Job Opportunity: Special Olympics Indiana – Northeast Regional Manager

Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN) is searching for highly motivated, caring, self-starter to join our Leadership Team! Special Olympics is an experience that is energizing, healthy, skillful, welcoming and joyful.

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching nearly 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches more than 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
Our team is growing and we looking to hire a Fort Wayne-based Regional Manager to lead local programs in Northeast Indiana.

The Regional Manager will work with volunteers, Special Olympic athletes, families and other professionals and are responsible for the oversight of Special Olympic County programs in his/her specific region of Indiana which includes; coordinating training for volunteers and coaches, directing county leadership, and raising sufficient funds to offset the regional budget. The Regional Manager will work in concert with the SOIN office to ensure alignment with statewide goals and coverage of selected events and initiatives.


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Reflections on BLF14: Post #10 – Sustainability and Income Streams

Reflections on 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Carrie Minnich. This is the fifth of  several reviews by Carrie.

GOB Washington

The GOB in front of the Washington Monument. Carrie Minnich is standing far right

Open the Floodgates to Sustainability: Seven Income Streams, Endless Variations (Karen Eber Davis)

Nonprofits need money to survive. Some people hear “nonprofit” and think it means the organization does not make a profit; however, that is not true. Nonprofits need to raise funds to support their mission. Often times, the task of seeking out new funding sources falls on the board.

Here is a list of seven revenue options discussed during the session that your nonprofit may be able utilize:

1. Mission revenue – Fees charged for services.
2. Individuals – Individuals provide the largest source of donated income through contributions, fund raising events, telephone solicitation, special events, bequests, major gifts, online giving, lead trust, match, mail campaign, endowment, charitable lead trust, year end giving, sometimes memberships.
3. Governments – Nonprofits help governments to achieve their goals and in return governments (federal, state and local) provide funds to nonprofits.
4. Foundations – Foundation giving actually makes up less than what most people think.
5. Corporate – Contributions and sponsorships.
6. Unrelated income – Income that is not related to the organization’s exempt purpose.
7. In-kind – Non-cash goods and services or the use of facilities.

Your organization should utilize a mix of funding sources in order to sustain your organization. Relying on one source of revenue may have a detrimental effect on the organization.

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Job Opportunity: Lutheran School – Executive for Advancement

Lutheran South Unity School, a K-8 consolidated Lutheran school Schooloperated by four LCMS congregations in Fort Wayne, is seeking highly motivated candidates for the position of Lead Executive for Advancement.

This new position will be responsible for the coordination of all fundraising, marketing, and special projects for the Institution; including annual giving, planned giving and Alumni efforts. The ideal candidate has exptensive experience in fund-raising, community and church involvement, and strong persuasion skills. To view details and the full job description, please visit .

Interested candidates please email your résumé/CV with cover letter, a Statement of Faith, and three professional reference contacts in PDF format to Nancy Krumm, Committee Chair, at


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Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Center for Learning – Part-time Instructors

fwcl_logo_main_rounded_0Fort Wayne Center for Learning is currently seeking Part-Time instructors qualified to work with students struggling to succeed in the academic environment.

We work one-on-one in a clinical setting in order to build reading, math, comprehension, writing, and academic success skills.

Primary Role: Instruct students with learning challenges in the following areas: reading, spelling, math, comprehension, writing, and academic performance management using the processing-based programs, methods, philosophies, strategies, and techniques implemented by the center.

  • Write informal student progress reports
  • Participate in weekly professional development
  • Complete office work such as: maintaining a clean and organized clinical environment, copying forms, stocking and organizing program materials.
  • Participating in fundraising and community awareness events sponsored by FWCL or in which the center participates.


  • Minimum 60 hours college credit toward a degree in the education/human services field.
  • Pass the tests and aptitude screening administered by FWCL.
  • Minimum high school math proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to be trained on and implement the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes © programs.
  • Ability to:
    • communicate clearly and professionally;
    • maintain a positive, optimistic attitude;
    • motivate students;
    • solve problems collaboratively;
    • act as a team;
    • be flexible, willing to grow, learn, and work in a fluid environment.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to:

Fort Wayne Center for Learning

ATTN: Jessica Patton

2510 East Dupont Road, Suite 203Fort Wayne, IN 46825Fax: 260-469-3926


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Get Connected: Registration Open to Emerging Leaders of All Ages

  Nonprofit Speed Dating | May 7 | Register by May 5 Get Connected is a Nonprofit Speed Dating event for Allen County nonprofit organizations and emerging leaders who want to make a difference in the community. If you are a Get on Board Bootcamp graduate or an individual who is interested in supporting nonprofits, through […]

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Reflections on BLF14: Post #9 – Get on Board Committee

Reflections on 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Carrie Minnich. This is the fourth of  several reviews by Carrie. Designing Community-Level Support for Emerging Board Leaders  (Lettice Haver and Carrie Minnich) The Get on Board Committee was extremely grateful for the opportunity to share our work with others at the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Washington, […]

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