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New study reveals funding intentions of budding nonprofit entrepreneurs

By Michael L. Jackson, Director of Marketing and Communications, SPEA at IUPUI During his time as a senior fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership in Missouri Fredrik Andersson has counseled hundreds of nonprofit professionals on how to improve performance and organizational effectiveness. He has also met with countless entrepreneurs who have great ideas […]

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The art of major gift fundraising

Editor’s Note: Gene Tempel, Ed.D., Founding Dean Emeritus of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and president emeritus of the Indiana University Foundation, contributed content for this article. By Abby Rolland, Content Coordinator, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI   “Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” […]

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Branding with heart

By Chad Stuckey, founder and Chief Creative Officer and Blair Wieland, Chief Strategic Officer and Partner, BIG Brand Innovation Group — BIG, to our friends — specializes in branding for nonprofits. We know you have more than just goals. You have a mission, driven by a passion to help others. We speak your language, understand […]

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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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Attracting and retaining good fundraising talent

By Lee A. Ernst, Associate, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates The foundation of a strong fundraising program is built on relationships. When your organization has a talented and dedicated staff, you have the key elements to form relationships with your donors. What can you do to ensure you’re attracting and retaining your most valuable asset – […]

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Board certified: Learning how to govern from the experts

By Sara M. Johnson, FACHE, Director, Executive Education, IUPUI-School of Public and Environmental Affairs Public service is important and over the last 30 years has evolved beyond just describing government careers. Many people are motivated to volunteer on the “front lines” and even donate money to worthy and favorite causes, especially at year end. And, […]

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Ask more of your supporters in the Season of Giving

By Mark Shreve, director of client experience, SmallBox Among the doorbuster offers, year-end appeals, and shipping confirmations, this survived your daily email sweep. This holiday season – as corporate and nonprofit brands compete for your attention and money – it’s time you ask more of your supporters. Previously we shared (Charitable Advisors, March 2017) that […]

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Leverage infrastructure grant programs

By Teddie Linder, business manager, Netlink, Inc The largest companies in the world are invested in good corporate citizenship.  As a nonprofit leader staying up to date on these opportunities could enhance the resources you have available. One area in particular has options you may want to investigate: technology infrastructure. This phrase simply means the […]

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