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February 2, 2016

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Reframing issues in the digital age

By Julie Sweetland and Rob Shore, FrameWork Institute, Nonprofit Quarterly

One of a social advocate's most critical acts is to frame an issue. In framing, a communicator uses language, metaphor, and other means to bring the community into the issue in a particular way.

So, for instance, tobacco control advocates reframed tobacco from a "personal vice" narrative, in which the public discourse centered around individual choice and behavior, to a "defective product" narrative, in which the role of corporate malfeasance and the need for protective regulations became clear.

Reframing an issue is hard work, as frames are socially shared and persist over time; but it is worth it, because public opinion and policy preferences are frame dependent. The stories nonprofit communicators tell have the power to make the public more or less supportive of positive changes -- for instance, in the way we support human health and well-being, distribute society's resources, and redress long-standing injustices. Read more.

Framing public issues

By staff, FrameWorks Institute

The FrameWorks Institute works with nonprofit groups and philanthropic foundations to document how the American public understands various social issues and how nonprofit communicators can frame the public discourse on those issues to advance policy outcomes.

To do this, it has developed an approach called strategic frame analysis (SFA), a new way of thinking about communications that FrameWorks believes is especially relevant to the types of social issues addressed by workshop participants. These tools are designed to inspire new thinking and new techniques among policy experts and advocates who seek to resolve social problems — whether for children and families in a particular state or for the global environment. Read more.

Poverty more relevant for childhood obesity

By Vanessa Rancano, freelance journalist, NPR

As researchers have searched for ways to explain the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., many have posited that a child's race or ethnicity alone can put them at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese.

Kim Eagle, a professor of internal medicine and health management and policy at the University of Michigan, was skeptical of this thinking. His hunch was that poverty was a much more important part of the equation.

And he saw an opportunity to parse the connections between childhood obesity, poverty and race in Massachusetts, where public health officials have been collecting race, body mass index and other data on about 112,000 students from about 70 of the state's school districts. Read more.

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2016 workplace trends

By Paul Ashley, Advisor, FirstPerson

Each fall, FirstPerson's team gets together to identify workplace trends we see emerging for the coming year.

Benefits are an ever-changing field and engaging employees from various generations is challenging to many employers.

Watch the short video to hear from CEO Bryan Brenner and me about the 2016 workplace trends we see emerging or read the transcript.

People on the move

David Siler has joined Families First as its president. Siler served for 12 years as the executive director of the secretariat (department) of Catholic Charities and Family Ministries for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Previously he was the agency director of St. Elizabeth Coleman pregnancy and adoption services.

Taylor University has named Lowell Haines president-elect. The 1975 graduate has served as an attorney at Indianapolis-based Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for 25 years. — Inside Indiana Business

Julie Manning Magid has been named the director of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Magid is currently an associate professor of business law at Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. — Inside Indiana Business

Studebaker National Museum in South Bend has announced that Patrick Slebonick is its executive director. Slebonick was previously associate director at Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. — Inside Indiana Business

Dubois County Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Brad Ward is leaving to serve as director of community philanthropy for the Council on Foundations. In his new position, Ward will provide leadership on community philanthropy issues. — Inside Indiana Business

DePauw University has named Bonnie Jo Campbell the Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing. Campbell is best known for the novels and short stories she has written, including Once Upon a River. — Inside Indiana Business


Well Done Marketing is offering a new in-kind $20,000 Give-A-Damn grant. It will provide digital marketing strategy and support for the Google Grants Adwords program to one Indiana nonprofit for one year. Applications are due Feb.15. Read more.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis (www.impact100indy.org) will give away $151,000 in early June. Contributions are from 176 women members, with 43 new members involved in this year's decision-making. One organization will receive $100,000 and the remaining funds will be shared equally between the other four finalists. After this year's award, the volunteer organization will have granted $1.7 milliion in gifts over 11 years to Central Indiana nonprofit organizations.

Roche Diagnostics' Children's Walk and The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. Fund, now a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, awarded Jameson Camp $15,000 in support of Tataya Mato, its camp session for youth impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Indiana University broke ground on the Paul H. O'Neill Graduate Center at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The $12 million, 28,000 square-foot facility will be adjacent to SPEA's current building on the Bloomington campus. Read more.

Athenaeum Foundation announced its historic renovation, capital campaign, and in honor of the lead gift will rename the theatre for Frank and Katrina Basile. Read more.

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has reached its $5 million Give to Lead, Give to Learn Endowment campaign goal six months ahead of schedule. Read more.

