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July 14, 2015

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Save time, reduce costs with technology and software

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

In May, we asked readers for perfect tech or software solutions that have reduced costs or saved time. Here are two peer recommendations.


Abby Dennis is the volunteer coordinator for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and needs to collect data - lots of it. She knew she wanted to streamline data collection and remove those thousands of sign-in sheets and waiver forms from her desk after a volunteer project in the field. Dennis spent approximately 10 hours researching alternatives, talking with others in the field and reviewing products and apps.

Purchase five iPads to use in the "field" with a cloud-based collection system
This March, Dennis was able to implement a new data-collecting system. Volunteers sign in on a tablet that has been pre-loaded with a customized Formstacks online form. Formstack stores the data, so that back at the office, Dennis can export it to cloud-based Cervis. This allows her to easily capture a volunteer's work history, contact information and needed data for reports, all minus the paper. Liability waivers are saved, so a volunteer doesn't have to complete one every time.

But use of the tablet didn't stop there for Dennis. Read more.

Nonprofit brings technology to disaster recovery

By Devin Thorpe, contributor, Forbes

Field Innovation Team or FIT is bringing hi-tech into the disaster recovery arena by training responders to use it and developing strategic relationships with technology partners to bring their best to bear when it's needed most.

FIT, a nonprofit, has been in the game since 2010 and has responded to hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the 2014 mudslide in Oso, Washington.

By deploying drones over the mudslide, FIT was able to get a better read on the dangerous topography than would have been possible with manned aircraft and was able to do it without putting any humans at risk. Read more.

Applications to help manage projects

By Idealware for TechSoup

What kind of software is out there and which tools might support your organization's particular project-management needs? Idealware shares what nine nonprofit project managers are using to manage their projects.

So you need software to help with project management. Great! But wait... What do you mean by project management? Do you need to map out project plans and schedules? Collaborate on documents? Track tasks? Time? Documents? Issues?

The definition of "project-management software" varies widely, and your needs are likely to depend substantially on your project, your team, and your project-management style. What's available out there and what tools might support your particular project-management needs? Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Top five mistakes of boards

By Zac Kester, JD, LLM, CFRM, at Charitable Allies

In the past few months I've received many calls regarding badly behaving boards, and have become aware of at least two Indiana Attorney General investigations into nonprofits. That got me thinking about the top mistakes of nonprofit boards.

I am not going to round up the "usual suspects" in this article — many nonprofit leaders already know about fiduciary responsibility and keeping good records. Instead, here are the "sleeper" mistakes — the top five mistakes of boards that, in practice, often create more damage than the obvious oversights and might not be on your radar:

  • Failing to monitor programming effectiveness or make course corrections
  • Not wrestling with tough questions
  • Board-level confidences are not kept
  • One person or a small group runs the show
  • Executives and inactive board members who are not held accountable

Are you on a board characterized by one or more of these mistakes? If so, you may want to think about starting a board meeting by analyzing one these issues and discuss how to be more effective. Read more.

People on the move

The Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana has promoted John Gorski to president and chief executive officer. The organization has also announced Community Hospital CEO Donald Fesko will expand his role to become chief operating officer of CFNI. — Inside Indiana Business

Sarah McClamroch Sullivan was hired by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc. as program officer. She previously served as deputy director of applications for the Indiana Charter School Board, the statewide charter school authorizing agency.

Indianapolis-based Partners In Housing Development Corp. has named Scott Armstrong assistant executive director. He has served as executive director of the Crooked Creek Community Development Corp. for the past five years. — Inside Indiana Business


Christel House DORS West (55 North Tibbs) school year begins on Aug. 3 for the school year. Enrollment is still available for students who act quickly for this tuition-free school for adult students seeking a high school diploma. Please click here.

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) recently honored the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) for its Developing Nations Philanthropic Initiative. Learn more here.

The Central Indiana Job Fair will be hosted by Rep, Andre Carson and Ivy Tech on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibitors pay a $75 registration fee. For more information, go to visit its online registration page to reserve your space or call Ivy Tech Career Services at 317-921-4881. Read more.

The American Heart Association recognized 84 Indiana companies and organizations as Fit-Friendly worksites for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace. Read more.

The Indiana Arts Commission has unveiled two grant programs in connection with the Indiana Bicentennial -- Arts in the Parks and Indiana Masterpiece. The effort will focus on public art projects and access to artistic exhibits, performances and celebrations throughout the state. Read more.

Lacy Leadership Series announced its 'XL Class," 25 participants. The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series is designed to help spark "a new generation of leaders" in Central Indiana. Read more.

