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Nov

16

Sat
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Nov 16, 2019 3:30 PM @ Central Library

Make sure you have the groundwork that must be in place before your new nonprofit organization can thrive. Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This workshop walks you through the steps to defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and building an effective board. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch as there are few lunch options close by and time is limited. This workshop is designed for those seeking to establish a new nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

IndyVitals is a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County. Designed to help community and civic leaders, non-profit and philanthropic partners, and others working to improve neighborhoods, IndyVitals helps to easily identify the diverse strengths and challenges across Indy with the goal of focusing resources and investments in ways that are most relevant to the true needs of Indy’s communities.

City staff will explain the philosophy behind IndyVitals, how neighborhoods were grouped into neighborhood areas, and provide an in-depth demonstration of how to use IndyVitals to learn more about your community.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Library

Do you need to know how to access the latest population numbers for your area? Do you want Jobs and Income data? Are you applying for a grant and need authoritative facts, figures, and findings? Will you need data to tell your community’s story to stakeholders and funders this year?

Your Indiana State Data Center @ the Indiana State Library is a free service for your research needs.

This ½ day workshop will familiarize you with the services we provide, introduce you to several key Indiana Data Resources, and give specific examples for finding data for grant proposals.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 1:00 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 3:00 PM @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church

Homes For All Indy CLT Coalition meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 1pm. Open to the public, the group meets to discuss and explore the use of Community Land Trusts as a way to provide and maintain permanent affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. Please enter at the double doors close to the playground on the south side of the building. There is a daycare at the church so the doors are all locked. We will let you in. If you arrive late and no one is there to let you in, you can buzz in at the office door. If you are driving, the parking lot to the east or street parking is available.

Tags: Homes For All Indy CLT Coalition, Community Land Trusts, Social Justice, nonprofit

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 7:00 PM - Sat, Nov 02, 2019 12:00 AM @ Old National Centre

Join us November 1 for an evening with Papadosio and Thriftworks to raise funds and awareness for the Indiana Wildlife Federation! Donations made at the booth will grant entry to an art giveaway.

The IWF is a state-wide, non-profit organization comprising of individuals and over 50 organizations working to promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through advocacy, education, and action.

Learn more here: www.indianawildlife.org

Suggested donations are as follows:

1 entry = $3
2 entries = $5
5 entries = $10
15 entries = $20

Advocates of Change is a national, non-profit organization inspiring positive change and activism throughout the music and arts community.

Questions?? – [email protected]
www.theadvocatesofchange.com

Tags: Indiana Wildlife Federation, benefit, nonprofit, Advocates of Change, Papadosio, Concert, Live Music

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 11:00 AM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 9:00 PM @ Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation has partnered with Union Jack Pub to help raise funds for our legacy, education and performance initiatives. Please join us on Wednesday, October 23rd anytime from 11:00AM – 9PM to enjoy a meal for a great cause! Mention the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and 20% of your meal price will be donated back to usPlease RSVP and let us know if you can make it!

Tags: Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, nonprofit, benefit, Union Jack Pub, Dine Out for a Cause

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Oct

22

Tue
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Oct 22, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

As the governing body of a nonprofit, an effective and enthusiastic board of directors or board of trustees can make all the difference. This workshop will review best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. These include nomination, cultivation and recruitment practices; board orientation, assessment, strategic planning, fundraising, fiscal oversight, board/staff relations, effective meeting and reporting strategies, and more. Presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle in the Knall Meeting Room.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:00 AM - Thu, Oct 31, 2019 8:00 AM @ https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=1608

2019 PEAK Online Auction! This is a part of our end of year fundraising for the everyday cost of operating a farmed animal sanctuary. The Auction will commence live at our event, PEAKsgiving VI, on Nov. 2nd, at 3:30PM. Winners will be announced afterwards. You do not have to be present at the event to win. We will send you an invoice following the event, if you win.

** Help us raise vital funds by sharing this on-line auction with your pals! **

Thank you to all the amazing organizations and individuals that donated and created beautiful arts and crafts for the care of our residents.

Uplands PEAK Sanctuary exclusively rescues, advocates for, and provides lifelong sanctuary to farmed animals like pigs, cows, goats, turkeys, and chickens. Just last year we moved to a 105+ acre farm in Freedom, IN. This year, we’ve taken in 10 new rescues that will live out their lives at the sanctuary receiving individualized care and love for the rest of their days.

