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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Conference Announcement and Call for Proposals

Michele Collins, over at the Public Performance Measurement Reporting Network, asked that I share this with you. It's not too late to get a proposal in for the conference! The conference rates are remarkably inexpensive, so take a look and see if you can attend.

Announcing the Second Annual
Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference

January 23-24, 2009
at the School of Public Affairs and Administration
Rutgers University, Newark

Download the Conference Brochure

Call for Papers, Proposals and Workshops:

The Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network invited proposals for presentations, papers, panels, workshops, and case studies for its second annual conference. The conference will provide a forum to highlight performance measurement and reporting in action, including challenges, successes, and areas for continued development.

Who Should Attend:

Local, State and federal government managers and officials engaged in performance measurement and reporting; public and nonprofit professionals; researchers, faculty, and students dedicated to measuring, reporting, and improving public sector and nonprofit performances, and private-sector consultants and employees who contract with federal, state or local governments for performance measurement and reporting initiatives.

Submit Proposals by October 15, 2008 to:


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