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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 29, 2013

Filling the Gap: Faith-based organizations are an important resource

By Sharon Kandris

At a time when families are experiencing more economic hardship and the need for services is increasing, nonprofits are continually forced to do more with less funding, fewer staff, and fewer resources.  As reported in The Nonprofit Times, there were 10,000 fewer registered tax-exempt organizations in the US in 2012 than in 2011.  With the number of nonprofits down, and the need for services up, how can the community support its residents’ needs?  Faith-based organizations can play an important role in providing services to those in need.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 17, 2013

Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

by Jay Colbert

Last week, the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee voted to delay House Bill 1011, which would allow voters in Hamilton and Marion counties to determine whether or not they want to increase taxes to build a regional transit system. This has been a hotly debated topic in the news from all sides, so I’m sure you have an opinion, too. I certainly do!

But my point is not to be yet another voice sharing his personal views. My point is to encourage you to make your decision on the topic based on data, as opposed to what’s being said in the media.

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