March, 2017

How to protect your organization from cybercriminals

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By Ann M. Merkel, Senior Vice President and Chief Market Development Officer, The National Bank of Indianapolis You are sitting at your computer, working happily away on a project, when you receive an email from a co-worker or friend, encouraging you to open an embedded link or an attachment.  Or maybe it’s an urgently worded […]

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“Executive sessions” give nonprofit leaders a boost

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By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors I just might have a problem that you’ll understand.  We all need somebody to lean on. — Bill Withers, “Lean on Me” Betty Cockrum, the retiring president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, has had a lot on her plate during her 15-year tenure. She manages […]

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Serve better through design: Use design thinking to better engage your audiences


By Mark Shreve, business development manager, SmallBox Nonprofit organizations are not immune to the same challenges presented to for-profit businesses. You must survive economic swings, respond to political orders and actions, address shifting demographic needs, compete for attention, and increase impact to those you serve and do all this with shrinking budgets and teams. Shall […]

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Philadelphia ends practice of billing parents for their children time in detention


By Eli Hager, reporter, The Marshall Project The city of Philadelphia announced Friday that it will stop billing parents for the cost of their children’s incarceration, just hours after a front-page Marshall Project story in The Washington Post highlighted the practice in the city and across the nation. Billing parents for incarcerating their children goes […]

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Google will give $11.5 million to 10 organizations fighting for racial justice


By Matt Petronzio, social good editor, Mashable Google thinks science and data are key in advancing racial justice — and it’s putting up millions of dollars to prove it. The tech giant’s philanthropic arm,, is pledging $11.5 million to U.S. organizations dedicated to racial justice and criminal justice reform. The grants will be distributed […]

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Developing an effective dashboard and key performance indicators


By Jim Simpson, CPA and director, Financial Technologies & Management Nonprofits are complex organizations that are built around mission and outcomes, which must be supported by the right revenue and expense models. Dashboards are one way to simply communicate and give an overview of the organization by using a graphical summary of important information. It […]

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