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Follow the links below to access links, tools, and other resources.  Don't see what you're looking for or want help using a tool with your organization?  Email Rachel at rmattingly@prosperityindiana.org.

Table of Contents

Affordable Housing

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

IHCDA oversees federal and state programs that serve low- and moderate-income residents to promote safe, affordable housing and financial and economic stability.

AHAIN is a nonprofit association that promotes affordable housing through advocacy, collaboration, and education.
LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on housing development and preservation, asset and property management, green development, and other housing topics.

Member Resources

Affordable Housing Acronyms

Guide to Conducting a Housing Market Analysis

Guide to Developing a Program Marketing Plan

The Development Process

The Development Team and Their Roles

Site Selection and Control

What is a CBDO?

What is a CDC?

What is a CDFI?

What is a CHDO?

Asset Development

Assets and Opportunity Network

The A&O Network includes service providers, researchers, financial institutions, policymakers, and others committed to helping people become more financially secure. Visit their website for more info and for tools and other resources.
Toolkits for social services, legal aid, volunteers, and staff to work with consumers on managing and growing their financial assets. Toolkits available in English and Spanish.
Resources for integrating financial capability discussions and tools into existing human service programs such as housing, early childhood education, and community health centers to increase the overall impact of these programs.
LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on integrated services delivery and jobs and employment.
Compare Indiana's asset building policies and outcomes with the rest of the United States.
Demographic data at the regional, state, and city level to measure equity between different demographics.

Comprehensive Community Development

Building Neighborhood Capacity Program Practice Briefs

Developing Local Knowledge to Inform Action

Learn by Doing in Action

Working Across Differences in Race, Class, and Power

Linking Neighborhood and City-Level Change Strategies

Community Rhythms:  Five Stages of Community Life

Community Rhythms Tool

Community Rhythms is a framework for understanding stages of community life and the best strategies for moving forward at each stage.

Collective Impact Forum

The Forum includes community discussions, tools, research, and webinars for practitioners using collective impact around the country.

CreatINg Places

CreatINg Places is a "crowdgranting" program funded by IHCDA in partnership with Patronicity. The program provides matching grant funds for approved projects that crowdfund through Patronicity.

Institute for Comprehensive Community Development

The Institute provides training, ideas, and news from the field, including articles on the process of CCD work and on common issue areas in urban and rural communities.

Theory of Change

How we view the work of community economic development.

Member Resources

Comprehensive Community Development
Data Sources

Guide to SMAART Goals and Action Planning

Goal Writing Worksheet

Action Planning Worksheet

Intro to Formal Leadership

Intro to Informal Leadership

Principles of Healthy Communities

Quality of Life Planning Process

Role of Backbone Organization in QOL Process

Role of Steering Committee in QOL Process

Role of Prosperity Indiana in QOL Process

Economic Development

Office of Community and Rural Affairs

OCRA manages federal and state programs to support economic development in rural communities across Indiana.

Commercial and Economic Development

LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on commercial property, commercial corridors, and community and the regional economy.


Member Resource

GrantStation is an online research and grant writing tool that offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify  potential funding sources for programs or projects as well as resources to help navigate the grantseeking process. Membership to GrantStation is $699 per year; as of April 30, 2017, Prosperity Indiana's organizational members discounted access is ending.

You can still access GrantStation either directly from www.GrantStation.com or at a discounted rate from TechSoup if your organization meets their eligibility requirements.

Housing Counseling

Published April 2017
Find information on housing counseling certification, housing counseling agencies, and other resources from HUD.

Human Services

Arts and Culture

LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on community cultural development; art, culture, and economic development; and arts and culture physical transformation.
LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on child care programs and facilities and on education programs and charter schools.
LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development provides resources on physical activity and recreation; primary health care; and healthy food and nutrition.


Training manual from course led by Jim Kelly of Vital Neighborhoods Consulting and Adam Gross of BPI.
The Center for Community Progress is a national leader in addressing vacant and abandoned property. Follow this link to view their reports and publications.

Management and Leadership

Board Source produces training, publications, and other resources to strengthen and support nonprofit governance. Note that some resources are only available to Board Source members.

Member Resources

Board Committee Job Descriptions
Board Officer Job Descriptions
Creating a Mission Statement
Crisis Plan Worksheet
Financial Management Terms
Interview Templates--Phone and Face-to-Face

Past Regional Meeting Recordings

Applying for Solar Uniting Neighbors (Southeast Regional Meeting - June 27, 2017)
Integrating Financial Capability Services (South Central Regional Meeting - July 20, 2017)
Capacity Building Opportunities through Technical Assistance (Northwest Regional Meeting - August 10, 2017)


Affordable Housing for Resilient Neighborhoods
AmeriCorps 101
CreatINg Places
Grant Writing 101
How to Partner with Your Local Hospital
Lobbying and Advocacy for Nonprofits
National Housing Trust Fund Rollout and Impact in Indiana
OCS Funding Introducation
Overtime Regulations: What Do They Mean for My Organization?
Planning and Zoning for Neighborhood Advocates
Smart Borrowing: Nonprofit Facilities Financing Workshop

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