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December 22, 2015

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Nonprofits assail IRS rule

By Tim Devaney, staff writer, The Hill

Nonprofit groups are assailing a proposed rule from the Internal Revenue Service, warning the regulations could dry up donations and leave them vulnerable to hacking.

The IRS is proposing new requirements for nonprofits to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors.

Currently, nonprofits send donors a form verifying their contributions, which they use for tax purposes. However, the IRS is proposing changes that would require these nonprofits to collect their donors' SSNs to provide directly to the agency.

But this could put a bull's-eye on nonprofits, critics say. Read more.

Congress passes bill to make charitable IRA rollover, other tax incentives permanent

By Sherri Welch, senior reporter, Crain's Detroit Business

The U.S. Congress has approved a bill that would make three charitable tax incentives permanent, according to Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector, which called the move "a monumental victory on Capital Hill" in an open letter to its members.

Independent Sector and the nonprofit sector as a whole have been advocating to make the charitable incentives a permanent part of the tax code for a decade. During that time, the incentives have repeatedly expired before, in some cases, being retroactively renewed, confounding and frustrating donors and advisers alike.

Read more.

Making big bets for social change

By William Foster, Gail Perreault, Alison Powell and Chris Addy, Bridgespan, for SSIR

When Don Fisher stepped down as chief executive of the Gap in the late 1990s, he and his wife, Doris, decided that they wanted to tackle one of the most difficult social challenges in the United States: improving public education.

Through an expert advisor, they learned about the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), which at the time consisted of just two charter middle schools -- one in Houston and one in New York City. And after lengthy due diligence, the Fishers committed to giving $15 million over three years (roughly three times the organization's annual revenue at the time) to bring KIPP's results- oriented methods to many more communities and students.

The Fishers bet big, and they bet smart. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Evaluating the right income strategies for your nonprofit

By Jamie Levine Daniel, assistant professor of nonprofit management, SPEA IUPUI

Nonprofits often engage in earned revenue activities to generate revenue to fund their mission-driven programs and services. These market-based income activities can take many forms -- some directly related to the organization's mission, some not.

For example to generate funds, an art museum can charge admission to an exhibit, which is directly related to mission or the organization can sell food in a café, which does not have a direct connection to mission. Both generate income, but each may not ultimately affect the organization's program/service delivery in the same way.

Certain revenue activities may, indeed, ultimately support the organization's mission. However, these other activities may draw organizational attention and resources away from the mission-related activities. The connection between the earned-revenue activity and the mission matters, and the following embeddedness framework offers a way to assess whether an earned revenue activity will have the desired effect for an organization. Read more.

People on the move

The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has named Lori Kaplan as executive director. She assumes the role after serving on an interim basis since April. — Inside Indiana Business

Abigail Werling has been named vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Evansville. At the university since 2004, she has served as interim vice president since May following Jack Barner's retirement.— Inside Indiana Business

Indiana Campus Compact has promoted Summer Sharp to director of grants and operations. Sharp has been with ICC since 2007 and most recently served as the office manager.

Jennifer Gallagher has been named chief financial officer of Disciples Church Extension Fund and Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. She served in a similar role at the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. — Inside Indiana Business

The Humane Society of Indianapolis hired Nick Radivan as director of corporate partnerships. Radivan was formally the director of strategic alliances at Kiwanis International. Summer Keown has been hired as special events manager. Most recently, she was the executive director and organized the Earth Day Indiana Festival.



Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a three-year $900,000 to Indiana Campus Compact, a partnership of 34 institutions of higher education representing 60 campuses throughout the state. The award will help create and support programs that offer community engagement opportunities for college students, deepen students' commitment to service and provide them with valuable job-related skills.

The Villages of Indiana, the state's largest child and family services nonprofit organization, announced it has received $300,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to support its goal to find, train and support qualified Hoosier foster families and increase the number of foster families to care for abused and neglected children.

For its 2016 tournament, Brackets For Good has teamed up with IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to provide program and organizational evaluation expertise. Since its beginning it has raised more than $1.3 million for local charities. This year, the tournament expanded from Indianapolis to Louisville, and in 2016 will add several markets including Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Minneapolis. Learn more.

In early 2016, children with autism will have a new, state-of-the-art, multisensory activity gym designed to meet their needs. With a $10,000 grant from the Learning by Giving class at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, the Easter Seals Crossroads will complete this gym for its newest facility (321 E. Thompson Rd.). The 500-square foot space will annually provide suitable learning and physical activities for 1,400 people with disabilities, 400 of which are children.

The Conner Prairie Alliance, a women's volunteer group founded more than 30 years ago, achieved a major fundraising milestone, raising over $1 million to support the Central Indiana museum.

A total of 103 Indianapolis Public Schools parents, grandparents and guardians graduated from Stand University for Parents' (Stand UP) six-week program and learned how to better support the academic success of the children in their lives and build meaningful partnerships with school leaders.

The Excel Center, the adult charter school created by Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, received a $100,000 Annie E. Casey Foundation grant through its new Generation Work initiative, which is aimed at identifying effective ways to help young people from low-income families get and keep well-paying jobs. Partners for this project include EmployIndy, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Conexus Indiana, the Office of Family and Social Services Administration and Ivy Tech Community College. The Casey Foundation announced The Excel Center's award, along with four others from across the nation.

Professional development

HR NFP Peer Group: Are you ready for the new overtime pay and salary regulation changes? In this interactive session on Jan. 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. learn how to prepare your organization for the proposed pay regulation changes at FirstPerson Advisory (9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 910). For full description of this event, click here.

