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Local university adopts a rural work college model to transform higher education for nontraditional urban students

by Shari Finnell, editor/writer, Not for Profit News The profile of students who attend Martin University is anything but traditional. The average age is 38, and more than half are Millennials. Many are juggling low-wage, part-time jobs and parenting responsibilities as heads of household. And it’s not unusual for them to be carrying student debt […]

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Roadmap to unity: How Indiana State Museum and Historic Site’s board prevailed in achieving compliance among its Friends groups

Board members and volunteers at 11 historic sites navigate a year-long journey to reach a model of collaboration by Shari Finnell, editor, Not for Profit News (Para leer en español, haga clic aquí) Translated by LUNA Language Services When volunteers are providing an invaluable service to a nonprofit, it can be challenging to tell them […]

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What next?: Critical steps all nonprofits need to consider for achieving racial equity goals in the workplace

Local experts say transformative change demands a comprehensive strategy by Shari Finnell, editor and writer, Not for Profit News With the events of 2020 heightening awareness around the need for racial equity and social justice reform, nonprofit organizations have been at the forefront of efforts to institute transformative change. Yet, no matter how much progress […]

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New multi-year research reveals impact of social movements on giving to women- and girl-specific organizations

Study also shows that charitable giving for these organizations reached $7.1 billion but represents less than 2% of total giving by Shari Finnell, editor, Not for Profit News When more than 3 million people around the globe gathered on Jan. 21, 2017, in support of the Women’s March on Washington, it was designated among the […]

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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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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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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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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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Local Nonprofit Leaders View Social Justice Protests as Catalyst for Real Change

by Shari Finnell, editor, Not-for-Profit News This article is the first in a series of perspectives on how to achieve racial equity locally, nationally and globally. If you would like to submit your nonprofit’s racial justice initiative for possible publication in Not-for-Profit News, please contact Shari Finnell at shari@charitableadvisors.com. “What’s next?” That’s the question on […]

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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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