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July 21, 2015

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Websites Simplified

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

In May, we asked readers for perfect tech or software solutions that have reduced costs or saved time. Last week, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Indiana Society of Association Executives shared use of tablets and software that improved the organizations' productivity. This week, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center and Small Box recommendations focus on website integration and social media.


Treva Burgess wears at least two hats at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. She is the volunteer coordinator and manager of the website.

Burgess was frustrated with the number of communication platforms she had to use. She knew there had to be a better way to disseminate information about events, allow clients to register for activities and share information with supporters and board members. The center's existing website had no way to connect to the center's newsletter and event registrations, which were all managed by using separate providers. In addition, the website wasn't mobile friendly.

But the largest challenge was that with all these different programs, the center's audience - both clients and supporters -- didn't often land on the center's website and learn about its mission, message and overall services.

While Burgess was negotiating with a company for a new website design, hosting and support services, a Mary Rigg board member recommended evrconnect, a Noblesville-based company. The board member, who is a nonprofit consultant, was aware of the company because other nonprofits had used its services.

Burgess did some investigating and found evrconnect charged fraction of the price, and she liked what she saw. The company was founded by three men who were working in the tech field, and created the company to help nonprofits do more with less and integrate design and content management, donor management and crm, fundraising, volunteer management and communications. Read more.

Google offers nonprofits grants

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Small Box's marketing director Jenny Anderson has some advice - learn about Google's programs specifically targeted for nonprofits. She has, and is willing to share, that know-how.

When she worked for the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) as online marketing manager, she was in charge of the museum's website, email communications and online advertising. That's where she first learned about Google AdWords.

After an easy application process and approval, which can be secured in as few as three days, Google provides organizations $10,000 per month of in-kind AdWords advertising. Essentially, the nonprofit bids on key words with a maximum bid of $2 per word. When someone uses those key words in a Google search, a link to the organization will appear with the Google results. Those can propel the organization to the top of a Google search and drive more traffic to its website and reach donors, volunteers and consumers. Anderson had one word of caution -- the account will be suspended if the nonprofit doesn't use it for three months. Read more.

Easy-to-use graphic design software

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Treva Burgess has a second recommendation - Canva. It's a simple, free, online design tool software, and is a boon for nonprofits that don't have graphic designers.

Setting up an account is free, as are many of its design elements. After creating an account and logging in, the user can start a new project and select from pre-set dimensions for many options.

Launched in 2013, the company debuted a service that allows easy creation of graphics like slideshows, invitations, handouts, posters, infographics, Facebook and blog graphics.

It is an easy to use to drop and drag system that has an interactive design school with hands-on tutorials. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

When best-laid plans go awry: Prepare with reserves

By Lauren Kreutzinger, supervisor, VonLehman

In any business, in any organization, even the best-laid plans can go awry.

In the nonprofit sector, this can lead to disaster.

But that doesn’t have to be the case -- if you’re prepared. For example, a major grant your organization counted on could fall through. Or your facilities might require emergency repairs. And, as many nonprofits have learned in recent years, even slightly lower-than-anticipated donations can make meeting obligations difficult.

Cash reserves can help cushion the blow of unbudgeted expenses. They may also enable your nonprofit to seize growth opportunities. Read more.

People on the move

IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has appointed Amir Pasic, dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as the first incumbent to serve as the Eugene T. Tempel Dean, an endowed position.

Katie Keesling was hired by Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis as director of education. She previously served as the education and community engagement coordinator for the Indiana Historical Society.

Visit Indy promoted two staff members: Morgan Greenlee has been promoted to director of leisure communications and Lisa Wallace has been promoted to senior communications manager, conventions and meetings

The Indianapolis Urban League has named LaRona Dixon as director of health and wellness, Shar'ron Mason as a support specialist and Jose Reyes Jimenez as a counselor/tester. Dixon comes to the Indianapolis Urban League from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis where she served as a wellness director. Mason previously held a position with CTS and Jimenez held a position with MCHD/Eskenazi Health.

Indiana CPA Society has hired Allison Estep as the creative services associate and named Jess Halverson as its strategist for the CPA Center of Excellence.


