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May 19, 2015

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Legislative session: few changes for nonprofits

Compiled by Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

This year's Indiana legislative session was not without controversy. Of the over 1200 bills that were originally filed for the session, several hundred made it through the entire process and were eligible for action by the governor. In addition, lawmakers approved a two-year $31 billion budget, which includes a $464 million increase in K-12 education spending.

While there were no surprises for nonprofits, here are bills that may have an effect on the way nonprofits do business. If you want to learn more about any bill, click here.

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Youth leaders concerned about background checks

By Tom Ragan, staff writer, StandardSpeaker.com

A Pennsylvania law designed to expand background checks for anyone who works with children or volunteers was passed in 2014.Now, nearly any role that requires supervision of children will be affected. The law applies to areas beyond schools, such as youth sports and some service organizations.

Act 153 of 2014 has raised concerns among potential youth league coaches and administrators. The biggest is cost - how much will coaches and volunteers working with youngsters have to pay to give their time. The law requires background checks at the state and federal levels but has expanded to the FBI if someone isn't a resident of the state for a minimum of 10 years. Read more.

Government reimbursement rules

By Council of Nonprofits

Governments at all levels - local, state, and federal - that hire nonprofits to deliver services are now required to reimburse nonprofits for the reasonable indirect costs (sometimes called "overhead" or "administrative" costs) they incur on behalf of governments when federal dollars are part of the funding stream.

The new mandate is embedded in grantmaking rules that the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put into effect at the end of 2014. In addition, the new OMB Uniform Guidance streamlines and clarifies cost allocation and other rules related to government grants and contracts, removing some areas of confusion and inconsistency while treating more of a nonprofit's expenses as direct (reimbursable) costs. Read more.

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Combating inequality through applied sociology

By Dr. Amanda Miller, assistant professor of Sociology, University of Indianapolis

We read about it in the papers, see it on the news, and maybe are even cognizant of how it affects our own lives, and although America is thought of as the land of opportunity, inequality has been steadily rising.

Inequality is the unequal experiences and opportunities, which frequently lead to unequal outcomes. For example, those who are wealthy live nearly a decade longer on average, than the poorest Americans.

Some individuals might experience disadvantages due to their sex, race, social class or sexual orientation. For others, it is disability status, age or health that requires them to undertake near Herculean efforts, just to achieve the same outcomes as others take for granted. Still others face multiple roadblocks as they strive to achieve the American dream. Read more.

People on the move

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek has named Patrice Duckett executive director. Duckett obtained her master's degree from the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy and is a former the Near West Coordinator for the Hawthorne Community Center.

Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) has named Alan Witchey the executive director. Previously, he was the director of the volunteer center at United Way of Central Indiana.

J.R. Jamison has been named the executive director of Indiana Campus Compact. Since August, he was interim executive director of the organization.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation announced that vice president Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers will assume the role of foundation president and current president Danny R. Dean will transition to major gifts and donor liaison, effective next year.

Adult and Child Center announced that Denise Amato has been selected as director of human resources.


United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is awarding $2.7 million to help five local agencies with building and maintenance projects. See full list of recipients here.

Shortridge High School, the new home of IPS' International Baccalaureate program currently located on the Westside, is looking for local artists and art organizations interested in showcasing artwork, hosting First Friday exhibitions and creating mentor relationships with students. Read more.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana announced training for the new ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton system which allows patients with spinal cord injuries to stand up and walk. Read more.

Professional development

Are the right members supporting the mission? May 19 from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. at East 38th Street Library Branch (5420). Educates participants on best practices of a board of directors best and how to create a plan for improving leadership performance so that board members become the visionary in creating the organization's success, how to look for skills and talented board members to match your organization's needs, as well as for individuals with the qualities essential to your organization. Free. Limited space. Please call 317-275-4350 to register.

Blog your way to success on May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in The Platform boardroom at Indy's City Market. The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network presents a free event for blogging beginners and seasoned veterans alike who are interested in hearing more about contributing to the nonprofit conversation and using blogging to build professional clout. Learn more.

The board's role in fundraising complimentary webinar on June 2 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

AFP - Indiana Chapter brown bag on June 3 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at WFYI's Community Room (1630 N. Meridian Street). Topic: "Corporate and foundation funding" presented by Angela Klitzsch, JPMorgan Chase. AFP members FREE/ $15 nonmembers. To register, click here.

