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At work in over 2,000 American cities — and now, other countries.

New Scheduled Events

Chat with a Champion

Hosted by:

Erin Meisner

Erin Meisner

Community Impact Specialist

erin@simonsolutions.com
256-712-2356

Chat with a Champion

Here's your chance to connect with experienced caregivers who are pioneering innovative best practices for combating poverty, hunger, and other complex community challenges. They can show you how to take the "next steps" in maximizing the collective caring power of your community.

Connect via Zoom Meeting — Live Video & Audio (see links below)

Scheduled Conversations...

Using CharityTracker as a Small Faith-based Organization

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

4 — 5 pm, Central Time Zone

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Darlene

Darlene Marchina

CharityTracker Coordinator
dar4cubs@gmail.com

St. Vincent dePaul
Holy Spirit Conference

Crown Point, Indiana

Darlene and her husband, Bob, are members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Crown Point since 2001 and where Bob is the President of their St. Vincent dePaul Society - Holy Spirit Conference. Both retired teachers, they met teaching at St. Casimir School in Hammond in the early 1970s. Darlene received her Bachelor Degree in Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and her Master Degree in Education from Purdue University Calumet. She also has a Bachelor Degree in Theology from Calumet College of St. Joseph. She taught 3rd and 4th grades for 10 years, was a Religious Education Coordinator for 16 years and an Assistant Superintendent of Schools for 15 years, all for the Diocese of Gary. When she retired in 2015, Darlene began volunteering at Holy Spirit’s food pantry and in the office with telephone calls from neighbors requesting assistance. She soon became the Charity Tracker Coordinator and began training their volunteers in the use of this program.

Using CharityTracker to Build and Improve a Local Network

Postponed until January 2022

4 — 5 pm, Central Time Zone

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Ross Chapman

Ross Champman

President / Executive Director
rosschapman@forevansville.org

For Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

Ross Chapman is the founder of For Evansville, an intermediary organization that helps churches, nonprofits, and community leaders work together to address systemic challenges in our city. He provides strategic vision, drives relational trust among leaders, and positions the organization to foster the flourishing of Evansville.  He is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation from Fuller Theological Seminary, serves as an elder at a local church, and is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southwestern
Indiana. He is married to Candace and is the father of their three boys.

Regina Stephenson

Regina Stephenson

CharityTracker Manager
reginastephenson@forevansville.org

For Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

Regina Stephenson has worked in the financial world as a CPA with business and nonprofit organizations across Indiana for many years and brings that background into her work with the Greater Evansville CharityTracker Network.  She became involved with CharityTracker early on in the pandemic, using it for her church’s Covid Response Fund and then in October, 2020 became the CharityTracker Manager for the Greater Evansville CharityTracker Network.  For Evansville is an intermediary organization that helps churches, nonprofits, and community leaders work together to address systemic challenges in our city.  For Evansville hosts and pays for any organization within a 5-county area to be a part of the CharityTracker network.  Regina has worked to build the processes around CharityTracker, onboard organizations, and maintain the network, in addition to helping organizations catch the vision of collaborating and serving those in need together.

Serving Clients with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

4 — 5 pm, Central Time Zone

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Tonya Carter

Tonya Carter

Founder / Executive Director
thecartercommunity@gmail.com

Carter Education & Community Foundation

Crown Point, Indiana

Tonya Carter is a trained Community Health professional, Program Management Specialist and Empowerment Advisor. With over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families, she is dedicated to helping people make transformational changes whether in their personal or professional life. She is an experienced Community Capacity Builder, Strategic Planner, and Leadership Development Consultant.  As a veteran leader of exceptional, high-performing teams, she has first-hand knowledge on how to overcome challenges to meet deadlines, productivity expectations and deliverables. She is skillful at mentoring and guiding people as they set goals that are measurable as well as manageable action steps. She has a Masters in Nonprofit Management Leadership, Dual B.S. in Psychology and Sociology. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Unique Family Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to building healthier and empowered communities. Her professional development includes being a Certified Community Health Worker and Master Trainer, Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow-belt and she holds certifications in Domestic Violence Assessment, Child and Adult Needs Assessments and Independent Life Skills Readiness.

Statewide & National
Virtual Events

Web Conference

We periodically coordinate "live" virtual events that provide big opportunity for caregivers to make new friends, share their innovative practices, and collaborate about the well-being of others.  These opportunities are free and open to anyone searching for friendly support and innovative approaches for helping others.  

National and statewide summits that showcase communities where innovative best practices are happening.

Exploring Possibilities

Training in the use of "capacity-building tools" for collective community impact.

Affinity groups for those who share common interests and want to make new friends.

Statewide Virtual Summits — Recorded

Indiana Virtual Summit

2021 Indiana Collective Community Impact Summit

Connect with helping agencies across Indiana who are sharing how they are fighting poverty, hunger, health disparities, and transforming lives with collaboration, reduced duplication, and measurable results. They are coming together to learn from each other, share best practices, and explore innovative approaches that make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families.

See Recording2021 Indiana Summit

National Virtual Summits — Recorded

2021 CharityTracker National Summit

National Summit for Users of CharityTracker

Learn how helping agencies, from across the country, are becoming more innovative and effective in overcoming complex challenges, including COVID-19. See how charities, churches, healthcare providers, funders, and more are working together to advance a more resourceful, coordinated, and comprehensive approach to transforming people’s lives.

See RecordingKeynote Speakers
2020 National Summit for Food Banks & Pantries

National Summit for Food Banks & Pantries

For everyone seeking best practices for fighting hunger in our communities. Coming together, from across the country, are passionate and courageous caregivers who are on the “front lines” of fighting hunger in America. They came together to learn from each other, share best practices, and explore innovative approaches that make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families.

See RecordingKeynote Speakers