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September 15, 2015

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One view: Goodwill's approach to growth

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

For Kent Kramer, the answer was easy. As a candidate earlier this year for the president's position at Goodwill of Central Indiana, he was asked to title a chapter in Goodwill's history book that would describe his future tenure.

Kramer's answer: Tipping point.

His explanation: "I look at some of the initiatives that we have going on, they're on the verge, a tipping point. When you have that critical mass of activity, and it hits that tipping point, all of a sudden the impact becomes enormous. And that's where I feel we are on an education front and definitely on workforce development," said Kramer.

Goodwill and Kramer understand that balancing growth and scale also means understanding and respecting their complex interplay. Read more.

Two Goodwill successes

By Charitable Advisors

Since 2010, Goodwill has grown programs to help link services together for the people who connected to the agency. Two programs, Excel Centers and Nurse-Family Partnership, are gaining national attention.


Goodwill's Excel Centers are public charter schools that provide young adults and adults the opportunity to earn a Core 40 high school diploma and begin post-secondary education. The first one, based at Goodwill's headquarters on the city's Westside, opened in 2010.

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Ready to scale fast?

By James W. Shepard, Jr., Stanford Social Innovative Review

Say you hit the nonprofit jackpot: A philanthropist believes in your mission and -- inspired by the evidence of impact you've already demonstrated -- wants to see your organization grow quickly. Money has always been your most pressing concern, but now that you have a big benefactor behind you, you've got the wind at your back. You've conquered the biggest challenge of growth. Haven't you?

Maybe not. In fact, probably not. We have seen many organizations grossly underestimate the people, structure, and culture challenges that face them. As a result, they make mistakes, and the implications become visible only after they have compounded into serious problems: decreased program quality, missed growth goals, and/or loss of funders.

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Leadership transition — Who's up next?

By Bryan Orander, president, Charitable Advisors

For 15 years, research has warned of the unprecedented number of nonprofit executive directors/CEOs expected to change organizations, retire or leave the sector. In the original Daring to Lead study in 2001, two thirds of nonprofit executive directors did not believe in five years that they would still be with their current organization. Updates to this study in 2006 and 2011 found surprisingly similar results.

Though the recession definitely stalled those predicted leadership changes and retirements, nationally the nonprofit sector has begun to see these predicted changes. Recently, The Boston Globe reported on transitions in the Northeast, and in Central Indiana, every few weeks brings news of another executive who has set a date to move on to his or her next adventure or has given his or her board notice of an upcoming retirement.

Who is replacing those departing long-time executives?

In the past several years through my consulting work with nonprofits to help guide changes of leadership, I have seen these changes firsthand. People often ask about these CEO/ED transitions. Typically, I approximate statistics based on my recent work; however, I thought it time to take a closer look. Read more.

People on the move

The Indiana State Medical Association has named Julie Reed executive vice president. She currently serves as general counsel for ISMA, and will succeed Jim McIntire, who is retiring at the end of this year. — Inside Indiana Business

Gretchen Schott has joined Indianapolis-based trueU as vice president of learning and development. She previously served as director of employee experience and culture at Salesforce.com.

Indianapolis-based the Last Bell Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Hershey as director of U.S. operations. She joins the organization after serving at Outreach, Inc. as director of community-based services.

Tru Direction, Inc. has named Ruth Nisenshal program director. She recently retired from her position as director of Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation.

Miah Michaelsen has been named deputy director of the Indiana Arts Commission. She most recently served as assistant economic development director for the arts for the City of Bloomington. — Inside Indiana Business

The 500 Festival has announced the following promotions: Eric Rowles (pictured), vice president of operations; Brett Sanford, senior event manager; and Glenn Amos, program and event manager. — Inside Indiana Business

Ty Sutton has been named executive director of the Butler University Arts Center. He currently serves as general manager of the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas and will begin his new role in October.


The Downtown Optimist Foundation awarded Jameson Camp $1,500 in support of its eight-day summer Tataya Mato HIV/AIDS camp.

David Snell, president of The Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH), and Tom Lipinski, chairman of the board for Servants at Work, Inc. (SAWs) have agreed to collaborate to provide safe and affordable homes to the poor. Beginning in the Midwest, SAWs will support TFCH by building ramps as part of new construction or renovations.

USA Funds overhauls its mission. As the landscape of student loans changes, the Fishers-based nonprofit with nearly $600 million in annual revenue is determined to find new life by granting funds to such efforts as student-success coaching and advising tools for use on college campuses, as well as policymaking organizations trying to create clearer pathways between college and careers. Read more.

