News from PPMRN - November 2009


The Third Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference
March 18-19, 2010
Chattanooga, TN
(Chattanooga Convention Center)

We invite proposals for presentations, papers, panels, workshops, and case studies from practitioners, academics, researchers, vendors, and students that address issues of performance measurement in the public and nonprofit sectors.

In addition to government based performance measurement, this year's conference will also focus on the role of nonprofits and community organizations in collecting and using government performance measurement data.

We are seeking proposals that demonstrate the importance of performance measurement in the public sector, the non-profit sector, and examples of performance measurement in successful public/private partnerships.

Submit proposals to: ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Submission deadline: February 1, 2010

For more information on the conference, visit http://www.ppmrn.net/annual-conference

Upcoming Events
December 3-4, 2009
Performance Measurement and Reporting Taskforce (PMRT), 2009 National Measurement Roundtable

December 10, 2009
311/CRM Webinar: PTI's Citizen-Engaged Community Designation: Promoting Excellence in Government

December 16, 2009
Webinar: Beyond Transparency - Using Dashboards for Business Decisions

January 28-29, 2010
2010 Annual Washington Nonprofit Conference

To see more events, click on the title Upcoming Events (above or here) to be taken to the full PPMRN calendar.
Contact Us
Please send comments, suggestions, story ideas, information about upcoming conferences and workshops, etc. to ppmrn@andromeda.rutgers.edu.
Dec. 16th Webinar: Beyond Transparency - Using Dashboards for Business Decisions

In times of financial difficulty performance measurement tools can provide valuable information that can be used to head off a worsening crisis. One such example exists in the state of Washington. The Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) implemented a dashboard system six years ago and Stevan Gorcester, Director of the TIB credits that system with providing him with warning signs and data three months before other trends began to show that a true fiscal crisis was on the horizon for his agency. The lead-time allowed him to make earlier resource decisions and avoid even bigger financial problems. Talk with Stevan and learn more about the system that they developed in house, how they use it for every day business decisions and how it has been particularly valuable in forecasting and warning of a difficult revenue future.

Join us for a live webinar with Stevan Gorcester on December 16, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST where he will discuss how the use of performance measurement information and the dashboard system provided him with a three-month lead on the financial crisis and allowed him to make adjustments to spending, projects and resources ahead of the curve.

To register for the FREE webinar: http://www.ppmrn.net/resources/articles/6732

To participate in the on-going discussion surrounding the webinar, visit our forum.

For background information about the dashboard system and the TIB, please visit article http://ppmrn.net/resources/articles/2630
Local Governments Invited to Apply for Designation as a PTI Citizen-Engaged Community
Local governments are invited to apply for designation by PTI as a Citizen-Engaged Community for achieving high standards in the use of technology to promote citizen participation, seamless service delivery and democratic accountability.
Governments that receive designation must complete an application process that addresses citizen participation processes, integrated communication channels, integrated technologies and performance reporting.
On Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 1-2pm (ET), PTI is presenting a webinar that will detail the application process - and benefits! - of being designated a Citizen-Engaged Community.
To register for this free webinar go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/223268593.