In the first half of the year, the Indianapolis-based LIDS Foundation awarded organization more than $270,000 in funding and in-kind support to more than 40 youth programs. Read more.

Martin University in Indianapolis has received a $225,000 grant from USA Funds. The school says the money will support its communications strategy and enhance its Student Success Center.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Noblesville has been chosen by Heartland Residential Services to receive 35 Lenovo tablets, a value of $3,500. Tablets will be used to support homework help, research and other educational and recreational programs. Read more.

Professional development

How to obtain your CFRE on July 15 from noon- 1:15 p.m. at the WFYI Community Room (1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis). Paula Jenkins has been providing CFRE candidates guidance in securing their certificate for more than 15 years. She will discuss how to get ready for the exam and all the intricacies of applying and studying. For more information and to register, click here.

Proposed nonprofit reporting changes: What you need to know webinar will be on July 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, click here.

NAWBO luncheon and roundtable discussions will be held Aug. 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Conrad Hotel (ADDRESS) in Indianapolis. For more information and to register, click here.

September circle for learning and networking your business: Your most valuable asset will be held Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing (8787 Keystone Crossing). For more information and to register, 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.

Skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed for an array of projects at the WellSpring Center, which provides emergency and transitional family housing (301 W. Harrison St. Martinsville). Individual and group projects are available. For more information, contact Executive Director Bob Goodrum at 765-342-6661.

Organizers seek volunteers for West Indy Back-to-School Community Day on Aug. 1. Please contact Jim Grim, jagrim@iupui.edu, or call 317-459-0142 for more information or to sign up.

Girls, Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is currently seeking adult volunteers to help with hands-on programming in the Indianapolis area this fall. For more information, click here or contact Nakisha Jones at njones@girlsincindy.org or 317-522-2608.


DONATE: Free desk with credenza and bookshelves. Must be picked up and can be dismantled and rebuilt at new location. Contact Ivette Bruns at: sibruns@comcast.net or 317-251-5041.


National news

Forecasters expect 2.7 percent increase in U.S. salary budgets. U.S. companies' salary-increase budgets for 2016 are projected to increase by 2.7 percent, which is down from the 2.9 percent increase for 2015, according to a preliminary forecast of global salary budgets.

Philanthropy is inspiring when kids make the decisions. Eight members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Mass., were given control of $5,000 courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Initiative (HSYPI). Students chose the recipients.

Six legal tips related to fundraising. Fundraising and development professional should tighten up their knowledge of laws that have effect on their work. This can include deductions, risk management, qualified sponsorship payments and internal policies.


Celebrating foundation voices in advocacy. Foundations in Illinois and Alaskan are making sure that the public, and policymakers know that philanthropy cannot fill the gaps caused by budget deficits; and that cuts alone will not maintain a state's quality of life.

Sponsors' insights

BKD A closer look at cybersecurity legislation. In 2014, President Obama announced a new Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal to address the challenges of information sharing that included revisions to the 2011 legislative proposal.



Our sponsor marketplace serves to further connect our readers with our advertisers who are focused on serving nonprofits. Please keep in mind that you should always check references before hiring a consultant or vendor. Contact Bryan at Bryan@charitableadvisors.com or 317-752-7153 to learn how your business or organization can become a sponsor of the Not-for-Profit News.


Charitable Allies: nonprofit that provides affordable, experienced nonprofit legal services.

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.

VonLehman CPA and Advisory Company:nonprofit focused CPA- and advisory-firm providing accounting, tax, business advisory and turnaround services.

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.


UIndy/MPH: Master's of Public Health is the newest graduate degree program at UIndy that prepares professionals to identify health disparities and develop community-based approaches.

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.

UIndy/MAAS: Master's of Arts in Applied Sociology is a graduate degree program that prepares students for today's ever-changing world. Emphasis is on the practical application of social science research to solve contemporary social problems and develop skills for a variety of careers. Provides a strong foundation for Ph.D. programs.

UIndy/International Relations: Master of Liberal Arts' students will develop advance research skills through a design and methodology course, study international conflicts and resolutions, learn how history still has an impact on the world today and have opportunities for real-world experiences.


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.



