Community Data Sources Webinar

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
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“Most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong.”- Suhail Doshi, CEO, Mixpanel

Foundation work always includes a bit of luck and guessing. It far more often relies on sound data for understanding community trends and benchmarking progress. However, data sources are constantly evolving in their availability, quality, and timeliness. This webinar will help you navigate the different sources and partners for community data in Indiana, ranging from demographics and economy to issues such as health and self-sufficiency. It will also help you learn how to evaluate which data sources may be most useful to your foundation’s needs. And, you’ll receive a set of links to the key sources most often used in community decision-making.

The webinar is part of GIFT’s series of programs to help Indiana’s community foundations learn and refine community leadership skills and strategies. 

Target Audience:

Community foundations and staff of other grantmakers. This program is open to all IPA members.


Cynthia Cunningham, Senior Consultant, Community Solutions, Inc.
Cynthia Cunningham graduated from Indiana University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and has been an Adult Volunteer for Girl Scouts of Hoosier Capitol. Cynthia is a published author of several scholarly articles and is a well-regarded speaker on the use of information systems to improve outcomes for families, neighborhoods, and communities. She has previously served as a Board member of the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center, a member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Institute National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, and a member of the American Planning Association and American Planning Association Speakers Bureau.

Tony Macklin, CAP®, Consultant, Webinar Facilitator, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Tony consults with donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors and associations about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. In four years as executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and operations for a multi-generation family. In twelve years and four roles at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking and community change initiatives, advised generous entrepreneurs and families on philanthropic tools and strategy, attracted $39 million in assets and co-investments, and co-founded a social enterprise. Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Tony is a Senior Advisor to the Impact Finance Center, Associate with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, and consultant with the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s community foundation network. He’s volunteered for more committees, task forces, and boards than he can remember.


Free for IPA Members


Please register by Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Questions about registration should be directed to Belinda Gray at bgray@inphilanthropy.org

Unable to attend the live webinar? Register now to receive the recording and slides after the webinar is completed.

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