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Slow to adjust, nonprofit boards ramp up effort

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Diversity. Its definition may vary, but its merits are championed in just about all walks of life: schools, the political arena, the entertainment industry and especially the workplace, which includes the nonprofit world. For over two decades, BoardSource, a Washington, D.C.-based organization designed to support today’s nonprofit leaders, has […]

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Connecting teens to jobs

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Marie Mackintosh rises to challenges. In 2016, when Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a new focus on collaborative workforce development, he also named a new EmployIndy’s leadership team — Angela Carr Klitzch as president and chief executive officer and Marie Mackintosh as chief operating officer. And while running the […]

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About the film

“Eva A-7063,” the 120-minute documentary that premiered last week, is narrated by actor Ed Asner, features appearances by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer, actor Elliott Gould and former NBA player Ray Allen, who share Kor’s influence in their lives. The original score was composed by Dr. Tyron Cooper. Traveling nearly 90,000 miles, filmmakers Green and Brown […]

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“Eva A-7063” provides educational material

Editor’s note: Filmmakers Ted Green and Mika Brown in collaboration with WFYI Public Media are producing a 60-minute version from the original footage for educational use. It will be shown for the first time this spring at the Indianapolis Central Library. Partnering with Teach Plus, the film will be shown for 400 educators on May […]

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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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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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“Drug czar” steps up efforts against opioid crisis

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors When Jim McClelland retired after 41 years at the helm of Goodwill of Central Indiana, he didn’t envision an encore career. He was looking forward to traveling with his wife and serving on several boards. But when Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order and tapped him for a […]

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EARN Indiana program pays off for nonprofits, college interns

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors As Teachers’ Treasures executive director for the past four years, Margaret Sheehan works with volunteers daily. The Eastside nonprofit volunteer-run store, which opened in 2000, provides teachers access to donated educational supplies and other materials. And while volunteers have been critical to the store’s efforts, late last summer Sheehan […]

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