Job Opportunity – Embassy Theatre Positions

Embassy TheatreThe Embassy Theatre is a busy downtown Fort Wayne nonprofit, historical venue with many stage and private events. It has increased bookings thanks to a spring 2016 completion of a ballroom, rooftop patio and new bars. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Employees are needed in the following positions:

Event Associates

Work shows and special events and in the box office. This year-round part-time position requires evening and weekend hours. $9-$12 per hour. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Kelly Maahs, or mail to Embassy Theatre, front of house director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by Oct. 14.


Applicants for this part-time position must have a current Indiana alcohol permit, documentation of having completed the state-required alcohol class and proven experience working in a fast-paced, high volume environment as a bartender. Experience working catered events is a plus. Salary range is $14-$16 plus tips for special/catered events and $4.75-$6 plus tips for stage events. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Megan Lytle, or mail to Embassy Theatre, front of house manager, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802,
by Oct. 14.

Patron Services Ticketing Associate

Work in the box office with excellent teamwork, retail, customer service and financial skills. Experience in a box office setting with Ticketmaster preferred. This full-time position requires evening and weekend hours. Starting at $15 per hour. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Kelly Updike, or mail to Embassy Theatre, executive director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by Oct. 14.

Executive Assistant

Provide administrative support to the executive director and executive team. This is a new full-time position. Starting at $15 per hour. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Kelly Updike, or mail to Embassy Theatre, executive director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by Oct. 14.

Programming Manager

This new full-time position will manage Embassy-originated programming events, advance shows and serve as backup to programming director. Salary begins at $47,500 and requires evening and weekend hours. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Jared Duymovic, or mail to Embassy Theatre, programming director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by Oct. 14.

Serve Indiana Webinars – September 26th and 29th

serve-indianaThe Serve Indiana Commission is providing upcoming training and technical assistance calls for organizations regarding the FY2017 Grant Competition for AmeriCorps* State funding.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations for the purpose of supporting AmeriCorps members and addressing community needs. An AmeriCorps Member is an individual who is enrolled in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service members receive an education award from the National Service Trust. CNCS awards AmeriCorps State Formula funds to Governor-appointed state service commissions. Serve Indiana is responsible for administering these funds and overseeing all of the AmeriCorps grants awarded to the state.

To access application materials, please visit

Please see the information below on upcoming calls.

Introduction to AmeriCorps:
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET
For questions including appropriate AmeriCorps member service activities, staffing for the program, grantee responsibilities, or any other question related to program design or program management.

Conference Line: Dial – 712-432-0383   Access- 417071#

Webinar link:

Application Process:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  ET
For questions about the AmeriCorps grant application selection criteria, grant review process, or any other questions that need to be addressed in order to complete your application.

Conference Line: Dial – 712-432-0383  Access- 417071#

Webinar link:

Job Opportunity: Center for Nonviolence – FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program Facilitator

center for nonviolence.jpgThe Center for Nonviolence has one position available.

FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program Facilitator

Position Description:    

This staff person will be part of the Youth Collective and assume joint responsibility for maintaining the quality of the Youth Program as well as direct service and outreach.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Group facilitation: Planning and facilitating groups in schools or other community settings.
  2. Performing administrative and reporting requirements for the FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program.
  3. Curriculum and activity development for the FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program.
  4. Attend assigned trainings and continuing education to remain current in practice.
  5. Participation in designated inter-program, agency-wide, and community activities.
  6. Participation in the collective decision making process.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of, and commitment to, gender equality and the feminist perspective, the empowerment and equality of all cultural groups served by CfN as well as the ending of oppression based on race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual     orientation, class, religion or disability.
  2. Commitment to nonviolent practice in personal and professional life.
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, attentive to detail, well organized, dependable, productive, and function well under deadlines and multiple priorities.
  5. Ability to relate well to staff, school administrators and individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, particularly low income.
  6. Professional commitment to confidentiality and ethics.
  7. Bilingual applicants and people of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
  8. Professional training or education in ethics, social work, social services or human services a plus.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume via email ( or mail to The Center for Nonviolence

Allen Superior Court Conference on Youth – October 13th, 2016

Building Resilient YOUTH and YOUTH WORKERS: A Trauma-Informed Approach

greatkids_logoWhen: Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805)

Cost: $40 Registration Fee ($60 after September 28th)

Register ONLINE with no additional fees!

