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.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What Saving $100M in a Federal Budget Looks Like

We've talked about telling stories with big numbers. We've even talked about using art to project the emotions around big numbers.

Now here's a video that tries to take some really big numbers in the Federal budget and make them relevant.

Any questions?

More visualizations available at 10000 Pennies on YouTube. Note: the presenter has a political viewpoint. That's not the point. The purpose of sharing the video is to show how effective visualizations can convey the message of big numbers in a way that advances the message, whatever that message might be.


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