Coffee Talk Webinar Series

In 2014, IPA offered a series of "coffee talk" webinars to help Indiana grantmakers become more familiar with the mission and work of a number of state agencies and one academic research center. Recordings of these webinars may be purchased for $10 per webinar or $50 for the entire series (special member price). To make a purchase, please contact Lakisha Crawford at 317-630-5200 ext. 110.

Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Deputy Attorney General Justin Hazlett speaks about the work of the AG's office in relation to Indiana’s charitable sector. Learn how to work with the AG’s office to help your nonprofit partners accomplish their missions within the frameworks of state charity law and federal tax law.

Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Debbie Pidgeon, Chief Operating Officer at OFBCI, discusses the agency's programs (AmeriCorps, Hoosier Corps) and services (grants, nonprofit resources.
Note: The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has changed its name since this webinar was recorded. It is now Serve Indiana.

Indiana Arts Commission
Michelle Anderson, Deputy Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, discusses the agency's programs and strategic priorities, as well as opportunities for foundations to work with the IAC to support the arts in their communities.

Indiana Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission
Katelin Ryan, Director of Program Evaluation at the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, talks about what works in tobacco prevention and cessation and potential roles for philanthropy.

Indiana Department of Education, Outreach Division of School Improvement
Debbie Yates, Outreach Coordinator for Region 9 (Marion County), provides an overview of the Outreach Division of School Improvement and how it works to implement IDOE's community approach to educating children and building support systems for schools. Debbie talks about several particular initiatives (Hoosier Family of Readers, Family Friendly Schools, and STEM assessment/designation) and how foundations can get involved.

The Polis Center at IUPUI
Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics at The Polis Center, discusses how Indiana foundations and their grantees can use community informatics (information and communication technologies). The Polis Center is a leader in community informatics, having developed the nation’s largest and most comprehensive community information system. This system, SAVI, provides detailed data on health, education, housing and community assets for individuals and organizations in central Indiana. Additionally, SAVI powers county-level community report cards for the entire state, and The Polis Center is working to expand SAVI's more detailed toolsets to other regions of the state.