This week's jobs

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Chief Executive Officer - The Children's Home of Cincinnati. Centennial http://charitableadvisors.myexacthire.com/ViewJob-51292.html" style="color:#32b1ca;">more

Executive Director - IndyBaroque Music, Inc. (Full or Part-time). IndyBaroque Music, Inc. (IBMI) seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as part- or full-time executive director, beginning September 1, 2015. The Executive Director is responsible for running the concert...more

Fund Development

Vice President, Development - WFYI Public Media. Responsible for oversight of all fund development activities for WFYI, including: Membership, major giving, planned giving, capital campaigns, corporate underwriting, new business development, special events...more

Director of Development (Part-time/20 hrs) - Link Observatory Space Science Institute. Informal science education is critical for the development of our next generation of national leaders. It is well known the space exploration captivates the imagination of young people more than any other scientific endeavor...more

Reunion & Class Giving Officer - DePauw University. At DePauw, we are seeking energetic, creative people to join our dynamic team in developing new and exciting ways to support a culture of intellectual engagement combined with unique social experiences that prepare...more

Director Campaign for Growth - Kiwanis International. Responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of The Campaign for Growth. Works closely with the Campaign's Chairman and serves as the main point of contact for the Campaign for Growth...more

Grants and Corporate Partnerships Coordinator - Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Grants and Corporate Partnerships Coordinator assists with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and government contributors. Primary responsibilities include prospect...more


Director of Marketing and Communications - Indianapolis Opera. Indianapolis Opera is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications. This position is responsible for the marketing and communications aspects of the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center and the activities of...more

Participant Relations Internship - Music for All. Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Participant Relations Internship - Fall position beginning August 1, 2015. The Participant Relations Intern works under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational...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...more


Program Coordinator, Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition - Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County. The TPC program coordinator will plan, implement and evaluate interventions focused on working with communities about policies and practices that promote implementation of smoke-free legislation, building capacity...more

Family Resource Coordinator - Community Alliance of the Far Eastside. A comprehensive neighborhood development organization is seeking a full time Family Resource Coordinator. The successful candidate will lead the engagement of school partnerships as well as youth serving...more

Center Director - Preschool, K-8 Afterschool, and Summer Program - Westminster Neighborhood Services. Westminster Neighborhood Services is hiring a full time Center Director for Preschool and K-8 Afterschool and Summer Program. The Center Director will oversee the day to day operations of the center while demonstrating...more

Lead Preschool Teacher (Part-time) - Westminster Neighborhood Services. Westminster Neighborhood Services is hiring a part time Lead Preschool Teacher for our 3-5 year old preschool program. The Lead Preschool Teacher is responsible for ensuring compliance with industry-leading standards...more

Director, Indiana State Use Program - INARF/Smart Partners Alliance. INARF/Smart Partners Alliance is seeking a smart, organized, and motivated professional to serve as its next Indiana State Use Program Director. This position provides leadership in setting the program's strategic direction...more

Advocacy and Educational Resources Coordinator - Music for All. Music for All is seeking a qualified candidate for an Advocacy and Educational Resources Coordinator. This position will work under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources but will require collaborative...more

3rd Shift Advocate Position(Full-time) - Sheltering Wings. The Advocates supervise the nightly 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

Manager of Statewide Quality Initiatives - Early Learning Indiana. Early Learning Indiana is seeking an experienced individual to assume the role of our Manager of Statewide Quality Initiatives position. The Partnerships for Early Learners initiative is a five-year, $20 million statewide initiative...more

Employment Coach - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. The Employment Coach will lead the employment component of the Center for Working Families (CWF) Initiative by helping individuals and families gain valuable skills and needed resources to connect with employment...more

AmeriCorps Elementary Literacy Tutor, ReadUP Corps - United Way of Central Indiana. Please note that this position is NOT employment, rather it is a full time, temporary service position as an AmeriCorps member. During the term of service, an AmeriCorps member receives a modest living allowance and...more

Male GOAL Case Manager(for male students) - Outreach, Inc. Outreach, Inc. (www.outreachindiana.org) has been equipping and empowering homeless youth and young adults (14-24) to achieve stability and life transformation for almost 20 years. Through our GOAL (Graduation, Occupation, Address, Lifestyle)...more


Bookkeeper (Part-time, flexible) - The Julian Center. The Julian Center, a domestic violence shelter and Family Justice Center, is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper to assist our accounting office. Responsibilities include coding and recording all invoices, entering daily cash receipts...more

Information Technology

Assistant Director of Information and Technology Services - Family Development Services. Oversees planning and implementation of all organization information systems for all departments. Serves as the primary organization spokesperson for database and information management and technology services...more

Director of Creative Technologies and Web Development - Indiana State Museum. The Director of Creative Technologies and Web Development is responsible for overseeing the strategic and practical use of digital technologies to deliver content for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites'...more


Kitchen Aide and Cook(Part-Time, 10am-1pm) - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. The Kitchen Aid and Cook will follow menu plans and prepare lunch for all early childhood education program children based on the mandated daily nutritional requirements. Reports to the Director, Early Childhood Education...more

