July, 2016

Why your nonprofit should be using nonprofit accounting software

By Jim Simpson, CPA and director, Financial Technologies & Management   As the number of nonprofits has proliferated, accounting software is more tailored and can help manage these complexities.  But taking the time to select the right software for your nonprofit is critical. Before your purchase, start with a software evaluation and assessment to see […]

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Data tool for Marion County

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In case you missed it, WFYI’s “No Limits” aired a program about the new IndyVitals tool created by SAVI at The Polis Center. The tool contains an untold wealth of information about the 99 distinct neighborhoods of Marion County. It measures the health and sustainability of neighborhoods in Marion County in the following goal areas: […]

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The state of storytelling in the nonprofit sector

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By Vanessa Chase, founder, Storytelling Non-Profit and Network for Good Stories have been a huge trend in the nonprofit sector in the past five years, but our sector has been telling stories for much longer. Year after year, we are committed to telling people about our work, progress, and needs. Each time we communicate these […]

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Don’t waste your professional development

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By Stefanie Krievins, coach and founder, The Heart Projects | We do-gooders are great at doing good, which usually also means being constantly active. What we’re not so great at is renewing our spirit and taking breaks to avoid compassion fatigue — that unique form of tension and stress that comes from helping those in distress. Professional […]

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Three key fundraising opportunities for Indiana nonprofits

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By Jen Pendleton, CFRE, vice president-Indiana, Aly Sterling Philanthropy In my new role as vice president with Aly Sterling Philanthropy, I’ve been meeting with nonprofit leaders like you, all over Indiana. While you and your fellow leaders represent a diverse group of organizations dedicated to a range of causes, I’ve discovered that, regardless of your […]

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Can schools be held accountable without real consequences?

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By Matt Barnum, LA School Report | California is hoping to redefine school accountability in the “California Way.” While state officials are hard at work designing a system in line with the oversights demanded by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal K-12 education law, they also want to remain true to the […]

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Teach for America retools efforts to recruit graduates from top colleges

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By Emma Brown, national education reporter, The Washington Post | Teach for America has spent most of its 25 years working to expand, growing from a concept outlined in a Princeton student’s honors thesis to an education-reform juggernaut that places thousands of idealistic college graduates in some of the nation’s neediest classrooms. But that growth […]

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Don’t let outdated practices hamstring your nonprofit

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By Teddie Linder, business manager, Netlink, Inc. | Recently, Netlink assisted a for-profit property-management company in its acquisition of multiple apartment complexes in another state. The client planned the acquisition and worked with us to ensure a timely takeover regarding technology. In advance of the transition, the only variable not completed involved obtaining master settings, […]

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