(photo credit: Freddi Stevens-Jacobi)

Charitable Advisors’ Not-for-profit News was among the organizations receiving first-place prizes Friday night at the 2018 Best in Indiana awards hosted by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Editor/writer Lynn Sygiel was honored for her three-story series “Recent legislations’ impact on nonprofits,” which looked at how changes in tax laws and a long-heralded student-loan forgiveness government program affect nonprofits and their employees. The stories were submitted in the Best Non-Deadline Story or Series category.

A weekly e-publication which provides information about area nonprofits, the Not-for-profit News competed in the category for newspapers or publications with fewer than 30,000 subscribers.

“We are very excited for Lynn and the Not-for-profit News to be recognized for her excellent work,” said Bryan Orander, Charitable Advisors president.

Charitable Advisors is a social-purpose business that since 2000 has focused on strengthening the nonprofit sector by increasing communication among organizations, creating a one-stop jobs portal and offering consulting services that help boards build sustainability and bridge leadership transitions.

The entire list of winners can be found here. Proceeds from the Best in Indiana contest help fund the Indiana chapter’s college scholarship program. The two winners of $2,500 scholarships for the 2019-20 school year were Lydia Gerike of Indiana University and Emily Ketterer of Franklin College.

Here are links to the Not-for-profit News’ winning series:

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