Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Call for Papers: Performance Measurement

From the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network:

On-Going Call for Papers for PPMR newest section:
Emerging Issues in Performance Management

Public Performance and Management Review is pleased to announce its newest feature: Emerging Issues in Performance Management. The goals of this new section are to identify critical issues facing government and nonprofit agencies as they improve their performance and accountability, and to encourage future research on those issues. The manuscripts in this new section are expected to be approximately 4000 words long, excluding references.

We are looking for papers that deal with:

  • performance measurement;
  • performance reporting;
  • uses of performance measurement;

All articles in this section will be peer-reviewed. Please send your submissions for consideration by e-mail to:

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes, Section Editor
Patria.julnes [at] usu.edu

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