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September 29, 2015

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Former leaders reflect on change, progress

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors

Nonprofit careers can start in a variety of ways.

-- Willis Bright initially was a social worker, which developed his listening skills.
-- Ellen Annala worked for multiple nonprofits, which helped shape her understanding of community.
-- Jim McClelland was trained as an engineer but made the transition after a tutoring gig.
-- Betsy Bikoff worked in the for-profit sector, but served on nonprofit boards.
-- Hoagland Elliott had a lengthy for-profit care before taking on the challenge of leading a neighborhood health clinic.

All five retired from prominent nonprofit careers in the Indianapolis area. Combined, they spent over 150 years in the field.

During their careers, there were changes in the economy, technology, laws and regulations, competition and American culture. The number of nonprofits grew to over 1.5 million nationally, and between 1977 and 1997, increased 115 percent, or about 23,000 organizations per year. Read more.

Profiling the nonprofit leader of tomorrow

By Jean Crawford, contributor, Ivey Business Journal

The nonprofit sector's ability to provide its services has come under ever-increasing pressure with changes in public policy, significant client demographic shifts, new commercial initiatives, and growing competition from for-profit providers. Although the sector has responded creatively in many instances, the increasingly complex environment is straining the skills and abilities of nonprofit leaders to meet such demands.

Whether in the profit or the nonprofit sector, all organizations fundamentally need strong leadership talent to execute their strategy successfully. Therefore, ensuring a steady supply of leaders is critical. This is not an easy task. Read more.

Good people make good leaders

By Tom Fox for The Washington Post

Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win, conducted a seven-year study of more than 100 CEOs, their companies and 8,500 of their employees. What he found was that leaders of strong character achieved up to five times the return on assets as did leaders of weak character.

Kiel discussed his findings and views on leadership in an interview with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and a vice president at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. Fox also is the head of the organization’s Center for Government Leadership. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Read more.

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Research reveals approaches to retain volunteers

By Marlene Walk, assistant professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Most nonprofit organizations rely on volunteers to help provide services and could not function without this source of support to conduct programs, raise funds or serve clients.

In 2013, 25.4 percent of adults in the United States volunteered with an organization contributing a little over 8 billion hours. However, nonprofits are confronted with two main challenges with a volunteer workforce.

First, nonprofit organizations are increasingly confronted with pressures to become more competitive. As volunteers are important to organizational performance, nonprofit managers are faced with increasing demands to account for the value of volunteer contributions, thus, requiring them to adapt their practices. Read more.

People on the move

Phyllis Boyd has been named executive director of the newly launched Groundwork Indy, which is part of the national Groundwork USA network. Boyd was most recently with Green3 Studio, a community-oriented design and environmental planning firm.

Ali Zuidervliet has been named the executive director for the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation. Zuidervliet was the former association manager for the Indiana Construction Roundtable and was the past executive director for the IFDW.

Judy Duncan has been named the association manager for the Indiana Construction Roundtable. She is the past associate executive director for Handi-Capable Hands, and was the former executive director for the Franklin Township Education Foundation.

The Indiana Blood Center has hired Damon Clements as director of information technology and promoted Penny Schroeder to department director of blood collections. Clements previously served as IT director at Regenstrief Institute, and Schroeder was manager of blood collections. — Inside Indiana Business

N. Clay Robbins, the president and CEO of the Lilly Endowment, has been given the additional title of chairman at the Indianapolis-based private charitable foundation. A native of Indianapolis, Robbins majored in religion at Wabash College. Before joining the Endowment, he was a partner at the Indianapolis law firm Faegre Baker Daniels. — The Indianapolis Star


The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) announced that it has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to support the Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network. Read more.

Peace Learning Center received a $35,000 grant from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation's Impact Fund to establish restorative justice programs, including an evidence-based peer mediation program, at local elementary schools.

Providence Cristo Rey High School (PCRHS) was presented an Excellence in Education Award by the American Federation of Children (School Choice) and the Indianapolis Urban League. The award was presented by four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA stand-out Lisa Leslie. Learn more.

Applications are due Oct. 2 for the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) community projects. The process is open to Indianapolis area nonprofit organizations interested in partnering with JLI. Read more.

Register now for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County Re-Entry Coalition (MCRC) Conference on Re-entry. The all-day free conference will be held on Oct. 22 at The Caring Place (2901 N. Post Rd.) and is designed to demonstrate MCRC's re-entry approach and create opportunities for community and faith-based providers, as well as criminal justice agencies that provide services for ex-offenders re-entering the community, the opportunity to network and share best practices, experiences and resources. Registration is required and open until Oct. 2 to the first 400 registrants. Register here.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announces a grant competition for its Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program. Download the full Request for Proposals here.

FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic announced that it has expanded its walk-in medical clinic to five days a week, offering affordable treatments for sick pets and animals with minor injuries. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indiana INTERNnet is seeking nominations for its IMPACT awards that will be shared at the awards luncheon that celebrates internship excellence. Deadline for the three categories - intern of the year, employer of the year and career development professional of the year is Oct. 23. Click here to nominate.

