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September 22, 2015

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Why the world needs tri-sector leaders

By Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas, contributing writers, Harvard Business Review

The critical challenges society faces -- such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare -- increasingly require the business, government and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions. But this is only possible if the senior executives of our leading institutions are what Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, refers to as "tri-sector athletes" -- leaders able to engage and collaborate across all three sectors.

Our research at The InterSector Project shows that these leaders often have prior experiences in each sector and a unique ability to navigate different cultures, align incentives and draw on the particular strengths of a wide range of actors to solve large-scale problems.

Take water scarcity. A potential 40 percent gap between global freshwater demand and supply by 2030 puts billions of lives -- and dollars -- at stake. And all three sectors have skin in the game. For agri-food and beverage businesses, fresh water is an essential ingredient in their production process. Governments are often the stewards of water and regulate its use. Nonprofits work to ensure access to clean water and conservation of watersheds and the environment. Read more.

In the 'reverse Peace Corps,' future leaders hone skills

By Frances Stead Sellers, senior writer, The Washington Post

After the speeches, the presentation of certificates and the photo op come the slightly sophomoric awards you might expect at an eighth-grade graduation. Graduation day at the Washington International School? A fin d'annee fete for Model U.N. students? Or some hug-the-globe gig for junior diplomats that Secretary of State John F. Kerry dreamed up?

No, this is the 15th graduating class of Atlas Service Corps, a Washington-based nonprofit founded in 2006 with the goal of creating a "global network of changemakers." At a time when terrorist groups win attention for recruiting disillusioned young Westerners to join them, Atlas Corps is acting as a "reverse Peace Corps," aiming to identify outstanding young nonprofit leaders around the world, and to bring them to serve and share their overseas experience for a year or so in the United States before they return home to apply their new skills. After a recent endorsement from the State Department, the fellowship has attracted as many as 1,000 applicants a month. Read more.

How to develop as a nonprofit leader

By Bridgespan writers

Many people who are working within the ranks of nonprofit organizations could become great senior nonprofit leaders. However, in part because of budget constraints, few organizations in the sector have formal professional development programs to prepare mid-level managers for senior roles.

As a result, most mid-level nonprofit professionals must take responsibility for their own career development.

One way to begin the process is to tap the experience of senior leaders who already have worked their way up within the sector. To that end, we spoke with six senior nonprofit leaders -- all of whom have spent much if not all of their careers working in the nonprofit sector -- about their career paths and the lessons they learned along the way.

We also asked what advice they would give to mid-level managers looking to move into senior nonprofit leadership roles. Read more.

Sponsor's insight

BKD Foundation's 2014 charitable giving surpasses $10 million

The BKD Foundation is the firm's charitable arm. The BKD Foundation is solely funded by BKD partners' and employees' monetary contributions. It aims to enrich the communities BDK serves through financial donations and volunteerism. The foundation supports not-for-profit organizations of all types and sizes, including employees serving in volunteer roles. Read more.

People on the move

IndyBaroque Music Inc. has appointed Laura Barceló as executive director. She is currently the general manager of Indianapolis Violins and a freelance violinist.

Paula Means has joined Tabernacle Presbyterian Church as missions director. She previously served as a program manager at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is a former Deputy Mayor for the City of Indianapolis.

Ivy Tech Community College has named Richard Weinblatt dean of the school's Business and Public Services Division for its Central Indiana region. He has served in the role on an interim basis since December.

The Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF), the principal association representing agencies that provide services to Indiana citizens with disabilities, is pleased to announce that Nick Rhoad will lead the Indiana State Use Program.

Indianapolis-based United Way of Central Indiana has named Beth Conder director of its volunteer center and Marci Price director of grants and foundations. Conder was previously director of alumni and parent programs for Butler University, and Price was most recently manager of foundation relationships for Feeding America. — Inside Indiana Business


The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) received a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) to support INHP's homeownership preparation and lending programs. Read more.

The Angie's List Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to 20 area nonprofits. The foundation awards grants to organizations looking to support projects with a local focus on helping the underserved on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Read more.

The Downtown YMCAs -- the Athenaeum and the Indy Bike Hub YMCA -- received a $12,500 gift from FirstPerson for its annual Breakfast with Santa event. Started in 1999, Breakfast with Santa welcomes families from local shelters and underserved communities to enjoy a warm breakfast, visit with Santa, choose gifts for their children or parents and enjoy entertainment and crafts. Read more.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Indianapolis as the 18th site for its Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K-8. The program will incorporate existing resources of Indianapolis Public Schools, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and local arts organizations, and the Kennedy Center to create a plan for arts education specific to the city to bring access and equity to each student's arts education. Read more.