Creating a more diverse and inclusive board on June 16 from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Indiana Wesleyan North (3777 Priority Way S Dr.). Join us for a discussion with Linda Kirby, CEO of Leadership Indianapolis, Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors, and a panel of local nonprofit leaders. Hear success stories and some frustrations. Free. For more information, click here.

CFO Nonprofit Peer Group on June 18 from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. at Indiana CPA Society (8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd.). The topic is key performance indicators: How do you measure your success? Free. Register 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.

Cancer Support Community is looking for volunteers to cook a monthly supper. Responsibilities include set-up and providing a meal for about 20 participants. Clean up after. This is a wonderful Three-hour commitment is an opportunity for a group. For more information, contact Kelsey Blood at kelsey@cancersupportindy.org or 317-257-1505.

Easter Seals Crossroads needs volunteers June 22 through June 26 to walk/jog/run alongside children who are learning to ride conventional bicycles at iCan Bike. Shifts are 75-minutes each, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:50 p.m. For more information, contact Tessa at tbarnard@eastersealscrossroads.org or click here.

Indiana Historical Society needs volunteers from June 5 to 7 to answer basic questions and ensure crowds flow per prearranged tour route of Historic Twin Oaks (former Ruth Lilly Estate Home and Garden) tour. Shift times: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Training provided onsite. Parking and shuttle service is free. Contact Lori Murray at volunteers@indianahistory.org.


NEED: Cancer Support Community needs supplies for its kids' program: construction paper, markers, puppets, children scissors, individual water colors, easels, drop cloth, model magic/play dough/clay, paint shirts or smocks, games like twister, sorry, chutes and ladders, active items like bop bags and bop balloons. For more information, contact Kerry Teague at kerry@cancersupportindy.org or 317-257-1505.


National news

Calculating return on investment for your talent:How to save your organization thousands of dollars.

Social media and the nonprofit world in 2015. If you are running a nonprofit organization of any size in 2015, you are significantly invested in your communications efforts to the people you serve, your donors and the community.

Reveal experts within your organization using a simple tool. In reality, extensive expertise already may exist among current volunteers. The challenge facing organizations is how to access and channel existing knowledge to improve fundraising success.

A bridge leading somewhere. Bridge funding grant can have a significant catalyzing impact on the grantee-and often is indicative of an exciting new stage of organizational growth or direction.

Sponsors' insights

FTM, LLC How to evaluate cloud security. What to consider when selecting a cloud vendor. 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.

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.


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.

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

IUPUI campus office space

Available office space is located on the IUPUI campus, just off Indiana Avenue and West Street. A full-service commercial office building with approximately 9,400 rentable square feet located on the third floor. The space is two individual suites (one approximately 1,900 rentable square feet and the second 7,400 rentable square feet). Close to Indianapolis downtown retail and dining. Parking available near the offices. The space becomes available for tenant occupancy by late July. For more detailed information, please contact Thomas M. Popcheff, CAE at tomp@stti.org or 317-634-8171.


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.



Featured internship positions

Don't miss the window to recruit interns for spring and summer positions: This February and March, the Indianapolis Not-for-profit News is offering nonprofits an easy way connect with students, recent graduates and career changers to fill upcoming internship positions. For a special rate of $77, beginning Jan. 28, you can post your position for 30 days in this special-intern jobs section of the newsletter and on the jobs board. The special rate also applies to AmeriCorps positions posted in February and March. Submit your intern postings to ads@notforprofitnews.com.

AmeriCorps VISTA - Starfish Initiative. Starfish serves its students through a 1-on-1 mentoring program. All mentors are volunteers and make a two year commitment. While our outcomes numbers are high, our program could benefit from an AmeriCorps...more

Intern, ReStore - Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County. The role of ReStore Associate is to aid ReStore manager, staff and other volunteers in maintaining and operating the ReStore in a variety of tasks and...more

Intern, Indiana Patient Safety Center - Indiana Hospital Association. The Indiana Hospital Association is seeking an intern for the Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) who will support IHA's patient safety and quality initiatives. The position will support and assist the clinical director and...more

AmeriCorps VISTA (3 Positions) - Jameson Camp. Jameson Camp is seeking to fill three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions for digital media marketing, donor relations, and volunteer relations. VISTA is a great opportunity for recent college grads and young professionals...more

Intern, Advancement, Summer 2015 - Sycamore School. Assist the Advancement and Alumni Coordinator with many aspects of outreach and fundraising for the summer. An ideal candidate is friendly, and a "people person." Candidates should also be comfortable making...more