Tags: 2019 PEAK Online Auction, Uplands PEAK Farm Animal Sanctuary, nonprofit, benefit, vegan

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, October PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, vegan, volunteering, 2019, vegan

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

Many nonprofits are born out of the passion and vision of a founder. But, for your nonprofit to flourish beyond the tireless dedication of that founder, for it to mature and live on no matter who is in the driver’s seat, you need to create a thoughtful, realistic organizational plan. Not just one plan, but several. Unfortunately, after hours of group effort, many small nonprofit plans collect dust. You need to complete tasks in the plans you create. That takes planned structure and discipline. We’ll speed through the basics of good planning and introduce several formats and tools to explore later that may help you build and work your plans. We’ll send you on your way with next steps you plan to take!

Presented by Anne Hudson.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

10

Thu
Thu, Oct 10, 2019 5:30 PM - Thu, Oct 10, 2019 7:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

Join Indy Convergence Thursday October 10 for a casual open house. Experience our space, see new work from Jacmel Arts Center, and learn about our holiday rental opportunities! Book your event on Thursday and get 10% your rental rate!

Beverages provided.

Tags: Indy Convergence, nonprofit, tour Jacmel Arts Center

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Oct

07

Mon
Mon, Oct 07, 2019 5:30 PM - Mon, Oct 07, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

Increasing in prominence as a tool for enhanced efficiency and strengthened service delivery, collaboration’s advantages, disadvantages, potential, and pitfalls must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization. Presented by Maury Plambeck.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Library

This workshop will provide a practical approach to developing the most effective grant-seeking strategies for your organization. You will learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

You cannot win funding for your nonprofit without an effective program plan. In this workshop, you will discover the main components of a solid program plan, one that will help provide quality services to your community. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

04

Fri
Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 9:00 PM @ Fletcher Place Arts

Indy VegFest is hosting a bake sale on Friday, October 4 from 6-9 pm at Fletcher Place Arts, 642 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.

All proceeds will benefit Border Kindness, a nonprofit that provides migrants, refugees, and the displaced with comprehensive services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Learn more about Border Kindness at https://borderkindness.org/

All baked goods will be vegan. Gluten-free options will be available. There will also be beverages available for purchase.

If you’re able to provide baked goods for the sale, please contact Indy VegFest at [email protected]

Tags: Vegan, Indy VegFest, Vegan Bake Sale, benefit, nonprofit, Border Kindness

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 11:00 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 6:00 PM @ Rocky Ripple

Celebrating 20 years of grass roots festival fun in the park! Six bands, over eighty booths of artists, local food and craft beer vendors, interactive kids zone. More….

Tags: 2019 Rocky Ripple Festival, nonprofit, community

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 3:15 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for our monthly educational tours! You must reserve a spot on-line, space is limited. Uplands PEAK is located in Freedom, Indiana. There are 3 tour times each month.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM 12:15 PM-1:30 PM 2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Ticket Info: http://uplandspeaksanctuary.org/visit/

PEAK educational tours last about and hour and 15 minutes. The tours are guided by the Co-Founders, Mark and Michelle Pruitt. You will go into some animal pastures, barns, coops, etc. During a tour you will learn about our residents’ rescues stories, personalities, and more. We also provide information about standard practices in the animal agriculture industry. After a tour you are welcome to walk the property paths, around the fences, sit by the pond or the picnic tables.

Our newly renovated Gift Shop/Community Lounge offers PEAK merch, reading materials, vegetarian starter kits, beverages and snacks.

Please note: Our residents interact with guests on their terms and we expect that all visitors respect their preferences and personal space. This is their home and their needs come first. We reserve the right to adapt the tour as we deem necessary based on resident health, concerns, and or weather!

Closed-toed shoes are required for tours. Please keep in mind this is a farm, there is dirt, mud, and poop! Some pastures are bumpy, dusty, etc. Be prepared for walking!

If you are making it a day trip 10-20 minutes away:
McCormick Creek State Park
Civilian Corporation Brewery (vegan options)

In Bloomington, 30 minutes away:
The Owlery Restaurant (vegetarian restaurant)
Rainbow Bakery (all vegan)

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, Farm Tour, Farm Visiting Day, nonprofit, volunteering, 2019, vegan

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Sep

26

Thu
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Sep 26, 2019 8:30 PM @ Private Residence

No longer is Climate Change a future scenario for the Earth, it is now a Climate Crisis.