The Junior League of Indianapolis is accepting online applications for its 2015 - 2016 Community Assistance Grants (CAGs). Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. For more information and guidelines to apply for the CAGs, please click here.

Celebrate the 16th annual Lights On Afterschool on Oct. 22 to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things -- science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry -- and discover new skills. The event sends a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs. Register your event here.

Get that extra office space leased or that extra building sold. Use the NFP News real estate section to let people know you have extra space, an extra building or even residential property for sale in your neighborhood that has potential nonprofit use. Photos and web links can be included. To learn more, visit http://charitableadvisors.com/advertisingsponsorship/real-estate/ or contact Julie Struble at Julie@CharitableAdvisors.com.

Professional development

Affordable Care Act's economic impact on your organization on Sept. 29 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Meridian Hills Country Club (7099 Spring Mill Rd.). Register here.

HR Nonprofit Peer Group on Sept. 17 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Playworks (708 E. Michigan St., entrance on Spring St.) for a discussion about efficiency with technology. Join a panel discussion on technology with HR professionals sharing their experience using technology. Bring your technology questions and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from your peers. Learn more.

How to prospect and qualify major donors webinar on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Free. To register, click here.

CFO Peer Group: Balancing resources between mission and operations on Oct. 15 from 8:30 -10:00 a.m. at the INCPAS Professional Development and Conference Center (8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite #100.) To register, click here.

Innovative models of empowerment and engagement: Exploring the global movement of #GivingTuesday on Oct.15 from 11 a.m. to noon at Christian Theological Seminary. The engaging lecture features Henry Timms, executive director, 92nd Street Y in New York and founder of #GivingTuesday. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Learn more.

Feeding board and staff relationships workshop on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at United Way of Central Indiana (3901 N. Meridian St.). Every nonprofit strives for an engaged and active board of directors. But what does engaged look like and how do you build an active board? The workshop will cover tips for how organizations can inspire and motivate a supercharged governance team. Cost: $25. To register, click 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.

Calling positive and influential women. Girls Incorporated is currently seeking strong, smart and bold adult volunteers to help us deliver our fun, hands-on programming to girls in the greater Indianapolis area. Commit to one hour a week, one day a week, for six consecutive weeks, and make a huge impact on the lives of girls in our community. Visit its website and apply today! For more information, contact Nakisha Jones at njones@girlsincindy.org or 317-522-2608.

Lutheran Child and Family Services is looking for volunteers on Oct. 3 to help at the Lutherwood Praise Festival Open House. Shifts are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 11: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for setup, food/drink servers, meal ticket takers, crossing guard and parking lot attendants and face painters. Contact Crystal Wilmot at 317-359-5467 or cwilmot@lutheranfamily.org.

The Salvation Army need volunteers to help with Coats for Kids on Oct. 17 to help families shop, restock coats and assist with overall event execution. Three-hour commitment. For more information, click here.

Hashtag lunchbag Indianapolis needs volunteers on Oct. 18 at 10:00 a.m. to pack and hand out lunches and have fun. Three-hour commitment. For more information and registration, click here.

Camp Jameson is looking for volunteers to serve on its program committee and provide support for its program staff from community outreach and recruitment to special events. For more information, click here.


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National news

This app is helping connect refugees with missing family members. Refunite, a free application from Refugees United, helps connect refugees around the world with their lost loved ones. The app is estimated to have helped about 1,500 families.

Six power tips for great meetings in today's virtual world. Meetings aren't what they used to be, so learn some tips to help you meetings more productive.

Facebook, Summit Public Schools partner on educational software. Facebook has teamed up with Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, to create educational software that allows students to work at their own pace.

Charities would raise far more if they knew donors' motives, study finds. Nonprofits could reap billions of dollars more in donations by tailoring their fundraising to fit people's preferences, argues consulting firm Camber Collective in a new report.

Sponsors' insights

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy YNPNindy, Leadership Indianapolis and Indy Reads Books invite Indy's young nonprofit professionals to meet author, world traveler and kindness advocate Leon Logothetis on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. is required. 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.

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.



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.



