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March 17, 2015

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From a tragic night, a symbol of hope

by Amy DiStaulo, project consultant, Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

The seed was planted nearly 50 years ago on April 4, 1968, at 17th Street and Broadway Avenue on Indianapolis' east side. Former Indiana state Representative Bill Crawford was there.

There were other prominent Hoosiers there, too, all gathered for a stump speech by presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Just hours before, news had broken that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis. Kennedy's speech veered from its original content and became a plea for calm from Indianapolis' black community.

In urging restraint, Kennedy showed passion. He showed leadership. He showed vision. All valuable traits that would show up in others in the nurturing of the seed that would later become the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative.

Four years after hearing Kennedy's speech, Crawford, at age 32, would be elected to the Indiana House of Representatives, a position he would hold for 40 years before retiring in 2011. Moved by King's death and a passion to serve, Crawford dedicated his life to giving voice to those who had none. Read more.

Milwaukee's push to turn vacant land into urban farms

By Stephen Goldsmith, professor of practice, Harvard Kennedy School (2014)

After one of the longer winters in recent memory, the city of Milwaukee is planning to engage in a new kind of rebirth. As the ice melts away, a number of parcels of city-owned land that have long lain vacant and unused will be coming back to life, set to become urban farms and orchards yielding healthy food along with new opportunities for employment and business entrepreneurship.

It's all part of Mayor Tom Barrett's HOME GR/OWN program, a Bloomberg Mayors Challenge finalist whose mission, beyond increasing access to fruits and vegetables, is to turn the city's growing liability of vacant, foreclosed land into an asset: space for new economic activity that helps to stabilize distressed neighborhoods. We recently had a chance to talk with HOME GR/OWN's program manager, Tim McCollow, about the program's launch now that spring appears to finally be on its way. Read more.

Tides: powering social change

By Tides staff

Tides is a nonprofit organization that works at the heart of today's most critical issues, supporting grantees and programs that are core to our country's nonprofit infrastructure and social service delivery. It works in partnership with people whose work confronts issues like global warming, AIDS treatment and prevention, and economic disparity. Bringing together people, resources, and innovation, Tides is a convener and connector for those in community and beyond.

Tides provides fiscal sponsorship for over 230 groups across the country, operate and support green nonprofit centers, and grant millions each year to charitable organizations across the globe. Supporting issues such as a veterans re-entry program, the improvement of community clinics in California, people in Africa receiving treatment for HIV, arts programs for inner city youth, adolescent nutrition, ending violence against women, civic participation to make democracy work, and much more. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Employee training and development:
a valuable investment?

By Jeremy York, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Synergy Companies

When managers are asked to scale down their budgets, one of the first line items they cut is employee training and development.

This is especially true in nonprofit organizations where funds are typically scarce and the focus is on the "here and now" -- what must we do today to get the work completed now. This leaves little room for thought on developing employees, much less the funds. What is unfortunate about this reality is that it neglects to consider the costs associated with not investing in employee development.

Recently I stumbled across a Harvard Business Review article titled, "Why top young managers are in a nonstop job hunt." In it, the authors Monika Hamori,Jie Cao and Burak Koyuncu discussed why employees are exiting organizations.

The article noted that many top performing employees do not receive the training and career development they want to grow their skills, causing them to look for other employers that provide such support. The research was based on over 1,200 interviews and surveys with employees across the globe. Read more.

People on the move

Indianapolis-based College Mentors For Kids Inc. has named Dennis Trinkle chief executive officer. Trinkle, previously was Harrison College's provost and chief academic officer. ? Inside Indiana Business

Hendricks County Senior Services welcomes Becky Maher as its new activities coordinator. For the past 17 years, Maher was volunteer coordinator at St. Vincent Hospice.

Indianapolis-based USA Funds has promoted Alison Griffin to senior vice president of external and government relations. She joined the organization last year as vice president of policy research.


Brackets For Good, an Indianapolis-founded nonprofit that hosts an annual March bracket-style tournament for nonprofits, has received a $25,000 gift from The Scott A. Jones Foundation. The grant will help expand the single-elimination fundraising tournament and awareness raising effort to five new cities.

INDATA Project (Indiana Assistive Technology Act) at Easter Seals Crossroads launched a radio show to answer questions about assistive technology. It will air on INDATA's accessibility channel on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Read more.

This week, Bona Vista broke ground on the Imagine That! Rebuild Project to replace the former building that was destroyed in a tornado in August 2013. The new building will house Community Connections, an adult day program and fundraising continues. For questions about the campaign or information on other ways to give, please contact Adria Snoddy by email asnoddy@bonavista.org.

