GIST Mapping Project Webinar

July 29, 2014
Mapping Tool Demonstration

GIST has developed a new online mapping tool to help illustrate to funders where investments are being made in policy, advocacy and communications work in the states, and to help foster connections across these efforts.  To date, contact information on nearly 650 key groups in the states that national initiatives and communications firms are working with has been collected from 24 sources. In addition, demographic, income security, and voting information has been added  to increase our analytic ability and add context to the maps.  

There will be two access options to the new online maps:

  1. Public:  These maps will be published to the GIST web site and available to anyone.  We anticipate this will include a limited number of base maps that display the concentration of efforts in the states, but not the additional demographic, income security and political information that adds analytic and mapping context. 
  2. Private, password protected:  These maps will include additional analytic data and can only be accessed by having an “online seat” or user name and password.  They are published on a secure, hosted environment that can be accessed via a URL link and viewed on a web browser or on a tablet. Online seats will be available to GIST members through a yearly subscription process. 

Click here to view a 20 minute video highlighting key features and content of both the public and password protected maps, and illustrating how his new mapping tool can be used to help shape and inform your grantmaking.

This tool builds on GIST's current geographic tracking spreadsheet and analysis by adding additional national initiatives, creating ways to make the maps interactive, and providing additional analytics capacity to the maps.  National networks represented on the maps include:

  • Alliance for a Just Society
  • Alliance for Early Success
  • Asset & Opportunity Network
  • Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ)
  • Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)
  • Fair Share
  • Family Values @ Work
  • Finish Line
  • First Focus
  • Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Jobs with Justice
  • KIDS COUNT Network
  • KidsWell
  • MomsRising
  • National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH)
  • National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • National People’s Action
  • New Majority Network
  • Partnership for Working Families
  • PICO National Network
  • Progress Now
  • State Priorities Partnership (formerly the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative)
  • State Voices
  • Working Poor Families Project

For more information, contact Cema Siegel at 202-379-2929 or