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November 17, 2015

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Elderly care and the future of social innovation

By Curtis Chang for Stanford Social Innovation Review

Social innovation tends to care disproportionately about the young. Take a look at the Social Innovation Fund's initial investments, for example, and you'll find that more than a third are explicitly targeted at youth, with the rest heavily concentrated on relatively young families and those early to the labor pool. There is not a single initiative on that list that is targeted at the elderly.

This absence is striking on purely demographic grounds. The elderly currently comprise 13 percent of the total population, and in less than 20 years, it is projected that one in five Americans will be over the age of 65.

However, social innovators must address the issues facing this population for reasons beyond demographic coverage. The state of the elderly will actually determine the fate of our entire social innovation field. Read more.

Innovative programs to age in place

By Alexis Abramson, writer, Huffington Post

For an aging person, the move to a skilled nursing facility is a costly one. Nationwide, the average annual cost of a semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility (nursing home) in 2011 was $78,110, according to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs Survey. And the cost is clearly rising!

The majority of the cost of care in a skilled nursing facility is borne by taxpayers through Medicaid. At $78,110 annually, it doesn't take long for even the most financially prepared senior to go through their retirement savings and other assets to qualify for Medicaid.

But the financial burden is not the only "cost" felt by seniors who must move into skilled nursing facilities.

Whether they are leaving the home where they raised their families, the community where they looked forward to spending their retirement years, or the assisted living center where they had hoped to live the rest of their lives with a degree of autonomy, the move to a nursing home costs them their freedom and independence. Read more.

The challenges posed by aging global population

By Scott Simon and Ina Jaffe, NPR

One-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older in 15 years. NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the aging of the population worldwide and the challenges it presents.

SIMON: The U.S. population is aging, but it's not just the U.S., is it?

JAFFE: Oh, no, not at all. In fact, some other countries are ahead of us. Japan, for example, a quarter of the population there is already 65 years of age or more, and the populations of some Western European countries are already at that 1-in-5 level that the U.S. is headed for.

SIMON: Whatever else happens in this discussion, should we remind ourselves it's the result of some good news - that people are living longer?

JAFFE: Well, it is a result of people living longer, but only in part. In North America and Western Europe, people are living longer. But there's a bigger reason for the aging of populations and that's that people are having fewer children. That's what you see in Eastern Europe and Russia and Turkey. And sub-Saharan Africa is not aging as quickly as other places because reproduction rates are higher there. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Lessons from the tank

By Chris Mennel, audit manager, Alerding CPA Group

Millions of people have tuned into ABC's "Shark Tank" to see whether amateur and experienced entrepreneurs can land a deal with one of the millionaire or billionaire sharks. We may watch for the entertainment value; but after seven seasons, there are real-life lessons to be learned.

In fact, selling ownership in a company isn't much different than pitching an idea to a new program partner, potential donor or board of directors. To be effective, you have to know your numbers, be direct and exude passion.

Here are six important lessons that Shark Tank negotiations have taught: Read more.

People on the move

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) is pleased to announce the following staffing changes:

Brady Ripperger has been promoted from office manager to fair housing projects coordinator.

Noe Rojas joined as the new neighborhood projects coordinator. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Rojas previously worked as a public defender Investigator with the County of San Diego Office of the Alternate Public Defender.

Patricia Ziegler-Lopez will be joining the FHCCI next month as a test doordinator. Ziegler-Lopez has previously worked in fair housing as a test coordinator in California.

Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation has named Patti Hays chief executive officer. She has been serving as interim CEO since June. Hays has also held the role of senior vice president of business health development at Lutheran Hospital. — Inside Indiana Business

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) has appointed John Keith consultant. The 18-year veteran of the Indiana University Foundation previously served as vice president of individual giving. — Inside Indiana Business


Coburn Place Safe Haven announced a $150,000 grant over two years from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for organizational capacity-building, which includes full implementation of the adult services logic model, participation in the Full Frame Initiative Domestic Violence Cohort demonstration project and support a third-party organizational evaluation. Read more.

The Duke Energy Foundation awarded Jameson Camp $2,500 to support its environmental education programming.

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit requests for the Indianapolis Business Journal's annual Holiday Wish List, which will be published on Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Organizations may submit requests for up to five items or services, excluding cash, along with the nonprofit's name, contact person, telephone number and email address. Submit requests by Nov. 25 to Terry Sowka at tsowka@ibj.com.

Again this year, Impact 100 will sponsor a limited number of scholarships for women under 36 years old who wish to participate in next year's grant-selection process. The scholarship application deadline is Dec. 11. Contact Donna Oklak, ddoklak@yahoo.com for more information or to receive the application.

