The Chronicle of Philanthropy: How America Gives 2014 Study

Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy has released its 2014 “How America Gives” study. The study was based on aggregated data from 2012, the most recent year with available IRS tax data. This data was, in turn, compared with data from 2006 in order to determine percentage rates of change. Giving was tracked at the state, county, metropolitan-area, and Zip code levels.

The ranking of zip codes and counties was based on the ratio of an individual’s AGI to the total amount of their itemized charitable giving. Total amount tracked was $180 billion which, according to Giving USA accounts for approximately 80% of total giving in 2012.



Job Opportunity: Clincal Director for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

POSITION: Clinical Director

The Clinical Director will provide clinical supervision to the client
advocate staff, facilitating the delivery of evidence‐based and culturally‐competent practices. The Clinical Director will also be responsible for program evaluation and client data management. This new staff position will be part of a three person team including Program Director of Education and Program Director of Services. This team will be responsible for all aspects of programming designed to serve cancer patients and their families.

Reports To: President and CEO

See Responsibilities and Qualifications below.



Job Opportunity: Marketing and Events Coordinator for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

POSITION: Marketing and Events Coordinator

The Marketing and Events Coordinator will plan and implement fund‐raising events as well as assist the Development and Marketing Director with marketing and public relations efforts. The individual must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, be highly organized, and interact
thoughtfully with donors and volunteers. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position is part-time.

Reports To: Development and Marketing Director

See full Responsibilities and Qualifications below.



Job Opportunity: Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc. Technical Director

POSITION: Technical Director

The Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc. is seeking a full-time Technical Director. Bachelor’s degree in production technology or a related field and at least two years related experience in a performing arts facility or auditorium are preferred. Touring experience and/or professional concert and Broadway production experience is a plus.

Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Jared Duymovic, Programming Director,

Or mail to Embassy Theatre, c/o Programming Director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 by Oct. 31, 2014.


Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana

POSITION: Executive Director

The Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of DSANI’s operations with expectation of expanding DSANI’s presence in the community. Key areas of responsibility include advocacy, outreach to new families, educators, support systems and local healthcare professionals, fundraising and establishing relationships with our membership and other advocacy groups. To be successful, the experienced candidate must be a natural leader with a strong entrepreneurial spirit focused towards growth, capable of working independently while under the direction of the Board of Directors.



Job Opportunity: Assistant Treatment Director at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth

POSITION: Assistant Treatment Director

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of America is a leading national nonprofit organization providing a full continuum of services for youth in the child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice systems.

The Assistant Treatment Director is responsible for the clinical oversight of all therapeutic cases and/or those that are defined for clinical oversight as required by contract within the communities served in the Fort Wayne division.

This position is Full Time, Regular, with Benefits.


  • Monitoring programs to ensure proper implementation according to the program design and individual contract specifications and on-going effectiveness.
  • Review file documentation for accuracy and compliance with SAFY’s program design, contracts and COA guidelines for those cases assigned.
  • Review and sign case notes; treatment plans, incident reports and quarterly reports.
  • In conjunction with intake person, determine eligibility of referrals as well as assist in identifying appropriate homes based upon clinical appropriateness.
  • Monitor, track and address expirations of dispositions for the division.
  • Provide monthly clinical review and supervision review through individual hourly sessions with each worker carrying such cases to include the development of the applicable assessment, and assisting the workers in the development of clinical treatment goals;  interventions and performance.

A full list of duties may be found at the application link below.


  • Masters Degree
  • Experience of 3 years in the field of social work in a child welfare environment preferred, with one of those years in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
  • Must hold and maintain the appropriate highest level of license LMFT/LMHC/LCSW

To apply: Complete the online process here.


Job Opportunity: Early Childhood Alliance Paths to QUALITY Coach/Education Specialist

POSITION: Paths to QUALITY Coach/Education SpecialistEarly Childhood Alliance

The Paths to QUALITY Coach/Educations Specialist is responsible for implementing on-site support and for developing and implementing professional development activities for early care and education programs.

The Specialist will also provide on-site support activities including observing and assessing environment and early care and education practices, role-modeling and on-site training. The position assists in the planning and implementation of professional development activities that are competency based, meet quality early care and education standards and reflect adult learning principles.



National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration Breakfast | November 13, 2014

NPDYou are invited to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Northeast Indiana Chapter 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration Breakfast.

National Philanthropy Day was instituted by AFP in an effort to bring attention to the significant assistance individuals give to community based organizations. This day is set aside to recognize individuals who donate their time, financial, and other resources for the enrichment of the community and the world in which we live.

Whether they give locally, nationally or internationally, the bottom line is that philanthropic giving enables nonprofit organizations to assist others, hence the National Philanthropy Day mantra, Change the World with a Giving Heart.

Each year the local AFP chapter recognizes exceptional philanthropic and volunteer contributions in Northeast Indiana on National Philanthropy Day.

Reserve your seats for the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration Breakfast on-line before November 10, 2014 at

Tickets are just $15 for AFP Members and $20 for Non-AFP members.

AFPNEI will announce the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist Awards during the National Philanthropy Day Celebration.

Register Now! (more…)

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A Fundraiser’s Journey: End of Year Asks

Kelly picKelly Updike for PCNRC, A Fundraiser’s Journey series

Tree leaves are turning gold and red, lying in small piles on the still-green lawn. This pretty picture outside means it’s time to be inside planning your end-of-year solicitation letter!

A lot of gifts are made at the end of each calendar year. Here’s your checklist on making a great impact and standing out from the crowd:

  •  Clean up your mailing list. No list? Create one by listing everyone on whom you have an impact, from your board to your vendors. Now and in the past. Look up all their contact information. Be sure to use actual names, as you need to personalize each letter.
  • Set a goal. You should always have a plan in mind. What if you raised $3,000 from this appeal? What would you do with it? Tell this to the donors. You also should keep track of the costs you incur from this project and strive for revenue that is much more than expenses.


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Learn About the Knight Cities Challenge – October 17, 2014

kcclogoThe Knight Cities Challenge is now open for applications asking people to submit ideas that address the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The challenge is offering a share of $5 million for new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.

The challenge has just two rules:

A submission may come from anywhere, but the project must take place in or benefit one or more of the 26 Knight communities such as Fort Wayne.

The idea should focus on one or more of three key drivers of city success:

  • Talent: Ideas that help cities attract and keep the best and brightest
  • Opportunity: Ideas that create economic prospects and break down divides
  • Engagement: Ideas that spur connection and civic engagement

Applying to the Knight Cities Challenge is easy. There are only two brief questions; each one is limited to 150 words.

To enter and for more information, go to and answer a few questions by November 14th at 5 pm EST. Follow @knightfdn and #KnightCities on Twitter for updates.

Want to learn more?

When: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Where: The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, 555 East Wayne Street, 46802

Knight staff will be available virtually to answer questions.


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