In the fall of 2008, Community Indicator Consortium received a two-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue CIC’s work to integrate community indicators and performance measures. The purpose of the grant was to promote, advocate for, and develop a community of practice around the integration of community indicators (CI) and performance measures (PM), and to engage citizens and other key community stakeholders in the process. Integrating CI and PM makes evident the interaction between community conditions and agency performance, and improves the general condition of communities through improved public discourse, enhanced transparency and accountability and more informed government decision making.
Through this survey, CIC hopes to improve these tools and further the CI-PM integration effort. Please complete the survey by September 30,2012.
Four of the key elements of the CI-PM integration work under this grant include:
- Developing and promoting the use of a descriptive model of CI-PM integration that identifies the key characteristics and evolution along a continuum of CI-PM integration;
- Seeking out and publishing Real Stories of CI-PM integration efforts that were successful and not-so-successful. Four Stories are available on this website and two more will be added soon;
- Enhancing the database of indicator projects, including places where CI-PM integration occurs; and
- Giving awards to CI-PM efforts that best demonstrate the development and application of integrating these two forms of measurement to advance community outcomes and sustainable change.
If you have not yet visited the descriptive model
of CI-PM integration, the Real Stories
or CIC’s online database
of indicator projects, please take some time to do so before continuing on this survey.