IndyGo and Arts Council of Indianapolis announced a $500,000 public arts program, Art in Transit. The program provides grants to artists to give pizazz to the city’s buses and bus shelters. Please click here.

Kingsway Community Care Center, a medical and dental clinic serving community residents without health insurance, has changed its name to Hope Healthcare Services (107 Park Place Blvd. in Avon). Please click here.

Salesforce, a San Francisco-based tech company with a large Indianapolis workforce, has donated $100,000 to the Boy & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Please click here.

Jameson Camp has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, and $5,000 grant from the Old National Bank Foundation, to support its youth leadership program, a year-round program for over 60 youth that includes community service, college visits and a spring-break service trip.

Indy BackPack Attack has received a $7,500 grant from the UPS Foundation.  The grant will be used for school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. The group has been providing school supplies since 1999.

The School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites government agencies and nonprofit organizations to submit community project proposals for inclusion for its graduate capstone course. Capstone projects are conducted in the spring and fall semesters, during which teams of students conduct primary and secondary research, analyze quantitative and qualitative findings, and provide solid, implementable recommendations for clients.

Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) received a charitable contribution from PetSmart to cover the medical expenses a one-year-old Golden Retriever that is being trained to be a service dog. ICAN is the only accredited service-dog training program in the state and places assistance dogs with children and adults with disabilities.

Professional development

Soft skills training on July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Learn best practices and techniques for developing soft skills and how to apply to your skills training efforts to increase organizational impact and methods for for capturing the effect. For more information and to register, click here.

Succession planning and founder transition done successfully: A case study on July 29 from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. BoardSource members $40 | Nonmembers $75. For more information and to register, click here.

Come join the CFO Nonprofit Peer Group for a discussion on using the cloud, why you should use it and how to move to it on Aug. 13 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at INCPAS Professional Development and Conference Center (8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Suite #100). Free. To register click here.

Exhibitors for Get on Board 2015. This annual event on Oct. 5 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is designed to link prospective board members with nonprofit organizations. Due to the high demand for exhibitor space, nonprofit organizations that wish to exhibit must complete an application. Deadline for application submission is Aug. 14 at 5:00 p.m. $75 exhibitor fee. For application, 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.

Back on My Feet Indianapolis is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual marathon relay race on Oct. 3 at White River State Park. Volunteer shifts include race set-up or tear-down, registration, manning water stations and serving as course marshals. Four-hour commitment. For more information and to sign up click here.

GiGi's Playhouse Indianapolis, an achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, is looking for volunteers to participate in programming and tutoring, help with administrative duties and events and other tasks. If interested, please go to http://gigisplayhouse.org/indianapolis/ (click "volunteer") and complete the online volunteer form. For more information, contact Denisse Jensen at djensen@gigisplayhouse.org or 317-288-8235.


NEED: If leftover shopping bags from a recent conference are filling your office closets, please consider donating items to Teachers’ Treasures.  With the start of school, reusable shopping bags are demand.  If you have a large supply, which needs to be picked up, contact Teachers’ Treasures at 317-264-1758 or information@teacherstreasures.org.

NEED: The Ronald McDonald House is in need of the following items.  Lanyards to be used during our registration process.  The lanyards can be leftovers from any type of event, functions, meetings and conventions.  The House is also in need of paper products used in serving meals to the families who have children in the hospital.  We can use paper towels, hot/cold cups, napkins, plates, bowls and plastic ware.  Please contact Rhonda Hainer at 317-944-2236 or rhainer@rmh-indiana.org.

DONATE: Five large office copier/printer/scanners for donation (three: Kyocera Taskalpha 300i and two: Kyocera Taksalpha 420i.) All in good working condition, but replaced with new units.  Support available from local Kyocera reps. Donate on first-come, first-served basis and must pick up.  Contact Ken Dyar at Abrams EyeCare, 317-846-4223 or fax Ken, 317-846-6063.


National news

The only constant in life is change. Markets are transforming, the lines between business, philanthropy and government are blurring, and current changes may be different a decade from now, many driven by technology.

Monthly giving: The Sleeping Giant. Monthly-giving donors give more and stick around longer. If your organization doesn't have a sustainer program, it might be time to start one, and here are five ways.

