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Episode 38: Re-release Join Bryan Orander in a conversation with Tina Cloer, president & CEO of Firefly Children and Family Alliance, the new name for two of the oldest nonprofits in Central Indiana. Cloer talks about the 2021 merger of Families First and Children’s Bureau, and why trust and relationships are key to nonprofit partnerships.
Episode 37: Join Bryan Orander for a quick overview and guidance on how your organization can participate in the 2023 Central Indiana Nonprofit Salary Survey in February and get the report in early June. Bryan shares why Charitable Advisors hosts the salary survey and answers a few common questions about the survey process and results. We want to thank this year’s Nonprofit Salary Survey co-sponsors — VonLehman CPA & Advisors, National Bank of Indianapolis, NFP/First Person and Indy Collaboration on Neighborhoods. Contact Julie to share contact information for the person who will take the survey for your organization.
Episode 36: Facing challenges recruiting employees for your nonprofit? Join Charitable Advisors’ Shari Finnell and Bryan Orander in this conversation with Dr. Jim Dalton, president and CEO of Damar Services. Jim talks about Damar’s innovative program Hire Today, Start Tomorrow, which has helped the organization hire more employees despite numerous challenges.
Episode 35: Join Bryan Orander in this Q & A with T.J. McGovern of McGovern Consulting about the critical role of fundraisers from the perspectives of both the job seeker and hiring manager. With nonprofits struggling to hire and retain fundraisers, this conversation provides great insights.
Episode 34: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Holly Wheeler, executive director of Indiana Family to Family, about what it took to merge Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids. During a two-year period, the board and staff members discussed mission and programming, and, along the way, learned to build trust in an effort to find the right path to better serve families. (A rebroadcast of one of listeners’ favorite podcasts of 2022)
Episode 33: Join Bryan Orander as he talks with James Gruesser and Pete Alveal of Premier Commercial Real Estate about the current environment for nonprofits weighing their options for real estate and office space. They address questions like “What should you do if your current space is too large?,” “Is it a good time to sell, buy, sublet, or build?,” and “What options are available to sublet?”
Episode 32: Join Bryan as he shares the release of the new Welcome to the Board download for new board members, talks about what he thinks new board members need to know, and overviews the value of a brief board self-assessment process to set the board on a good path going into the new year.
Episode 31: Where are you headed with your DEIA efforts? In this conversation with Shari Finnell, GangGang co-founder Mali Jeffers challenges nonprofit leaders to start putting some wheels on equity initiatives. Mali also about why she and co-founder Aaron Bacon thought the time was right to launch GangGang during the middle of a pandemic.
Episode 30: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Coralyn Turentine of Resilient Leadership about the impact the past several years have had on our mental health and, more specifically, the health of nonprofit staff. Coralyn shares some ideas on identifying and addressing compassion fatigue in yourself and among the people you work with.
Episode 29: Join Bryan Orander as he learns about the Wise Giving Alliance and Give.org from Shelbi Felblinger and Jennifer Adamany of the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana. The BBB has been an advocate for establishing trust and credibility for decades and the Wise Giving Alliance works with local nonprofits to establish their alignment with established industry standards and promote local charitable giving.
Episode 28: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, executive director of the Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention. Chelsea talks about a 5-year strategic plan for a coordinated effort in reducing homelessness in Indianapolis — with lessons learned from homeless providers across the country.
Episode 27: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Julie Goodman and Ernest Disney-Britton of Indy Arts Council about Central Indiana’s expanding arts scene. Ernest also shared some reflections on the arts in Indianapolis as he approached his retirement in 2022.
Episode 26: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Gurinder Kaur of the Immigrant Welcome Center about how Indiana is supporting people who need assistance from as near as Haiti and as far away as Afghanistan. Gurinder also shares how her journey to Detroit from India was both her first plane trip and first time seeing snow.
Episode 25: Join Bryan Orander in this special edition of our podcast. Orander highlights lessons Charitable Advisors has learned from supporting 100 nonprofit CEO/ED transitions and searches. Few nonprofit boards have the capacity to take on a search without support in a tight labor market. Get insights on an affordable alternative to traditional, expensive executive search fees.
Episode 24: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Lakshmi Hasanadka of Indiana Afterschool Network about the varied programming that is available outside school hours and the value it creates in learning, connecting families, and connecting communities.
Episode 23: Join Shari Finnell and Bryan Orander as they welcome Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, the new president and CEO of Newfields. Burnette talks about what’s ahead for Newfields under her leadership and how nonprofit leaders nationally are embracing a new definition for museums.
Episode 22: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Damian Dunn of Your Money Line. Dunn shares insights about student loan forgiveness programs that could benefit nonprofit employees. He also talks about an innovative program that gives companies the ability to provide on-call financial advice and coaching as an employee benefit that enhances job satisfaction and retention.
