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AFP-IC Luncheon Program

January 17, 2018

"Leadership Changes: Planning for successful transitions and what to do when faced with unexpected departures"

Time:  11:30 a.m. Registration and Buffet Lunch open; 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  Program

Location:  The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis

Cost:  $30 AFP Member; $60 Non-member

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A change in leadership can be an exciting, invigorating, positive experience for you and the organization you serve.  However, change also can be intimidating, unsettling and frustrating when contingency or transition plans are not in place.

Hear from our panel of experienced nonprofit leaders who will share their tools and best practices for creating contingency plans for leadership roles within the organization.


  • Attendees will gain best practices and examples of how to prepare for planned and unplanned staffing changes.
  • Attendees will receive tools to help create a contingency plan.


Bryan Orander
Bryan is President of Charitable Advisors and Publisher of the Central Indiana Non-for-Profit News and Nonprofit Job Board.  For the past 20 years, Bryan has been consulting with nonprofits around the areas of leadership transition, board development, and planning.  Since 2010, Charitable Advisors has supported more than 40 ED/CEO nonprofit leadership transitions and does regular trainings on succession planning in nonprofit organizations.





Nichole Frieje
Nichole Frieje is an independent business owner of Frieje Brands, a boutique media and marketing company, serving nonprofit and community-minded clients.

From her experience as the CEO of an education nonprofit, she helps clients by doing the communications work they didn't have the time, expertise or team member to do themselves.  Nichole helps clients like Women's Fund of Central Indiana, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and the Domestic Violence Network with websites, email, direct mail, advertising, earned media and social media.

Prior to running a nonprofit, she worked in the media industry for CBS, Emmis Communications and Borshoff, and she started her career with national homebuilder Pulte Group.  Nichole is a graduate of Butler University with a degree in public and corporate communications.

Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers
A graduate of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Roberta holds a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies and a Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in nonprofit management.  In her role as President, Roberta solicits and stewards gifts from a wide range of individual, foundation and corporate donors and works closely with the Foundation's Board of Directors.  She has been with the Library Foundation in various capacities since 2002.  She currently serves on the board of Impact 100.




Julie McDearmon
Julie McDearmon serves as the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Zoo.  She has been with the Zoo for more than four years and manages the operation of a comprehensive fundraising program.  Her current role allows her to work in a field she is truly passionate about - animal conservation.

Julie has been in nonprofit fundraising for 17 years and has broad fundraising experience that includes annual fund management, budgeting, staff and volunteer management, moves management, donor and board relations, grant writing, donor stewardship, special events, database management, planned giving and capital campaigns.  She is an Indianapolis native and during her tenure in development, has worked at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University School of Nursing, Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, Jameson Camp, and Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency in Lexington, Kentucky.  Julie currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Indiana Chapter and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International.

Julie received her B.A. in business management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  In 2016, she was named as one of IBJ's Forty Under 40.