Initial donor question. Whether spoken or unspoken, the question is "Why me?" The supporter is trying to situate himself in the world, or at least in your world.

Six major cause marketing pitfalls. Cause-marketing agreements, which have helped many for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations and their causes, can create more aggravation than satisfaction, if they are not conducted intelligently and with knowledge of state regulations.

Sponsors' insights

BKD FSAB proposes significant changes to NFP financial reporting. The changes -- the most significant in NFP reporting rules since 1993 -- are worthy of attention, and FASB encourages NFPs and vested stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal by Aug. 20.



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

To view all jobs, visit the Not-for-profit News jobs' board.

Double the exposure in your hiring and recruiting efforts. For an extra $25, job ads can also be posted in the Cincinnati Not-for-profit News which is published every Thursday at noon. Learn more.


Director/Communities That Care Coordinator - Morgan County Substance Abuse Council, Inc. The Morgan County Substance Abuse Council (MCSAC) has been a leader in the efforts to combat substance abuse in Morgan County for over 20 years. The Executive Director should be committed to this mission. The director...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

Fund Development

Director of Development, Major Gifts - Community Health Network Foundation. Community Health Network Foundation was created in 1976. We distribute more than $2 million to fund programs and services that deliver exceptional experience for patients and families, physicians and network employees...more

Campaign Manager for the Combined Federal Campaign (part-time) - Federated Campaign Stewards. Federated Campaign Stewards, a nonprofit organization, seeks a Campaign Manager for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the workplace fundraising campaign to federal employees. The position is part time and...more

Development Director - Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis. Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis (FPGI) is a non-profit organization serving homeless children and the families who care for them. Through a collaboration of houses of worship, volunteers and staff, FPGI provides...more

Director of Development - Indianapolis School of Ballet. Reporting to the Artistic Director, this position develops and manages all funding functions for student enrollment and acquisition, ISB performances and productions, the summer intensive program and the annual...more

Vice President of Development - The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis seeks an experienced executive to serve as its Vice President of Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President...more

Director of Corporate Sponsorship - Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The Director of Corporate Sponsorship is responsible for cultivating corporate donations and relationships for the Indiana State Museum...more


Manager of Membership & Chapter Services - Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. The MCS Manager is responsible for the management of chapter programs and shares responsibility with the Director of Membership & Chapter Services for the implementation of strategic membership goals of the Society...more

Director of Communication - Zeta Tau Alpha. The Director of Communication leads a creative team to tell the organization's story across a variety of platforms. The Director is the strategist and project manager who motivates the department to develop best-in-class...more

Outreach Assistant, School & Youth (Part-time, Temporary) - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Outreach Assistant makes outbound phone calls and sends email communication to targeted contacts for our School & Youth campaigns. This role is responsible for creating a qualified pipeline of decision making contacts...more

Membership Manager and Membership Coordinator. Statewide professional trade association located on the northside with fun, highly collaborative team is seeking a Membership Manager and Membership Coordinator to help grow membership, coordinate membership...more


ECE Assistant Teacher - Christamore House. As a part of our Early Childhood Education Program staff, the Assistant Teacher will help the children learn through play and hands-on experiences. Christamore House provides a foundation for learning both socially and...more

Director of Youth Development - Christamore House. The Director of Youth Development at Christamore House will lead the out-of-school time youth programs to give youth in the Haughville area academic coaching, STEM activities, fun experiences, and post-secondary readiness...more

Associate Director - Youth Connections. Youth Connections is currently seeking an Associate Director...more

Programs Manager - Youth Connections. Youth Connections is currently seeking a Programs Manager...more

Leadership Specialist - Sigma Theta Tau International. Our purpose is to support learning and professional development of nursing professionals through knowledge dissemination. We have 130,000 active nurse members residing in countries across the globe who...more


Bookkeeper - Indiana Youth Services Association. Indiana Youth Services Association is currently seeking a full time Bookkeeper. Reports to the Executive Director of Mission Management...more

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Last week's jobs


Chief Executive Officer - The Children's Home of Cincinnati. Centennial is excited to announce that we have been retained to conduct a national search for a Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Home of Cincinnati, a valued nonprofit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH...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

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


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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