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Posted by saviadmin on Jan 6, 2015

SAVI Planning Powers Northside Mission Ministry’s Impact

INDIANAPOLIS – Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis wanted to be sure.

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The church community had long felt that its Northside Mission Ministry was positively impacting Washington Township, but could anything more be done, any additional resources leveraged?

With help from SAVI, NMM identified needs down to the street level to reveal gaps and identify the crucial unmet needs in their community: housing, utilities assistance, food and clothing assistance. Leveraging its SAVI data, NMM was empowered to build a broad coalition of service providers in the township that is now working to meet these needs.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 29, 2013

Filling the Gap: Faith-based organizations are an important resource

By Sharon Kandris

At a time when families are experiencing more economic hardship and the need for services is increasing, nonprofits are continually forced to do more with less funding, fewer staff, and fewer resources.  As reported in The Nonprofit Times, there were 10,000 fewer registered tax-exempt organizations in the US in 2012 than in 2011.  With the number of nonprofits down, and the need for services up, how can the community support its residents’ needs?  Faith-based organizations can play an important role in providing services to those in need.

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