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance CEO Marissa Manlove is one of America's Top 20 Women in Philanthropy and Civic Engagement. Nominees were chosen from a field of 400 for their "philanthropic impact through the art of collaboration, and their ability to facilitate, to the highest degree, the free flow of information and innovation across sector networks to advance social change." Read more.

Applications for the "D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year" award are due Sept. 28. The award honors one exceptional youth worker every year and provides a $2,500 cash prize to be used toward the winner's professional development and free registration for two to IYI's annual December conference. The award bears the name of D. Susan Wisely, the retired director of evaluation at Lilly Endowment Inc. For more information about the award, click here.

Indiana Business Journal is accepting online nominations for CFO of the year until Sept. 25. These are financial professionals in Indiana who have exhibited outstanding performance in their roles as financial stewards of corporations and nonprofit/government organizations. For more information and to submit a nomination, click here.

Goshen College reported a 20 percent spike in enrollment, and an increase in alumni giving and says its long-time recruiting efforts are paying off. Read more.

Professional development

Employer personnel policies on Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Barnes & Thornburg LLP (11 S. Meridian St.). Do you have an employee handbook? Company personnel policies on things like confidentiality, behavior and/or taking photographs in the workplace? If so, chances are you need to revisit these policies to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest rulings from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This event is free for Indy Chamber members, and for non-members to attend free of charge, use the promo code: FOB2015. Registration, 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.

Live2Lead Leadership simulcast on Oct. 22 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Indiana National Guard Armory (9920 E. 59th St.). Live2Lead is a half-day, leader development experience featuring John C. Maxwell, best-selling author and speaker; Patrick Lencioni, author of Five dysfunctions of a team; Valorie Burton, founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute and Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft. For more information and to register, click here.

Planned Giving Group of Indiana. Five perfect gifts for the current environment on Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at The Willows (6729 E. Westfield Blvd.). The backdrop for charitable planning keeps changing. How do you identify charitable- giving options that best fit the needs of your clients in this environment? Presentation by Kathryn W. Miree. Cost: $30 for members. To register, click here.

Do you or your organization work with low-income individuals in need of legal assistance? Learn how you can direct neighbors to pro-bono programs and social service agencies/legal aid organizations that can help with free or reduced fee services at an upcoming open house hosted by the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Standing Committee on Oct. 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 1 to Caren Chopp, IndyBar Pro Bono and Legal Service Coordinator, at cchopp@indybar.org.

10 tips to make your year-end appeal more effective on Oct. 7 from noon -1:15 p.m. at WFYI Community Room (1630 N. Meridian St.). AFP members free; $15 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, click here.

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Volunteer opportunities

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Down Syndrome Indiana 18th-annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 10 is looking for outgoing volunteers to help with multiple volunteer jobs. Wide range of shift times available ranging from greeter, course guides, food tent, vendor tent and many more. Five-hour commitment. For more information, click here.

Arts for Learning is looking for volunteers for our annual Chocolate Fest event on Oct. 17. Volunteers will receive chocolate samples and an A4L t-shirt. Three-hour commitment. Click here to sign up.

American Diabetes Association is seeking volunteers for its Nov. 7th gala. This year's theme, Under the Big Top, will be held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Volunteers are needed for to help with registration, as greeters, item-retrieval assistants, auction table hosts and auction clean-up assistants. Shifts begin at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude by 1:00 a.m. Minimum two-hour commitment. Volunteers need to arrive one hour before the shift for a short orientation. Dinner and/or snacks will be available. For more information, click here or contact Judith Williams at juwilliams@diabetes.org.

Eiteljorg Museum volunteer training for guide/docent. Enjoy learning about the art, history and cultures of the American West and Native Peoples of North America. Become an Eiteljorg guide/docent after being trained in this ONCE-A-YEAR course! Classes are on Mondays from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. from Oct. 5 to Jan. 25. Learn more.


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National news

The future of fundraising e-book. Gathers 16 of the sharpest minds in the nonprofit industry to sort through fundraising trends and uncover strategies that will lead us into the next era of philanthropy.

Court rules employers liable for poor cybersecurity. On top of suffering financial and reputational loss, employers are now open to being punitively charged with neglecting due diligence in protecting the digital security of consumers.

How to use data to advance fundraising. Charities have a wealth of information about donors, and a growing number of organizations are using data analytics to determine gifts. Check out these resources.

Treasurers of all-volunteer organizations: 8 key responsibilities. More than half of U.S. nonprofits are estimated to be all-volunteer organizations. Here is succinct guide for the treasurers of these 600,000 + organizations.

Sponsors' insights

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 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. Read more.