The Children's Museum is to launch $8 million in space-themed attractions in late June or early July. Located in the redesigned planetarium, "Beyond Spaceship Earth," will be an immersive permanent exhibit focused on space exploration. Read more.

One of the largest church congregations in the Indianapolis area, Grace Church, paid $5 million for the 66,000-square-foot, three-story office building in Nora and will offer services at this location. Read more.

Professional development

Developing an effective volunteer position description on Feb. 11 at 8:00 to 10 a.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center, Cook Theater (1201 Central Ave.) CIAVA offers this session to learn how to develop effective volunteer position descriptions, the importance and role of a position description when recruiting volunteers and how a position description can help set standards & expectations for staff and volunteers. Cost: $17. To register, click here.

Raising of America: Early childhood and future of our nation screening of the documentary on Feb. 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ruth Lilly Theater of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (3000 N. Meridian St.) Film is followed by a panel discussion with representatives of Indiana's public health and safety, community development, policy and early childhood education communities. Free but must RSVP. To register, click here.

Best practices for reserves: creating, maintaining and sustaining reserves on Feb. 18 at 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at INCPAS Prof. Dev. & Conf. Ctr. (8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite #100.) Come join the nonprofit CFO peer group for a discussion of how to make the case to senior management and the board about the need to use resources for capital and operating expenses in addition to mission-related expenses. Free. To register, click here.

Developing your fundraising plan on Feb. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College Conference Center (Room 102, 261 Commerce Dr., Marion, IN.) A sound fundraising plan engages your board, staff, volunteers and those you serve by putting strategies in place to help fund your organization's vision. Cost $10. To register, click here.

Disability inclusion best practices networking breakfast on Feb. 25 at 7:30 a.m. at D'amore Events of Indianapolis (Suite 4800, 111 Monument Circle). Take advantage of this free networking and learning opportunity as industry experts and local business leaders discuss how to successfully recruit, hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Breakfast included. Free. To register, click here.

Opportunity Indianapolis on April 14 and 15 or August 18 and 19. This is a unique two-day field trip around town, and is the perfect way to get introduced to Indy's places, leaders and issues. A must-do if you are new to the city, new to your job or just looking for ways to make an impact in the community. Pricing and additional details can be found at www.leadershipindianapolis.com.

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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.

First Book Indy is in need of volunteers with media experience -- both social and traditional -- as well as experienced grant writers. First Book Indy is a volunteer group committed to providing access to new books for children in need in Marion County and the surrounding counties. Contact Sarah at firstbookindy@gmail.com.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art. The IMA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to donate their time and passion for art! It has a variety of opportunities opening this Spring as part of its guest services and experience-focused volunteer group. If interested in the program or would like to attend one of the following group interview sessions - Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Feb. 27 from 10 to noon. Please contact Chris Morehead at cmorehead@imamuseum.org or 317-923-1331 x297 to get more information on volunteerism at the museum.

The Arthritis Foundation will host its Juvenile Arthritis Warrior Camp from July 6 to 8 at Bradford Woods in Martinsville and is seeking volunteers to serve as camp counselors, medical staff and activity leaders. Volunteers will be expected to participate for the entire camp and need to pass a background check. Must be over the age of 18, and out of high school. Please note: Some leadership roles require an age of at least 20. For more information, contact Jillian Lain, at jlain@arthritis.org.


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National news

Small business philanthropy on the rise. Recent data collected by Alignable shows small and medium business owners give more to charity on a percentage basis than their corporate counterparts.

What role does philanthropy play in the PR industry? Do philanthropy and PR seem a bit counterintuitive? In today's media-savvy nonprofit environment, a multitude of foundations are proving that connection.

Crafting your nonprofit marketing message. Many nonprofits struggle with marketing. This 19-page white paper by Network for Good describes seven steps to create the best nonprofit marketing plan.

The charitable habits of Generation X, Y, baby boomers and matures. The Next Generation of American Giving reveals multichannel preferences and charitable habits of each.



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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.

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Technology, software, services

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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.


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VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm: goes beyond accounting, tax and auditing services and provides business advice and turnaround services for nonprofits in an ever-changing business landscape.

Fund development

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance: brings back its Directory of Indiana Grantmakers. The searchable, online database, includes profiles for over 1,000 funders of Indiana nonprofits. Pre-order now for early-bird pricing; available at the end of the first quarter.

