Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) has proudly served as Region 4 Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), a state agency, since 1997. It is one of 12 partner organizations throughout the State.
Serving a population of just over 525,000 citizens, Region 4 County Representatives cover the largest geographic area among the Partners, and includes 14 counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White.
The goals of the Regional Arts Partnership are to increase public awareness and access to the arts, as well as to provide advocacy and support of the arts – all at the local level and regional level. Each Regional Partner provides four core services:
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation regularly provides and maintains an arts and cultural calendar highlighting the activities of regional organizations and artists. Using integrated software, TAF is able to share information on indianaarts.org. TAF staff offers contacts for artists and arts groups, instructors, leads on other funding sources, and a host of other information and services throughout the region.
TAF offers how-to workshops, leadership development, capacity building, tips for connecting with businesses and more. If you have a topic you would like to be explored geared to artists, arts organizations, or both, we would love to hear your ideas. Email Paige Sharp, Director of Regional Services at email@example.com .
TAF collaborates with Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network in providing technical workshops for Not-for Profits. Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network posts their on-going workshops for the west central region on their blogspot here: Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network Blogspot
In addition to TAF staff providing technical assistance, attorney Miriam Robeson has provided technical assistance, workshops and other valued council and advice to arts organizations within Region 4. Ms. Robeson's website - http://www.lawlatte.com
The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (INRN) and the Office of Faith Based and Community Initatives (OFBCI) will be offering two groundbreaking symposiums that will bring Indiana state agencies and nonprofit professionals together to talk about the resources and community improvement.
Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
2013 Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series
Location: The Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905
Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Presentations from 3:30 - 5:30, followed by a networking reception.)
Cost: $150.00 for the entire series, or $20.00 for each individual session
To Register: www.uwlafayette.org/INRN_online_Registration.html
This educational series is designed to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors, and is being jointly sponsored by NCHS, United Way of Greater Lafayette, and The Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. Leading regional and national instructors, with expertise in topics relating to board governance and leadership, will present information essential to guiding and sustaining Not-For-Profits. A networking reception with refreshments will conclude each session. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for the volunteer leaders on the Boards of Not-For-Profit Corporations. The series is open to any Indiana nonprofit, though preference is given to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, and limited to 100 attendees per session.
May 15, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mission Movers: Crafting and Communicating Your Central Message
Susan Decker, Consultant
June 19, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Cure for the Special Events Bug
Nick Parkevich, Loring Sternberg and Associates
July 17, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Getting Your Boards "On Board" to Fund Raise
Barb Coury, American Red Cross
August 21, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
So You're Not a 'Numbers Person'? Understanding Financials and Best Practices for Preventing Fraud
Lynn Greggs, Simon Bitzer and Associates
September 18, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Board and Executive Director Partnership
Phil Purcell, Ball State Foundation
October 16, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
Steve Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services
November 20, 2013, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Recruiting the Right Board Members: Determining the Skills Your Not-For-Profit Organization Needs
Dave Sternberg, Loring Sternberg and Associates