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Sep

17

Tue
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Sep 17, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

Giving data shows that 80 percent of the funds nonprofits raise comes from individual donors, yet
much of the focus of fundraising is often on grants and corporate gifts. This session will help you
understand the basics of an annual giving program and give you an opportunity to practice asking with
confidence. Asking for financial support for your program shouldn’t be scary – learn to be fearless in
your asking! This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Presented by Indianapolis Public Library Foundation staff member Bethany K. Warner, CFRE, in the Knall Meeting Room.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Sep

21

Sat
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 6:00 PM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 11:00 PM @ The Crane Bay Event Center

About the Event

Alphabet Affair Presented by the Letter U!

Alphabet Affair is Indy’s premier fundraiser and celebration for adult and family literacy education. This year, we are taking a journey into the unknown to provide attendees with a unique and unparalleled experience! Join us for this unforgettable event!

A Few Things to Expect

Food, Drinks, Live Music, Silent Auction, a Live Ask, and Plenty of Opportunities to Give.

Want to Learn Even More?
Click here for our Alphabet Affair FAQ!

Sponsorship Packages are Still Available!

We would be happy to share details with you. Call us at (317) 275-4041 or email [email protected].

Tags: Indy’s premier fundraiser and celebration for adult and family literacy education, nonprofit, benefit, Gala, Indy Reads

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 3:15 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for our monthly educational tours! You must reserve a spot on-line, space is limited. Uplands PEAK is located in Freedom, Indiana. There are 3 tour times each month.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM 12:15 PM-1:30 PM 2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Ticket Info: http://uplandspeaksanctuary.org/visit/

PEAK educational tours last about and hour and 15 minutes. The tours are guided by the Co-Founders, Mark and Michelle Pruitt. You will go into some animal pastures, barns, coops, etc. During a tour you will learn about our residents’ rescues stories, personalities, and more. We also provide information about standard practices in the animal agriculture industry. After a tour you are welcome to walk the property paths, around the fences, sit by the pond or the picnic tables.

Our newly renovated Gift Shop/Community Lounge offers PEAK merch, reading materials, vegetarian starter kits, beverages and snacks.

Please note: Our residents interact with guests on their terms and we expect that all visitors respect their preferences and personal space. This is their home and their needs come first. We reserve the right to adapt the tour as we deem necessary based on resident health, concerns, and or weather!

Closed-toed shoes are required for tours. Please keep in mind this is a farm, there is dirt, mud, and poop! Some pastures are bumpy, dusty, etc. Be prepared for walking!

If you are making it a day trip 10-20 minutes away:
McCormick Creek State Park
Civilian Corporation Brewery (vegan options)

In Bloomington, 30 minutes away:
The Owlery Restaurant (vegetarian restaurant)
Rainbow Bakery (all vegan)

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, Farm Tour, Farm Visiting Day, nonprofit, volunteering, 2019, vegan

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 11:00 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 6:00 PM @ Rocky Ripple

Celebrating 20 years of grass roots festival fun in the park! Six bands, over eighty booths of artists, local food and craft beer vendors, interactive kids zone. More….

Tags: 2019 Rocky Ripple Festival, nonprofit, community

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

You cannot win funding for your nonprofit without an effective program plan. In this workshop, you will discover the main components of a solid program plan, one that will help provide quality services to your community. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Library

This workshop will provide a practical approach to developing the most effective grant-seeking strategies for your organization. You will learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

07

Mon
Mon, Oct 07, 2019 5:30 PM - Mon, Oct 07, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

Increasing in prominence as a tool for enhanced efficiency and strengthened service delivery, collaboration’s advantages, disadvantages, potential, and pitfalls must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization. Presented by Maury Plambeck.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

Many nonprofits are born out of the passion and vision of a founder. But, for your nonprofit to flourish beyond the tireless dedication of that founder, for it to mature and live on no matter who is in the driver’s seat, you need to create a thoughtful, realistic organizational plan. Not just one plan, but several. Unfortunately, after hours of group effort, many small nonprofit plans collect dust. You need to complete tasks in the plans you create. That takes planned structure and discipline. We’ll speed through the basics of good planning and introduce several formats and tools to explore later that may help you build and work your plans. We’ll send you on your way with next steps you plan to take!

