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Posted by saviadmin on Mar 27, 2013

Good Planning + Good Data = Positive Community Impact

By Sharon Kandris

All of us hope to have a positive impact on our community. It’s why we do what we do. Nonprofits exist to help make the world a better place. But how do we make sure our programs and organizations make the greatest impact they can?

It starts with good planning and good data…planning that focuses on your end goal and data that informs your decisions.

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Posted by saviadmin on Mar 20, 2013

New SAVI data reveals interesting crime and health trends in central Indiana

By Jay Colbert

2011 vitals and juvenile justice data are now available in SAVI! Vitals data include birth and death records, and juvenile justice data include arrests as opposed to reported crimes.

Here are just a few of the categories of vitals and juvenile justice data. Within each category of data, SAVI provides a number of more specific indicators.

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Posted by saviadmin on Mar 7, 2013

Talent Alliance Helps Educators Make Data-Informed Decisions

The Central Indiana Talent Alliance recently released its third community report card, revealing an in-depth assessment of performance indicators and trends in education in Marion County.

To achieve its vision of elevating the local system of education, the Talent Alliance acknowledges the importance of collaboration among community partners. It convenes members of five implementation teams (each representing  a segment of the education continuum), a data management team, and other key council members to ensure that every child succeeds from cradle to career.

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