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October 6, 2015

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Next Mile Project, an incubator and co-working space for nonprofits

By Nidhi Subbaraman, senior staff writer, BetaBoston

Boston tech entrepreneurs can choose from a variety of havens in which to grow their young businesses: They could seek admission to Somerville's green-tech incubator, Greentown Labs, or apply to join the state-sponsored MassChallenge accelerator.

Now a group seeks to bring the incubator concept so common in the tech space to new groups that are launching nonprofit endeavors. The Next Mile Project is a new Boston co-working space for young ventures in the not-for-profit world. Founder Vilas Dhar's goal has been to bring the same network, training, mentorship, and camaraderie available to tech startups to organizations working on issues like social justice and global development. Read more.

Incubators: transformational vehicle in the education sector

By Yiming Ma, PALF associate for Stanford Social Innovation Review

Committing to a relationship is hard. In venture capital, the first investment is the business equivalent of starting a serious relationship. Prior to investment, funds and start-ups will scrutinize each other through the due diligence process -- recognizing that if due diligence is successful, they will effectively be "tying the knot" in a business context.

In recent years, a new relationship between funds and start-ups has become popular: the incubator relationship. Incubators are enterprises created with the purpose of supporting start-ups, usually through providing business or industry-specific mentorship and access to capital. Startup incubators have exploded over the last few years, growing from only a handful five years ago to an estimated 170 by 2014, according to Techcrunch. Read more.

An incubator for labor

By Suzie Boss, writer, Edutopia

Could digital gaming be used to retrain fast-food workers for better-paying waiter jobs in fancy restaurants? Could an Uber-like "sharing economy" app help freelance workers boost their income?

Today's napkin sketches might well become tomorrow's solutions to the challenges faced by the American working class. That's the hope behind the Workers Lab, a first-of-its-kind
incubator launched this past October with $1 million in start-up funding from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). "We're looking for audacious ideas about how to rebuild the middle class," says Carmen Rojas, CEO of the Workers Lab. Winning applicants will receive $150,000 over a nine-month period to develop and pilot their ideas. They'll also get access to mentors and introductions to investors who might provide next-round financing. The first cohort of winners -- to be announced early this year-will include up to five projects. Read more.

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Innovations in the independent sector

By David P. King, Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving

Today's nonprofits are exploring ways that innovative, cutting-edge ideas can help them address pervasive societal issues, in order to expand their reach for maximum effectiveness and impact.

Henry Timms, executive director of New York City's famed 92nd Street Y (92Y), is at the forefront of this movement. Under his leadership, 92Y is re-imagining the role of the traditional community center, using both innovative programming and technology.

Timms is helping bring the movement to scale, teaching other nonprofits to think differently about the means by which they advance the greater social good. In 2012, he founded #GivingTuesday, which engages more than 10,000 partners in an annual, global day of giving. Read more.

Want to understand how your organization can leverage innovative programming, technology and changing power dynamics to make a greater difference?

Timms, the 2015 Lake Distinguished Visitor at Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, will discuss these ideas and more in a free public conversation to be held on Oct. 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Christian Theological Seminary (1000 W. 42nd St.). The event is co-sponsored by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and CTS.

People on the move

Laura Pickard has joined Community Health Network Foundation as a director of development. Pickard previously worked at with the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Indiana and the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.

Jennifer Mann has been named chief human resources officer, and Tammy Henninger promoted to volunteer resources director at Damar Services. Most recently Mann served as director of talent acquisition at Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company. Prior to that, she was vice president of human resources at HighPoint Global, LLC.

Scott Gilreath has joined Saint Joseph's College as vice president of information technology and chief information officer. He has served as executive director of infrastructure and security at Excelsior College, an online college in Albany, New York, for the past two years. — Inside Indiana Business

IUPUI has hired Yohlunda Mosley as director of undergraduate admissions. She has served as senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2012. — Inside Indiana Business

Henri Pensis has been named director of programming for University of Indianapolis public radio station WICR-FM/HD. He has served as station manager at public stations WMOT-FM in Murfreesboro, Tenn., WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Fla. and WWNO-FM in New Orleans. — Inside Indiana Business


The Indianapolis Foundation has awarded more than $950,000 in grants to 16 projects and nonprofit organizations that serve Marion County residents. Recipients include Indiana State Fair Foundation, Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and WFYI Public Media. For the entire list of recipients, click here.

Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI) has been awarded a $143,652 grant from the U.S. Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA) to the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Project.

