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January 5, 2016

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Second Helpings' approach to food insecurity

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

The problem was an old one: hunger in America. Or more specifically, hunger in Indianapolis. What was needed was a new solution, and with that forward thinking, Second Helpings was born.

In 1998, three area chefs - Kristen Cordoza, Bob Koch and Jean Paison -- saw tremendous waste in the food service industry. At the same time, they could see that local nonprofit food service programs were struggling to provide nutritional meals. Surely, there had to be a way to channel the excess in one area to fill a need in another.

The trio took their chef's hats off for a moment and put their business minds to work. Their creation -- Second Helpings -- was launched as a food rescue and hunger relief organization. And in doing so, Second Helpings had yet another mission: to train young chefs.

Second Helpings spokeswoman Betsy Whitmore wasn't involved with Second Helpings when it began, but she has seen it grow to the successful organization it is today. Read more.

Indy Hunger Network: Fighting hunger together

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

In 2009, food activists planted the seed of change for hunger relief programs across the country. They said the national system, developed largely in the 1960s and consisted largely of soup kitchens and food pantries, needed to change its delivery systems and get food to people where they live and work.

That same year, Indianapolis-area hunger relief programs banded together as a volunteer coalition and formed the Indy Hunger Network (IHN). Its goal was to find ways to make the system more efficient and effective, while dramatically reducing hunger. One of its efforts was to connect the more than 200 small food pantries in the city run primarily by churches. Through IHN's work, the number of meals provided in Marion County grew by 40 million. Read more.

Food nonprofits making a difference

By Tove K. Danovich, founding editor, Food Politic

As the Good Food Movement has grown over the last decade so too have the number of organizations dedicated to helping more sustainable food find its way to as many people as possible. Though many individuals have worked to raise awareness, numerous victories have been made from collections of people volunteering their time and donations to fund food projects they hope will make a difference.

Though I wish this could be a thoroughly scientific best-of list, there are simply too many great nonprofits around - national and local. (This is a great problem to have!) The purpose of this list is to share some great organizations that you might not have heard of. They appear in alphabetical order within categories. Read more.

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Living the dream

By Patrick M. Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI

In sports terms, Wes Boone is lighting 'em up.

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy sophomore won a $100,000 scholarship in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway last month. The 19-year-old won the award during halftime of the ACC Football Championship game last month.

His win is also a victory for sports-minded youth around the world who lack the most basic athletic equipment. To date, the nonprofit Boone founded in 2013 and leads, Gear Going Global, has provided sports gear to impoverished and orphaned kids in 15 countries around the globe, including Cameroon, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nigeria and the Philippines.

"For many of them, the ability to play some semblance of sports is food for their souls," he said.

When Boone was a high school junior at North Montgomery High School, his mother showed the family a documentary, "Power to the People", about life in Guatemala and Hoosier REMC linemen who brought electricity to three remote villages in Guatemala. Beyond the overall poor standard of living for many Guatemalans, what stood out to this teen was video of kids playing soccer with an empty water bottle -- playing with trash because they didn't have a ball. Read more.

People on the move

Lilly Endowment Inc. has named Jaclyn Dowd as director of evaluation. She most recently served as chief operating officer for workforce at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and executive director of the Indiana Career Council. — Inside Indiana Business

The University of Indianapolis has selected Rachelle Merkel Diaz as its first director of summer programs. She previously served in a variety of roles with Complete College America, Wabash College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. — Inside Indiana Business

Stand for Children Indiana has promoted Kate Shepherd to marketing and communications director. She has been with the organization since 2013, serving as marketing and communications manager. -- Inside Indiana Business

Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) has promoted Liza Blomquist to director of communications and outreach. Liza has been with ICC since 2003 and most recently served as the program director for marketing and member relations.


The Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance research on women's and men's giving and to increase the understanding of giving motivations for contributions to causes for women and girls. Read more.

Three grants totaling $42 million from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support initiatives in 11 counties, including the establishment of Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. in Monroe County and an Applied Research Institute near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The regional will also study development of a Rural Center at IU. Read more.

The Mind Trust education reform group will receive $3 million more from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to launch new public schools, attract teachers to Indianapolis and advance changes in K-12 schools. Read more.

Nearly two dozen nonprofits will receive grants from the Indianapolis-based Finish Line Youth Foundation Inc. The more than $180,000 will support organizations in 14 states with programs focusing on healthy lifestyles, youth development and special needs. Read more.

The Legacy Foundation, Lake County's community foundation, board has won the $15,000 grand prize for the Prudential Leadership Award for exceptional nonprofit boards. Read more.

Nomination now being accepted for Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievers Awards. Nominate an individual in your organization, business, neighborhood or circle of influence who has helped make your organization and our community a better place to live and work. Deadline is Jan. 22. Read more.

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University will begin offering a Doctor of Ministry degree next year. The seminary says the announcement is the result of a need to earn the degree by working pastors. Read more.

Nearly a dozen public media stations throughout the state are partnering on a new statewide news network. IPB News, which will be led by WFIU-FM and WTIU-TV in Bloomington, is funded by a more than $600,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Read more.

Last chance to register for this year's Walking for Dreams 5K Family and Pet Walk! For a small participation fee of $400, the Sycamore Foundation will plan, manage and run the event to raise funds to contribute to your organization's bottom line and 29 other organizations. The nonprofit secures the walkers and sponsors. The deadline is Jan. 29. To register, contact JenniferMurphyWFD@gmail.com.


Professional development

ISAE legislative luncheon on Jan. 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St.). State legislative leaders will discuss issues that affect associations and nonprofits. This is a chance to ask your state leaders policy questions and share issues important to your association or nonprofit. Cost: $55. Learn more.