Not-for-profit tax update and introduction to 990 connect webinar on Oct. 1 from 10 -11 a.m. Not-for-profits operate in an environment with many challenges, including effectively managing tax risks. Learn to describe current tax issues facing tax-exempt organizations, discuss changes to Form 990 and how those will have an impact, identify potential benefits and efficiencies of BKD 990connect. Free. To register, click here.



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This week's jobs

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Fund Development/Communications/Volunteers

Managing Director, Education and Engagement - Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. Do you have a passion for engaging leaders and communities in thoughtful reflection about ways to awaken generosity? Are you able to translate data and trends into practical tools that empower others to innovate 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

Communications and Administrative Manager - Mission to Ukraine. The newly assembled US office is looking for a team oriented, highly self-motivated, passionate person to provide administrative support to the US Office and Director of Development and work closely with the Ukraine...more

Americorps Member - The American Red Cross of Indianapolis. AmeriCorps member will be responsible for the recruitment of new volunteers, coordinating disaster training opportunities, providing disaster preparedness programs/education and building and strengthening relationships...more

Business Development/ Customer Service

Account Executive - Indiana State Use Program. Statewide non-profit is inviting smart, organized, and highly motivated leaders to develop and support efforts to grow business opportunities that create employment for people with disabilities. We are looking for someone...more

Patron Services Representative (part-time) - The Center for the Performing Arts. Seeking customer service oriented applicant with excellent communication skills to join our team. Varying work schedule includes evenings/weekends. Experience with...more

Event Sales Coordinator (part-time) - Global Gifts. Global Gifts is seeking an event sales coordinator to help build sales in Indianapolis and the surrounding area but outside of Global Gifts store locations. Examples of events include community festivals, church sponsored...more

Product Innovation and Management Head - USA Funds. USA Funds is currently recruiting for a Product Innovation and Management Head. This position in our Business Development Division will; develop and promote new services and products to grow our revenue base...more


Administrative Assistant, ETV Program (part-time) - Indiana Connected by 25. (Part-time/hourly - 20 hours a week) The Administrative Assistant under the direction of the ETV Director, provides administrative support to all ETV program staff, participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the...more

Administration Assistant (Part-Time) - Greater Indy Habitat. (Part-Time - 30-35 hrs per week). The person who holds this position will work with the supervision of the Finance and Administration Director to oversee and manage office procedures and other support...more

Office Coordinator, Part-Time - Indiana Music Education Association. (Part-time) State-wide professional association seeks a detail oriented, customer service focused individual for operations...more


Program and Training Manager, National Resource Center - Girls Incorporated. The Program and Training Manager will lead all aspects of designated projects and program and training areas within the context and framework of creating, supporting, and sustaining a Girls Inc. Experience with impact...more

Program Specialist - Vincennes University Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC). VU LTEC, located in Plainfield, Indiana, is seeking a Program Specialist who is responsible for program support to several training and academic programs offered. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: student...more

Test Coordinator - Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI). The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) seeks a full-time Test Coordinator. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, and coordination of testers; investigation of discrimination in housing in violation...more

Knowledge Manager - Early Learning Indiana. Early Learning Indiana is seeking an experienced individual to assume the role of Knowledge Manager. This individual will be responsible for taking the wealth of expert knowledge generated by Child Care Answers staff...more

Coach, T3 Initiative - Teach Plus. Overview of Teach Plus and the T3 Initiative: The mission of Teach Plus is to improve the achievement of urban children by ensuring that a greater proportion of students have access to excellent, experienced teachers...more

Employment Specialist/Job Coach - Janus Developmental Services. Janus Developmental Services staff members make a difference every single day because they are providing the opportunity for people with disabilities to make their dreams come true. Just ask our current Employment...more

Health Coverage Navigator (part-time) - Indiana Primary Health Care Association. The Health Coverage Navigator will provide in-person education and enrollment assistance for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and insurance affordability programs through...more

Director of Social Services (part-time) - America World Adoption Association. Work from Home, with Monthly stipend and Fee for Services - America World Adoption Association, a Christian international adoption agency, is seeking a Director of Social Services for our Indiana affiliate. The position...more

Director, Center for Working Families - Ivy Tech Community College. Ivy Tech Community College in partnership with the communities of Central Indiana is working to improve the quality of life for individuals served by the Centers for Working Families (CWF) initiative, through providing...more

Community Programs Manager - Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority. The Community Programs Manager - EAP/CSBG contributes to fulfilling the IHCDA mission and meeting strategic and annual IHCDA operational and program goals by overseeing overall management for the following...more

Case Manager - Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter. Catholic Charities Indianapolis/Holy Family Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless families, is seeking a full-time Case Manager. The Case Manager is responsible for conducting intakes and assessments, as well as...more

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Last week's jobs

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

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


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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