Intern, Video & Digital Content - Sycamore School. August 2015 through May 2016. Part Time: 12 hours per week. Join the Marketing and Advancement team at Sycamore School as our Video and Digital Content Intern. Sycamore School exists so that academically gifted...more

This week's jobs

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Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. The Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer plays an integral role in IndyGo by performing executive management-level tasks in the following areas: program, policy, and procedure review, analysis, and...more

Executive Director - Non-Profit Charitable Organization. Seeking Executive Director to serve family shelter in Morgan County and surrounding six counties. Reports directly to the Board of Directors. Provide overall management to the organization by: 1) leading a small staff...more

Executive Director - Groundwork INDY. Groundwork INDY is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and collaboratively-minded individual to be its first Executive Director. Groundwork INDY is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is part of the Groundwork USA Network...more

President - The Advancement Center for Washington Township Schools and North Central Alumni. The President will be chief executive officer of The Advancement Center, a new organization resulting from the July 1, 2015 merger of the Washington Township Schools Foundation and the North Central High School Alumni...more

Director of Operations - Sigma Kappa Sorority and Sigma Kappa Foundation. Sigma Kappa Sorority and Foundation is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated candidate to join the national headquarters staff as the director of operations. This position maintains membership databases, responsible for...more


Administrative Assistant, Part-time - New Hope Presbyterian Church. New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fishers, Indiana is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant (25-30 hours). You have a heart for Christ and a passion to help people. You also love detail, crush deadlines, and have ...more

Donor Database Coordinator - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. The Donor Database Coordinator will manage and maintain Gleaners' donor database, including the management of donor research, mailing lists, gift entry, reporting, and acknowledgement processes. The Donor...more

Fund Development

Director, Tocqueville Society - United Way of Central Indiana. Lead United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) strategies and activities primarily, but not exclusively, to grow the giving and engagement of Tocqueville Society donors ($10,000+). Responsible for leading the Tocqueville...more

Manager, Stewardship - United Way of Central Indiana. Grow and retain revenue from existing major donors ($10,000+) by developing and executing strategies to inform key stakeholders on United Way of Central Indiana's progress, new developments and special projects...more

Manager, Individual Giving - United Way of Central Indiana. Advance the mission of United Way of Central Indiana by deepening and maintaining relationships with individual major donors and prospects. Identify, qualify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective...more

Annual Giving Communications and Projects Manager - 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

Fund Development Assistant (part-time) - Center for Leadership Development, Inc. Center for Leadership Development has an immediate part time (20 -25 hours per week) opportunity for an energetic, resourceful Fund Development Assistant to provide administrative support to the Senior Manager of Fund...more

Associate Director of Development Services - 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


Communications Specialist - Alzheimer's Association Greater Indianapolis Chapter. Aggressively and proactively works to increase awareness of the Alzheimer's Association through media relations, social media and online channels and community outreach. Responsible for writing and editing newsletters...more


Director - Project Home Indy. PHI is seeking a dynamic, capable, and caring visionary with proven leadership skills and significant clinical social work experience for this executive-level position directing our trauma-informed residential program, which...more

Director of Programs - 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. Our mission: "Men giving real time to positively impact the development and outcomes of youth in our community." The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of The 100 Black...more

Bilingual Match Support Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. The Bilingual Match Support Specialist is instrumental to Big Brothers Big Sisters mission of providing professionally supported 1-to-1 youth mentoring relationships that result in impact and lasting change. The Bilingual...more

Program Director - IN*SOURCE. A statewide not-for profit, central office based in South Bend, has need for a Program Director to manage a federal, grant funded, statewide Parent Training and Information Center project. A master's degree in education...more

Prevention & Education Coordinator - Chaucie's Place. Chaucie's Place is a child advocacy organization that focuses on child sexual abuse and youth suicide prevention. The nonprofit's staff works passionately to ensure the welfare of children by offering evidence-based...more

Case Manager - River Valley Resources, Inc. (RVR). RVR, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps low-income and disadvantaged Hoosiers in central and southeastern Indiana obtain and maintain gainful employment is seeking a full time Case Manager to provide...more

Volunteer Coordinator - CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. Immediate opening for a full time Volunteer Coordinator with CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. Position requires human service experience and the desire to serve the elderly and people with disabilities in Marion County...more

Membership Manager - Professional Insurance Agents of Indiana. Statewide professional trade association located on the northside with fun, highly collaborative team is seeking a Membership Manager to help grow membership, coordinate membership benefits, and provide excellent...more