This week's jobs

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Fund Development/Events

Development Associate, Annual Giving and Events - Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP). The purpose of this position is to increase individual donor support for unrestricted and restricted programming. The incumbent will do this by identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from new individual donors...more

Individual Giving Manager - Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Individual Giving Manager will work to solicit individual gifts, managing a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects, and occasional administrative projects as assigned. This individual...more

Resource & Volunteer Coordinator - United Way of Howard County. Facilitate activities related to United Way of Howard County's Resource Development and Volunteer Activities work under the direction of the Board of Directors and the President & CEO including identifying and recruiting...more

Events Manager - Alpha Gamma Delta. The Communications and Marketing Team is integral in building affinity for Alpha Gamma Delta through its innovative, intentional approach to membership communication. The team is committed to maintaining brand...more

Manager, Community Relations & Events/Administrative Assistant - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. The Manager of Community Relations & Events/Administrative Assistant will spend approximately 25% time managing communications strategies, 40% managing events and donor/volunteer programs, and 35% of time...more


Communications & Marketing Manager - Alpha Gamma Delta. The Communications and Marketing Team is integral in building affinity for Alpha Gamma Delta through its innovative, intentional approach to membership communication. The team is committed to maintaining brand...more

Alpha Gam Boutique Manager - Alpha Gamma Delta. The Communications and Marketing Team is integral in building affinity for Alpha Gamma Delta through its innovative, intentional approach to membership communication. The team is committed to maintaining brand...more

Communications & Marketing Coordinator - Alpha Gamma Delta. The Communications and Marketing Team is integral in building affinity for Alpha Gamma Delta through its innovative, intentional approach to membership communication. The team is committed to maintaining brand...more

Graphic Designer & Visual Communications Coordinator - Alpha Gamma Delta. The Communications and Marketing Team is integral in building affinity for Alpha Gamma Delta through its innovative, intentional approach to membership communication. The team is committed to maintaining brand...more

E-Communications Expert (contract RFP) - West Side Chamber of Commerce. The West Side Chamber of Commerce seeks to contract an E-communications expert who will leverage electronic communications to increase our membership, event attendance and economic development impact...more

Director of Communications - Planned Parenthood of IN & KY. Our mission is to serve persons in Indiana and Kentucky - without bias or judgement, without fear, without fail - by providing access to high-quality health care confidentially and compassionately; by reducing unintended...more


Office Manager / Executive Assistant - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). Manage general operations across the office and to assist the President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) in the areas of scheduling and organization. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is a dynamic nonprofit organization...more

House Manager (part-time) - The Center for the Performing Arts. The House Manager coordinates and ensures the smooth operation of the Front-of-House (lobbies, auditoriums and other public areas) of The Center for the Performing Arts. This position is responsible for the...more

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for CenterPoint Counseling - Second Presbyterian Church. Seeking an receptionist/administrative assistant for a mental health counseling office located in a church setting. Must have ability to multitask, manage multiple calendars accurately, work independently and maintain...more


Shift Supervisor - Stopover, Inc. Stopover, Inc., a crisis intervention program for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families has 1 part-time and 1 full-time shift Supervisor positions available. The Shift Supervisor takes referrals and completes...more

Director of Evaluation - Indiana Youth Institute. A dynamic statewide nonprofit promoting healthy youth development and academic attainment seeks an evaluation expert to lead our institutional research while designing practical program assessment projects for...more

Youth Assistant (Part time or Full Time Available) - Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. Seeking experienced and dependable team members to help develop and implement programming for youth ages 5-14 in our before & after school and summer day camp programs. Assist with supervising youth, and creating...more

Program Associate (part-time) - United Way of Johnson County. United Way of Johnson County is looking for a part-time program associate to work with our programs, including Helpline, Fast Track, Day of Caring, Operation Bundle Up and Christmas Angels. Additionally, the part-time...more

Health Associate - United Way of Howard County. Facilitates activities related to United Way of Howard County's Community Health work under the direction of the Board of Directors and the President & CEO including identifying and recruiting new partners and cultivating...more

Education Associate - United Way of Howard County. Facilitates activities related to United Way of Howard County's Education work under the direction of the Board of Directors and the President & CEO including identifying and recruiting new partners and cultivating and...more


Fiduciary Clerk (part-time) - Center for At-Risk Elders. The Center for At-Risk Elders is seeking a motivated individual with proven experience in basic bookkeeping/accounting to fill a part-time position as Fiduciary Clerk. Accurately and efficiently managing the...more

Accounting Manager - St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf. Immediate opening for an experienced non-profit accountant with a job history that documents willingness to perform the full accounting function with no subordinates. This position has no supervisory responsibilities and...more

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Last week's jobs


CEO - Barbara B. Jordan YMCA Inc. The CEO of the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA Inc. is responsible for establishing and implementing the mission, vision, goals, and values...more


