Category: Communications

The Future of Work – Are Workers Opinions Being Considered?

Policy analysts, researchers, politicians, and academic leaders have spent a significant amount of time and energy trying to understand how automation, skills development, and technological changes will affect the future of work. Unfortunately, workers themselves are often absent from these conversations.

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2019 IEDC Annual Conference Recap

By: Team Avalanche 

Avalanche was all-in at IEDC’s 2019 Annual Conference earlier this month. We enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. (Hey everyone!) With the whole team in attendance, we covered a lot of ground. Here’s a recap of what each of us took away from the event.

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Metrics That Make a Difference

How community assessments help foundations translate complex information into collaborative action

By Noelle Salerno, Senior Consultant and John Rees, Research Director

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our clients is, “How do we measure success?” While everyone intuitively understands the importance of having a vibrant economy and society, distilling these topics into readily quantifiable metrics can be challenging. Sometimes the easiest metrics to track aren’t the most important. In other instances, it can be difficult to define the topic at hand. Should an examination of vibrancy focus on job growth, individual health, arts and culture, quality education, or all of the above? Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Determining how to define vibrancy and what to measure is an iterative process that must reflect the unique dynamics of your community.

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