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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 7 • Published actionable information, such as reports on affordable housing and unequal access to tobacco retail outlets, and the SAVI Online Magazine which features case studies on how area organizations have used SAVI for strategic planning and proposal writing. • Convened 150 people for SAVI Talks events, bringing together multiple sectors to discuss important community issues using data as the starting point for conversation. Recognition for Community Informatics work • Nominee for a Mira Award, the “Oscars” of the Indiana technology community. IndyVitals.org was nominated for Innovation of the Year. • More than 20 media mentions for our reports and new online data tools. Coverage included two front-page articles in the Indianapolis Star, two appearances on WFYI’s No Limits, and several local television and radio news outlets. • The IndyVitals tool was submitted for consideration for URISA’s Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) award, which recognizes extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. Winners will be announced October 2017. Created online data visualization tools about US philanthropic giving patterns • In partnership with IU Lilly School of Philanthropy, we created a set of online data visualization tools to disseminate information about philanthropic giving patterns across the US. Tools include a Give-o-meter, Generosity Maps, and Generosity Reports. We published the GenerosityforLife.org beta website this year, with the final version to be publically launched in fall 2017. Associations/Presentations • United Way of Central Indiana, Community Impact Committee, Member • National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP, Urban Institute, Washington, DC), Member • Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC), Member • “A World of Dashboards.” National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Conference. Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics, with Bob Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh, and Peter Tatian, Urban Institute. Baltimore, MD. May 18, 2017. • “The Polis Center: Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Hazard Planning.” Presented by Kandris to a delegation of Chinese scholars visiting IUPUI to learn about cutting edge research and community engagement in the area of environmental quality and health. Indianapolis, IN. Jan. 17, 2017. • “Legal Service Data in Context: Leveraging Public Data for Community Needs Assessments and Planning.” National Legal Aid and Defender Association Conference. Kandris with James Scruggs, Carlos A. Manjarrez, Jon Laramore, and Nan Heald. Indianapolis, IN. Nov. 11, 2016. • “SAVI Community Assessment Tool Training Workshop.” Kandris for the United Way of Central Indiana Community Impact University. Nov. 4, 2016. • “IndyVitals Tool.” One-hour radio program aired on No Limits, WFYI Public Radio. Hosted by John Krull. Kandris with Brad Beaubien, City of Indianapolis, and Steven Meyer, King Park CDC. July 12, 2016. Advisory Board/Committee Members Our project diversity requires that we operate several boards to achieve the best and most relevant advice for work. These boards are all advisory and meet regularly, as indicated. SAVI Technology Advisory Committee Gail Farnsley, Executive Partner, Gartner Executive Programs (Committee Chair) Bob Baird, President, Inverse-square Andrew Bittermann, Business Intelligence and Data Strategy Solution Manager, Fusion Alliance David Orit, BI Solution Manager, Allegient Jeffrey S. Ton, Exec. Vice President of Product and Service Development, Bluelock SAVI Community Assessment and Planning Advisory Committee Bob Cross, Consultant (Retired, Former Director of Research, United Way of Central Indiana) Demetrius Glover, Former Vice President of Strategic Information, United Way of Central Indiana Karen Gentleman, Owner and Consultant, Gentleman McCarty Carmen Luca, Sugawara Associate Professor, IU School of Social Work at IUPUI Denise Luster, Director of Research and Evaluation, United Way of Central Indiana Lexie McGillis, Research Associate, United Way of Central Indiana Diane Pfeiffer, Consultant 7