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Why you need to know about donor-advised funds

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By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Michele Thomas Dole has spent her career helping others realize their philanthropic dreams. During the day, she is a senior trust officer at Fifth Third Private Bank. She advises clients about trust administration and estate planning, and builds client relationships to help accomplish their financial goals. For the past […]

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Helping young people reach their potential

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Today’s young people are tomorrow’s _______.  It’s a common expression and you can fill in the blank many different ways. It’s an inescapable fact that young people eventually grow up and turn into something. Today’s adults, as every generation does, hope that transition is a positive one and one […]

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Finding “lemonade” in the new tax law

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors When the Tax Cut Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 passed Congress in December, many news stories focused on the concerns of nonprofits about the potential impact on individual charitable giving. Under the new law, the standard deductions increased dramatically to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for married couples […]

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Project management tools: What’s best for your nonprofit?

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors When Annie Cornett was hired by Bloomington-based Social Legends two years ago, the company tracked its projects by using Excel. Teams used both Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox to share files. While this system worked really well for a long time, as the company started adding people, it just wasn’t […]

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Student loan forgiveness: With work it could happen

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The topic comes up frequently. Just about every election cycle, candidates talk about the spiraling cost of higher education. According to 2017-18 figures provided by the nonprofit organization College Board, the average total cost to attend a four-year state college or university is $25,290. The price tag for a […]

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Mays Family Institute advances deep convictions

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors In December of 2014, Bill Mays’ obituary lauded his entrepreneurial savvy and financial skills. Not only had the Indianapolis businessman run successful companies, but he had supported over 100 others by sharing his time, talent and treasures. These weren’t his only accomplishments – he and his wife, Rose, were […]

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Never a more paramount time to connect young professionals in Indianapolis

By Caitie Deranek Stewart, board member, YNPNIndy and YNPN National The nonprofit sector in Indy faces some pretty monumental challenges: homelessness is on the rise, the opioid epidemic is hitting our community hard and the school violence seen in other places is now happening in our own backyard. As professionals passionate about creating safe, healthy […]

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Slow to adjust, nonprofit boards ramp up effort

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Diversity. Its definition may vary, but its merits are championed in just about all walks of life: schools, the political arena, the entertainment industry and especially the workplace, which includes the nonprofit world. For over two decades, BoardSource, a Washington, D.C.-based organization designed to support today’s nonprofit leaders, has […]

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Connecting teens to jobs

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Marie Mackintosh rises to challenges. In 2016, when Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a new focus on collaborative workforce development, he also named a new EmployIndy’s leadership team — Angela Carr Klitzch as president and chief executive officer and Marie Mackintosh as chief operating officer. And while running the […]

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About the film

“Eva A-7063,” the 120-minute documentary that premiered last week, is narrated by actor Ed Asner, features appearances by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer, actor Elliott Gould and former NBA player Ray Allen, who share Kor’s influence in their lives. The original score was composed by Dr. Tyron Cooper. Traveling nearly 90,000 miles, filmmakers Green and Brown […]

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