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Local Nonprofits and Businesses Reap the Benefits of Committed Partnerships

by Shari Finnell, editor, Not-for-Profit News Even in the best of times, nonprofits can find it challenging to boost visibility, gain more donors and raise funds. Success often demands a complex mix of strategies, including annual fundraisers, email campaigns, and social media marketing, executed over an extended period of time. Partnerships with businesses are proving […]

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State of Indiana’s Nonprofits: Survey Reveals How Organizations Are Coping in 2020

by Shari Finnell, editor, Charitable Advisors Nearly six months have passed since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Indiana. Since that time, the majority of the state’s nonprofits have faced significant challenges in maintaining services to support their missions, according to Indiana Nonprofits and COVID-19: Impact on Services, Finances and Staffing, a new […]

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NFPN Perspectives: 20 Years of Supporting Central Indiana’s Nonprofit Community

By Shari Finnell, writer/editor Charitable Advisors When Bryan Orander launched Not-for-Profit News in 2001, the internet had not yet reached its saturation point; only 52 percent of American adults reported using it at the time, according to the Pew Research Center. And Orander considered the e-newsletter as nothing more than a project to keep him […]

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COVID-19 leads to unprecedented response in support of Indiana’s most vulnerable

by Shari Finnell, Editor, Charitable Advisors Nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of supporting immigrants, refugees and other foreign-born residents have been regularly encountering challenges to ensure critical, sometimes life-saving, information is adequately relayed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to language barriers, these individuals are more likely to be employed in jobs that put them […]

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Local nonprofits implement different strategies for annual fundraisers in wake of COVID-19

by Shari L. Finnell, editor/writer, Charitable Advisors For School on Wheels, an Indianapolis nonprofit that provides tutoring for children facing homelessness, the potential loss of funds from its annual fundraiser in 2020 would have been devastating — a significant blow to its ability to carry out its mission in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Nonprofit start-ups give former inmates new options

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Last year, nearly 10,500 adults were released from Indiana Department of Correction’s custody. In Marion County alone, 2,485 adults, of which 203 were females, rejoined the community. While some find programs that help with their re-entry, other former inmates struggle. According to research, however, adults who find immediate, comprehensive […]

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Pandemic helps nonprofit see new path

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors By sheer numbers, very little good has come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the U.S., there have been more than 2 million cases, more than 110,000 lives lost, nearly 40 million people unemployed and no clear signs that better times are close. But for two Indiana […]

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Nonprofits rush to take advantage of PPP lifeline

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Cindy Booth advocates for Marion County’s abused and/or neglected children through her work at Child Advocates. Rosalyn Demares promotes state artists through Indiana Artisan. Rachel Sahaidachny invests time and energy helping writers tell their stories at the Indiana Writers Center (IWC). Julia Whitehead champions Kurt Vonnegut’s legacy at the […]

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How you doin’? Nonprofits benefit from formal evaluations

  By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Jodi Snell grew up in a small town. Under 20,000 people live in Jacksonville, Illinois, but Snell remembers her parents were always busy helping to make their tiny community a better place. Like organizing a softball tournament to raise money for a young cancer patient and her family. […]

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