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Bright Ideas Indiana is a project of the Governor’s Management Performance Hub (MPH), the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA), and the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT). It highlights promising practices by Indiana nonprofits to encourage peer-to-peer learning and innovation. The state agencies commissioned the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research (SIPR) to conduct research statewide to identify excellent social service nonprofit organizations.

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Profiles: Promising Practices in Fund Development

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Youth First, Inc.

Youth First, Inc.


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Youth First, Inc. exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families. We embed specially trained and closely supervised Master’s level social workers (MSW’s) in schools and provide evidence-based prevention programs for youth, families, and communities. Our free-of-charge behavioral health services and programs prevent substance abuse, improve family relationships, and develop essential life skills. Using a blend of funding streams, Youth First provides a systematic, accountable,

Hamilton County Youth Association

Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program operates under the authority of the juvenile court judge to step in early with at-risk students and connect them with local services tailored to their needs. Though a government-affiliated program, the big obstacle, however, is its complete lack of government funding. Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program’s solution is six volunteer boards (each with its own 501c3 designation) associated with geographical areas of Hamilton County that

Hope Southern Indiana

Hope Southern Indiana

Founded in 1964, Hope Southern Indiana, “HSI”,  provides an insightful perspective when it comes to community development.  Rather than seeing other local nonprofits as competitors for funding, HSI sees them as fellow collaborators working towards a better community. They understand that if their mission is to enhance their community, and these other organizations are working to enhance their community, then helping other nonprofits furthers their mission.  To that end, HSI