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Mark Minner

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

By: Mark Minner, August 25, 2016

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. 

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

By: Mark Minner, June 2, 2016


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 Dave Forsell, CEO of KIB, to chat about their mission and how they provide businesses a great platform for corporate philanthropy. Check out the video or read the transcript below.

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The Risks of Generational Stereotyping

By: Mark Minner, April 22, 2016

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?

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Give Internal Marketing a Chance [Video]

By: Mark Minner, April 6, 2016

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.

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Brackets for Good: Changing the World of Fundraising

By: Mark Minner, February 22, 2016

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. Watch the video, or read the transcript below.

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