Gary airport continues expansion
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority Board approved a contract with Burling Builders to start construction on a new corporate hangar. The new structure, known as the East Corporate Hanger, will cost nearly $1.3 million and is in line with the airport’s development plan. No tenant has been announced. “This is an exciting time at the ...
The impact of diversity on nonprofit boards
President and General Manager
The area of diversity has been studied extensively for years. We have been told — and data has proven — that the more diverse businesses, organizations and politics are, the better for everyone. However, until recently, very little data has been developed that correlates diversity on ...
Closing the Gap
Women and people of color are severely underrepresented within nonprofit leadership, here’s why and how to change that.
By Brittany King
In 2016, CEO and President of United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Ann Murtlow attended a conference on behalf of three corporate boards (Wabash National Corporation, Great Plains Energy and First Internet ...
Tips for Diversifying Your Nonprofit Board
Making a nonprofit board more diverse and inclusive won’t happen overnight and changing a culture takes time. Here are some steps leaders in nonprofit can take to make sure their organization is headed in the right direction to become part of the solution and not the problem.
Take inventory of your current board’s strengths and weakness...
They get it!
Leadership Indianapolis’ board exemplifies diversity in its truest form
By Grace Michaels
Experts have ingrained the word diversity in our minds for eons, however, for some businesses and organizations, actually applying the principles has been challenging.
Angela White, senior consultant and CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associa...
Indiana nonprofits work to close gender pay gap
By Oseye Boyd
When Jan Virgin learned she made less money as executive director of Dance Kaleidoscope than the male artistic director, she demanded pay equity.
“I wouldn’t stand for it,” Virgin said. “One day we were talking and said, ‘This is absolutely ridiculous. We do the same ...
A path to nonprofit
Multiple roads available to nonprofit success
By IMBM staff
There is no one way to end up at a nonprofit organization, the three leaders below talk about their journey into the nonprofit world. One thing the all agreed on, if you don’t have a passion for the organization you’re serving, you won’t enjoy the work.
Ashley Jordan, ...
Ahead of the curve
Protections against sexual harassment not new for nonprofits
By Oseye Boyd
It started with a ripple here: The Women’s March in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump’s treatment of women’s issues.
A wave there: Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s blog detailing sexual harassment at the company.
Eventually, the ...
Tips on taxes
How the new tax act could affect your nonprofit
By Brandon A. Perry
Nonprofit organizations across America have been on alert since passage of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The law contains the most sweeping changes to the tax code in over 30 years, which affects both nonprofit organizations and their donors.
Charitable giving is expected ...
Lafayette and West Lafayette offer small-town charm
By Arriel Vinson
The Wabash River passes through both Lafayette and West Lafayette, two historic Indiana cities. Lafayette was founded in 1825, with West Lafayette being founded about 35 years later. West Lafayette has about 42,000 residents on top of Lafayette’s 71,000 residents. Home to ...