Research on competitive giving will shed light on impact on philanthropy

Every March since 2012, Brackets For Good, an Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, hosts online “competitive giving” fundraising tournaments. With March Madness as the impetus, there are now nonprofits in 10 additional cities involved, and a national competition. Participating nonprofits organizations rally enthusiastic donors to out fundraise their opponents in order to advance into the next… Read more »

Faculty Q&A: SPEA Assistant Professor Eric Grommon wins IU Trustees Teaching Award

Each year, SPEA IUPUI awards a full-time faculty member the IU Trustees Teaching Award for their positive impact on learning. Assistant Professor Eric Grommon, who joined SPEA in 2012, was selected for the annual award. In addition to teaching both graduate and undergraduate criminal justice courses, Grommon collaborates with students on a range of community-based… Read more »

PPI study examines two-decade transformation of downtown Carmel

CARMEL – A comprehensive analysis by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute shows how two decades of public investment into Carmel’s central core has impacted the city and its taxpayers. The benefits by the numbers are detailed in the PPI report, showing more private investment, more jobs, less vacant land, more employed persons, and more taxable… Read more »