Best of 2013

The SAVI team wishes you all a very Happy New Year!

2013 was a busy year for all of us at SAVI. As 2014 launches, we wanted to take a moment to look back and celebrate a few highlights. From unleashing new trends in poverty in Indiana to sharing insightful tips on strategic planning for nonprofits, here are a few of our proudest moments!


Thanks to the engagement of our SAVI community, our blog gained a significant momentum in 2013. We looked at comments and total number of views and social shares, and chose our most popular posts of the year. Take a look!

#3 Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

In our third most popular blog, Jay Colbert shared data to help readers reach informed opinions regarding development of a regional transit system in Central Indiana.

#2 Good Planning + Good Data = Positive Community Impact

We all want to have a positive impact on our community. In this blog, Sharon Kandris describes how good planning and good data lead to successful program planning.

#1 Addressing Hunger in Central Indiana: Gaps and Opportunities

The number one blog of 2013 was Sharon Kandris’s informative report on the state of hunger in Central Indiana and what we can do to address it.

Trends in Poverty Report 

poverty reportI out of 5 people in Marion County are in poverty. Our Trends in Poverty report explored the 2012 poverty data to examine the disparities that exist in Marion county by age, race, gender, education levels, and neighborhoods – and how that has changed since 2000. This report gained lots of local attention. You can access the report here.

WTHR Coverage
WISH-TV’s Report

2013 Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building

More than 200 people attended last year’s conference that was focused on building capacity of nonprofits in six core areas: Funding, Communications, Collaboration, Volunteerism, Strategic planning, and Governance. This year, we added a second day to feature the first statewide Human Needs Summit, a working session in which participants collaborated to share insights and discuss gaps and opportunities in education, health, hunger, and housing.

Logo Governors Conference (open text)

Save the date! The 2014 conference will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Oct. 1 and 2. We look forward to seeing you there!

What can SAVI can do for you? Whether you’re interested in a demonstration, hands-on training, or courses toward SAVI certification, we’re here to help!


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