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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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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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