Everyone has the knowledge to make a positive impact on our collective quality-of-life.


Ensure that the social sector has the guidance and tools to increase knowledge and maximize impact.

Common Language

Open knowledge is content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction.

Data-driven decision-making is defined as using facts, metrics, and data to guide strategic business decisions that align with goals and objectives.

Ends are what an entity wants to achieve. Means are the resources, activities and outputs needed to make an impact.

Performance measures are used to evaluate program performance. Generally, they should follow the SMART guide and be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, and Time-Bound.

Community indicators are measures that tell us how well a specific community is doing, however that community is defined. They could be place-based or reflective of the characteristics of a group.

Community indicators – performance measure integration is the process of aligning internal measures to community-level measures.

Transparency is the quality of being done in an open way without secrets.

Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

Equity starts with a acknowledgement that all people do not begin their journeys from the same starting points. Once those differences have been clearly articulated, the goal is to work toward achieving similar outcomes.

Government’s role is twofold: 1) Information related to its operations and citizenry should be readily available and offered free of charges. 2) Government entities should work with communities to identify their data needs and partner with communities in an open and transparent way.

Actionable Analytics can help move agencies, programs, government entities and communities from talk to action, solidifying meaningful plans and measures necessary to achieve desired outcomes.