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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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The state of storytelling in the nonprofit sector

By Vanessa Chase, founder, Storytelling Non-Profit and Network for Good Stories have been a huge trend in the nonprofit sector in the past five years, but our sector has been telling stories for much longer. Year after year, we are committed to telling people about our work, progress, and needs. Each time we communicate these […]

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Three key fundraising opportunities for Indiana nonprofits

By Jen Pendleton, CFRE, vice president-Indiana, Aly Sterling Philanthropy In my new role as vice president with Aly Sterling Philanthropy, I’ve been meeting with nonprofit leaders like you, all over Indiana. While you and your fellow leaders represent a diverse group of organizations dedicated to a range of causes, I’ve discovered that, regardless of your […]

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Giving is up: What does that mean for fundraising?

By Una Osili, director of research, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI | Last year charitable giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations hit a record $373 billion, according to Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015. The years 2014 and 2015 represent the highest and second-highest […]

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Living the dream

By Patrick M. Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI | In sports terms, Wes Boone is lighting ‘em up. The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy sophomore won a $100,000 scholarship in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway last month. The 19-year-old won the award […]

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BKD Foundation’s 2014 charitable giving surpasses $10 million

The BKD Foundation is the firm’s charitable arm. The BKD Foundation is solely funded by BKD partners’ and employees’ monetary contributions. It aims to enrich the communities BDK serves through financial donations and volunteerism. The foundation supports not-for-profit organizations of all types and sizes, including employees serving in volunteer roles. Supporting youth organizations While the […]

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