Indiana Arts Homecoming

Annual Convening of the Arts, October 4-6, Indianapolis

The Indiana Arts Commission proud to present their new annual convening of Indiana’s statewide arts community: artists, arts organizations, arts educators, arts supporters — anyone and everyone who wants to come together and grow Indiana’s vibrant arts scene. There, arts peers will celebrate, connect, and gain new skills for engaging their community.


Here’s some of what’s in store for you at this year’s Arts Homecoming:
• Connect with peers and build new connections
• Gain new skills for engaging your local community and growing your collaborative networks
• Celebrate the Hoosier arts innovation and impact that’s happening all over our state.

See the schedule and activities here;  and hotel accommodation information.

Registration is $75 per person. Event parking is included with registration. Online registration will close two weeks before the event on September 20, 2017. If your registration needs to be invoiced to you, please email Miah Michaelsen at

The IAC would like to thank the Central Indiana Community Foundation as the lead sponsor for the scholarship program helping to bring folks from around the state to attend the Indiana Arts Homecoming and Herron School of Art and Design for donating space for the opening reception.

Conference A-Go-Go

Alright, nonprofit campers. It’s that time again. Fall nonprofit conference time. Here are a handful of your upcoming options.

Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership | September 25 | 8:15 am – 4:00pm | Columbus, IN

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, United Way

Plan to join the INRN for a full day of sharing, learning and growth as participants examine the most critical aspects of the role of women in the nonprofit sector. Author Jan Phillips will be providing the opening keynote address with an emphasis on “3 Steps to Visionary Leadership” from her award-winning book “The Art of Original Thinking – The Making of a Thought Leader.”

Experts will also share timely knowledge and tools within three learning tracks:

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Women in Philanthropy

$79, includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials ($49, United Way Staff and members of United Way Boards of Directors

Conference on Youth | October 2 | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum great kids make great communities

The flagship training for Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES is the Annual Conference on Youth. The Annual Conference on Youth emerged from Judge Pratt’s desire to ensure that all agencies working with children and families operated with the same strengths-based philosophy the court espoused. In 1989, the Court offered its first Annual Conference on Youth on IPFW’s campus.

Since then the Conference has grown to over 600 participants, and is currently held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. This yearly training, sponsored in part by the Foellinger Foundation, brings in top professionals in the field of youth and family services to train area workers on strengths-based practices.

$35 (+$8 for CEU’s. LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or LSW licenses. All others–check with your licensing body for confirmation that conference CEUs are approved.)

Indiana Nonprofit Summit | October 1-2 | Indianapolis

Indiana Nonprofit Summit

It’s all about helping organizations build capacity to meet human needs.

We summit to share best practices, collected data and anecdotal evidence that can help renew an organization’s operations and the spirit of the mission that drives them.

We work to foster real discussion about the most pressing needs our communities face so that, together, we can develop strategies to meet those challenges head on in the months and years to come.

Day 1 & 2 Early Bird Pricing $175 through 9/14 | Click through to see student and daily rates.

Board Leadership Forum | October 9-10 | Washington DC

BoardSource, the only national organization focused exclusively on nonprofit governance, hosts the annual Board Leadership Forum; this year’s theme is Governance By Design. More than 700 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals are expected to attend.

Our very own Get on Board has been selected to present, “Designing Community-Level Support for Emerging Board Leaders,” to encourage other communities to consider how to train, connect and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they wish to serve.

$650 non members | $850 member individuals and organizations

Because Kids Count Conference | December 1-2 | Indianapolis

Indiana Youth Institute

For the past 13 years, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has hosted the largest gathering of youth workers and educators in the Midwest. The Because Kids Count Conference is a two-day, first-class conference experience packed with educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, a resource tradeshow and amazing networking opportunities. For youth workers, time is an incredibly valuable resource. That’s why we’ve designed our conference to efficiently connect quality information and resources with the people who will use them every single day.

Indiana Youth-serving professionals $125 until 11/17 | Click through for rate details.

Governor’s Conference


Registration Now Open!

2013 Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building

Nonprofit professionals can now register for the two-day Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building scheduled for October 3-4, 2013, at the Westin Indianapolis.

Be sure to take advantage of the early bird discount, which is available through September 13.

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