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November 24, 2015

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Business models: Understanding the "new power"

By Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, Harvard Business Review

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.

There are those who cherish giddy visions of a new techno-utopia in which increased connectivity yields instant democratization and prosperity. The corporate and bureaucratic giants will be felled and the crowds coronated, each of us wearing our own 3D-printed crown. There are also those who have seen this all before. Things aren't really changing that much, they say. Twitter supposedly toppled a dictator in Egypt, but another simply popped up in his place. We gush over the latest sharing-economy start-up, but the most powerful companies and people seem only to get more powerful. Read more.

What new power looks like

Jeremy Heimans, Activist

We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It's a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree. Watch the video.

Texas orders local nonprofits not to serve Syrian refugees

By Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly

As was reported by Rick Cohen last Monday, Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, joined other Republican governors in declaring that Syrian refuges were not welcome to be resettled in that state. "As the governor of the state of Texas," he said, "I will not roll the dice and take the risk on letting a few refugees in simply to expose Texans to that danger." Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Prepare for and manage the unexpected

By BKD staff

Businesses face numerous pressures that can threaten the organization's viability and sustainability if a disaster occurs. Potential threats include:

  • Natural (tornado, earthquake, hurricane, flood, etc.)
  • Environmental (fire, network failure, power outage, etc.)
  • Business market (legal/regulatory issues, competitive pressures, reputational risks, etc.)
  • Social (terrorism, pandemic, social media, network intrusions/attacks, etc.)
  • Human (strikes, work stoppages, etc.)
  • Financial/operational (cost of capital, inherent process risks, calendar-based risk, etc.)

This list certainly isn't all-inclusive. Many other threats could interrupt normal business operations. It's imperative that specific threats to a particular organization be identified and prioritized by developing a Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis (RA/BIA). Upon completion of an RA/BIA, a Business Continuity Plan can be created. Read more.

People on the move

Damar Charter Academy announced the following promotions: Aimee Brown is now director of DCA operations/DCA school leader. Cora Collier is now instruction and accountability director.

IUPUI has appointed Margaret Ferguson interim senior associate vice chancellor. She currently serves as IU's assistant vice president for statewide academic relations and will begin her new role January 1. — Inside Indiana Business

Indiana Landmarks and Indiana National Road Association have jointly hired Michael Flowers. He will serve as executive director of the Indiana Road Association and community preservation specialist for Indiana Landmarks. — Inside Indiana Business


Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JA) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. This grant will support the expansion of JA's middle and high in-school programs and BizTown and reach approximately 1,800 additional students from now until next November.

Great Places 2020 has been awarded $50,000 Partner for Places Grant that is focused on supporting early-action projects in the initiative by enhancing livability, opportunity, vitality and education. Both the City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and JPMorgan Chase Foundation with its matching investment were instrumental in helping to secure this grant.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Kendrick Foundation and Charitable Allies have entered into a long-term space sharing arrangement in downtown Mooresville (11 W. Main St.). Charitable Allies is moving to Mooresville from Northwest Indianapolis and is a willing partner with CFMC and the Kendrick Foundation to assist local nonprofits with ongoing operational and administrative needs.

Apply now for Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2016! Increase awareness of Hendricks County and develop leadership skills through understanding self, others and community. Learn more.

Professional development

Nonprofit boards and effective governance webinar will be held on Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

How to tell donors a story in a thank you letter that inspires future gifts webinar will be held on Dec. 16 at 1:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

LIVE to lead workshop will be held as a four-part series from January to March. Deadline to apply is Nov. 30. For more information and to apply, click here.

Save the date Indiana Summit Out-of-School Learning on April 11-12 at Indiana Convention Center (100 S. Capitol Ave.). For more information, click here.

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Volunteer opportunities

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Art With a Heart (AWaH) has an urgent need for volunteers for current programming and also recruiting for programs beginning in January. Volunteers work directly in kindergarten classrooms (during the day with teacher present) to integrate art with learning letters and numbers. The commitment is two hours per week in the same classroom. No art experience needed. Training takes place in mid-January. For more information contact mbraden@artwithaheart.us or fill out our online application.


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DONATE: Small gray two-drawer filing cabinet. Must pick up in Carmel. Contact Karen Kostaroff at kkostaroff@guilfordgroup.com to schedule a pick up.

DONATE: We have about 300 mailing tubes for posters. Contact Margaret Frericks Huelsman at mhuelsman@ikecoalition.org.

National news

America's largest charities raised five percent more last year. United Way remains No. 1 among U.S. nonprofits that raised the most from private sources, but Fidelity Charitable is just a sliver behind.

