A Unique System of Partnerships
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network's vision started in the United Way of Delaware County's Resource Center in partnership with the Indiana Association of United Ways. The Network was born. Four regions were created in 1994, and a unique arrangement started with the United Way of Central Indiana's Nonprofit Training Center in 1995 enabling INRN to serve the entire state.
Long-time partners include Indiana United Ways, The Fund Raising School, Indiana Youth Institute, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, countless community and private foundations, Chambers of Commerce, and many others.
The original vision endures, to take services anywhere in the state upon request. The commitment to serve organizations "most-in-need" is vital to INRN's role throughout the state.
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network has received generous funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. since 1994.
Professionals to Serve You
INRN Eastern Regional Director
United Way of Delaware County, Muncie
Lesley Devine is the longest serving regional director. She was a staff member of United Way of Delaware County for five years working with the campaign prior to her Network position.
Her work with nonprofits began in 1987 when she, as a volunteer, helped with the start-up of a nonprofit agency in Muncie. She has a great passion for nonprofits having served on various local boards for both small and large organizations.
With over 20 years experience, Lesley focuses on the capacity building of nonprofits by facilitating, consulting, coaching, and bringing a diverse and skilled cadre of presenters to the organizations in her region.
To support her work, Lesley is trained in Advanced Assessment of Governing Boards by BoardSource. She completed multiple courses in fund development through Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, The Fundraising School, and also holds certification for the Points of Light Foundation Volunteer Program Management Series.
Lesley received Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Governance from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations-Case Western Reserve University, Indiana Academy for Nonprofit Excellence Executive Series, and Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and a Certificate from General Motors Institute in Engineering.
INRN Central Regional Director
Capacity Building Manager
United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis
When Beth moved to Indiana in 2012, she quickly learned that Hoosier hospitality is alive and well. She and her family enjoy all that Indianapolis and the surrounding areas have to offer, and she is honored to give back to a community that has been so welcoming. Beth is living her passion to help make our community a better place by directly serving nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers.
As INRN Central Regional Director, Beth provides training, coaching, consulting, technical assistance, and consultant referrals to INRN Central Region nonprofits.
At United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), Beth directs the operations of the Nonprofit Training Center, implements and oversees capacity building projects, and develops community collaborations that build or increase nonprofit organizations’ capacity. She also provides training and support to UWCI’s partner agencies.
Beth earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Iowa State University. She is a trained facilitator through Leadership Strategies.
INRN Western Regional Director
Indiana United Ways, Indianapolis
Tonja has a rich nonprofit background with 12 year's experience guiding nonprofit organizational growth. Her consulting background has been primarily with schools and education partners, especially around early childhood/learning initiatives and parental engagement. She was also a Regional Development Strategist for Kiwanis International focusing on community collaborations and membership growth involving a wide range of community sizes.
Tonja has experience in public speaking, training, and curriculum development on topics such as funding diversification, market analysis, improving diversity and outreach. She has worked with and served on boards and committees with varied governance/chapter models.
Tonja has a strong journalism/communications background featuring brand development, PR, graphic design and social media outreach. She had a role in Paths to QUALITY® marketing and communications launch. She is English and Spanish bilingual.
INRN Southern Regional Director
United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville
June has served as the Southern Regional Director since February of 2002. She has been involved in corporate and nonprofit training for more than 20 years. Before joining INRN, she was the Director of the Community Foundations in Pike and Warrick counties in Indiana, and prior to that, the Corporate Events Director for the American Heart Association in Evansville.
For 13 years, June has consulted with nonprofit organizations throughout Southern Indiana to train over 1500 individuals annually on subjects ranging from nonprofit board development and fundraising, to strategic planning and managing change. She also provides facilitation of group sessions throughout the region.
June is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, a Certified Training Presenter, trained in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and has earned her Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She has partnered with Indiana Youth Institute since 2005 to provide consultation services to nonprofit organizations serving youth in Indiana.
INRN Northern Regional Director
United Way of Elkhart County, Elkhart
Keith brings a wide range of regional knowledge and experience to the role of Northern Regional Director. Keith's most recent position as Director of Community Impact at the United Way of St. Joseph County helped build his presentation and training techniques. His responsibilities included volunteer recruitment, training and development, marketing, public policy analysis, community relations, educational seminars and event planning, broad internship management, and related community conversations. Recently he completed the University of Notre Dame Executive Development and Harwood Institute for Public Innovation coursework and has extensive experience facilitating a wide range of trainings.
Keith, a Northern Indiana guy, was born in Marshall County, attended college in Allen County, and has worked ever since in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties. Prior to his nonprofit work, Keith ran a successful business in Elkhart. He managed 5 staff, recruited new business, and budgeted and coordinated all aspects of marketing.
Keith serves on the board of Awake & Alive, a Goshen nonprofit organization that funds education for families in Ethiopia. He helped start the organization, built revenue streams and board capacity, and created impact. Awake & Alive now serves over 100 children and their families through education and family empowerment.