Indianapolis-area nonprofit resources

Considering a Career in the Nonprofit Sector?

Whether right out of school, mid-career, or pre-retirement, more and more people are seeking jobs where they can see a more direct contribution to society or to their local community. Exploring work in the not-for-profit sector is one way to pursue this dream. Following is an extensive list of ideas and resources to support your search.

2016 Salary Survey Report 

A comprehensive salary report surveying 240 nonprofits that presents comparative data on 20 nonprofit positions from eight counties in the Central Indiana region. This report provides nonprofits with the necessary data for benchmark analyses and to compare salaries and benefits in this region to the market. Free download.

2014 Salary Survey Report 

A comprehensive salary report surveying 321 nonprofits that presents comparative data on 20 nonprofit positions from eight counties in the Central Indiana region. This report provides nonprofits with the necessary data for benchmark analyses and to compare salaries and benefits in this region to the market. Free download.

Get On Board

Recruit new board members. Hosted in October each year to help you recruit new board members.

Opportunity Indianapolis

A two-day program offered by Leadership Indianapolis that provides a “backstage tour” of the city. Offered in April and August.

LEAD

A skills-development program offered in the fall on Fridays from mid-September to Mid-October to develop and hone the key skills necessary to achieving success.

IndyVolved

An annual summer gathering of dozens of local nonprofit organizations offering ways for young professionals to plug in and make connections.

Charitable Advisors Board Booklets

Originally written as a training aide for the first “Get on Board” event, these booklets have sold more than 25,000 copies nationwide.

National nonprofit resources

Answers to many of your questions are just web search away, yet sometimes there is too much information. Here are some our favorite resources and a few reputable websites that maintain broad resource lists.

www.BoardSource.org – BoardSource is considered “the go-to resource” for best practices in board development and governance. Publications, conferences, consulting.

www.Philanthropy.com – The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a key publication in the nonprofit world that takes a broad view of what’s working through a giving lens.

www.BlueAvocado.org – Evolved from Board Cafe, Blue Avocado is a crisp, thoughtful, free e-mail publication that takes a practical approach to boards and nonprofits.   (On hiatus in early 2015)

www.independentsector.org – A coalition of nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in the US.

http://www.ssireview.org/ – Stanford Social Innovation Review, a university publication focused on new ideas and research in the nonprofit sector.

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/ – Nonprofit Quarterly, a magazine that brings an in-depth look at a different aspect of nonprofit purpose or leadership four times a year.

www.nptimes.com – Nonprofit Times features nonprofit news and trends, grants and jobs.

www.NonprofitRisk.org – Organization that dedicated to providing resources to assess risk and protect nonprofits from liability.

www.CenterforCongregations.org – Resource guide for churches can also be helpful to other nonprofits.

www.ECFA.org – faith-based organization resource that emphasizes high standards in financial accountability, board stewardship and fund development. Publications and resources.

www.CompassPoint.org – San Francisco nonprofit support center/publisher

www.MarylandNonprofits.org – Maryland’s state nonprofit association

www.Greenlights.org – Located in Austin, it is a nonprofit support center

www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources – National Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit Salary Reports – http://www.charitableadvisors.com/2012SalarySurvey.html

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