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October 20, 2015

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Three ways to engage millennial donors

By Kathleen Kelly Janus for Stanford Social Innovation Review

For many nonprofit organizations, getting young people to support their work seems an insurmountable challenge. Millennials are a mystery to them. As the stereotype goes, what is the use of involving the lazy, unemployed, social media-addicted generation, anyway? Even so, it's widely understood that millennial engagement is vital to cultivating a pipeline of support for the years to come.

The good news is that engaging millennials does not have to be such mystery. In fact millennial supporters can become an organization's most avid champions. At Spark, an organization I co-founded, which is now the largest network of millennial donors in the world, we've proven that while they may not have as much to give, collectively their impact can be powerful. In nearly 10 years, we have raised more than $1.5 million to support women's issues, mostly in contributions of less than $100, and probably even more importantly, we have inspired a large group of young people to support gender equality issues who will likely continue to contribute to women's organizations for decades. Read more.

Harnessing the power of the crowd

By Patricia Campbell, content manager, The Guardian

In the years since Barack Obama's crowdfunded presidential campaign put this alternative form of fundraising on the map, crowdfunding has diversified dramatically. In the UK, digital innovation, particularly across social platforms and the financial tech (fintech) industry, has engendered a flourishing sharing economy, disrupting the natural ebb and flow of traditional finance streams. Peer-to-peer models are thriving, with the crowdfunding sector showing substantial growth.

Crowdfunding can neatly be described as the practice of financing a project or venture via small amounts of money from a large number of people. It's most commonly understood as a means to fund grassroots businesses, with "backers" recouping financial rewards. But, driven by uncertain economic times, a new crop of donation-based crowdfunding sites for personal causes is booming. Read more.

Funding innovative breast cancer treatment

By Tom Jackman, reporter, The Washington Post

The journey started in the gym at West Springfield High School in 2004. The rookie coach of the girls volleyball team wept as he told his players he was struggling not only with teaching the sport but also with his mother's recent diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer, the deadliest stage. The girls were speechless, stunned by Rick Dunetz's raw display of emotion.

But they rallied around the coach in an electrifying run to the district championship, galvanized by his mother's first appearance at the title game. Dunetz was struck by how the players and the patient fed off each other: The team's underdog winning streak, he said, seemingly inspired his mother to keep fighting cancer. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

Four signs performance reviews need to go

By Mike Bensi, advisor, FirstPerson

Performance reviews feel as though they have been around since the beginning of time. No matter how many organizations say they are going to blow up performance reviews, they still remain. They are the things that wouldn't leave. They are inevitable and universal, just like those family and friends who can't or won't take a hint that it's time to go.

More feedback, more often is the future of the dreaded performance review. Meeting with your employees once or twice a year to assess their past, present and future is beginning to seem quite quaint. Some organizations, like Instacart, are moving to a hybrid system that bridges the old and the new. Others have decided to ditch the annual process entirely.

Performance reviews have come to be seen as more trouble than they're worth. Just ask Adobe, who nixed their annual review process earlier this year. Or startup Zugata, who aims to make that frustrating process less time-consuming and more productive. Read more.

People on the move

Downtown Indy has named Erika Hinshaw planning and data manager and Valerie Grudzien events manager. Hinshaw previously served as mapping manager for Marion County Assessor's Office, and Grudzien was a project manager at Sport Graphics.

The Indiana Blood Center named Charles Miraglia the executive director. Miraglia previously served as chief medical officer of hc1.com. — Indiana Business Journal

Katie Batagianis has been promoted to the position of senior trust account manager for The Arc Master Trust. Batagianis previous served as trust account manager. Summer Crouch joins The Arc Master Trust as trust administrative assistant. Crouch previously served as project assistant for The Arc's My Life My Choice program.

The Arc of Indiana welcomes Anne Lammert DeLaney as director of finance. DeLaney previously served as a manager at the CPA Firm, Katz, Sapper and Miller.


Camp Jameson's second annual Casino Night fundraiser raised $15,000 to support its Youth Leadership program.

Joy's House sold out its annual gala at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, which was attended by over 140 people, and raised more than $140,000.

Interested in learning more about Brackets for Good (BFG)? Join us at the BFG Warm-up party hosted by this year's Locker Room sponsor, Hedges & Associates (2105 N. Meridian St. #101), on Nov. 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, click here.

Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI) has been awarded a $143,609 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to implement a Sickle Cell Medical Education project for hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers.

Peace Learning Center has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Community Crime Prevention Grant program to support its Peaceful Choices program to teach conflict resolution skills and implement restorative justice at IPS high schools.

The Hendricks County Community Foundation awarded Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County a $510 grant from an anonymous funder to purchase coolers, which allows meals to be left for clients who are at appointments.

Free flu shots to be offered at Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner Health Fair (1434 S. Shelby St.) on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flu vaccines and health screenings, which include blood pressure and dental screenings, and are provided at no cost. For more information, call 317-655-3200.

