Beyond the Bottom Line: The Case for Building a Diverse Team

Diverse group of business people talking

Racial injustice. Peaceful protests. Riots and looting. Angela Smith Jones felt intense reactions as she witnessed this summer’s events unfolding in Indianapolis and across America following the murder of George Floyd. Smith Jones experienced Floyd’s death and its aftermath on many levels—as a Black woman, a mother, a sister, and a daughter. And as the […]

Building Courage, Character, and Confidence for Girls in Central Indiana [VIDEO]

It’s that time again to feature a nonprofit making a difference in Indiana. This month, we invited Deborah Smith, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, to talk about their story and how they’re making a difference in the lives of girls in Indiana. Watch the video or read the transcript below. 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful: A Platform for Corporate Philanthropy [Video]

At FirstPerson, community is an integral part of our culture. The PEEP Project is proud to partner with local nonprofits, our most recent being with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB).  We’re grateful to get to work with their team to make Indianapolis a more beautiful place to live, work, and play. I sat down recently with […]

The Risks of Generational Stereotyping

Baby Boomers are out of touch. Gen Xers are cynics. Millennials are lazy and unmotivated. Have you ever heard these stereotypes? I’ll admit it: I’m as guilty as everyone else, fallen into the trap like the rest of society. I’ve stereotyped generations many times—including my own. Is that wrong, you ask?

Give Internal Marketing a Chance [Video]

One of the buzz words on everyone’s radar is internal marketing. What’s it all about and why does it matter? Advisor Mike Bensi and I sat down to talk about why it matters and some of the strategy behind it. Watch the video or read the transcript below.

Brackets for Good: Changing the World of Fundraising

With Brackets for Good 2016 about to tip off on February 26, we wanted to showcase a few past nonprofit champions. We invited Jennifer Coffey of Partners in Housing (2014) and Rebecca Stevens of the Humane Society for Hamilton County (2015) to share their experience with BFG and how it’s changed the way they fundraise. […]

Get in the Fundraising Game with Brackets for Good

One of the best ways we’ve found to round out the employee experience is philanthropy.  People are inspired when the work they do and the people they work with are inspiring. At FirstPerson, The PEEP Project (Personally Embracing and Enriching People) emerged organically as a way to encompass what FirstPerson was already doing in the community.

3 Benefit Renewal Tips for Small Businesses

I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But we are only about five to six months away from when the majority of small businesses’ open enrollment gets underway. Never fear! Here are a few quick tips as you approach the mid-year review of your benefit strategy.