partners In Housing) seeks a qualified individual to join its team as the Manager of Support Services-Social Services/Mental Health. Partners In Housing is a not...more

Program Director - Playworks. The Program Director will oversee the planning and implementation of Playworks' comprehensive school-based play and youth development programming. This includes training and oversight of Program...more

Respite Ally - Autism Society of Indiana (ASI). The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) is looking for a new Respite Ally to work out of the Indianapolis home office. The Respite Ally's primary purpose is to ensure that the ASI Respite Care / Personal Assistance...more

Therapist (part-time) - Ascent 121. Ascent 121 provides advocacy and recovery services for teen survivors of human trafficking in central Indiana. We are seeking a part time Therapist to perform diagnostic assessments and to provide...more

Independent Living Advocate (ILA) - accessABILITY-Center for Independent Living. The Independent Living Advocate (ILA) provides outreach and information to people with disabilities in accessABILITY's service area. S/he helps to connect people with disabilities to existing community...more

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