Girls, Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has received a $10,000 from Comcast Foundation for its Young Women In Leadership (YWIL) program. YWIL exposes girls to traditional Girls Inc. curriculum while allowing them to interact with a diverse group of peers and community leaders.

Giving Sum announces open applications for its 2016 grant, which are due Dec. 1. On Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at the English Foundation Building (615 N. Alabama St. #119/CICF's boardroom), there is an information session for interested nonprofits. Read more.

Indianapolis-based Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. will merge with Backstreet Missions Inc., a similar relief organization for the poor and homeless in Bloomington. Read more.

Walking for Dream. Is your organization looking for a fundraising event but doesn't have enough money, volunteers or staff to dedicate to the planning process? For a small participation fee to the Sycamore Foundation and a nonprofit soliciting walkers and sponsors, the foundation will plan, manage and run an event to raise funds to contribute to an organization's bottom line. Plan to attend one required informational meeting on either Oct. 26 at 8:00 a.m. or Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church (7700 N. Meridian St.). For more information, click here or contact JenniferMurphyWFD@gmail.com.

Professional development

Everything you wanted to know about nonprofit financials, but were afraid to ask on Oct. 7 at 9:00 a.m. at United Way of Central Indiana (3901 N. Meridian St.). Back by popular demand! Learn about budgets, balance sheets, cash flow statements, restricted vs. unrestricted funds and accrual vs. cash accounting. Presenters have spent extensive time providing financial services for nonprofits. Cost: $25. To register, click here.

Ask a lawyer on Oct. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at several Indianapolis public libraries. For a full list of locations with addresses, click here. If unable to meet in person, individuals are encouraged to call the Indianapolis Bar Association office at 317-269-2000 on Oct. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. for a free telephone consultation.

Fundraising for small nonprofits on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at NCAA Hall of Champions & Conference Center (700 W. Washington St.). Learn how to build a convincing case for financial support, choose the right fundraising vehicles for your organization and create a fundraising process that works. For more information and to register, click here.

The fundamentals of proposal writing on Nov.17 from 6:00 p.m. at East 38th Street Public Library (5420 East 38th Street.) This session concentrates on the eight steps of proposal writing, how to use and interpret data in the needs statement, how to write your program description and organizational history, evaluation and budgeting and putting on the finishing touches. To register, contact Falicia Brewer at fbrewer@fbaresource.com or 317-275-4350.

Feeding the board/staff relationship on Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at United Way (3901 N. Meridian St.). The training will move beyond roles and responsibilities to provide tips of how to inspire and motivate a governance team and will be taught by Freedom Kolb, executive director, Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation. The cost is $20 for United Way agencies and $25 for others. To register, click here.

AFP-IC Indiana philanthropy awards on Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites (120 W. Market St.). Join AFP-IC to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses for their philanthropic efforts. To view this year's honorees and register for the dinner, click here.

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Volunteer opportunities

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The Damien Center is looking for volunteers for its Grand Masquerade and we want you to join! The event takes place on Oct. 17 and volunteers are needed to help with set-up, auction services and everything between! Seven-hour commitment. To sign up, click here.

Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana is seeking volunteers for the Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's on Oct. 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Help is needed for street photography, social media, set-up/tear-down, greeting, assisting and directing walkers/runners on the 1- and 3-mile routes around downtown Indy. Volunteer shifts between 7 and 11 a.m. Free parking. For more information, click here or email IndianaVolunteer@alz.org.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America-Indiana Chapter is seeking volunteers for its BeSMART program, the goal of which is to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when children are able to gain access to an unsecured gun. Volunteers educate adults about modeling and teaching about safe behaviors around guns and how to recognize the risks of teen suicide. For more information, contact Jane Hedeen at jjungle76@hotmail.com.

Be Powerful, Be Exceptional, Be a Girls Inc. volunteer. It is currently seeking strong, smart, and bold adult volunteers to help deliver its fun, hands-on programming to girls in the greater Indianapolis area. Commitment is one hour a week on one day for six consecutive weeks. Apply to volunteer today. Visit its website or for more information, contact Nakisha Jones at njones@girlsincindy.org or 317-522-2608.


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National news

Breaking through inefficient decision-making processes in nonprofits to do more good. Doing good is not easy, and those working in the field feel like they're spinning their wheels. They often feel voiceless, frustrated and drained.

What donors want when it comes to communication. Donor communication is a topic of study and analysis. Common sense dictates providing feedback about the use of their money. But what type and how can it improve giving?

How employers can negotiate the 'money talk' and win the salary negotiations. Conversations about money can embolden or depress a candidate and leave an employer excited or regretful over a candidate at a crucial moment in the hiring process.

