Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Old National Bank, One Main St, Evansville, IN 47708

    Join Prosperity Indiana for this Regional Member Meeting to engage on issues currently facing your organization and community, the work Prosperity Indiana is doing on your behalf and how Prosperity Indiana can help you build on your organization’s and community’s strengths.

    Connect with other Prosperity Indiana members from your region, learn about our programs and services that could help your work, and hear a summary of the highlights of Prosperity Indiana’s 2017 policy agenda and key changes in state community development policy.

    Come hear about the Outcomes Platform: a new data collection, tracking and outcomes reporting solution. Learn how you can use this comprehensive and interactive data tracking tool to visualize the impact that your organization has on your community and the results of your collective efforts with local partners.

    Meet with members of our staff one-on-one, either before or after the Regional Meeting, for dedicated time to talk about your work and how you can connect to other people and resources to propel you forward. Email Angie at acalvert@prosperityindiana.org to schedule your time with us.

    Lunch will be provided.

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 17

    How does your zip code determine your health? While many factors contribute to an individual's health, research shows that the places we live have a significant impact. How does this influence your work with clients? How does this influence your decisions around community development projects? Join this call to connect, share ideas, and workshop common challenges with others in the Prosperity Indiana network. Kim Irwin, Executive Director of Health by Design, will be on the call to share insights from her work in promoting healthy places around the state.

    The 2018 Prosperity Indiana Summit will dive deep into the intersections of community health and community development with sessions that tackle Principles of Healthy Communities. Get a head start on that conversation by joining this call to explore what's affecting health in your community and what you can do to improve it.

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 225 S East St # 100, Indianapolis, IN 46202

    The 2017 Midwest Asset Building Conference aims to bring practitioners, policy advocates, and researchers together to share promising practices and strengthen our shared work in the region. Stakeholders in the Upper Midwest will have the opportunity to learn from their peers during this two day convening.

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Funders are becoming more responsive to the needs of the sector and are seeing the impact that low-interest loans can have in some situations in lieu of grantmaking. As the world of Program Related Investments (PRIs) increases, so do the dollars available for charitable programming. This is because a funder does not use its grant dollars to accomplish PRIs, and, because there is more flexibility in the PRI space than the grant space (especially for private foundations). All grantees should have a working knowledge of these increasingly-used tools.

    About the Presenter: Zac Kester, Executive Director of Charitable Allies, Inc., has practiced law primarily for charities for nearly 10 years and holds an LL.M. in the needs of tax-exempt organizations from Indiana University Maurer School of Law as well as a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He is a recognized leader in the field and presents regularly on nonprofit legal topics to organizations around the State of Indiana, as well as contributing frequent articles and insights to Charitable Advisors’ Not-for-Profit News and other industry publications. Zac serves as part of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance's Legal Help Desk and serves several different private and community foundations as a consulting executive for programming, board direction, outcomes and funding prioritization, and grant recipient data collection and management. Zac is a director and Board President for Ascent 121 Inc., a Marion County anti-human trafficking organization, and a director at Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. Thus, both as an attorney and as a community and nonprofit advocate, Zac Kester is experienced and knowledgeable to assist community (re)development organizations in their quest for community change.

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 15

    Join us, subject matter experts, and a graphic facilitator for a video and discussion on "What It's Worth" the book published by Prosperity Now and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco addressing the financial future of families and communities.

    Learn strategies to build financial capability from early childhood through retirement and practical ways to incorporate these strategies with your family, community, and clients.

    A complimentary lunch and a copy of "What It's Worth" will be provided to every registrant.

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Noblesville Township Community Center, 372 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

    Want to advocate for change in your local community, but not sure where to start?

    Attend this two-hour training to learn strategies for engaging with local decision-makers. Rachel Mattingly from Prosperity Indiana will lead the training, joined by Ryan Crum, the Director of Planning and Building for the Town of McCordsville. Together, they'll help participants understand the roles of government officials and other community leaders, key planning and decision-making processes, and how residents can effectively influence both.

    Ryan was hired to serve as the Town of McCordsville’s first Director of Planning and Building in 2013.  Ryan leads a staff which provides all planning, zoning, building, and inspection services in the Town.  He serves as staff to the Town Council, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Redevelopment Commission, among other boards and commissions.  Other duties include managing the Capital Projects Plan and grant writing.  Prior work experience includes serving as a Planner and Senior Planner for the Town of Fishers for 7 years, where he managed development and project review, created staff projects, worked on long-term planning projects, analyzed development proposals, and made recommendations to various boards and commissions.  Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development.  He is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is in the second year of Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.

    Have a specific topic or question you'd like to have addressed during training? Email Rachel at rmattingly@prosperityindiana.org.

    This training has been organized by Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), with support from Old National Bank Foundation. Additional trainings in this series include Board Basics, held in April, and The Basics of Neighborhood Association and Homeowners Association, in July. If you would like to register for all three trainings at the reduced rate of $50, please email andrea@handincorporated.org.


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    • 12

    This training, led by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) and Purdue Extension, will provide practical tools and strategies for engaging the community. The training will begin with sessions on cultural awareness and asset mapping to help participants learn to get a better understanding of their communities. The first day will end with a general overview of engagement strategies and how to use them.

    On the second day of training, representatives from organizations serving specific populations will share their work and how to engage with diverse populations, including youth, LGBT youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, and Hispanic and Black communities. Participants will also learn about the importance of and tools for collaboration. Finally, participants will incorporate what they learned into a Community Engagement Plan, with guidance and feedback from the trainers.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 50

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Sheraton at Indianapolis City Centre, 31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    The 2018 Prosperity Indiana Summit will be held on January 24, 2018, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. The focus of this annual gathering of Prosperity Indiana’s members and partners will be the intersection of community health and community development. 

    Strengthening our communities requires us to consider the ways that people and their environment interact with one another. The health of one is intricately intertwined with the health of the other. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health.

Prosperity Indiana
202 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Phone // 317.454.8533 Fax // 317.454.8534 
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