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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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A helping hand for fundraisers

By Pamela Clark, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Since 2008, Nathan Hand has raised money for causes he believes in. Working for nonprofits like Christel House, School on Wheels, and the Mind Trust, he has gained a wide range of both field and management experience.  The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy alumnus shared […]

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Impact of rising benefit costs

By Mike Harrington, president, Synergy A business encounters many costs, but the most volatile expenses are those surrounding employee benefits. Last year, employers spent an average of $8,669 per employee, an increase of nearly $500 from the year before. Multiply that rising number by each staff member and the costs can significantly pile up. There are a […]

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Important considerations for establishing major gift metrics

By John T. Keith, J.D., consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital component of an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.  Campaigns have increased in prevalence and frequency and often are dependent upon 90 percent of the dollars being contributed by 10 percent of the donors.  (In higher education, this can […]

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