As people of faith we ask:

* How can we avert this crisis?*

*What can we do to mitigate its growing threat, especially to the most vulnerable among us?*

*Where do we find hope for a greener world?*

Please join us for a special evening to acknowledge the environmental crisis around us and to explore pathways toward a healthier planet.

Enjoy the fellowship of other Earth advocates while sampling variety food and sipping wine in an enchanting, pastoral setting.

Together, we can make a difference.

Register to join us today!

https://hoosieripl.salsalabs.org/fallfundraiser2019

Tags: Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, Climate Change, nonprofit, activism

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Sep

21

Sat
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 6:00 PM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 11:00 PM @ The Crane Bay Event Center

About the Event

Alphabet Affair Presented by the Letter U!

Alphabet Affair is Indy’s premier fundraiser and celebration for adult and family literacy education. This year, we are taking a journey into the unknown to provide attendees with a unique and unparalleled experience! Join us for this unforgettable event!

A Few Things to Expect

Food, Drinks, Live Music, Silent Auction, a Live Ask, and Plenty of Opportunities to Give.

Want to Learn Even More?
Click here for our Alphabet Affair FAQ!

Sponsorship Packages are Still Available!

We would be happy to share details with you. Call us at (317) 275-4041 or email [email protected].

Tags: Indy’s premier fundraiser and celebration for adult and family literacy education, nonprofit, benefit, Gala, Indy Reads

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Sep

21

Sat
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

Brunch, networking, training and discussion on Building Community Wealth through Social Capital!

This session will feature:

– FREE brunch & chance to meet new people
– Training session on telling stories that create the future by long-time Kheprw community member and filmmaker Keenan Rhodes
– Discussion on the meaning of “community wealth” facilitated by Diop Adisa and Rasul Palmer.

Participants will learn tools and skills for building community wealth through social capital. Let’s eat good food and build it out together. Come connect and learn with other community builders!

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This is part of a monthly third Saturday series leading up to the launch of the Kheprw Entrepreneurial Incubator. The incubator is a collaboration of Kheprw Institute, KI NuMedia, Scarabys Consulting and others to create an engine to build community wealth through social capital in Indianapolis. Learn more at http://incubator.kheprw.org.

Tags: Building Community Wealth through Social Capital, nonprofit, social justice, Kheprw Institute

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Sep

17

Tue
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Sep 17, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

Giving data shows that 80 percent of the funds nonprofits raise comes from individual donors, yet
much of the focus of fundraising is often on grants and corporate gifts. This session will help you
understand the basics of an annual giving program and give you an opportunity to practice asking with
confidence. Asking for financial support for your program shouldn’t be scary – learn to be fearless in
your asking! This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Presented by Indianapolis Public Library Foundation staff member Bethany K. Warner, CFRE, in the Knall Meeting Room.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Sep

07

Sat
Sat, Sep 07, 2019 5:30 PM - Sat, Sep 07, 2019 7:30 PM @ Teas Me Cafe Indy

PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kind of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.Attendees pay a nominal entry fee and that fee provides them with dinner, beverages and one vote. Guests then hear the innovative ideas of locally based entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is given 3-5 minutes to pitch their ideas and concepts to an audience who will then vote for the one they like the most.The winner of this “PitchFeast” event will receive 50 % of the money collected at the door, in addition to other professional services that contribute to the development of the business, non-profit and or social project.Join us and Tamika Catchings as we team up to host an event geared towards the young professional entrepreneurs from the Indianapolis area!

Teas’s Me is Indianapolis’ premier tea bar and cafe. Dedicated to providing their customers with a complete tea experience. Find out more at www.teasmeindy.com.

Tickets can also be purchased using the Givelify app. http://www.givelify.com**Locate Pitchfeast and make a $20.00 donation with your name, that is considered a ticket purchase.

*************DOORS OPEN AT 5:30, PROGRAM BEGINS AT 6:00*****************************

Please email [email protected] you are interested in Pitching in this event, details will be posted shortly as to how to apply!

Tags: PitchFeast, nonprofit, crowdfunding dinner, winner gets funding, incubator

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Aug

10

Sat
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Aug 10, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, August PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, volunteering, vegan, 2019

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