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Mar

23

Sat

Fearless Asking: How to Build an Individual Giving Program

Sat, Mar 23, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Mar 23, 2019 12:30 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.

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Tags: Bethany K. Warner, CFRE, nonprofit, workshop, grants, fundraising, how to, Central Library

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Mar

23

Sat

Find Your Stats in a Flash!

Sat, Mar 23, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Mar 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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Apr

06

Sat

Nonprofit Program Development

Sat, Apr 06, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Apr 06, 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.

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Tags: program planning, nonprofit, workshop, discussion, business, Central Library

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Apr

06

Sat

Effective Grant Proposals and Management

Sat, Apr 06, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Apr 06, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

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Tags: nonprofit, leadership, giving, grants, advice, giving program

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Apr

14

Sun

Indianapolis Corgi Limbo & Costume Contest 2019

Sun, Apr 14, 2019 1:00 PM - Sun, Apr 14, 2019 4:00 PM @ Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium

Give Hope, Fight Poverty Chapter at IUPUI presents the first annual Indy Corgi Limbo & Costume Contest!!!! All proceeds benefit Give Hope, Fight Poverty. Watch this page for more information…

Tags: Give Hope, Fight Poverty, nonprofit, benefit, first annual, Indy Corgi Limbo & Costume Contest

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Apr

15

Mon

Developing and Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 6:00 PM - Mon, Apr 15, 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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Jul

27

Sat

Megan’s Ride

Sat, Jul 27, 2019 9:00 AM - Sat, Jul 27, 2019 2:00 PM @ Christ The Savior Lutheran Church

Megan’s Ride
A bicycle ride benefiting Outside the Box.
Join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers, IN.
Register by July 1st for a free t-shirt!

Outside the Box is a unique culture that empowers our participants and staff to become the best versions of themselves. By celebrating successes and building inner wealth, it is our hope that everyone experiences growth during their time at OTB. OTB provides supports that allow our participants to explore different opportunities through our innovative Day Services, Employment Services, and Studio Art Programming. For more information visit www.otbonline.org.

Tags: Outside the Box, benefit, nonprofit, bicycle ride

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Sep

17

Tue

Fearless Asking: How to Build an Individual Giving Program

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.

~ Tickets ~

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Sep

28

Sat

2019 Rocky Ripple Festival

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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Oct

05

Sat

Nonprofit Program Development

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

05

Sat

Effective Grant Proposals and Management

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

07

Mon

Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

12

Sat

Creating and Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

22

Tue

Developing and Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

16

Sat

Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat

IndyVitals

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat

Find Your Stats in a Flash!

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.

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Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Mar

18

Mon

Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 5:30 PM - Mon, Mar 18, 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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Mar

16

Sat

Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Mar 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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Feb

27

Wed

Musical Family Tree Curation Committee Meeting

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 6:00 PM - Wed, Feb 27, 2019 7:00 PM @ Hoy Polloy

The Musical Family Tree Curation Committee is in charge of MFT’s social media, programs, and events. We are looking for local curators to collaborate and spread local music. Musician’s, photographers, educators, journalists, audio engineers, event planners, and local music supporters are all currently working within our committee and we encourage more to join.

Current Curation Projects: EP in a Weekend, IN Covers, Guest Curator Takeover

Tags: Musical Family Tree Curation Committee, volunteer, nonprofit, spread local music

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Feb

22

Fri

ServSafe Workshop

Fri, Feb 22, 2019 8:00 AM - Fri, Feb 22, 2019 6:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

Gain the skills to run your kitchen. Register for We Run This’ ServSafe Workshop to earn your ServSafe Manager Certificate. The class will be Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 8:00am-6:00pm. Lunch and snacks provided for an additional fee. Registration is $100 and includes, class instruction and exam voucher. For more information on the course, please contact [email protected]

Tags: We Run This, ServSafe Manager Certificate, food handling, workshop, nonprofit

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Feb

21

Thu

Sustainable Living Seminar – 2019 Legislative Update

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Feb 21, 2019 8:30 PM @ Carmel Clay Public Library

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032

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Much environmental attention has been focused on decisions in the White House and the US Congress, but decisions made at the Indiana General Assembly matter greatly for Indiana’s environment, and for Indiana’s approach to agriculture, energy, and transportation.