Presented by Anne Hudson.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, October PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, vegan, volunteering, 2019, vegan

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Oct

22

Tue
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Oct 22, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

As the governing body of a nonprofit, an effective and enthusiastic board of directors or board of trustees can make all the difference. This workshop will review best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. These include nomination, cultivation and recruitment practices; board orientation, assessment, strategic planning, fundraising, fiscal oversight, board/staff relations, effective meeting and reporting strategies, and more. Presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle in the Knall Meeting Room.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

16

Sat
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Nov 16, 2019 3:30 PM @ Central Library

Make sure you have the groundwork that must be in place before your new nonprofit organization can thrive. Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This workshop walks you through the steps to defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and building an effective board. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch as there are few lunch options close by and time is limited. This workshop is designed for those seeking to establish a new nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

IndyVitals is a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County. Designed to help community and civic leaders, non-profit and philanthropic partners, and others working to improve neighborhoods, IndyVitals helps to easily identify the diverse strengths and challenges across Indy with the goal of focusing resources and investments in ways that are most relevant to the true needs of Indy’s communities.

City staff will explain the philosophy behind IndyVitals, how neighborhoods were grouped into neighborhood areas, and provide an in-depth demonstration of how to use IndyVitals to learn more about your community.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Nov

23

Sat
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Library

Do you need to know how to access the latest population numbers for your area? Do you want Jobs and Income data? Are you applying for a grant and need authoritative facts, figures, and findings? Will you need data to tell your community’s story to stakeholders and funders this year?

Your Indiana State Data Center @ the Indiana State Library is a free service for your research needs.

This ½ day workshop will familiarize you with the services we provide, introduce you to several key Indiana Data Resources, and give specific examples for finding data for grant proposals.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Aug

10

Sat
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Aug 10, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]

Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, August PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, volunteering, vegan, 2019

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Aug

06

Tue
Tue, Aug 06, 2019 2:00 PM - Tue, Aug 06, 2019 3:00 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tuWsmPCTTeWgi0gptr2zkw

The Climate Crisis is here. Breaking temperature records has become a regular occurrence. Historic storms, floods, and wildfires are becoming a new norm.

But what are we going to do about it?

We have a few ideas, but we can’t do it alone! In this online chat, we’ll be showing you how to push corporations, like Chase, to stop funding the climate crisis. We’ll be talking about actions you can jump into near you and ways you can make the biggest impact in your community and the global community.

Tags: Climate Crisis, Taking Action, Activism, nonprofit, webinar, Rainforest Action Network

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Jul

27

Sat
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 9:00 AM - Sat, Jul 27, 2019 2:00 PM @ Christ The Savior Lutheran Church

Megan’s Ride
A bicycle ride benefiting Outside the Box.
Join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers, IN.
Register by July 1st for a free t-shirt!

Outside the Box is a unique culture that empowers our participants and staff to become the best versions of themselves. By celebrating successes and building inner wealth, it is our hope that everyone experiences growth during their time at OTB. OTB provides supports that allow our participants to explore different opportunities through our innovative Day Services, Employment Services, and Studio Art Programming. For more information visit www.otbonline.org.

Tags: Outside the Box, benefit, nonprofit, bicycle ride

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Jul

24

Wed
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 2:00 PM - Wed, Jul 24, 2019 3:30 PM @ https://grantspace.org/training/2019-07-24-is-starting-a-nonprofit-right-for-you/

About

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated–is it worth it?  This class can help you decide.

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit
  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take
  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

A Special Welcome to:

Dreamers: those thinking about starting or in the process of starting a nonprofit

Additional Information

Upon completion of your registration, you will be receiving an email from our webinar platform, GoTo Webinar.  The email will contain your own unique link to the live webinar.

