March, 2018

Prevention Matters initiative

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors [ also see our main story, Fairbanks Foundation focuses on its future ] In January, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation announced a $12 million initiative to support drug prevention education in Marion County schools over the next three years. The Prevention Matters initiative will work to address the opioid crisis […]

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Fairbanks Foundation focuses on its future

This is one in a series of articles about area foundations and is intended to give readers insight into a foundation’s giving and designed to increase transparency and understanding in Central Indiana. By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors   [ see also: Prevention Matters initiative ] Who says you can’t go home again? Not Claire Fiddian […]

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Getting comfortable — and compliant

By Kevin Kidwell, vice president, national tax-exempt sales, OneAmerica If your organization has a 403(b) retirement plan, then you may have already received — or should be receiving — a notice from your plan provider regarding a new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) document requirement. For the first time, the IRS has pre-approved prototype plan documents […]

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Brackets For Good, Research for All

By Leslie Wells, Assistant Director of Communications, SPEA at IUPUI Huddled around a kitchen table, Cali Curley, Jamie Levine Daniel and Marlene Walk discuss their latest research project. They’re focused on the innovative concept of competitive philanthropy. “We typically don’t talk about nonprofits in terms of competition, despite the fact that they are competing for […]

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Make your move

By Pamela Clark, director of student services and admissions, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI Maybe it’s a faint but persistent thought that you’re ready for a new challenge. Maybe it’s the not-so-faint feeling that you want to give more of yourself to help others make meaningful change in their lives, or […]

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Are millennials rewriting philanthropy or the general public?

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors It’s now a ubiquitous headline: Millennials are the largest generation. In 2016, they surpassed boomers at 79.8 million.  By 2020, those born from roughly 1980 to 2000 are projected to make up half of the workforce. For better or worse, millennials may be the most labeled, the most stereotyped […]

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