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CRI: Nonprofit Agency Projects

The Community Research Institute (CRI) conducts research studies for a variety of local nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio. Data collection and analysis is provided for strategic planning and public opinion measurement, client service assessments, and marketing studies, designed to meet the needs of local nonprofits in providing services to communities throughout the region. The CRI has the advantage of access to the expertise of the BW faculty as needed for specific project needs. BW students gain valuable experience assisting with data collection, analysis, and report development under the supervision of CRI faculty.

Recent Projects

  • ACLU of Ohio:
    • Focus groups of residents of eleven counties in southeast Ohio concerning perceptions and experience with voting (2023)
    • Survey of voters in southeast Ohio concerning the 2020 elections and trust in state and national political institutions (2022)
  • Center for Community Solutions: Survey of life challenges of Cuyahoga County residents living in poverty (2023)
  • Cleveland Leadership Center: Report for graduating college student focus groups: factors influencing decisions to stay in Greater Cleveland (2023)
  • Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio: Ohio parent survey concerning curricular perceptions and priorities related to social-emotional learning (2022)
  • Surveys of Cuyahoga County residents regarding services for older adults for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (2019)
  • Beck Center for the Arts: Market Study (2018)
  • Center for Community Solutions: Direction Home Summit County Survey (2018)
  • Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging: Medina County Government Services Perceptions Survey (2016)
  • Center for Community Solutions: Northeast Ohio regional survey concerning women's health issues (2016)
  • Ideastream: Regional surveys of Northeast Ohio residents providing analytical data for the ideastream Listening Project. (2015 - present)

Sample reports available upon request.