Just wanted to give people on this thread a quick heads-up that we will be diving into the topic of ROI specifically as it relates to public participation (involving citizens in decision making) at the upcoming 2012 North American IAP2 Conference, September 30 through October 2, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
See my blog post here: 2012 IAP2 Conference: Let’s Talk Public Participation ROI!
This will be a collaborative effort, and I invite you to get involved. We may do a first group call as early as June. Ping me if interested. Thanks!