September, 2016

Helping young black males succeed

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors What’s in a name? A lot, according to Michael Twyman, the executive director of OpportunINDY. Formerly called Your Life Matters, OpportunINDY began as a directive by former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to leaders of Indiana Black Expo and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission in 2014 to reduce the rising […]

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Nonprofits must work overtime on new rule

By Stephanie Allgeyer, CPA, CFE, VonLehman Nonprofit organizations that receive government contracts or grants may be hit hard by the overtime rules that go into effect in December. Many of them have agreements that obligate them to provide services at fixed reimbursement rates that won’t reflect the higher costs resulting from the new rules. This […]

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MicroGreens Project: getting rooted in Indianapolis

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors, Photo credit: MicroGreens Project When Colleen Rocap shares her excitement about the MicroGreens Project, she often gets this question: How are you using microgreens in your work? But for Rocap, it’s not about salad shoots; it’s about working with kids whose families are SNAP recipients and teaching them to […]

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Status of hunger in Indianapolis

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors, Photo credit: KIPP charter school, courtesy MicroGreen Project Dave Miner discovered a lot as a chemistry student in grad school. But it was outside the lab that he made his most poignant find. He discovered hunger. It all started with a book — “Rich Christians in an Age of […]

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