Episode 21: Several months ago, United Way of Central Indiana hired its 15th President and CEO — Fred Payne, who has since hosted a series of community meet and greets. Shari Finnell and Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors recently talked to Fred about what inspires him about nonprofit work, insights about the feedback he has heard from the community, and how he believes nonprofits can continue to evolve amidst change.
Episode 20: Earlier this year, we interviewed John Elliott about his decision to retire as CEO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana — effective September 2022. During that conversation with Shari Finnell, John talked about why he decided it was time to retire and how the pandemic led to significant changes and growth at the state’s largest food bank.
Episode 19: What happens when a nonprofit executive director decides to share their leadership role? Join Shari Finnell in a conversation with Earth Charter Indiana’s Jim Poyser, director of advancement, and Rosemary Glass Spalding, board president.
Episode 18: Theresa Rhodes recently retired after a career that spanned the mayor’s office, nonprofit executive director, and foundation executive director. Join Theresa and Bryan as they talk about successful leadership transitions, corporate foundations, and what nonprofit leadership will look like in the future.
Episode 17: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Coralyn Turentine of Resilient Leadership about the impact the past several years has had on our mental health, specifically those of us serving in nonprofit. Coralyn shares ideas on identifying compassion fatigue in yourself and your co-workers, and how to respond.
Episode 16: In this conversation, Bryan speaks with Rich Lapinski, CEO of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, as he shares how the organization made a dramatic turnaround in the early 2010s and took the innovative approach of paying its house parents more than any similar organization in the country.
Episode 15: Nonprofit Trends and Talent – Purple Ink partnership with Charitable Advisors
Join Bryan as he speaks with JoDee Curtis, President of Purple Ink, a local HR consulting firm that is partnering with Charitable Advisors to bring a broader range of talent solutions to central Indiana nonprofits. Bryan and JoDee review the results from the Spring 2022 Nonprofit Staff Check-in Survey and specifically discuss DEI, Staff retention, and Hybrid work.
Episode 14: How one Indianapolis nonprofit is using arts as a vehicle for economic development, advocacy and community healing. Big Car Collaborative co-founders Shauta Marsh and Jim Walker talk about the responsibilities of nonprofits in taking on the difficult challenges and social issues in their communities.
Episode 13: How can innovation take your nonprofit further? Join Shari Finnell as she speaks with Donna Oklak, founder of the Meridian Foundation, and Jonathan Haag, vice president of innovation at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. These nonprofit leaders give their perspectives on what it takes to be innovative in the nonprofit sector.
Episode 12: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Holly Wheeler, executive director of Indiana Family to Family, about what it took to merge Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids. During a two-year period, the board and staff members discussed mission and programming, and, along the way, learned to build trust in an effort to find the right path to better serve families.
Episode 11: Join Bryan Orander in a conversation with Maureen Weber, CEO of Early Learning Indiana. Weber talks about how early education providers in Indiana navigated the COVID crisis more successfully than most states but a shortage of workers is keeping many centers from operating at full capacity. She also gives an update on a new online tool that helps families find childcare and early education options.
Episode 10: Join Bryan Orander in a conversation with Leslie Murphy of Raybourn Group International about how small to midsize associations are finding a better way to meet the needs of members and boards. This new approach is delivered through an association management company or AMC, for short. An AMC hires experts in marketing, technology and more to leverage their expertise on behalf of multiple associations or nonprofits.
Episode 9: What’s behind a rebrand? Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Allyson Mitchell, executive director of Circular Indiana, and Lars Lawson, principal of Timber Design, about a multi-year effort to keep the organization’s brand in step with the nonprofit’s purpose. It’s a great conversation for any nonprofit considering a name change.
Episode 8: Join Bryan Orander in a conversation with Tina Cloer, president & CEO of Firefly Children and Family Alliance, the new name for two of the oldest nonprofits in Central Indiana. Cloer talks about the 2021 merger of Families First and Children’s Bureau, and why trust and relationships are key to nonprofit partnerships.
Episode 7: Join Bryan Orander in a conversation with Kelli Mirgeaux, president of Southeast Neighborhood Development, about the nonprofit’s impact in Fountain Square and nearby communities. The organization has been adapting its work to support a thriving Fountain Square while partnering with neighborhoods around the new Justice Center to both preserve and transform those communities.
Episode 6: Join Shari Finnell, editor of the Not-for-profit News, in this interview with Tony Mason, president and CEO, of the Indianapolis Urban League. The Urban League in overseeing a $100 million initiative, funded by the Lilly Endowment that focuses on numerous challenges facing the city’s African American community. Tony talks about the work of the initiative, and why it will take a massive effort from local nonprofits and businesses to reach the goal of racial equity in Indianapolis.
Episode 5: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Rebecca Hutton, president and CEO of Leadership Indianapolis about how the pandemic accelerated opportunities for new programming approaches and a more diverse board of directors.
Episode 4: Join Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors as he talks with Andrea Davis, executive director of Hamilton County Area Development, about research on the need and increasing support for more affordable housing options in Hamilton County.