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation's Dell Scholars program helps students stay on track. This scholarship program provides financial and other support to low-income and first-generation college students, but it also provides counseling services to help cope with challenges of college life.

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Executive Director - accessABILITY. accessABILITY, a 501 c 3 organization committed to helping individuals make the most out of life and the least out of disability is in search of a dynamic, high-functioning, strategic thinker with exceptional fundraising...more

Executive Director - Horizons at St. Richard’s. Horizons at St. Richard's is seeking a passionate leader who believes in the relationship between education and opportunity. Horizons is closing the achievement gap in Indianapolis by providing underserved children access...more

Executive Assistant/Administration

Senior Executive Assistant - Noble. Noble is seeking a highly energetic and goal-oriented candidate to fill the role of Senior Executive Assistant for our non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities...more

Fund Development/Alumni

Resource Development Program Director - Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). The Resource Development Program Director reports to the CEO. The Director monitors the grant procurement environment for funding opportunities within the scope of IPHCA's mission and strategic plan. This...more

Donor Engagement Officer - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY. Do you want to make a huge difference in the lives of women and men who have need of high-quality health care? Do you want to be part of educating people of all ages about healthy relationships? If the answer is yes...more

Director of Development - Alpha Sigma Tau. Founded in 1899, Alpha Sigma Tau (Sorority) is a national Sorority focused on promoting the ethical, cultural and social development of women through the development of academic, leadership, social service, and...more

Director of Annual Giving & Communications - Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. The Director of Annual Giving & Communications is a full-time position responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive communications/marketing program, including the coordination...more

Director of Advancement Services - Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation is a growing organization and is currently seeking a talented and motivated Director of Advancement. The Director is a full-time position responsible for several functions within the advancement...more

Development Director - Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis (FPGI). Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis (FPGI) is a non-profit organization serving homeless children and the families who care for them. Through a collaboration of houses of worship, volunteers and staff, FPGI provides...more

Director of Alumni Programs - Indiana University Alumni Association. This position will manage, develop, implement, and maintain the alumni programs of various schools based on the IUPUI campus including Law, Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and others as assigned. Develop...more

Business Development/Sales

Director of Membership Sales - Indy Chamber. The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the Indianapolis region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Our advocacy efforts, economic development...more

Business Development Specialist - Indy Chamber. The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the Indianapolis region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Our advocacy efforts, economic development...more


Community Engagement Coordinator - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. The primary objectives of this position is to strategically develop and grow the Community engagement program to increase revenue and visibility of mission awareness of Gleaners' role in all 21 counties of their service...more

Communications Coordinator - Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Delta Sigma Phi is a general men's fraternity founded in 1899 at the City College of New York whose mission is to Build Better Men. The organization seeks a dynamic, innovative, results-oriented individual to serve as its Communications...more

Writing, Communications and Social Media Specialist - Conner Prairie. The Writing, Communications and Social Media Specialist will help implement Conner Prairie's overall communications strategy, with a focus on creating original, innovative and interesting content on a daily basis...more

Director of Advocacy and Public Relations - Indiana Youth Services Association. This position acts on behalf of member agencies and serves as the primary legislative advocate for issues affecting young people across the State. Directs all marketing and public relations activities related to IYSA and its...more

Seniors 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


Compliance Coordinator - Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Delta Sigma Phi is a general men's fraternity founded in 1899 at the City College of New York whose mission is to Build Better Men. The Compliance Coordinator will support the administration of our risk management initiatives...more

TOTS teacher (part-time) - St. Paul's Episcopal Church. TOTS (Time Out to Socialize) parents' group is looking for three daycare workers for our little ones. This group meets twice monthly at St. Paul's Church near Kessler Blvd and North Meridian Street. Hours are...more

Vice President, Workforce and Organization Development - 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

Full-time 3rd Shift Advocate - Sheltering Wings. The Advocates supervise the nightly operations and overall structure of the residential component of the shelter within these major components: interaction with the women and children and documentation of such...more

Career Fair - YMCA at CityWay (Downtown). Put Your Passion to Work! The new YMCA at CityWay opens December 15! Friday, October 9, 2015, 10am-3:30pm, English Foundation Building - Lower Level, Rooms 6, 7 & 8, 615 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis....more

Program Manager - Conference & Trainings - Indiana Youth Institute. Make a difference in the lives of kids by delivering continuing education to youth-serving professionals. The Indiana Youth Institute, a growing and dynamic statewide nonprofit, hosts a premier annual conference, numerous...more

