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Employee Engagement: The driver of company culture

By Julie Struble, Charitable Advisors Research repeatedly confirms that employee engagement drives organizational success. We know it’s important,but have trouble with misunderstanding of expectations and turn-over.   At last month’s HR peer group, Tony Dill, owner of HR Partnerships, discussed employee engagement with HR professionals at the HR peer group.  With several decades of both […]

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Nonprofit Excellence: the change Welborn wants to see

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors For over two years, Candice Perry has worked to develop nonprofit leaders. In her position as the Welborn Baptist Foundation Nonprofit Excellence Officer, her key responsibilities have been to strengthen nonprofits executives and develop a talent pipeline. The foundation is based in Evansville and serves the Tri-state area. Perry […]

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Grants can help with capacity building, too

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors When Rev. Donovan Coley joined the board at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission in 2006, he felt the organization had lost its way. The agency, established in 1903, was doing good work, he said, but its impact on the community was limited, and it didn’t have executive leadership. “By […]

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Never a more paramount time to connect young professionals in Indianapolis

By Caitie Deranek Stewart, board member, YNPNIndy and YNPN National The nonprofit sector in Indy faces some pretty monumental challenges: homelessness is on the rise, the opioid epidemic is hitting our community hard and the school violence seen in other places is now happening in our own backyard. As professionals passionate about creating safe, healthy […]

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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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Nonprofits recognizing the value the diversity

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Historically, the United States has not always been inclusive, and workplaces have been no exception. But in today’s political, economic and global business environment, diversity has become increasingly important. It now impacts brand, corporate purpose and performance. And while the business environment recognizes the value of inclusion, nonprofits seemingly […]

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Leaders: Do you know what is on your organization’s horizon?

By Sara M. Johnson, FACHE Director, Executive Education,IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI While relaxing on a recent cruise to Cuba, I started thinking about leadership (I know…I can’t help it). Ever an observer and student of leadership and organizational culture I was struck by lessons that can be learned on both […]

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Domestic Violence Network: 20 years of fighting domestic violence

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Nonprofit networks vary in shape, size and mission. Some are satellites of national organizations and others establish connections and facilitate collaboration. Ask Tracey Horth Krueger or Kelly McBride about the Domestic Violence Network (DVN) in Indianapolis, and they’ll tell you that after 20 years, it is still vibrant and […]

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Nurturing nonprofit leadership

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Leadership can be nurtured and cultivated. And in the past year, the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has taken on that job. Since 2008, the foundation has worked to strengthen nonprofits in the Fort Wayne area, but it hasn’t stopped with its Invited-Initiative. Last year, it launched the Foellinger Center […]

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2016 Nonprofit Salary Survey report released

By Bryan Orander, president, Charitable Advisors Next week is Labor Day when the focus is on jobs. As the U.S. recovers from the recession of the previous decade, the labor market has tightened. Amid whispers that the country is moving towards statistically full employment, many employers are reverting to a basic method of recruiting and […]

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