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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.
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.
This July, the Pivoteers sojourned to Tyner Pond Farm east of Greenfield. It was our first retreat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.