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IndyFringe’s retiring CEO leaves behind a case study on how to put an arts organization on solid ground

by Shari Finnell, editor, Not for Profit News After more than 15 years at the helm of the IndyFringe, Pauline Moffat decided it was time to activate a succession plan — identifying and hiring her replacement as CEO for the annual theater arts festival. While Moffat previously had given some consideration to this phase in […]

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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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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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How are Nonprofits Evolving in the Midst of a Pandemic?

Four local nonprofits share their strategies for staying on mission — in spite of unprecedented challenges by Shari Finnell, editor, Not-for-Profit News With Indiana approaching its ninth month of a deadly pandemic and another surge in cases, local nonprofit organizations are continuing to explore what it means to adapt. While many have implemented major changes, […]

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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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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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NFPN Perspectives: 20 Years of Supporting Central Indiana’s Nonprofit Community

By Shari Finnell, writer/editor Charitable Advisors When Bryan Orander launched Not-for-Profit News in 2001, the internet had not yet reached its saturation point; only 52 percent of American adults reported using it at the time, according to the Pew Research Center. And Orander considered the e-newsletter as nothing more than a project to keep him […]

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A helping hand for fundraisers

By Pamela Clark, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Since 2008, Nathan Hand has raised money for causes he believes in. Working for nonprofits like Christel House, School on Wheels, and the Mind Trust, he has gained a wide range of both field and management experience.  The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy alumnus shared […]

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Changing language of nonprofits

By Louise Lee, reporter, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Terms like “data” and “framework” are commonly used by science and health organizations. Nonprofits tackling civil and social justice issues refer to “empowerment,” while more business-oriented nonprofits often use the terms “performance” and “impact.” But new research by Stanford GSB professor Walter W. Powell shows […]

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