JesseKharbanda

Jesse Kharbanda, the Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, will provide an overview of environmental-related developments in the 2019 Indiana legislative session and how you can actively take part.  Click here to see Hoosier Environmental Council’s current areas of focus for 2019.

Also, new districts for Congress and the state legislature will be drawn in 2021 and if nothing changes, politicians will control the redistricting process and once again, be allowed to pick their voters.  That creates a lot of problems, like non-competitive elections and elected officials who have to please party loyalists, not independent voters.

JuliaVaughnCommonCause

Our second speaker, Julia Vaughn, Policy Director for Common Cause Indiana, will let us know what is happening in Indiana to reform redistricting and how you can help pass legislation to put a bipartisan and diverse group of citizens in charge of drawing maps.  Click here to see Common Cause Indiana.

Tags: environmental-related developments in the 2019 Indiana legislative session, nonprofit, environment, Hoosier Environmental Council, Common Cause, Carmel Green Initiative, Carmel Clay Public Library

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Feb

15

Fri

Healer: Benefit for Indiana Youth Group

Fri, Feb 15, 2019 7:00 PM - Sat, Feb 16, 2019 12:00 AM @ Healer

Hands clasped in noble union, souls steered by compass to our highest selves. Let us join together as humble agents to present a benefit for Indiana Youth Group. Our voices and songs wafting as anointing oils, we present this show to join Indiana Youth Group in their mission of supporting LGBTQ+ youth and to build caring communities. We shall craft the future together.

Our healing guides, you may ask?

Robert Craven
Indian Old School
Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks
Shin Guard

For more on Indiana Youth Group, please visit: http://www.indianayouthgroup.org/

Doors at 7, show at 8
All ages, beer/wine available for those 21+, no outside beverages
$5 for entry, though more will be accepted. All funds raised at the door will be donated to Indiana Youth Group

Tags: live music, art, nonprofit, benefit, Indiana Youth Group, Robert Craven, Indian Old School, Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks, Shin Guard, Healer

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Feb

13

Wed

Environmental Advocate Training

Wed, Feb 13, 2019 7:00 PM - Wed, Feb 13, 2019 9:00 PM @ Indiana Interchurch Center

Join our Outreach Coordinator, Amanda Shepherd, for the next training of HEC’s volunteer program! We will discuss potential roles that you can play in our work across the state, how to engage with citizens and legislators, opportunities for action, actions for the 2019 legislative session, and more.

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Tags: Environmental Advocate Training, Hoosier Environmental Council, nonprofit, Greening the Statehouse

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Feb

11

Mon

Barter School Indy Spring Launch Party

Mon, Feb 11, 2019 6:30 PM - Mon, Feb 11, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Barter School Indy invites everyone to join our Spring Semester Launch Party! This will be a Mexican-style pitch-in so please bring something to share.

This event is open to the public; we encourage you to bring some friends!

At this launch party we’ll announce our Summer Semester classes, which will be held at Rabble Coffee at 6:30pm. Attendees will have first dibs to sign up for the semester; don’t miss out on this opportunity to RSVP for quick-to-fill classes!

Barter School Indy (formerly Trade School Indianapolis) is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Tags: Barter School Indy, Spring Launch Party, volunteering, nonprofit

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Feb

09

Sat

White River Alliance Benefit at Daggers Ball lll

Sat, Feb 09, 2019 9:00 PM - Sun, Feb 10, 2019 2:00 AM @ Irving Theater

Join us for an exquisite and tantalizing evening in your most lavish ensemble and regalia at Dagger’s Ball III to raise funds and awareness for the White River Alliance and Festival! Utilizing the passion and creativity of the music and arts community, suggested donations will grant entry to an art giveaway.