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates: Authentic strategic and philanthropic consulting firm that offers client-focused, highly-customized solutions. The firm specializes in assisting nonprofit groups with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, feasibility studies and general fundraising counsel.

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.

The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED): supports a network of organizations to build vital communities and resilient families through community building, training, technical assistance and advocacy.

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.


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.


Affordable-near Eastside office space

Located in the Genesis Plaza, this 1,937 square feet of affordable business/office space is available. Conveniently located near I-70 at 2855 N. Keystone Ave. The single story facility has a security system and free parking. Other nonprofits on located on site. Five minutes from downtown. For more information or to arrange a visit, contact Dan Wegg at (317) 957-2042 or by email at dwegg@IUHealth.org.


The Sol Center is the perfect place for your next gathering

Host your next business meeting, board meeting, social gathering or board retreat at the Sol Center, home to Meal on Wheels. Located downtown, its 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 10 ft. ?7 ft. ceiling-mounted screens, small stage and podium, a caterer's staging kitchen, coatroom and free-lighted parking. Rental income is used to subsidize meals for our low-income clients. For information, contact Vicki Burdick at 317-252-5558.

Nonprofit setting

Christian Theological Seminary and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (42nd and Michigan Rd.). 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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Administrative Leadership/Support

Head Start Director - Family Development Services. Plans, coordinates and controls the daily operation of program service delivery through other managers: Education and Child development, Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Family and Community Partnerships, Parent...more

Program and Office Assistant (part-time) - Quality Connection. Quality Connection is a labor-management partnership focused on quality electrical construction with a commitment to workforce training, job safety and worker standards. Assist Executive Director to implement compliance...more

Director of Operations - The Nature Conservancy's Indiana Chapter. The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Director of Operations (DOO) to provide overall direction and leadership for all operations functions within this mid-sized Business Unit of 40 or more staff...more

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Indiana Landmarks. The Receptionist is responsible for demonstrating Indiana Landmarks' dedication to high-quality customer service by answering incoming calls and greeting visitors in a friendly, professional manner. The Receptionist also...more


Director of Communications - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY. Our mission is to serve persons in Indiana and Kentucky - without bias or judgement, without fear, without fail - by providing access to high-quality health care confidentially and compassionately; by reducing unintended...more

Director of Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana has an opening for the Director of Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's. This position will manage growth and implementation of the Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's...more

Marketing & Communications Specialist - Fairbanks Hospital. The Marketing and Communications Specialist plans, develops, coordinates, implements and manages marketing and communication strategies and projects for the organization that support the strategic plan. The...more

Director of Communication & Chapter Fundraising - Tri Sigma Foundation. This position will oversee digital and print communication, manage our new fundraising software and continually develop chapter education resources. The person we are looking for is learning agile, intrinsically motivated...more

Digital Media Coordinator - Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate and execute the production of new media content including video, presentations, social media, email communications and other...more


Information Technology Administrator - Indiana Landmarks. Indiana Landmarks, a preeminent statewide non-profit organization with a mission of historic preservation, is seeking a full time Information Technology Administrator. The position is based at our headquarters in Indianapolis...more


Executive Director - Freewheelin' Community Bikes. We seek a competent, inspiring leader who is passionate about our vision and our values. With an entrepreneurial spirit, our leader will help ground our operations so that Nancy's legacy will live on for generations...more

Fund Development

Director of Fund Development - Indiana Legal Services, Inc. The Director of Fund Development develops and implements plans to raise the funds necessary to achieve the goals of...more

Advancement Officer - Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF). The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF), located at 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, works with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments...more

Director of Development - Sigma Kappa Foundation. The Director of Development will serve as a fundraising officer for the Sigma Kappa Foundation and be responsible for executing a comprehensive development strategy. As the foundation approaches a new era of...more

Annual Giving Officer - St. Vincent Foundation. The St. Vincent Foundation raises funds to benefit the St. Vincent ministries and the patients and families it serves, and is currently seeking an Annual Giving Officer. This position is charged with overseeing all annual fundraising...more

Executive Director of Market Development - March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter. The March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter, is seeking a full time Executive Director of Market Development, who is responsible for leading staff and volunteer development efforts to achieve targeted revenue growth and goals...more


Program Coordinator (part-time) - School on Wheels (2 open positions). School on Wheels is seeking to fill two positions as Program Coordinator to manage the tutoring hour at a shelter site and a school site. The positions require working with K-12 youth and their families, adult volunteer...more

