« Previous May 2015Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi An Impact Beyond Charityby Stevie ZverevaArmed with the results of an economic impact study, local human services organizations are promoting collaboration and reversing common misconceptions.Read more » The Giving Mission Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi We would like to thank the nonprofit community of Greater Peoria for its hard work making this region—and our world—a better place to live. Collaborating to End Homelessness in Central Illinois by Michael Stephan Heart of Illinois United Way The Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care seeks to end homelessness by ensuring access to permanent, safe and affordable housing. Ignorance is Not Bliss Indicators of Healthy Nonprofits by Eileen Ruby Setti Ruby & Associates Find the right agencies to support by utilizing a few simple indicators. Three Rules of Successful Grant Writing by Julie Siebert Children’s Home Association of Illinois How can nonprofits position themselves to compete for and manage grants? Ten Ways to Detect and Prevent Fraud in Nonprofits by Timothy Warren and Rusty Gibson CliftonLarsonAllen Preventing fraud can be costly, but it’s not necessarily unaffordable—and you don’t have to do it all at once. Ethical Fundraising Builds Trust by Jeff Scheirer Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Illinois Chapter To be successful, organizations must first earn the community’s trust. Recovering From Disaster The Second Stage of Healing by Mark Roberts Tri-County Long Term Recovery Working together, LTR’s Funder’s Forum addresses the unexpected needs discovered long after the initial emergency. Investing in People by Mike Kennedy Human Service Center For-profit and nonprofit businesses have a lot in common and learn from each other. Ten Basic Board Responsibilities A Checklist St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts Whether you’re new to the board or a longtime servant, here are the basic things you need to know. Building Sustainable Communities by Michele Sullivan Caterpillar Foundation LISC coordinates partners to work together to tackle a slew of issues in distressed neighborhoods. Region Working Together to Help PeopleDavid Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board Nonprofits Are Businesses!Jeff Griffin, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Top Priorities for Business LeadersJim Lynch, CEO Council Humility in Public Service by Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University A Conversation OverdueAndrew Rand, Peoria County Board Finance Do All Nonprofit Organizations Need an Audit?by Philip Schmidt Heinold Banwart, Ltd. More Than One Way to GiveDarrin Autry, Commerce Trust Company Workplace "Tell Me About Yourself"A 90-Second Summary by Peter K. Studner Dragons and MBAsFive Myths About Starting Your Own Businessby Jennifer L. Jacobson for TrustLeaf.com Healthcare Leading InnovationWhy it MATTERSDr. Mike Cruz - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Know the Signs of Strokeby UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Race to the TopCourtesy of Advanced Medical Transport More... Fly East to Go Westby Gene Olson General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport Reducing Fertilizer LossPatrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Balance Networking at Its Finest by Raylana Anderson Businesses large and small face unprecedented challenges in today’s business market.