According to the 2015 Millennial Impact Report, 39 percent of Millennials said that a company's volunteer policy affects their decision to apply, and 55 percent said it affects their decision to take the job. Download the report.

Coutts' million-dollar donors report. A new international report, released in association with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, finds that $1 million-plus charitable giving by individuals, foundations and corporations, both U.S. and international declined slightly from 2014's high.

A tale of 11 cities: data-driven assessment of the nonprofit art sector. In 2006, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance published its first Portfolio report, giving art leaders benching- marking tools and data to make the case for support.

Sponsors' insights

BKD The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved finalized rules for investment crowdfunding for non-accredited investors. Among other guidelines, companies will be permitted to raise a maximum of $1 million through crowdfunding offerings in a 12-month period.



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.

Marketing/digital fundraising

Balance Marketing: specializes in maximizing nonprofit's ability to connect, engage and inspire investment in its cause through digital and interaction communication practices.

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.


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.

Leadership Development

Radiancy Coaching Partners: Leadership coaching and personal development for nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members to help get the right projects done with heart.


Leading Change for Good Consulting: helps Indianapolis-area nonprofits strengthen their operations and efficiency using proven process-improvement tools.


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.


Great location

CARMEL Great location at 99th and Michigan Rd., just north of I-465. Approximately 1,200 square feet for suites or office space, available at $10 per square foot with utilities included. Easy access to highway, restaurants and shopping. Roadside building directory, free parking, private entrance and restrooms. Call Andrew Follman at 317-566-5614.


Perfect for your holiday party

Host your holiday party at the Sol Center, home to Meal on Wheels. Located downtown, our 2,500-square-foot ballroom is handicap accessible and seats 150 people. The space offers such amenities as a state-of-the-art A/V system, dual 10x7 ceiling-mounted screens, small stage and podium, a caterers' staging kitchen, coatroom and free-lighted parking. Rental income is used for the purchase of meals for our low-income clients. For rate information, contact Vicki Burdick at 317-252-5558.


This week's jobs

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Fund Development

Development Assistant - Parks Foundation of Hendricks County. The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County seeks a Development Assistant to help with the Foundation's operation and donor relation activities. This positional will be the first, and at this time, only paid staff member...more

Director of Development - Kiwanis International Foundation. The Kiwanis International Foundation Director of Development position is a strategic position that works closely with the COO in all aspects of the foundation's fundraising efforts. They will work with the Board...more

Director of Development - Kingsway Christian School. The full time Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for KCS. The Director of Development is responsible for growing the donor file and building a broad base of annual support for Kingsway Christian...more


Community Coordinator, Great Indy Cleanup (GIC) - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). This position will work to connect the community to KIB programs to enhance public spaces, strengthen multi-year neighborhood partnerships, and build relationships between individuals and the natural...more

Community Outreach Associate - IU Health Methodist Hospital. IU Health is currently looking for a full time Community Outreach Associate at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. This position exists to support the development and execution of community...more

Administration Assistant/Finance

Accounting Assistant - Brebeuf Jesuit. The Accounting Assistant will assist with accounting team coordination and provide support for effective business...more


Production Manager - Indianapolis Children's Choir. Premier children's arts organization seeks bright, energetic person for Production Manager position. Responsibilities include coordinating and staffing performances, choir communications, uniform...more

Clubhouse Assistant Director - Circle City Clubhouse. The Assistant Director is a professional position with Circle City Clubhouse, providing services for adults with mental illnesses in accordance with the Clubhouse International standards. All Clubhouse staff work side by side...more

Manager of Support Services-Social Services/Mental Health - Partners In Housing. Partners In Housing Development Corporation (Partners In Housing) seeks a qualified individual to join its team as the Manager of Support Services-Social Services/Mental Health. Partners In Housing is a not...more

Program Director - Playworks. The Program Director will oversee the planning and implementation of Playworks' comprehensive school-based play and youth development programming. This includes training and oversight of Program...more

Respite Ally - Autism Society of Indiana (ASI). The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) is looking for a new Respite Ally to work out of the Indianapolis home office. The Respite Ally's primary purpose is to ensure that the ASI Respite Care / Personal Assistance...more

Therapist (part-time) - Ascent 121. Ascent 121 provides advocacy and recovery services for teen survivors of human trafficking in central Indiana. We are seeking a part time Therapist to perform diagnostic assessments and to provide...more

Independent Living Advocate (ILA) - accessABILITY-Center for Independent Living. The Independent Living Advocate (ILA) provides outreach and information to people with disabilities in accessABILITY's service area. S/he helps to connect people with disabilities to existing community...more

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Last week's jobs

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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