NNIP's Guide to Starting a Local Data Intermediary

NNIP admin document by Leah Hendey, Jake Cowan, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit
May 27, 2016

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)


The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), coordinated by the Urban Institute, is a peer learning network of local organizations that share a mission to improve low-income neighborhoods by empowering local stakeholders to use data in planning, policymaking, and community building. Based on 20 years of NNIP experience, this guide describes the role of a local data intermediary, the process of identifying a home for the intermediary, and how to think about its initial fundraising and activities. The guide will help stakeholders think about the broader environment of community information as well as understand the various aspects of establishing a local data intermediary.

Publisher Info:

Washington DC: Urban Institute and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.