FAQs

About Our Website

How can I create an account on the website?

Click "Log In" then select "Create 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. 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?

Use this form to submit an event or 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 Catrena Morrow 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?

Use our form to submit an event or 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.

Can I attend an IPA program or event?

You may register as a non-member if you or your organization is 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?

Use our form to submit an event or 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?

IPA is the largest network serving philanthropy in Indiana, working with our members to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy.

Where can I find a list of your members or foundations in Indiana?

If you are searching for Indiana grantmakers and potential funders, we recommend the following resources:

Funding Information Network
Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 400 Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries. Use their map to find a network location near you. It’s a good idea to contact the Funding Information Network prior to visiting the location to learn more about the resources and to find out if a librarian will be available to assist that specializes in grantseeker data.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) by Candid
Hosted by Foundation Center, FDO offers an extensive, up-to-date database of philanthropic giving at various subscription levels. FDO includes data on 140,000 foundations and other donors worldwide.

IPA Member Directory
IPA provides a public listing of our members, which includes members who have given their permission to be included. Grantmakers are searchable by funder type and include a link to their website. IPA members include public and private foundations, corporate giving programs, governmental grantmakers, regranting organizations, philanthropic advisors and other qualified individuals. Collectively, IPA membership awards more than $846 million in grants each year. IPA itself does not make grants.

Indiana Foundation Stats
Created by IPA in association with Foundation Center and the United Philanthropy Forum, Indiana Foundation Stats is an online portal providing a snapshot of Indiana giving. This web-tool includes a list of top 25 Indiana foundations by assets and total giving. You can also search top funders by subject area, including education, human services, and economic development.

Grants.gov
Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for federal government grants, with over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.

GuideStar by Candid
Use GuideStar's database to find information on nonprofits registered with the IRS. You can find information on nearly 3,000 organizations by entering “Indiana” into the geography field and searching by the keyword “foundation.”

Cash for Your Classroom
Accredited Schools Online created this guide to provide teachers and administrators with expert tips and resources for raising funds and building relationships.

Your Local Library
Libraries often offer resources for grantseekers, including access to shared data portals on grantmakers. Contact your local library to learn about their resources for nonprofits and grantseekers.

Serve Indiana
Serve Indiana provides resources and trainings for nonprofits and faith-based organizations.