Data to Action Deep Dive

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm EDT
Indianapolis, IN
Nexus Impact Center, 9511 Angola Ct Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $150.00
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Discover the best sources of publicly available data on Hoosiers and gain skills for spotting trends, patterns, and gaps to improve your social impact.

The first step in answering questions like What are areas of most need? and How much did we do? is collecting data about the problems that the organization is trying to solve. Information about needs and activities is the core of data for action. It directly drives activities to respond to those problems and transform communities. But with more sources than ever before, it can be easy to feel lost in the sea of data.

At this workshop, you’ll learn to navigate data sets like a pro. Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) Director Carol Rogers and other data wonks within state agencies will pinpoint and guide you through local census, population, and demographic data, as well as sources on employment, workforce, health, early education, and grantmaking. They will also share vital points of contact you can use to get answers to tough questions when the raw numbers are not enough.

At the end of the day, participants will develop skills in data analysis with an understanding of how to make it actionable within their grantmaking strategy. You will also come away knowing why data is the key to highlighting inequities. This decision requires no calculation—register today.

Workshop Agenda

  • Working With and Understanding Data 
  • Census 2020 & Demographics
  • Employment, Economy, & Workforce 
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Early Education 
  • Candid Grantmaking Data
  • Discussion & Reflections


Carol O. Rogers, Director, Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC)

Rogers works with economic developers, government officials, and businesses throughout Indiana and the U.S., providing economic and demographic information about Indiana. She helped direct the creation of the IBRC’s award-winning interactive web service, STATS America and its sister site, STATS Indiana. Rogers is Gov. Holcomb’s census liaison and serves on the boards of the national Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information Institute. Rogers works extensively with economic developers, government officials and businesses throughout Indiana and the nation, providing them with economic and demographic information for and about Indiana and its localities. These data are shared through publications produced by the IBRC research staff, web services, training, consultation and analysis. Read more.

Josie Fasoldt, Chief Data and Strategy Officer, Indiana Office of Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity (CEIOO)

Fasoldt uses data to answer the questions necessary to inform good decision-making within CEIOO. For Fasoldt, data is the key to highlighting inequities and tracking the State's progress in closing those gaps. Before joining the Office of the CEIOO, Fasoldt was the senior director of engagement and analytics for the Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH) where she was responsible for the execution of large-scale business intelligence and data science product rollouts. Before joining the State, Fasoldt worked at the Osborne Association in New York City, one of New York States' oldest nonprofits serving individuals affected by the criminal justice system. At Osborne Fasoldt played a critical role in the optimization and effectiveness of the agency's data process and data governance, strengthening the agency's overall impact. There she also oversaw the data analysis of the first social impact bond in the U.S., a multi-million-dollar bond funded through Goldman Sachs for an incarcerated youth cognitive-behavioral program at Rikers Island jail. Read more.

Nathan Ringham, Senior Director of Research and Insights, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP)

Ringham organizes and executes research projects, often with nationally recognized thought leaders and consulting firms, in support of CICP’s efforts to transform the economy of Indiana. Prior to joining CICP, he spent eleven years at ICF International, a global advisory and digital services provider, in its housing and community development practice. He also previously worked in Bloomington, Indiana’s Housing and Neighborhood Development. Ringham currently serves as treasurer for Renew Indianapolis, a comprehensive community development corporation and nonprofit parent of two Community Development Financial Institutions. Read more.


Maureen Weber, President and CEO, Early Learning Indiana

With a background in organizational strategy and execution, Weber has spent her career working across multiple sectors—with an emphasis on human capital development and education—to improve the way organizations meet the needs of individuals they serve. Prior to joining Early Learning Indiana in 2018, Weber served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Project Lead the Way. She also worked as vice president of customer experience at Indiana University Health and has served in a number of public service roles. Read more.

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