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Stakeholder feedback takes the guess work out of decision making

by Hannah Gooding, Consultant, Hedges In our everyday lives, we constantly ask questions and use data to help us make better, smarter decisions. Can we say the same about decision making at our nonprofits? Think about your last staff or board meeting. What information did you have to inform your decisions? Maybe you were considering […]

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IndyFringe’s retiring CEO leaves behind a case study on how to put an arts organization on solid ground

by Shari Finnell, editor, Not for Profit News After more than 15 years at the helm of the IndyFringe, Pauline Moffat decided it was time to activate a succession plan — identifying and hiring her replacement as CEO for the annual theater arts festival. While Moffat previously had given some consideration to this phase in […]

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Expressing Gratitude for Those Who Have Invested in Others

by Kevin Kidwell, vice president, tax-exempt sales, OneAmerica® “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow’s future.” ─ Melody Beattie I recently participated on a virtual panel […]

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Nonprofit tech leader and executive Jay Love outlines 7 trends and lessons to embrace in 2021

Bloomerang CRO and co-founder encourages nonprofits to engage in out-of-the-box thinking to prepare for the coming year With 2021 quickly approaching, there’s little doubt that nonprofits will continue to navigate the challenges caused by the unprecedented combination of a pandemic, social unrest, food insecurity and high unemployment rates. Yet, the year can represent a period […]

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Decision to leave Fed Funds Rate unchanged until 2023 indicates Fed’s accommodating position for economic recovery

by Horizon Bank At its September meeting, the Federal Reserve (Fed) left the Fed Funds Rate unchanged between a range of 0-.25%. More importantly, the Fed indicated its intention to hold the rate there until at least 2023. The Fed stated its expectation to maintain this target range until labor market conditions reached levels consistent […]

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Successful Mergers and Partnerships: More than the Numbers

By Jan Breiner Frazier, Planning Plus, LLC Throughout our 30-plus year history as consultant professionals, we have worked with the leadership teams and boards of nonprofits as well as owners of for-profits who were engaged in various forms of collaborations — whether for a merger, a formal association or a strategic and documented partnership. Unfortunately, […]

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How are Nonprofits Evolving in the Midst of a Pandemic?

Four local nonprofits share their strategies for staying on mission — in spite of unprecedented challenges by Shari Finnell, editor, Not-for-Profit News With Indiana approaching its ninth month of a deadly pandemic and another surge in cases, local nonprofit organizations are continuing to explore what it means to adapt. While many have implemented major changes, […]

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Don’t have a data partner? You need to get one … now

by Leslie Wells, Assistant Director of Communications, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI It’s a data-driven world, and finding a partner to help in the process is critical to a nonprofit’s future, its funders and, most importantly, to those whom the organization serves. Most nonprofits want and need to be able […]

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COVID-19 forces more than 40 percent of Central Indiana nonprofits to reconsider facility needs, and some to implement new delivery models, according to CA survey

by Shari Finnell, editor, Not-for-Profit News After more than seven months of operating under restrictions caused by COVID-19, most nonprofit organizations have made adjustments in programming and/or office operations,  with some permanently changing their service models with the aid of technology, according to an informal survey by Charitable Advisors. For some, the new normal has […]

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