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The consolidated organization is now serving Hendricks, Hancock, Marion and Hamilton counties.
The Carmel philanthropist says it starts by activating young voters, which is why she recently gave a significant donation to Indiana Young Democrats to help the group bring the Young Democrats of America National Convention to Indianapolis.
In a quest to create permanently affordable housing, about 25 Indianapolis community groups and development corporations have formed the Community Land Trust Coalition.
Banking is more expensive for the people who most need it to be affordable, a reality that experts say plays a significant role in preventing many Hoosiers from snapping the cycle of poverty.
An alumnus and former board of trustees chairman who made part of his fortune as a major Taco Bell franchisee has pledged a $5 million gift to Butler University, the university announced Tuesday.
Growth in charitable giving in the United States slowed in 2018, possibly as a result of the 2017 tax reform bill, according to an annual report that tracks American giving patterns. But the decline wasn’t as big as many predicted.
Josh Driver, founder of Selfless.ly, which sells cloud-based software for managing corporate social responsibility programs, says volunteer PTO is an increasingly important part of benefits packages. In fact, nearly one quarter of companies now pay employees to spend their time and energy with a not-for-profit.
Employees are not always fulfilled by their work. That can lead to expensive turnover, poor performance or disengagement. Empowering your staff to find purpose during work time creates loyalty to your company and helps fill the gaps their employment may not be creating at the moment.
“Our central focus as a company is always to make lives better. … It’s a value that is core to every single employee who works here. So if we can have programs that reinforce that we are a company that is focused on making lives better, then we are doing something that connects to our mission and reminds our employees what really matters to us as a company.”
Business leaders recognize today that they and their companies have the ability to positively impact their community through volunteerism efforts. Many see it as a responsibility.
Experts in corporate social responsibility, or CSR, say such programs are at least in part driven by millennials in the workforce and are almost necessary today to attract and maintain top talent.
The donation from the philanthropic arm of tech firm Salesforce will be used to support career-development programs at Indianapolis Public Schools and Ivy Tech Community College.
The donation will be used to establish the Miller Family Fund for Success, which will help support Goodwill’s education, health and employment programs.
Two Indiana cousins are fighting for control of a Christian media empire started by their grandfather, trading accusations of deceit, corporate malfeasance, harassment and abuse.
Forrest and Charlotte Lucas have continued to host not-for-profit events and what they say are private weddings at their West 116th Street property, despite being turned down for a zoning variance by the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals in 2017.
Redevelopment experts are confident the west side will see a jolt in property values and development opportunities as plans to extend a Speedway trail both east and west move forward.