iBi - May 2018

by Sandra Rossetti Mitchell
Photography by Bruce Brown

The Greater Peoria Honor Flight ensures that local veterans receive the thanks they deserve.

Our Community At Its Best

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Some of the best things about my role at Peoria Magazines are the opportunities I get to visit various businesses and nonprofit organizations.


The Value and Evaluation of Volunteer Efforts

by Gina Edwards
Heart of Illinois United Way

By utilizing outcomes as a measurement tool and focal point, organizations can strengthen their volunteer efforts and community reach. 

Changing the World At Home

by Jim Burwitz

Since its humble beginnings, CFCI has invested more than $75 million in grants, among other services, to the Peoria-area community.

The Hunt for Grantmaking Gold

by Phil Newton
Perennial Partners

A few tips for your organization… before you set out on an expedition for grants

Fighting Human Trafficking Here at Home

by Carol Merna
Center for Prevention of Abuse

Millions of women, men and children around the world—including here in central Illinois—are modern-day slaves.

Opening Hearts and Changing Lives

by Jon Neidy
Acorn Equality Fund

The Acorn Equality Fund works to advance the education, health and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their allies.

Relief for Working Caregivers

by Mitch Forrest
Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.

Caregivers often experience a range of difficult issues in the struggle to balance work and family life.

Champions of Collaboration

by Rich Draeger
The Salvation Army

It’s up to all of us to work together to answer the problems facing our communities.

The Power of Giving Circles

by Kristen L. Berchtold
Central Illinois Association of Fundraising Professionals

Giving together for greater impact… giving circles bring collective power to the grassroots.







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