Care Manager - CICOA. This position is responsible for assessing the need and eligibility of referred elderly and people with disabilities for governmental and nongovernmental services which include home and community based services...more

Care Services Coordinator - ALS Association Indiana Chapter. The Case Manager will provide people with ALS, their families and caregivers information about ALS, community resources, assistance with accessing benefits, and disease management, and assess psychosocial...more

Community Integration Advocate - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living, Inc. The Community Integration Advocate is responsible for providing and supporting consumers with programs and services to reduce barriers to transitioning out of institutional settings into the community. Community Integration...more

Program Support Coordinator - Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis is seeking a self-starter with a desire to further the mission of Girls Inc. as a Program Support Coordinator. Program Support Coordinators are tasked with developing and maintaining...more

Weekend Shift Supervisor (Part-Time) - Holy Family Shelter. Holy Family Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless families, is seeking a part-time hourly Shift Supervisor for weekend shifts. Shifts are Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m....more


Bookkeeper (part-time) - Janus Developmental Services. Janus Developmental Services has an immediate opening for an experienced Part Time Bookkeeper. If you have experience working with grant-funded initiatives in the non-profit world and love working with numbers and...more

Director of Accounting - Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc., seeks applications from motivated accountants who are interested in using their skills to help further the work of Indiana's private, non-profit colleges and universities. As one of America's...more

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Last week's jobs

Fund Development

Gift Officer - Conner Prairie. Working closely with the Director of Individual Giving, the Gift Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual prospects and donors with the goal to upgrade gifts and encourage...more

Development Director - Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. The Development Director is responsible for organizing, planning and leading fundraising activities for Komen Central Indiana. The position is responsible for diversifying and expanding current fundraising strategies...more

Administrative Leadership/Support

Assistant Store Manager - Indy Reads Books. Indy Reads Books is seeking an experienced retail professional to manage the day-to-day operations of the store, manage over 100 volunteers annually, and to implement all digital communications. The ideal candidate...more

Executive Assistant - Children's Bureau, Inc. This critical position provides effective and timely support for...more

Office Manager - Joy's House at UIndy. Joy's House is looking to hire a caring individual to act as an office manager at our Joy's House at UIndy location. Shift hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please indicate salary requirements. This...more


Support Specialist (part-time) - The Village of Merici, Inc. (part-time position - 20 hours per week - evenings 5:30pm -10:30pm Monday through Thursday) The Support Specialist will be responsible for assisting residents as needed throughout the evening. This may include...more

Prevention & Education Coordinator - Lifelines® Youth Suicide Prevention Program. Chaucie's Place is experiencing some exciting growth right now. The community is very supportive of our prevention programs and signing up in record numbers. This is an opportunity to help a small nonprofit organization...more

Prevention & Education Coordinator, Marion County - Chaucie's Place. Chaucie's Place is experiencing some exciting growth right now. The community is very supportive of our prevention programs and signing up in record numbers. This is an opportunity to help a small nonprofit organization...more


Special Events and Social Media Associate (part-time) - Jackson Center for Conductive Education. The Jackson Center is a program for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders. Conductive education is a rehabilitation program developed in Hungary. There are only approximately thirty conductive education...more

Marketing & Volunteer Engagement Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. The Marketing & Volunteer Engagement Specialist is instrumental to the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change...more

Guest Relations Coordinator - Joy's House. Joy's House is looking to hire a caring individual to act as the Guest Relations Coordinator at our Joy's House Broad Ripple location. Shift hours are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please indicate salary requirements...more


Staff Accountant - Wheeler Mission Ministries. Wheeler Mission Ministries is current looking for a Servant Leader to fill the position of Staff Accountant. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Christian leader who wants to combine their business accounting experience...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 organized...more

Finance/Asset Director - Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. Affordable Housing Developer seeks full-time, exempt Finance/Asset Director ideally with non profit and/or housing experience to manage all aspects of the finances of the organization, and provide day to day accounting...more

Human Resources

HR Generalist - Indiana Donor Network. Are you a seasoned HR professional ready to make a huge impact in an organization that saves lives every day? Indiana Donor Network is looking for you. The HR Generalist will partner daily with our leaders and employees...more


Assets & Opportunity Network VISTA Position - Indiana Association for Community Economic Development. The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA members. The Assets & Opportunity Network VISTA will work to increase assets for low-wealth Hoosiers and help...more

Nonprofit Impact VISTA Position - Indiana Association for Community Economic Development. The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA members. The Nonprofit Impact VISTA will work to help create community-level change and expanding Nonprofit...more

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