Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    • 0

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    The Center for Community Progress will lead an Indiana-focused workshop to equip local stakeholders with a framework for developing a comprehensive strategy for addressing vacant and abandoned housing and other problem properties. Through a combination of presentations and small group exercises, participants will learn how neighborhood conditions can shape revitalization opportunities, how to develop code enforcement programs that respond to neighborhood needs, how to improve rental property conditions, and how receivership and land banking can be effective tools to return properties to productive use. The workshop will also include an Indiana legislative update and review of the key legal and regulatory tools that Indiana stakeholders have at their fingertips to help them address vacant and abandoned housing and other problem property issues. Click here to see the full training agenda.

    Participation in last year's Abandoned Housing Strategies 101 course is not required to attend this course. At least one year of experience in addressing abandoned housing is recommended.

    As a national leader on solutions for vacant, abandoned, and other problem properties, the Center for Community Progress serves as the leading resource for local, state, and federal policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization, from blight prevention and strategic code enforcement through the acquisition and management of problem properties to their productive reuse.

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

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    • 21

    Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) from Build It Green introduces participants to the overarching principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction, and operation of residential buildings. Participants will develop an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how they can effectively convey the importance of these building principles to homeowners.

    Understanding the Whole House Approach takes participants' CGBP education to the next level. In this advanced course, they'll learn how to perform a comprehensive green home analysis and the decision-making pathways to upgrading and remodeling homes. They will get the information they need to help homeowners determine whether their home is a good candidate for an energy or green upgrade, and to help them take advantage of upgrade incentives provided by local utilities.

    View the course objectives and syllabus and the agenda for the course.

    Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) is a nationally recognized 2-day course that over 6,000 building professionals have taken. Once certified as a green building professional, participants will be promoted online in Build It Green's Certified Green Professionals Directory. This directory receives over 2,500 searches per month by people looking for professionals. Participants also qualify to sign-up for Build It Green's GreenPoint Rated trainings, so they can continue to develop their skills and expand their business.

    This course is not associated with the National Association of Home Builders' Certified Green Professional.

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

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Evansville Central Library, Browning Room - 200 SE MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 47713
    • 0

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    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.

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Prosperity Indiana's member network is dedicated to confronting the neighborhood destabilization and economic harms caused by blight and abandonment throughout the state. While we have worked to enact incremental legislative progress to empower local responses over the past few years, existing tools and resources are clearly still not sufficient to address the challenges facing our communities.

    Our network must work together to develop stronger, more robust policy solutions. That is why we need your voice at this Connection Point call on Thursday, August 31, at 1:00 pm (EDT) to weigh in on legislative proposals aimed at helping cities throughout Indiana more effectively acquire properties and fund efforts to combat blight.

    Specifically, we will engage members about potential legislation to:

    • Reform the tax sale process for governmental units (land banks/redevelopment commissions) to more easily acquire deeds vs. certificates
    • Develop a sustainable resource stream to support land banks’ and/or redevelopment commissions’ blight elimination work
    • Increase the authority of these units to deal with large-scale property volumes

    Prosperity Indiana wants to ensure that any legislative response we work to move forward is the result of community and member engagement, so we hope you will join us for this important call.

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Neidhammer, 2102 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

    Are you looking for ways to get more involved with a cause you support? Have you considered serving on a board, but been unsure what it means?

    Join the PNC African American Employee Resource Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Mu Omega Chapter, and the National Black MBA Association for this interactive professional development and networking opportunity. Rachel Mattingly, Director of Training for Prosperity Indiana, will share the importance of board service and how you can leverage your service to build skills and your résumé. This session will address questions like, Why should I join a board? How do I decide which board to join? And what do board members do? You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what board service can do for you and with more confidence in the value you’ll bring to the organization you serve.

    Following the two-hour training, you’ll have time to network with other Indy professionals over drinks and hors d’ouevres. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event at the Neidhammer, a beautiful 1901 building that’s served as a secret society, a night club, and now an event space.

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    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St., W. Lafayette, IN 47906
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    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.

    • 12 Sep 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.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    Practitioners in small towns and rural areas often wear multiple hats to address the ways interrelated issues affect their communities. This training will address successful strategies for rural development, acknowledging and tying together the relationships between these topics.

    Presenters from across the state will address the following topics:

    Rural Resources

    Kathleen Weissenberger is known to many around Indiana from the 10 years she served as Director of Grant Services and State CDBG Director for the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). She also served on the Board of Directors for the Council of State Community Development Agencies from 2010-2015 and has instructed several national-level CDBG training courses.

