iBi - May 2016

by Stevie Zvereva

For 150 years, Children’s Home has given underserved kids a childhood… and a future. Over the years, the organization has morphed often, becoming what it has needed to be in order to survive and serve.

Community Impact

Think About Your Passion…

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Not only is volunteerism noble for its own sake, it’s essential to the health and well-being of a community—especially in challenging times.

Navigating the Rankings

by Larry Herman
Midwest Food Bank

In 2015, Midwest Food Bank ranked among the 10 highest performing charities in the country. How?

The Consequences of Political Incapacitation

by Jim Runyon and Judith Gethner
Illinois Partners for Human Service

While our elected leaders fight one another, Illinois’ most at-risk individuals and families pay the price.

Five Ways to Value Volunteers

by Jon C. Neidy
Smith Career Center at Bradley University

Valuing the efforts of volunteers is essential to the long-term success of any organization that utilizes them.

Investing in People

by Mike Kennedy, Carol Merna and Andrea Parker

Commemorating decades of working to strengthen central Illinois.

Making a Difference Through Board Service

by Sandy Garza
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Illinois Chapter

The unique skills you bring from the business world can help nonprofits run more efficiently.

Turning Dreams Into Reality

by Pat Drake

In the middle of downtown Peoria lies a unique organization with a heart for the homeless and disadvantaged youth.

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One-Up

What’s the Wholesome Food Fund?

A partnership between the Peoria RiverFront Market and Community Foundation of Central Illinois, the Wholesome Food Fund expands SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants' access to fresh produce.

Retreat, Recharge, Renew & Reap the Rewards

by Brian "Fox" Ellis

While most large corporations see the advantages of providing ongoing staff training through corporate retreats, many small businesses and nonprofit organizations find them unaffordable.

Also in this Issue...

New Chef in Town... Volunteerism: Strength in Numbers... A $1 Million Investment... Giving Two Cents... The List of Lists... United We Serve... Funding Illinois' Future... Best Bang for Your Buck...

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