Connie Bond Stuart, PNC Bank's regional president, was honored with the Castaldi Award, United Way's highest honor at the statewide United Way and Funds awards event. Market research firm principal, Karen Gentleman, was named volunteer of the year by United Way of Central Indiana for her nearly 15 years of research and running focus groups to help shape UWCI's strategic direction.

Nominate a biological father, legal stepfather or adoptive father who lives or works in Marion County, is a positive role model and takes responsibility for his children's development. Nominee must agree to the selection and be available to attend the Faces of Fatherhood luncheon presented by Citizen Energy Group on June 19 at the Conrad Hotel. Nominations are due by April 24. Learn more.

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) released its annual report. Highlights include serving over 500 clients, training over 1,500 housing professionals and community members, assisting 30 low-income families to secure no-cost modifications to their homes to ensure long-term aging in place and distributing over $1 million in community reinvestment funds. For the full report, click here.

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Professional development

Developing your fundraising plan workshop on March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Ball State University Alumni Center (2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie). For more information and to register: click here.

Teamwork makes the dream work breakfast on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport (8555 Stansted Drive). Receive valuable education, breakfast and learn more about ISAE. Register online.

Knowing your worth! on March 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at IUPUI University Library (755 W. Michigan St.) hosted by YNPN Indy. Tackle issues like negotiating salary and measuring your experience worth in the workplace. Panelists include Lee Ernst of Grossnickle & Associates, Kathy Koehler of Koehler Partners, Inc. and Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors. RSVP on Facebook.

Marketing legacy gifts: Strategies that work on April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Willows (6729 Westfield Blvd). The Planned Giving Group of Indiana welcomes Claudine Donikian (rescheduled from February). Cost is $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers (includes lunch). To register, click here.

Corporate grants and partnerships: How to form lasting ties webinar on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. For more information and to register: click here.

Beacon of Hope's third annual Lead the Way B2B breakfast on April 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at The Country Club of Indianapolis (2801 County Club Road). Cost is $30.00 per person/ $500 for a sponsor table. B2B networking. To register: meg@megpromo.com or 317-590-7522.

Starting something new retreat on April 24 and 25 at Harrison Center for the Arts. Working retreat for spiritual entrepreneurs. For more information and registration click here, or contact Kim Nielsen at retreat@sustainablefaithindy.com.

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Volunteer opportunities

Please send your needs and donations of supplies, equipment, and furniture plus volunteer opportunities and requests to IndyNews@NotforProfitNews.com.

Jameson Camp is recruiting adult mentors to serve as positive role models for its youth leaders, ages 13 to 18. The mentoring program uses volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding and being a friend to a Jameson Camp Youth Leader for at least a two-year period. If interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the program manager, Ali Danforth at ali@jamesoncamp.org.

The Stutz Artists Association needs volunteers for its Open House, which is Indy's largest indoor art show. Shifts are available for set-up on April 22 and the days of the open house (April 24 and 25). For more information, click here, or call Cathi Wineland at 317-250-7846.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana needs volunteers for this year's Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 9 to work at various post offices sorting donations. Shifts vary during the hours of noon to 8:00 p.m. Click here for shift information or email jbarnett@gleaners.org.

Hancock County Humane Society, located in Greenfield, is a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations. Volunteer opportunities are available for weekdays and weekends to feed and care for the animals. For more information or to request a volunteer application, click here or email hancohumane@yahoo.com.


NEED: The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is looking for 60 new or gently-used chair mats for its corporate offices. Please contact Melissa at 317-713-8505 or meverhart@indymca.org if you have donations.


National news

Is social media actually helping your company's bottom line? When it comes to business, we talk too much about social media and expect too little.

10 analytics you need right now. Google Analytics is more than just click-throughs and conversion rates. These 10 analytics can help segment and target audiences better than ever.

Sector not paying to develop new leaders. Less than one percent of grant dollars were put towards nonprofit leadership development between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report.

Half of nonprofits plan to add jobs this year, study finds.Employment growth is expected to remain strong at nonprofits, with 50 percent planning to add jobs this year, according to a survey released Wednesday. That figure tops recent estimates for job growth in the business world -- and indicates that turnover will intensify at charities.

Sponsors' insights

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy The deadline to apply for its Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for research on women's philanthropy is April 30. Read more.

BKD 990 Connect: a new online tool to help streamline the 990 process and track progress. Read more.

