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We offer a broad range of research and evaluation products to assist government and nonprofit sector clients.
Our staff combines analytic and statistical expertise with a passion for community issues
and the ability to guide clients from research to action.
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Survey Products

CASOA™ serves as a strategic planning and evaluation tool that communities and organizations use to develop their older adult service plans, determine how future resources will be allocated, evaluate their current service provision, influence key stakeholders, empower community members and monitor success.
If your parks and recreation services are to help create a healthy, active, informed and fulfilled community, it is imperative that you know the status and concerns of the community you serve. PARCS was designed to acquire the information you need to make informed decisions on behalf of the community.
The NCS™ gathers resident opinion across a range of community issues. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders and identified clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting.
The NES™ is a customizable, turn key survey for local governments and other organizations to assess the work climate of their employees. Gain insight into your employees’ needs, perspectives and potential to remain with your organization and discover ways to “win the war for talent” with The NES.

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