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How you doin’? Nonprofits benefit from formal evaluations

  By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Jodi Snell grew up in a small town. Under 20,000 people live in Jacksonville, Illinois, but Snell remembers her parents were always busy helping to make their tiny community a better place. Like organizing a softball tournament to raise money for a young cancer patient and her family. […]

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Data tool for Marion County

In case you missed it, WFYI’s “No Limits” aired a program about the new IndyVitals tool created by SAVI at The Polis Center. The tool contains an untold wealth of information about the 99 distinct neighborhoods of Marion County. It measures the health and sustainability of neighborhoods in Marion County in the following goal areas: […]

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An army of data joined the war on poverty

By Andrew Keatts, Kinder Institute for Urban Research for The HuffPost Impact | For all the resources and attention paid to combating poverty, the whole endeavor suffers from relatively limited data. A new measure that debuted this fall aims to correct that problem. Researchers at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy partnered with Salvation Army to […]

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