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June 23, 2015

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Advice from the pros

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Been there, done that. In any endeavor, experience goes a long way. In the Indianapolis' nonprofit world, wisdom is in no short supply, particularly from longtime executives. Many have seen changes in the field over the course of their careers.

Recently, at the request of Charitable Advisors, five retired nonprofit high-profile executives participated in a roundtable discussion about their careers and shared advice for new nonprofit executives. Participants were:

  • Ellen Annala, former Central Indiana United Way president, spent 23 years with the organization and retired in 2013 after 15 years as president. Her career was spent working for Indianapolis nonprofits.
  • Betsy Bikoff spent the first 25 years of her career working for-profits and then was the first employee of the Fairbanks Foundation. She was its chief grantmaking officer and vice president until the end of last year. Early this year, she launched Betsy Bikoff Consulting.
  • Willis Bright spent 25 years at Lilly Endowment as director of youth programming before retiring in 2012. Currently, he is president of Bright Visions.
  • Hoagland Elliott, CEO for Raphael Health Center for the past decade, also served as chair of Indiana Primary Health Care Association.
  • Jim McClelland retired in April after 41 years at the helm of Goodwill.

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Starting a nonprofit: five tips and a warning

By editorial staff, Idealist

The world is in the midst of what one observer has called an "associational revolution." New nonprofits are being formed for every sort of purpose on every continent at the fastest rate in history. If you are thinking of joining this vast worldwide movement by starting -- or helping to start -- a nonprofit, here are some crucial things to think about.

Tip #1: All nonprofits are local. Even the globe-spanning, household-name organizations that operate in hundreds or thousands of places must learn about, and live with, complicated rules that differ greatly from place to place.... Read more.

DIY: Make a bylaws cheat sheet

By Jan Masaoka, director and editor-in-chief, Blue Avocado

"What does it say in the bylaws?"

"Does anyone have a copy of the by-laws?"

"I know I got one when I started on the board but . . . "

Here's a new idea: a bylaws cheat sheet. Even if there is a copy of the by-laws handy, it's tedious to have to look over all the legalese when you want an answer to a simple question. So a nice 30-minute Do It Yourself (DIY) project is to create one. Read more.

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New website, easier access

By Bryan Orander, president, Charitable Advisors

Charitable Advisors, publisher of the Indianapolis Not-for-profit News, is pleased announce the launch of its new and improved mobile-friendly website.

In the fall we enhanced the Not-for-profit News by providing better navigation and more local content, now we have worked to give the Charitable Advisors' website a brand new look. It has a fresh appearance and is easier to navigate.

If you use Google to search, the first time you visit you'll have to type in the url (www.charitableadvisors.com) to refresh your browser and arrive at the new site.

We have added more relevant content about today's trends, and post the most recent featured articles from the weekly e-newsletter on the home page. You will also find an archive of articles and past e-newsletters by selecting the "featured articles" options under the E-newsletter tab. So if you missed that article that all your colleagues are talking about, it's just a click away.

You will also find:

  • all open nonprofit positions in Central Indiana and Greater Cincinnati that appear in the newsletter on the job board
  • the resource tab will direct you to reliable nonprofit news sources to keep you abreast in the industry as well as honing professional development skills, including Charitable Advisors' most recent Nonprofit Salary Survey
  • forms to submit your organization's news or news about employees
  • order forms for booklets produced by Charitable Advisors
  • a simplified explanation of your job advertising options

Please check out our revised home page and article archive.

Bryan Orander is founder and president of Charitable Advisors. After 18 years of for-profit leadership in the Fortune 50 business world and a disability-related nonprofit, Bryan joined a large regional accounting and consulting firm. In 2000, he founded Charitable Advisors with the vision of going beyond traditional consulting to become a connector, advocate and problem solver for the nonprofit sector.

People on the move

The Arc of Greater Boone County welcomes Andy Kirby as the executive director. Kirby was previously with Bona Vista in Kokomo and Carey Services in Marion.

Jen Money-Brady has been named director of engagement at Joseph Maley Foundation. Her primary responsibility is to launch JMF's new mentall health awareness program. She previously served as director of academic counseling at Brebeuf Jesuit High School. Courtney Basso joins as director of junior board to lead a group of more than 50 high school students in leadership roles. She comes to the foundation from Brebeuf where she was assistant director of college advising.

