Community Data

We support data collection, analysis, and presentation for social impact, both for communities and individual agencies.  Contact us if you need help on a data project.

Jim Farnam holds a keen interest in community data systems and related technological innovations. In 2003, he helped found DataHaven, a community indicators web portal for Greater New Haven, CT (the Regional Data Cooperative of Greater New Haven had been formed in 1992, but was reconfigured as DataHaven in 2003 following a planning session facilitated by Farnam).  DataHaven became a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Project.

Jim Farnam helped found and until February 2014 served as Project Coordinator for the Connecticut Data Collaborative and was a founding member of the Open Indicators Consortium which partnered with the UMass Lowell Computer Science Department to develop the Weave data visualization platform. He also served from 2011-2012 as Manager of the Community Indicators Consortium, an international learning community of community indicators practitioners, government data providers, and academics studying the field.