Eskenazi Health's main campus has achieved LEED® Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), making it among the first and largest new hospital campuses in the U.S. and first in Indiana to achieve this recognition

Chosen Ministries has received a grant from the Moorehead Family Foundation to support its vocational scholarship program, which helps single parents in its program to have higher earning potential upon completion of vocational education. Read more.

Life Centers announced Dec. 1 as the opening date of its newest pregnancy resource center, Pregnancy Choices Indy, in Plainfield (1826 E. Main St.). Read more.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host a public grand opening on Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. YMCA at CityWay is the city's first full-service downtown Y. In addition to the usual exercise activities, the $24 million three-story facility will feature a green roof, which is environmentally friend and usable outdoor space, a vertical garden, a chapel and a demonstration kitchen where families can learn to prepare healthy meals.

Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana and Susan G. Komen® Wabash Valley announced it is joining forces. Operating as one entity, the revamped affiliate, will move forward under the name of Susan G. Komen Central Indiana and will serve 41 counties. Consistency throughout these counties will allow Komen Central Indiana to maximize funds and deepen its impact in the fight against breast cancer.

Professional development

The Nonprofit Resource Network will present 10 ideas to elevate your small shop fundraising program on Nov. 18 at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wabash Center (2000 Greenbush St. Lafayette). To RSVP: Jennifer Dykiel at jdykiel@wabashcenter.com

HR (& CFO) Nonprofit Peer Group: ACA 2016 compliance updates on Nov. 19 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at Indianapolis Zoo (Hulman Riverhouse, 1200 W. Washington St.). Healthcare reform specialists will share what is new with the Affordable Care Act and reporting requirements. To register, click here.

Five reasons why your organization can't meet its fundraising capacity recorded webinar. Think your organization can raise more money? You're probably right! But first you have to identify which challenges are preventing it from happening. Free for BoardSource members/ $35 nonmembers. To download, click here.

Elephants in the nonprofit boardroom webinar recording. Few boards are without an invisible elephant or two sitting around the table, making certain discussions difficult and certain people uncomfortable. In this webinar, we'll discuss common board challenges and solutions you can implement immediately. Free for BoardSource members/ $35 nonmembers. To download, click here.

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Pack Away Hunger's third annual Pack Friday event on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27. Offers the public an opportunity to pack meals for those in need in our community. One-hour commitment. To register, click here.


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National news

#GivingTuesday and year-end fundraising: How to do both. Are you still trying to decide whether your organization should dive into #GivingTuesday campaign? Here are some strategies for making the most of both big December giving opportunities.

Nonprofit theaters are attracting more donors, but audiences keep shrinking. A report, "Theatre Facts 2014," shows that while they've upped their game to attract donors and earn money, nonprofit theaters' audiences have continued to dwindle.

10 considerations before running a text-to-give campaign. There's no doubting the power of text-to-give fundraising campaigns. In the wake of 2010 Haiti earthquake, individual donors contributed an estimated $43 million by texting via their mobile phones.

American Express Foundation recently joined with the Presidio Institute to put nonprofit leadership programs online. Seeking to improve the leadership skills at nonprofits around the world, Leaderosity, is an ambitious digital effort to train aspiring charity executives.

Sponsors' insights

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Sex of first-born child affects parents' charitable giving. Parents of first-born sons and only-child daughters give more, Women's Philanthropy Institute study finds.

BKD The Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU), Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. This would result in significant changes to the current not-for-profit (NFP) reporting model.



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Marketing/digital fundraising

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Leadership Development

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This week's jobs

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CEO/Executive Director

Executive Director - National Art Museum of Sport. As the new Executive Director of the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS), a strong leader will have the opportunity to relocate the museum, emphasizing its position as one of the largest collections...more

Chief Executive Officer - TeenWorks. TeenWorks is currently seeking an experienced nonprofit professional with a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to lead the organization as the Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors...more

Chief Program Officer/Chief Operating Officer - Starfish Initiative (Indianapolis). (www.starfishinitative.org) Dynamic, growing youth mentoring organization is seeking an experienced, hands-on programming and operations leader. Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares....more

Administration / Executive Assistant

Office Coordinator (Part Time) - Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA). The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA), a membership association serves over 400 nonpublic schools through advocacy, professional development and consultation. With its focus on school...more

Receptionist/Administrative Aide - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana. Receptionist position in Protestant denominational office. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana is seeking a Ministry Assistant (Receptionist and administrative aide) to provide...more

Client Administrative Assistant - Raybourn Group International. Raybourn Group International is currently seeking a Client Administrative Assistant to handle all of the daily administrative tasks for various associations managed by Raybourn...more