Steve Daudy has joined hunger relief agency, Pack Away Hunger, as director of logistics and compliance. Daudy will be responsible for managing raw material purchases and inventory, shipping of raw and finished materials, and DOT and health department compliance. He has more than 30 years of experience in the supply chain industry, most recently for Indiana University Health.

Jeanette Marie DeDiemar has been selected vice president of communications and marketing at the University of Indianapolis. DeDiemar was honored last year as the American Marketing Association's Higher Education Marketer of the Year and most recently served as associate vice president of communications at Florida State University.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County has announced that Chris Oganowski has joined the staff as the director of gift planning. With nearly 20 years of experience in major and annual gift development, Oganowski most recently was at DePauw University.

College Mentors for Kids has promoted Julie Bowman to director of programming. She has worked for the nonprofit since 2012, most recently serving as the senior associate director of programming.

Steve O'dore has been named president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Tangram. He is currently director of behavioral health and life coaching at Tangram and will succeed Connie Dillman, who retires in July.

Nasser Paydar has been named chancellor of IUPUI. He has been an IU faculty member for nearly 30 years and served as chancellor of IU East from 2005-2012, and has served as executive vice chancellor at IUPUI since 2012.


Stand for Children Leadership Center Indiana is pleased to announce it received a $150,000, one-year grant from the Joyce Foundation, part of which will be used to fund the organization's family engagement program, Stand University for Parents (Stand UP).

Indianapolis Opera is pleased to announce it has received a $70,000 grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. These funds are designated to support operations during the 2015-2016 season. Read more.

All Indiana, a partnered program of the Paul Fangman Jr. Foundation, kicks off a fundraising endeavor to benefit Indiana nonprofits. Register now to be a part of this 6-month effort culminating on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. when the organizers plan to raise $10 million in a 24-hour period for Hoosier nonprofits. Read more.

Recognize outstanding philanthropists for their work and impact on our community. AFP Indiana Philanthropy Awards nominations are due July 15. Read more.

Applications are open until June 26 for Leadership United, a comprehensive community leadership and board development program of United Way of Central Indiana offered each year beginning in September with completion in May. During the nine-month term, participants commit to approximately 10 business workdays of training or roughly once a month. Click here for information and the application.

Professional development

Get on track! Nonprofit summit on June 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Indiana Convention Center. Presented by the National Bank of Indianapolis and hosted by Kiwanis International. Learn best practices, tools and trends for nonprofits and member organizations. Choose the track that's right for you -- public relations, event planning or fundraising -- and enjoy a day of learning and, in some cases, earn continuing education credits. To learn more, click here.

Big data for nonprofits - What is it and how can I use it in my organization? on June 25 at 1:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

How to obtain your CFRE on July 15 from noon - 1:15 p.m. at WFYI Community Room, (1630 N. Meridian St.) This AFP Brown Bag series is presented by Paula Jenkins, vice president of development at Indiana University Foundation. Register.

HR Nonprofit Peer Group on July 16 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (3000 N. Meridian St.) Telecommuting. Learn how to keep remote staff engaged in the workplace, tips on how to hold employees accountable and how to manage staff working outside the office. Join Laura Kragness, director of Tangram's human resources, for this discussion. Attendees must register by July 13. Learn more.

Year-end campaigns: strategies that work webinar on July 16 at 2:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Five reasons why your organization can't meet its fundraising capacity recorded webinar. Learn the top five reasons why nonprofits fail to meet their actual fundraising capacity and what you can do to overcome these challenges. Read more.

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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.

School on Wheels seeks to recruit, train and place new volunteers for the fall school semester to provide tutoring to youth living in Indianapolis homeless shelters. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 11 years of age (ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. For more information, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at samantha@indysow.org.


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National news

Philanthropy surges 5.4 percent to a record $358 billion, says 'Giving USA,' which has exceeded the pre-recession high. Wondering where the money is going? Download 2015 Giving USA report.

Five ways for every nonprofit to integrate mobile. What should your nonprofit consider when adding a mobile strategy to your marketing and fundraising? Here are five questions to consider.

Six steps to prepare for leadership change. Change happens. Although leadership changes can be hard for nonprofit organizations, the authors of "When Leaders Leave" argue that leaders changing can be seen as opportunity.

New employer toolkit: Financial and work stability for low-wage workers. This toolkit is designed to help employers assist its workers increase their financial stability through access to work supports, like food stamps, Medicaid or other health coverage and tax credits on earned income.

Sponsors' insights

SPEA students make a difference in their community through Capstone projects. Read more.



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.

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.

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.