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Nonprofit startups

Bonus Materials

A collection of national and local resources and contacts to help guide you through the process of starting a nonprofit.

Featuring

David Holmes Cleveland Lead Candid Midwest View Bio

Tags: Starting a nonprofit, webinar, professional advice

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May

28

Tue
Tue, May 28, 2019 6:30 PM - Tue, May 28, 2019 8:00 PM @ Tick Tock Lounge

Do you have an idea you would like to share? Do you have more questions about Barter School Indy? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about volunteering and would like to learn more? Join us for our monthly meetings!

Tags: Barter School Indy, Board Meeting, nonprofit

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May

16

Thu
Thu, May 16, 2019 9:00 AM - Thu, May 16, 2019 11:00 AM @ Polis Center

Data is most powerful when you understand its limits. This module will give you the knowledge to think critically about data, making you aware of what can cause noise in data and how to use data effectively despite these limitations.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Module 2E: Avoid Data Pitfalls, comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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May

09

Thu
Thu, May 09, 2019 10:30 AM - Thu, May 09, 2019 12:30 PM @ Polis Center

Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosing the right dataset. We cover the strengths, weaknesses, and costs of readily available data sets, including SAVI, so you have the information you need to locate the data that’s right for you.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assetts and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Module 2A: Find Existing Data, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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May

09

Thu
Thu, May 09, 2019 8:30 AM - Thu, May 09, 2019 10:30 AM @ Polis Center

Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and determine how data can help you get there. This will determine what kind of data you need.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assetts and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Module 1A: Frame the Problem, nonprofit, public policy, social justice

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May

02

Thu
Thu, May 02, 2019 9:00 AM - Thu, May 02, 2019 11:00 AM @ Polis Center

Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosing the right dataset. We cover the strengths, weaknesses, and costs of readily available data sets, including SAVI, so you have the information you need to locate the data that’s right for you.

SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator) helps people and organizations make data-informed decisions.

It’s our vision that all organizations will have access to and use data to improve planning and decision-making and ultimately improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. SAVI is a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator), SAVI Module 2D: Create and Use Focus Group Data, nonprofit, community, web tools, Polis Center

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Apr

23

Tue
Tue, Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Apr 23, 2019 8:00 PM @ Polis Center

This course is designed for those who are already familiar with Asset-Based Community Development, but would like to dig deeper into the concept.

This course is designed for those who are already familiar with Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), but would like to dig deeper into the concept. Participants will use data to create engagement plans that reflect the specific demographics of their neighborhood. Those engagement plans can be used to identify and engage with the most important asset in every community – the people. The class will also include exercises that illustrate the principles of asset mapping in a group setting, as well as provide the opportunity to create asset maps for attendees’ own neighborhoods.

This course will be offered on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Tags: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Project (INRC), workshop, nonprofit

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Apr

18

Thu
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Apr 18, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Sol Center

In this course, we will look at a new way of using the power of positive questioning as an engagement tool and as a way to create energy for communities to move forward. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has been used in the organizational development world for years. You will learn how it can easily be adapted for your community.

This course will be offered Monday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Tags: Appreciative Inquiry (AI), Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC), workshop, nonprofit, community

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Apr

18

Thu
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 5:00 PM - Thu, Apr 18, 2019 8:30 PM @ Indiana War Memorial

The 3nd annual Love Thy Neighborhood Awards will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Indiana War Memorial. We will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m. for all finalists and our sponsors. A general reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. and then the awards program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This annual event will be glamorous, yet rooted in the authentic cultures of area neighborhoods. The event will start with a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This will be followed with attendees moving into the beautiful auditorium space for an hour-long awards ceremony.

Five awards will be given highlighting people, projects, initiatives, and organizations impacting specific neighborhoods. These have been organized around Livability, Opportunity, Vitality, and Education. In each category three finalists will be highlighted through a short video produced by the event organizers, and each category winner (announced at the event) will receive an unrestricted grant of approximately $2,500. The fifth award will be the LOVE Award, a People’s Choice award determined by voting at the event, receiving a $5,000 award.

