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2021 Nonprofit Program Series


03/03/2021 | Business, Programs & Events

The library’s nonprofit series offers training on a variety of nonprofit management topics including starting a nonprofit, fundraising, recruiting volunteers, developing a board of directors, and more.

The Nonprofit Program Series will be available for viewing on the Library’s YouTube channel.

For more information, resources, funding tips, and helpful tools see our blog post Nurturing the Nonprofit Organization.


Watch Now! Find Your Stats in a Flash!

This video will introduce you to Indiana State Data Center resources that can help you find statistics to define a need in your community and apply for grants.

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Watch Now! Volunteer Recruitment, Retention & More

Learn best practices and proven methods to recruit and retain volunteers. This video will introduce tools to help guide the development of a strong and lasting volunteer workforce. Presented by: Wendy Johnson, MPA, CVA

Viewable & Printable Handouts for the Volunteer Recruitment Class:

Also, check out these resources in our catalog to learn more about managing your nonprofit organization at Resources for Managing Volunteers by IndyPL_LoriO.

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Watch Now! Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

A strategic plan enables your nonprofit to look ahead and make plans for the future. In this video, you'll learn when and how to create an effective plan to guide your organization. Presented by: Elizabeth Coit (Liz), MBA, CFRM

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Watch Now! How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

This video will help you assess whether starting a nonprofit is right for you. Marcus Bickle, Attorney & Project Director for the Community Development Legal Project at Indiana Legal Services, will explain what a nonprofit organization is and outline the steps required to start one. Presented by: Marcus Bickle, JD, MPA

Check out these Resources for Starting a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization by IndyPL_LoriO.

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Watch Now! Fearless Asking: How to Build an Individual Giving Program

An individual giving program is an important part of any nonprofit’s fundraising strategy. This video will help you understand the current fundraising environment and show you how to overcome your fears so you can ask confidently for the support your nonprofit needs. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page. Presented by: Bethany Warner, CFRE & Theresa Browning, CFRE

Check out these Resources for Creating an Individual Giving Program by IndyPL_LoriO.

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Watch Now! How to Search in FDO Essential

In this brief video, you'll learn how to conduct a basic search in Foundation Directory Online Essential to find potential funders for your nonprofit organization. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page. Presented by: Leah Kim, MLS

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Watch Now! Planning Effective Programs

In this video, you’ll discover the main components of a solid program plan that will allow your organization to provide quality services to your community. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page. Presented by: Gail Thomas Strong

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Watch Now! Successful Grant Proposals

In this video, you’ll learn about the grant application process and assess whether your organization is ready to apply for grants. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page. Presented by: Gail Thomas Strong

Check out these Resources for Writing Successful Grant Proposals by IndyPL_LoriO.

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Watch Now! The Purpose of the Nonprofit Board

This video will explain the role of the nonprofit board of directors, general responsibilities of the board, and the relationship between the board and staff.

Viewable & Printable Handouts for the Purpose of the Nonprofit Board Class:

Check out these Resources for Nonprofit Boards by IndyPL_LoriO.

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Watch Now! Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Board Members

How do you find board members and keep them engaged in the work? Find out how to build and sustain a strong, active board in this session.

Viewable & Printable Handouts for the Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Board Members Class:

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Watch Now! Best Practices for Board Effectiveness

This video will introduce tools you can use to improve the effectiveness of your nonprofit board of directors. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's YouTube page. Presented by: Kim Donahue

Viewable & Printable Handouts for the Best Practices for Board Effectiveness Class:

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This program series was made possible by Meridian Foundation, Inc. and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.