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Feeling more secure about new retirement plan legislation

By Kevin Kidwell, vice president national tax-exempt sales, OneAmerica® If you oversee or coordinate your employer-sponsored retirement plan or have a team that’s in charge, you’ve no doubt heard about the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Passed by Congress and signed by the president on December 19, 2019, it’s a major […]

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Creating award-winning grant proposals: It takes a village

By Melanie Priest, senior consultant, Hedges Like the proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a village to develop competitive grant proposals. The more resources and team members you include when creating grant proposals, the more you will be able to paint a compelling picture of your organization and the […]

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Term limits: Expert advice on practical application

By Jan Breiner Frazer, managing member, Planningplus, LLC Planningplus+ LLC partners with our clients to strategically achieve tangible results, meaningful impact, and a dynamic corporate culture for current and future success. Our core competencies include strategic and operational planning, board development and committee alignment, leadership development, and building the HR infrastructure. As a result of […]

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Nonprofit-governance course helps graduates improve boards and organizations

By Leslie Wells, assistant director of communications, O’Neill School at IUPUI In 2017, Nigena Livingston was building Urban Act Academy, a K to 8 charter school in Indianapolis, from the ground up. She had worked as an educator for more than 15 years, but launching a charter school was unfamiliar territory. She was beginning to […]

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Beyond large donations

By Genevieve Shaker, associate professor of philanthropic studies, and Abby Rolland, communications project manager, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Small gifts do matter Nowadays, it’s easy to assume that small gifts* don’t matter. The U.S.’s biggest 50 individual donors gave $7.8 billion to nonprofits in 2018. The percentage of households that give is declining, even […]

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5 methods for improving employee work-life balance

By Barry Newman, senior human resources representative, Synergy It might be obvious that severely overworked employees will burn out, but what about the harder-to-spot cases of employees who shoulder a little bit too much stress each day? Improving work-life balance for your employees has been proven to create a more loyal and more productive workforce. […]

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Could your organization become a victim of lifestyle fraud?

By Chris Mennel, CPA, senior audit manager, Alerding CPA Group Sometimes it begins with “borrowing” a small amount of money, as a temporary loan from an employer. He or she may be thinking, “I really need this money and I’ll put it back when I get my paycheck,” or “I just can’t afford to lose […]

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Bridging financial gaps for your nonprofit

By Dave Voris, Vice President and Regional Manager, Horizon Bank If you’re an administrator working for a nonprofit organization, you understand the financial challenges behind finding support to do good work. Big fundraising events or donation drives may bring in large amounts of money all at once, but spreading that money to meet monthly expenses can stress your resources. For qualifying […]

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Pay-gap lessons help student negotiate better salary

By Leslie Wells, Associate Director of Communication, O’Neill School at IUPUI Kennedy Jefferies is eight months into her first full-time job. The O’Neill Civic Leadership major accepted a position as the director of preschool ministries for a large church in Indianapolis. She edits youth curriculum while recruiting and managing 30 to 50 volunteers who lead classes for hundreds of […]

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