Monthly Archives: May 2015

Connecting Communities – Best Practices in Program Evaluation and Learning Webinar

The Federal Reserve’s Connecting Communities program is offering a webinar/conference call on best practices in Program Evaluation and Learning May 28 at 2:00 central. Many communities struggle with (or just want to be better at) evaluating what is and is not working in their programs. Best Practices in Program Evaluation and Learning Webinar Registration Previous Connecting Communities presentations are recorded at

The Value of Government Data

The following information from the Department of Commerce highlights the importance of government data in decision making. May 7, 2015 Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) released a new report today entitled, “The Value of the American Community Survey: Smart Government, Competitive Businesses, and Informed Citizens.”  The report shows how the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) is used to accurately direct over $400 billion in federal funds to the communities that need them, and to help businesses and community leaders… Read More →