Keynote speakers are:

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP – Our Kids are Not Broken: Fostering Resilience in Marginalized and Traumatized Youth

Jim Sporleder, Educator and Administrator – The Lincoln High School Story: The Transformation of a School of Violence to a Trauma-Informed School of Safety and Hope

To read more about the conference, click here.

The Annual Conference on Youth is funded in part by a grant from Foellinger Foundation.


Indiana Secretary of State Reinstatement – From DWD Mission Minded Blog

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Carrie Minnich, CPA

Are you up to date on your business entity reports with the state of Indiana? Carrie Minnich in a blog post from August 2016 addresses how an organization can be reinstated if the reports have not been filed. The problem with not filing is that the organization will be administratively dissolved and may not conduct business.

Below are the steps Carrie mentions that are required to be reinstated.

1. “Complete Form AD-19, Affidavit for Reinstatement of Domestic Corporation and Form ROC-1, Correct/Change of Responsible Officer Information to obtain a Certificate of Clearance from the Indiana Department of Revenue.”

2. “The Certificate of Clearance will be mailed to you by the Indiana Department of Revenue in approximately 4 weeks.”

3. “Complete Form 4160, Application of Reinstatement. You must have a Certificate of Clearance from the Indiana Department of Revenue before the Application for Reinstatement can be filed.  There is a $30 reinstatement fee required with this form.”

4.  “Complete Form 48725, Indiana Business Entity Report and pay the required filing fees for all years owed.  It is not necessary to complete a separate form for each filing year owed; however, you must pay the filing fee for each year and complete the most current form.”

5. “Mail the Certificate of Clearance, Application for Reinstatement and Business Entity Report, along with the required fees noted in 3 and 4 above to the Indiana Secretary of State.  All four of these must be mailed together.”

To check your status with the state of Indiana, go to

To read Carrie Minnich’s full blog post, click here.


Planning for Strategic Planning

 “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” Winston Churchill

“…plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Plan to PlanInteresting quotes aren’t they?  Neither great man was referring to the strategic plan nonprofit organizations should have, but the principle is certainly apropos nonetheless.  Planning for Strategic Planning is essential to effective organizations and often required for applying for foundation funding.

Below is the information that was presented at the August 23@4 program.

Strategic Planning to Plan PowerPoint

All About Strategic Planning

Effective Strategic Planning


How Not To Do Strategic Planning

How To Start Strategic Planning

Matrix Map

Strategic Planning Toolkit

Strategic Planning Kit for Dummies


Differences in Generational Giving

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Amanda Neumann

As a new generation of philanthropists take their place in the nonprofit sector, it’s important to address changes in giving trends. While the Baby Boomer generation has long been the driving factor behind US philanthropy, trends are quickly changing.

Think About This (x):

  • Millennials (18-34) and Generation X (35-50) make up two-thirds of the US workforce
  • In less than 4 years, Millennials and Gen Xers will make up over 70% of the workforce
  • 87% of Millennials donated to charity last year
  • Generation Xers gave an average of $465 annually
  • Both Millennials and Generation Xers are motivated by passion to donate

Tips for Gaining & Retaining Gen X and Millennial Donors:

  • Use online methods of communication (emails, social media) to interact with donors
    • Snail mail is often ignored or thrown in the trash
  • Use online or credit card methods for donations (no cash or checks)
    • Online donating is accessible, easy, and can used for promotional or impulsive donating (both are popular with Millennial donors)
  • Engage donors in volunteering, brainstorming, and decision-making (for events, social media campaigns, community engagement)

While donation and outreach methods are changing, the passion for philanthropy is still thriving.

Sources & Resources

[Infographic] A New Generation of Giving via Philanthropy News Digest

Understanding What Motivates Millennials to Give to Your NPO via Nonprofit Hub

How Millennials Are Changing Nonprofits via Fortune