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December 8, 2015

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Technology helps food banks handle holiday surge

By Erica E. Phillips, reporter, Wall Street Journal Logistics Report

Each year, food donations coming in to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee surge from November through December to nearly double what the charity receives in the rest of the year.

It is a deluge of everything from canned soups, boxed cereal to crated vegetables and fruits, presenting an operation that depends largely on volunteers with a logistics challenge. To handle the rush, Second Harvest is relying on the sort of technology that retailers and other private companies use to manage the spike in activity that comes with the holidays.

The charity, part of the national network of 200 food banks that operate under Feeding America, uses logistics software made by Exact Macola to help manage the more than 30 million pounds of food it delivers from its warehouses each year. Exact Macola, a Dublin, Ohio-based company, sells business software to small and medium-size companies. Read more.

"Common market" offers innovative solutions to fresh food distribution problems

By John Bare, vice president, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The first wave of innovation demonstrated the potential to grow fruits and vegetables in the middle of cities. Worldwide, now 800 million people are doing it.

The second wave of innovation revealed the sweeping demand among low-income families for fresh produce. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that SNAP spending "at roadside farm stands, farmers markets, and directly from local farmers" reached nearly US$19 million in 2014, "a nearly six-fold increase since 2008."

The next challenge is finding efficient ways to aggregate and distribute fresh produce to small-area geographies and to neighborhoods that lack sufficient density to attract traditional suppliers. In a world where we have digitized nearly every transaction and substituted virtual for personal transactions, the innovative solutions here will have an old-school look. There will be trucks, refrigerated warehouses, and personnel washing, bagging, and delivering food. Read more.

A "whole health" approach to improving access to food and food education

By Philip Sambol, vice president of operations, Good Food Markets for SSIR

I grew up working in my father's restaurant. My father grew up working in his father's restaurant. Food and food service are in my blood; it's an intergenerational passion, and it has led me to spend the last few years trying to work out why food deserts exist. The more I have looked into it, the more incomprehensible it has become. There are people crying out for local grocery stores -- or any store selling fresh food -- and yet not enough is happening. I thought it was because no one was listening to communities, but I have come to realize that listening is not enough; we must do. But doing is tough, and requires that we constantly ask new questions and find new solutions.

If you're going to think about food in the United States, there's no better place than New Orleans; "the Big Easy," as it's known, is a food lover's paradise. I arrived there in late 2012, with some savings and an income stream of royalties from my previous life. I spent the latter part of that year and early 2013 volunteering with various "food access" nonprofits, and meeting with long-time food and social justice activists to understand the problems. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Six best practices for managing unhappy employees

By Jeremy York, HR Field Representative, Synergy

No one ever said that managing employees was an easy job. While most managers enjoy leading and developing their staff's skills, dealing with unhappy employees can be challenging. At times it can be consuming, awkward, uncomfortable or confrontational. Unhappy employees can take up a manager's time -- time that could be spent encouraging top performers to keep up the good work. These are all reasons why many times unhappy employees and their behaviors are never addressed.

Encouraging dissatisfied employees to continue their behavior by not directly addressing it negatively impacts your business and can create a negative work environment. It can have an impact on others' work, upset customers by offering subpar service, result in unsatisfactory job performance because they just don't care and take advantage of company resources. Read more.

People on the move

Judith (Judy) Duncan has been named the executive director for youth connections in Johnson and Morgan Counties. Duncan was formerly with Handi-Capable Hands, Franklin Township Education Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation.

Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) hired Laura Weaver as the director of programs and member development. Laura has served as the coordinator of the center for service learning and leadership at Purdue University North Central for the past seven years.

Joanna Robles will take on the role of community programs coordinator at Classical Music Indy. She is originally from Southern California and has a diverse background in outreach, research and engaging diverse communities. — Inside Indiana Business

Michael Foddrill, Jr. is the executive director of the Hollis Adams Foundation.

The 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. announced that Cassandra Anderson is director of programs and Joseph Eldridge volunteer/community outreach coordinator. Both joined the organization to further enhance programming, community engagement and volunteer management. Previously, Anderson served as a case manager for homeless veterans and families for the Homeless Initiative Program and Eldridge led charity review and events for the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau.

Jason Emmerson has been named executive director of United Caring Services in Evansville. He has worked in the nonprofit and community service sector for the past 13 years, mostly recently in Missouri. — Inside Indiana Business

The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has named Chuck Johnson president. The former VU provost has led the institution on an interim basis since August. He succeeds Dick Helton, who took the helm in 2004 and announced his retirement earlier this year. — Inside Indiana Business


Women's Fund of Central Indiana, the only foundation dedicated solely to investing in women and girls in Central Indiana, has awarded grants totaling $157,500 to 17 nonprofits. The grants support the Women's Fund four priority areas are domestic violence, caregiving, insufficient income and girls. For the full list of grants awarded, click here.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis deadline for submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is Jan. 15. Nonprofits can download the LOI form, which is the first step in applying for next year's grant, on Impact 100's website at www.impact100indy.org. Any questions can be directed to grants@impact100indy.org.

