The Blog
The Blog
Creativity, Community, and Other Comments
New Work: Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation
The Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation ensures that Mapleton-Fall Creek and the surrounding neighborhoods have affordable housing, healthy options, quality education, safer streets, a connected community, equality for all, and economic growth. With all of this working in the area’s favor, what challenges does it face? See how our in-depth research revealed their challenges and more.
Read More Share
New Work: Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation
10 Pivot Years.
1 Personal Life.
On March 1, Pivot turned 10. The big 1-0. During that time, there have been a lot of joys for owner Jenn Hoffman, but a lot of challenges, too. Here, Jenn reflects on how she learned to make time for personal goals, health, and happiness while being a small business owner.
Read More Share
10 Pivot Years. </br>1 Personal Life.
A Kickball to the Face, and Other Thoughts
This July, the Pivoteers sojourned to Tyner Pond Farm east of Greenfield. It was our first retreat.
Read More Share
A Kickball to the Face, and Other Thoughts
Interview: Kirsten VantWoud | Animal Welfare Center
It would be impractical for Kirsten VantWoud to wear a suit to work. Her dark jeans and bright-colored shirt are reflective of the office atmosphere: professional, bright, and active. Even with 50,000 hours worth of help from volunteers this year, it’s still necessary for her to be hands-on with cats and dogs all day long. No one needs a good suit to wrestle with a puppy. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Read More Share
Interview: Kirsten VantWoud | Animal Welfare Center
7 Lessons I’ve Learned from 2,500 Meetings
The other day I was having a pint at Flat 12 — during a meeting — and I got to thinking about my life as a series of meetings. This led to some quick mental math: I started my career 10 years ago, and Pivot got off the ground in 2006. On average, I've probably had 5 external meetings per week for 500 weeks for a grand total of 2,500 meetings.
Read More Share
7 Lessons I’ve Learned from 2,500 Meetings
Renovating your website? 10 Questions to Ask
Renovating your site isn’t just about changing the look and feel. So put the metaphorical hammer down and ask yourself a few (okay, more than a few) questions first.
Read More Share
Renovating your website? 10 Questions to Ask
Interview: James M. McClelland | Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
As a nonprofit leader, James McClelland concentrates on projects and initiatives that add unique value in lives of both people and communities. Since 1974, he's seen the organization adapt and evolve. The key, he says, to its success.
Read More Share
Interview: James M. McClelland | Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
Interview: Anya Aslanova | Indianapolis Art Center
The next in our series of Q & A's with nonprofit leaders in Indianapolis, we spent a sunny afternoon with Ukrainian-born Anya Aslanova, chatting about her role as director of educational development at the Indianapolis Art Center.
Read More Share
Interview: Anya Aslanova | Indianapolis Art Center
Interview: Ehren Bingaman | CIRTA
Ehren Bingaman, executive director of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), works every day to improve existing commuter options and better connect Indianapolis with the rest of Central Indiana.
Read More Share
Interview: Ehren Bingaman | CIRTA
Interview: Kristie Sweeney | SENSE Charter School
For this installment of our nonprofit leaders series, we sat down with Kristie Sweeney, CEO and Head of School for the South East Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE).
Read More Share
Interview: Kristie Sweeney | SENSE Charter School