February 27, 2017

As practitioners, we often need to gather feedback or input from the community, and we might not have a research plan in advance. For example, you might want to gauge community interest in a new park by asking members of the community at every opportunity. Many times,...

February 14, 2017

Folks who have worked with me know that I get pretty passionate about how much I dislike the free version of SurveyMonkey. Lots of organizations use it – because it’s free. But it has major drawbacks. The most important is that you can not export your data. So, after y...

February 9, 2017

In order to generate data that is usable and comparable, Federal agencies use a coding system to classify business establishments. This system is called the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencie...

February 2, 2017

The Library of Best Practices Research (LBPR) was created while I worked at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. This is designed to be a tool for grant-writers. Each of the LBPR documents supports a grant application for a particular program and theory of change. Th...

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