Big Car Collaborative is the recipient of $250K from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation and a two-year $125,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Funds will serve to renovate and occupy two formerly vacant buildings in Garfield Park as community art spaces and leverage cultural and economic revitalization of the near Southside neighborhood. Read more.

Amazon Prime Now made a special delivery to The Children's Bureau, Inc. in Indianapolis on Thanksgiving to help the children's shelter celebrate the holiday. Amazon donated various food items as well as many miscellaneous hygiene products to fulfill the shelter's needs list.

Groundwork Indy has received a $5000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support its Green Team Program for youth development and employment for its on-the-ground community renewal projects. Read more.

Professional development

Online fundraising best practices for nonprofits webinar on Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

The story of your business and the business of your story on Jan 22 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Barnes & Thornburg (11 S. Meridian St., 5th floor). Learn to harness the power of your organization's story to attract, retain, and engage customers, clients or donors. Discover the important stories about your organization or business and learn how to shape and tell these stories. Cost: $100. To register, click here.

Improving your boardroom communication recorded webinar. In this webinar, Robin Hindsman, a BoardSource senior governance consultant, discuss 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. Learn more.

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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.

Adult volunteers are needed for a new Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program called STEM Scouts. STEM Scouts focuses on providing fun, exciting, hands-on extracurricular opportunities for boys and girls, grades 3-12, in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Volunteers must be registered with the BSA and attend required program training. There is a $50 fee to be a registered BSA volunteer which includes a criminal background check, registration fee, job specific training, youth protection training, access to the STEM Scouts curriculum and on-line portal. For more information contact Bethany Thomas at betthom@crossroadsbsa.org, 317-813-7081 or click here.

Volunteers needed for this season's Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concerts. Contact Donna Finney at dfinney@IndianapolisSymphony.org.


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DONATIONS: Helpers Helping Others Outreach Team (HHOOT) needs paper products, trash bags, paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, spoons, cleaning supplies, etc. Contact: 317-635-0500 or email at Hawkins@HHOOT.com.


National news

How to transition to a nonprofit job. Are you tired of corporate life and fantasize about a career change? Perhaps you've considered stepping into a more vision-driven work environment. Learn about making the transition.

SMS starter kit: A guide to nonprofit text messaging campaigns download. In this interactive guide, learn best practices for engaging supporters via text message, getting them to join your mobile list and writing the perfect welcome message and more.

A national report suggests homelessness is declining in Indiana. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says nearly 5,900 people in the state were reported as experiencing homelessness, a more than nine percent drop from 2010.

Five trends in nonprofit technology. How effectively your nonprofit organization uses business technology has a major influence on your administrative overhead and social impact. Are you making the most of what today's technology has to offer?

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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 - United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana. United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana, an organization whose mission is to advance the quality of life for people with Cerebral Palsy, is seeking a competent and passionate Executive Director who will...more

Executive Director - Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc. Founded in 2007, Beacon of Hope is a Christ-centered organization empowering victims of domestic violence to become self-sufficient by providing safety, support, and education. Working with a staff team of six, Beacon...more

Fund Development

VP of Advancement - Early Learning Indiana. Early Learning Indiana has a rich history dating back to 1899 providing child care services from its beginnings and now embracing the larger and expanding role of advocacy and innovation in early childhood education...more

Donor Development Manager (part-time) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Manage the chapter's development program (major gifts, individual giving, planned giving and foundation giving). Assist in the creation of an integrated plan for...more

Proposal Manager, Sponsored Projects Administration - Ball State University. Professional position available immediately. Responsibilities: facilitate comprehensive external grant proposal development and submission for faculty/staff in designated campus departments or units; provide support...more

Special Events Intern (part-time) - United Way of Central Indiana. (part-time, 20 hours weekly, January - June) 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 Special Events...more

Development Director - New Hope of Indiana. The Development Director will plan, coordinate and oversee all organization fundraising and development activities. This role will work collaboratively with all levels of leadership and program staff to continually develop...more

Volunteer & In-Kind Donations Coordinator - Holy Family Shelter. Holy Family Shelter, an emergency residential shelter for homeless families, has an immediate opening for a full-time Volunteer & In-Kind Donations Coordinator. This position is responsible for managing the shelter's active...more

