WHEN YOU GIVE TO THE NIIC,
YOU GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

Donate to the NIIC.

When you give to The NIIC, you’re providing the essential funding to sustain the growth and development of entrepreneurs and emerging businesses in Northeast Indiana. Of course, donations benefit you, too. The NIIC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions in excess of the fair value of goods and services received by the donor may be tax deductible. Please consult your personal tax advisor.

As a nonprofit, we rely heavily on the generosity and benevolence of others. Donations fuel our mission and help us continue our vision of being a top entrepreneurial community of choice.

Karl R. LaPan’s new book Guard Rails will soon be available. 100% of the proceeds from the book will go to The NIIC Connected Communities initiative. Connected Communities supports diverse entrepreneurs and business builders (underdeveloped entrepreneurial talent segments including but not limited to: immigrants, disabled persons, ex-offenders, rural, women, and people of color) in Northeast Indiana. While Amazon will eventually be carrying the book for $23, we are inviting you to become a Connected Communities Founder and Champion by asking for a $50 donation per book. $27 of your $50 contribution will be tax-deductible.

To order, in the second address block below enter the words “Send me Guard Rails,” and you will be among the first to receive it as soon as the initial production run from the publisher is delivered.

Support the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in providing quality services and inspiring diverse entrepreneurs in our community. Moreover, improve yourself and your business in the process!


Amazon Smile:

The next time you’re buying something on Amazon, order it on AmazonSmile and choose to support The NIIC. Same prices, but 0.5% of the costs will help benefit our organizations. Click here to follow the link.

If you’d like to learn more about Amazon Smile and how it supports The NIIC’s mission, please visit About Amazon Smile

Planned Giving:

Charitable intentions and donations can be realized and fulfilled through:

  • CHARITABLE ANNUITY. Receive payments back during your lifetime, save on current income taxes and possibly reduce or eliminate estate taxes and probate expenses.
  • GIFTS OUTSIDE YOUR WILL. Help our organization with a donation that avoids probate by naming The NIIC as a beneficiary on appreciated securities, retirement plans, insurance policies and/or real estate.
  • GIFTS THROUGH YOUR WILL. Leaving a contribution as a bequest can help reduce estate taxes and ensure the work you’re passionate about continues onward.

Impact Giving:

As a donor, there are many ways to support The NIIC:

  • PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DONATIONS. Contribute to an area of The NIIC that you have a specific interest (e.g., business incubation and growth acceleration programs, WEOC, coworking and Professional FlexSpace, the campus master plan and more).
  • CAPITAL EQUIPMENT. Fund the acquisition of specific capital equipment to further improve our resources and services.
  • NAMING RIGHTS. Put your name on our Innovation Park, a future building, suite or room to be constructed.
  • UNRESTRICTED GIFTS. Contributions go toward the best use and most needed projects under consideration.

Ideas@Work:

Contribute to our annual event that helps support students, women entrepreneurs and support regional outreach and our Enterprising Communities initiative throughout Northeast Indiana.

Highlights of our 5TH Annual IDEAS@WORK SIGNATURE EVENT

On April 17, 2018, The NIIC’s annual Ideas@Work Signature Event hosted over 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders, and students inspiring and fueling the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana. The Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation served as the 2018 special event venue.

Indiana’s own Angie Hicks, Co-Founder of Angie’s List and Chief Customer Officer at ANGI Homeservices, served as the keynote speaker for The NIIC’s Ideas@Work Signature Event. Her keynote was titled What Does It Mean to Be An Entrepreneur.

OUR MISSION

To be rocket fuel for great ideas, people and businesses

OUR VISION

To be known as a top entrepreneurial community of choice

WHO & HOW WE SERVE

We help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses

Angie’s List Co-Founder Keynoted the 5th Annual Ideas@WORK EVENT

April 17, 2018

AT THE
PARKVIEW MIRRO CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Angie Hicks

Co-Founder of Angie’s List
Chief Customer Officer at ANGI Homeservices


We strive for a high level of transparency and excellence, in all areas of business. Toward that end, we aspire to:

  • Meet or exceed the Better Business Bureau’s Charitable Accountability Standards
  • Comply with Indiana Certified Tech Park Statute requirements
  • Continuously innovate through our commitment to a Quality Management System as demonstrated through the ongoing ISO 9001:2008 registration as a business incubation and acceleration program

Our progress is only possible through the generosity and charitable contributions of our donors. To discuss planned giving, ways of financially supporting The NIIC or if you’re considering additional gifting opportunities, call the Office of the President and CEO at 260.407.1736.

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