Community Index Questionnaire

The Community Index Questionnaire and the data it generates are at the heart of ICF’s practice. They provide the real-world evidence that informs our analytics, educational programs and advisory services. We encourage you to learn from the books, reports, videos and podcasts we publish. But your real learning begins when you submit data on your community and receive feedback peer communities around the world.

The deadline for the 2022 Intelligent Community Awards is January 22, 2022.

Providing You with Possibilities

By completing and submitting a Community Index Questionnaire, you can:

Receive a free Snapshot Report offering a top-level comparison of your community to the global data set of Intelligent Communities on six critical Factors. More on the Snapshot Report →

Ask ICF to consider you for our annual Intelligent Community Awards, just by checking a box on the questionnaire. Data submitted for awards consideration remains valid for three cycles. More on the Awards →

Request a paid Analytics report that analyzes your community’s performance, readiness and maturity on 30 aspects and offers recommendations for action. More on Analytics →

Apply for membership in the Intelligent Community Forum, which opens our network to you for learning, economic development and strategic partnerships. More on membership →

Download the nomination form, which you may complete and return by email. It consists of multiple-choice and short-answer questions, plus questions asking for a more extended description of your community’s programs. From gathering information to filling out the form, the questionnaire requires about 10 hours to complete. Download the form →
Take a Self-Test. Answer fewer than a dozen questions in an online questionnaire and ICF will give you a first evaluation of your readiness for more. Self-Test →