March 29, 2022
13 effective ways to recruit nonprofit talent (even with a talent shortage)
by Forbes Nonprofit Council

As the Great Resignation continues to impact both for-profit and nonprofit industries, organizations are learning firsthand that recruiting new talent is different from how it used to be. Organizations that offer more flexible work schedules, provide employees with support and growth opportunities, and showcase their values upfront are now more attractive to jobseekers.

Nonprofit organizations rely on employees and volunteers to continually work toward the mission and move the organization forward. That’s why it’s vital that leaders take steps to assess their organization and ensure they are able to effectively recruit talent in the midst of a talent shortage. To help, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council share their top tips on how nonprofit leaders can create organizations that people want to join.

  1. Reassess your current culture. Look at your culture first. Would your employees recommend your company to their colleagues and friends? Would your volunteers? If so, stress the values of your organization and be clear on expectations so there are no surprises down the road. You do not want people to join your organization just to get a job. Your recruitment efforts need to point to the "professional" home they will be joining. 

Stop calling Black philanthropists "emerging donors"
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The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has promoted Ryan Hammons to chief financial officer. Hammons previously served the organization as a controller.
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The Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund, a CICF fund, has awarded Indy Reads a $125,000 grant to support its new customer service skills program. The pilot program provides Central Indiana adults with intensive soft skills development through work at the Indy Reads bookstore. Read more

Hamilton County Community Foundation has awarded Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People a $18,125 grant to support the Grief Support for Hamilton County Youth & Families project. 

Earth Rising Foundation has awarded a $12,000 grant to Earth Charter Indiana to support its youth leadership development program, Youth Environmental Press Team. The statewide program supports young journalists reporting on climate and environmental challenges. 

TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s VEX Robotics State Championship recently showcased robotics from more than 245 elementary, middle and high school teams. Funds raised during the event will support STEM education opportunities. Read more

The International Center is accepting applications for its 2022 James T. Morris Global Leadership Series, a five-month global leadership program that focuses on cultural competency and insights in corporate, humanitarian and governmental organizations. The deadline for applications is April 30. Apply

Indiana Kids Belong has launched the app Foster Friendly to help foster families connect with local businesses that offer discounts to help their foster kids. More than 95 businesses are currently connected to the app. Read more
How to host a successful virtual fundraising event webinar on April 12 at 1 p.m. A virtual event can outperform an in-person event if it is well-planned and hosted using secure technology. Learn what it takes to make your event a success. Hosted by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: Free. Register

IU McKinney Law is offering a virtual Juris Doctor information session on April 13 from noon-1 p.m. for those interested in applying to start law school in the fall of 2021. The one-hour session outlines the steps in the application process. Register

Intro to Foundation Directory Online (FDO): Finding grant funders on April 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. Learn to use FDO, a research tool that helps nonprofits find grant makers most likely to fund their projects. Hosted by the Indianapolis Public Library. Cost: Free. Register  

Inside Indiana Avenue on April 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Madam Walker Legacy Center. The session will highlight the history of Black people in Indianapolis, including the impact of segregation and other harmful practices Presented by Leadership Indianapolis. Cost $25. Register

Data to drive decisions: How can research inform philanthropic giving? webinar on April 14 at 2 p.m. Learn the different ways funders and NGOs have used data to inform grantmaking, highlight needs and generate disaster funding. Presented by Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Cost: Free. Register
United Way of Central Indiana is looking for volunteers for Go All IN Day, an organized day of volunteering and community service across the region. This year’s event is June 24 across United Way’s service area of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan and Putnam counties. Those interested in volunteering can learn more and sign up.
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Co-working and office spaces are available for nonprofits and small businesses at Nexus Impact Center, near Interstate 465 and N. Michigan Road. Monthly rates start at $393 for micro-offices, $59 for co-working spaces, and $149 for dedicated cubicles. Learn more
Downtown suites for lease with onsite parking
The Sol Center, located at 708 E. Michigan St. near the Bottleworks District in downtown Indianapolis, has affordable rental suites and collaborative spaces for nonprofit organizations. Leases include the use of a full kitchen, café style seating, meeting spaces, onsite parking and WiFi access. Contact Christian Page
Do you want to make a lasting impact on the Indianapolis business community? Are you driven to see young professionals succeed? Orr Fellowship is seeking an enthusiastic, fast-paced leader to help develop and implement our next chapter of growth and impact. For twenty years, Orr Fellowship has encouraged entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership, and continued learning by connecting high-performing new college graduates with top employers in central Indiana for an immersive two-year experience. Outside of work, Fellows learn and grow alongside each other as part of a comprehensive program and activity schedule. This experience equips Fellows to thrive professionally and personally and encourages them to grow their careers in central Indiana, cultivating talented leaders and further strengthening Indianapolis' entrepreneurial ecosystem. The 2022-2023 cohort will engage and support over 170 Fellows and more than 80 partner companies.

Are you an attorney who wants to create more community impact and not just more billable hours? Are you a community or social services leader looking for a platform that tangibly removes obstacles to success and defends the rights of the most vulnerable? Apply your leadership experience in a legal venue and make a difference every day in central Indiana and across the state. Join an organization dedicated to promoting justice for low-income families and individuals as a way of demonstrating Christ's love. The Clinic is a United Way community partner and IRS-designated low-income tax clinic. The Clinic provides legal solutions focused on serving homeless veterans, immigrants and refugees, families facing foreclosure and other housing crises, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault, ex-offenders, and family law matters.
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