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.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

A number of things have been piling up in my inbox while I was doing the holiday-wedding-holiday tango. I'll be clearing out those items and sharing them with you over the next couple of days as we get ready for the new year.

To get things started, here's some items of holiday cheer for the statistically inclined:

Over at the Reporting Statistics blog, there's a series of holiday stats to make you smile.

Here's another random set of Christmas Statistics.

Data on Christmas tree sales is here.

The Junk Charts blog gave a Christmas Day greeting by analyzing the charts used by Starbucks to display holiday sale trends.

And finally, GraphJam gives us a pie chart on "Things My Cat Plays With on Christmas":

song chart memes
more music charts

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