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Executive Director - Triangle Fraternity. The Executive Director of Triangle Fraternity is responsible for supervising a professional staff of directors and consultants, and works collaboratively with the Triangle Education Foundation (TEF) and Triangle Building...more

Executive Director/CEO - Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC). Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), a not-for-profit Community Action
Agency, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director/CEO, based in its Tell City, IN, corporate...more

Executive Director - Eastside Community Center. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and is responsible for the overall administration and management of Eastside Community Center, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations...more


Administrative Assistant (part-time) - Fair Haven Foundation, Inc. The role of the Administrative Assistant is to support the Executive Director and to ensure efficient and organized functioning of the organization. This support position has a key role in advancing the mission of Fair...more

Fund Development

Advancement Associate - Indiana Youth Institute. Our successful fundraising efforts require an additional staff person to handle the growing amount of work within our Advancement Team. The Advancement Associate enthusiastically provides administrative support for the...more

Director, Development Operations - Riley Children's Foundation. Working as part of the Finance team and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Development Operations oversees all business processes/systems related to Development Operations and proactively develops...more

Development Manager - Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is seeking applicants for the Development Manager position. The Development Manager is responsible for raising annual revenue to meet the goals of the organization through...more

Development Manager - Hear Indiana. Founded in 1971, Hear Indiana is a rapidly growing non-profit organization which supports children with hearing loss who listen and speak. The 2015 expense budget is more than $600,000. In the last seven years...more

Foundation Database Analyst - Kiwanis International Foundation. The Foundation Database Analyst will oversee the assembling, analyzing and reporting of the fundraising results and volunteer activities of all of our foundation's fundraising campaigns. The position largely entails managing...more

Resource Development Director - United Way of Bartholomew County. Develop and implement a comprehensive donor-centric resource development plan to cultivate and secure resources to support the achievement of United Way of Bartholomew County strategic goals and business objectives...more

Program Manager - Methodist Health Foundation. Do you have a passion for enhancing health and well-being and inspiring generosity? In this new role on our growing team, you'd play a vital role in engaging emerging leaders in the mission and work of the Foundation...more

Development Database Specialist - Methodist Health Foundation. Are you a data hawk with a passion for enhancing health and well-being and inspiring generosity? In this new role on our growing team, you'd play a critical role in the successful function of our Development team by executing...more


Membership & Communications Manager - HOLLAND-PARLETTE ASSOCIATES. Individual needed to manage membership and communications for two non-profit, international associations (appliedsportpsych.org and pedsderm.net). Responsible for database management, processing membership applications...more

Social Media Specialist - Kappa Alpha Theta. Kappa Alpha Theta is seeking a full-time Social Media Specialist to manage the Fraternity's social media efforts, including writing content posts for social media networks and monitoring and responding to social media...more

Communications Coordinator - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo). The Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting with copy creation across all internal and external marketing programs including the IndyGo website, newsletters...more

Direct Marketing Team Leader - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS has a part time to full time opportunity for a Direct Marketing Team Leader for our School & Youth programs in our Indianapolis chapter. The ideal candidate will have a passion for serving youth and developing...more

Volunteer Management

Volunteer Manager - Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. Plans, directs and evaluates the Chapter's volunteer program to meet Chapter goals, objectives and needs while supporting fundraising, programming, communications and advocacy initiatives...more

Volunteer Coordinator/Receptionist - Sheltering Wings. The primary responsibility related to the Volunteer Coordinator/Receptionist is to reduce financial restraints on Sheltering Wings through the coordination of program, maintenance, event, and administrative volunteers...more


Director, Behavior Management and Life Coaching - Tangram. Tangram creates extraordinary lives for persons living with disability. The Director of Behavior Management is responsible for overall management, development, and implementation of programs related to behavioral health...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

Self-Advocates of Indiana Administrator - The Arc of Indiana. Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI), a statewide self-advocacy organization empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking a dedicated, energetic, and supportive person to serve as SAI Administrator...more

Family and Community Liaison- Hear Indiana. Provides coordinated care to pediatric consumers and their families by developing, implementing, and evaluating patient care and ancillary support services. Ensures that speech and audiology services, as well as...more

Therapist - Children's Bureau. Career Opportunity Where You Can Make a True Difference. Do you enjoy working independently to achieve results that improve others' quality of life? Are you known for your ability to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment...more

ENL Instructor - Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. Exodus Refugee Immigration is looking for a trained English as New Language (ENL) instructor to deliver adult ENL classes through our Language, Cultural Orientation, & Readiness for Employment (LCORE) program...more