Program Director - Indiana Youth Institute. A dynamic statewide nonprofit is looking for a new leader for its leading-edge college and career counseling initiative. The right person for this role will be a strong and collaborative leader and manager with experience...more

Case Manager (part-time) - Family Promise of Hendricks County. Family Promise of Hendricks County, an emergency program for homeless children and families, is seeking a part-time Case Manager to help our families accomplish employment, transportation and housing goals. The ideal candidate...more

Family Support Specialist - HealthNet/Healthy Families. Healthy Families strives to promote child well-being and prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children through home visiting services by valuing children, strengthening families, and engaging communities...more


Bookkeeper-Operations Assistant - Horizon House, Inc. We seek a bookkeeper with training and/or experience with Peachtree, Sage, and/or Quickbooks accounting systems. The candidate should also be proficient with Excel. (Part-Time or Full-Time...more

Vice President - Finance & Operations - Indiana Youth Institute. A dynamic, statewide nonprofit seeks an experienced CPA who will serve as chief financial officer while overseeing internal operations. Significant experience with nonprofit accounting, government grants and public...more

Director of Finance and Administration/CFO - Indiana Repertory Theatre. The IRT is searching for a CFO to run the finance operations of the Theatre, including human resources and office administration. This position serves on the senior staff of the IRT and reports to the Managing Director...more

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Last week's jobs


President & Chief Executive Officer - The Indiana Youth Institute. The Indiana Youth Institute, a statewide nonprofit that provides capacity-building programs and resources for the state's youth workers and nonprofit youth-serving organizations, seeks a proven leader whose passion for...more

Fund Development/Communications

Advancement Associate (part time) - Coburn Place Safe Haven. More than a job opportunity - it is a calling! Looking for more out of life? Searching for a position where you can share an important mission with others who are also looking for more out of life? Coburn Place Safe Haven...more

Development Coordinator - Bosma Enterprises. This position will be responsible for managing the volunteer program and assisting with the fundraising opportunities and events that occur throughout the year. Bosma is a 501c3 organization that focuses on creating...more

Development and Marketing Manager - Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT). Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT) is hiring a marketing and development professional who will tell the story and build audience, customers and resources to assure the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare...more


Program Manager, Adult Education - Indianapolis Art Center. Are you passionate about providing Art Education? Are you looking for an opportunity to do your best work every day? The Indianapolis Art Center, located in lively Broad Ripple, is looking for a Program Manager. The Adult Programs Manager oversees programming, evaluation, coordination and policies pertaining... more

Team Engagement & Development Coordinator - 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 Team Engagement & Development Coordinator is the member of our Human Resources team responsible for the creation and implementation of... more

HIV Care Coordinator - Step-Up, Inc. Step-Up, Inc. is seeking a full time Care Coordinator to provide support services to clients living with HIV in Central Indiana. Experience in case management a plus. This is an ISDH funded position which requires specific...more

Activity Director - St. Paul Hermitage Retirement Community. We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic person to assist us in providing a wide range of activities for our residents. Activities must range from sensory stimulation exercises for our most cognitively impaired residents...more

Assistant Director, Foster Care - Children's Bureau. Career Opportunity Where You Can Strategically Make a Difference - Do you have a heart for abused and neglected children, and a passion for helping strengthen families? Are you a goal-oriented leader who is known...more

Employment Consultant - Noble of Indiana. Employment Consultants in Noble's Community Employment Services are responsible for completing initial assessments, developing employment opportunities, coordinating placements and providing individual on-the-job...more

Registered Nurse - Noble of Indiana. Noble is seeking a full-time RN to provide nursing care, first aid and health care coordination services for individuals in Day Services (East) and Community Living (residential) programs in the...more


Administrative Assistant (part-time) - Safe Sitter Inc. National Headquarters. (Part-time/hourly - 20 hours a week) The Administrative Assistant is responsible for answering telephones and e-mails, assisting customers, receiving and processing orders, mailing and shipping training materials, maintaining...more

Director of Operations - The Nature Conservancy's Indiana Chapter. The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Director of Operations (DOO) to provide overall direction and leadership for all operations functions within this mid-sized Business Unit of 40 or more staff...more

Assistant to the Dean - Herron School of Art and Design. Provide administrative and managerial assistance to the Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design and the Assistant Dean of Development and External Affairs. Serve as primary liaison between the Dean's Office and...more

Human Resources/Training

Team Engagement & Development Coordinator - 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 Team...more

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