Last Call for Real Story Proposals
Integrating Community Indicators and Performance Measures
There is still time
left to submit a proposal for a Real Story about integrating community
indicators and performance measures.
Up to five proposals will be selected for publication in 2010 as examples
of "Real Stories" of communities, organizations, and/or
jurisdictions that have tried, successfully and not so successfully, to
integrate community indicators and organizational performance measures.
The authors of each "Real Story" will receive a $2,000 stipend
when the stories are published at the end of 2010.
The Real Stories project is intended to provide real life examples
of the advantages and challenges to both community indicator and
organizational performance measurement projects as a result of
integrating or linking these two types of efforts. The published Real
Stories, from 5-20 pages in length, will be used to advance the
knowledge of community indicators-organizational performance measures
integration and for training and other outreach material to community
leaders as a way to improve or inform decision-making and create
measurable, positive change in communities.
This effort is supported by a grant that the Community Indicators
Consortium (CIC) received from the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to promote, advocate for, and develop a
community of practice for community indicators-performance measurement
(CI-PM) integration, and for engaging citizens and other key community
stakeholders in the process.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2010 Call for Real
Stories is July 7th, 2010. Notification of selected proposals and
guidelines for development will be sent on July 31st. The deadline for
the written first draft is September 15, 2010.
Visit the CIC web site for more information about the Real Stories project and the call for proposals. You
can also download the Real Stories Proposal submittal form in Word format
for more details, or contact the Project Steering committee at CIPM@...
Allen Lomax and Cheryle Broom
Integrating Community Indicators and Performance Measures Co-Chairs
Community Indicators Consortium, Inc
PO Box 370502
West Hartford, CT 06137-0502