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Stakeholder feedback takes the guess work out of decision making

by Hannah Gooding, Consultant, Hedges In our everyday lives, we constantly ask questions and use data to help us make better, smarter decisions. Can we say the same about decision making at our nonprofits? Think about your last staff or board meeting. What information did you have to inform your decisions? Maybe you were considering […]

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Expressing Gratitude for Those Who Have Invested in Others

by Kevin Kidwell, vice president, tax-exempt sales, OneAmerica® “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow’s future.” ─ Melody Beattie I recently participated on a virtual panel […]

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Decision to leave Fed Funds Rate unchanged until 2023 indicates Fed’s accommodating position for economic recovery

by Horizon Bank At its September meeting, the Federal Reserve (Fed) left the Fed Funds Rate unchanged between a range of 0-.25%. More importantly, the Fed indicated its intention to hold the rate there until at least 2023. The Fed stated its expectation to maintain this target range until labor market conditions reached levels consistent […]

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Successful Mergers and Partnerships: More than the Numbers

By Jan Breiner Frazier, Planning Plus, LLC Throughout our 30-plus year history as consultant professionals, we have worked with the leadership teams and boards of nonprofits as well as owners of for-profits who were engaged in various forms of collaborations — whether for a merger, a formal association or a strategic and documented partnership. Unfortunately, […]

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Don’t have a data partner? You need to get one … now

by Leslie Wells, Assistant Director of Communications, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI It’s a data-driven world, and finding a partner to help in the process is critical to a nonprofit’s future, its funders and, most importantly, to those whom the organization serves. Most nonprofits want and need to be able […]

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A Commitment to Caring is Critical to the Community’s Bottom Line

by Sandy McCarthy, president of retirement services, OneAmerica® The mention of OneAmerica® in central Indiana may likely spark thoughts about the company’s witty signboard, prominent position in Indianapolis’ downtown skyline, or its title sponsorship of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. While these are important aspects of the OneAmerica corporate identity, they don’t begin to tell […]

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Organization from Fraudulent Attacks

Malicious cyberattacks cost the U.S. economy as much as $109 billion in 2016, the Council of Economic Advisors reported. Three years later, in 2019, individuals and organizations experienced record losses due to fraud, identity theft and other related complaints, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). During the current global pandemic, fraudulent activity has continued […]

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Sacred Cows? They May Not Be Worth It

By Jan Breiner Frazier Every organization has its sacred cows — those employees considered above reproach. Until now, you may have been able to justify their position. But as organizations are forced to rethink their staffing models, become leaner, and figure out how to move forward in today’s pandemic-ridden economy, it may be time to […]

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The Nonprofit Board Chair’s Role in Building Organizational Resiliency

By Erin Hedges, president and founder, Hedges As COVID-19 continues to change everything in our world and our communities, nonprofit organizations have stepped up to fill in the gaps and meet the needs of those who have been impacted. During the early stages of the pandemic, many nonprofit organizations were able to secure Paycheck Protection […]

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