    Transportation

    Jennifer Pyrz is a registered professional engineer with HNTB Corporation in Indianapolis. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University. She has more than 20 years of experience managing projects and providing technical analysis for transit studies, architectural and engineering design work, environmental analyses, parking studies, transportation plans, safe routes to school studies, operational analyses, and safety audits.  She is an active member in her community and has participated on the boards of many organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, and Midtown Indianapolis, Inc.

    Housing

    James Bosley, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Hope Services since 1979, and Jody Reschar, Chief Operating Officer of New Hope Services, oversee the housing and community development division, New Hope Development Services (NHDS). New Hope Development Services has developed multi-family, single-family, and rehab properties for families and seniors across southern Indiana, completing over 500 units in the past 19 years.

    Aging in Place

    Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D., is the very recently retired Director of the Center on Aging and Community at the Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University in Bloomington. ​A cultural anthropologist, Phil has been active in community development for age and ability-friendly communities for three decades. He chairs the ASA NEST Council. His most recent book, entitled Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America, was published by Praeger Press in October, 2009 and he is currently editing a volume entitled The Global Age-friendly Community Movement: A Critical Perspective for Berghahn Press.

    Brownfield Redevelopment

    Joel Markland is the President at BCA Environmental Consultants. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and has worked in the environmental consulting industry since the mid-1990’s. Joel joined BCA in 2008 and brings extensive experience in marketing and project development for environmental consulting services. Joel works with clients to develop appropriate strategies to address their needs, and he is passionate about building partnerships and growing relationships with clients. Over the past several years, Joel has focused on project development and business management and has overseen the steady growth of BCA.

    Infrastructure

    Cory Whitesell serves as HWC's director of planning. Whitesell specializes in facilitating complex planning projects that involve coordination between multiple units of government and various community stakeholder groups. He has extensive experience leading public interaction, including planning meetings, design charrettes, focus group meetings, stakeholder interviews and public meetings. With more than 21 years of experience in a variety of design disciplines, Whitesell’s approach blends placemaking, economic development and technical/engineering solutions.

    Economic Development

    Jim Tidd is the Executive Director of the Miami County Economic Development Authority. Through his work, Jim has recognized the need for small rural communities to work together across county lines to develop strategies for business retention and attraction that can compete with metropolitan areas. He's also successfully identified and secured multiple funding sources as a strategy for project financing for economic development.

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

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    When it comes to (re)building residential buildings there are many green certification labels to choose from.  During this session, we will discuss and compare the different rating systems identified in LIHTC, HUD, Federal Home Loan Bank, Tax abatements and other local programs. 

    Each green home certification comes with its own requirements, opportunities, costs, third party oversight, tools and resources to guide you. Each requires different levels of training and foundational knowledge. 

    Which is right for you and your clients?

    In this session, trainers from the Green Home Institute will help you make sense of it all and understand which program is the right tool to use based on the goals of your particular project. You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types: Single/multi-family, mid-high rise, rehabs, remodels and additions, and new construction. Market rate and affordable housing will also be discussed.

    The programs we will cover include LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard, Energy Star for Homes and Highrise, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes and the Home Energy Rating System. We will look at each system individually and then together through the lens of cost, the 5 pillars of green, third party oversight requirements, popularity, growth, update cycles and even political affiliations.  We will compare each to the baseline code as well. 

    Key take-aways from this training will be to

    1. Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast
    2. Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project 
    3. Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind 
    4. Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications


    Instructors

    Christin Kappel is the owner of Simply Sustainable LLC, a sustainability verification and consulting firm based in Indianapolis as well as the Past Board Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council Indiana Chapter.

    Simply Sustainable LLC. is a WBE certified, sustainability consulting and verification firm focused primarily on helping underserved markets and communities.  She started her company to fill a need in the affordable and subsidized housing market for qualified green professionals to assist design and construction teams in meeting federal, state as well as local funding requirements, including but not limited to programs such as LEED, Energy Star, Enterprise and the National Green Building Standard. She assists in helping her teams not only create attainable goals but also meet their performance goals while providing truly affordable housing for seniors, veterans, homeless and families across the Midwest.

    Her extensive experience in affordable housing has turned into a career helping developers and teams successfully meet their goals and she has successfully managed and verified more green certified projects than anyone else in the state.


    Brett Little, LFA, LEEDAPH, CGHP: A Graduate of the Aquinas College Sustainable Business Bachelors Program, Brett is the Executive Director of the GreenHome Institute and is helping homeowners, builders, architects, and developers find more sustainable and healthier ways to build BETTER.​ ​Brett sits on the board of the USGBC - West Michigan chapter and is a co-facilitator of the Living Future Collaborative: Great Lakes. Brett loves supporting the local economy, kayaking, microbreweries and enjoying pure MI with his wife and young son.​

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

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN 46176
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    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.

    • 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
    • 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. 

    • 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.

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
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    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
    • 8

    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
    • 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. 

    • 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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