FAQ

Posting a job

How do I place a job ad in the newsletter?

You can advertise for one week or two weeks in the Indy e-newsletter. The option includes a four-week posting featured on Charitable Advisors’ website.

To learn about pricing and information to include in your job posting, please see this page.

Deadlines: To be included in the current week’s newsletter, Indianapolis ads must be received by 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

Please submit your Indianapolis ad(s) to Ads@NotforprofitNews.com.

Billing: Your organization will receive an invoice after the job ad is posted.

News submissions

How do I submit a news item for the Not-for-profit News?

The People on the move and announcement sections are designed to share organizational information with Central Indiana’s nonprofit community, and can include staff promotions, new hires, grants, community conversations and awards. Items will be edited to one or two sentences, and can include a web link that provides readers with easy access to additional information.

Due to the length of the Indy newsletter, we do not include board appointments for the People on the move section.

Examples

People on the move: The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis Office of Stewardship and Development has named Joanna Feltz director of planned giving for the Catholic Community Foundation. She previously served as an attorney with Hahn Loeser in Indianapolis. – Inside Indiana Business

Announcement: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $375,000 grant to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to increase understanding about how and why women give to charity.

Announcement: Drug Free Marion County is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program, which recognizes individuals with outstanding commitments to and achievements in addressing challenges related to alcohol, tobacco or drug (ATOD) use. Nomination forms are available at: www.drugfreemarioncounty.org.

Please submit your nonprofit’s news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.

How do I let your readers know about volunteer opportunities with my organization?

We are glad to help you recruit volunteers. For each request, please include the event or commitment and length of service.

Example

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana needs volunteers for the Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 9. Individuals will work at area post offices sorting donations. Shifts vary during the hours of noon to 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact jbarnett@gleaners.org or 317-829-xxxx.

Please submit your news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.


How do I advertise excess equipment or materials to donate?

The Swap section of the e-newsletter is a way for nonprofits to connect to companies or nonprofits that are offering donations.  There is no charge to publish these requests. If you have office equipment, furniture, supplies, vehicles or space to donate, include a brief description with your contact information.

Examples

Donations: Heavy-duty snow blower from Sears that runs well/seldom used and also a knee walker that is like new. Contact Bill at billcoit@hotmail.com or 317-841-xxxx and leave a message.

Donation: 20-30 Meridian digital telephones model M3904 phone systems. Contact Lexi Meyer at lexi.meyer@ashfieldhealthcare.com.

Please submit your news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.


We are a nonprofit and would like to submit a need for equipment, furniture, supplies, vehicles or space. How much does it cost to publish in the newsletter?

To request a needed resource, you must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Central Indiana area and there is no charge. We do not publish requests for monetary donations.

Example

NEED: Riley Hospital for Children needs the following: lanyards to be used during the guest registration process, disposable plates, bowls and plastic utensils to use for the families who want to grab a quick meal. Contact Daun Hughey, site manager, with any questions or to donate at 317-944-xxxx or name@rmh-indiana.org.

Please submit your news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.

How can I promote professional development opportunities that are open to nonprofit employees or volunteers of other organizations?

Postings are free for nonprofit organizations presenting training events. This is a popular section for readers.

Please include the topic, date, time, location, cost and registration link and/or a phone number to call. Training and development opportunities for board members and leadership team receive priority.

Example

Grantwriting for beginners on April 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Way of Central Indiana (3901 North Meridian St.). No cost. To register, visit http://www.uwci.org/events/grantwriting-for-beginners-spring-2015-1

Please submit your news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.

How do I share our fund-raising event in the e-newsletter?

We welcome your announcements of new employees, news about your programs, organization, recruiting volunteers and professional development opportunities. We have chosen not to promote fund-raising events because of the volume. If, however, you would like to submit the results of the event, we will consider including.

Please submit your news by completing the online form or emailing IndyNews@notforprofitNews.com.

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Subscribing

How do I subscribe and receive the e-newsletter?

We are glad that you learned about Charitable Advisors’ e-newsletter, and want to become a subscriber. It’s easy to become a regular reader, just use the simple subscription form.

How do I change my subscription e-mail address?

Simply click on “Safe Unsubscribe,” which is at the bottom of every e-newsletter.

Re-subscribe by clicking the ‘Subscribe’ button in the e-newsletter or on the website at http://charitableadvisors.com/subscribe.html

I stopped getting the newsletter, and wonder why?

We are glad you missed us. The number #1 reason that you may not have received the e-newsletter is a spam filter in your organization, ISP, or computer.

  • Check your junk mail or spam folders
  • Please contact your IT person to let him or her know that you want to receive e-mails from Bryan@CharitableAdvisorsLLC.com and see if your organizations filter is catching these e-mails
  • Re-subscribe here. An instructional email will be sent to you from Constant Contact to confirm your desire to re-subscribe. Click “update profile” in the email to resume the subscription.

If you do not receive a confirmation email after subscribing, it has most likely been prevented by your organization’s spam filter. Here are the steps to take: You will want to save Bryan@CharitableAdvisorsLLC.com as a contact in your email account.

  1. Please let your IT person know that you want to receive e-mails from Bryan@CharitableAdvisorsLLC.com and Constant Contact (our e-mail house).
  2. If your program allows the whitelisting of websites URLs, add the following sites to the whitelist:
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If your program allows whitelisting by IP addresses, whitelist the following IPs: 208.75.120.0/22

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Consulting

Do you work with funders or just nonprofits?

Charitable Advisors works with both funders and nonprofits. We have had the opportunity to assist funders to develop projects for multiple grantees. In the past five years, we have helped more than 25 nonprofits through leadership transitions.

Who pays for Charitable Advisors’ consulting services?

In most cases, we receive payment from the nonprofit that receives the services. In some cases, these clients have received funding from a foundation. If the project consults with multiple grantees of a foundation or funder, Charitable Advisors is typically paid directly by the funder.

Do you do strategic-planning retreats?

Generally, Charitable Advisors does not do stand-alone strategic-planning retreats, because it is our philosophy that most organizations need a more extended process of exploration and reflection from both the board and staff.

A retreat or board working session can be a great time to step back from routine board work. We are happy to discuss a two-to four-hour board training or board self-assessment retreat.

How much does it cost?

For each client, we develop a project budget and a billing schedule that helps the organization plan.

In the general nonprofit consulting community, rates typically range from $75-$200/hrs. or more.

Do you write grants or do fundraising?

We do not write grants or fund raise for nonprofits.

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