Leadership Hendricks County is accepting applications for next year's class. Anyone interested in developing leadership skills, or simply learning more about leadership and what it means to the community, is invited to apply. Learn more.

Professional development

Recruiting and engaging board members on Oct. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Ball State University Alumni Center (Room 1, 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie). For more information and registration: click here.

What is strategy? webinar on Oct. 29 at 1:00 p.m. First webinar of a three-part series. Learn the definition of strategy and different ways to set goals. Receive all the recordings, if you cannot attend them all. For more information and registration: click here.

Nonprofit joint ventures - Partnering with for-profit organizations webinar on Nov.1 at 2:00 p.m. For more information and registration: click here.

Impact Giving to Support Women and Girls of Color webinar on Nov. 4 at 10:00 a.m. (PST). For more information and to register: click here.

CASE Indiana fall conference on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Butler University. Dive into higher education and independent schools topics, specific to development, marketing and alumni relations. Cost is $75 for CASE members/$85 for nonmembers. Learn more.

HR 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. Bring your CFO. To register: click here.

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National news

Radical ideas to change how nonprofit boards operate — and supercharge fundraising. To help charities reach their full potential, consultant Jimmy LaRose urges wealthy donors to demand controversial changes in how nonprofit boards work.

Leaders can overcome unconscious bias. Understanding unconscious bias can help leaders make conscious decisions to be fair and inclusive. Consciously or not, both parties make assumptions and those can create obstacles to achieving goals.

Treasurers of all-volunteer organizations: Eight key responsibilities. When in just three years a nonprofit budget grew from $20,000 to $330,000, the role of the treasurer of the all-volunteer organization, comes to light.

Linking mission and money. For every nonprofit organization, there is a tension between the pursuit of mission on the one hand, and the maintenance of financial viability on the other.



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This week's jobs

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Executive Assistant/Administration

Administrative Assistant (part-time) - Hearts & Hands of Indiana. Hearts & Hands of Indiana is seeking an organized, passionate, committed individual to serve as a Part-Time Administrative Assistant (about 20 hours per week; flexible schedule). This individual will be responsible for administrative...more

Executive Assistant/ Office Manager - Classical Music Indy. CMI is currently seeking an experienced, proactive, and highly-skilled candidate for the position of Executive Assistant/ Office Manager. Reporting to the President/CEO and Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the...more


Marketing Coordinator (part-time) - National Christian Foundation Indiana (NCF Indiana). The NCF Indiana Marketing Coordinator is responsible for creating and working with the staff to implement programs and activities that attract and retain givers. These efforts would be technology-driven with the overarching...more

Communications Manager - Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. The Communications Manager advises on, plans and executes a wide variety of corporate, employee and fundraising communications and activities in support...more

Outreach Administration Coordinator - Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program. The Outreach Administration Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of the ITVAP Assistance Program events, projects, and training events. This position focuses primarily on the organization and...more

Chapter Development Specialist - Sigma Theta Tau International. Our purpose is to support learning and professional development of nursing professionals through knowledge dissemination. Our 130,000 active nurse members reside in countries across the globe and are recognized...more


Payroll & Benefits Coordinator, Human Resources Department - United Way of Central Indiana. At United Way of Central Indiana, we recognize that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Payroll & Benefits Coordinator is responsible for timely...more

Financial Services Specialist (Part-time) - Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. Candidates for the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation Financial Services Specialist position should be well versed in financial services including accounts payable, receivable, reconciliation, and reporting. The NHC's...more

Accounting Clerk - Early Learning Indiana. Are you a fast-paced worker who loves numbers and details? If so, we need you to join our busy office! Your payroll and accounts payable experience will be the keys to success in this newly-created position. Our new accounting...more

Fund Development/Volunteer Management

Alumni & Volunteer Coordinator - Fairbanks Hospital. As an enthusiastic member of the Fairbanks Development and Alumni Relations team, the Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator will be committed to advancing the mission of Fairbanks and Hope Academy by helping...more

Annual Giving and Alumnae/i Relations Manager - Sisters of Providence. The annual giving and alumnae/i relations manager is a full-time position responsible for increasing annual donor support primarily for unrestricted use by the Sisters of Providence. The manager has an in-depth understanding...more


Senior Outreach Coordinator - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. The Senior Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Gleaners' Senior Outreach Program. Primary focus will be developing and implementing senior outreach capacity in Marion County, while continuing to further...more

Resident Advisor - Project Home Indy. Full-time and Part-time positions available. We are looking for someone to join our team as overnight direct care staff, both for weekends and weekdays. We are a trauma-informed residential program, which empowers...more

Program Specialist - Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana. This position is responsible for the oversight and components of chapter education. It focuses on recruiting, training and managing educators and volunteers. As a member of the program team, it plays a role is supporting...more