UIndy Mid-North Senior needs volunteers for door-to-door survey. The survey is designed to answer a variety of questions about the specific needs of older adults to prioritize seniors' needs to help them thrive in neighborhoods. Complete four hours of training and a full survey shift. Training dates are: April 7 from 4 to 8 p.m., April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or April 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. Survey dates are April 14, 18, 23 or 25. For more information brittanie@mfcdc.org or 317-923-5514 ext. 232.


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.

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.

Professional Development

Accent On Business: Develops public speaking and presentation skills, executive presence, and message delivery skills for nonprofit leaders and their teams.


Banking/asset management

The National Bank of Indianapolis: the bank of choice for nonprofit organizations.

Horizon Bank: a community bank with a proud legacy of service offering cash management and wealth services for nonprofits.


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: The nation's first school of philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change.

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.


Real estate

Incredible Location and Value in Carmel

carmel 850 sq. foot to 1750 sq. foot classroom/office space offered at $700/month to $1350/month and includes free parking! Meeting and conference rooms are also available for rent. Great location at West Main St. and US 31 North. Close to shopping, restaurants and highway access. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Office Manager Denise DeLong at 317-846-8716 or email Denise at ddelong@stchriscarmel.com.



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Featured internship positions

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Americorps VISTAs - The Oaks Academy. Are you a recent college grad or current college senior looking for a 'gap' year of service or a way to get real-world experience before you start your career? The Oaks Academy is hiring 4 Americorps VISTA members...more

Intern, Communications/Development - Children's Bureau. Looking for a social entrepreneurship? Children's Bureau is looking for CREATIVE, IMAGINATIVE and ENERGETIC intern(s) to work as a collective intelligence in developing multiple, complimentary social media campaigns...more

Intern, Summer (2015) - Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) seeks a summer intern at our headquarters office in downtown Indianapolis. Start date is flexible. Open to full or part-time. May...more

Intern Positions - Camptown, Inc. Camptown, Inc. is a Christian not-for-profit organization that works with youth through outdoor wilderness and nature programs. Camptown is looking for summer part-time or full-time temporary Interns. These positions...more

Intern Position (Paid) - Community Solutions. Community Solutions works with not-for-profits and state and local government agencies across a spectrum of sectors and projects. We are looking for an intern who would be interested in providing administrative support...more

This week's jobs

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Executive Director (Part Time) - Family Voices Indiana. The Executive Director of Family Voices Indiana (FVI) is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and growth of the organization and for providing services to families of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare...more

Executive Director (part-time) - Girls on the Run of Central Indiana. The Executive Director position is a part-time, salaried position averaging 30 hours per week throughout the course of the year. However, the time commitment can increase during the season, and decrease during the summer...more

Executive Director - The Arc of Greater Boone County. The Arc of Greater Boone County, a central Indiana not-for-profit for 45 years, has assisted children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize independence in their community through employment...more

Executive Director - Love INC of Boone County. Love In the Name of Christ of Boone County is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing the Church to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. Love INC is seeking an experienced professional...more

Fund Development/Research

Development Assistant - Christel House International. Christel House International, an organization transforming the lives of impoverished children around the world, is seeking a full time, experienced assistant. Position reports to the VP of Marketing...more

Annual Fund Coordinator - Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, Inc. The Indiana Masonic Home Foundation (IMHF) provides support to the Indiana Masonic Home, a continuing care retirement community serving the Masonic community. The Coordinator will serve as part of the development...more


Communication Director - Raybourn Group International. As Communication Director, you will be responsible for creating, planning, managing, and executing high-quality, integrated communication and marketing strategies to serve the needs of an academic association. This...more

Marketing and Communications Manager - Johnson County Public Library. An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic, highly organized, people and results oriented professional to establish and maintain partnerships with local organizations and agencies to market and raise awareness of the...more


Community Integration Advocate (part-time) - accessABILITY Center for Independent Living. Part-time: 20 hours/work week. The Community Integration Advocate is responsible for providing and supporting consumers with programs and services to reduce barriers to transitioning out of institutional settings...more

Resource Facilitator - PACE, Inc. The Brain Injury Resource Facilitator is intended to support client, family, state agencies, discharge planners/case managers, medical and allied health team personnel, employers and the organization in achieving...more

Program Manager - Timmy Global Health. Timmy Global Health (TGH) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that expands access to healthcare while empowering students and volunteers to tackle today's most pressing global health challenges. We are looking...more


