Community Empowerment Research

We help churches, schools, and community organizations
measure needs of the people they serve,
set strategies to meet those needs, and
assess the impact of their work in service, training, evangelism, and outreach.

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Do better at doing good

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Are you doing the best job possible for the people you serve?  Are you getting the most out of the little money you have?

For most people in churches, the answers to these questions are little more than guesses and assumptions.  Of course, a lot of the time those guesses are right and the assumptions are obvious.

But not always.

Once we serve a family in any service or outreach program, we often never see them again.  We don’t know if our efforts helped or not.

At Community Solutions Research we help you follow up with members, attenders, and neighbors and see how well you helped.  These surveys or interviews help us to work with you to set new goals, improve your services, or streamline the way you work.

Are you meeting the deepest and greatest needs of the people you reach out to?

When hungry people are fed, it’s pretty clear their need for food has been met.  But is food their biggest need?  These days with rent of $600 or more for one-room low-income apartments and high medical costs, food may be the least of your clients’ concerns.  Are there other services you can provide that have a bigger impact on their lives?

Clients will come to a food pantry and ask for food because they know you can give it.  They may not ask for help writing a resume or finding a dentist because they know you don’t give that help.  Are there services they need that you can give, but haven’t thought about?

We help you find out what people need.

We help you “think outside the box” and find new solutions to today’s new problems—and even the same old ones!

What impact are you having on others in your community?

People who don’t go to church only know about God through what they see God’s people doing.  Your actions tell your neighbors about you and your relationship to God?  Is their curiosity raised?  Do they want to know more?  Do they want to help?

We help you get to know what others think and can help point out ways to help them get involved.