2016 Douglas W. Eberle not-for-profit board governance series. This 9-month series meets monthly at the Lafayette Country Club (1500 S. 9th St., Lafayette.) National and regional presenters with expertise in board governance will present information essential to guiding and sustaining nonprofits. Entire series is $150 per person or $20 for individual sessions; and an organization may rotate board members for sessions, if one seat is purchased. For more information, click here.

Improving your boardroom communication webinar. In this recorded session, Robin Hindsman, a BoardSource senior governance consultant, discusses the barriers to effective and productive communication and how to promote and support robust discourse through the posing of vital questions designed to see, seek, use and share information. $35 non-members. Learn more.

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NEED. Hancock County Senior Services is in need of a working fax machine for one of its deaf clients. Contact Cindi Martin at cmartin@hscci.org or 317-462-1103.

DONATION. Office furniture. Four Geiger maple multi-function corner workspaces with desk and top overhead storage cabinetry. Recipient needs to pay for tear down and delivery. For more information contact Lisa Lovell at lisa@allosventures.com or 317-275-6806.


National news

To boost individual donor giving, nonprofits need a plan. There's a lot of advice out there about how nonprofits can raise money from individual donors. But many nonprofits remain overwhelmed and confused about the best options for their work.

If you want nonprofits to act more like businesses, then treat them like businesses. The frustrating reality is that nonprofits are judged as businesses without being given the rights and resources to fully operate as businesses.

A funder zeroes in on a promising solution to inequality: middle-skilled jobs. The Siemens Foundation's CEO shares why investing millions in STEM middle-skills workforce development can help close the income divide, while curbing student debt.

Survey. Have 10-15 minutes? Please consider participating in the 2015-2016 Stanford Survey on Leadership and Management in the Nonprofit Sector. All participants will be provided a summary of the research findings at the conclusion of the survey and be entered in a raffle to receive a $300 prize.

Sponsors' insights

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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.

Conveniently located

Conveniently located near Butler University, Christian Theological Seminary and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (42nd and Michigan Rd.). Current tenants include nonprofit organizations representing education, environmental, faith and social services. Amenities include special introductory rates, full service leases, nicely-equipped conference rooms of various sizes, ample free parking and helpful on-site management. Contact 317-923-3617 or iic@indianainterchurch.org for more information.


This week's jobs

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Executive Director, Part-time - Leaders in Navigating Knowledge (LINK). LINK is a resource for the community to gather and share information about the variety of education opportunities and links individuals with resources to help plan, prepare and pay for education beyond high school...more


Executive Assistant (part-time) - Central Indiana Land Trust. (Part-time: Flexible scheduling may be possible within standard work hours up to 20 hours a week. Occasional evening or weekend meetings.) The purpose of this position is to perform a wide range of administrative...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 Care...more

Enthusiastic Childcare Provider (part-time) - St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Enthusiastic, reliable, dependable, engaging Sunday morning childcare provider needed for children ages 0 - 3 years...more

Employment Services Manager - Bosma Enterprises. Bosma Enterprises, an Indianapolis based company, is looking for an Employment Services Manager who will be responsible for managing the Employment Services department in assisting clients in securing community employment...more


Community Engagement Coordinator - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo). IndyGo is adding a Community Engagement Coordinator to the Marketing Team. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the executing outreach plans to foster relationships and...more

Fund Development

Director of Development - Purdue Research Foundation. The Purdue Research Foundation, University Development Office has an opening for a Director of Development in the College of Science representing the following units Computer Science, Physics...more

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Administrative Leadership/Support

Business Coach - Business Ownership Initiative. Business Ownership Initiative is a local not-for-profit which provides technical assistance, micro lending and workshop opportunities to entrepreneurs wishing to start or expand...more

Chief Operating Officer - CICOA Aging & In Home Solutions. CICOA's Chief Operation Officer directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors...more

Director, IndyEast Promise Zone - John Boner Neighborhood Centers. The John Boner Neighborhood Centers is seeking a dynamic and passionate leader to serve as the Director of the IndyEast Promise Zone. The IndyEast Promise Zone is a ten-year federal designation designed to promote...more

Affiliate Specialist - Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. Do you have great administrative skills? Rock Steady Boxing is looking for a special person to join our team and make a real difference in the lives of people with...more


Nursing Care Staff - St. Paul Hermitage Retirement Community. St. Paul Hermitage Retirement Community is looking for dedicated care staff for our comprehensive nursing unit. CNA's, LPN's RN's. Full or Part-time. Evening...more

HMIS Associate - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP). The HMIS Associate will promote and implement activities that support the Indianapolis Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The position engages and supports organizations in client-level data...more

Family Support Specialist (part-time) - Healthy Families Hendricks County. (Part-time, 20 hours/week) The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for providing intense professional case management for families at risk for child abuse and neglect. The FSS will facilitate strengthening...more

Mobile Tax Site Coordinator - United Way of Central Indiana. (temporary full-time position, January - April) At United Way of Central Indiana, we recognize that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Mobile...more

Project Manager, Northwest Area Partnership (part-time) - Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. In September 2015, the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced that the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety was awarded a federal grant through the Byrne Criminal Justice...more

Director of Programs - Chaucie's Place. The Director of Programs is responsible for managing, developing and implementing the agency's child sexual abuse and youth suicide prevention programs Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for ChildrenTM, Stewards...more


Microloan Officer - Business Ownership Initiative. The Microloan Officer applies the principles of lending within an assigned area of Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), a division of the Indy Chamber's Entrepreneur Services Division. The Microloan Officer directs...more

Bookkeeper. This position is responsible for full-cycle bookkeeping, which requires an ability to juggle several organizational tasks at once. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of general ledger, accounts receivable...more

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