February 18, 2020
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Storytelling and social change
Featuring Jessica Blank, Nicole Starr, Marya Bangee and Courtney Cogburn, Inside Social Innovation Podcast

How do stories work to expand and accelerate impact? A roundtable discussion between four storytellers and leaders of change on narrative's power to reach and inspire new audiences is featured in this podcast.

The entertainment industry has become an important partner to the nonprofit sector, inspiring people to become active around social issues such as climate, poverty and human rights. What can campaigns for change learn from narrative storytelling experts? How can nonprofit leaders successfully partner with entertainment companies? Listen to the podcast here.
Georgetown’s offers a certificate in social-impact storytelling
Georgetown University’s Certificate in Social Impact Storytelling teaches change makers of all types, especially current and aspiring marketers, communicators, fundraisers, and journalists, how to harness the power of effective storytelling for the strategic benefit of an organization and society as a whole. With a curriculum developed from Georgetown University’s renowned Center for Social Impact Communication, the program provides you with opportunities to learn from applied research, engage with expert faculty and industry thought leaders, and develop your personal skills as a storyteller.
Nonprofit-governance course helps graduates improve boards and organizations
By Leslie Wells, assistant director of communications, O’Neill School at IUPUI

In 2017, Nigena Livingston was building Urban Act Academy, a K to 8 charter school in Indianapolis, from the ground up. She had worked as an educator for more than 15 years, but launching a charter school was unfamiliar territory. 

She was beginning to write the school’s charter and establish its founding board, but she lacked clear direction. 

“I had been a principal but felt like a novice when it came to being a CEO,” Livingston says. “I needed more information about boards and board management. I wanted to know how to support my board so that we would know we were on track and doing right by our students.”

So she enrolled in IU Executive Education’s Effective Nonprofit Governance certificate course through the O’Neill School. The six-session program includes lessons on the responsibilities of board members, the evolution of a board, how members help with fundraising, and how to best hold CEOs accountable for advancing the organization’s mission.  Read more.
Victoria Eder joined the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH, the university’s signature partnership in Kenya, as assistant director for logistics and education programs. She previously coordinated service trip logistics at Timmy Global Health.
Ella Boyd has joined The Arc of Indiana as Chapter Advocacy Manager. She previously served as Executive Director of The Arc of Bartholomew County.
Mark Bauer has joined The Arc of Indiana Foundation as director of major gifts. He previously served as president and CEO of Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation.
Alexis Harrison was named development and marketing manager for Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. She previously served as annual fund manager for St. Richard’s Episcopal School.
The Literacy Alliance has named Melinda Haines as its chief executive officer. Most recently, she served as the director of the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy.
The Indiana Pharmacists Association (IPA) is pleased to announce that Darren Covington joins IPA as its executive vice president. His previous experience includes service as a deputy attorney general in the Licensing Enforcement Unit and as director of the medical and pharmacy boards of Indiana.
The Indiana State Medical Association has named Steve Cooke director of communications. He most recently served as deputy mayor for the city of Noblesville.
Scott J. Shackelford was appointed executive director of the Ostrom Workshop on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Shackelford has served as the workshop's acting director since August 2019 and is also director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. – Inside Indiana Business
The Indiana Department of Education, in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health, is offering regional trainings about the impact of vaping. Topics include data related to youth vaping; discussion about model policies for schools; education and community resources available and information about the Catch My Breath curriculum. For a full list of training dates and locations, click here.

Community Compass launched an app recently to help users find food pantries, farmers’ markets and hot meal sites. It is also designed to navigate a variety of nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The project was funded by the City-County Council and overseen by Office of Public Health and Safety. For more information, call 317-434-3758 for visit https://www.indyhunger.org/compass

Indianapolis Public Library Board plans to close the Fountain Square Branch this spring and relocate to the West Perry brance. Then the nonprofit Indy Reads will move into the 5,145 square foot building in late summer. Approval of the plan is expected by the end of February. Read more.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis grant pool this year will fund two $100,000 Change-Maker grants. Recipients will be determined at its 15th annual awards celebration in June. To date, 17 local nonprofits have received $100,000 high-impact grants and 42 have received unrestricted, residual grants as a result of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis’ collective giving. For more information, click here.