Fund Development

Vice President of Sponsorship - 500 Festival. We are seeking a Vice President of Sponsorship and Development to plan and direct revenue development including, but not limited to sponsorship, corporate membership, grants and donors...more

Chief Development Officer - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY. 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...more

Director of Annual Giving and Communications Programs - Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation. The director is responsible for the strategic direction and overall success of the Foundation's comprehensive stewardship communications and annual giving initiatives. The director develops a coordinated...more

Communications / Marketing / Outreach

Online Communications Specialist - Conner Prairie. Conner Prairie, an interactive history park located in central Indiana, is hiring an Online Communications Specialist. The Online Communications Specialist will work as part of a team to help implement...more

Marketing Coordinator - CEDIA. CEDIA is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to aid in the design, content direction, and production of planned marketing campaigns. This individual will report to CEDIA's Director...more

Volunteer Outreach and Engagement Manager - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. The Volunteer Outreach and Engagement Manager is instrumental to the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported...more

Bilingual Program Outreach Coordinator - Brooke's Place. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of new programming aimed at providing grief services to families impacted by homicide, the Latino community, and other...more


Adult Advocate - 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...more

Protective Order Systems Evaluator (part-time) - Domestic Violence Network. (Part-time, paid Internship - 20 hours per week M-F, Jan 2016 - Dec 2016) The Protective Order Systems Evaluator is responsible for assessing the Marion County protective order process in conjunction...more

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Last week's jobs

CEO/Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer - Volunteers of America Indiana. Come make a difference in the lives of others! Volunteers of America of Indiana is seeking an experienced strategic leader to lead our affiliate forward and oversee complex administration of programs and work with our...more

Administration /Executive Assistant

Staff Assistant - Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. The Kappa Delta Pi Staff Assistant position is the voice of the organization. He/she serves the membership through courteous, friendly, and professional responses to phone inquiries and guests/visitors. This position also...more

Administrative Assistant - Indiana Donor Network. Indiana Donor Network, one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the U.S., is a vital link between people waiting for life-saving organ transplants and donors. Working closely with Indiana hospitals, donor...more

Operations Manager - John P. Craine House, Inc. Craine House is a non-profit work-release facility for non-violent female offenders who are pregnant or have preschool age children. We are seeking a highly responsible administrator to direct, manage, and supervise our...more

Executive Assistant - United Way of Central Indiana. Provide oversight for the administrative details to the Sr. Vice President's office. Provide administrative support and maintain the schedule and records for the Sr. Vice President of Community Impact and Fundraising...more


Outreach Manager, West Central Indiana - Indiana Youth Institute. A dynamic, statewide nonprofit is recruiting a strong communicator with exceptional people skills to represent our organization in a region that covers parts of West Central Indiana from Terre Haute north...more

Grant Writing/Finance

Accounting Assistant - Music for All, Inc. Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Accounting Assistant position. The Accounting Assistant works under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and is an important part of the Music...more

Grant Writer - White's Residential and Family Services. The Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and...more


Kitchen Aid and Cook (part-time) - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. (Part-Time 10:00am - 1:00pm) The Kitchen Aid and Cook will follow menu plans and prepare lunch for all early childhood education program children based on the mandated daily nutritional requirements. This person...more

ECE Assistant Teacher (part-time) - Christamore House Family and Community Service Center. (Part-Time - 25-30 hours) As a part of our Early Childhood Education Program staff, the Assistant Teacher will help the children learn through play and hands-on experiences. Christamore House provides a foundation...more

Interpretation Supervisor - Indianapolis Zoo. Personal passion about advancing animal conservation, both locally and globally, is a primary job responsibility of every employee at the Indianapolis Zoo. It is the heart of who we are, and a core value of our...more

Director of Innovation in Early Education - Early Learning Indiana. Early Learning Indiana has become a leading voice for innovative solutions in early childhood learning. Recent and anticipated growth provides increasing opportunity and capacity to have greater impact in the community...more

Program Specialist - Kiwanis International Foundation. The Program Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating various philanthropic programs for the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Program Specialist performs a variety of...more

Program Coordinator - GiGi's Playhouse. The Program Coordinator is a staff position that will provide leadership, energy, oversight, and daily direction to all aspects of programming for all age groups infants through adults. He/she enthusiastically implements...more

Client Services Coordinator - Horizon House. Horizon House is a multi-service day shelter exclusively serving the homeless community in Indianapolis, offering direct services and advocacy in a spirit of genuine hospitality and professional care. The Client Services...more

Participant Relations Coordinator - Music for All, Inc. Music for All is seeking a qualified candidate for a Participant Relations Coordinator. This position will work under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources but will require collaborative work with...more

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