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  • Client IndustryRegional Non-Profit Community Organization
    ProjectCommunity Needs Assessment
    SituationClient needed to understand the challenges facing area households
    TechniquesSurvey Design and Administration, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

    Reported on current, high-priority community needs for service providers and funders.

    • Community Needs Assessment
    • Community Listening Sessions
    • Variety of survey respondents (residents from all geographic areas and demographic groups, governmental/civic leaders, business leaders, service personnel)
    • County-level survey administration
    • Sensitive information concerns addressed in survey design, administration, data management, and reporting
    • Created story of community out of data gathered from its individual members
    • Worked with client’s staff as well as local volunteers on gathering data
    • Information used to determine funding priorities and opportunities for grants, new services, and foundation support
    • Feedback and report to community leadership
  • Client Feedback: “Parker Consulting has the unique capacity to transform a request for data and analysis into a report and recommendations that clarify program practices, measure performance outcomes, incorporate client and stakeholder perspectives, all of which have enabled our organization to significantly improve programs, focus, strategy and impact.”