St. Richard’s Episcopal School exceeded its $4.5 million capital campaign goal for the Campus Expansion Project. Raising $5.5 million allowed the school to expand its facilities and in December opened the Brougher Family Early Childhood Center. Additionally, two STEM classrooms and a flexible space, Creative Commons, are located in the building. 

Indiana Landmarks distributed $176,250 to nonprofit organizations to help preserve places across the state. The 2019 fiscal-year grants support projects ranging from structural analysis for endangered places to a documentary about the West Baden Colored Church and an effort to place a rural farmhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn about recipients, click here
Indianapolis Motor Speedway needs volunteers for the Indy 500 on May 24 at noon and simultaneous fundraise at IMS. Groups will work in a variety of hospitality and guest services event roles. For additional information contact Hannah Huffman at hhuffman@brickyard.com. For additional information on this volunteer opportunity, click here.

Attend Newfields Volunteer Recruitment Fair on March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon to learn about the wide range of volunteer opportunities. For more information on the event, click here
Report: Half of fundraisers plan to leave their roles within 2 years. Most cite intense pressure and a lack of appreciation for their efforts, according to a survey from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Is urgent, grassroots philanthropy the wave of the future? Rather than investing resources in slow, incremental change, are lean and disruptive philanthropic efforts like Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) the new wave?
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Reserve a room for your next meeting or training at St. Paul's Indy.
Looking for a meeting space on Indy's Northside? St. Paul's Indy has six rentable spaces that can accommodate groups from six to 250. Building is handicap-accessible and has a large parking lot and ample street parking. Guest wifi and A/V equipment included. Interested in learning more?  Click here  for accommodation details, pricing and an inquiry form.
Prime office space for lease in the heart of Indy's Downtown
Share office space with other nonprofits in the Platform in the City Market Complex (202 E. Market St.). Affordable spaces available for up to 60 people or 6 - 8 employees. Among the amenities tenants have shared access to large and small conference spaces, fiber optic internet and wifi, color and B/W printers/copiers/scanners, and a kitchen stocked with premium coffee. Easy access to parking, public transportation, a bike hub, outdoor plaza, and cultural trail, along with many great restaurants. For more information contact Tosseia Holmes at  tholmes@lisc.org  or 317-454-8497 or  click here.
Are you looking for a small office downtown? Look no further. The Heier Building (10 S. New Jersey St.) is located in the heart of Indianapolis and has 630 square feet available. It is a five-minute walk from City Market and within walking distance to Monument Circle, Mass Ave and Fountain Square. Contact Lena Hackett at 317-423-1770 for detail.
President and CEO - ArtMix 
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Director of Development - Indianapolis Ballet

Development Director - Hear Indiana 

Development Manager - Indianapolis Parks Foundation

Development Director - Raising Indianapolis Schools to Excellence (RISE INDY)


Assistant Director - Circle City Clubhouse

Front Desk Office Coordinator - Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

Office Manager - Athenaeum Foundation

Government Relations and Public Policy Manager - United Way of Central Indiana

Coalition Builder - Prosperity Indiana

Real Estate Manager - Renew Indianapolis

Ticket Coordinator - Indiana Sports Corp

Vice President & General Counsel - Independent Colleges of Indiana

Marketing /Communications/Events

Director, Communications - Simon Youth Foundation

Special Events Coordinator - Indianapolis Zoo


Accounting & General Entity Management Services (Contract - RFP) - Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Foundation, Inc.

Pledge and Payment Processing Specialist - United Way of Central Indiana

Finance Manager - Girls Inc. National Resource Center

Accountant - The International School of Indiana 


Neighborhood Engagement Program Manager - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)

Youth Tree Team & Maintenance Coordinator (part-time) - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)

College Readiness Coordinator - Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

Director of Extended Programs - Sycamore School

Residential Child Therapist - Adult and Child

Behavioral Therapist - New Hope of Indiana

Re-Entry Case Manager - Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc.

Youth Protection Manager - Kiwanis International

Education Program Coordinator - Indiana Latino Institute

Clubhouse Social Rehabilitation Staff - Circle City Clubhouse

Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana


IndyEast Promise Zone VISTAs - John Boner Neighborhood Centers

Community Outreach VISTA 2020 - Indy Hunger Network



Construction Superintendent - Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

Utility Person - HVAF of Indiana, Inc.