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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Friday, July 27, 2007

PPMRN Call for Proposals

From the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network:

Dear Members of the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network:

We invite proposals for the First Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network Conference. Proposals may include presentations, cases, workshops, projects, survey data, etc.

The Conference will be held on November 2-3 at The School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Campus at Newark. In particular, we encourage proposals that emphasize innovative approaches to both public performance measurement and reporting.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
o Best Practices: Performance Measurement in Practice
o Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement
o Performance-based Budgeting
o Citizen-based Performance Measurement
o Benchmarking: Comparative Performance Measurement
o Technology and Performance Measurement
o Performance Measurement Reporting: Communicating Results
o Related Topics

Proposals should not exceed 250 words and should be sent to Dr. James Melitski as soon as possible, but no later than September 15th, at


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