Community Builder for Shelby Street Area Quality of Life Project - University of Indianapolis. (15-month IRS-1099 contract position) This is a community builder/project manager for a new quality of life project on the south side of Indianapolis. The area is bounded by Beecher Street (north), I-65 (East), I-465 (south)...more

Primary Prevention Specialist - Prevail, Inc. Prevail, Inc. provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse to residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties. Prevail is seeking a full-time...more

Director of Development - American Pianists Association. The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all fundraising efforts for the American Pianists Association. The Director works closely with, and reports directly to, the President...more


Director of Finance & Accounting - Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Director of Finance & Accounting will oversee designated financial operations of the museum and oversee key administrative support functions...more

Financial Secretary - Geist Christian Church(32 hrs/wk). Vibrant congregation of 3000 with two campuses (Geist and Fishers) is seeking an experienced professional Financial Secretary to work with the Church Business Manager and take responsibility for maintaining the financial...more

Human Resources

Human Resources Coordinator - Sycamore School. The Human Resources Coordinator works closely with the School's Chief Financial Officer to ensure proper handling of all employment matters. Specific areas of responsibility include: benefits, payroll, recruitment, special...more


Bus Driver - Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. Flanner House of Indianapolis is seeking a Bus Driver. Primary responsibilities include driving vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules in order to transport passengers, complying...more

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Last week's jobs


Executive Director - Eastside Community Center (Columbus, IN). The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and is responsible for the overall administration and management of Eastside Community Center, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations...more


Administrative Coordinator - Reach For Youth, Inc. Reach For Youth, Inc. has part-time to full time opportunities for an Administrative Coordinator for our Greenwood, IN office. Ideal candidate will have a passion for serving youth along with the ability to multi-task in...more

Fund Development/Grant Writing/Events

Fund Development - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center. Forest Manor Multi-Service Center a leading Indiana non-profit organization seeks a well experienced Fund Development Leader to lead this long established organization's efforts to raise funds and community awareness...more

Grants Officer - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY (PPINK). We are a trusted healthcare provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex...more

Advancement & Alumni Coordinator - Sycamore School. The Advancement & Alumni Coordinate works with and provides comprehensive administrative support to the Director of Advancement and the Marketing Coordinator. This position requires contact with donors and the...more

Special Events Manager - Methodist Health Foundation. Do you have a passion for enhancing health and well-being and inspiring generosity? In this expanded role on our growing team, you'd plan external and internal events to expand our donor base and grow revenue. The Special...more


Media and Communications Coordinator - Little Red Door Cancer Agency. The Media and Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating and executing strategies designed to 1)raise awareness of Little Red Door Cancer Agency 2) increase public awareness about cancer health, 3) encourage...more

Communications Officer - Riley Children's Foundation. Working as part of the Communications team and reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Communications, the Communications Officer creates, implements, sustains and measures the Foundation's earned...more


Manager of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - New Hope of Indiana. The Manager of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is responsible for overseeing the coordination, supervision, and evaluation of the newly created Vocational Rehabilitation program. This includes but is not limited...more

Leadership Development Specialist - Kiwanis International. The Leadership Development team's core purpose and responsibility is to envision, develop, and implement cutting-edge leadership training and education for members and officers of Key Club International. This position...more

AmeriCorps Elementary Literacy Tutor, ReadUP Corps - United Way of Central Indiana. The AmeriCorps member position provides one-on-one tutoring to students in grades 1 and 2 who need help with the fundamentals of reading. The member will use prescribed literacy interventions and will conduct weekly...more

Health Care Data Specialist - Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). IPHCA is a 501-c-3 membership association that provides technical assistance, training, support, and advocacy for community health centers that serve an under and uninsured patient population state wide. The...more


Accountant (part-time) - Athenaeum Foundation. (Contractor, Part time - 20 hours/week) The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization located in the heart of the Mass Ave Arts and Entertainment district. Its mission is to preserve and enhance its historic German...more

Accounting Assistant - Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The Accounting Assistant will fulfill coordination and clerical duties relating to business operations. This position reports to the Controller/Director of Business Operations and is part of the...more

Human Resources

Chief Human Resource Officer - Damar Services Inc. The CHRO is responsible for directing all aspects of Damar's human resources department. The position also provides direct support and leadership in HR for all of Damar's related organizations, including Damar Charter...more


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