Accounting Manager (part-time) - Indy Reads. Flexible hours - up to 24 hours per week. Indy Reads is currently looking for a part-time Accounting Manager. Individual must have an accounting degree and a minimum of two years experience in bookkeeping...more

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Last week's jobs


Executive Director - Child Care Network, Inc. The Executive Director serves as Child Care Network, Inc.'s legal representative; and therefore, acts on behalf of the governing board of directors. The Executive Director oversees the agency's business and delivery...more

Director of Thrift Store Operations - Wheeler Mission Ministries. Wheeler Mission Ministries (WMM) has a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual who wants to combine their retail management experience with a desire to do Kingdom work. This position will provide the right person...more

Fund Development/Research

Senior Associate Director for Major Gifts - Indiana University School of Medicine. The Indiana University School of Medicine seeks an experienced development professional to join the Office of Gift Development as a Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts. The individual will focus on cultivating, soliciting...more

Leadership Gifts Officer - Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Leadership Gifts Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity to make annual gifts...more


Administrative Assistant - Chaucie's Place. This is a great time to join Chaucie's Place! Due to our consistent, strong growth, we are adding an experienced Administrative Assistant to join our team...more


Communications and Development Director (part-time) - Indiana Youth Group. Donor development and relations will be the focus of the position with additional responsibilities in event planning, marketing, and corporate sponsorship development in order to position IYG for a future...more

Online Communications Coordinator - Central Indiana Community Foundation. Looking to work with people as intelligent, dedicated, and passionate about the transformative power of philanthropy as you are? Then welcome to Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). CICF is seeking an...more

Director of Marketing and Communications - Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. Reporting to the Artistic Director, this position develops and manages all marketing and communications functions for student enrollment and acquisition, ISB performances and productions, the summer intensive program...more


Permitting & Regulatory Ombudsman - Indy Chamber. The Indy Chamber is looking to hire a full-time Permitting & Regulatory Ombudsman that will report to the Vice President of Indianapolis Economic Development. This position contributes to Indy Chamber goals of membership...more


Community Programs Analyst - Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. The Community Programs Analyst contributes to fulfilling IHCDA's mission by helping the department meet strategic and annual goals. Through individual effort and collaborative work, all of IHCDA's programs, funded...more

Behavior Consultant - New Hope of Indiana. The Behavioral Consultant is responsible for the provision of behavioral and counseling services to individuals served by our organization. This position provides behavioral therapy and counseling to individuals...more

Manager, Behavior Services - New Hope of Indiana. The Manager - Behavior Services is responsible for overseeing the provision of behavior services and supervision of behavior consultants. The Manager of Behavior Services would also carry a caseload providing behavior...more

Social Work Supervisor - Bethany Christian Services. Bethany Christian Services, a global leader in child welfare and adoption has a supervisor opening for its Homebuilders program covering Region 9 (Boone, Montgomery, Putnam, Hendricks, Morgan County) 2 practitioners...more

K-8 Program Director - Westminster Neighborhood Services. Westminster Neighborhood Services is looking to hire a Full-time K-8 Program Director. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of holistic, engaging and quality children and youth programs...more

Program Coordinator (part time) - TruDirection, Inc. Part-time: 15-20 hours/week. This position is responsible for helping TruDirection, Inc. fulfill its mission of educating members about topics of financial literacy through expanding and maintaining the membership, maintaining...more


Facility Maintenance Assistant - Wheeler Mission Ministries. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic hard-working individual who wants to combine their skills and experience in facilities maintenance and construction with a desire to do Kingdom work. Candidates must have...more

Driver - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center. Forest Manor Multi-Service Center seeks a Driver for our Senior and youth programs. Driver would follow specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules in order to transport passengers, complying...more


IT Support Specialist - Providence Cristo Rey High School. Providence Cristo Rey High School has an opening for an IT Support Specialist. This individual will work with the students, faculty and staff of Providence Cristo Rey High School. The job primarily involves troubleshooting...more


Accounting Manager - Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. (dba Downtown Indy). Downtown Indy exists to continually improve Downtown Indianapolis and is the only non-profit organization charged with developing, managing, activating and marketing Downtown to make Downtown a better place to work...more

Finance and Operations Program Director - Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). The Finance and Operations Program Director reports to the CEO. The Director manages all IPHCA initiatives and technical assistance relating to operational/financial integrity and serves as an educational resource to the state's...more

Accounts Receivable Clerk (part-time) - Division of Homeland Ministries, dba Disciples Home Missions. The Part-time Accounting Clerk secures revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving...more


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