Episode 3: How would you respond if your primary funder decided to move your contract to another provider? In 2021, Child Advocates suddenly was forced to regroup and redefine its work. In this podcast episode, CEO Cindy Booth shares how board and staff leadership moved forward. One year later, Child Advocates 2.0 is growing again with a new contract that is furthering their statewide aspirations.
Episode 2: Join Bryan Orander as he speaks with Dana Stone of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Kim Gutfreund of Dance Kaleidoscope about their upcoming joint performance on May 20-22 and their return to the stage this past season. Kim and Dana both took the reins from high profile, long-term executive directors during the pandemic and have been on the frontlines of leading their organizations, connecting with audiences and supporters, and charting their courses for the future. Tickets at: https://www.icomusic.org/
Episode 1: As she approaches retirement, United Way of Central Indiana’s CEO Ann Murtlow gives her insights on helping the organization create a more focused strategy, embrace technology, and change its operations and a longstanding funding model. Murtlow also reflects on changes in corporate giving and the responsibilities and rewards for those who choose a career path in the nonprofit industry.
Frontline Perspectives Podcast
Job seekers benefit from a coach
Brooke Tichenor of Interview Ally joins Bryan to talk about her work in helping job seekers navigate the challenges of changing jobs, re-entering the workforce and switching sectors.
Raising your Employer Brand in 2022
Chelsea DuKate from Red Envelope HR Consulting joins Bryan to talk about the importance of nonprofits raising their brand as employers and ensuring that the hiring experience is positive for potential applicants. We also talk a little about how job candidates can make the best impression in a video interview.
How inflation and interest rates impact nonprofits
Shannon Blount from Horizon Bank joins Bryan to talk about how inflation and interest rates impact nonprofits and Shannon offers 3 Tips for 2022.
Understanding the UWCI Social Innovation Fund
Ann Murtlow and Jonathan Jones of United Way of Central Indiana join Bryan to discuss the United Ways current priorities and how they are pushing innovation in the local nonprofit sector.
3 tips 2022 for strengthening your board
Jodi Snell of Hedges joins Bryan this week to talk about strengthening your board. Shaneka Pederson and Stephanie Bailey of the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation share their experience in attending the Lead with Purpose board training series that Hedges will offer again in 2022.
3 tips for a healthy organizational culture in 2022
Worried about employee burnout? Christy Shephard of PlanningPlus shares the importance of building a healthy organizational culture through performance-based management.
American giving trends and the Generosity Commission
What lies ahead for charitable giving in 2022? Ted Grossnickle, co-founder of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, talks to Bryan Orander about giving and volunteering trends across the United States and his role in launching the Generosity Commission to turn the tide.
3 tips for resolving board conflict in 2022
Make sure your nonprofit board members are aligned in 2022. Attorney Zac Kester, CEO at Charitable Allies, shares important principles to support effective board work throughout the year.
Learn how natural disasters and economic recessions have impacted legislation
In this Frontline Perspectives podcast, Professor Stephanie Hoffer, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, joins Charitable Advisors’ Bryan Orander to share study insights on this important development.
Capturing Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Organizations
In this podcast, Jeannie Sager shares new research about the amount of charitable giving that goes to organizations that exclusively serve women and girls.
What if you paid your nonprofit staff $100,000/year?
In this conversation, Rich Lapinski, CEO of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, shares how the organization made a dramatic turnaround in the early 2010s and took the innovative approach of paying its house parents more than any similar organization in the country.
How COVID has changed our audits in nonprofits
Join Rob Ford, from Barnes Dennig CPAs to learn how covid has changed how accounting firms are doing virtual audits and how nonprofits should be taking advantage of the aide coming from the federal government.
Racial Inclusion in the Workplace
In Frontline Perspective’s latest podcast, Charitable Advisors’ president, Bryan Orander, interviews Jeremy York with Synergy. Listen to Racial Inclusion in the Workplace.
What does leadership look like coming out of the pandemic?
What does leadership look like coming out of the pandemic? In this conversation, Sara Johnson, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Executive Education at the Paul H. O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs, shares how leadership is changing and the leadership approaches that will be critical as we emerge from the pandemic and the changes it has produced.
3 Tips for 2021 Podcast
With 2021 providing opportunities to overcome many of the challenges currently facing nonprofits, Charitable Advisors has launched a new podcast series that will feature insights from leaders in the industry.
For the inaugural ‘3 Tips for 2021″ podcast, Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed several team members at VonLehman CPA & Advisors to get their advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Zac Kester, Executive Director at Charitable Allies, to get his advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Bill Stanczykiewicz, Director, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, to get his advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Erin Hedges, President, Hedges, to get her advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Angela White, CEO, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates, to get her advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Christine Shepard, Partner, PlanningPlus, to get her advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Ann Merkel, Senior VP & Chief Market Development Officer, National Bank of Indianapolis, to get her advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors, interviewed Dave Voris, VP Regional Manager, Treasury Management, to get his advice on how nonprofits can move forward more successfully in the new year.