Northeast Indiana Consultant List

MD. Hasibul Haque Sakib via flickr

Need a hand? Let us guide you to area consultants who have provided various types of support for nonprofits locally.

Two things first:
1. Carefully define the scope of work for your consultant needs.
2. Ask for and call references before you hire someone.

Check out these fine resources:

  • Download our Consultant list including:  areas of service, specialties, and contact information. Please note: our consultant list is not vetted and updated only for information accurate. You must ask for and check references when hiring a consultant.
  • Review the GrantSpace Knowledge Base question: “Where can I learn more about hiring a consultant?
  • Does your 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization provide services in Allen County?
    Review the terms of the Transform grant opportunity available from the Foellinger Foundation.

2014 Northern Indiana Salary Survey

2014 salary surveyCommunity foundations, United Ways and United Funds of northern Indiana joined together to provide this 2014 Northern Indiana Nonprofit Salary Report. This collaborative effort builds upon the success of the 2012 Northeast Indiana Nonprofit Salary Report to include nine additional counties across north central and northwest Indiana. Prior to these reports, a comprehensive summary of nonprofit salaries and benefits did not exist. It is hoped that board members of nonprofit organizations in Northern Indiana find this information helpful in developing a fair and competitive system of compensation and benefits.

The 2014 Northern Indiana Salary Survey includes twenty counties stretching from Lake County in the far west, across the Indiana-Michigan border east to Steuben County, then extending south to Adams, Huntington, Wabash and Wells Counties.

The 178 page report was based on data provided by 365 survey respondents. Participating organizations were broken down into twelve primary work classifications, with two of those: Human or Social Services and Arts, Culture or Humanities further being broken down into sixteen secondary work classification.

This report was prepared by Charitable Advisors, a consulting practice based in Indianapolis that focuses on nonprofit organizations (

Applying this report to your organization

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ACPL’s Catalog is new! Seek out new options on the ACPL Enterprise

...As You Like It...

Starting today, you will see big changes in the way you search for books and other items on our website. When you go to our catalog, there will be a new interface called Enterprise, and it has a lot of helpful new features. (To take a quick look, click here .)

Right on the first page, there’s a drop-down box that gives you a bunch of lists of the most popular titles around the country — even manga!

Not only can you make your own lists of titles that interest you, but you can text them or email them to yourself or your friends. Or you can text a link to the detailed catalog page about a particular item.

One of my favorites — as an impatient person — is that you can limit your search to only items that are available right now and skip all the stuff…

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Updated Community Health Resource Directory from St. Joseph Community Health Foundation: Now available in Spanish

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation is happy to announce that their 2015-16 Spanish version of the Community Health Resource Directory of low cost, affordable health and wellness services in Allen County is now available! Sjchf Community health directory logo/button

The Directory makes it easier to connect uninsured, under-insured and low-income individuals with quality healthcare resources in our community.

Allen County is blessed with many healthcare providers who want to provide quality care at a low-cost and/or for free. Finding these providers is often difficult.

For more information about the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation please visit their main website at:

This Directory is available online at  Contact the Foundation to obtain free print copies of the Directory, by calling 260-969-2001 ext. 211 or emailing

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation hopes you find these new resources helpful in connecting your families, friends and clients with quality, affordable health and wellness care here in Allen County.

A Fundraiser’s Journey Bonus Post: The latest thing

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

If you haven’t heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, you are either chained to your desk without Internet access or are out meeting with your own donors (I hope it’s the latter).

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a fundraiser for the ALS Association that supports people with and research for what is more commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

This is a dare you make to three people – preferably via social media – to donate to ALSA or dump a bucket of ice over your head. Within 24 hours. If you accept the challenge, then you can dare three more people.

Everyone from my cousins to President Obama has been involved. Most seem to make the donation AND dump the bucket. Here’s how it works: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

Is this popular because it’s silly? Allows for individual expression? Easy to do? Makes for good video? Helps a good cause? You bet!

This is Bill Gates taking the challenge:

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A Day in Allen County: Send us your photos!

We invite you to capture a day in Allen County, Indiana!

Sunday, September 21, 2014—the last official full day of summer—take pictures of anything and everything that is happening in our county in that twenty-four hour time period, and send them to us!

We want to capture what is going on throughout the entire community, so pictures can be of people at work, children at play, baseball games and sporting events, weather and blooming flowers, homes and buildings, traffic scenes, hikers and bikers, and people just hanging out. Include a description you would like put with the picture.

If it’s happening in the twenty-four hours of September 21st, it’s worth capturing!

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