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2019

Pay-gap lessons help student negotiate better salary

By Leslie Wells, Associate Director of Communication, O’Neill School at IUPUI Kennedy Jefferies is eight months into her first full-time job. The O’Neill Civic Leadership major accepted a position as the director of preschool ministries for a large church in Indianapolis. She edits youth curriculum while recruiting and managing 30 to 50 volunteers who lead classes for hundreds of […]

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Bold action rescues Joy’s House

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The warning signs were out there, the proverbial perfect storm brewing on the horizon. And Cayla Rosine, the vice president of finance and operations at Joy’s House in Indianapolis, was worried. “We were drawing on our line of credit, and we’ve never done that before. This was serious,” said […]

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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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At IU, teachers thrive at tech-centric institute

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The term “pathfinders” is often used to describe a person or people who leads a pack and shows the way. Seventh-day Adventists call their youth group by that name, and there is a role-playing game comparable to Dungeons & Dragons with the same name. As such, it’s a fitting […]

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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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A look at Indiana’s Women’s Funds

WAYNE COUNTY FOUNDATION, Richmond FUND NAME: Women’s Fund TYPE: Special interest SOURCE OF FUNDS: Individual donors; major event (annual luncheon featuring silent auction with 100 donated works of art); luncheon underwriters WHEN ESTABLISHED: 2001 GRANTS: First given in 2006, total to date, $258,000 HOW MANY MEMBERS: 200 attend annual luncheon GOVERANCE: No formal structure; luncheon […]

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Trend in philanthropy: Women helping women

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The need was out there. It was just flying a bit under the radar until a women’s group took it upon itself to recognize it and do something to fill it. Like many parts of Indiana, Wayne County, in the eastern part of the state along the Ohio border, […]

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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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