The White River Alliance improves and protects water resources in Central Indiana. They are an alliance of diverse interests and organizations that work together to steward the River and its watershed.

https://thewhiteriveralliance.org/

Suggested donations for entry:
1 entry – $3
2 entries – $5
5 entries – $10
15 entries – $20

Advocates of Change is a 501c3 public charity non-profit inspiring positive change and activism throughout the music and arts community.

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

Tags: The White River Alliance, benefit, nonprofit, Live Music, Irving Theater, Bad Dagger Ball III

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Feb

06

Wed

February Pachamama Alliance Global Call: Discovering the Thrill of Democracy

Wed, Feb 06, 2019 1:30 PM - Wed, Feb 06, 2019 2:45 PM @ https://connect.pachamama.org/global-call

Join the February Pachamama Alliance Global Call, a 75-Minute conference call for this global community.

This call will feature Frances Moore Lappé, author of Daring Democracy, and Pachamama Alliance Co-founder Bill Twist talking about about discovering the thrill of democracy.

At times the political barriers to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet can seem insurmountable. But as Frances says, “It isn’t the magnitude of the challenge that crushes the human spirit, it’s feeling useless.” Come see the possibility for empowering democratic systems that support a thriving, just, and sustainable future in conversation with the global Pachamama Alliance community.

After signing up for the call, you can start discovering the thrill of democracy with this video from Frances.

Tags: Frances Moore Lappé, Daring Democracy, nonprofit, Pachamama Alliance, Bill Twist, monthly call

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Feb

05

Tue

Environment Justice Assembly

Tue, Feb 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Feb 05, 2019 8:00 PM @ Kheprw Institute

The Indy Environmental Justice Assembly is a monthly meeting of Indianapolis residents with the goal of providing space to talk about environmental justice issues in our community, learn from each other and take action together.

We meet every month on the first Tuesday, 6-8pm at Kheprw Institute (3549 Boulevard Place).

You can find the notes to last month’s meeting here: http://bit.ly/2vYACjd

Tags: The Indy Environmental Justice Assembly, Khprew Institute, nonprofit, activism, community

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Feb

01

Fri

Art Open House: Alexis Davenport

Fri, Feb 01, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Feb 01, 2019 10:00 PM @ New Day Craft

Join us and February Artist, Alexis Davenport, for the opening of her First Friday Weave Show here at New Day Craft. Connect with the weavestress herself from 7-10, and enjoy her show throughout the month.

Post Bohemia is a playful approach to traditional weaving.

About:

Born in St. Louis, her family always inspired her to live an intentional life — a life not only about empowering herself, but one that also elevates others. These values guided her to pursue a Philanthropic Studies MA and she graduates this upcoming May. Every Post Bohemia purchase at New Day Craft will support local nonprofit organization, @Growing Places Indy.

Tags: art, Alexis Davenport, traditional weaving, New Day Craft, benefit, nonprofit, Growing Places Indy

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Jan

31

Thu

SAVI Module 2B: Create and Use Client Data

Thu, Jan 31, 2019 9:00 AM - Thu, Jan 31, 2019 11:00 AM @ Polis Center

There are a number of ways to collect data on your clients, your agency, your programs and your communities. If you are interested in exploring these options, this course will help you learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each choice.

Tags: SAVI Module 2B: Create and Use Client Data, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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Jan

29

Tue

Musical Family Tree Curation Committee Meeting

Tue, Jan 29, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Jan 29, 2019 7:00 PM @ Hoy Polloy

The Musical Family Tree Curation Committee is in charge of MFT’s social media, programs, and events. We are looking for local curators to collaborate and spread local music. Musician’s, photographers, educators, journalists, audio engineers, event planners, and local music supporters are all currently working within our committee and we encourage more to join.

In January’s Meeting we will discuss current programs and have a THINK TANK discussion, taking new ideas.

