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Violins, Cooking, Hiking & More: Family Engagement Night at Harrison Hill School

Welcome to Jump INside, a blog series featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana.   This is part two...

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Have a Do-Good Time at IndyVolved

As we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day this year, I felt Dr. King’s spirit more fervently than I had in years’ past. Maybe it was because of our current social and political climate, or...

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Mentoring Creates a Lifelong Bond for Anthony and Michael

When Michael signed up to be a Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, he didn’t put too much thought about the extent of what was about to unfold. To Michael, it was...

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Ignite Your Journey: A Women’s Speaker Series

Did you know searches for the phrase “thoughts on women empowerment” grew by more than 500% this past year? It’s time to tap into this conversation and share stories of change from women who are...

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5 Ways to Find Funding for Leadership Development

Leadership development is an integral part of improving your skills, talents and strengths to become the best leader you can be. There are plenty of great leadership development opportunities in Central Indiana, such as United...

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Women Leaders: Nonprofit Boards Need You!

An organization’s success or failure hinges on the competency of its leadership. Some of the most common struggles a nonprofit board faces, like lack of board engagement, complacency and mismanagement, all come down to “people...

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What’s Your Why? Hannah’s is Connecting Young Professionals to Create Opportunities for Others

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community.   “Whether in a...

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What Happens When You Ask the Community to Help Their Neighbors? 5,640 Hands Unite!

As part of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary, we challenged Central Indiana residents to give one hour of their time on April 19 to participate in Hour of Impact. The gist was simple:...

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Stamp Out Hunger in Central Indiana on May 12!

How many of your neighbors do you think are struggling with hunger?   The truth is, 1 in 6 people in Central Indiana face food insecurity. The faces of these individuals are all too familiar...

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How Increasing Board Diversity Helps Win the Fight for Donors, Dollars and Volunteers

Nonprofits are fighting more for donors, dollars, volunteers and even board members than ever before. Competition in these areas has heated up as nonprofits are reevaluating their business models to meet the needs of an...

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What’s a Community School? The Harrison Hill School Story

Welcome to Jump INside, a blog series featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana.   This is...

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Restock the Classroom Spreads School Supplies and Smiles to Thousands of Teachers

More than 3,000 teachers were surprised by deliveries of totes full of school supplies during United Way of Central Indiana’s Restock the Classroom event. Teachers throughout Central Indiana received bags filled with the most needed...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 15

The time has come — it’s the final week of sharing the stories of United Way’s 100 Heroes. Over the past four months, we have shared the stories of 100 hand raisers and game changers...

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The Greatest Spectacle in Hand Raising: A Future United Recap

Nearly 3,000 people united together to celebrate United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was alive with the cheers and claps of United Way supporters, agencies,...

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United Way of Central Indiana Celebrates 100 Years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NCAA legend Jerry Harkness, Gov. Eric Holcomb and other distinguished guests celebrate community impact on United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary SPEEDWAY – Hand raisers across Central Indiana participated in a unique event...

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Alan Mills: We Must Open Doors for All People In our Society

Alan Mills, local attorney and longtime donor to United Way, sat down with us in his art-filled office at Barnes and Thornburg and talked about his passion for a more inclusive, supportive community.   I...

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Unveiling our New Partnership: Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud A message from Brian Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide

I’m pleased to announce that United Way has officially unveiled our new partnership with Salesforce.org to launch Philanthropy Cloud, a game-changing platform that will inspire, connect and empower individuals and organizations to engage in causes...

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A Message from the Tocqueville Society Chair

As we wrap up the 100th Anniversary of United Way of Central Indiana and celebrate a memorable year. It is appropriate to give thanks and cherish the time, talent and treasure our members and fellow...

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Miss the Tax Filing Deadline? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS is expecting more than 155 million returns to be filed this tax season, but if you didn’t get yours in before the tax filing deadline of April 16, here’s what you should do:...

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What’s Your Why? Thiwasha’s is Investing Her Time, Talent and Treasure Wisely

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community.   “Time, talent and...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 14

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of sharing the stories of our 100 Heroes. From mentoring young, single women at risk of homelessness to advocating for and improving the lives of thousands of older...

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Teachers + Supplies = An Improved Classroom

Imagine that you just got hired for a new job. You’re filled with excitement as you begin your first day, ready to start your new journey! You walk in, and as you’re just starting to...

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Human Services Professional Renewal Program

The Human Services Professional Renewal Program provides hard-working, dedicated human services professionals an opportunity to regenerate and reinvigorate themselves, so they can bring fresh ideas and energy to the human care business.

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Celebrate National Volunteer Month!

Welcome to National Volunteer Month! Are you ready to start celebrating? We have lots of volunteer projects waiting for you! Whether you like getting your hands dirty in a garden or packing kits for those...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 13

We hope you have enjoyed following along as we’ve shared the stories of our 100 Heroes. This week includes Heroes of all walks of life who have dedicated themselves to causes they hold near and...

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