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Nursing My Way Through Business

May 5, 2016

Nursing My Way Through Business

Blazers and heels were rarely part of my wardrobe. I never took a class dedicated to business. Entrepreneurship wasn’t even in my vocabulary.

I’ve clearly had a lot of learning to do since joining the Indy Business scene. Yet here I am, one year into the Orr Fellowship Program and absolutely thriving.

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FirstPeeps, Culture

Brackets for Good: Changing the World of Fundraising

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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FirstPeeps, Culture

Get in the Fundraising Game with Brackets for Good

February 5, 2016

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.

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FirstPeeps, Leadership

Seven Habits of Highly Successful FirstPeeps

January 15, 2016

Happy 2016! The New Year brings the opportunity to set new goals and habits. To help you focus, we’ve pulled together some of our tried and true habits from our team members.

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FirstPeeps

The Patachou Foundation: Let's Fight Hunger Together

December 30, 2015

In Indiana, 89% of families who receive food assistance report resorting to buying inexpensive and unhealthy food to feed their family. It’s also reported that 77% of the children who attend IPS schools live at or below poverty, and are likely to live in a food insecure household. Seeing a need in the community to serve children healthy, wholesome food, Martha Hoover, owner of Café Patachou and other local restaurants, created The Patachou Foundation.

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