In today’s competitive environment, the use of hard data to demonstrate impact allows community agencies to secure funding. Needs assessments and other studies also help target services, allocate resources, identify emerging issues, and better serve marginalized communities. With a proven track record, The Institute provides creative research solutions to help non-profit organizations fulfill their missions and measure their effectiveness. These customized solutions shape program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Institute has provided over $1 million in discounted or inkind services to small non-profit clients since its inception.
Information from The Institute’s Community-Based Research (consisting of the annual Indicators, data dashboard, subject matter studies, and the Economy and Policy Trackers) also provides organizations with insights for use in grantwriting, and for greater understanding of target markets as well as associated barriers and assets.