Impact: This work demonstrates the power of indicators and evidence to drive positive community change. Winning projects use data to analyze, communicate community conditions, engage citizens and policy makers and catalyze action for making measurable and sustainable improvements in quality of community life. Communities can be geographical, but can also be topical or demographic communities of shared interest. Projects can be hosted by non-profit organizations, local government entities, foundations or academic institutions. The community may be large or small, but the impact of the use of indicators must be significant.
Leadership: Leaders must be employed or retired from nonprofit organizations; local, regional, state, or federal government entities; philanthropic organizations; or academic institutions.
- Emerging leaders: Leaders under the age of 40 that have demonstrated extraordinary contribution to the indicators field with cutting-edge approaches to translating data into action for the purpose of improving community conditions and well-being.
- Hall of Heroes: leaders of any age who have developed or used tools or methods that translate data into action to make significant, long-term impact on the indicators field and the improvement of community conditions and well-being.