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

  • 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)
  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance: community and business surveys (2008; 2011; 2012)

Sample reports available upon request.