FAQs

How can I create an account on the website?
Click "Log In" then select "register a new account." If you are a member, your account will be approved and a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to set your password. For non-IPA members, the system administrator will confirm your account and you will receive an email confirming your username and a link to set your password. In order to register for an event you must create an account.  Please allow 24 hours for account approval. For immediate access, contact Marilee Steckler.

Where can I edit my profile?
Click "My Account" then select "Edit Profile."

I forgot my password. How do I get a new one?
Click here to reset your password, or click "Log In" at the top right of your screen and select the "Forgot Password" link. An email will be sent to you containing a link which will allow you to reset your password.

How do I register for an event?
To register for an event, you must first Log In to our website. After selecting an event you would like to attend, click "Register Now." Next, fill out your information and payment details (if needed). You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered for an event. IPA members, please be sure to log in first in order to receive the member rate. 

How can I see my recent event registrations?
Go to "My Account" and click "Registrations" to find a list of all past event registrations.

How do I update my organization's record?
In order to update your organization's information in the IPA database, please contact Marilee Steckler.

Can I register multiple people for the same program?
You can usually register as many people as you'd like from your organization, but sometimes there is a maximum attendance limit or registrations are based on your role  (e.g. CEO, program officer, etc.). Please enter the number of people you would like to register by editing the number of registrations in your cart. You will then be prompted to select your colleagues from a list. To add more colleagues, increase the number of event registrations in your cart. If you do not see the option to select one of your colleagues (from your organization), please contact us so we can add them to our database. 

Why can't I access some resources and events?
Some of our website content is available only to current members or committee members. If you are a current member, make sure you are logged in to your IPA account to ensure access to members-only resources. If you believe you are getting an "access denied" message in error, please contact us. 

How are IPA's resources collected?
IPA's resource collection features materials from IPA's programs as well as resources submitted through a shared knowledgebase with philanthropy supporting organizations across the country. We also accept submissions from our members and the public to share resources on our website. Contact us to submit a resource. 

How can I post a job on your website?
IPA members may post job openings free of charge. Non-members may post openings for a fee of $50 per posting (upon approval of the posting). Job openings will remain on our website until the application deadline has passed or we are notified that the position has been filled; otherwise, openings will be removed from our website after 90 days. Please email job openings to employment@inphilanthropy.org as a link to the posting on your own website, a PDF or a Microsoft Word document.

How do I add an event to your website?
Contact Jill Gordon if you'd like us to consider adding an event to our website.

For Members

What kind of research requests can IPA do for members?
IPA is here to help you find resources that support your work. We are here to answer your questions, track down research and get you where you need to go. Have a research request? Ask us at info@inphilanthropy.org. GIFT Technical Assistance is available for Indiana community foundation staff and board members. For more in-depth research projects, projects that take more than 1 day of research, contact our consulting services team.

How do I find out what my dues are?
See IPA's dues structure. If you have questions, please contact Becky Honeywell, Director of Member and External Relations, at (317) 630-5200 ext. 111.

How do I update my personal contact information and interests shown in the directory? How can I opt out of being included in the directory?
To update your contact information or other details on your individual profile, please go to "My Account," then click "Edit Profile." Here you will be able to update contact information and edit your funding areas of interest. Please note this information is private and visible only to current IPA members; non-members will not see your name or any other personal info. To opt out of being listed in the directory, simply uncheck the "Include in Membership Directory" field on your edit profile page. 

How do I update my organization's contact information and funding areas shown in the directory? How can we opt out of being included in the directory?
To update your organization's listing, please have your organization's Primary Contact person send an email to info@inphilanthropy.org.

How can I request an invoice for membership dues, registrations or sponsorships?
Please contact Marilee Steckler to obtain an invoice or other financial documents.

How can I suggest a program/event or recommend a partnership?
Please contact Jill Gordon to recommend a program or partnership. 

For Non-Members 

How can I become a member?
Learn about eligibility, our application process, and the benefits of joining IPA. Please feel free to contact Becky Honeywell our Director of Member and External Relations.

Can I attend an IPA program or event?
You may register as a non-member if you or your organization are eligible to apply for IPA membership. If you do not meet IPA’s eligibility criteria, you will not be able to attend IPA events, even as a non-member. To register for an event as a non-member, please first register a new account on our website. An administrator will contact you shortly to approve your account. Once you have completed the account set-up process, you will be able to register for our events. If you have questions, please contact Marilee Steckler at (317) 630-5200 Ext. 119.

How do I register for an event?
In order to register as a non-member for an IPA event, you must have an approved user account on our website. If you do not have a user account, please create one. We will contact you shortly to approve your account. When your user account has been approved, please sign in and then go to the page for the event you wish to attend. Click "Register Now" and fill out your information and payment details (if needed). You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered for an event.

What does it cost to join IPA?
Philanthropic Members and Government Members support IPA’s efforts through annual contributions based upon their annual grantmaking. Learn about membership dues.

What is a regional association of grantmakers?
A regional associations of grantmakers is a professional association for individuals and organizations in the philanthropic sector. Please visit United Philanthropy Forum for more information.

How can I suggest a program/event or recommend a partnership?
Please contact Jill Gordon to recommend a program or partnership. 

For Grantseekers

Does IPA give grants?
IPA is a nonprofit professional association and does not give grants.

What does IPA do?
We create educational programs, connections, and resources for foundations and companies to help them improve outcomes in Indiana, and beyond. We also advocate on behalf of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector with the state and federal government.

Where can I find a list of your members/foundations in Indiana?
We do not share our members' contact information with the public. For a list of member organizations, please visit our member directory.

I am starting a nonprofit. Where do I find information and funding?
Serve Indiana provides resources and trainings for nonprofits and faith-based organizations. IPA’s Indiana Foundation Stats website tool offers information and trends on foundation giving in Indiana.