Integrating planned giving into major and annual gift programs webinar on Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. Several generational, demographic and financial philanthropy trends are converging, requiring nonprofits to respond with a donor-centered fundraising approach that integrates annual-, major-, and planned- giving approaches. Free. To register, click here.

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

The Fund Raising School's Leadership Roundtable on Jan. 25 to 26. Held in Indianapolis, nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and foundation executives will hear projections about charitable giving in 2016, the newest research on philanthropy and fundraising and insights on leading-edge issues from national experts. Cost: $599/$399 if have earned CFRM. For more information and registration: click here.

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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.

Child Advocates, Inc. needs volunteer educational liaison to provide individualized assistance and inter-system coordination for students and families in order to develop positive communication and improved educational opportunities/outcomes for all students in the child welfare system. Informational meeting on Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at CASA of Marion County's office (8200 Haverstick Rd. Suite 240). Contact Adrienne Reed at adrienne@childadvocates.net or 317-493-2212.

Bring the NEW YEAR in as Girls Inc. volunteer. We are currently seeking strong, smart and bold adult volunteers to help us deliver our fun, hands-on programming to girls in the Greater Indianapolis area. Commit to one hour a week, one day a week, for six consecutive weeks, and make an impact on the lives of girls in our community. Apply to volunteer today. Visit its website to apply. For more information, contact Nakisha Jones njones@girlsincindy.org or 317-522-2608


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National news

13 ways you can grow as a leader in 2016. Set your yearly leadership development goals and put some best practices in place to help you achieve those goals.

Congress passes bill to make charitable IRA rollover, other tax incentives permanent. Independent Sector and the nonprofit sector have advocated for a decade to make charitable incentives a permanent part of the tax code. This bill does that.

Staff as the secret to board success. Effective board development requires board involvement with the "care and feeding" of the board is an ongoing responsibility, however, the staff plays an essential role, too.

Breaking free from the tribe: Why philanthropy needs to invest in bridge builders. Often missing, but critical to achieving social change, is supporting individuals able to make connections outside of a field or practice.

Sponsors' insights

FTM. Standard mileage rates will go down in 2016, which is good news to nonprofits that are looking to reduce expenses. The reduction from 57.5 to 54 cents per mile is a 6 percent decrease for 2016.

BKD. IRS Extends ACA form deadlines. The IRS has determined that certain employers need additional time to adapt and implement systems and procedures to gather, analyze and report information required by the Affordable Care Act, so the agency recently offered transitional relief extending the deadline for furnishing the informational forms.



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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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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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Administrative Leadership/Support

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

Unit Director - Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is seeking a competent and passionate individual to lead the new Finish Line Boys & Girls Club, located at the intersection of 38th Street and Post Road. The ideal candidate will share...more

Manager of Customer Service - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo). The Manager of Customer Service is responsible for ensuring a cohesive customer experience by creating programs, monitoring customer touchpoints, and providing quality assurance and customer-focused strategies...more

Administrator/ Programming Director - Youth Outlook. Located in Marion County, IN, Youth Outlook is a residential group home for at-risk adolescent males ages 13-21. We provide a unique home-like environment for troubled youths who, for a variety of reasons, have found...more


Program Coordinator - Safe Place & Host Homes. The Safe Place/Host Homes Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation and maintenance of Project Safe Place in Johnson and Morgan Counties. The primary responsibility is to create awareness of the agency...more

Program Coordinator - Children's Visitation Center and Jumpstart Mentoring. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the day to day operation and development of the Children's Visitation Center (CVC) and Jumpstart Mentoring programs. The CVC program provides a safe and neutral environment...more

Program Director - Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is seeking a competent and passionate individual to oversee program planning and implementation at the new Finish Line Boys & Girls Club, located at the intersection of 38th Street...more

Employment Specialist - Horizon House. Horizon House is a multi-service day shelter exclusively serving the homeless community in Indianapolis, offering direct services and advocacy in a spirit of genuine hospitality and professional care. The Employment...more

Ministry Associate - Disciples Women. The Ministry Associate is an employee who earns an hourly wage based on the hours worked. The Ministry Associate reports to the Executive Director for attendance, vacation time, sick time, flex time, all policy...more


Special Events Coordinator - Indianapolis Zoo. If you are an organized, detailed-oriented, polished professional possessing the ability to multi-task, while exhibiting creativity, vision and enthusiasm, then we are looking for you to join our advancement team as a Special...more

Patron Services Representative (part-time) - The Center for the Performing Arts. Seeking customer service oriented applicant with excellent communication skills to join our team. Varying work schedule includes evenings/weekends. An aptitude for learning new software and technology...more

Fund Development

Development Coordinator - Fairbanks Hospital. As a key member of the Fairbanks Development Team, the Development Coordinator will be committed to advancing the mission of Fairbanks and Hope Academy by increasing contributed resources and creating a donor...more

Associate Director of Corporate Giving - Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Associate Director of Corporate Giving is a full-time position that implements and manages the corporate giving strategy of the ISO. In partnership with the Vice President of Development and the Director of...more

Development Officer, Annual Fund & Special Events - Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Inc. The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana (RMHI) is seeking a qualified Annual Fund Manager to manage the day-to-day aspects of RMH-annual fund activities, including RMH annual fundraising events, grant proposal writing...more

Federal Grants Coordinator, IndyEast Promise Zone - John Boner Neighborhood Centers. The John Boner Neighborhood Centers (JBNC) is seeking a committed and knowledgeable leader to serve as the Federal Grants Coordinator. The Federal Grants Coordinator will identify and manage federal opportunities...more

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Last week's jobs


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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