Product Philanthropy’s Impact on Indiana Nonprofits

This project was my MPA capstone. Our research team designed and implemented an original qualitative survey of Indianapolis-area nonprofit users of Good360’s new product donation service. Through collecting data about Good360’s operating model and member organizations, and through research into other product philanthropy pace-setter organizations, we were able to develop a framework for studying the…

Communications Plan & Case Study Downtown of Paid Parking

In late 2009 the City of Bloomington started to seriously consider charging for downtown street parking, which had previously been free. As you can imagine, this proposal was viewed negatively by most stakeholders, including downtown businesses, downtown workers, students and year-round residents. This communications plan and case study was completed in spring of 2013, right…

How Do Women Leaders Impact Organizational Performance?

There’s a lot of research out there showing that many organizations—both in the private sector and in government—perform better when there is a decent number of women in leadership roles. But what does “perform better” actually mean? Where does the research form a consensus on correlation, and where does it seem more like a one-off…