Current Curation Projects: EP in a Weekend, IN Covers, Guest Curator Takeover

Tags: Musical Family Tree Curation Committee, volunteer, nonprofit, spread local music

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Jan

24

Thu

Barter School Indy Monthly Meeting

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Jan 24, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Join our Board Members & Organizers for our BSI Monthly meeting. TOPICS: Our upcoming Spring Semester (March 11th – May 23rd), our Spring Plant sale and MUCH MORE!!!

WHY YOU SHOULD BE THERE:
– do you have some great ideas you want to share?
– are you interested in being more involved?
– give us your thoughts on Barter School Indy!

Tags: Barter School Indy, Monthly Meeting, volunteer, nonprofit, community building, Rabble Coffee

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Jan

19

Sat

Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Jan 19, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators — www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators), comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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Jan

17

Thu

SAVI Module 2A: Find Existing Data

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:30 AM - Thu, Jan 17, 2019 12:30 PM @ Polis Center

Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosing the right dataset. We cover the strengths, weaknesses, and costs of readily available data sets, including SAVI, so you have the information you need to locate the data that’s right for you.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assetts and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Module 2A: Find Existing Data, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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Jan

17

Thu

SAVI Module 1A: Frame the Problem

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 8:30 AM - Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:30 AM @ Polis Center

Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and determine how data can help you get there. This will determine what kind of data you need.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assetts and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Module 1A: Frame the Problem, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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Jan

12

Sat

January PEAK Workday and Potluck

Sat, Jan 12, 2019 11:00 AM - Sat, Jan 12, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Start 2019 off by helping animals and building community!!

This is a great way to meet others in our community, who are committed to helping animals. We’ll spend some time at the beginning connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents. It’s a great way to deepen your connection with the PEAK community. 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, January PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, volunteering, 2019

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Jan

04

Fri

VIP “Professor Animalia” Benefit for Earth Charter Indiana

Fri, Jan 04, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Jan 04, 2019 6:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Step right up! See a special Opening Night VIP preview of the amazing “Professor Animalia’s Menagerie of Struggling Species” show, benefitting Earth Charter Indiana.

This marvelous show includes the amazing works of art, a live performance by Professor Animalia himself, live music by Vess Ruhtenberg, refreshments, wine and beer, and information about Earth Charter Indiana.

After this VIP Benefit, this show opens to First Friday goers.

About Professor Animalia:

Using circus-style sideshow banners, the artists combine whimsical, joyful folk art with the serious subject of extinction. Instead of trapeze artists or sword swallowers, the banners feature “struggling” species like the Indiana bat, the black rhino and the monarch butterfly. Over a dozen banners will each feature a different endangered species.

This concept reflects a culmination of Bloomington-based artists Joe and Bess Lee’s past experiences, both professionally and personally: Joe’s work with actual circuses and as an illustrator and Bess’s career as a public school art teacher and painter. Animalia is a reflection of these experiences as individual artists and concerned citizens. Their intent is to create art and community to highlight the fragility of the planet and its species.

About Earth Charter Indiana:

ECI was established in 2001, and has worked statewide to establish a just, peaceful and sustainable Indiana. ECI’s educational programs include Resilient Indiana and Youth Power Indiana, creating intergenerational collaboration on climate action, environmental stewardship, and civic leadership. www.earthcharterindiana.org

Your Ticket for this event is a donation to ECI and your gift can do amazing things! If you wish to support local, intergenerational climate action, here’s what your contribution can do:

$2,500 – youth-led zero waste cafeteria program at one school
$1,000 – food waste cafeteria audit at one school
$500 – startup recycling program at one school
$100 – one kid to pay for climate camp
$75 – 50 kids to experience and learn about mass transit
$50 – for live tree planting and maintenance at Climate Leadership Summit

Tags: First Fridays, benefit, Earth Charter Indiana, ecology, sustainability, Harrison Center, activism, nonprofit

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