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Collecting Donations for Your Nonprofit Organization

By Dave Voris, Vice President and Regional Manager, Horizon Bank Are you running a nonprofit organization? If so, you know that sustainable donations are a critical part of living up to and meeting the IRS’s public charity test and fulfilling your mission. Whether your organization is directly serving others, working on valuable research, or meeting […]

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How giving makes you greater

By Sandy McCarthy, Retirement Services President, OneAmerica I still remember the first time I read the OneAmerica® annual report. As a 30-plus year veteran of the retirement industry, I’ve seen my share of them. But this one was different, and, in the midst of discussions and interviews during the summer of 2018, its annual report […]

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Role of technology in advancing nonprofits and careers

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute is diving into the topic of technology at its sixth national symposium from March 31-April 1, 2020 in Chicago. Learn more. By Abby Rolland, communications project manager, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Technology plays an important role in the nonprofit sector. Archives in libraries are being digitized and readily accessible for […]

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Reviewing your organization’s board governance model

By Annmarie Novotney, senior audit manager, Blue & Co. A strong board of directors will oversee implementation of strategic objectives for the organization, but also has ultimate responsibility and liability. Building a strong board is challenging, yet crucial to setting the right tone for success of your organization. Have you assessed your organization’s overall governance […]

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Federal tax law raises concerns for nonprofits

By Ryan Olson, senior accountant and CPA, VonLehman Passage of the federal income tax law in late December 2017 brought into reality a variety of concerns that nonprofits raised as the bill worked its way through Congress. In addition to the increased standard deduction that’s expected to depress charitable giving, the final Tax Cuts and […]

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4 reasons why your board is disengaged and how to fix it

By Kara Harrison, consultant, Hedges We’ve all experienced it, and we know exactly what it feels like. Having a disengaged board is disheartening and can be a strain on already limited resources. It takes precious time away from the reason why the organization exists. Disengagement is hard to define, and it’s even harder to fix. […]

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Two philanthropy alumni shed light on relationship building in their arena

By Abby Rolland, communications project manager, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Foundation giving represented about 18 percent of the estimated $427 billion Americans gave to charitable organizations in 2018, according to the Giving USA 2019 report recently released by Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. That is the largest […]

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Getting your retirement account compliant: A burden and a blessing

By Kevin Kidwell, vice president national tax-exempt sales, OneAmerica® If your organization offers 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 […]

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Executive education helps organizations invest in employees through MPA program

By Leslie Wells, associate director of communication, O’Neill School at IUPUI In late April, 14 employees of the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center received their Executive Master of Public Affairs degrees from Indiana University Executive Education at the O’Neill School. These graduates spent more than two years working toward this goal and are the latest […]

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