Research and Data Collection
Research and data can be the case-making tool that supports the services you provide or the policies for which you advocate. Data can show the impact of your coalition or services to recruit more volunteers or members and gain more funding. Data and research about the demographics and financial status of your local communities and the effectiveness of current policies can convince policymakers to make policy change for the better. However, research and data collection takes capacity, money, the right tools and coordination among services to be truly effective.