Through this nominations process, the Community Indicators Consortium seeks to recognize excellence in the field of community indicators by identifying projects that use the power of indicators to drive change or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field.

In keeping with the theme of our 2019 Impact Summit, Everybody Counts, we are particularly interested in projects or leaders who have used or are using data in innovative or interesting ways to build equitable, sustainable communities. This means a focus on the production and/or use of data to understand the particular needs of disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalized communities. It also means engaging the communities most impacted by inequities in the process of developing indicator projects. We are also interested in supporting and advancing the leadership of people of color in the data and indicators field.

Types of Awards

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 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.

Award Nomination Form