Behavioral Health Services Fall Interview Event - Adult and Child. Are you seeking a position in the field of behavioral health services? Adult and Child's Bi-Annual Interview event on Wednesday, November 4th, is an opportunity to interview one-on-one with a hiring manager for any...more

Regional Coalition Coordinator - Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program. The Regional Coalition Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for identified victims of human trafficking in need of services in the regionally defined area of service for the state. The Coordinator is also the...more

IT/Systems Management

Manager, Information Technology - Indiana Historical Society. This position is responsible for managing end-user desktops, providing user support, and maintenance of organization-wide systems and services. The position is also responsible for supporting our public web sites including...more

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Last week's jobs

Executive Assistant/Administration

Client Administrative Assistant - Raybourn Group International. The Client Administrative Assistant will handle all of the daily administrative tasks for various associations managed by Raybourn...more

Scheduling Assistant (part-time) - Second Helpings. The Scheduling Assistant will support the activities of the Manager of Volunteer Services via scheduling and database...more

Administrative Assistant - Joy's House. Joy's House is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to be responsible for supporting the President & CEO daily at Joy's...more


Brand Ambassador - American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters. As a result of our centennial strategic plan and to better position our organization, the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters is seeking a full time Brand Ambassador to be part of a dynamic communications...more

Communications Coordinator - American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters. American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters is seeking a full time Communications Coordinator to be part of a dynamic communications team positively focused on telling the ALA story of who we are, what we do...more

Vice President of Community Outreach - Joy's House. Joy's House is currently seeking a Vice President of Community Outreach to oversee all PR and media relations, and ensure effective operations of all marketing...more

Graphic Design and Website Coordinator - Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). The IACT Graphic Design and Website Coordinator is an ideal position for someone who is interested in and understands the critical role visual communication plays in any organization, understands the importance of excellent...more

Fund Development/Systems

Executive Director of Advancement Services and Information Technology - Ball State University Foundation. The 60-year-old, $230 million, 65-employee Ball State University Foundation is entering a new era - one with no barriers between advancement, alumni relations and stewardship. On the eve of our university's centennial...more

Director of Development - Indiana Repertory Theatre. The Indiana Repertory Theatre has an exciting career advancement opportunity for an experienced development professional. We are a financially stable theatre embarking on a large major gifts campaign. All the...more

Senior Community Director; Fundraiser Specialist - March of Dimes. This position will implement, coordinate and manage cost effective fundraising activities to attain its financial goals. This is a sales position where the majority of the performance review is based upon achieving aggressive...more

Senior Development Officer - Methodist Health Foundation. Do you have a passion for enhancing health and well-being and inspiring generosity? In this new role on our growing team, you'd play a vital role in developing philanthropic relationships to expand our donor base and grow...more

Annual Giving and Alumnae/i Relations Manager (Cincinnati) - Sisters of Providence. The annual giving and alumnae/i relations manager is a full-time position responsible for increasing annual donor support primarily for unrestricted use by the Sisters of Providence. The manager has an in-depth understanding...more

Director, Advancement Information Services - Office of University Advancement, Butler University. The Director of Advancement Information Services is responsible for management and leadership of day-to-day operational efforts surrounding Advancement data management. Specifically, but not limited to, working closely...more


Neighborhood Projects Coordinator - Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI). The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) seeks a full-time Neighborhood Projects Coordinator. Responsibilities include investigation of systemic discrimination in lending, sales, and zoning in violation of fair...more

Community Impact Operations Manager - United Way of Central Indiana. At United Way of Central Indiana, we recognize that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Community Impact Operations Manager is a part of the...more

Protective Order 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 counties. Prevail is seeking a full-time...more

Child Forensic Interviewer - Susie's Place Child Advocacy Center. Susie's Place Child Advocacy Centers is hiring two Full-Time Child Forensic Interviewers to be located in our Avon and Bloomington child advocacy centers. This is a professional position charged with interviewing child victims...more

Child & Family Advocate (Part-Time) - Susie's Place Child Advocacy Center. Susie's Place Child Advocacy Center is seeking a part-time Child & Family Advocate for our Bloomington child advocacy center. The Child & Family Advocate position provides advocacy and support services to meet the...more

Program Specialist (Teen Services/FT) - Indianapolis Public Library. The Indianapolis Public Library is currently seeking a Program Specialist to play vital role in the Library's initiatives in the development of services targeting pre-teens and teenagers throughout the communities we serve...more

Program Coordinator - American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation. American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation is one of the country's premier privately-funded and conducted immersive learning experiences held in Washington, D.C. for select high school girls from across the country...more


CPA (part-time) - Foster Results, Inc. Do shorter days or a 4-day work week interest you? Foster Results, Inc. has an immediate opening for an experienced NFP CPA with an active license. This is a part-time position with 32-35 hours/week. This position...more


Facilities Technician - Kiwanis International. Responsible for building and grounds, maintenance, repairs and upgrades; repair and maintenance of office furniture and equipment; management of custodial care, security and safety. Includes management of vendors...more

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