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Last week's jobs


Executive Assistant - Christian Theological Seminary. Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) seeks an Executive Assistant to serve as a full-time assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty and support the work of the Dean's Office. Coordinate...more

Executive Projects/Special Events Manager - Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council. The Executive Projects/Special Events Manager reports to the President/CEO and serves as high level administrative support to the President/CEO and is responsible for the coordination of office administrative functions...more

Fund Development

Development Manager - Indiana Youth Group. Development Manager to join the team at Indiana Youth Group to facilitate the growth of programs and services for LGBTQ youth! Donor development and community relations will be the focus of this fulltime position...more

Annual Giving and Sponsorship Coordinator - The Orchard School. The Orchard School has an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional to fill the role of Annual Giving and Sponsorship Coordinator. Responsibilities are to manage the Annual Giving Campaign in...more

Donor Engagement Coordinator - Herron High School. Herron High School, an A-rated classical, liberal arts, public charter school in Indianapolis, is looking for a Donor Engagement Coordinator to maintain and advance relationships with donors and strategically enhance the...more

Campaign Specialist - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently seeking a Campaign Specialist. Major responsibilities include managing and implementing all aspects of the Team in Training program. This position will also provide input...more

Development Manager - Building Tomorrow, Inc. Building Tomorrow, Inc. (BT), an international social-profit organization that catalyzes communities and individuals in support of access to quality education for students in East Africa, invites interested individuals to...more

Development Communications Coordinator - Community Hospital North. Manages the implementation of communication plans and tactics for Community Health Network Foundation; Works closely with the Executive Director, Marketing, Communications and Strategic Engagement,...more

Coordinator, Investor Relations - United Way of Central Indiana. Provide administrative and project management support to the Investor Relations team. Increase efficiency and effectiveness of Investor Relations reporting. Administer excellent customer service to donors, prospects and...more


Recruitment & Outreach Asst (School & Youth), part-time - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Recruit, engage and support schools to participate in one of our School & Youth programs through telephone, written correspondence and in-person visits. Our School & Youth campaign creates value-building programs...more

Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Full-time position at a north side Indianapolis Synagogue. Responsible for: 1) overseeing the creative and editorial direction, development, production and execution of all congregant and public communication (website...more


Case Manager, Higher Ground - Wheeler Mission Ministries. Wheeler Mission Ministries is current looking for a Case Manager for our Higher Ground program. Our Higher Ground program is a long-term, residential addiction recovery and regeneration program for women, which includes...more

Associate Director of Education - Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. Alpha Kappa Psi is hiring an entry-level position which assists the Director of Education with the Fraternity's educational programs and initiatives through development of the Fraternity's resources and online educational...more

Associate, Research - United Way of Central Indiana. Assists with research and analytical projects conducted by the Strategic Information Department which support the organization's goals and objectives. Acts as a liaison between the Strategic Information Department...more

Client Navigator - Little Red Door Cancer Agency. The Client Navigator will be directly responsible for completing needs assessments for clients referred to our agency and navigating these clients through the healthcare and social service systems to access cancer screenings...more

Chapter Development Specialist - Sigma Theta Tau International. Our purpose is to support learning and professional development of nursing professionals through knowledge dissemination. Our 130,000 active nurse members reside in countries across the globe and are recognized...more

Bi-lingual Community Resource Specialist - La Plaza. Responsible for providing the Latino community with information and referrals to health and vital social services in the community. This position conducts intakes, assesses clients' needs and links them to the appropriate...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

Trainer (Three positions) - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY. Three regional job opportunities as Trainers who would work in Northern IN, Central IN, or Southern IN/KY. Our mission is to serve persons in Indiana and Kentucky - without bias or judgment, without fear, without fail...more

Mental Health Case Manager - Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc. Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc. seeks a full-time Mental Health Case Manager to deliver support services to refugees through our Preferred Communities Intensive Case Management Program. The case manager will...more


Staff Accountant - Eastern Star Church. The Staff Accountant ensures good stewardship of financial resources by implementing efficient policies and procedures. These standard operating procedures allow for the accurate and timely production of financial statements...more

Financial Secretary - Geist Christian Church(32 hrs/wk). Work with the Church Business Manager and take responsibility for maintaining the financial records of the church. Great work environment, schedule can be established to work with your other obligations...more


Facilities Manager (Part-time) - Sheltering Wings (Danville, IN). The Facility Manager is responsible for the maintenance and safety features of the physical building of the shelter. The Facility Manager coordinates all building & grounds issues related to daily, periodic, preventative maintenance...more


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