Cocktail attire suggested.

Tags: Love Thy Neighborhood Awards, gala, nonprofit, reception, LISC Indianapolis

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Apr

18

Thu
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 9:00 AM - Thu, Apr 18, 2019 11:00 AM @ Polis Center

Surveys can be a cheap way to collect extensive data. In this module you will learn the different ways that survey data can be collected and analyzed.

SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator) helps people and organizations make data-informed decisions.

It’s our vision that all organizations will have access to and use data to improve planning and decision-making and ultimately improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. SAVI is a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator), SAVI Module 2C: Create and Use Survey Data, nonprofit, community, Polis Center, web tools

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Apr

15

Mon
Mon, Apr 15, 2019 6:00 PM - Mon, Apr 15, 2019 8:00 PM @ Central Library

As the governing body of a nonprofit, an effective and enthusiastic board of directors or board of trustees can make all the difference. This workshop will review best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. These include nomination, cultivation and recruitment practices; board orientation, assessment, strategic planning, fundraising, fiscal oversight, board/staff relations, effective meeting and reporting strategies, and more. Presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle in the Knall Meeting Room.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, training, Central Library

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Apr

14

Sun
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 1:00 PM - Sun, Apr 14, 2019 4:00 PM @ Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium

Give Hope, Fight Poverty Chapter at IUPUI presents the first annual Indy Corgi Limbo & Costume Contest!!!! All proceeds benefit Give Hope, Fight Poverty. Watch this page for more information…

Tags: Give Hope, Fight Poverty, nonprofit, benefit, first annual, Indy Corgi Limbo & Costume Contest

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Apr

08

Mon
Mon, Apr 08, 2019 6:00 PM - Mon, Apr 08, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Sol Center

ABCD focuses on how to organize people in communities, including effective use of existing community assets in neighborhoods. Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learn how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities. The mapping portion of the session will assist participants in identifying and discovering the obvious and hidden assets within their communities. Participants will begin to work on individual, associational, institutional, and community mapping tools for their neighborhoods and learn how to apply this information to connect issues and needs with assets.

This course will be held on Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Tags: Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), nonprofit, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC), community

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Apr

06

Sat
Sat, Apr 06, 2019 1:30 PM - Sat, Apr 06, 2019 4:00 PM @ Central Library

This workshop will provide a practical approach to developing the most effective grant-seeking strategies for your organization. You will learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: nonprofit, leadership, giving, grants, advice, giving program

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Apr

06

Sat
Sat, Apr 06, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Apr 06, 2019 12:30 PM @ Central Library

You cannot win funding for your nonprofit without an effective program plan. In this workshop, you will discover the main components of a solid program plan, one that will help provide quality services to your community. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

Made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and The Emily Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: program planning, nonprofit, workshop, discussion, business, Central Library

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Apr

04

Thu
Thu, Apr 04, 2019 10:30 AM - Thu, Apr 04, 2019 12:30 PM @ Polis Center

Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosing the right dataset. We cover the strengths, weaknesses, and costs of readily available data sets, including SAVI, so you have the information you need to locate the data that’s right for you.

SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator) helps people and organizations make data-informed decisions.

It’s our vision that all organizations will have access to and use data to improve planning and decision-making and ultimately improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. SAVI is a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator), SAVI Module 2A: Find Existing Data, nonprofit, community, web tools, Polis Center

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Apr

04

Thu
Thu, Apr 04, 2019 8:30 AM - Thu, Apr 04, 2019 10:30 AM @ Polis Center

Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and determine how data can help you get there. This will determine what kind of data you need.


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator) helps people and organizations make data-informed decisions.

It’s our vision that all organizations will have access to and use data to improve planning and decision-making and ultimately improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. SAVI is a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI.

Tags: SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicator), SAVI Module 1A: Frame the Problem, nonprofit, Community, Polis Center

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