A Publication of the Community Indicators Consortium

May 2021

In This Issue

Quick Hits Making a Big Impact


Featured Indicator

Featured Data Tool


CIC Professional Development: Leadership in Research Workshop

Developing and Managing a Research Team

June 22, 29

July 20, 27

August 10, 24, 2021

2:30 – 4:30pm ET

This workshop brings directors and managers of community indicators projects, economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course, sponsored by CIC, C2ER, and LMI Institute, will impart innovative strategies and tools for diffusing challenging situations, expanding research networks, and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with internal and external customers.

Now that you have heard it from us, here’s what past attendees can offer about the benefits of the Leadership in Research Workshop.

“I really enjoyed learning from each of the instructors. It was great to have people from such varied backgrounds and locations.”  

“It’s a great opportunity for research leaders to talk about how to become more effective leaders.” 

“Great opportunity to share with colleagues to help problem-solve.” 

Indicators Making an Impact

Projects Driving Change in Their Community

DataShare Santa Cruz County is an update the Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Indicators Project that helps users understand progress towards advancing regional values including inclusion, accountability, and innovation. The Projects Steering Committee includes representatives of local healthcare, education, arts/culture, and community and workforce development organizations.

Check out this dashboard through the CIC Indicator Projects page or go to it directly here!

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Upcoming Events, Training, and Webinars

Opportunities to Grow Your Impact

The Canadian CED Network 

Measurement That Makes Sense: Take Control of the Data You Collect 

May 21, 2021

Census Open Innovation Labs & Department of Health and Human Services  

Solutions Showcase: COVID-19 TOPx Sprint  

May 25, 2021

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 

Welfare Consequences of Sustainable Finance 

May 27, 2021

5:00 PM Berlin; 11:00 AM ET

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Entrepreneurship 

June 2, 2021

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Tamarack Institute 

Collaborative Governance and Leadership Workshop 

June 3, 20201

July 14, 2021

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

C2ER/LMII Annual Conference 

The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience 

June 7 – 11, 2021

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 

Policy Summit 2021: Pathways to Economic Resilience in Our Communities 

June 23 – June 25, 2021

ISQOLS 2021 Conference 

Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World 

August 23 – 27, 2021

2021 Virtual Impact Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

With Support From Our Readers

Do you know an organization that would be in interested in sponsoring the 2021 Virtual Impact Summit? This year’s theme, Community Indicators for Change: Responding Rebuilding, and Advancing Equity, focuses on opportunities to leverage indicators projects to grow community resiliency and improve social outcomes. CIC welcomes the opportunity to partner with organizations interested in helping advance the mission of CIC and this year’s conference theme of bringing indicators to action!

Featured Data Tool

Resources That Help You Make an Impact

The Protecting Biodiversity dashboard helps users evaluate North American progress towards U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to protect mountain, terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity. The dashboard references how the UN SDG statements relate to each indicator and the benefits of successful protection of biodiversity. Check out #TheSDGVizProject on Tableau Public for more cool visualizations of Sustainable Development Goal data!

Want your data tool featured? Contact Lee Winkler.

Featured Resources

Impact that Goes Beyond the Data

Indicators Projects and Resources

Data Sources and Tools

2020 Decennial Census

Celebrating All Women for Mother’s Day

Equity and Inclusion


Sustainable Development and Wellbeing



Because Change Only Happens When YOU Make It

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