Program Coordinator - American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters. The Program Coordinator works with volunteer National Chairmen to develop and monitor the impact of the assigned programs on their community. This position provides administrative and program support in response...more


Manager, Business and Finance - Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Inc. The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is seeking an experienced professional who will be responsible for the accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting process, payroll and personnel recordkeeping, and business office operations...more

Accounting Coordinator (Donation Processing and Grants) - American Legion Auxiliary National Headq. The Accounting Coordinator (Donation Processing/Grants) performs a variety of accounting and administrative functions to support and enhance the work and image of the American Legion Auxiliary. The Accounting...more

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Last week's jobs


Vice President, Program and Operations - Madame Walker Theatre Center. This dual function leadership position exists to execute the mission of the Madame Walker Theatre Center through executing a comprehensive multi-level season of performances and to ensure...more


Executive Assistant to the President - Providence Cristo Rey High School. About Providence Cristo Rey: Located minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Providence Cristo Rey is a private, college-preparatory high school for students from families with limited financial means. Like all Cristo...more

Fund Development/Grant Writing

Program Associate for Resource Development - Global Ministries. Global Ministries, the shared mission witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ seeks a Program Associate of Resource Development. The position calls for abilities as: develop...more

Membership and Annual Giving Manager - Indiana Landmarks. Our statewide historic preservation organization is seeking a detail-oriented, personable candidate to be our new Membership and Annual Giving Manager. This person will play a key role in developing our member and donor...more

Annual Fund Manager - The Oaks Academy. Help lead a strong, philanthropic community to the next level to support The Oaks Academy as we grow to serve more children. This new role will design and implement a new direction for annual giving...more


Missions Director - Tabernacle Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis. Tabernacle Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis is seeking a full-time Missions Director to focus on our outreach and involvement in the Mapleton/Fall Creek neighborhood, as well as with national and international...more

Assistant Manager (part-time) - Global Gifts. Join the fair trade movement! Global Gifts is seeking a part-time Assistant Manager for our store in Nora Plaza. The ideal candidate will have retail sales experience, supervisory experience, excellent organizational skills, an...more

Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Indianapolis Synagogue. This full-time position at a north side Indianapolis Synagogue will be responsible for: 1) overseeing the creative and editorial direction, development, production and execution of all congregant and public communication...more

Volunteer Coordinator & Marketing Asst - Food Finders Food Bank. The Volunteer Coordinator and Marketing Assistant must be enthusiastic about the work of the food bank and passionate about feeding the hungry. This is a demanding professional position that recruits, schedules and...more


Coordinator of Transitional Housing Services - Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter. Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter, an emergency residential shelter for homeless families, is seeking a Coordinator of Transitional Housing Services. This full-time position's primary responsibilities are...more

Contract Compliance Analyst, Sponsored Projects Administration - Ball State University. Professional position available immediately. Responsibilities: provide administrative guidance with respect to contracts and grant agreements, proposal solicitations and submissions for sponsored projects; and, along with...more

Educational Program Coordinator (part-time) - Community Foundation of Boone County. (Part-time, 20 hours per week) The Community Foundation of Boone County unites people organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all and seeks an educational program coordinator to develop and...more

Habitat Programs Coordinator - Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF). The Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) is looking for skilled candidates for a full-time - 6 month contract - Habitat Programs Coordinator position. The position will work with IWF Habitat Programs including the Landscaping...more

Public Allies Outreach and Operations Manager - Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center. This position serves as the lead for the outreach and operations of the Public Allies Indianapolis program; including recruitment of program participants, and alumni, as well as for the advancement of Public Allies in the Indianapolis...more

Nurse Practitioner, Family Health Services - TRI-CAP. Provides primary care to clients in the Health Services Program, practicing within the framework of guidelines reflecting routine and accepted patterns of treatment, maintaining client dignity...more

Director of College Counseling - University High School of Indiana. University High School of Indiana seeks qualified applicants for a Director of College Counseling position to help provide a personalized program through which students identify the college or university that is the best...more


Senior Accountant - Alpha Chi Omega. Support the CFO in strategic planning efforts and as needed for all three Alpha Chi Omega corporations (the Enterprise). Oversee and support the finances of Alpha Chi Omega with an emphasis on the Foundation, including...more


Weekend Maintenance and Security Part-Time) - Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter. Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter, an emergency residential shelter for homeless families, is seeking part-time hourly Maintenance and Security position for its evening shift. Candidate will be responsible...more


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