A Wabash College team of researchers has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of more than $200,000. The money will fund a two-year study on ways to improve communication between science majors and the general public. — Inside Indiana Business

United Way of Central Indiana honored five volunteers whose contributions to nonprofits in Central Indiana over the past year have advanced United Way's community impact work. Honorees include: Ron Elkins for education impact; Linda Rousseau for income impact; Jill Chappell for health impact; Ron Pearson, for basic needs impact; and, Etta Marie Ward for impact as a diversity advocate. All are from Indianapolis.

Professional development

Interested in serving on a nonprofit board? Get on Board is on Oct. 5 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It's a one-stop shop for those interested in increasing civic involvement at a leadership level. Check out the new networking lounge. To register: click here.

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 controllership services for nonprofits. Cost: $25.00. To register: click here.

The right fit for the right job on Oct. 8 from 8:00 a.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center (1201 Central Ave.). Using examples from resumes, Jessie Rockhill will discuss how to read resumes and applications and how to identify "red flags" for job positions and volunteers. Learn how to minimize the need to reassign or reallocate volunteers. Includes a hot breakfast; $12 members/$17 non-members. To register click here.

Improve program outcomes and reporting at the Evaluation Landscape in Indiana conference hosted by Indiana Evaluation Association on Oct. 9 from 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Lumina Foundation (51 S. Meridian St.). Workshops include: timing and tracking, dashboards, program sustainability, transparency in reporting and more. Deadline Oct. 4 to register: click here. For conference details: click here.

Principles and techniques of fundraising on Oct. 12 to 15 at NCAA Hall of Champions & Conference Center (700 W. Washington St.). Will provides practical skills, tools and an understanding of fundraising as a management function, so you can return to your organization with a fundraising plan ready to implement and grow. Read more.

Lessons from #Giving Tuesday on Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at The Willows on Westfield (6729 E. Westfield Blvd.). Presenter is Henry Timms, Executive Director 92Y and founder #GivingTuesday.

Unlock the secrets of connecting with the next generation of donors webinar on Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. Hear from the Felicity Lark-Hei Meu, director of Next Generation Giving at Stanford University, and Nichole Pfeiffer Hicks, national strategist for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. 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.

Using data to document your case on Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m. at East 38th Street Library (5420 East 38th St.). This workshop focuses on how to use data to build your case. Free. To register: Falicia Brewer at fbrewer@fbaresource.com or 317-275-4350.

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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.

Spend Halloween in Indy's most haunted neighborhood! Irvington Halloween Festival is looking for volunteers for its annual Pleasant Run Run (Oct. 31) and weeklong festival (Oct. 24 to 31). A wide-range of positions and time commitments are available. All volunteers receive a festival T-shirt and other swag. Click here to secure your spot.

Girls Rock! Indianapolis is currently seeking volunteers with music teaching experience to complete its music instruction sessions for Spring 2016. Bass guitar, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocal teaching experience is a plus, but also would love to offer a class or two in ukulele or other fun non-traditional instruments. Class sessions last a semester. Commitment is weekly for one hour for 10 consecutive weeks. Apply online or contact Twinkle VanWinkle at twinkle@girlsrockindy.org or 317-643-0233.

Volunteers needed for 5th annual Million Meal Marathon on Oct. 27 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thrive360º, formerly Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana, a local hunger relief agency, is looking for volunteers to join its M3 Crew for this daylong event. Over 4,000 volunteers will come together to pack 1 million meals for Indiana's hungry families and starving children abroad. If you are interested, contact Volunteer@thrive3sixty.org or 317-863-8655.


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National news

The leadership role. Accepting the appointment as board chair of the nonprofit you love can be a happy moment! You are filled with excitement, ideas and hopefully ... fear. Yes, fear! The buck stops with the chair.

(Mis)perceptions and challenges of nonprofit advocacy. There are many confusing rules and regulations that impact nonprofit practices. Perhaps none are more confusing than those involving nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.

Eight ways to get more out of #GivingTuesday. For the fourth year, Dec. 1 is a chance to make a donation to a favorite nonprofit organization and then spread the word to family and friends.

Tech planning tips for nonprofits. Does the thought of creating a tech plan for your organization seem overwhelming? A mysterious process? Never fear, the incredible tech planners are here to help.

Sponsors' insights

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Differences in women's and men's income affect what types of charities couples give to. While both men's and women's income play important roles in a couple's giving, an increase in the man's income tends to result in a greater likelihood of the couple giving to religious, youth, international and combined purposes organizations (such as United Way, United Jewish Appeal or Catholic Charities), and/or in giving larger amounts to those causes, the study found. When the woman's income increases, the couple is more likely to give -- and to give a larger amount -- to charities providing for basic human needs, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or a shelter for the homeless. For more information, click here.



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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.



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This week's jobs

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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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Last week's jobs

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


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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