Measuring What Matters: Arizona Progress Meters Deep Dive



Arizona Grantmakers Forum events are open to board members, trustees and staff at all levels from AGF member organizations unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all events.

Please join your fellow Arizona Grantmakers Forum members for two special sessions of the Center for the Future of Arizona’s Community Conversations series. On Oct. 23, Ian Dowdy, CFA’s director of Progress Meters, and Kristi Tate, CFA’s director of civic health initiatives, will spark dialogue about the aspirations Arizonans hold for the future of our state. Together, they will introduce the Arizona Progress Meters as tools to support data-driven dialogue and planning, and evolve our understanding of the issues that matter most to Arizonans at a local level. The philanthropic sector plays a critical role in advancing these issues, so we hope you’ll attend to learn more about these tools and share your feedback in this statewide conversation. Register for the Oct. 23 Community Conversation here.

On Nov. 19, Kristi and Ian will return to build upon the issues we explore in the first session and provide a deeper dive into the data and indicators of the Progress Meters. This will include an interactive discussion about how the data can be used to move AGF members from mutual concern on key issues to strategically aligned action.

Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not required. These programs are ideal for philanthropy professionals at all levels within their organization and individuals with a formal grantmaking program.

About the Center for the Future of Arizona and Arizona Progress Meters
The Center for the Future of Arizona brings Arizonans together to build a bright future for our state. CFA remains committed to advancing the priorities of Arizonans as expressed in The Arizona We Want and measured by the Arizona Progress Meters. These eight priority areas include: Jobs, Education, Young Talent, Health and Well-being, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Civic Participation and Connected Communities.

The Education Progress Meter, developed in partnership with Expect More Arizona, was previously launched in 2016. The full set of Arizona Progress Meters collectively provide a comprehensive evaluation of where Arizona stands relative to the aspirations of Arizonans.