Executive Director of Advancement Services and IT - Ball State University Foundation. Professional position available immediately. Responsibilities: provide leadership and strategic direction for the Advancement Services and IT area of the Ball State University Foundation; direct and manage all functions...more

Community Engagement Officer - The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. The Community Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that encourages philanthropy, manages charitable assets and directs resources to enhance the quality of life...more

Outreach/Project Management

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator - Little Red Door Cancer Agency. The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator delivers project management and implementation support for key organizational initiatives as assigned by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Director. This position is housed...more

Market Development Lead - Green Technology - Elevate Energy. The Market Development Lead - Green Technology will support development and implementation of a multifamily green building and energy efficiency service offering in Indiana. The selected candidate will effectively...more


Director, Communications - United Way of Central Indiana. Responsible for the development and execution of organization-wide communications strategy that that clearly articulates and increases affinity for United Way of Central Indiana's (UWCI) mission and community impact...more

Membership/Meetings/Communications Manager - HOLLAND-PARLETTE ASSOCIATES. Individual needed to manage membership, meetings and communications for two non-profit professional associations (sfrbm.org and pacificderm.org) within established association management firm. Candidate would...more

Communications Director - Marion County Commission On Youth, Inc. (MCCOY). The Communications Director is responsible for MCCOY's marketing, advertising and public relations functions, providing strategic leadership, setting creative vision and brand identity, and managing all operational...more

Communications Manager - Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. The Communications Manager will develop and execute the communications, marketing and public relations strategy for Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. Communications will 1) motivate audiences to donate, fundraise...more

Corporate Relations Marketing Analyst - Kiwanis International. Responsible for the research and analysis of prospective business opportunities providing recommendations for new products, services and business lines to support growth in revenue, partnerships and Kiwanis family membership...more

Program Officer(Scholarships) - The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. The Community Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that encourages philanthropy, manages charitable assets and directs resources to enhance the quality....more

Sales/Business Development

Financial Representative - Thrivent Financial. Thrivent is a Fortune 300, not-for-profit membership organization of Christians. We help our nearly 2.4 million member-owners reach their financial goals so they can feel more confident about what the future has in store...more

Administrative Leadership/Support

Lean Project Coordinator - 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

Administrative Assistant - Children's Bureau. Career Opportunity Where You Can Make a True Difference. Do you have a heart for abused and neglected children, and a passion for helping strengthen families? Are you known for your organizational skills and attention...more


Program Manager, Homeless Youth Justice Program - Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is looking for a compassionate and driven person to "seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8) as a Program Manager in the newly-created Homeless Youth...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 Children™, Stewards...more

Workforce Development Employment Specialist - Indianapolis Urban League. Indianapolis Urban League's Workforce Development Department has an immediate opening for a well-organized and detail-oriented Employment Specialist to provide work readiness and job placement support to...more

Assessment Specialist, Substance Abuse - Emberwood Center. Emberwood Center promotes growth, respect and integrity through community based services to address the cycle of addiction with individuals and families. We are looking for mission driven, dedicated individuals, to...more

Treatment Counselor, Spanish Speaking - Emberwood Center. Emberwood Center promotes growth, respect and integrity through community based services to address the cycle of addiction with individuals and families. We are looking for mission driven, dedicated individuals, to fill...more

Director, Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative - MCCOY Inc. The Director of the Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative is responsible for oversight and management of the initiative and successful implementation and coordination of the EIP strategic plan. The initiative is focused...more

Case Manager - Holy Family Shelter. Holy Family Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless families, has an immediate opening for a full-time Case Manager. The Case Manager is responsible for conducting intakes and assessments, as well as developing...more

Public Policy Intern - United Way of Central Indiana. (Full-time, January - April) The UWCI public policy intern will assist with the development and implementation of UWCI's public policy agenda. This internship will provide a valuable opportunity to experience...more

Student Support Specialist - TeenWorks. TeenWorks is seeking an experienced, bilingual youth worker to serve as a Student Support Specialist with the TeenWorks 360 Program. The Student Support Specialist empowers, supports and guides students to measurable...more

Bilingual Program Outreach Coordinator - Brooke's Place. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of new programming aimed at providing grief services to families impacted by homicide, the Latino community, and other underserved areas...more

AmeriCorps VISTA (2 Full-Time Positions) - Indiana Association for Community Economic Development. The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members. The VISTAs will work to increase assets for low-wealth Hoosiers and help create community-level change...more


Accounting Clerk - Indiana Donor Network. This position is responsible for daily record keeping, accounting functions, payroll processing, and assisting management with the protection of corporate financial assets and resources for Indiana Donor Network and related...more

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Last week's jobs

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

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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