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, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.

Monday, March 30, 2009

NNIP Foreclosure Resources

As we all know, community indicators aren't just about data. They're about using data to make a difference in the communities we serve.

One group I highly respect is the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. They've put together a really nice resource for communities dealing with foreclosure issues. It brings together the work of NNIP partners, with their data, their data visualizations, their research, and what they're doing with all of this information to make people's lives better.

The site is called NNIP Foreclosure Activities (though can I suggest a different name, like NNIP Foreclosure Resources?) Even if you're not working with foreclosures in your community, it's worth checking out to see how the shared experience of local efforts in communities can come together to strengthen each other.

Good job, NNIP. I'm quite impressed.

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