Executive Assistant to the President - Senior Home Companions. Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies...more

Secretary, Part-Time - St. John Vianney Catholic Church. St. John Vianney Catholic Church, is accepting resumes' for a part-time Secretary. Hours are Noon - 5:00pm M-F. The candidate should be a practicing Catholic, enjoy working with people, detail oriented and a skill set that...more

Receptionist - Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Looking to work with people as intelligent, dedicated, and passionate about the transformative power of philanthropy as you are? Then welcome to Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). CICF is seeking an...more

Fund Development

Donor Communication Manager - Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. The Donor Communication Manager is an integral member of the development team and will be a central point of contact for donors and partners. We are seeking a professional to utilize his/her skills to connect donors...more

Director of Legacy and Estate Planning - 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

Corporate Sponsorship Manager - Child Advocates, Inc. Child Advocates, Inc. is seeking a Corporate Sponsorship Manger with strong interpersonal skills to help recruit and retain current and new...more

Prospect Researcher and Stewardship Coordinator - Cathedral High School. The Prospect Researcher/Stewardship Coordinator will be an integral part of a 9-person team charged with the success of the largest capital campaign in the school's 100-year history. Identifying and qualifying the individuals...more

Stewardship Assistant - The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is the not-for-profit fundraising arm of The Indianapolis Public Library. The Stewardship Assistant tracks the Foundation's investment in approximately 60 Library programs and...more

Grants Admin and Data Systems

Grants Manager - USA Funds. USA Funds is currently recruiting for a Grants Manager. This position in our National Engagement & Philanthropy Division will develop, manage/contribute to strategic, administrative, evaluation and operational...more


Director of Marketing and Communications - Chimney Safety Institute of America. The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and direction of communications, marketing and public relations initiatives of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, or CSIA...more

Education & Outreach Manager - Fairbanks Hospital. The Fairbanks Education & Outreach Manager will oversee external training for Fairbanks and develop and maintain relationships with the recovery community. The Education & Outreach Manager will establish and direct...more

Assistant Business Development Manager – Proposals and Research - Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Under the direct supervision of the Business Development Manager - Proposals & the Director of Business Development, and according to policies and procedures, the Assistant Business Development Manager - Proposals...more


Unique part-time minister opportunity - entry.point church. Small lay led multi-faith church in Carmel, IN seeks a pastor one Sunday a month to grow with us. Must love modern music, movies, creativity and blue jeans and dislike dogma, hymns, pews...more


Program Manager - Students with Disabilities Internship. The Program Manager for the Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence (the "Program") is responsible for managing the operations and business components of the Program and establishing...more

Case Manager - HealthNet/ Homeless Initiative Program. This position exists to be part of a comprehensive case management team. Case managers work under the guidance of a Masters-level Social Worker. The incumbent in this position will assist homeless persons to reach...more

Immigration Intake Specialist - Catholic Charities Indianapolis Inc. Catholic Charities Indianapolis is seeking a full-time Immigration Intake Specialist to assist the Immigration Legal Services program with centralizing in-office legal services. The Intake Specialist is primarily responsible...more

Clinical Manager: Team Zenith - Adult and Child. Adult and Child is currently seeking a clinical manager for its downtown Indianapolis, IN office location. This position will manage program operations and provide supervision and leadership to a team of staff that provide...more

Courage Center Program Director - 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

Therapist - Children's Bureau. Career Opportunity Where You Can Make a True Difference. Do you enjoy working independently to achieve results that improve others' quality of life? Are you known for your ability to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment...more

Program Director - Back on My Feet (BoMF). Based in Indianapolis, the Program Director (PD) will report to the Indianapolis Executive Director and the BoMF National Program Director. The Program Director's main responsibility is to ensure a sustainable, effective...more

Director of Youth Development - Christamore House. The Director of Youth Development at Christamore House will lead the out-of-school time youth programs to give youth in the Haughville area academic coaching, STEM activities, fun experiences, and post-secondary readiness...more

Assistant ECE Teacher (part-time) - Christamore House. 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 for learning both socially and...more


Microloan Officer - Business Ownership Initiative (BOI). Applies the principles of lending within an assigned area of Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) a division of the Indy Chamber's Entrepreneur Services Division. The Microloan Officer directs the BOI micro lending activities...more

Operations & Finance Coordinator, Part-Time - Indiana Music Education Association. State-wide professional association seeks a detail oriented, customer service focused individual for operations & finance related...more

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